Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Chief Petty Officer William Badders

By Katie Lange Master divers have one of the most coveted titles in the U.S. Navy. They’re technical experts who can journey to dark depths of the world’s oceans to accomplish things few others can with little to no margin for error. Navy Chief Petty Officer William Badders, a machinist’s mate, had that coveted role in the 1930’s. He and three of his colleagues took part in one of the greatest undersea rescues of all time and it earned them all the Medal of Honor. Badders was born in Harrisburg, Illinois,…

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President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Retired Navy SEAL for Heroic Actions in Afghanistan

On May 24, retired Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL), Britt Slabinski became the 12th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery displayed in Afghanistan. President Donald J. Trump presented Slabinski with the medal during a White House ceremony for his actions while leading a team under heavy effective enemy fire in an attempt to rescue teammate Petty Officer First Class Neil Roberts during Operation Anaconda in 2002. During the ceremony, Trump praised Slabinski and his heroric actions. “Today we induct a new name into the…

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Captain Thomas J Hudner Jr USN (Ret’d), Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient, Passes Away

More than 800 family, friends, and active duty and retired service members gathered in Concord, Massachusetts, Nov. 16, to pay their final respects to retired Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., who earned the Medal of Honor during the Korean War. Hudner passed away Nov. 13, at his home in Concord. He was 93. Believed by many to be a man who embodied the ethos of the United States Navy, Hudner was accepted into the Naval Academy in 1943, commissioned as an officer in 1946 and became an aviation officer in…

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US Coast Guard historian presents personal history of Douglas Munro

U.S. Coast Guard Assistant Historian Beth Crumley will present the personal history of Signalman First Class Douglas Munro, the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, during a special exhibit on the history of the Battle of Guadalcanal at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9. Crumley will speak about Munro, who died a hero evacuating a battalion of Marines trapped by the Japanese at Guadalcanal Sept. 27, 1942. She will also provide information on the history of the Coast…

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Medal of Honor recipient tours Lawrence Lawson

Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Joe Rizzo, commanding officer of the cutter Lawrence Lawson, provides a tour to retired Marine Corps. Col. Barney Barnum, a Medal of Honor recipient, during a visit to Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017. The Lawrence Lawson will be formally commissioned in Cape May, N.J., Mar. . U.S Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Krystyn Pecora Tour Engine Room CO and MOH

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