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FORMER SOLDIER TO RECEIVE MEDAL OF HONOR

Kyle J. White To Be Honored For Actions in 2007 Ambush
By Harold Hutchison


REMEMBERING CARL MUNDY

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General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., the 30th Commandant, was a man of character, a mentor, and a good friend I've known since 1994. On April 2 he died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, having struggled with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma. His email updates describing the ups and downs of what was happening since his diagnosis last June reflected serenity and even a bit of humor as "Team Mundy" closed ranks.

JEREMIAH DENTON FLIES INTO THE SUNSET

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Blinked “Torture” During North Vietnamese Propaganda Broadcast.
By Harold Hutchison

Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr., the naval aviator who during his captivity told the world that the North Vietnamese were torturing prisoners of war, passed away today. He was 89 years old.

According to media reports, Denton passed away in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he had been receiving hospice care. After his naval career, during which he reached the rank of rear admiral, Denton served one term in the United States Senate, representing the state of Alabama.

UNRECOGNIZED VALOR IN IRAQ?

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Hunter Calls for Re-Assessment of Operation Iraqi Freedom Awards
By Harold Hutchison

In the wake of the awarding of the Medal of Honor to twenty-four individuals whose valor was overlooked, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has called for the DOD to conduct a similar re-assessment for Operation Iraq Freedom.

In a commentary at DefenseOne.com, Hunter, who served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, wrote that the lack of a living Medal of Honor recipient for Operation Iraqi Freedom “should sound alarm bells.”

HE DOVE ON A GRENADE – AND LIVED

Kyle Carpenter to Receive Medal of Honor
By Harold Hutchison

During the War on Terror, American servicemen have covered grenades with their own bodies to protect their comrades. Three of them, Army Private First Class Ross McGinnis, Master-At-Arms Second Class Michael A. Monsoor, and Marine Corporal Jason Dunham, who made the ultimate sacrifice, received the Medal of Honor posthumously. A fourth American serviceman, Marine Sergeant Rafael Peralta, controversially received the Navy Cross for covering a grenade in Iraq – with the possibility that he, too, could receive the Medal of Honor.

Marine to Receive the Medal of Honor

During the war on Terror, SEAL Michael Monsoor, Army PFC Ross McGinnis, and Marine Jason Dunham threw themselves onto grenades to save the lives of ther comrades, selflessly giving their lives to do so. They each received the Medal of Honor posthumously.

Now, another Marine, William Kyle Carpenter, will receive the Medal of Honor for covering a grenade... only he survived the experience.

Runners Give Spontaneous Tribute To 95-Year-Old WWII Vet Who Came To Cheer

During an eight-kilometer (five mile) race to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation, World War II veteran Joe Bell was sitting outside to cheer those racing.

What happens next is something that we found to be very awesome!

SOF'S COVERAGE OF OPERATION RED WINGS

In the April, 2008 issue of SOF, we covered operation Red Wings, including the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Lt. Michael Murphy.

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