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Entries Tagged ‘Medal of Honor’

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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Lawmaker Won’t Give Up on Medal of Honor for Fallen Marine

By Debbie Gregory.   Rep. Duncan Hunter (Rep. CA) is hoping that the fourth time’s the charm for fallen Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta. The lawmaker, a veteran Marine officer, sent a letter petitioning Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to review Peralta’s nomination for the Medal of Honor — a nomination that three previous defense secretaries have […]

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Secretary Mabus Makes Recommendations for Medal of Honor

By Debbie Gregory. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is recommending that two service members, either Sailors or Marines, be upgraded to the Medal of Honor following an extensive review of medals awarded since Sept. 11, 2001. The names of the two service members were not made public. To end his near-record seven-and-a-half year tenure, […]

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