Heroism

Effort to get Chris Kyle the Medal of Honor under fire by veterans

Some veterans have said new legislation takes things too far to honor the former Navy SEAL, murdered in 2013.

New effort to get Chris Kyle the Medal of Honor faces uphill battle

History suggests the push faces significant challenges, especially in an era where it nearly always goes to a service member who performed a single, extraordinary act of valor.

Army Rangers get top valor awards for heroism on deadly day in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Jeffery M. Dawson and Sgt. Bryan C. Anderson both received the Distinguished Service Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor in honoring heroism in combat by U.S. soldiers.

U.S. commando gets rare Air Force Cross for ‘unequaled courage’ in Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Ivan Ruiz was driven to his belly by the sheer volume of fire he faced. But he refused to leave the courtyard, fearing that it would allow insurgents to open fire again on wounded U.S. soldiers.

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer’s emotional realization at Parris Island

'As I listened to what he said I began to tear up and his words instantly silenced all the questions in my head,' Meyer recalled.

‘It was just blank terror’: Soldier describes surviving the Battle of Wanat on Reddit

The stillness scared me, it just felt wrong,” the survivor wrote on Reddit. “Then some rpgs and machine gun fire hit us all."

Why a Civil War soldier will get the Medal of Honor — 151 years after his death

First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was bleeding profusely as thousands of Confederate infantrymen advanced on his artillery battery in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Video: Watch Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter skydive into D.C.

Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter jumped into the Marine Corps Marathon with a team of military veterans and a massive American flag.

Marine conquers rock wall-climbing challenge without his legs

Marine Cpl. Michael Egan wrote about his experience losing both legs on Checkpoint in June.

Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins shares his unusual path to the Army

He joined the Army only after facing academic probation in college and frustrating his father, who was paying for his classes, he said.

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