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- Charter for Compassion - Smedley Butler Society "War is a Racket" grew out of a series of speeches Butler gave to whatever
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, an outspoken advocate for women's rights, was the first woman ever awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
In contrast, there were 245 Medal of Honor recipients during the Vietnam War, and 27 Medals of Honor were awarded for the
The daughter of a free white man and an enslaved black woman, she sued for her freedom. Through petition, her case was sent to the Virginia General Assembly and she was freed in 1656.
As I read Diane von Furstenberg's biography, The Woman I Wanted to Be, I was reminded of the significant role of women in the world of fashion. Match the following women with her accomplishment.
"It can happen in a single instance of bravery, or through a lifetime of service to others."
The Borinqueneers was the only Hispanic-segregated active-duty unit ever in the U.S. Armed Forces that played a prominent role in three U.S. wars.
In the wake of Sandy Hook, the nation was confronted with the long overdue question of gun safety and individual liberty. But there is another long overdue question. Why are there no medals for teachers?
Mandela accepted the medal humbly, paying tribute to his country's triumph over the evils of the apartheid era. "No medal
September 15, 1963. A car travels North from Valle de Bravo, Mexico toward the border of Laredo, Texas. Artist John Henry Waddell, age 42, and his family have spent the past two and half years living in Mexico.
Chaplains have direct access to our troops, as they are experiencing trauma, whether it be sexual trauma or the result of a physical injury on the battlefield.
At a time when people are so quick to judge TV news as superficial or glossy, it's important we all pay special attention when there's great, serious work being done for us all.
As our veterans return to our communities, we should welcome them with a hearty thank you and a pat on the back, but it might
Most Americans would say that "ensuring that Sgt. Peralta's sacrifice receives the honor it deserves" goes hand in hand with -- if not being a necessary part of -- "preserving the integrity of the process for awarding decorations for heroism" to our troops.
Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act to protect the reputation of military decorations and honors from false pretenders. Such false representations dishonor the decorations themselves, and diminish the reputation.
Dakota Meyer, a former Marine Corps corporal, will be the first living Marine Corps recipient of our nation's highest award for valor "since now-retired Sgt. Maj. Allan Kellogg received the medal for actions 41 years ago in Vietnam."
In honor of Veterans Day 2010, we've gathered images and profiles of incredible United Stated soldiers who have received
Today we lay to rest Dr. Dorothy Height, who stood next to Dr. Martin Luther King on the day he had a dream, and she in her wheelchair, at age 97, alongside Barack Obama during his inauguration.
It's Memorial Day, so I'm going to nominate someone for the Congressional Medal of Honor, and by so doing, try to give credit to an overlooked American hero.
With the nation focused last week on the Petraeus hearings, another story about an American SEAL in Iraq went largely unnoticed.