Notes of Valor

Flag Day 2021: The USS Vestal

June 11, 2021

When we think of the December 7, 1941 surprise attack by Japanese Navy planes on American ships at Pearl Harbor, most people can...... read more

Forlorn Hope: The Attack on Stockade Redan at Vicksburg

May 21, 2021

On the morning of May 22, 1863, 150 volunteers from the Union Army charged the formidable Stockade Redan along the Confederate defensive lines...... read more


May 21, 2021

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Korean War For his Medal of Honor action, then-First Lieutenant Ralph Puckett, Jr. distinguished himself while serving as the...... read more

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

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