Congress Honors Deceased Korean War Hero With Lying in Honor Ceremony

Army Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient

WASHINGTON — Congress gave one of its highest final tributes on Monday — a lying in honor ceremony at the Capitol — to Ralph Puckett Jr., who led an outnumbered company in battle during the Korean War and was the last surviving veteran of that war to receive the Medal of Honor. Puckett, who retired […]

A Military Family’s Push to Get a War Hero the Recognition He Deserved

Fred McGee and his extended family

Jennifer Barnhill is a columnist for writing about military families. If you had opened Heroic Comics issue number 81 in 1953 when it was published, you would have seen an incredible true tale of bravery as a soldier fought to save the lives of his battle buddies atop “Hill 528.” The battle took place […]

Army Renames Louisiana Base for Black WWI Hero Who Received Medal of Honor

Army Base Renaming Fort Johnson

FORT JOHNSON, La. — A U.S. Army base in western Louisiana was renamed Tuesday to honor Sgt. William Henry Johnson, a Black hero of World War I who received the Medal of Honor nearly a century later. Fort Johnson had previously been named after a Confederate commander, Leonidas Polk. The renaming is part of the […]

Army Avoids War Hero Names as Fort Bragg Instead Becomes Fort Liberty

The new Fort Liberty sign is displayed outside the base in Fort Liberty, N.C.

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was redesignated as Fort Liberty on Friday, marking it as the only major Army base not having a namesake honoring a significant figure in the force’s history. Fort Liberty is broadly considered one of the Army’s highest-profile installations, serving as the home of the service’s 82nd Airborne Division — set to […]