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Navy surprises MOH recipient for 92nd birthday celebration

  By Rachel Engel Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Thomas Hudner, received a very special present for his 92nd birthday. A group of 50 chief petty officers from the USS Constitution  surprised Capt. Hudner when they gathered outside his house Wednesday. The group sang the Navy Hymn, as well as “Happy Birthday,” while Hudner stood with his family members. Medal of Honor recipient #ThomasHudner salutes @USNavy team that helps him celebrate 92nd bday in #Co ... More

Navy to name ship after last living Medal of Honor recipient from Iwo Jima

Fox News The last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima is set to receive a special honor Thursday, when the U.S. Navy names a ship after the veteran. Hershel “Woody” Williams was honored for clearing concrete pillboxes with a flame thrower while under heavy fire during the World War II battle in Japan. Bullets bounced off the equipment strapped to his back, he told Stars and Stripes. Despite suffering shrapnel wounds, he refused to evacuate. “When that flag when up ... More