I talked with Tom today, Chubby's BBQ was asked to cater a banquet for a small group of people. In most cases, this isn't that big of a deal, in this case, it is..............take a look at the group of people Tom was asked to cater his fine BBQ food.
There are currently 79 living recipients of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor
. The Medal of Honor is bestowed to any member of the United States armed forces
who distinguishes himself "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States."
Of the 79 living recipients, 10 earned their Medals of Honor in World War II
, 11 in the Korean War
, 53 in the Vietnam War
, and five in the War in Afghanistan
. Four earned their medal while serving in the U.S. Air Force
, 52 in the U.S. Army
, 16 in the U.S. Marine Corps
, and 7 in the U.S. Navy
. The oldest recipient is Nicholas Oresko
, aged 96, whereas the youngest is Dakota Meyer
, aged 25. Only two medal holders are still on active duty in the U.S. military, War in Afghanistan soldiers Leroy Petry
and Ty Carter
, both of the U.S. Army. Among the recipients are former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey
and three retired generals
: Patrick Henry Brady
and Robert F. Foley
of the Army and James E. Livingston
of the Marine Corps.
Great job Tom, I'm proud of you..............pnwc