Presented by the National Medal of Honor Museum and Foundation
Reflections on Salute To Service Week
Between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, November is a time to say thank you to America’s men and women in uniform. This month, the National Medal of Honor Museum paid tribute to servicemembers during a series of events featuring Medal of Honor recipients, the Dallas Cowboys, NFL star Dak Prescott, and other community leaders and supporters. The weekend concluded with 16 Medal of Honor recipients taking the field together at AT&T Stadium for a special halftime tribute during the Dallas Cowboys’ Salute to Service matchup with the New York Giants.
On a special episode of the Mission Inspire podcast, we collected reflections from several members of the Museum staff about the week’s events and the meaning of Veterans Day.
How the National Medal of Honor Museum Engages Veterans
With Veterans Day around the corner, host Mo Barrett is joined by Michael Caldwell, the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation’s Senior Director of Operations and Veteran Engagement, to talk about the Museum Veterans Network and how NMOHMF engages veterans across the country. Plus, Michael offers a progress update on the Museum’s construction and fundraising.
The Newest Medal of Honor Recipient: Telling Larry Taylor’s Story
Just a few weeks ago, a new hero joined the ranks of America’s Medal of Honor recipients when President Biden presented our nation’s highest award for valor in combat to retired U.S. Army Captain Larry Taylor for his actions in Vietnam, where he risked his life to rescue four soldiers with a daring helicopter maneuver. To talk about Captain Taylor’s inspiring story, host Mo Barrett is joined by NMOHMF Historians Josh Schick and Kali Martin Schick.
Mark Morgan, Grandson of Medal of Honor Recipient John “Red” Morgan
As part of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation’s efforts to tell the stories of all recipients, host Mo Barrett is joined by Mark Morgan – grandson of WWII Medal of Honor recipient John “Red” Morgan. Mark discusses his grandfather’s heroic actions during a bombing run over Germany and later imprisonment as a POW, as well as his family’s decision to donate their Medal of Honor and other artifacts to the Museum.
Courage Conversations: Colonel Bruce Crandall
Host Mo Barrett is joined by Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Bruce Crandall – a helicopter pilot in Vietnam who made a series of daring landings under enemy fire to evacuate seriously wounded soldiers. In this episode of our Courage Conversations series, Col. Crandall recounts the actions that earned him the Medal, the rules he set for the men under his command and how he was given the nickname “Snake.”
Courage Conversations: Lieutenant Colonel William Swenson
On the latest episode in our Courage Conversation series, host Mo Barrett is joined by Medal of Honor recipient and National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation Board Member Lieutenant Colonel William Swenson. One of just a handful of recipients still on active duty, Lt. Col. Swenson earned the Medal for his actions in the Battle of Ganjgal near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on September 8, 2009. He shares his recollections of that day, the lessons he’s learned in the Army and what he hopes to accomplish through the Museum.
Great. Inspiring. Fun.
Love learning about great American heroes in a fresh and relevant way!
Love this new podcast.
Great podcast with a focus on the Medal of Honor.