Medal of Honor

Stories of America's Greatest Heroes

Ken Harbaugh tells the stories of service members who have distinguished themselves through an act of valor. These stories feature recipients from the Civil War to present day, including a few who were originally overlooked for the medal.

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Most Recent Episode

Rerun: Daniel Inouye

To celebrate 100 episodes of the Medal of Honor podcast we are revisiting one of our favorite episodes featuring Daniel Inouye.

The only US Senator so far to receive both the Medal of Honor and the President Medal of Freedom, Senator Daniel Inouye lost his right arm fighting in World War II. He went on to serve nine terms in the Senate and was the highest-ranking Senator at the time of his death in 2012.

Read the AUSA's graphic novel about Sen. Inouye for a gripping retelling and illustration of his story.

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Anything for His Crew: 2d Lt. Robert Edward Femoyer

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2d Lt. Femoyer was awarded the Medal of Honor for navigating his B-17 bomber out of danger while suffering from eventually fatal wounds....
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A Century Old Myth: Sergeant Alvin York

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Sgt York was awarded the Medal of Honor for single handedly killing two dozen enemies and capturing over 130 during World War I, but is that what ...
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Rerun: Jacob Parrott

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To celebrate 100 episodes of the Medal of Honor podcast we are revisiting the story of the first recipient, Jacob Parrott....
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Clearing the Trench: SSG Edward N. Kaneshiro

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SSG Kaneshiro was awarded the Medal of Honor for taking out a trench filled with NVA soldiers....
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In Partnership with The National Medal of Honor Museum

The museum offers an experience that draws personal and emotional connections to Medal of Honor recipients and their stories, while shedding light on the wars in which they fought and the ideals that the Medal of Honor represents. Visitors come to understand the meaning and price of freedom—and appreciate the virtue of putting service above self.

The National Medal of Honor Museum also includes an education center aimed at character development in our nation’s youth. A critical part of their mission is to use the stories of our Medal of Honor recipients to inspire young people, and motivate them to be their best selves.

For more information please visit their website.

The Team

Ken Harbaugh

The Host
A former US Navy Pilot and past president of Team Rubicon Global. He has served as a commentator for NPR, a host on Crooked Media, and a contributor to The NY Times, The Atlantic, and Yale Journal of International Law.

Nathan Corson

Producer
Nate is an Ohio native and his passion for technical production began at a young age with his involvement in musical theater and playing in humble garage bands.

Declan Rohrs

Contributor
Declan Rohrs (He/Him) was born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. At Evergreen, he has assumed various roles, including Assistant Producer, Editor, Content Creator, and Email-Signature Guru.