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2014-03-19 16:20:47

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The OSS Society: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140319/DC86737 At a ceremony held at the White House yesterday, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, to rectify past discrimination. We believe strongly that Fred Mayer, the real "inglourious basterd," who was nominated for the Medal of Honor in September 1945...

2014-03-18 20:20:08

Santiago Erevia and Jose Rodela to be honored by U.S. Postal Service on Upcoming Stamp Sheet WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only a few close friends who have known Santiago Erevia during his 32-year Postal Service career are aware that the San Antonio letter carrier was decorated for his extraordinary heroism in Vietnam. Nearly 45 years later, President Obama shared his story with the world today when he upgraded Erevia's Distinguished Service Cross to the...

2014-03-12 16:21:37

Earned Nation's Highest Award for Valor during Korea MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Colonel Ola L. Mize, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Gadsden, Alabama at age 82. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President, Dwight D. Eisenhower--the highest award given to those who acted with uncommon, selfless courage-- on September 7, 1954. His heroic action...

2014-03-11 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The OSS Society: The White House recently announced that it will present the Medal of Honor on March 18, 2014, to 24 Army veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, whose Distinguished Service Crosses are being upgraded to Medals to Honor to rectify past discrimination. We believe Office of Strategic Services (OSS) veteran Fred Mayer should have been included among these...

2013-12-03 23:20:41

Miami VA Honored to Host South Florida Mother While She Receives Flag Honoring Her Son’s Sacrifice in Vietnam Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 More than 40 years after her son was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor in Vietnam, Georgie Carter-Krell will be presented with the official Medal of Honor Flag at a ceremony at the VA medical center bearing her son’s name. U.S. Southern Command Commanding Officer General John. F. Kelly will present the flag at the Bruce W. Carter VA...

2013-10-08 12:20:49

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clarence E. Sasser, who was presented the Medal of Honor in 1969 for his service in Vietnam and subsequently attended Texas A&M University on a scholarship offered by then President James Earl Rudder, will have his name and likeness added to the university's Medal of Honor Hall of Honor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/DC99584LOGO) A recognition ceremony is planned for Nov. 7 in the Bethancourt...

2013-09-25 16:20:20

Recipients Convened in Gettysburg on the 150(th) Anniversary of the Medal of Honor GETTYSBURG, Pa., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society's annual convention wrapped up Sunday, Sept. 22 after nearly 50 Medal of Honor recipients spent four days reuniting. Recipients of the United States' highest medal for valor traveled from across the country to share their unique bond of heroism, sacrifice and patriotism; pay tribute to those who have...

2013-09-18 12:23:08

The Upcoming Annual Medal of Honor Convention Will Reunite Recipients in Gettysburg, Sept. 19-21 GETTYSBURG, Pa., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian Miles Thacker, retired First Lieutenant of the U.S. Army and Medal of Honor recipient for his service during the Vietnam War, said there is a weight associated with the historic medal he carries. "It's an 'us' award, not a 'me' award," Thacker said. "We saved some, but not all. It's those who didn't come home that are the...

2013-09-12 12:21:34

School Initiative Aims to Inspire America's Youth with Values of Honor and Engaged Citizenship GETTYSBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When more than 40 recipients of the U.S. Military's highest honor converge on Gettysburg for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's annual convention September 19-21, they will also meet with local area middle and high school students who have participated in the Medal of Honor Character Development Program. The Medal of...

2013-08-30 08:25:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (www.dvnf.org), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is retelling with great admiration the events of October 3, 2009: a day that will forever stand out in the mind of one brave soldier. More than 300 Taliban swarmed upon 53 U.S. Army troops. Among them was Staff Sgt. Ty...