Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure if they have it till the test comes.

And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.

                                                                                                                                                         Carl Sandburg

 Every secondary school in Cherry Creek has this book, Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty by Peter Collier, 2003. The profiles of this volume honors 116 of those 137 recipients of the Medal of Honor who remain living. Each profile includes a full page biography, photos, and the story of how the recipient earned his Medal on the facing page. The volume includes an essay on the history of the Medal of Honor, a glossary of military terms, and description of military ground unit sizes and rank structure.

 Click here for the Story of Recipient Admiral James Stockdale     Interview link

The story of Admiral James Stockdale who deliberately inflicted a near-mortal wound to himself in order to convince his captors of his willingness to give up his life rather than provide information to the enemy. He was revived by the North Vietnamese who, convinced of his indomitable spirit, slowed down their use of excessive harassment and torture toward all Prisoners of War. From the Smithsonian's Living History Collection.

Click here for the story of Michael Thonton and Thomas Norris   Interview Link

Michael Thornton is exceptional. His is the rare case of one Medal of Honor winner receiving the award for saving the life of another. From the Smithsonian's Living History Collection.

MSNBC Video Profiles of Medal of Honor Recipients 

Twelve profiles of Medal of Honor recipients. Each video is about 2 minutes long.


MSNBC Medal of Honor Profiles 

Profiles of the Living Medal of Honor Recipients


The Above and Beyond Citizen Honor NBC Video Clip  

 Established by a MOH recipient this new award recognizes a select number of American citizens each year that have demonstrated valor and spirit reflective of the military Medal of Honor requirements. This year's honorees are Jencie Fagan of Nevada, a school teacher, who went above and beyond with her brave stand and disarming of a school shooter who had wounded two students. Matthew Miller of Fridley Minnesota, a student and construction worker, who saved the lives of ten people and helped scores of injured in the 35W Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis. Don Schoendorfer of Orange County California, an engineer, who advocated for the disabled, as he created, manufactured and distributed over 250,000 wheelchairs to those in need. The Above and Beyond Website

Statistics about MOH from the US Army


Congressional Medal of Honor Museum


Beyond the Medal of Honor

Profiles four of America's greatest military heroes.The four men: Bill Crawford - Four The Fighter, WWII; Carl Sitter - The Captain, Korea; Jerry Murphy - The Lieutenant, Korea:; Drew Dix - The Green Beret, Vietnam. All four grew up in Pueblo Colorado. This website contains video clips, biographies, lesson plans and information about purchasing the video. 




Colorado MOH Recipients


Bill Crawford, Pueblo Colorado Recipient, Video Clips and Biography


Carl Sitter, Pueblo Colorado Recipient, Video Clips and Biography


Jerry Murphy, Pueblo Colorado Recipient, Video Clips and Biography


Drew Dix, Pueblo Colorado Recipient, Video Clips and Biography


Charles Lindbergh


Constitution Day Connections