Medal of Honor Awarded to Korean War Vet
The first Medal of Honor Awarded under Biden’s Presidency went to a 94-year-old Veteran of The Korean War. This is a great thing to see because Our Korean War vets often don’t get the respect they deserve. Even the war itself has been labeled as The Forgotten War. Of course, these veterans deserve our respect and should never be forgotten.
In the most recent ceremony, retired Army colonel Ralph Puckett Jr. received the military’s highest honor. The President said that this honor was “more than 70 years overdue” and he is not wrong. Puckett put himself at great personal risk exposing himself to enemy fire as he led the 8th U.S. Army Ranger Company during the capture and defense of Hill 205 while under heavy attack from the Chinese in November 1950. Read more about the ceremony here.
It is always great to see members of the greatest generation, (Those who lived through WW2 and Korea) get the respect they deserve. There is more that can be done, however, to ensure that these great Americans get what they have earned. That is why we support a bill we call The Greatest Generation Benefits Act. This legislation would create much-needed change for these older Americans. Learn more and sign our petition here. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on this and more.