For the first time since the Vietnam War, the Pentagon has nominated a living soldier to receive the Medal of Honor, America’s highest award for heroism. The action in question took place in Afghanistan in the fall of 2007. Since the nomination is still under consideration and may result in award of a lesser decoration, the nominee’s name remains confidential. Reportedly even his family does not know the recommendation has reached the White House and is under presidential review.
Here is a link to the complete story in the Washington Post.About the Author: The major landmarks in Frank's historical interests range from ancient Persia through the Crimean War, World War II, and the modern U.S. Armed Forces, with a lot of stops in between. Frank is fascinated by the unusual, the overlooked, and the surprising. He is the New York Times number one best-selling author of the Desert Shield Fact Book (1991) and he is currently writing an historical novel on Alexander's conquest of Persia – from the Persian point of view.