Defense Leaders Mark 150th Year of the Medal of Honor

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli, left, speaks with Medal of Honor recipients Robert F. Foley, center, and Thomas G. Kelly at a ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, right, Congressional Medal of Honor Society president, presents Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, with a memorial plaque at a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, left, Air Force chief of staff, Medal of Honor recipient Joe Jackson, center, and Chief Master Sgt. of the U.S. Air Force James A. Roy, pose for photos at a ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Medal of Honor recipient Walter Ehlers, left, Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler, center, and Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army vice chief of staff, pray during the benediction of a ceremony in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, center, Congressional Medal of Honor Society president, speaks with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, left, and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Medal of Honor recipient Richard Pittman, far left, stands at attention during the playing of the Service Medley at a ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz addresses audience members at a ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, far right, Congressional Medal of Honor Society president, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy, attend a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses audience members at a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses audience members at a ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, Congressional Medal of Honor Society president, addresses audience members at a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley