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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Next week we'll be sharing an interview with MOH recipient Earl Plumlee, which was recorded for our other show, Warriors In Their Own Words. In preparation, today we're re-airing our Medal of Honor episode about Plumlee. His story is one of the most incredible we've heard, so it's really worth taking a listen.

MSG Plumlee’s Medal of Honor story is straight out of a movie. When enemies with suicide vests attacked his base in Afghanistan, Plumlee was out gunned and outmanned. He fought multiple insurgents with little ammo, and miraculously emerged from the fight with relatively minor injuries despite being under heavy fire.

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A One-Man Advance: Pvt. Dale Merlin Hansen

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Pvt. Hansen was awarded the Medal of Honor for destroying one pill box, one mortar position, and killing twelve enemies during the Battle of Okina...
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Feed Drop: History Shorts - Conversations: Col. Jack H. Jacobs

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Today we want to introduce you to a new podcast from Evergreen Podcasts called History Shorts. Their guest is Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Jac...
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1,000 Man Ambush: SP5 Dwight W. Birdwell

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SP5 Birdwell was awarded the Medal of Honor for fending off an ambush of over 1,000 NVA soldiers in Vietnam....
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A Ticking Time Bomb: AC1 John Lee Levitow

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AC1 Levitow was awarded the Medal of Honor for ignoring his wounds in order to toss out an explosive flare that would have exploded, igniting his ...
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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.