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War hero ‘groupies’ follow trail to Gettysburg

September 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GETTYSBURG, Pa. The autograph hounds waiting expectantly in a hotel lobby weren’t drawn by actors, musicians or politicians, but by a few dozen men whose rare and distinguished achievements have earned them the nation’s highest military honor. Continue Reading

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghan war veteran

August 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as “the essence of true heroism.” Continue Reading

Families recognized by Medal of Honor recipient at Patriot Guard memorial

June 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha ended his speech Saturday afternoon at the seventh annual Patriot Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial and Honor Ride with words that spoke to the heart of everyone in attendance at the Dickinson Recreation Center. Continue Reading

Medal of Honor recipient welcomed home by ND leaders

February 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK More than 150 lawmakers, veterans and state leaders said “welcome home” Thursday morning to the country’s recent Medal of Honor recipient. Continue Reading

ND veteran receives Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

February 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON At the bottom of a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha woke up Oct. 3, 2009, to explosions ricocheting throughout his compound. Racing out of bed to grab his machine gun, he and roughly 50 Americans were about to fight one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghan war. Continue Reading

North Dakota man to receive Medal of Honor

January 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama next month will bestow the Medal of Honor on a former active duty Army staff sergeant from North Dakota for “courageous actions” in Afghanistan in 2009. Continue Reading

Woman’s quest could mean Medal of Honor for dad

January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Now, nearly four decades after his death, Shemin may finally get that medal, thanks to the tireless efforts of his daughter, whose long quest to see her father decorated also opens the door for other overlooked Jewish veterans of the Great War. Continue Reading

Minnesota’s last Medal of Honor recipient dies

January 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mike Colalillo, the last Medal of Honor recipient in Minnesota, has died. He was 86. Colalillo died Friday at a Duluth nursing home, the Dougherty Funeral Home confirmed Monday. Continue Reading

Obama awards Medal of Honor to young and humble U.S. Marine

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama today bestowed the nation’s highest military honor on Dakota Meyer, a young and humble Marine who defied orders and barreled straight into a ferocious “killing zone” in Afghanistan to save 36 lives at extraordinary risk to himself. Continue Reading

Marine credited with saving 36 lives in Afghanistan fire-fight receives Medal of Honor

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dakota Meyer, 23, is the third living recipient, and the first Marine, to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Continue Reading