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How Medal of Honor hero David Bellavia wiped out an entire enemy squad in Fallujah
The Audie Murphy of his generation.
Air Force’s last serving prisoner of war, shot down in Desert Storm, retires after 33 years
“I don’t regret going over there, fighting and getting shot down ... That’s what I took an oath to do.”
This Coast Guardsman helped pick up a flaming car with his bare hands and dragged 3 people to safety
What a badass.
The Navy’s most decorated Corpsman has retired 18 years after running through gunfire to save 5 Marines
“The job of a Corpsman is to go through hell and back for your Marines.”
This airman went in search of caffeine at 3 a.m. He ended up saving a life instead
"They said, 'you know what I'm not ok, I'm not good,' and then they just collapsed on the ground."
This Medal of Honor recipient crashed his plane on purpose to get to his downed wingman
What he did that day had never been attempted before, and has never been repeated since.
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.”
The heroic last stand of 2 Marines in Ramadi
Their final stand and sacrifice all took place in a matter of seconds.
Three immigrants who earned the US military’s highest award for combat bravery
As Alfred V. Rascon fought through a rain of grenades, gunfire, and mortars in a heavily engaged firefight, neither Rascon … Continued
‘I reacted on instinct’ — How a Marine rescued a child from drowning in a brutal rip current
"A true hero."
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.”
We salute the Army’s first Black Ranger instructor who became a legendary neighborhood crime-fighter
"If you watched his body language ... you would get the message, 'I'm not the one to mess with.'"
Here’s the fascinating story behind this Army paramedic’s distinct flight mask
“Sgt. Boxx is perhaps the most qualified medic I’ve ever seen."
He spent three years as a POW during WWII. Now he’s finally being recognized for his heroism
"He truly represents members of the greatest generation, who did so much but asked so little from their country."
When a stranger was hit by a car this Army medic ran to his aid and never left his side
"This is what we do."
‘I don’t think I’m special’ says Marine who rescued a baby from a burning car
"I was like 'I need to help her get her baby out of the car."
‘I knew I needed to do something’ — Airman awarded for braving rocket fire to treat wounded during Camp Taji attack
"Everyone was scared, but we don't leave each other behind, I did all I could do."
Special Forces doctor awarded for saving lives despite his own injuries following a motorcycle accident
"I'm sorry for bleeding on you, Doc."
We salute the Marine Corps infantryman who rescued an infant from a burning car
"I'm not a firefighter, but Marines are prepared to react to contact all the time."
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."
We salute this heroic military working dog for taking out the gunman who pinned his team down during a fierce firefight
A British military working dog who risked life and limb to take out an enemy gunman pouring fire on his team in Afghanistan has received the highest award an animal...
We salute these Marines for saving the life of a woman trapped underneath a car
'Marines run to the sound of the guns, so it didn’t surprise me at all that the Marines were there'
Half a century ago, this soldier escaped armed captors in Africa. He’s still fighting for the recognition many say he’s due
In 1965, Ron Dolecki was on a map-making mission for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Ethiopia when he and two crew members were ambushed by Eritrean rebels, taken...
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.”