Featured in Heroism
9 months after getting Pentagon approval, Alwyn Cashe still hasn’t received the Medal of Honor
The family of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe is still waiting.
This real-life Air Force superhero saved 28 people from an active shooter in Arizona
"In that moment, you have to decide: Flight or Fight. I chose fight.”
America’s newest Medal of Honor recipient: ‘Our greatest enemy is ourselves’
"While we have many enemies of this country today who want to see us fall, there’s no greater enemy in my opinion than ourselves."
This Air Force PJ heroically treated 7 teammates wounded by a massive explosion in Afghanistan
“There were so many things covered in fuel and burning. It looked apocalyptic.”
It’s National Medal of Honor Day and Alwyn Cashe still doesn’t have his
“I want to know where we are,” Cashe's sister said. “The importance of today did not pass me by.”
How a homeless orphan from Florida earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam
"Sims made the greatest sacrifice a soldier can make … and no mark of tribute can be too great.”
Special Tactics airman awarded Air Force Cross for saving Green Beret team in desperate 8-hour firefight
“I knew then that I had to go get to my teammates and help them."
Airman to receive Air Force Cross for heroic actions during enemy ambush in Afghanistan
"Germanovich directed his team’s withdrawal, then traversed 700 meters carrying a casualty up a mountain to a helicopter landing zone while directing close air support."
Trump signs law authorizing Medal of Honor to Alwyn Cashe for heroic vehicle rescue in Iraq
“You don’t often find truly selfless sacrifice where someone put his soldiers’ welfare before his own."
Army sergeant awarded Soldier’s Medal for saving a man from burning vehicle
An Army sergeant was awarded the Soldier’s Medal on Monday for heroically saving a man from a burning vehicle last...
Air Force pararescueman awarded Silver Star for risking his life to save his teammates during Afghanistan firefight
"That is heroism. That is what today is about.”
Navy SEAL who saved 3 kids from drowning receives medal for his heroism
“I was reminded of the seven-mile swim we do in BUD/S, and I thought to myself, if I have to I can do this all day"
Airman who helped more than 30 people survive Las Vegas shooting finally recognized for his heroism
“I am grateful that I received this training and was able to help as many people as I could.”
He joined the Army to avenge the 9/11 attacks. On the 19th anniversary of that day, he’ll receive the Medal of Honor
"Going back to a normal day at work, that's what I'm looking forward to."
‘Every generation has its heroes’ — Army veteran who stopped active shooter awarded Soldier’s Medal
"Every generation has its heroes and Master Sergeant Royer is one of ours today”
A Fort Gordon soldier’s heroic act saved a family trapped in a flipped vehicle
"It was just second nature to me. I was just helping. It wasn't like I was trying to be heroic"
‘He’s the definition of a hero’ — Army captain receives Soldier’s Medal for saving man from burning car
Army Capt. Travis Johnson was awarded the Soldier's Medal — the Army's highest award for heroism outside of combat — during a ceremony at Fort Bragg's Hall of Heroes for his actions that February night
This hero airman saved a child’s life on the way to pick up an award for doing a bunch of other heroic things
On his way to receive an award for his previous heroics, Tech. Sgt. Kenneth O'Brien took a brief detour to save a child's life, because he's a badass.
Army recruiter awarded Distinguished Service Cross for dragging fellow soldiers to safety under enemy fire in Afghanistan
"My dad always told me that if you're going to do something, do it right"
Coastie receives heroism medal for shielding others from fire and providing medical aid during Las Vegas shooting
A petty officer currently stationed at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is the first Coast Guardsman since 2012 to be awarded the prestigious Coast Guard Medal for heroism
Green Beret Receives Soldier’s Medal For Pulling Man From Vehicle Before It Exploded
Sgt. 1st Class Erik Kingsley was driving his brother-in-law to the airport in the early morning hours of April 1,...
Marine Drill Instructor Receives Posthumous Heroism Honor For Rescuing 2 Women Trapped In Cars
In September, Marine Sgt. Gary G. Wilson, of Murrieta, California, rescued two women trapped in their cars — one vehicle...
On A CIA Mission In Laos This Airman Held Off An Assault For Hours With Just A Radio And An M-16
On March 11, 1968, on a remote mountain top in Laos called Lima Site 85, Air Force Chief Master Sgt....
Mattis Urged To Consider Award Upgrade For Marine Officer’s Heroic Last Stand
Congressman Duncan Hunter, Republican from California, has sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis asking him to upgrade...