Lorianne Woodrow Moss

Lorianne Woodrow Moss is a writer based in Annapolis, Maryland, and a former U.S. Senate foreign policy aide.

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Sgt. 1st Class Matthew J. Loheide is pinned with the Silver Star medal by Maj. Gen. Leslie C. Smith, commanding general of the 20th Support Command, during a ceremony outside the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, April 5, 2013.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Soldier Who Rescued His Men From An Ambush Despite A Traumatic Brain Injury
This NCO repeatedly put himself in the line of fire to evacuate his brothers, despite his own traumatic brain injury.
Lt. Col. John M. Reed, speaks on behalf of Cpl. Richard S. Weinmaster, who received the Navy Cross for valor and a promotion to corporal moments before during a ceremony held at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray field, Aug. 20, 2009.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Marine Who Shielded His Team From A Grenade And Then Kept Fighting
“I didn't do anything special,” Pfc. Richard Weinmaster insisted at his award ceremony. “I was just in the right place at the right time.”
Utopia, Texas native Sgt. Ken Thomas (right), a team leader with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment talks with local Iraqi residents near Taji, Iraq during an Oct. 6,2007, foot patrol.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Army Scout Who Swam Through A River And Cut Through An Electric Fence
U.S. Army Sgt. Ken Thomas’ actions on a river patrol gone wrong in Iraq in 2007 earned the cavalry scout the Silver Star.
Army medic Sgt. Julia Bringloe received the Distinguished Flying Cross in 2012 for 11 rescue hoists during 60 hours of combat in Afghanistan's high mountains.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Army Medic Overcame Gunfire And A Broken Leg To Save 14 Soldiers
Black Hawk medic, Sgt. Julia Bringloe, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for three days of hoists in June 2011 that she conducted all with a broken leg.
Army Staff Sgt. Jason Fetty (center) is the first Army reservist to earn the Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan.
UNSUNG HEROES: This Army Reservist Saved A Crowd From A Suicide Bomber
Staff Sgt. Jason Fetty tackled the suicide bomber in an Afghan hospital and separated him from a crowd of hundreds, exposing himself to the blast in the process.
Maj. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the 1st Cavalry Divisions commanding general, talks to Pfc. Christopher Fernandez following the ceremony awarding soldier the Silver Star Medal for valor Aug. 13.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Private Who Burned His Hands To Save His Fallen Brothers
Keeping his fingers on the trigger of a battle-damaged machine gun left serious burns on his hands, but this 18-year-old Army soldier didn’t stop firing.