01 Apr '13, 3pm

Medal of Honor recipients mark 150 years

Medal of Honor recipients mark 150 years

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2013/04/air-force-moh-recipients-mark-150-years-040113/ Medal of Honor recipients mark 150 years By Oriana Pawlyk - Staff writer Posted : Monday Apr 1, 2013 11:10:01 EDT When 21 Medal of Honor recipients returned to Arlington National Cemetery for National Medal of Honor day, they represented the freedom they fought for, heroes past and future, as well as those warriors who would never return. A wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns on March 25 marked the 150th anniversary of the medal first given in 1863 to Union Army Pvt. Jacob Parrott, a member of “Andrews’ Raiders” who hijacked a Confederate locomotive named “General” before getting caught and imprisoned. He, along with 13 others, escaped the captors, but was among only six to survive the return into Union territory. The recipients from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq stood s...

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