24 Veterans Get Long-Overdue Medals of Honor

Melvin Morris vividly remembers the day in September 1969 when he became a war hero in the eyes of others. Morris was a young Green Beret staff sergeant in South Vietnam. After his master sergeant was killed in a jungle ambush in the vicinity of Chi Lang, Morris, serving as the commander of a Special Forces strike force, went back into the line of fire three times to recover the body and a map case – and was wounded three …

Daniel K. Inouye: 5 Facts About the Long-Serving U.S. Senator

  When U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye was elected to the Senate in 1962, a fellow Hawaiian named Barack Obama was still in diapers. The Democrat of Japanese ancestry went on to hold that office for an astonishing 49 years, making him the second-longest serving U.S. senator, surpassed only by the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia. For most of his nine terms, Inouye, who passed away Dec. 17 at age 88 in Bethesda, Md., mostly kept a low profile, …