Sgt. Dennis P. Weichel Jr., 29, of Providence, R.I, died March 22, 2012, from injuries sustained when he was struck by an armored fighting vehicle after moving an Afghan child to safety.
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Guardsman Who Died Saving An Afghan Child From Harm
After saving the child from a moving MRAP, the Rhode Island National Guardsman had no time left to get himself out of harm’s way.
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5 Ways Climate Change Will Impact The US Military
In his speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the president focused on the national security implications of climate change.
Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts stands as the audience applauds him for receiving the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, July 21, 2014.
See What Medal Of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts Told Graduating Students During A Commencement Speech
Ryan Pitts shared with graduates what he learned from his experience in the Battle of Wanat and how he applies those lessons to everyday life.
U.S. war correspondent Ernie Pyle, center, talks with Marines below decks on a U.S. Navy transport while en route to the invasion of Okinawa during World War II in this March 1945 file photo.
10 Extraordinary Quotes About War From Ernie Pyle
These insightful quotes contain enduring truths about war and what it means to be on the front lines, from the perspective of the common G.I.
Adm. Mike Mullen presents Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Douglas M. Day with the 2008 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award Dec. 8, 2008, in Crystal City, Virginia.
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UNSUNG HEROES: This Navy SEAL Kept Fighting After Getting Shot 27 Times
Douglas “Mike” Day killed his attackers before they could finish him off, and now he has completed a 70.3-mile triathlon to raise money for wounded vets.
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Meet The Iraq War Vet Winning Hearts On Dancing With The Stars
After struggling to cope with the loss of two limbs, Army veteran Noah Galloway is proving nothing can hold him back.
The family of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo (right) follows his flag draped casket to his eventual gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery April 25.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Sailor Who Died A Hero After Base Failures Let Someone Through The Gate
When an intruder surprised and disarmed a fellow sailor on the destroyer’s quarterdeck, Mark Mayo used his body as a shield.
Staff Sgt. Jeffery Worley, substance abuse control officer on Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., administers a breathalyzer test to Sgt. Darren Cole, October 24, 2013.
‘Alcohol Is A Weapon’ — Inside The Military’s New Tactic To Combat Sexual Assault
Military officials believe calling alcohol a weapon can help combat sexual assault, and prosecutors agree.
Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe, in an undated photo.
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UNSUNG HEROES: This Army Sergeant Set Himself On Fire Rescuing 6 Soldiers
Covered in flames, the sergeant first class committed a selfless act in the middle of an ambush that cost him his life, but saved his buddies.