Cleto Rodríguez

Cleto Rodríguez

The Battle of Manila was one of the most brutal in the Pacific Theater in WWII.  American and Filipino forces faced a determined and entrenched enemy determined to fight to the last man. Army Rifleman Cleto Rodríguez’s unit was tasked with taking  the strongly...
William T. Perkins Jr.

William T. Perkins Jr.

Perkins enlisted in the Marines in 1966. During boot camp, Perkins expressed a desire to be a Marine photographer. After receiving this assignment, to his chagrin, he found the work as a still photographer at Marine Corps Supply Center, Barstow, California, dull and...
“Rocky” Versace

“Rocky” Versace

What does it take to break a person? How much pain and humiliation can one endure before confessing to a false crime or giving up the names of their friends? No one can know for sure what their breaking point might be, but one man provided a perfect example of what it...
Christopher A. Celiz

Christopher A. Celiz

Katie Celiz remembers meeting her future husband. Both were high school kids working at a supermarket in Summerville, South Carolina. One evening just before closing she couldn’t find her jacket, which she always hung in the break room. Looking out at the...
Our Latest Medal of Honor Recipient

Our Latest Medal of Honor Recipient

Braving small arms fire and exploding ordinance, Army Sgt. Major Thomas Payne and Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler and their team of U.S. and Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga special forces freed 70 hostages who were due to be executed by ISIS at a compound in Hawija. On the...