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


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

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