— At the bottom of a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha woke up Oct. 3, 2009, to explosions ricocheting throughout his compound. Racing out of bed to grab his machine gun, he and roughly 50 Americans were about to fight one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghan war.
By Amer Taleb, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
, February 12, 2013
Iranian authorities have confiscated Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi’s medal, the human rights lawyer said Thursday, in a sign of the increasingly drastic steps Tehran is taking against any dissent.
In Norway, where the peace prize is awarded, the government said the confiscation of the gold medal was a shocking first in the history of the 108-year-old prize.
By Nasser Karimi and Ian MacDougall, The Associated Press
, November 27, 2009
Here on planet “What About Me,” principled people are so rare as to be oddities. Thus, it was a head-swiveling moment Monday when former Vatican Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon quietly declined Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal.
Glendon — a Harvard University law professor and a respected author on bioethics and human rights — rejected the honor in part because Barack Obama was invited to be commencement speaker and to receive an honorary degree.
Kathleen Parker, Orlando Sentinal
, April 30, 2009
The word “senseless” doesn’t seem strong enough to describe the vandalism last week to Minot’s new Medal of Honor Memorial in Roosevelt Park.
But how else to describe the spray-painting of a memorial designed to honor North Dakotans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom in extraordinarily brave ways.
Minot Daily News
, June 02, 2008
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