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June 16, 2017

Teachers to Win $5,000 for Excellence in Teaching Medal of Honor Values

ARLINGTON, Va., June 16, 2017/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation announced today that two teachers will win $5,000 awards for excellence in teaching the Medal of Honor Character Development Program (CDP). The new Medal of Honor Excellence in Character Education Awards will be presented during the Foundation's Circle of Honor Gala scheduled for Oct. 7 at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles.
One middle school teacher and one high school teacher will win the award...

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June 15, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Arthur J. Jackson Passes Away at 92

Earned Nation’s Highest Award for Valor during World War II
 
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.  (June 15, 2017)— The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Arthur J. Jackson, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Wednesday evening, June 14, 2017, in Boise, Idaho at the age of 92.
Arthur Junior Jackson was born October 18, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio. Jackson was 15 when his parents moved to Portland, Oregon, where he finished his education at Grant High School. He worked as a civilian for a ...

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June 06, 2017

Medal of Honor Foundation Earns Highest Rating Again

ARLINGTON, Va., June 6, 2017 Charity Navigator, America’s leading charity evaluator, has awarded its highest 4-star rating to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for the second consecutive year. According to Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator president and chief executive officer (CEO), “Only 28 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least two consecutive 4-star ratings, indicating that Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation outperforms most other charities in A...

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May 18, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas J. Kinsman Passes Away at 72

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Thomas J. Kinsman, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, in Washington State at the age of 72.
 
Thomas J. Kinsman was born on March 4, 1945, in Renton, Washington. After graduating from Onalaska High School in Onalaska, Washington, he entered the United States Army on May 17, 1967. He was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington, and Fort Polk, Louisiana, for t...

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May 09, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Wilburn K. Ross Passes Away at 94

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Wilburn K. Ross, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Tuesday morning, May 9, 2017, in Washington State at the age of 94. 
Wilburn K. Ross was born on May 12, 1922, grew up in the small town of Strunk, Kentucky. When he was 20 years old, he worked at the naval shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, but in the fall of 1942, his draft notice arrived.
 
Private Ross received th...

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May 03, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Leo K. Thorsness Passes Away at 85

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Colonel Leo K. Thorsness, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2017, in St. Augustine, Florida at the age of 85. 
Leo Thorsness was born on February 14, 1932, in Walnut Grove, Minneapolis.
Thorsness grew up in Walnut Grove where he attended school and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended South Dakota State College in 1950. He enlisted in the ...

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April 01, 2017

Newest Bath Iron Works Ship Named After Korean War Hero

The future USS Thomas Hudner is christened before its namesake and nearly 1,000 others at a blustery outdoor ceremony Saturday at the Bath shipyard.

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March 25, 2017

'Fox & Friends' Celebrates Vets' Heroism on Medal of Honor Day

Fox & Friends celebrated Medal of Honor Day on Saturday by honoring two recent recipients of the military's highest honor.
Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter discussed how in 2010, he jumped in front of an enemy grenade to save a fellow Marine in Afghanistan.
He said he only remembers a few seconds of the attack, but recalled being in a "mud hut outpost" during a daytime skirmish when he took his heroic action.
Five weeks later, he woke up in Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.
"The military...

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March 25, 2017

On Medal of Honor Day, a nation's military heroes honor courageous civilians

ARLINGTON, Va. Always a select group, the number of living recipients of the nation’s highest military award for valor continues to dwindle. Many of the 75 living Medal of Honor recipients are Vietnam War veterans in their 70s and 80s. Traveling for them isn't as easy as it used to be, so it's a special event, indeed, that can bring so many of them together.
More than 20 of those honorees gathered Saturday in the shadow of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, wher...

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March 24, 2017

To recognize war heroes, Trump resurrects long-neglected 'Medal of Honor Day'

WASHINGTON — President Trump hosted the nation's most decorated war heroes at the White House Friday as part of a recognition of the rarely celebrated Medal of Honor Day.
"Each of you has risen above and beyond the call of duty in defense of our country, our people, and our flag. You have poured out your hearts, your sweat, and your tears like few others, and your blood — most importantly your blood for the United States of America," Trump told about 25 Medal of Honor recipients in the Oval...

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March 09, 2017

Remembering Female Trailblazer: Dr. Mary Walker

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ARLINGTON, VA (WUSA9) - In honor of Women's History Month, WUSA9 wanted to learn more about one of the great American heroes, that often gets overlooked. Dr. Mary Walker is well-known in many military circles, because of the 3,500 recipients of the Medal of Honor, she is the only woman ever selected.
"Dr. Mary Walker was a trailblazer of sorts," said Ron Rand, the President and CEO of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. "I think Dr. Mary Walker is a real l...

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February 27, 2017

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Opens Office in Los Angeles

The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest honor presented to military personnel.  Only 75 individuals have one who are alive today. Over 3,500 have been presented since its inception when President Abraham Lincoln established it.  Today there is a foundation that promotes those same values associated with this honor.  Just this week, a West Coast office has opened in Los Angeles to spread the word about their character development program to students in Southern California.  NBC4’s Cona...

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Medal of Honor Facts Sheet

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June 01, 2016

THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOUNDATION RECEIVES 4-STAR CHARITY RATING

Charity Navigator has awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation a coveted four-star rating. This prestigious rating shows that the CMOH Foundation is able to consistently execute its mission to educate our nation about the values embodied in the Medal of Honor and successfully manage its finances in an efficient and effective manner.

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