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Biography Subject, Alonzo Cushing, Wins Medal of Honor

Almost 150 years after his death in the battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863, Alonzo Cushing, first lieutenant of Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery, has received the… 1,281 more words

University Press Of Kentucky

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Kent Masterson Brown's Cushing of Gettysburg: The Story of a Union Artillery Commander convinced the Army War Decorations Board to give 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing to award the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Cushing was killed at the battle soon after breaking Pickett's Charge. The University of Kentucky has posted a article that reproduce's an excerpt from Brown's book that describes Cushing's actions. Check out the UK Press's blog post.

McCampbell Terminal — PBI's secret name

McCampbell Terminal — PBI’s secret name

26° 41′ 17″ N / 80° 05′ 22″ W

Laid down in 1988, the cornerstone of the main terminal at… 291 more words

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Watch The Full Medal Of Honor Ceremony Of Bennie Adkins And Donald Sloat

Today at the White House, the Medal of Honor was given to Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat for their actions of bravely during the Vietnam War.   139 more words

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Latest Medal of Honor Recipient Killed Up to 175 enemies, Risked His Life to Save Comrades

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush — and one tiger. 937 more words

Nation/World

Two Vietnam Vets Receive Medal of Honor

Two American Vietnam veterans were presented with the nation’s highest military decoration for valor at the White House today. Spec. Donald P. Sloat received the award posthumously… 120 more words

Government

2 Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their brothers in combat. 620 more words

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Despite wounds, Medal of Honor recipient killed up to 175 enemies, saved comrades

(CNN) — As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush — and one tiger. 904 more words

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