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    National Medal of Honor Day

    Today is National Medal of Honor Day.

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    On National Medal of Honor Day coming March 25, we will honor the valor that the most courageous servicemen and servicewomen in the United States military have displayed. Awarded by the President of the United States, only military members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty will receive this distinction. There are actually three different versions of the Medal of Honor, for the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, though Coast Guard members and Marines are also eligible to earn the Navy version.

    It was in 1863, during the Civil War, that the first Medal of Honor was given. A Union raiding party had recently destroyed Confederate railways and important transportation in Tennessee and Georgia these six men became the first recipients of the award. The only woman ever awarded the Medal of Honor was Mary Edwards Walker, who served during the Civil War as a surgeon in the Army.

    To date, there have been 3,468 Medals of Honor awarded to those who fight to keep our country safe and March 25, 2023 is the day to honor their exemplary service. Past awardees include four Vietnam veterans that President Biden awarded for risking their lives to defend fellow service members in the jungles of South Vietnam. Read the article in U.S. Veterans Magazines digital issue here.

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    A friend of mine had a father who earned a CMH in WWII and no one knew it until after his death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    A friend of mine had a father who earned a CMH in WWII and no one knew it until after his death.
    Also every time I saw this man he was smiling. I never saw him get angry
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    "Someone Had Blundered.

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    Into the Valley of Death

    Rode the Six Hundred."






    A Captain who later got the Medal of Honor was temporarily assigned to my company. I saw him once weirdly making Xs and Os in the dirt, as if we had been planning a football play. Later, he stupidly led his company into an ambush, where 59 of the 150 Marines he led got killed. A survivor told me that the Captain couldn't live with himself and made a suicide charge on the enemy. Another Marine on the Internet who served with that company (F/2/5) said that the survivors called it "The Charge of the Light Brigade."
    On the outside, trickling down on the Insiders

    We won't live free until the Democrats, and their voters, live in fear.

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