Topics/Medal of Honor

Calif. man accused of stolen valor

By Military1 Staff ALAMEDA, Calif.  — A Santa Clara man claims to be the most decorated soldier from WWII, but failed to show any legitimate documents as evidence. ABC-7 reports William Goehner, 89, was recently honored by the USS Hornet Museum for its “Living Ship Day” because of his claimed membership in the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT), a group that predated the Navy SEALs in WWII. "My UDT team, we destroyed 80 percent of the German submarine fleet in the Baltic Sea, los ... More
WWI vet to receive MoH

WWI vet to receive MoH

By Paul Grondahl and Dennis Yusko Times Union, Albany ALBANY, N.Y. — From the Sgt. Henry Johnson statue in Washington P ... More

Board to consider if Ky. soldier should get MoH

By Greg Kocher Lexington Herald-Leader CLINTON COUNTY, Ky. — An Army board will consider new evidence to decide whether a Clinton County native should receive the Medal of Honor. The new evidence includes sworn statements from three eyewitnesses crediting Army 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner with helping save the lives of fellow soldiers during World War II. The Army Board for Correction of Military Records recently received the evidence, said Dennis Shepherd, an attorney with the Kentucky Dep ... More