Archive for 2021

Remembering Ernest E. West

May 6, 2021

Ernest E. West, who passed away on May 1, 2021, was one of four, now three, remaining recipients of the Medal of Honor...... read more

National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation Statement on Passing of Medal of Honor Recipient Ernest E. West

May 3, 2021

ARLINGTON, TX – (May 3, 2021) – Ernest E. West earned the Medal of Honor on October 12, 1952, while serving in the Korean War....... read more

Ship & Shipmate Before Self: The Story of Telesforo Trinidad, MOH 1915

April 20, 2021

By Cecilia Gaerlan In commemoration of the 106th Anniversary of Fireman Second Class Telesforo Trinidad receiving the Medal of Honor, the USS Telesforo...... read more

The Battle of Veracruz and the Medal of Honor

April 19, 2021

On April 9, 1914, Mexican officials arrested nine U.S. sailors who had strayed into restricted space in the small oil town of Tampico....... read more

Charles Mattocks and the 17th Maine at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek

April 9, 2021

On March 20, 1861, Charles P. Mattocks, a college student at Bowdoin College in Maine, entered the office of his German and elocution...... read more