Stories of America's Greatest Heroes

Ken Harbaugh tells the stories of service members who have distinguished themselves through an act of valor. These stories feature recipients from the Civil War to present day, including a few who were originally overlooked for the medal.

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A Sky Full of Bullets: SSG Salvatore Agustine Giunta

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SSG Giunta’s leadership and bravery helped his team defeat an ambushing enemy in Afghanistan...
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Rerun: Daniel Inouye

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To celebrate 100 episodes of the Medal of Honor podcast we are revisiting one of our favorite episodes featuring Daniel Inouye....
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Anything for His Crew: 2d Lt. Robert Edward Femoyer

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2d Lt. Femoyer was awarded the Medal of Honor for navigating his B-17 bomber out of danger while suffering from eventually fatal wounds....
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A Century Old Myth: Sergeant Alvin York

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Sgt York was awarded the Medal of Honor for single handedly killing two dozen enemies and capturing over 130 during World War I, but is that what ...
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Rerun: Jacob Parrott

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To celebrate 100 episodes of the Medal of Honor podcast we are revisiting the story of the first recipient, Jacob Parrott....
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Clearing the Trench: SSG Edward N. Kaneshiro

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SSG Kaneshiro was awarded the Medal of Honor for taking out a trench filled with NVA soldiers....
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A Beacon of Light: CH (CPT) Emil J. Kapaun

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Chaplain Kapaun was awarded the Medal of Honor for administering aid, pulling 30 men out of danger, and saving one man from execution during the B...
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Feed Drop: An Insurgent’s Nightmare - MSG Earl Plumlee

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Today we are sharing an interview from our other show, Warriors In Their Own Words, which features Medal of Honor Recipient Earl Plumlee....
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Rerun: The Unbelievable Story - MSG Earl Plumlee

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MSG Plumlee’s Medal of Honor story is straight out of a movie. When an enemy attacked his base in Afghanistan, fought multiple insurgents with lit...
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A One-Man Advance: Pvt. Dale Merlin Hansen

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Pvt. Hansen was awarded the Medal of Honor for destroying one pill box, one mortar position, and killing twelve enemies during the Battle of Okina...
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Feed Drop: History Shorts - Conversations: Col. Jack H. Jacobs

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Today we want to introduce you to a new podcast from Evergreen Podcasts called History Shorts. Their guest is Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Jac...
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1,000 Man Ambush: SP5 Dwight W. Birdwell

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SP5 Birdwell was awarded the Medal of Honor for fending off an ambush of over 1,000 NVA soldiers in Vietnam....
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A Ticking Time Bomb: AC1 John Lee Levitow

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AC1 Levitow was awarded the Medal of Honor for ignoring his wounds in order to toss out an explosive flare that would have exploded, igniting his ...
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Hostage Rescue in Iraq: SGM Thomas P. Payne

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SGM Payne was awarded the Medal of Honor for helping rescue 75 Iraqis from an ISIS compound in what was one of the largest hostage rescues in spec...
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The Invasion of Iraq: SFC Paul Ray Smith

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SFC Smith was awarded the Medal of Honor for his role in protecting his men and fending off the Iraqi attack....
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Running Over the Enemy: S/Sgt. Herbert H. Burr

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S/Sgt. Burr was awarded the Medal of Honor for running over an anti-tank gun and destroying an enemy truck with his tank before braving sniper fi...
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A Pilot’s Final Moments: Capt. Steven Logan Bennett

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Capt. Bennett was awarded the Medal of Honor for risking his own life to protect a platoon of South Vietnamese soldiers and his OV-10 backseater....
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Rerun: SFC Webster Anderson

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SFC Anderson lost two legs and an arm defending his position in Vietnam, but his resilience and bravery encouraged his men and led to victory....
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The Only Female Recipient: Dr. Mary E. Walker

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Dr. Walker is the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor, and she was awarded it for her devotion and bravery during the Civil War....
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Ambushed in Afghanistan: SSG Robert J. Miller

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SSG Miller was awarded the Medal of Honor for killing multiple enemies and drawing fire away from his allies after a large ambush in the Gowardesh...
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Defending Till the End: PFC Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano

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PFC Kaho’ohanohano defended his defensive position from an overwhelming enemy force alone so that his squad could escape to safety....
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A Selfless Hero: SGT John Phillip Baca

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SGT Baca was awarded the Medal of Honor for diving on a grenade and protecting the lives of eight other men in Vietnam....
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The Battle of Ia Drang Valley: Col. Walter Marm Jr.

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Col. Marm was awarded the Medal of Honor for charging a machine gun bunker alone and taking out all 8 enemies manning it during the Vietnam War....
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The Myth of the Arizona Balloon Buster: 1st Lt. Frank Luke

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1st Lt. Luke has an incredible legacy, being the first airmen ever awarded the Medal of Honor, and being the second highest ace of World War I....
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The Kamikaze Attacks: Lt. Richard Miles McCool Jr.

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Lt. McCool was awarded the Medal of Honor for his role in saving the crew of the USS William D. Porter, and his own crew on the LCS-122 after a Ka...
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The Black Panther Tank Battalion: S/Sgt. Ruben Rivers

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S/Sgt. was awarded the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life to protect his tank battalion as they retreated during WWII....
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The Lost Battalion: Four Medal of Honor Stories - Part 2

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Today we’ll hear the conclusion of the harrowing story of The Lost Battalion and the four members who earned the Medal of Honor in World War I....
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The Lost Battalion: Four Medal of Honor Stories - Part 1

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Today in a special episode, we’ll be talking about The Lost Battalion, and four soldiers who earned the Medal of Honor for their actions during th...
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Thirteen vs. Two: Col William A. Shomo

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Col Shomo earned the medal of honor for destroying 7 Japanese aircraft while being outnumbered 13 to 2 during World War II....
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Rerun: MSgt Leroy Petry

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This week we're revisiting the story of Master Sergeant Petry, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving a fellow Ranger from an enemy grenade...
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Happy Holidays From Everyone at Medal of Honor

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The Medal of Honor podcast team would like to take a moment to thank our listeners for all your support this year. We’re taking the next two weeks...
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The Unbelievable Story: MSG Earl Plumlee

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MSG Plumlee’s Medal of Honor story is straight out of a movie. When an enemy attacked his base in Afghanistan, fought multiple insurgents with lit...
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The Toughest Thing He’s Ever Done: SP5 Clarence Eugene Sasser

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Through numerous wounds and excruciating pain, SP5 Sasser continuously administered aid for 20 hours as his company was attacked in Vietnam....
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Brothers in Arms: SM1 Douglas Albert Munro

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SM1 Munro and CSM Evans were inseparable during their time in the Coast Guard, and their teamwork saved the lives of dozens of Marines during the ...
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Surviving a Rocket: Lt. Comdr. Thomas Gunning Kelly

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A Viet Cong rocket exploded 6 inches away from Lt. Comdr. Kelly, rendering him temporarily blind and unable to walk, but he continued directing hi...
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Service and Sacrifice: Cpl William Kyle Carpenter

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Cpl Carpenter covered an enemy grenade in Afghanistan to protect his fellow Marine. He survived the blast and was awarded the Medal of Honor for h...
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BG Theodore Roosevelt Jr.: A D-Day Hero

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BG Roosevelt Jr.’s seasoned and unfaltering leadership during the invasion of Normandy inspired and reassured assaulting troops, leading to a succ...
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CinC Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt: The Rough Riders

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Before becoming President, Theodore Roosevelt became a national hero for capturing San Juan Hill, but due to political reasons, he didn’t receive ...
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SFC Webster Anderson: Give Everything You’ve Got

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SFC Anderson lost two legs and an arm defending his position in Vietnam, but his resilience and bravery encouraged his men and led to victory....
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Pfc. Barger & Funk: Rushing into No Man’s Land

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Pfc. Charles D. Barger and Pfc. Jesse N. Funk both received the Medal of Honor for racing into No Man’s Land under heavy fire to rescue two wounde...
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Maj. Horace Seaver Carswell Jr.: One Bomber Against a Convoy

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Maj. Carswell earned the Medal of Honor for sacrificing himself to save his crew after piloting a surprise solo bombing mission against a convoy o...
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CPL James Allen: The Lie of a Lifetime

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CPL Allen was awarded the Medal of Honor for single handedly tricking a squad of 14 Confederates to surrender during the Civil War....
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Sgt. David Bruce Bleak: The Giant of Hill 499

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Sgt. Bleak received the Medal of Honor for killing four enemies with his bare hands and one with a trench knife during the Korean War....
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Sergeant Jose M. Lopez: One Man and His Machine Gun

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Sergeant Lopez was awarded the Medal of Honor for killing 100+ enemies and almost single handedly protecting his company from a German attack duri...
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Rerun: MSgt Roy Benavidez

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MSgt Roy Benavidez was awarded the Medal of Honor after risking his own life during the Vietnam War to rescue wounded soldiers and recover the bod...
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Pvt Joe P. Martinez: Fighting An Uphill Battle

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Private Martinez served in World War II and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for clearing enemies from frozen mountains when his unit w...
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RADM Richard Antrim: Defending the Defenseless

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Read Admiral Antrim fought in the Pacific in World War II and was awarded the Medal of Honor for stopping a fellow POW from being beaten to death....
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MSgt Leroy Petry: The Rangers

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Master Sergeant Petry served in Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving a fellow Ranger from an enemy grenade at the co...
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2ndLt Lloyd Herbert Hughes: Through the Fire and the Flames

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2ndLt Hughes was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for successfully bombing an Axis oil field in World War II despite heavy damage to his pl...
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Cpl Joseph Vittori: Taking on an Army

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Corporal Vittori fought in the Korean War and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for holding his position against hundreds of enemy fight...
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Cpl Harold Roberts: Only One of Us Can Make It

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Corporal Roberts fought as a tank driver in World War I and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life to save his gunne...
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LTJG John Koelsch: Helicopter Rescue

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LTJG Koelsch served in the Korean War and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for a daring rescue mission deep in enemy territory....
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PFC Oscar Palmer Austin: Selfless Sacrifice

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PFC Austin served in the Vietnam War and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for absorbing a grenade blast and taking a bullet that would’...
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2ndLt Jerome Sudut: Never Give Up

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2ndLt Sudut served in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for clearing an enemy bunker alone twice despite his injuries....
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CBM James Williams: Outnumbered and Outgunned

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CBM Williams served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for fighting off dozens of enemy boats in an ambush....
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Rerun: Color Sergeant Andrew Jackson Smith

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Color Sergeant Smith was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for keeping his unit’s battle flag out of enemy hands in the Civil War....
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Happy Fourth of July from the Medal of Honor team....
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CMSgt Richard Etchberger: Top Secret Radar Site

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CMSgt Etchberger served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for evacuating wounded airmen from a secret radar site....
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SP4 Larry Dahl: The Gun Truck Named Brutus

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SP4 Dahl served in the Vietnam War on a gun truck named “Brutus," and was awarded the Medal of Honor for diving on a grenade in the midst of an am...
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MGySgt Richard Earl Bush: Diving On a Grenade

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Cpl Bush served in World War II and was awarded the Medal of Honor for jumping on a grenade during the Battle of Okinawa....
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Marcellus Chiles: What Now Captain?

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Capt Chiles fought in World War I and was awarded the Medal of Honor for taking command of his battalion in battle despite being mortally wounded....
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PFC Eugene Obregon: The Ultimate Sacrifice

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PFC Obregon served in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for shielding a wounded Marine from enemy fire at the cost of his life....
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1SG Benjamin Kaufman: Determination and Bravery

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First Sergeant Kaufman served in World War I and was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing a machine gun nest despite sustaining serious injuri...
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Technical Sgt. Ted Tanouye: “Go For Broke”

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Technical Sgt. Tanouye served in World War II and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for seizing the infamous Hill 140 in Italy....
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2ndLt Raymond Zussman: Taking Positions and Prisoners

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2ndLt Zussman served in World War II and was awarded the Medal of Honor for clearing a town with his tank while not sacrificing any men....
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Colonel Harvey C. Barnum: Taking Command in Vietnam

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Colonel Barnum served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for taking command of a rifle company and rallying his men during a de...
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HMCM William Charette: Saving Lives in the Mountains of Korea

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MCHM Charette served in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving wounded Marines despite his own serious injuries....
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Maj Louis Cukela: Stopping an Ambush Alone

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Major Cukela served in World War I and was awarded the Medal of Honor for single handedly clearing a bunker firing on his Marines....
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Captain Florent Groberg: Stopping Suicide Bombers in Afghanistan

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Captain Groberg served in Afghanistan and was awarded the Medal of Honor for stopping a suicide bomber....
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SSgt. William Bordelon: Bunker Buster

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SSgt. Bordelon served in World War II and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for destroying multiple bunkers and saving fellow Marines du...
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Color Sergeant Andrew Jackson Smith: From Slave to Soldier

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Color Sergeant Smith was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for keeping his unit’s battle flag out of enemy hands in the Civil War....
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CAPT Cromwell: Down With The Ship

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Captain Cromwell was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in WWII for scuttling his submarine and preventing vital intelligence from falling in...
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SgtMaj Charles Hoffman (Ernest Janson): Battle of Belleau Wood

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Sergeant Major Hoffman was awarded the Medal of Honor for single handedly stopping a German counterattack at the Battle of Belleau Wood....
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MSgt Roy Benavidez

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MSgt Roy Benavidez was awarded the Medal of Honor after risking his own life during the Vietnam War to rescue wounded soldiers and recover the bod...
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2ndLt O’Brien: First Battle of the Hook

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2ndLt O’Brien served in the Korean War and received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack to seize a vital hill....
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LT Capodanno: The Grunt Padre in Vietnam

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Lieutenant Capodanno, a noncombatant chaplain, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for recovering wounded Marines....
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SERG Sabo Jr.: Ambush on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

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Sergeant Sabo was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for repelling an enemy ambush and saving a comrade’s life....
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MA2 Michael Monsoor

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Master-at-Arms Second Class Michael Monsoor was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor after giving his life to defend fellow SEALs in Iraq....
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LT COL Rascon: No Soldier Left Behind

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LT COL Rascon was awarded the Medal of Honor for recovering wounded soldiers in Vietnam and shielding them from grenades with his own body....
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Fernando García

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During an engagement with China’s People's Volunteer Army in the Korean War, Fernando García gave his life to protect fellow Marines, for which he...
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Henry Erwin

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Henry Erwin received the Medal of Honor for saving a plane full of his comrades, though he suffered severe injuries that required multiple surgeri...
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Happy Holidays from Medal of Honor

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The Medal of Honor podcast team is taking some time off for the holidays but episodes will return on January 2nd....
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John Balch

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John Balch was awarded the Medal of Honor for multiple displays of bravery in pivotal engagements during the first World War....
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Melvin Morris

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Melvin Morris was awarded the Medal of Honor for escorting injured comrades to safety and for retrieving classified information to prevent it fall...
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Francis Wai

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Francis Brown Wai was awarded a posthumous Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during the invasion of the Japanese-occupied Philippines in...
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Alonzo Cushing

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Alonzo Hereford Cushing earned the Medal of Honor fighting against Confederate soldiers during Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg....
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Dan Daly

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Dan Daly is one of only two Marines to receive the Medal of Honor twice....
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Randy Shugart

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Randy Shugart received the Medal of Honor for actions in Somalia. His story would eventually serve as the basis for the book, and later movie, Bla...
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Hiroshi Miyamura

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Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura’s military career included a two-and-a-half year period in which he suffered as a POW, earning him a secret nomination ...
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Alwyn Cashe

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Alwyn Cashe received the Medal of Honor for rescuing fellow soldiers from a burning vehicle in Iraq, suffering grievous injuries in the process....
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Hector Cafferata

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Hector Cafferata Jr was awarded the Medal of Honor for defeating enemy soldiers and holding critical ground during the Korean War....
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John Bobo

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John Bobo’s bravery defending his comrades in combat, after suffering serious injuries, earned him the Medal of Honor, and the enduring respect of...
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James Howard

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James Howard won the Medal of Honor as a fighter pilot defending American bombers from German attacks during WWII....
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Henry Johnson

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Henry Johnson earned the Medal of Honor defending his comrades in hand-to-hand combat while heavily outnumbered, though his life after returning h...
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George A. Davis Jr

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Davis earned the Medal of Honor attacking a vastly superior enemy formation during the Korean War....
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Eddie Rickenbacker

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Rickenbacker was awarded the Medal of Honor for destroying two enemy aircraft in a one-versus-seven dogfight behind enemy lines....
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Rerun: Hershel "Woody" Williams

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Earlier this week, Hershel Woody Williams, the last surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient, passed away. His legacy endures. Here is his story....
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Harold Gonsalves

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The only Latino Marine to earn the Medal of Honor during World War II, Harold Gonsalves sacrificed his own life for the sake of his fellow Marines...
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Tibor Rubin

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Holocaust-survivor Tibor Rubin received the Medal of Honor for his incredible resilience as a prisoner of war in Korea....
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Joseph De Castro

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Joseph De Castro was the first Latino to receive the Medal of Honor for his role in the Battle of Gettysburg....
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George Sakato

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George Sakato's courageous solo charge up a German-held hill during World War II inspired his platoon to follow and capture more than 30 enemy sol...
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Rerun: John Chapman

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John Chapman, the first airman since Vietnam to be awarded the medal, earned his Medal of Honor during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan....
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Rodolfo Hernandez

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Corporal Rodolfo (Rudy) Hernandez received the Medal of Honor for his heroism in Korea, after he was launched a solo attack armed only with a bayo...
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Desmond Doss

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Refusing to shoot or even to carry a weapon, Desmond Doss was the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for his service in Wo...
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William Harvey Carney

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The first Black American to earn the Medal of Honor, William Harvey Carney nearly died at Fort Wagner in the Civil War - but he never once let the...
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Sen. Daniel Inouye

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The only US Senator so far to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Senator Daniel Inouye earned the Medal of Hon...
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Milton Olive

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The first Black recipient of the Medal of Honor during Vietnam, Milton Olive sacrificed his own life to save four of his fellow soldiers....
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Juan Negrón

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M.Sgt. Juan Negrón, a member of legendary Puerto Rican regiment the Borinqueneers, earned the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Korea....
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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

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The only women to ever receive the Medal of Honor, Army surgeon Mary Edwards Walker's award was rescinded towards the end of her life....
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Ernest Childers

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For his service in World War II, Ernest Childers was the first Native American to receive the Medal of Honor since the 1880s....
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Hershel "Woody" Williams

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The last surviving Marine to have received the Medal of Honor during World War II, Woody Williams' heroism was vital to American efforts in the Ba...
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William Pitsenbarger

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William "Pits" Pitsenbarger flew in helicopter rescue missions to treat and evacuate wounded soldiers and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his s...
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Audie Murphy

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Before Audie Murphy was a 1950s Hollywood star, he earned a Medal of Honor for his bravery in Germany during World War II....
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John Chapman

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John Chapman, the first airman since Vietnam to be awarded the medal, earned his Medal of Honor during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan....
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Jacob Parrott

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Jacob Parrott received the first Medal of Honor ever awarded for his participation in the Great Locomotive Chase during the Civil War....
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