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Medal of Honor Alonzo H. Cushing

Alonzo H. Cushing

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First enlisted Airman to receive Medal of Honor

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Picture the scene: a group of 30 young men in the small town of Caro, Mich., getting their picture taken on the courthouse steps before leaving to serve their country. As they line up, the sheriff calls across the steps to say he had one more for the picture: Maynard Harrison Smith in handcuffs, fresh from his trial.

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Meet Sgt. William Carney: The First African American Medal of Honor Recipient

Of the 3,498 service members who have received the Medal of Honor throughout U.S. history, only 88 have

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The only rescinded Medal of Honor

The military rescinded the only Medal of Honor awarded to a woman During Women’s History Month, it’s important that we remember the women who have paved the way for others and accomplished great feats in times where women were considered less-than-equal. It might be shocking to hear, but the Medal of Honor has only been awarded to one woman out of 3,517 recipients. That’s … Read More The only rescinded Medal of Honor

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Meet the first Medal of Honor recipient: Army Pvt. Jacob Parrott

ARMY PVT. JACOB PARROTT Parrott was born on July 17, 1843, in Fairfield County, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army as part of Company K, 33rd Ohio Voluntary Infantry, during the Civil War.