The Washington Times – Family of Medal of Honor hero fights to recover decoration sold in German auction

The descendants of Pvt. Thomas Kelly always knew the Irish immigrant received the Medal of Honor as a young soldier in the Spanish-American War.

His rescue of wounded comrades in July 1899 while under heavy enemy fire in Santiago, Cuba, is part of family lore.

But the tangible proof of Kelly’s valor, the medal itself, has been missing for decades. All that’s left is a 1973 certificate from the Department of Defense acknowledging the award.

Read More

Other News

The Battle of Okinawa

23 Americans were awarded the Medal of Honor for their courageous conduct during the 82 days of fighting in The Battle of Okinawa starting on

Read More »