Category Archives: Cashe

Fate of Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe’s Medal of Honor now rests with the White House

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Senate lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved plans to award the nation’s highest military honor to Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe. Now the decision is up to the president. Cashe, an Army sergeant first class who died in November 2005 from injuries sustained trying to save his men from a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle, was previously […]

For Alwyn Cashe’s family, another step towards an overdue honor

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Until a few weeks ago, Kasinal White, sister of Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe, had nearly given up hope that the last decade of work she spent trying to get her brother’s Silver Star upgraded would ever yield results. “I thought I had exhausted all my options,” White said in a press conference with reporters […]

Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe should get Medal of Honor, Esper says

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For years, military advocates have pointed to the heroic death of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe and the subsequent Defense Department decision not to award him the Medal of Honor as proof that the entire military medals system needs a dramatic overhaul. Now, nearly 15 years after Cashe died after suffering fatal injuries while trying […]