The First Conscientious Objector Medal of Honor Recipient

As we approach the Medal of Honor convention here in Charleston beginning next week, the next in a series on Medal of Honor recipients is one of the most amazing, the story of a conscientious objector who insisted on serving his country without a gun and despite all odds saved the lives of many Americans […]

New Medal of Honor recipient, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, United States Army

On a date to be determined by the White House, the first living recipient in a war since Vietnam, Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Salvatore Giunta, United States Army, will receive the Medal of Honor. Giunta, 25, is a native of Iowa, and enlisted in the Army in November 2003. He deployed twice to Afghanistan, and currently […]

A Hero's Hero! Part I

Everyone has a hero, someone you admire and wish to become. Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle wrote, “Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are, for it shows me what your ideal of manhood is and what kind of man you long to be.” As a young boy, […]

Medal of Honor Society Convention in Charleston, 29 September – 03 October!

The South Carolina State Guard Foundation and The Citadel are hosting the 2010 Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Convention in Charleston, South Carolina. This will be a celebration honoring the 87 living recipients of our nation’s highest award for bravery in combat — The Medal of Honor. I will be posting Medal of Honor stories […]

Bureau of Naval Aeronautics founded 1921

Yesterday marked the 89th anniversary of the formation of the Bureau of Naval Aeronautics on 10 August 1921. Charlestonian Captain William Adger Moffett was nominated by President Harding to become the first Chief of the Bureau of Naval Aeronautics, a position he would hold until his death in the crash of the airship Akron in […]

Nation of Patriots at Patriots Point

Today a very impressive flag ceremony was held on the flight deck of USS Yorktown (CV-10). Appropriately 02 July is our actual date of Independence as the Continental Congress passed their resolution for independence on 02 July 1776. The ceremony was part of the Harley Owner Group network as they ride our national flag across […]

The Pacific HBO Series: Part 1 and 2

The new HBO 10 part miniseries on The Pacific has been out for two weeks now with Parts 1 and 2 showing the last two Sundays. The story of our Pacific War is seen through the eyes of three young Marines: Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge. The series incorporates historical backgrounds of the […]

FBI returns stolen Medals of Honor to museum!

Last Friday the FBI returned two stolen Civil War Medals of Honor to the Medal of Honor museum here at Patriots Point. Since there is still an ongoing investigation into the medals stolen from the museum in 2004, no details were released on the recovery of these medals.  Mount Pleasant resident and Vietnam Medal of […]

F-4F-3A Wildcat Podcast

We will begin offering podcasts on various aircraft and tours at Patriots Point. This should prove especially valuable to visiting guests as they will be able to download these podcasts for use in touring Patriots Point. You can subscribe to our future podcasts by clicking on the subscribe link on the right side of the […]

Major Everett Pope, USMC, 16 July 1919 – 16 July 2009

During my short tenure with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society (CMOHS headquarters are located onboard the YORKTOWN), I had the privilege of working with Medal of Honor recipient Everett Pope. Everett lived in Amelia Island, Florida. He had retired there after working as a banker in Boston until 1982. He was a soft spoken, […]