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Borne the Battle #208: Army Veteran Florent Groberg, Medal of Honor Recipient

This week's Borne the Battle features Army Veteran Florent Groberg, who received the Medal of Honor in 2015 for actions during the War in Afghanistan.

By |August 24th, 2020|Borne the Battle podcast, Top Stories|1 Comment

Borne the Battle #189: Operation Abilene and a Medal of Honor

During Operation Abilene, also known as the Battle of Xa Cam My, Vietnam Army Veterans Phil Hall and Fred Navarro witnessed the sacrifice of Air Force Veteran William H. Pitsenbarger.

By |April 6th, 2020|Borne the Battle podcast, Honoring Vets, Top Stories|Comments Off on Borne the Battle #189: Operation Abilene and a Medal of Honor

Philadelphia VA Medical Center named for Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient

19-year-old Michael Crescenz was killed in action in Vietnam, the only Philadelphian serving in Vietnam awarded the Medal of Honor. Philadelphia’s VA Medical Center was renamed in his honor in 2014.

By |March 27th, 2020|Health|Comments Off on Philadelphia VA Medical Center named for Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient

Veterans on Wall Street meet Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia at annual event

Around 200 guests attended an event hosted by Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) in Manhattan on June 27, 2019. Special guests of honor were Congressional Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia and former Command Sergeant Major of the United States Marine Corps, Carlton Wayne Kent. The annual event is an opportunity for Veterans and Veteran-centric business leaders from the financial services industry to come together to network and share ideas of mutual interest.

By |July 9th, 2019|Vets Experience|Comments Off on Veterans on Wall Street meet Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia at annual event

Medal of Honor Recipient commemorated at the New Orleans VA Medical Center

Display at New Orleans VAMC On January 31, 1970, Pfc. Raymond M. Clausen Jr. raced back and forth through heavy enemy fire across an active minefield, making six dangerous trips to rescue stranded Marines. Risking his own life over and over near Da Nang, Clausen was just 22 years old when he carried 11 wounded Marines and the body of one who had [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Honoring Vets|1 Comment

Medal of Honor recipient and former VA employee speaks to VA leaders

One of the VA’s most notable former employees shared his VA experiences with the VA Patient Experience Symposium. Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams, Marine Corps, World War II and Iwo Jima Veteran worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 30 years. Woody was one of the first VA employees (then named the Veterans Administration) hired in West Virginia, and now has a VA hospital named in his honor.

By |February 21st, 2019|Health, Vets Experience|Comments Off on Medal of Honor recipient and former VA employee speaks to VA leaders

VA recognizes Vietnam Veteran with first Medal of Honor Medallion during ceremony at Mississippi cemetery

Public Law 114-315 authorizes VA’s National Cemetery Administration to issue, upon request, a medallion, headstone or marker signifying a Veteran as an Medal of Honor recipient

By |November 2nd, 2018|Honoring Vets, Memorial Affairs, News Releases|Comments Off on VA recognizes Vietnam Veteran with first Medal of Honor Medallion during ceremony at Mississippi cemetery

#BorneTheBattle 114: Bennie Adkins – Army Veteran, Medal of Honor recipient

Bennie Adkins talks to us about joining the military, the days in Vietnam that led to his Medal of Honor, and the importance of taking care of Veterans.

By |July 25th, 2018|Borne the Battle podcast, Top Stories|1 Comment
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