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Entries Tagged ‘Medal of Honor’

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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Vietnam Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor

By Debbie Gregory. In July, 2017, a retired West Michigan high school teacher and coach who is credited with saving the lives of 10 members of his platoon in Vietnam will receive the Medal of Honor. James C. McCloughan was a 23-year-old medic when in May, 1969, his platoon was engaged in a fierce battle […]

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Special Privileges Reserved for Medal of Honor Awardees

By Debbie Gregory. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. It is generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of […]

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