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An American Hero: PFC Henry Svehla: Help Bring Him Home

Note: This is the third in a series of four posts about heroic soldiers who were denied or overlooked for the Medal of Honor at the time of their extraordinary acts. Less than ten days ago, Congress authorized the award of the Medal to five of these men.Henry Svehla was born in 1932 in Essex, New Jersey. His ancestors came …Continue reading →

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An American Hero: Master Sgt Woodrow W. Keeble

Section 563 of the NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FY 2008, signed into law on 28 January 2008 reads as follows: (a) . WAIVER OF TIME LIMITATIONS—Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 3744 oftitle 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces, …Continue reading →

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Revealing Heroes

Like most people, I spent some time at the end of last week perusing recently passed congressional legislation. (What? You don’t?!) Anyway, one piece of legislation that came to my attention last week was HR 1585, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. (For those of you who really are paying attention, HR 1583 was vetoed by the …Continue reading →

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