This Week in Heroism


This Week in Military Heroism: Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima marks one of the most iconic battles in World War II History. The famous Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken February 23, 1945, is one of the most well-known photographs in the world. The fierce battle lasted for over a month,… Read More

This Week In Military Heroism: POWs Released From Hanoi Hilton

February 12, 1973Forty-one years ago this week, prisoners of war held by the North Vietnamese were returned home as a result of the Paris Peace Accords. The mission, known as Operation Homecoming, returned 591 POWs back to the United States. Though these… Read More

This Week in Military Heroism: CDR Howard W. Gilmore Sacrifices Himself for His Ship

February 7, 1943 This week in military heroism, Commander Howard W. Gilmores sacrifice made him the first American submariner to receive a Medal of Honor for his bravery. ┬áHis actions made him a legend in the Navy, and his self-sacrificing command of… Read More

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