This Day in History: Eddie Rickenbacker is rescued from the Pacific

On this day in 1942, a Medal of Honor recipient is rescued. He’d spent more than 20 days floating on a life raft in the Pacific Ocean. Eddie Rickenbacker was known as “America’s Ace of Aces” for his service during World War I. The former race car driver had earned many commendations during that war, […]

This Day in History: A former prisoner-of-war receives his Medal of Honor

On this day in 1973, the Medal of Honor is presented to Air Force pilot Leo K. Thorsness. His Medal had been delayed for years! It couldn’t be awarded earlier because Thorsness had been a prisoner of war in Vietnam. The Medal nomination had to be kept secret while he was there. Think about it. […]

This Day in History: Arthur Jackson, the “one-man Marine Corps”

On this day in 1945, President Harry Truman awards the Medal of Honor to a Marine and a veteran of the Battle of Peleliu. Arthur “Bull” Jackson had singlehandedly taken out 12 enemy positions in about 90 minutes! Perhaps you won’t be surprised to hear that he’s been labeled “nothing less than a one-man Marine […]