Colonel Frank Gleason recently received the Congressional Gold Medal. Read about his WW II SERVICE.
Navy pilot William Punnell was shot down and killed in 1944. Thanks to the efforts of a lot of people, the aircraft was finally found, and his remains recovered and identified. He's being buried with full military honors. Here's the STORY.
First Lieutenant Philip H. Sauer saved his men at the cost of his own life by holding off an enemy ambush -- with only his pistol. Here's his STORY.
They fought during WW II in the Army's 761st Tank Battalion, an African American unit whose members received 391 decorations.
Read about their HISTORY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
Private Gracie Hilinski jumped into action to revive a young girl who was unresponsive. Read the complete story from ARMY TIMES.
Captain Thomas Hudner, Jr., a former Navy Pilot, was cited for his heroic actions during the Korean War. Here's his story, reported by the Associated Press via the NAVY TIMES.
Ensign Jesse Brown was the Navy's first black aviator. He came from poverty, and had to overcome racial prejudice to achieve his childhood dream. READ MORE.
Michael Novosel served in WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. One of the lives he saved was that of his own son. Among his decorations were 60 Air Medals.
Read his STORY. And be sure to watch the video -- it's inspiring!
Major Zachariah Fike has dedicated his post-service life to returning lost medals to families of the fallen. Read his inspiring story in this article from the BBC.
The two risked their lives to land the EA-18G safely at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Both were awarded the AIR MEDAL.
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Educate national leaders and the nation * Support the men and women of the sea services
Provide assistance to sea service families * Support youth programs
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