This Day in History: Harvey “Barney” Barnum’s Medal of Honor

On this day in 1965, a Marine risks his life in an action that would ultimately earn him the Medal of Honor. It would be just the first of several commendations for Harvey “Barney” Barnum. Barnum might never have been a Marine at all but for an experience in high school. His school hosted a […]

This Day in History: Roy P. Benavidez’s Medal of Honor

On this day in 1935, a hero is born! Roy P. Benavidez was the orphaned son of Texas sharecroppers. Surely no one expected him to one day receive the Medal of Honor? And yet this brave American did exactly that. The story of his heroic action sounds a bit like a scene from a Rambo […]