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Navy’s Newest Destroyer USS Jason Dunham, named for fallen Marine enters the Fleet

November 14, 2010

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Under blue skies and the Florida sun, the Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke Class Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer the USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) was commissioned today in Port Everglades, entering full status as a ship of the United States Navy. Deb Dunham, ship sponsor and mother of Marine Corps Corporal Jason Dunham, stood on deck […]

David H. McNerney Medal of Honor recipient dies at 79

October 13, 2010

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David H. McNerney, a Medal of Honor recipient whose Vietnam War heroics later became the subject of a documentary, died Sunday after a battle with lung cancer he was 79. McNerney was born June 2, 1931, in Lowell, Mass. His family later moved to Houston, where he graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1949. […]

Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to soldier

October 7, 2010

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President Obama presented the Medal of Honor on Wednesday to the parents of the late Staff Sgt. Robbie Miller at the White House for their son’s heroism on a dark, frigid morning almost three years ago in Afghanistan. Miller was a Special Forces weapons sergeant in Company A of the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd […]

Airman to receive Medal of Honor for ’68 actions

September 20, 2010

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An Air Force senior NCO who was killed 42 years ago will receive the Medal of Honor for actions he took after enemy forces overran a clandestine U.S. radar site in Laos. Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. “Dick” Etchberger, 35, died March 11, 1968, after being shot following an overnight battle on Mount Phou Pha […]