22 episodes

Ken Harbaugh tells the stories of service members who have distinguished themselves through an act of valor. These stories from the Civil War to present day include recipients who were originally overlooked for the medal as well as those who were celebrated at the time.This podcast is made in partnership with The National Medal of Honor Museum.

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    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Ken Harbaugh tells the stories of service members who have distinguished themselves through an act of valor. These stories from the Civil War to present day include recipients who were originally overlooked for the medal as well as those who were celebrated at the time.This podcast is made in partnership with The National Medal of Honor Museum.

    Henry Johnson

    Henry Johnson

    Henry Johnson enlisted in the Army in 1917 and became one of the first American heroes of WWI. While in France, Johnson saved the life of his comrade by single handedly fighting off a wave of enemy soldiers. Though he returned home a hero, he faced difficulties finding work and accessing healthcare.

    • 4 min
    George A. Davis Jr

    George A. Davis Jr

    Lt Col George A. Davis, Jr. served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and Korea, flying over 250 missions and becoming an ACE. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for attacking a vastly superior enemy formation during the Korean War.

    • 3 min
    Eddie Rickenbacker

    Eddie Rickenbacker

    Captain Eddie Rickenbacker served as a pilot in WWI. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for destroying two enemy aircraft in a one-versus-seven dogfight behind enemy lines. He also was awarded eight Distinguished Service Crosses for his other aerial victories.

    • 4 min
    Rerun: Hershel "Woody" Williams

    Rerun: Hershel "Woody" Williams

    Earlier this week, Hershel Woody Williams, the last surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient, passed away. His heroism was vital to American efforts in the Battle of Iwo Jima.

    Learn more about Williams here:

    "75 years ago, a farm boy became a Medal of Honor hero with a flamethrower at Iwo Jima", Task & Purpose

    "Battle of Iwo Jima's Last Living Medal of Honor Recipient Still Working for Military Families", Military.com


    Williams' bio, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation


    Medal of Honor citation, Congressional Medal of Honor Society

    • 3 min
    Harold Gonsalves

    Harold Gonsalves

    Harold Gonsalves sacrificed his own life for the sake of his fellow Marines and their mission at the Battle of Okinawa. He was the only Latino Marine to earn the Medal of Honor during World War II.

    • 3 min
    Tibor Rubin

    Tibor Rubin

    Holocaust-survivor and Hungarian immigrant Tibor Rubin received the Medal of Honor for his incredible resilience as a prisoner of war in Korea.
    Despite saving the lives of up to 40 fellow prisoners, he served under an anti-Semitic sergeant who blocked his nomination for the Medal four separate times.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Toby5568 ,

Amazing.

The episodes are short and give you great information. I love to listen to the stories of soldiers who have shown such selfless and valor. It really inspires me.
I hope more episodes are added to Apple Podcasts! 🤞🏼

BoiseTurtle15 ,

Awesome

I love this podcast. It is truly a good way to keep the stories of those who’ve have served us and paid the ultimate sacrifice alive. So thank you so much and keep it going

podfan28485 ,

Pod fan

Amazing show. Concise, well-researched, and compelling.

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