This Day in History: Louis J. Hauge, Jr. & the Battle of Okinawa

On this day in 1924, an American hero and a future U.S. Marine is born. Louis J. Hauge, Jr. would give his life in the Battle of Okinawa when he was only 20 years old.   His gallant actions on that day would be posthumously recognized with a Medal of Honor. The Battle of Okinawa was […]

This Day in History: The Medals of Honor at Pearl Harbor

On this day in 1941, the Japanese launch an attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor. You already know the basics of the story, but do you know about the 16 men who received Medals of Honor for their bravery on this day so long ago? Some of the acts were relatively […]

This Day in History: Platoon Sergeant Matthew Leonard saves his men

On this day in 1929, a hero is born in Eutaw, Alabama. Matthew Leonard grew up in the midst of the segregated South—but he rose above it. Perhaps you’d expect nothing less from a boy who was known for walking school hallways in his Boy Scout uniform? Leonard met his future wife, Lois, when he […]

This Day in History: Jason Dunham, first Marine to receive a Medal in Iraq

On this day in 1981, a hero is born. Jason Dunham was the son of a United States Air Force veteran, and he was born on the birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Perhaps he was destined to be a hero? Dunham enlisted in the Marine Corps soon after his graduation from Scio High School […]