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March 11, 2019

Medal of Honor Recipients Announce 2019 Citizen Honors Award Finalists

 ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Recipients of the Medal of Honor, along with Members of Congress and The Boeing Company, announced last night on Capitol Hill the 20 finalists for the 2019 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Citizen Honors Awards, a nationwide Medal of Honor program that recognizes the heroism and selfless service of Americans.
Since 2008, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society has selected U.S. citizens and community organizations for their acts of cour...

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January 22, 2019

Medal of Honor Recipient Charles Kettles passes away at 89


 
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles S. Kettles
Passes Away at 89
 
Earned Nation’s Highest Award for Valor during Vietnam
 
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.  (January 22, 2019)— The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Charles S. Kettles, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, in Michigan at the age of 89.
 
Kettles was born on January 9, 1930, in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was drafted into the Army in 1951 and served several active duty tours before transitioning ...

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January 14, 2019

Medal of Honor Recipient Joe Jackson passes away at 95

 
Medal of Honor Recipient Joe M. Jackson
Passes Away at 95
Earned Nation’s Highest Award for Valor during Vietnam
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.  (January 14, 2019)— The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Joe M. Jackson, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away January 12, 2019, in Washington State at the age of 95.
Joe Jackson was born on March 14, 1923, in Newman, Georgia.
Colonel Jackson enlisted in the Army Air Corps in March 1941, and was promoted to the grade of Staff Se...

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May 10, 2018

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Selects New President & CEO

ARLINGTON, Va., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation announced today it has selected Major General Karl R. Horst, U.S. Army (Retired) to be its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Horst, who replaces retiring President & CEO Ronald T. Rand, will assume leadership of the Foundation on June 1.
Horst retired from the Army on October 1, 2013 after more than 40 years of enlisted and commissioned service. Upon retirement, he worked in the automotive in...

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March 23, 2018

Medal of Honor Recipients recognize American heroes

ARLINGTON, Va., March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thirty of the 71 living Medal of Honor Recipients commemorated National Medal of Honor Day with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery today. Afterwards, the Recipients presented their 2018 Citizen Honors Awards to six outstanding Americans; 4 individual awards and two people representing the Veterans Heritage Project (VHP).
"Today, we pause to recognize National Medal of Honor Day ...

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March 22, 2018

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation elects three new Directors

New York City, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For Immediate Distribution
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation announced today the election of three new directors during the Foundation’s annual meeting here Wednesday. The new directors are Edward P. Roski, Jr., president and chairman of Majestic Realty Co., in City of Industry, California, Janis Pamiljans, president of Aerospace Systems for Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, California, and David Seymour, senior vice presid...

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July 04, 2018

Celebrate Arkansas Magzine releases July 2018 Magazine featuring several Medal of Honor Recipients

Celebrate Arkansas Magazine got to know COL Bruce Crandall and a handful of other heroes who share their stories of battle, love, honor, hardship, and lessons learned.
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May 02, 2018

Charity Navigator issues third consecutive 4-star rating to Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

 
        May 1, 2018
 
 
Ronald T. Rand
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
1501 Lee Highway
Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22209
 
Dear Ronald T. Rand:
 
On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
 
The nonprofit sector is advancing and expanding. As our organizations evolve, so do the des...

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March 25, 2018

Commentary: Medal of Honor Day reminds us there’s a hero in everyone


By: Army Maj. Drew Dix (ret.) 
On a hilltop in Arlington National Cemetery, servicemen from our nation’s wars, whose names we don’t know but whose service and sacrifice we will always remember, have found their final resting place in the Tomb of the Unknowns.
It’s fitting that these courageous Americans, who represent all who have worn the cloth of our great country, received our nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. In addition to these unknown heroes, for many of us Medal o...

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March 31, 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 24, 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 24, 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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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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