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    Convention updates

    by  • August 6, 2014 • Uncategorized


    Preparations for the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention are in full swing with just five weeks until the convention. The convention planner sent out registration packets to the recipients and the RSVPs are rolling in. As of our last conversation with convention co-chair Joe Thompson, 43 Medal of Honor recipients have RSVPed and will...

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    MoH Project launches crowdfunding campaign

    by  • July 22, 2014 • Uncategorized

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2014) — The Medal of Honor Project has launched a $25,000 crowdfunding campaign to support coverage of the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville, Tenn. by University of Tennessee journalism students. “Every dollar from the campaign will go directly toward making this experience more beneficial for the students involved,”...

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    Medal of Honor Project receives multiple awards

    by  • July 11, 2014 • Uncategorized

    The Medal of Honor Project is proud to announce that our students’ work has been honored by both the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and the East Tennessee Historical Society. The Medal of Honor Project was given an award of excellence for being the best blog in the East Tennessee region by the...

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    FULL VIDEO: President Obama awards Medal of Honor to Sgt. Kyle White

    by  • May 14, 2014 • Uncategorized

    President Obama awarded Kyle J. White the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Sgt. White received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Platoon Radio Telephone Operator assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on November 9, 2007. Including Sgt. White there are 78 living Medal of Honor recipients, seven of which were awarded the medal for actions in Afghanistan.

    Honor Air Flight 16

    by  • April 16, 2014 • Uncategorized

    We are so excited to have one of our students, Annie Carr, on today’s Honor Air flight. Annie is documenting the trip of John Staley, an East Tennessee World War II veteran. Mr. Staley’s first look at World War II was landing on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day. Here’s Mr. Staley discussing the experience.

    Annie will be using the footage from our interview with Mr. Staley and her coverage of the trip to DC to create a mini-documentary.

    Medal of Honor documentary premieres in Knoxville

    by  • April 14, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Medal of Honor: The History, a documentary, premiered Monday, March 31 at Regal Rivera theatre in downtown Knoxville. The 2014 Medal of Honor convention commissioned Knoxville-based Rivr Media to create the 44-minute documentary. The premiere was attended by Medal of Honor recipients Hershel “Woody” Williams and Sammy Davis, the Knoxville and Knox County mayors, organizers of 2014 convention and more than 500 people from the Knoxville community.

    RAW VIDEO: Our interview with Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams

    by  • April 3, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Taylor Hathorn, journalism and electronic media fourth-year, sat down with Medal of Honor recipient Chief Warrant Officer (Ret.) Hershel “Woody” Williams when he was in Knoxville on March 31. Williams earned his medal for actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. He is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from that battle and one of seven living Medal of Honor recipients from World War II.