Heroism

The Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Valor was created after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

'Rangers is a brotherhood that I’ve tapped back into, and they’ve given me a sense of purpose,' he said.

Two weeks after the attack, the U.S. government is still grappling with what to call it.

Marine Sgt. Jeff Cantu fought in the battle of Fallujah, so he knew by the second bang that Marines weren’t breaking boxes in the reserve center’s warehouse. It was gunfire.

The film centers on what is considered the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history.

The narrative used by President Obama about the World War I hero and often repeated in the media is flawed.

Senior officers, including Gen. Joseph Dunford, recommended that Sgt. 1st Class Earl Plumlee receive the nation's top award for valor in combat.

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter is expected to receive recommendations in coming days.

A man accepted an award on Johnson's behalf in 2003 -- but it wasn't his son, as was thought at the time.

"We are a nation — a people — who remember our heroes," Obama said.

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