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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

Paralyzed Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

By Julie Watson Associated Press  SAN DIEGO — Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago. Now he plans to retire from the Marine Corps, but not before walking across a stage with robotic leg braces to receive a Bronze Star. Herrera will be honored Friday at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego, in a ceremony that will also mark his medical retirement after 8½ years in the military. Herrera ha ... More