This Day in History: Medal of Honor recipients at the Battle of Anzio

During this week in 1944, Allied forces begin an effort that would ultimately bring the World War II Battle of Anzio to an end. That battle to help free Italy from the Axis powers had been ongoing for months! Twenty-two Americans would ultimately receive a Medal of Honor for their contributions to the effort. But […]

This Day in History: Heroism at the Battle of the Coral Sea

On this day in 1942, the multi-day Battle of the Coral Sea is waged. Three United States Navy officers would receive the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the intense battle. The Japanese were then on offense, trying to establish bases in and around New Guinea. They had just one small problem: The United […]

This Day in History: Captain Jay Vargas & his 3-day ordeal in Vietnam

On this day in 1968, a United States Marine leads an attack on the village of Dai Do in Vietnam. Jay Vargas and his men would persevere through a 3-day battle with little to no sleep. Captain Vargas showed such bravery during the conflict that he would ultimately receive the Medal of Honor. There was […]

This Day in History: Emil Kapaun, chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient

On this day in 1916, a hero is born. Emil Kapaun would go on to serve as an Army chaplain in both World War II and the Korean War. Today, Kapaun is not only a Medal recipient, but he is also being considered for sainthood in the Catholic Church. Kapaun’s Medal action occurred in November […]

This Day in History: Thomas R. Norris brings two downed airmen home

On this day in 1972, a Navy SEAL begins a multi-day rescue that would ultimately earn him the Medal of Honor. Two U.S. Air Force airmen had been shot down behind enemy lines! Making matters worse, one of the downed airmen knew critical information about U.S. capabilities. It was Thomas R. Norris’s job to make […]