Honor guard of Airmen and Marines, carry the casket of retired Medal of Honor recipient US Air Force Col. George Bud Day during his funeral service at Barrancas National Cemetery August 1, 2013 on Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. Day, a Medal of Honor recipient and combat pilot with service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, passed away July 27 at the age of 88.
RMDBX062Honor guard of Airmen and Marines, carry the casket of retired Medal of Honor recipient US Air Force Col. George Bud Day during his funeral service at Barrancas National Cemetery August 1, 2013 on Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. Day, a Medal of Honor recipient and combat pilot with service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, passed away July 27 at the age of 88.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alfred V. Rascon, a Medal of Honor recipient, participates in a Medal of Honor Dining In hosted by the Air Force?s 380th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia April 12, 2010. Rascon earned the Medal of Honor for actions for taken March 16, 1966, in Vietnam. Then a specialist fourth class, his 'extraordinary valor in the face of deadly enemy fire, his heroism in rescuing the wounded and his gallantry by repeatedly risking his own life for his fellow Soldiers are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service.' Rascon and ano
RMHE91Y0Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alfred V. Rascon, a Medal of Honor recipient, participates in a Medal of Honor Dining In hosted by the Air Force?s 380th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia April 12, 2010. Rascon earned the Medal of Honor for actions for taken March 16, 1966, in Vietnam. Then a specialist fourth class, his 'extraordinary valor in the face of deadly enemy fire, his heroism in rescuing the wounded and his gallantry by repeatedly risking his own life for his fellow Soldiers are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service.' Rascon and ano
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C., support a full honors funeral for retired Marine Lt. Col. Howard V. Lee, Medal of Honor recipient, at Colonial Grove Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia, March 30, 2019. Lee received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War in August 1966. While on an operation deep in enemy territory, Lee’s platoon was attacked and surrounded by a large Vietnamese force. Realizing his unit suffered numerous casualties and fully aware the platoon remained under heavy attack, Lee took seven men and proceeded by helicopter to provide reinfor
RM2B14KMDU.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C., support a full honors funeral for retired Marine Lt. Col. Howard V. Lee, Medal of Honor recipient, at Colonial Grove Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia, March 30, 2019. Lee received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War in August 1966. While on an operation deep in enemy territory, Lee’s platoon was attacked and surrounded by a large Vietnamese force. Realizing his unit suffered numerous casualties and fully aware the platoon remained under heavy attack, Lee took seven men and proceeded by helicopter to provide reinfor
From left, retired Army Cpl. Steve Martin, Army Sgt. Tom Block, Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Master Sgt. Leroy Petry and retired Army Sgt. Ralph Cacciapaglia, pose in front of an HH-60 medical evacuation helicopter during a visit to the Dustoff ramp April 16, 2015 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The visit was conducted as part of Operation Proper Exit, a program developed to provide closure for service members severely injured in the line of duty.  Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/released)
RMHEA4R0From left, retired Army Cpl. Steve Martin, Army Sgt. Tom Block, Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Master Sgt. Leroy Petry and retired Army Sgt. Ralph Cacciapaglia, pose in front of an HH-60 medical evacuation helicopter during a visit to the Dustoff ramp April 16, 2015 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The visit was conducted as part of Operation Proper Exit, a program developed to provide closure for service members severely injured in the line of duty. Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/released)
Medal of Honor recipient and President of the Society of the Congressional Medal of Honor retired U.S. Army Col. Robert Howard (Vietnam) speaks during the opening ceremony for the annual Medal of Honor Convention at Soldier Field in Chicago on September 15, 2009.     UPI/Brian Kersey
RMTXJC22Medal of Honor recipient and President of the Society of the Congressional Medal of Honor retired U.S. Army Col. Robert Howard (Vietnam) speaks during the opening ceremony for the annual Medal of Honor Convention at Soldier Field in Chicago on September 15, 2009. UPI/Brian Kersey
Retired Army colonel and Medal of Honor recipient, Walter J. Marm, speaks during the POW/MIA Ceremony, Sept. 19, 2014, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. During his speech, Marm stressed the importance of remembering Americans who’ve endured captivity in enemy hands, as well as those whose fate remains unknown. The ceremony, held in conjunction with national POW/MIA Recognition Day, also featured a missing-man formation flyover by four F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing, a reading of the Code of Conduct, a special presentation of the colors and remarks by Col. Mark Slocu
RMHEBMMJRetired Army colonel and Medal of Honor recipient, Walter J. Marm, speaks during the POW/MIA Ceremony, Sept. 19, 2014, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. During his speech, Marm stressed the importance of remembering Americans who’ve endured captivity in enemy hands, as well as those whose fate remains unknown. The ceremony, held in conjunction with national POW/MIA Recognition Day, also featured a missing-man formation flyover by four F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing, a reading of the Code of Conduct, a special presentation of the colors and remarks by Col. Mark Slocu
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz listens as Medal of Honor recipient and retired Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness introduces him during the Medal of Honor Convention Patriot Award Dinner at the Charleston Area Convention Center in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 2, 2010.  General Schwartz was presented the Patriot Award at the event, which he accepted on behalf of all servicemembers and their families.  The annual convention is hosted each year by a different city to honor both Medal of Honor recipients and all U.S. military personnel. Airman 1st Class Samuel W. Goodman
RMEG1738Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz listens as Medal of Honor recipient and retired Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness introduces him during the Medal of Honor Convention Patriot Award Dinner at the Charleston Area Convention Center in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 2, 2010. General Schwartz was presented the Patriot Award at the event, which he accepted on behalf of all servicemembers and their families. The annual convention is hosted each year by a different city to honor both Medal of Honor recipients and all U.S. military personnel. Airman 1st Class Samuel W. Goodman
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Jackson, Medal of Honor recipient, gives an interview during the 2010 Medal of Honor Convention in Charleston, S.C., Sept. 29, 2010.  Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
RMHEAA7MRetired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Jackson, Medal of Honor recipient, gives an interview during the 2010 Medal of Honor Convention in Charleston, S.C., Sept. 29, 2010. Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
U.S. Marine Corps covers remain on chairs during a memorial service for retired U.S. Air Force Col. George Day at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, Fla., Aug. 1, 2013. Day, a Medal of Honor recipient and combat pilot who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, died July 27, 2013. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Callaway, U.S. Air Force/DoD/Sipa USA)
RM2EYFK6AU.S. Marine Corps covers remain on chairs during a memorial service for retired U.S. Air Force Col. George Day at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, Fla., Aug. 1, 2013. Day, a Medal of Honor recipient and combat pilot who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, died July 27, 2013. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Callaway, U.S. Air Force/DoD/Sipa USA)
Oct. 02, 2011 - Columbia, Kentucky, U.S. - Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel JADELL JANES listens during a ceremony honoring local Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. Janes is chaplain of Columbia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6097 and pastor of Milltown United Methodist Church. (Credit Image:
RMCG2M4GOct. 02, 2011 - Columbia, Kentucky, U.S. - Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel JADELL JANES listens during a ceremony honoring local Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. Janes is chaplain of Columbia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6097 and pastor of Milltown United Methodist Church. (Credit Image:
Dakota Meyer, retired sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient, visits Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 22, 2017, as part of the Hiring Our Heroes Tour. Hiring Our Heroes, a program created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. Meyer earned the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on September 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
RMR7PN3TDakota Meyer, retired sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient, visits Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 22, 2017, as part of the Hiring Our Heroes Tour. Hiring Our Heroes, a program created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. Meyer earned the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on September 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Jackson, Medal of Honor recipient, gives an interview during the 2010 Medal of Honor Convention in Charleston, S.C., Sept. 29, 2010.  Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
RMHEAA7NRetired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Jackson, Medal of Honor recipient, gives an interview during the 2010 Medal of Honor Convention in Charleston, S.C., Sept. 29, 2010. Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz