Associated Press/Photo by Charles Dharapak

Hero's reward

Military | Army Staff Sgt.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/17/10, 07:57 pm

The last few moments that Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta spent with one of his best friends were harrowing and heartbreaking: Giunta braved enemy gunfire to pry a wounded Sgt. Joshua C. Brennan from the hands of Taliban insurgents who had fired on their squadron in eastern Afghanistan in 2007.

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A Veterans Day tribute

by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 11/11/10, 03:19 pm

The day before Veterans Day this year was another, lesser-known holiday: the Marine Corps' birthday, an event celebrated by Marines everywhere, no matter the circumstances each year.

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Staff Sgt. Giunta (AP/Richard Bumgardner, Defense Dept.)

Heroism after 9/11

Military | The president bestows the Medal of Honor on two soldiers who fought in Afghanistan
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/11/10, 04:23 pm

WASHINGTON-On a crisp, sunny morning, much like the one nine years ago when Flight 77 hurtled into the side of the Pentagon, President Obama spoke to families of victims of that attack, reminding them how their loved ones' deaths are spurring vigilance abroad so such atrocities don't happen again.

"Though it must seem some days as though the world has moved on to other things, I say to you today that your loved ones endure in the heart of our nation, now and forever," the president said Saturday.

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