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This soldier saved 2 people and a dog from a burning building then casually went back to work
"I made a quick decision."
75 years after his death, the remains of a Marine killed in World War II are coming home
Dolan was born five years after Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Kenneth W. Likens was killed in a World War II battle in 1943 on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa.
These Navy EOD techs fought off 20 ISIS fighters in a cave during secret night raid
Two Navy EOD techs fought off 20 terrorists and shielded their comrades from enemy fire.
Vietnam Veteran Awarded Silver Star 51 Years After Heroically Leading Rescue Of Ambushed Convoy
A retired officer whose leadership helped save soldiers and Marines pinned down by North Vietnamese fighters in 1967 received the third-highest award for valor on Friday for his heroism more than five decades ago
3 Americans Who Foiled Paris Train Attack Awarded French Citizenship
The three Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015 were granted French citizenship on Thursday during a special naturalization ceremony in California
The Navy Is Flying Its First Ever All-Female Missing Man Formation To Honor A Trailblazing Aviator
Capt. Rosemary Mariner, who die on Jan. 24 at age 65, was an unintentional pioneer whose many firsts helped lay a foundation for thousands of military women
5 Medal Of Honor Recipients Who Helped Turn The Tide Of Vietnam’s Brutal Battle Of Hue City
The Tet Offensive began on January 30 as the North Vietnamese occupied the city of Hue. U.S. Marines spent nearly a month fighting a brutal urban battle to retake the city — which was 80% destroyed by the battle's end
Meet Michael Monsoor, The Heroic SEAL Who Is The Namesake Of The Navy’s Newest Ship
The Navy is set to commission the second ship in its Zumwalt class of destroyers the USS Michael Monsoor in a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, on Saturday
This Army Recruiter Ran Towards Gunfire During A Gang Shooting At A Salt Lake City Mall
When most people hear the distinctive popping of gunshots, their first instinct is to flee. Not Sgt. Marshall VanHook.
Trump Travels To Dover Air Base To Honor 4 Americans Who Died In Syria
Flanked by military officials, Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan filed up a ramp leading onto a military transport aircraft, where a prayer was given to honor the memory of Scott Wirtz, a civilian Department of Defense employee from St. Louis.
‘I’m Worried Nobody Will Come’ — Daughter Of WWII Hero Asks Vets To Celebrate Her Late Father’s Life
Have courage. That's how Cornelius Cornelssen VII signed off on a brief telegram to his son, Cornelius VIII, who had...
‘They Could Have Run But Did Not’: Read John Kelly’s Letter For 2 Heroic Marines Who Stopped A Suicide Bomber
On Apr. 22, 2008, two Marine infantrymen stood in place as a suicide truck bomber came barreling toward them. Six...
French Immigrant Goes Into SEAL Mode To Rescue Dangling Toddler
Immigrants: always doing the low-paying jobs nobody else wants, right? Keep that in old cliché mind while watching this video:...
Military Veterans Mourned As Las Vegas Victims, Praised As Heroes
The victims of America’s worst mass shooting in modern history came from all walks of life — and so did...
Afghanistan Hero Gives His Medal Of Honor To His Airborne Brigade
Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Stars and Stripes. Read the original here. VICENZA, Italy — The Medal of Honor has...
UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Took Control Of Air And Ground Operations Under Enemy Fire
Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Air Force has given out 71 Silver Stars for valorous actions. Two of those belong...
New Documentary Explores The Question, What Makes A Hero?
David Botti’s BBC documentary “What Makes a Hero” captures the disconnect between veterans and civilians, the culture of guilt created...
The Story Of Sgt. York, The Man Who Killed Or Captured More Than 100 Germans In A Single WWI Battle
“[T]hose machine guns were spitting fire and cutting down the undergrowth all around me something awful.”
UNSUNG HEROES: The Remarkable Service Record Of The Sergeant Major Killed In Afghanistan
Editor’s note: Unsung Heroes is an effort by Task & Purpose to highlight the stories of bravery and heroism that...