By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Capt. Humbert Versace
Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was posthumously awarded the United States’ highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War. He was the first member of the U.S. Army to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed in Southeast Asia while in captivity.
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By Richard Sisk: Mattis on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter: ‘He Is Not a Man’
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter a “coward” who preyed on the defenseless in an attack on one of the nation’s foundational tenets: freedom of religion.
“This is a coward, and he is not a man by any definition that we use in the Department of Defense,” Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Prague, according to Reuters.
By Jim Garamone: Dunford Shares Thoughts on Maintaining U.S. Military’s Competitive Advantage
En route to Czech Republic Media Gaggle by Secretary Mattis
By Tamara Lush: How a 2-star Army General Took Charge of a Broken City