Entries Tagged ‘Medal of Honor’

Fallen Air Force Tech Sgt. Approved for Medal of Honor

Fallen Air Force Tech Sgt. Approved for Medal of Honor By Debbie Gregory Air Force Technical Sgt. John “Chappy” Chapman is slated to receive the Medal of Honor, the first airman to receive the designation since the Vietnam War. Chapman was alone in the thigh-deep snow of Takur Ghar in Afghanistan when scores of Al […]

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Special Forces Legend, “Iron Mike” Dies

Special Forces Legend, “Iron Mike” Dies By Debbie Gregory Last month, the Army lost a special ops legend. Maj. Gen. Michael D. Healy, 91, spent 35 years serving in the military, completing tours in Korea and Vietnam. Healy began his career with parachute training followed by attendance at a number of Army Colleges, including Ranger […]

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Marine Gunny Awarded Medal of Honor for Battle of Hue Actions

President Trump signed a bill to award a Medal of Honor to 80-year-old Vietnam veteran, retired Marine Sergeant John Canley. The move upgrades the Navy Cross Sgt. Canley had previously been awarded to the highest U.S. military decoration. The decision was approved by Defense Secretary James Mattis. Canley, a quiet, tall Marine lifer from Arkansas, […]

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NFL To Honor Veterans During Super Bowl

By Debbie Gregory. Although the National Football League (NFL) has taken some heat for the #PleaseStand controversy, the league has announced plans to honor veterans during Super Bowl LII. The brouhaha began when the NFL rejected an ad for the Super Bowl program from AMVETS  that featured the American flag, saluting soldiers and the words […]

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Vietnam Special Forces Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor

By Debbie Gregory. As Director of Employer Engagement for California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), I had the pleasure of meeting Retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose at a September ESGR event. Rose, a Vietnam veteran, will receive the Medal of Honor on October 23rd. In 1967, Rose decided to volunteer for the […]

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