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We finally know the backstory of how Defense Secretary Austin got the Silver Star
During the invasion of Iraq, then-Brig. Gen. Lloyd Austin led from the front, often under fire.
This Army post is honoring three legendary soldiers for their remarkable bravery on the battlefield
"[T]ake some time to remember these three incredible Dogface Soldiers."
This hero special ops Marine ran through gunfire to save wounded teammates in Iraq
"I just knew that they wouldn't have quit for me so I'm not going to quit."
Black and Native American heroes from as far back as WWII may see Medal of Honor upgrades
The military services need to sort through thousands of citations.
Why it took 16 years for this Marine to finally receive his Purple Heart
Another case of lost paperwork.
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.”
Green Berets receive valor awards for grueling eight-hour firefight against elite Taliban force in Afghanistan
A group of Green Berets have received valor awards for their heroic actions during a grueling eight-hour firefighter against Taliban forces in Afghanistan in August 2019
Air Force combat controller to receive Silver Star for heroism during intense Afghanistan firefight
Air Force Master Sgt. John E. Grimesey of Carthage will receive the Silver Star, the third highest medal presented by the Department of Defense, for his actions during a 2013 mission in Afghanistan
Read the stories of the Marine Raiders awarded Silver and Bronze Stars for a hellish four-hour battle in Afghanistan
A Marine Raider who assaulted a bunker and recovered a wounded Afghan soldier during a four-hour firefight in Afghanistan last year was one of several special operations Marines recognized for valor when he was awarded the Silver Star last week
Special tactics airmen receive valor awards for daring Middle East raids, one of which took out top Al Qaeda leader
A group of special tactics airmen were honored with valor awards for their "selfless actions" during a series of raids carried out during a three-month deployment to Afghanistan, one of which resulted in the death of a top Al Qaeda leader in the region,
Navy EOD chief awarded Silver Star for saving teammates during intense firefight in Iraq
An Imperial Beach-based chief explosive ordinance disposal technician was awarded the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma Thursday
Florida senators are pushing for Purple Hearts for service members wounded in the NAS Pensacola shooting
Florida's two senators are pushing the Defense Department to award Purple Hearts to the U.S. service members wounded in the December shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola
Green Berets receive dozens of combat awards for ‘valorous actions’ during Afghanistan deployment
"The valor we are recognizing today happened at the most tactical level – face to face fighting, close quarters combat, hand grenade range"
Heroic Coasties receive Distinguished Flying Crosses for rescuing hundreds from Hurricane Harvey
Four Coast Guard members who faced extraordinary conditions while saving an infant, a pregnant woman and dozens more during a powerful 2017 storm have been awarded prestigious medals for their heroism
Coast Guard pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for saving lives during Hurricane Harvey
Lieutenant John Briggs, known as JJ to his friends and family, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for acts of heroism after Cat. 4 Hurricane Harvey battered the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast regions in late August 2017
Georgia Army vet admits to lying about receiving Purple Heart and Silver Star
Gregg Ramsdell, 61, faces up to six years in prison and a $500,000 fine for stolen valor and making false statements after claiming he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after a deployment in Afghanistan that earned him a Purple Heart and Silver Star
Two A-10 pilots receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for rescuing troops under heavy fire in Afghanistan
The Distinguished Flying Cross is rarely awarded, let alone awarded twice on the same day to two members of the same fighter squadron, but that's exactly what happened for two A-10 pilots who saved troops under fire in Afghanistan during missions in 2008 and 2010
A lawmaker wants to expedite valor awards for the K9 team that took down al-Baghdadi
A New Jersey Democrat is urging the Pentagon to expedite service medals for the military K9 unit responsible for taking down notorious ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Exclusive: These valor award citations show the remarkable heroism on display during the 2017 Niger ambush
In addition to showing how the four fallen soldiers fought to the end, the award citations also describe other service members' bravery that has remained a secret – until now.
WWII ‘Hero of Cologne’ finally receives Bronze Star nearly 75 years after legendary showdown with Nazi tank
It's about damn time
JTAC to receive Air Force Cross for valor in deadly firefight against ISIS in Afghanistan
Kentucky Air National Guard Special Ops Tech. Sgt. Daniel Keller is set to receive the nation's second-highest award for valor, the Air Force Cross, on Friday for his heroism in helping to medevac fallen troops during that battle in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province
Air Force PJ receives Bronze Star for fighting off Taliban for hours while twice wounded
Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Metzger was awarded the Bronze Star with a "V" device for his heroism during an hours-long firefight with Taliban militants that saw him overcome significant injuries from both grenade shrapnel and gunfire to save the lives of his teammates
Artillery soldier awarded Bronze Star for raining mortars on ISIS fighters during a harrowing firefight
The Army awarded a Bronze Star with a valor device to a fire support specialist for risking his own life to save wounded personnel amid heavy fire from ISIS fighters before obliterating enemy positions with a salvo of 60mm mortar rounds during an intense engagement in Afghanistan
Black Hawk pilot receives Distinguished Service Cross for heroically shielding Green Berets from enemy fire
Then-Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher C. Palumbo received the Distinguished Service Cross Award on Thursday for his actions during a battle on April 11, 2005
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"