STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! What is the Medal of Honor?
A North Dakota man will receive the Medal of Honor on Feb. 11 at the Whitehouse. Read the complete story in the January 17Grand Forks Herald.
What is the Medal of Honor?
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The autograph hounds waiting expectantly in a hotel lobby weren't drawn by actors, musicians or politicians, but by a few dozen men whose rare and distinguished achievements have earned them the nation's highest military honor.
Retired Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha’s heroism, including his impending Medal of Honor award, will be featured by new CNN anchor Jake Tapper in an hour-long documentary at 9 p.m. Thursday. Romesha lives in Minot but will be in Washingon Monday to be given the Medal by President Obama.
More than 300 Taliban fighters attacked the lonely outpost in the valley. Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha led the defense that kept the outpost from being overrun. He credits his Army training and his fellow soldiers.
Now, nearly four decades after his death, Shemin may finally get that medal, thanks to the tireless efforts of his daughter, whose long quest to see her father decorated also opens the door for other overlooked Jewish veterans of the Great War.
Meyer saved 36 lives - American and Afghani Defying orders and tempting fate, Marine corporal Dakota Meyer charged five times in a Humvee into heavy gunfire in the darkness of an Afghanistan valley to rescue comrades under attack from Taliban insurgents.
The soldier in uniform extended his prosthetic hand after losing his own in battle. And the commander in chief who sent him there reached out to clasp it. Scroll to bottom of story for video of Pres. Obama awarding the Medal of Honor to Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry
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