What Honor Looks Like

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    Now I know what honor looks like...
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    What honor looks like: The flash mob at Gate 38 of Reagan National Airport
    May 23, 2012 - Honor is a hard term to describe. It doesn’t have a color or weight or shape. If someone were to ask me what honor looked like, I’d probably struggle with what to say.
     
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    Veteran Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha to get Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan...
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    Fourth living veteran of Afghanistan war to receive Medal of Honor
    January 11, 2013 WASHINGTON — Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor in February for his actions as a section leader in Afghanistan in 2009, the fourth living veteran of the war in Afghanistan to receive the award.
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    Epic combat valor: Former soldier to receive Medal of Honor
    January 11th, 2013 - A former U.S. Army staff sergeant will receive the nation's highest award for combat valor for his actions in repelling an insurgent onslaught in Afghanistan in 2009. He is the fourth living recipient to receive the award for service in Iraq or Afghanistan.
     
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    Granny wantin' to know what took `em so long??...
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    Lawmakers might seek probe into delay of Medal of Honor
    January 15, 2013 WASHINGTON — A California congressman said Tuesday he was considering asking the Pentagon inspector general to investigate why President Barack Obama hasn’t approved the nation’s highest military award for gallantry for a former Army captain whose nomination has been stalled at the White House since last summer.
     
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    Romesha givin' platoon credit...
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    Army veteran credits Medal of Honor to platoon's valor
    January 16, 2013 A North Dakota veteran set to receive the Medal of Honor for courageous action during a 13-hour firefight in Afghanistan said Wednesday that doctors got most of the shrapnel out of him and his injuries "were nothing" compared to those suffered by some of his fellow soldiers.
     
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    How Clint Romesha earned the Medal of Honor...
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    Defending the "indefensible": Inside the deadly COP Keating battle
    February 5th, 2013 - EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN’s Jake Tapper takes viewers inside the deadly battle at Combat Outpost Keating in an exclusive interview with Romesha and others who fought off the Taliban attack. “An American Hero: The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha” will air Thursday, February 7th at 10pET on CNN.
     
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    Obama presents Medal of Honor to Clinton Romesha...
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    Clinton Romesha gets Medal of Honor for Afghan fight
    11 February 2013 - US President Barack Obama has presented the Medal of Honor to a former soldier for his heroism during a huge firefight in Afghanistan.
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    Army veteran Romesha receives Medal of Honor for Afghan fight
    February 11, 2013 - Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha says he had just one thing on his mind the 12-hour firefight that destroyed Combat Outpost Keating. “I just didn’t want to let my brothers down,” he said.
     
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    Once out of the military, family comes first...
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    Medal of Honor recipient declines State of the Union invite
    February 14, 2013 - The Army veteran presented Monday with the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama made the unusual decision to decline the invitation of the first lady to sit beside her during the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night in Washington.
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    Navy SEAL who reportedly shot bin Laden meets with lawmakers to discuss veterans’ benefits
    February 13, 2013 —The Navy SEAL who reportedly killed Osama bin Laden met with lawmakers about veterans’ benefits this week after Esquire reported that he didn’t qualify for a pension or family health care and that his disability claim remained unresolved.
     
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    Army chaplain to get posthumous Medal of Honor...
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    Soldier priest to get ultimate medal
    April 10th, 2013 - Capt. Emil Kapaun served in the U.S. Army in World War II and Korea but he didn’t carry a rifle and never fired a shot. His weapons were a Bible and his faith.
     
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    Sa-lute!...
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    White House announces Medal of Honor for Ty Carter
    July 26, 2013 > The White House announced late Friday that Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry for his service in Afghanistan.
     
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    How he earned the Medal of Honor...
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    Latest Medal of Honor brings COP Keating battle back into spotlight
    July 29, 2013 WASHINGTON — The White House decision to award Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter with the Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan once again puts the spotlight on the deadly 2009 battle at Combat Outpost Keating, and the controversy surrounding it.
     
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    Hero Marine saves drowning child...
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    Tenn. Marine saves drowning child
    August 8, 2013 > When Sgt. Michael Austin Pickett saw an 8-year-old boy struggling to keep his head above water in the Atlantic Ocean, the Marine didn’t hesitate. He sprinted into the water and swam out to help.
     
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    Video shows viscious attack on Marine veteran (Click on Source link)...
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    Former Marine paid price for stopping beach bullies
    September 7, 2013 — As LeRoy Wright Jr. and his 14-year-old son were surrounded and threatened by three men at Juno Beach Park in May, several people stood nearby either watching or videotaping the incident.
     
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    Those damn Amish youth...
     
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    For bravery in same battle with Medal of Honor winner Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer...
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    Capt. William Swenson: Former soldier to receive Medal of Honor
    September 17, 2013 ~ The White House announced Monday that former Army Capt. William Swenson will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions during the 2009 Battle of Ganjgal Valley, ending years of controversy over his nomination.
     
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    'If one of us earned it, all of us did'...
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    Two Marines decorated for actions during Khe Sanh battle in Vietnam
    September 20, 2013 — Bobby Moffatt and Joe Cordileone were privates first class when they advanced on Hill 881 South in Vietnam, on April 30, 1967. The Battle of Khe Sanh was their first firefight, and, they said, the worst day of their lives.
     
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    24 heroes to be upgraded to Medal of Honor...
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    Heroics detailed for 24 soon to receive Medal of Honor
    March 17, 2014 ~ In a White House ceremony Tuesday, the U.S. will officially acknowledge that the selfless combat heroics of 24 soldiers always merited more than the nation’s second-highest medal for valor.
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    Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later
    March 14, 2014 ~ Using an ammo crate as a chair and an Army tent as his office, Pfc. John "Mac" MacFarland set up his typewriter and began to write.
     
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    Vive la France!...
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    France bestows Legion of Honor on 14 US vets for WWII efforts
    March 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — They were willing to fight and risk death in France’s time of need, and this week in Washington, a grateful ally gave thanks.
     
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    Another hero gets well deserved recognition...
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    Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White to receive Medal of Honor
    15 Apr.`14 ~ White, 27, will receive the nation's highest military award for his actions during a dismounted movement in mountainous terrain in Aranas, Afghanistan, on Nov. 9, 2007.
     
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    An honor well deserved...
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    Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran
    May 13, 2014 -WASHINGTON (AP) — It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the Taliban ambush, when a rocket-propelled grenade knocked him unconscious.
     
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    Hero gets his due recognition...
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    Former Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter to be awarded the Medal of Honor
    May 19, 2014 ~ WASHINGTON — Former Marine Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan, the White House announced Monday.
     
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    Better late than never...
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    A Silver Star emerges from the jungle
    May 24, 2014 — You don’t believe Max Sullivan when he tells you that the U.S. Army decided to give him his Silver Star “for a little blood loss.”
     
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    I deeply appreciate these posts but think you could liven them up with more images. What people see often affects them more than what they read.
     
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    Heroes get their Medals of Honor...
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    Obama awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War soldiers
    15 September 2014 ~ US President Barack Obama has awarded the nation's highest military decoration to two soldiers for acts of bravery during the Vietnam War.
     
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    Thank you. :salute:
     
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    Last Wisconsin Korean War Medal of Honor winner passes on...
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    Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient Einar Ingman Dead at 85
    Sep 11, 2015 — Wisconsin's last Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War has died.
     

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