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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One, as he returns to Washington from a weekend in Florida, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 5, 2017.

Trump jokes he wanted to give himself the Medal of Honor, but his aides talked him out of it

President Trump has said things like this before, even going as far to say he would have made a "good general" despite never serving in the military.
Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, enter and clear a building during heavy fighting, Nov. 9, 2004, in the Askari District of North Eastern Fallujah.

Here’s what was going through this Iraq War veteran’s head during the moment in battle that earned his Medal of Honor

For an extraordinary act of heroism, David Bellavia will become the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the Medal of Honor on Tuesday.
Dr. Mary Walker, shown wearing her Medal of Honor around 1866.

Here’s the story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker — a shotgun-wielding legend who is the only woman ever to win the Medal of Honor

When federal marshals arrived to take Walker's rescinded Medal of Honor, the former prisoner of war is said to have greeted them with a shotgun.

The real reason Trump is awarding Medals of Honor to war heroes at nearly twice the rate of Obama

Despite the frequency of these ceremonies, the Medal of Honor has little to do with Trump — or his proclaimed veneration of "his" military.

The harrowing Medal of Honor stories of 5 men who helped turn the tide of Vietnam’s brutal Battle of Hue City

In one of Vietnam's most brutal battles, five men risked their lives to save their comrades — and received the nation's highest military award.
Melvin Morris, Jose Rodela, and Santiago Erevia received their Medals of Honor from President Obama in March 2014.

These American war heroes were overlooked for decades due to race discrimination. Here are their remarkable Medal of Honor stories.

The Army veterans had been overlooked for the nation's highest honor due to racial discrimination. Here are their unbelievable war stories.
Members of the Special Operations Community pay respects to a mural honoring Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman.

These are the incredible stories of US troops who’ve earned the Medal of Honor during the war on terror

These are the troops who've earned the nation's most prestigious award, the Medal of Honor, during the war on terror that began on Oct. 7, 2001. Here are their incredible stories.
A military aide holds the Medal of Honor before U.S. President Donald Trump awarded it to James McCloughan, who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, U.S. July 31, 2017.

13 incredible stories of American servicemen who were awarded the Medal of Honor — the military’s highest honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest and most prestigious award that can be given to American servicemen for distinguished service in the field of battle.

The Medal of Honor hero known as a ‘one-man Marine Corps’ has died

His Medal of Honor citation credited him with the "complete annihilation of the enemy in the southern sector of the island" of Peleliu