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2014-09-03 16:27:39

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 2008, recipients of the Medal of Honor - our nation's highest award for wartime acts of valor - have asked citizens across the nation to nominate unsung citizen heroes to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's Citizen Honors award. The Citizen Honors award recognizes Americans who have risked their lives in grave situations to save others or who have made a significant difference in the lives of others...

2014-08-26 16:20:55

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from the five armed services were honored today by the nation's largest wartime veterans' organization. The American Legion presented the Spirit of Service award to U.S. Army Specialist Cassandra Rousayne, U.S. Army Medical Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2(nd) Class (SW) Porfirio Pimentel, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion, Gulfport, Mississippi; U.S. Marine Corps Corporal...

2014-07-29 16:20:35

In the news release, Medal of Honor Recipient Jon R. Cavaiani Passes Away at 70, issued 29-Jul-2014 by Congressional Medal of Honor Society over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the subheadline should read, "Earned Nation's Highest Award for Valor during Vietnam", rather than "Korea" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Medal of Honor Recipient Jon R. Cavaiani Passes Away at 70 Earned Nation's Highest Award for Valor during...

2014-07-29 12:21:51

Earned Nation's Highest Award for Valor during Korea MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Sergeant Major Jon R. Cavaiani, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Stanford, California at age 70. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest award given to those who acted with uncommon, selfless courage, by President Gerald Ford on December 12, 1974. Born August 2, 1943 in...

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...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.