WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at US Capitol
Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced at a memorial on Sunday where Williams was remembered for his courage, humility and selflessness. “He never quit giving back,” said Manchin. “It's raised hundreds of thousands of dollars," Manchin said.news.yahoo.com
Mural of 2 Medal of Honor recipients in Northern Michigan town to be relocated
LUDINGTON, MI – A large mural honoring a Northern Michigan town’s two Medal of Honor recipients will be moved to a new home, the Mason County Press reports. The Mason County Historical Society plans to move the “Medal of Honor Recipients: Ludington’s Own,” mural from a downtown Ludington building to the local American Legion, the report said. “We are very excited about this move and believe that the mural has found a good home.”The mural recognizes Sgt. The American Legion and historical society are taking donations. Checks with “Ludington’s Own Mural” in the memo can be sent to either organization: Ludington American Legion, 318 N. James St., Ludington, MI 49431; Mason County Historical Society, 1687 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington, MI 49431.mlive.com
Navy destroyer bears name of decorated Marine killed in WWII
The christening of a Navy destroyer on Saturday highlighted the sacrifices of two generations — the ship’s namesake killed in World War II and another Marine who died more than 60 years later. The future USS Basilone bears the name of a Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor before his death on Iwo Jima. The legacy and sacrifice of such Marines are never forgotten, Sgt. Major of the Marine Corps Troy Black told a crowd of 2,000 gathered next to the warship at Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works in Maine.news.yahoo.com
Biden presents 3 soldiers with top military award for valor
President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for valor in combat, to three soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. “Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude today as we honor the unparalleled courage, the commitment to duty, and the indispensable, indisputable gallantry," Biden said at a White House ceremony. —Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee, a Special Forces soldier who fought off Taliban insurgents after an attack in Afghanistan in 2013.news.yahoo.com
New vibe at White House: Hugs are in; masks are (mostly) out
The White House is springing back to life. Thanks to growing availability of the coronavirus vaccine and a recent relaxation of federal guidance on masks and distancing, the Biden administration is embracing the look and feel of pre-pandemic days on Pennsylvania Avenue. More West Wing staffers are turning up there for work and more reporters will be doing so as well, as the White House spreads the message that a return to normal is possible with vaccinations.news.yahoo.com
‘Art of the Deal – for working people’: Psaki corrects Fox reporter trying to link Biden talks to Trump motto
In the latest instalment of the White House versus Fox News, press secretary Jen Psaki agreed to call the president’s negotiations with on infrastructure the “Art of the Deal” with one correction – “for working people”. Ms Psaki announced on Friday that Joe Biden’s $2.3 trn spending plan had been reduced to $1.7 trn in the “art of seeking common ground”. Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked if at some point those negotiations become the “art of the deal”, referencing Donald Trump’s infamous 1987 tome of the same name.news.yahoo.com
Biden to award 1st Medal of Honor to retired Georgia colonel
President Joe Biden will award his first Medal of Honor this week to a retired colonel for acts of bravery during the Korean War, the White House announced Wednesday. Biden will bestow the nation's most prestigious military honor on retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., who held Hill 205, a strategic position near Unsan, over two days in November 1950 while fighting off numerous attacks during the battle in which he endured multiple wounds. Moon will be in Washington for a summit with Biden at the White House on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Black Army special forces veteran may receive Medal of Honor 56 years after heroism in Vietnam
Black Army special forces veteran may receive Medal of Honor 56 years after heroism in Vietnam One of the first African-American officers in the U.S. Army Green Berets may receive the Medal of Honor more than a half-century after the paperwork for his original nomination vanished at a pivotal point in the civil rights movement. Senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge reports on the heroism of Col. Paris Davis, which now finally may be recognized.cbsnews.com
Bill passes to rename Ann Arbor VA facility after Lt. Colonel Charles S. Kettles
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Legislation passed to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Ann Arbor after Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI)Decades ago, Lieutenant Colonel Kettles courageously went back into enemy territory to save the lives of 44 of his fellow servicemen. It is a fitting tribute to rename the Ann Arbor VA hospital for a hometown hero. In 2015, Dingell led legislation to waive time limitations that deemed Lieutenant Colonel Kettles ineligible for consideration of the Medal of Honor. After the bill was enacted, President Obama awarded Kettles the Medal of Honor on July 18, 2016, nearly 50 years after his heroic actions.
Top military leaders self-quarantining after positive coronavirus test at Pentagon
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday that top military leaders are self-quarantining after one of the Coast Guard service chiefs tested positive for the coronavirus. Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray tested positive for coronavirus on Monday after experiencing mild symptoms of the disease over the weekend. Last week, Ray participated in meetings at the Pentagon, some of which included members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's top military leaders. "Chairman, Vice Chairman, and all Joint Chiefs have been tested and tested negative," a defense official told CNBC. The Pentagon said there were no more positive tests since Ray.cnbc.com
Military leaders quarantined after official tests positive
The nation's top military leaders were under self-quarantine Tuesday, Oct. 6, after a senior Coast Guard official tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pentagon said. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)WASHINGTON – The nation's top military leaders were under self-quarantine Tuesday after a senior Coast Guard official tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pentagon said. Officials said that is where most of the military leaders were exposed to him, but he also had other meetings with officials. According to officials, the military leaders were negative at that time, and they will continue to be tested in the coming days. Some stayed home after having been exposed to the virus and other military leaders have self-quarantined for a short time after returning from travel.
Families who lost loved ones in the military honored with new Clinton Township monument
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Crews broke ground Thursday on a memorial to honor Gold Star Families who have lost loved ones in the military. The 7-foot-tall black granite monument will stand at the Clinton Township Hall on Romeo Plank Road. You can watch Tim Pamplin’s full story in the video player above. More information on the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument can be found on the Hershel Wood Williams Medal of Honor Foundation website.
Trump to welcome military working dog Conan to White House
WASHINGTON, DC Every dog has his day, just not at the White House. President Donald Trump tweets that the military working dog injured in the raid last weekend that killed the Islamic State leader will leave the Middle East for the White House sometime next week. In announcing the impending visit, Trump again posted an altered image of him presenting a medal to the dog. "Thank you Daily Wire," Trump tweeted after midnight Wednesday. "Very cute recreation, but the 'live' version of Conan will be leaving the Middle East for the White House sometime next week!"
Trump emphasizes U.S. military might at "Salute to America"
Biggest movies of summer 2019The summer movie season is in full swing. One of the season's most anticipated movies, "Spider-Man Far From Home," broke records this week for the biggest Tuesday opening ever, bringing in more than $39 million. But domestic box office revenue through the end of June is reportedly down more than 9% from the same period last year. Fandango's Erik Davis joins CBS This Morning to discuss which movies may be worth the cost of admission this summer.cbsnews.com
Stephen Lang tells stories of Medal of Honor recipients in "Beyond Glory"
The actor Stephen Lang, best known for his role in the Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar" portrays eight Medal of Honor recipients in the one-man play, using their own words as recorded in this oral history. "I spent the next seven and a half years as a Prisoner of War," Lang says while playing Stockdale in the show. Lang has performed "Beyond Glory" hundreds of times -- to troops around the world and in community theaters across the country. They're the most energizing things in the world," Lang said. The same could be said for African American soldiers who fought in World War II.cbsnews.com
Medal of Honor recipient says greatest award is being "alive"
Lyndonville, New York President Trump on Tuesday awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, to Army Staff Sgt. Bellavia and his 10-man squad were going house to house, searching for terrorists. President Trump awards the Medal of Honor the U.S. Army Staff Sgt. "It was Staff Sgt. On Tuesday, he became the first living soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions in Iraq.cbsnews.com
Obama awards Vietnam vet Charles Kettles with Medal of Honor
President Obama noted that Kettles' heroic devotion to his fellow soldiers during the Vietnam War was an inspiration for all Americans. He awarded the retired lieutenant colonel with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on July 18, 2016.cbsnews.com
Medal of Honor recipient, and the battle that stays forever
Combat Outpost Keating was a remote U.S. Army position in Afghanistan that attracted a Taliban attack nearly seven years ago. The medal that one of its defenders received for his actions that day still weighs heavily on Sgt. Clint Romesha, as David Martin now tells us.cbsnews.com
Ohio boy honored for generosity to U.S. military
Every year, past Medal of Honor recipients get together to recognize civilians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. One of those Citizen Honors went for the first time to a child - one who Steve Hartman first met "On The Road" back in 2014.cbsnews.com
Ohio boy honored for generosity to U.S. military
Every year, past Medal of Honor recipients get together to recognize civilians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. On Friday, one of those Citizen Honor awards went to a kid for the first time. We first met that kid in 2014, "On the Road" with Steve Hartman.cbsnews.com
2/29: Photographer taken down by Secret Service at Trump rally; Navy SEAL presented with Medal of Honor
A photographer was slammed to the ground by a member of Donald Trump's security detail at a campaign rally on Monday; he was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House Monday for his courageous actions.cbsnews.com
Navy Seal awarded Medal of Honor
Edward Byers, a Navy Seal who used his body as a shield to protect an American hostage, was honored at the White House Monday as President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor. Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers anchored CBSN's coverage of the ceremony.cbsnews.com
Medal of Honor given to Civil War hero
Medal of Honor given to Civil War hero Even after he was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, 22-year-old Alonzo Cummings moved his command deeper into the battle, helping to turn the tide of the entire war. David Martin reports on the posthumous honor.cbsnews.com
11/6: Polar vortex might be on its way; Medal of Honor given to Civil War hero
11/6: Polar vortex might be on its way; Medal of Honor given to Civil War hero A typhoon in the Bering Sea has set conditions in motion to send a blast of polar air into the heart of America. Wind chills could reach deep into the 20s and deep into the south; and, even after he was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, 22-year-old Alonzo Cummings moved his command deeper into the battle, helping to turn the tide of the entire war.cbsnews.com
Two Vietnam war heroes receive Medal of Honor
Two Vietnam war heroes receive Medal of Honor Nearly 50 years after their heroic acts in battle, two Vietnam War veterans received the highest military award. Congress voted last year to grant the award to both veterans after the Pentagon found they were eligible. Charlie Rose reports.cbsnews.com
Medal of Honor recipient: A tiger saved my life in Vietnam
Medal of Honor recipient: A tiger saved my life in Vietnam Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins describes to CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin his experience in Vietnam in 1966, when he and 16 other Green Berets came under heavy attack.cbsnews.com
Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes
Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes Former Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Hall of Heroes for his outstanding heroism during the Battle of Wanat, one of the bloodiest encounters of the War in Afghanistan.cbsnews.com
Sgt. Ryan Pitts describes “intense” battle that earned him Medal of Honor
Ryan Pitts describes “intense” battle that earned him Medal of Honor Ahead of a ceremony at the White House awarding him the Medal of Honor, former Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts told CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin about his actions during the Battle of Wanat, one of the bloodiest encounters of the War in Afghanistan.cbsnews.com
Marine awarded Medal of Honor after absorbing grenade blast
Marine awarded Medal of Honor after absorbing grenade blast 24-year-old Corporal Kyle Carpenter received the nation's highest military honor after using his body to shield a fellow Marine from a live grenade. David Martin reports.cbsnews.com
6/19: Obama announces deployment of Special Forces to Iraq; Marine awarded Medal of Honor after absorbing grenade blast
6/19: Obama announces deployment of Special Forces to Iraq; Marine awarded Medal of Honor after absorbing grenade blast U.S military forces are returning to Iraq. President Obama described the mission of the Special Forces as limited and to gain intelligence on the Sunni insurgents. But U.S. air strikes remain on hold while the Special Forces gather information; and, 24-year-old Corporal Kyle Carpenter receives the nation's highest military honor as a result of using his body to shield a fellow marine from a live grenade.cbsnews.com
Medal of Honor recipient: "I was not gonna make it"
Medal of Honor recipient: "I was not gonna make it" Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter receives the Medal of Honor on Thursday, and he recalls the incident that led to his commendation, when he threw himself on a live grenade to protect a fellow Marine.cbsnews.com
Medal of Honor: Marine dives in front of grenade to save fellow Marine
Medal of Honor: Marine dives in front of grenade to save fellow Marine President Obama will hold a White House ceremony to present the Medal of Honor to 24-year-old Kyle Carpenter for an act of heroism that Carpenter has no memory of committing in Afghanistan. David Martin reports.cbsnews.com