Category Archives: Honor

Medal of Honor for Iraq War hero Cashe delayed again


Alwyn Cashe’s family has waited more than a decade for the Iraq War hero to be recognized with the Medal of Honor. Now, they’ll have to wait a little longer. The Senate on Monday left town for a two-week recess without taking up legislation that would allow the president to bestow the nation’s highest military […]

Navy to honor memory of 17 sailors killed in 2000 jihadi attack on destroyer Cole


“We were not really prepared for the kind of attack that happened to the Cole,” said Navy Capt. Joe Bouchard on the 2000 bombing of the destroyer Cole. Monday marks 20 years since 17 sailors were killed in a jihadi bombing of the Navy destroyer Cole while in a Yemeni port. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer […]

Honor Guard sailor collapses from ‘extreme heat and dehydration’ during procession for the late Rep. John Lewis


A sailor serving with a joint services military honor guard tasked with escorting the late U.S. Congressman John Lewis to lie in state within the Capitol Rotunda collapsed Monday afternoon in the suffocating Washington, D.C., summer heat. The sailor, who has not been identified, “passed out due to extreme heat and dehydration,” said Ed Ziegler, […]

Medal of Honor recipient, former Green Beret Ronald Shurer, dies at 41


Medal of Honor recipient and Army Special Forces veteran former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer died Thursday, according to the unit he served under in Afghanistan. Prior to his passing, Shurer, 41, was undergoing treatment for lung cancer at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. He said Wednesday that he would soon be taken off […]