Stories tagged: Medal of Honor
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Trump awards Medal of Honor to Army medic 48 years later
An Army medic who “ran into danger” to save wounded soldiers during a Vietnam War battle despite his own serious wounds on Monday became the first Medal of Honor recipient …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Fallen Coeur d’Alene police officer, two others, to be given medals of honor
Three Idaho police officers – including one who died in the line of duty – will be recognized with Idaho Medals of Honor this week.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016
Kathleen Parker: Trump finally rescinds birther claim, but too late
It’s good that Trump has finally owned up, if way too late to make any difference. But one should keep in mind that the birther movement was racist to its …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 1 p.m.
North Idaho firefighter honored for heroism in off-duty rescue
No one trains to dive into a burning building without any protective clothing or breathing apparatus. But when he saw his wheelchair-bound neighbor trapped inside her smoke-filled house last year, …
Mon., July 18, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Obama presents Vietnam War veteran with Medal of Honor
President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest military honor to a Vietnam War veteran on Monday, noting that the story of retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles’ bravery nearly 50 years …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Navy SEAL receiving Medal of Honor at White House ceremony
President Barack Obama is awarding the nation’s highest military honor to a Navy SEAL who participated in a daring 2012 raid that rescued an American hostage in Afghanistan.
Sat., Sept. 27, 2014
Honoree, advocate Carter leaving Army
A Medal of Honor recipient who used his national renown to urge soldiers to get help for post-traumatic stress has separated from the Army, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division …
Thu., April 3, 2014
Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter advocates for returning veterans
OLYMPIA – Staff Sgt. Ty Carter is learning to handle the attention that comes with being a Medal of Honor recipient, believing that by calling attention to the problems of …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2013, 1:58 p.m.
Ty Carter of Spokane receives Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has bestowed the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who risked his life to save …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Staff sergeant, Medal of Honor nominee sees loss, pain, triumph
Ty Carter’s journey to the White House began with a phone call from home in 2000. His older brother, Seth, had been killed by a drunken friend playing with a …
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013
Spokane VA renamed for Medal of Honor recipients
When Hugh Smith lifted the bandaged body of Joe Mann from the battlefield near Best, Holland, in September 1944, he didn’t know he was carrying a former high school football …
Sat., July 27, 2013
Spokane soldier Staff Sgt. Ty Carter awarded the Medal of Honor
Next month, Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, 33, will add the nation’s highest military honor to a long list of decorations for fighting insurgents in one of the bloodiest …
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2013, 2:56 p.m.
Spokane soldier awarded the Medal of Honor
A Spokane soldier will be awarded the Medal of Honor for battlefield bravery in Afghanistan in October 2009. He is the second North Central High School graduate to receive the …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012
Proposal provides VA heroic name
Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center would get a new name under proposals before Congress. Actually, two new names: Pfc. Joe E. Mann and Platoon Sgt. Bruce Grandstaff. The medical center …
Mon., March 26, 2012
Getting There: Feds give transit system gold star for security
Spokane Transit Authority is as good as gold, or so says the U.S. government. STA last week was presented with a “Gold Standard” plaque from the Transportation Security Administration for …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 6:09 p.m.
Meyer deserved Medal of Honor, his comrades say
Dakota Meyer’s commander had good reason to nominate the former Marine Corps corporal for the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s highest decoration for valor.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 5:48 p.m.
Marines promoted inflated story for Medal of Honor winner
With Dakota Meyer standing at attention in his dress uniform, sweat glistening on his forehead under the television lights, President Barack Obama extolled the former Marine corporal for the “extraordinary …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 15, 2011, 12:41 p.m.
Obama awards Medal of Honor to Marine
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the nation’s highest military honor on Dakota Meyer, a young and humble Marine who defied orders and barreled straight into a …
Tue., July 19, 2011, 6:24 p.m.
Medal of Honor recipient welcomed back in Washington
After a week in which he was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House and feted by the New York Mets and Broadway, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry …
Wed., July 13, 2011
Obama decorates war hero
WASHINGTON – Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry could have sought cover four years ago when a grenade landed near him and two of his fellow soldiers, all of them …
Tue., Nov. 16, 2010, 2:16 p.m.
Iowa soldier given Medal of Honor for heroism
The nation today saluted its first living Medal of Honor winner of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, an Iowa sergeant who retrieved a wounded comrade under gunfire as the Taliban …
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010
Civil War veteran buried in Spokane
Today is Veterans Day, the day we give thanks to our military veterans. Those who are old enough remember it by its previous name, Armistice Day, for the signing on …
Sat., Sept. 25, 2010
Final resting place
ARLINGTON, Va. – A caisson drawn by seven white horses carried Vernon J. Baker to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery Friday under the solemn watch of the …
Fri., Sept. 24, 2010, 5:56 p.m.
Medal of Honor recipient Baker buried at Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va. – A caisson drawn by seven white horses carried Vernon J. Baker to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery today under the solemn watch of the …
Thu., Aug. 12, 2010
Donations to help widow attend WWII veteran’s burial
U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick is donating his frequent flier miles to the family of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker so they can attend his burial at Arlington National Cemetery …
Sat., July 31, 2010, 4:35 p.m.
Community turns out to honor Baker
St. Maries, IDAHO – Vernon Baker comforted a neighbor who had just lost his father and volunteered his labor to a newcomer the first time they met. He was gracious …
Wed., July 14, 2010, 9:27 a.m.
World War II hero Vernon Baker dies
Vernon Baker, the only living black World War II veteran to receive the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest commendation for battlefield valor – died at his home south …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2009
War hero gets day of his own
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has proclaimed Thursday will be Vernon J. Baker Day, in honor of the St. Maries resident who is the only living African-American Medal of Honor recipient …
Tue., Dec. 15, 2009, 4:59 p.m.
Otter proclaims day in Idaho veteran’s honor
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has proclaimed Thursday will be “Vernon J. Baker Day,” in honor of the St. Maries resident who is the only living African-American Medal of Honor recipient …