Medal of Honor

Nicholas Oresko is honored at a service Oct. 10, 2013 in Paramus, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

World War II Hero Nicholas Oresko Laid To Rest

Those who eulogized Oresko spoke about his humility, his infectious smile, the way he could clear a dance floor, his signature bow tie and his hatred of broccoli.

10/10/2013

Medal of Honor recipient and New Jersey resident Nicholas Oresko. (Credit CBS 2)

Oldest Living Medal Of Honor Recipient Nicholas Oresko Dies At 86

The Bayonne native received the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman on Oct. 30, 1945. While serving as an Army Master sergeant, the badly wounded Oresko single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge and killed 12 German soldiers.

10/05/2013

Detective Peter Figoski (credit: Handout)

NYPD Detective Peter Figoski, Shot In Line Of Duty, Awarded Medal of Honor

With his family in attendance, including his four daughters, his wife, his parents, and his brother, Detective Figoski received the city’s highest symbol of appreciation.

06/12/2012

President Barack Obama applauds after he presented former active duty Marine Corps Corporal Dakota Meyer with the Medal of Honor during an East Room ceremony September 15, 2011. (credit:Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Medal of Honor Recipient Won’t Apply To Join FDNY After Judge’s Ruling

Sgt. Dakota Meyer’s lawyer says he doesn’t want to be a “one-person exception” to the deadline and won’t apply.

09/27/2011

Panetta Attends Pentagon Induction Ceremony For Medal Of Honor Honoree

Mets Salute Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry

The New York Mets are saluting Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who was recently awarded a Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama.

07/16/2011

US Army infantrymen walk through Ardennes Forest during Battle of the Bulge, Belgium (credit: AP)

Battle of the Bulge Survivors Holding Reunion At Middle School In Port Monmouth

More than 80 survivors of the Battle of the Bulge will greet each other at the Thorne Middle School in Port Monmouth Thursday.

05/26/2011

SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, (L) from Patchogue, New York and Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson of Cupertino, California sit in Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Fallen Navy SEAL From L.I. Honored With Warship

The mother of a Navy SEAL killed in a firefight in Afghanistan christened a warship bearing her son’s name on Saturday.

05/07/2011

Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

Bloomberg Honors First Living Service Member Awarded Medal Of Honor

Mayor Michael Bloomberg honored the first living service member to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.

11/20/2010