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

Vietnam Pilot Receiving Medal of Honor

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Vietnam Pilot Receiving Medal of Honor

Former Capt. Larry Taylor, a helicopter pilot who repeatedly braved enemy fire to rescue troops trapped on the ground during a fierce battle in Vietnam, will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions, the White House announced Sept. 1.

Medal of Honor Recipient Honored at Army Museum

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Retired Col. Paris Davis’ name etched in stone at the National Museum of the United States Army
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Medal of Honor Recipient Honored at Army Museum

Almost 60 years after his heroic actions during a 19-hour battle in Vietnam earned him the Medal of Honor, retired Col. Paris Davis’ name has been etched in stone at the National Museum of the United States Army. 

“I would like to say that I’m overwhelmed by what has happened here today,” Davis said as he saw his name on the granite wall of the museum’s Medal of Honor Garden. “Never in my biggest or smallest or tiniest dream could I ever put myself where I am right now.”

Graphic Novel Honors Vietnam Aviation Legend

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AUSA's Medal of Honor graphic novel series
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Graphic Novel Honors Vietnam Aviation Legend

Retired Col. Bruce Crandall, who repeatedly flew his helicopter under intense enemy fire to save dozens of wounded troops, is the subject of the latest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series on recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor.

Graphic Novel Features WWI’s ‘Greatest Single Hero’

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Cover image of the AUSA graphic novel on Samuel Woodfill.
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Graphic Novel Features WWI’s ‘Greatest Single Hero’

Maj. Samuel Woodfill, who single-handedly took out several machine-gun nests with a rifle, a pistol and a pickax during the Meuse-Argonne offensive of World War I, is the subject of the latest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series on recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor.

New Attention on Korean War Hero

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Cpl. Luther Story
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New Attention on Korean War Hero

Cpl. Luther Story, who was just 19 when he was killed during the Korean War and later was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, is finally coming home.

Story’s remains were accounted for April 6, 73 years after he was reported killed in action.

The news was announced April 26 in a joint statement from President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol as Yoon and his wife, Kim Keon Hee, are on a state visit to the United States.

AUSA Graphic Novels Featured in New Exhibit

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AUSA Graphic Novels Featured in New Exhibit

Graphic novels from the Association of the U.S. Army’s Medal of Honor series are featured in a new exhibit at the Army Heritage and Education Center.

Located at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, “Ka-Pow Boom! Understanding the Soldier Experience Through Comic and Illustrative Art” opened in late March and will run for about two years.

Special Forces Hero Receives Belated Medal of Honor

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Col. Paris Davis archive photo
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Special Forces Hero Receives Belated Medal of Honor

Retired Col. Paris Davis received the Medal of Honor March 3 during a ceremony at the White House for saving the lives of fellow Special Forces soldiers during a harrowing fight in Vietnam. 

President Joe Biden presented the 83-year-old Davis with the nation’s highest award for valor almost 60 years after his actions during a fierce battle against a much larger enemy force near Bong Son, Vietnam.

“The word gallantry is not much used these days, but I can think of no better word to describe Paris,” Biden said during the ceremony.

New AUSA Graphic Novel Features World War II Hero

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New AUSA Graphic Novel Features World War II Hero

Staff Sgt. Edward Carter Jr., who single-handedly fought the enemy while wounded and helped U.S. forces capture a nearby German town during World War II, is the focus of the latest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series on recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor.

Medal of Honor: Edward Carter Jr. tells of the Los Angeles native’s actions on March 23, 1945, near Speyer, Germany. It also highlights his incredible life before the Army. 

Bellavia Honors ‘Beautiful, Dysfunctional’ Teammates

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David Bellavia
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Bellavia Honors ‘Beautiful, Dysfunctional’ Teammates

When former Staff Sgt. David Bellavia’s unit was ambushed in Fallujah, Iraq, on Nov. 10, 2004, he charged toward enemy fire, saving many of his fellow soldiers’ lives. 

Bellavia was awarded the Medal of Honor in June 2019, but the award doesn’t belong to him, he said.