Notes of Valor

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

TECHNICAL SERGEANT CHARLES COOLIDGE: A MEDAL OF HONOR HERO OF THE GREATEST GENERATION

April 7, 2021

Technical Sergeant Charles Henry Coolidge earned the Medal of Honor in 1944 for his heroic conduct during the U.S. Army’s epic struggle to...... read more

Women’s History Month: the Bellrichards

March 24, 2021

Leslie Bellrichard had already endured a life of challenges when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966. Born in 1941 in...... read more

John King and Henry Hogan: Two Irish Double Recipients

March 16, 2021

More than 250 men born in Ireland have earned the Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest decoration for valor. Of these men,...... read more

“I Did Not Send For You” – John Fox and the Medal of Honor

February 19, 2021

by Cory M. Ackerman John R. Fox, a native of Ohio, attended the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Wilberforce University. Originally,...... read more