Thursday, November 6, 2014

Posthumous Medal of Honor Awarded 150 Years Later


First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing of the Union Army was awarded the Medal of Honor today-151 years later-for his bravery and courage in leading his men during the repulse of Pickett's Charge on July 3, 1863, despite being severely wounded.  See full news article below. 

Many Medal of Honor recipients are given this most prestigious award after they are deceased. But why wait so long to recognize this unsung hero?