Home
Military Watches
Find us on Facebook

Badass

REAL AMERICAN HERO RECOGNIZED

Kyle White Awarded Medal of Honor
By Harold Hutchison

GUARDIAN MINEMAN RECOGNIZED FOR HEROISM

Mineman Third Class Travis Kirckof Receives Navy and Marine Corps Medal
By Harold Hutchison

When the mine-countermeasure ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) hit a reef in the Philippines, it began a two-day ordeal. Now, one hero of that ordeal is being recognized for his actions during the fight to save the vessel.

Eight U.S. Army Air Forces personnel to receive the POW Medal

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III will present the Prisoner of War Medal to eight World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon auditorium, Wednesday, April 30 at 10 a.m. EDT.

NAVY HONORS A FALLEN HERO

Mark A. Mayo Engaged Shooter at Norfolk
By Harold Hutchison

FORMER SOLDIER TO RECEIVE MEDAL OF HONOR

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


REMEMBERING CARL MUNDY

Elaine Donnelly and Carl Mundy

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

JeremiahDentonSenate.jpg

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?

2005 May.jpg

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.

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.

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Update your browser to the latest version of Flash.

Medal of Honor Citation for Rodolfo P. Hernandez

HERNANDEZ, RODOLFO P.

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company G, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team.
Place and date: Near Wontong-ni, Korea, 31 May 1951.
Entered service at: Fowler, Calif.
G.O. No.: 40, 21 April 1962.

BATAAN DEATH MARCH SURVIVOR HONORED

Seven-Decade Delay In Recognition Rectified
By Harold Hutchison

In 1942, as many as 80,000 Americans and Filipinos were forced to march 80 miles across the Bataan Peninsula on the island of Luzon. One of those who survived not just that ordeal, but over three years in Japanese POW camps, was Phillip Coon.

White House Medal of Honor Ceremony

President Barack Obama awards former Army Capt. William D. Swenson the Medal of Honor. Swenson received the Nation's highest honor for his courageous actions while serving as an embedded advisor to the Afghan National Border Police, Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on 8 September, 2009.