Line of Sight

President awards MOH to two Vietnam War Soldiers

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15:  U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins (L) during an East Room ceremony at the White House September 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Then-Sergeant First Class Adkins was awarded with the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat operations at Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam, on March 9 through March 12, 1966 while serving as an Intelligence Sergeant assigned to Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 15: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins (L) during an East Room ceremony at the White House September 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Then-Sergeant First Class Adkins was awarded with the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat operations at Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam, on March 9 through March 12, 1966 while serving as an Intelligence Sergeant assigned to Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama applauds at right after presenting the Medal of Honor for Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat to his brother William Sloat, left, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept., 15, 2014. Donald P. Sloat of Coweta, Okla., was killed in action on Jan. 17, 1970, at age 20. While on patrol, a soldier in his squad triggered a hand grenade trap that had been placed in their path by enemy forces. According to the White House, Sloat picked up the live grenade, initially to throw it away. When he realized it was about to detonate, he shielded the blast with his own body in order to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama applauds at right after presenting the Medal of Honor for Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat to his brother William Sloat, left, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept., 15, 2014. Donald P. Sloat of Coweta, Okla., was killed in action on Jan. 17, 1970, at age 20. While on patrol, a soldier in his squad triggered a hand grenade trap that had been placed in their path by enemy forces. According to the White House, Sloat picked up the live grenade, initially to throw it away. When he realized it was about to detonate, he shielded the blast with his own body in order to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Combined 9/11 Commemoration

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For the first time, all branches of the U.S. military and Canadian forces held a combined 9/11 Commemoration at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station outside the gates of the underground Cheyenne Operation Center. Wreaths were placed at the 9/11 memorial at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. The memorial includes a piece of the World Trade Centers in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)

For the first time, all branches of the U.S. military and Canadian forces held a combined 9/11 Commemoration at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station outside the gates of the underground Cheyenne Operation Center. Wreaths were placed at the 9/11 memorial at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. The memorial includes a piece of the World Trade Centers in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)

On the sidelines for Army

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Cadets cheer for the Army Black Knights as they play the Buffalo Bulls during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Cadets cheer for the Army Black Knights as they play the Buffalo Bulls during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno watches the time clock as Army plays Buffalo during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Army won 47-39. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno watches the time clock as Army plays Buffalo during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Army won 47-39. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

MALUS AMPHEX 14

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Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and members of the Malaysian Armed Forces engage role-playing hostiles during a combined company-sized amphibious assault conducted between the forces as part of Malaysia-United States Amphibious Exercise 2014 Sept. 2. MALUS AMPHEX 14, Marines with the 11th MEU conduct partnered training with the Malaysian Armed Forces including shipboard familiarization, medical and dental training and weapons familiarization. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger/Released)

Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and members of the Malaysian Armed Forces engage role-playing hostiles during a combined company-sized amphibious assault conducted between the forces as part of Malaysia-United States Amphibious Exercise 2014 Sept. 2. MALUS AMPHEX 14, Marines with the 11th MEU conduct partnered training with the Malaysian Armed Forces including shipboard familiarization, medical and dental training and weapons familiarization. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger/Released)

Matthew Leggett laid to rest

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A caisson team from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment carries the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Leggett, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, was killed in Kabul on August 20, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

A caisson team from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment carries the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Leggett, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, was killed in Kabul on August 20, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Soldiers with an honor guard from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment carry the cremated remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Soldiers with an honor guard from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment carry the cremated remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Welcome home

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Members of the U.S. Army's 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embrace family members following a homecoming ceremony at Campbell Army Airfield September 1, 2014 in Fort Campbell, Ky. About 20 soldiers returned to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment providing helicopter-borne close air support, medevac, and reconnaissance missions for coalition forces in the Eastern provinces of Afghanistan. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

Members of the U.S. Army’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embrace family members following a homecoming ceremony at Campbell Army Airfield September 1, 2014 in Fort Campbell, Ky. About 20 soldiers returned to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment providing helicopter-borne close air support, medevac, and reconnaissance missions for coalition forces in the Eastern provinces of Afghanistan. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

Zeroing a Howitzer

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Soldiers serving with Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Division, shoot a round down range from their M777A2 howitzer on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. The round was part of a shoot to register, or zero, the howitzers, which had just arrived on KAF from Forward Operating Base Pasab. The shoot also provided training for a fire support team from 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th IBCT, 4th Inf. Div.

Soldiers serving with Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Division, shoot a round down range from their M777A2 howitzer on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. The round was part of a shoot to register, or zero, the howitzers, which had just arrived on KAF from Forward Operating Base Pasab. The shoot also provided training for a fire support team from 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th IBCT, 4th Inf. Div.

Twister of foam

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A dust devil blows across the Oklahoma Army National Guard base in Tulsa, Okla., kicking up a twister of foam behind a Blackhawk helicopter on Tuesday, Aug. 26, following an accident during a routine maintenance check in which  fire suppression foam accidentally covered several helicopters at the base. (AP Photo/Courtesy NewsOn6.com)

A dust devil blows across the Oklahoma Army National Guard base in Tulsa, Okla., kicking up a twister of foam behind a Blackhawk helicopter on Tuesday, Aug. 26, following an accident during a routine maintenance check in which fire suppression foam accidentally covered several helicopters at the base. (AP Photo/Courtesy NewsOn6.com)

Patriot Guard protects mourners

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About 200 Patriot Guard motorcyclists escort U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston to Beal Memorial Cemetery in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. After the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket Hairston's funeral, hundreds of people turned out at the funeral home and cemetery to protect mourners from protestors and show their support for the family of SFC Hairston, who was killed Aug. 12, 2014 while serving in Afghanistan.(AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)

About 200 Patriot Guard motorcyclists escort U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston to Beal Memorial Cemetery in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. After the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket Hairston’s funeral, hundreds of people turned out at the funeral home and cemetery to protect mourners from protestors and show their support for the family of SFC Hairston, who was killed Aug. 12, 2014 while serving in Afghanistan.(AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)

Hundreds of people lined Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 to show their support for U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, who was killed Aug. 12, 2014 while serving in Afghanistan. When the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket SFC Hairston's funeral, hundreds of people showed up at to surround the funeral home and shield mourners from any picketers. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)
Hundreds of people lined Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 to show their support for U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, who was killed Aug. 12, 2014 while serving in Afghanistan. When the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket SFC Hairston’s funeral, hundreds of people showed up at to surround the funeral home and shield mourners from any picketers. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)

 

Funeral service held for Marine sniper Rob Richards

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GySgt. David Barrett  from the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion presents a flag to Raechel Richards, widow of retired Cpl. Rob Richards at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, August 22, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Gunnery Sgt. David Barrett from the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion presents a flag to Raechel Richards, widow of retired Cpl. Rob Richards at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, August 22, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Harley, Rob Richards' American bulldog, looks in on his casket following his funeral at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, August 22, 2014. Richards will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in February. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Harley, Rob Richards’ American bulldog, looks in on his casket following his funeral at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, August 22, 2014. Richards will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in February. (Mike Morones/Staff)