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Medal of Honor
Stories of Courage
The Medal of Honor is the United States’ highest military award. It is given for bravery in combat that goes far above and beyond the call of duty – those acts of heroism and courage that save lives despite impossible risk. This podcast is about those heroes. What they did. What it meant. And what their stories tell us about the nature of sacrifice – and about ourselves. In our first season, you’ll hear stories about Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War to the Iraq War. We’ll think about what makes a hero, why people put their lives in danger for others, the true...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 92 ratings
Beautifully told
Amazing stories of courage and bravery told beautifully.
wallyman 240 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/24
Stories that need told. Gladwell has a great way of drawing out profound lessons.
bennett_Dinosaur via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/24
This is an amazing yet sad story. Johnson came home to an excited, admiring public and was rightly celebrated. His valor was unparalleled and he was an American. But, what Johnson needed was time for his body to recover, that is hard for an excited, admiring American public. I think before...Read full review »
Classic Star Trek Forever via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/24
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Published 07/17/24
The story of Douglas A. Munro’s heroism is told to every man and woman who joins the United States Coast Guard. In 1942, he led a dangerous rescue that saved an estimated 500 Marines from death on the island of Guadalcanal. He is the only member of the Coast Guard to have received the Medal of...
Published 07/10/24
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