October 2009

S.C. State Guard Foundation, Citadel Host Medal of Honor Society Convention

Volume 92, Issue 10

Marine veteran W Thomas Smith Jr. reports that the South Carolina State Guard Foundation and the Citadel will host the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2010, in Charleston.

The Medal of Honor is America's highest award for combat valor. Of the more than 3,400 Medals of Honor awarded since the Civil War, only 96 recipients are living. Five Americans posthumously have received the award since Sept. 11, 2001, including Corporal Jason Dunham, killed April 14. 2004, in Karabilah, Iraq.

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