Medal of Honor http://kplu.org en Obama: Medal of Honor Recipient Brave at War and at Home http://kplu.org/post/obama-medal-honor-recipient-brave-war-and-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a White House ceremony Monday, President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Army Staff </span>Sgt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Ty Carter, a Spokane native currently stationed at Joint Base </span>Lewis-McChord<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Carter was honored for his actions during the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan.&nbsp; President Obama said Carter repeatedly put his own life on the line to save others. But Obama also talked of Carter's courage in another battle, a battle here at home. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:40:36 +0000 Paula Wissel 9765 at http://kplu.org Obama: Medal of Honor Recipient Brave at War and at Home Northwest soldier given nation's highest military honor http://kplu.org/post/northwest-soldier-given-nations-highest-military-honor <p>President Barack Obama hung the Medal of Honor around the neck of Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, from the Joint Base Lewis McChord, in a ceremony at the White House today. &nbsp;Petry is assigned to an Army Rangers regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:44:57 +0000 KPLU 2075 at http://kplu.org Northwest soldier given nation's highest military honor A call for local heroes http://kplu.org/post/call-local-heroes <p>http://vimeo.com/17889360</p><p>Know someone who did something heroic over the last few years? If so, you may want to consider nominating that person for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors Award.</p><p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:56:33 +0000 KPLU News Staff 787 at http://kplu.org