Category Archives: Medal

Medal of Honor recipient, a chaplain who died in captivity, identified among Korean War remains


The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has identified the remains of Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, a Medal of Honor recipient who died as a prisoner of war in Korea. Kapaun was identified on Mar. 2, the DPAA announced Friday. His remains were among the 867 buried as “Unknowns” at the National Memorial Cemetery of the […]

This very good girl was awarded a medal at her retirement ceremony at NAS Key West


Naval Air Station Key West officials honored military working dog Jessy for her service at a retirement ceremony on Nov. 5. Capt. Mark Sohaney, commanding officer of NAS Key West, presented Jessy with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and a Certificate of Meritorious Service at the ceremony held on the air station’s Boca […]

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 […]

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 […]