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UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Push to posthumously give black soldier D-Day Medal of Honor

The Congressional Black Caucus is pushing to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day.


Former Army staff sergeant to get Medal of Honor for Iraq valor

The White House says President Donald Trump will award the nation’s highest military honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia for actions in Iraq.


Oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98 in Oregon

World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Medal of Honor recipient, Washington State grad will hoist Cougar flag before Apple Cup

Ronald Shurer will raise the Crimson Cougar flag for his alma mater before Friday’s Apple Cup game.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

WSU alumnus, Army Special Forces medic receives Medal of Honor

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer, a Washington State University graduate, received the Medal of Honor on Monday at the White House. Shurer, originally from Puyallup, served as a …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

WSU alumnus, Army Special Forces medic to receive Medal of Honor

A Washington State University graduate who later went on to serve in the Army’s Special Forces in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump on Oct. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL in Afghan assault

President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam-era Army medic

President Donald Trump is awarding the Medal of Honor to a retired army medic from Alabama who risked his life during the Vietnam War to help wounded comrades.


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.


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 …


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, …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …