Captain Thomas Hudner, Jr., a former Navy Pilot, was cited for his heroic actions during the Korean War. Here's his story, reported by the Associated Press via the NAVY TIMES.
Ensign Jesse Brown was the Navy's first black aviator. He came from poverty, and had to overcome racial prejudice to achieve his childhood dream. READ MORE.
Michael Novosel served in WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. One of the lives he saved was that of his own son. Among his decorations were 60 Air Medals.
Read his STORY. And be sure to watch the video -- it's inspiring!
Major Zachariah Fike has dedicated his post-service life to returning lost medals to families of the fallen. Read his inspiring story in this article from the BBC.
The two risked their lives to land the EA-18G safely at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Both were awarded the AIR MEDAL.
Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Floyd Carter, Sr. served in three wars. Read his story in this article from AIR FORCE TIMES.
A Staff Sergeant was awarded the Soldier's Medal for risking his life to save victims of the wreck. Read more in this article from MILITARY.COM.
Learn where the flag came from, and about the junior Navy officer who "borrowed" it for the purpose. There are some great historic photos in this Marine Times ARTICLE.
Navy Lieutenant Jim Downing loved talking with school kids. See his photo and read his story HERE.
Then-First Lieutenant Fred Abrams flew a 1968 mission believed to be unique in Air Force history, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Read the full story HERE.
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Educate national leaders and the nation * Support the men and women of the sea services
Provide assistance to sea service families * Support youth programs
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