Military October 15, 2018

By Katie Lange Department of Defense: 50 Years in the Making: Vietnam Vet to Get Medal of Honor
John L. Canley (born 1 February 1938) is a retired United States Marine and recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions in January/February 1968 during the Battle of Huế. At the time of this action Canley was a Gunnery sergeant with Company A 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. Canley was originally awarded the Navy Cross, but this was upgraded to the Medal of Honor which will be presented on October 17, 2018.[1]

By Robert Gearty: Purple Heart Awarded Posthumously to World War I Soldier at Fort Jackson
By Faye Higbee: Sgt Perry Loyd – Awarded Purple Heart 100 Years Later
By Jim Garamone Dunford Praises Service Members’ Accomplishments at Boston Event
By Matthew Brown: US Eyes Military Bases for Coal, Gas Exports
Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.
By Jeff Schogol: Stop What You’re Doing And Read These Stories That Got Missed In The Insane News Cycle
By Drew Brooks, The Fayetteville Observer: Generals Again Warn That America’s Youth Are Getting Too Fat Or Dumb To Join The Military

In North Carolina, an estimated 72% of the population is ineligible to join the military, due to being overweight, lacking adequate education or having a history of crime or drug use.

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