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86 Year-Old Vietnam Hero Finally Awarded Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five decades after conducting a daring rescue in Vietnam, retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles of Ypsilanti, Michigan has been awarded the Medal of Honor: the nation’s highest military honor for valor. Kettle’s story is so remarkable, that during the presentation ceremony on Monday, President Obama said, “[you can’t] make this up. It’s…

Silver Star to be awarded to fallen Special Forces soldier

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — According to the special forces media outlet Shadowspear, Capt. Matthew R. Roland will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal, the nation’s third-highest valorous combat decoration, for actions taken before his death Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. He was a a Special Tactics officer assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron….