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Vietnam Recipient...

Vietnam Recipient...

John McGinty, USMC, takes a moment to sign for an admirer.


Drew Dix

Drew Dix

... famed Special Forces operator, left, discusses the day's activities with Don Pettigrew and Mike McHorse of the Host City Program. Dix is the author of his war memoir, "Rescue of River City", which is available from his website:
http://www.homeofheroes.com/drewdix/order.html


Welcome to Boston

Welcome to Boston


Jack Lucas

Jack Lucas

... grabs a photo with Doc and karen Graham of Gainesville's Medal of Honor Host City Program.


Sammy Davis

Sammy Davis

... joined the Army because he was inspired by the exploits of Medal of Honor Recipient Roger Donlon, the first to be awarded the Medal in the Vietnam War. Only three years after Donlon's 1964 heroics, Davis added his own to the history of the Medal of Honor.


Roger Donlon and Jack Lucas catch up

Roger Donlon and Jack Lucas catch up


Bob O'Malley

Bob O'Malley

.. the fist Vietnam Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor--1965; dozens more would follow.


World War II First...

World War II First...

Medal of Honor went to John Finn, shown here with admirers during teh Society's '06 convention in Boston.


Navy Recipient Mike Thornton, left,

Navy Recipient Mike Thornton, left,

and Army Recipient Russel Dunham pose for a photo before heading for dinner.


Vietnam Recipient James Taylor with friends

Vietnam Recipient James Taylor with friends


Taylor, right, and John Baca

Taylor, right, and John Baca


Don and Mike

Don and Mike

with past CMOH Society president, Barney Barnum.


Mike and Don "Cheering"

Mike and Don "Cheering"


Mike and Jack Lucas

Mike and Jack Lucas


Jack signs for 'CB"

Jack signs for 'CB"


Aboard the USS Constitution

Aboard the USS Constitution


GA with some of "Old Ironsides'" firepower

GA with some of "Old Ironsides'" firepower


CPL Grant Loether...

CPL Grant Loether...

just back fronm Iraq made friends quickly with legendary heroes like John Finn.


Recipients

Recipients

McGinty, Thornton, Finn and Ballard


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Doc Ballard and Don

Doc Ballard and Don


Bob adn Barb O'Malley with friends

Bob adn Barb O'Malley with friends


Col. Wes Fox...

Col. Wes Fox...

held every Marine Corps rank from private to colonel and along the way earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam.


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Boston skyline....

Boston skyline....

from the bow of teh USS Constitution... thrill of a lifetime.


Colors aloft

Colors aloft


Bob O'Malley, tough kid from New York

Bob O'Malley, tough kid from New York

Bob O'Malley, the first Marine to recieve thje Medal of Honor in Vietnam stands amidship with his wife, Barb, during an historic cruise aboard the USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides." --Boston Harbor Oct. 2006


Retire Navy SEAL and Medal Recipient

Retire Navy SEAL and Medal Recipient

Tonmmy Norris, left, joins Drew Dix on deck.


Recipients in Boston Harbor

Recipients in Boston Harbor

More than 70 Medal of Honor recipients gather for a group photo in front of USS Constitution, the world�s oldest commissioned warship afloat, for a turnaround cruise and Medal of Honor flag presentation in Boston Harbor. The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley (RELEASED)


JACK LUCAS MOH IWO JIMA

JACK LUCAS MOH IWO JIMA

Charlestown, Mass. (Sept. 30, 2006) - Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration Lt. Gen. James F. Amos, speaks with Medal of Honor recipient Jack Lucas during a turn around cruise aboard USS Constitution, the worlds oldest commissioned warship afloat. More than 70 recipients got underway for a Medal of Honor flag presentation in Boston Harbor on Sept. 30, 2006. The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley (RELEASED)


John Finn

John Finn


Don and Doc

Don and Doc