Articles from ARMY Magazine, Headline News, and AUSA News on the Congressional Medal of Honor

Webinar Features Medal of Honor Graphic Novel Team

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Webinar Features Medal of Honor Graphic Novel Team

Members of the creative team behind the Association of the U.S. Army’s Medal of Honor graphic novel series will participate in an online discussion Dec. 10.

The event, part of AUSA’s Thought Leaders series, will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern. It is free, but registration is required here.

New Graphic Novel Focuses on Cpl. Tibor Rubin

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New Graphic Novel Focuses on Cpl. Tibor Rubin

The story of Cpl. Tibor Rubin, the only Holocaust survivor to be awarded the Medal of Honor, is highlighted in the newest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series on recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor.

Special Ops NCO Receives Medal of Honor

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Special Ops NCO Receives Medal of Honor

Sgt. Maj. Thomas “Patrick” Payne, a special operations soldier who has deployed 17 times, received the Medal of Honor Sept. 11 for his role in a daring hostage rescue mission in 2015 in Iraq.

Payne received the nation’s highest award for valor during a ceremony at the White House. He is the seventh service member—and second living recipient—to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq. 

“You embody the righteous glory of American valor,” President Donald Trump said to Payne during the ceremony. “We stand in awe of your heroic daring and gallant deeds.”

Special Ops Soldier to Receive Medal of Honor

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Special Ops Soldier to Receive Medal of Honor

A special operations soldier will receive the Medal of Honor for his role in a daring hostage rescue mission in 2015 in Iraq, while a second soldier could posthumously be awarded the nation’s highest award for valor for his actions in 2005.

Sgt. Maj. Thomas Payne will receive the Medal of Honor on Sept. 11 during a ceremony at the White House. 

Payne, an Army Ranger assigned to Army Special Operations Command who has deployed 17 times, will be the seventh service member—and second living recipient—to receive the nation’s highest valor award for actions in Iraq. 

Medal of Honor Recipient Rosser Dies at Age 90

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Medal of Honor Recipient Rosser Dies at Age 90

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Rosser, who received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Korea as a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, has died at the age of 90. His funeral was Aug. 29. 

A member of the Association of the U.S. Army, Rosser’s story is unique. The eldest son of 17 children, he joined the Army in 1946, served three years and got out, but rejoined the Army in 1951 after one of his brothers, Richard, was killed in combat in Korea. 

Groundbreaking Civil War Doctor Showcased

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Groundbreaking Civil War Doctor Showcased

Dr. Mary Walker, the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor, is featured in the newest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series highlighting recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor.

Medal of Honor: Mary Walker tells the story of one of the first women to earn a medical degree in America. Walker served as a contract surgeon for the U.S. Army during the Civil War, often crossing enemy lines to treat sick civilians. She was captured by Confederate soldiers and held as a prisoner of war for several months before being released in an exchange.

New Podcast Highlights Medal of Honor Recipients

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New Podcast Highlights Medal of Honor Recipients

More than 3,500 service members have received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s highest award for valor in combat, since its inception in 1861. A new podcast, Medal of Honor, shares their stories.

Host Ken Harbaugh, a former Navy pilot and commentator for National Public Radio, will tell their stories, which “demonstrate bravery in combat at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty,” according to a press release.

WWI Hero Featured in New AUSA Graphic Novel

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WWI Hero Featured in New AUSA Graphic Novel

Sgt. Henry Johnson, a member of the famed “Harlem Hellfighters,” is the subject of the newest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series highlighting Medal of Honor recipients.

Medal of Honor: Henry Johnson features the story of Johnson, who served on the Western Front of World War I with the 369th Infantry Regiment, an African American unit that later became known as the “Harlem Hellfighters.” 

AUSA Graphic Novel Highlights WWII Hero Inouye

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AUSA Graphic Novel Highlights WWII Hero Inouye

The Association of the U.S. Army has released a new graphic novel as part of a series highlighting Medal of Honor recipients.

Medal of Honor: Daniel Inouye features the story of 2nd Lt. Daniel Inouye, who witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor and volunteered to serve in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, one of the most decorated units in World War II.

AUSA launched its Medal of Honor graphic novel series in October 2018, producing four issues and a paperback collection. Four new issues will be released this year.

Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sgt. Shurer Dies

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Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sgt. Shurer Dies

Medal of Honor recipient and former Green Beret Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II died May 14 in Washington, D.C., after a long fight with lung cancer. He was 41.

His death was announced by the Army and the Secret Service, where he had worked since leaving the Army in 2009.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville called Shurer his hero.