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Rest in Peace
Roger Donlon
ROGER H.C. DONLON

Retired Army Col. Roger H. C. Donlon, the first Recipient of the Medal of Honor for the Vietnam War, passed away January 25, 2024, in Leavenworth, Kansas, at the age of 89.

President Lyndon B. Johnson presented Donlon with the Medal of Honor on Dec. 5, 1964, for his actions near Nam Dong, the Republic of Vietnam, on July 6, 1964.

 
    • RANK: CAPTAIN (HIGHEST RANK: COLONEL)
    • CONFLICT/ERA: VIETNAM WAR
    • UNIT/COMMAND:
      DETACHMENT A-726, 7TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (AIRBORNE), 1ST SPECIAL FORCES
    • MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH: U.S. ARMY
    • MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION DATE: JULY 6, 1964
    • MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION PLACE: NEAR NAM DONG, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
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CITATION: GO TO WWW.CMOHS.ORG/RECIPIENTS/ROGER-H-DONLON


 

Cherry Creek School District 11th Annual Awards Ceremony
Cherry Creek and CAV Staff 2023

Through a partnership with the Cherry Creek School District and the Center for American Values (CAV), the 11th Annual Awards Ceremony and Program was hosted at CAV recognizing 22 top K-12 students for their written compositions on their appreciation for Veterans and allegiance to America.
A surprise visit and presentation by Medal of Honor Recipient Drew Dix, highlighted the student's special day that concluded with a ceremony that recognized and awarded each composition winner. The CAV's lead Education Program Developer, Lis Richard, lead the event and provided a learning segment on the history of the Medal of Honor, the United States highest award for military valor in action.
JROTC from Pueblo County High School lead the Color Guard Presentation and local vocalist, Praxedes Quintana, sang the National Anthem. Special guests were CAV Board Member Henry Jones and Joan Annello.


We Salute Our Veterans


Greatest Generation Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday!!
Bruce Elson

Bruce Elson, World War II Army Air Corps and Greatest Generation Veteran,
Celebrates 100th Birthday today, November 30, 2023.
We salute you and thank you for your service!


Jones Reports from Washington, D.C.
Jones Report

CAV Board Member Henry Jones, Vietnam Veteran Charles Smith, the Rocky Mountain Honor Flight Team, and other Veterans, concluded their Washington, D.C., trip on October 21st. They visited the Korean and Vietnam Memorials, gravesite of Audi Murphy (a medal of honor recipient, at Arlington National Cemetery), and the Marine Memorial.


Rest in Peace
Frank Aloysious Herda
Frank Aloysious Herda

  • RANK: PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (HIGHEST RANK: SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS)
  • CONFLICT/ERA: VIETNAM WAR
  • UNIT/COMMAND:
    COMPANY A, 1ST BATTALION (AIRBORNE), 506TH INFANTRY,
    101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION (AIRMOBILE)
  • MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH: U.S. ARMY
  • MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION DATE: JUNE 29, 1968
  • MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION PLACE: NEAR DAK TO, QUANG TRANG PROVINCE, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
  • PRESENTATION DATE & DETAILS: MAY 14, 1970
    THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESENTED BY PRES. RICHARD M. NIXON
  • BORN: SEPTEMBER 13, 1947, CLEVELAND, CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH, UNITED STATES
  • DIED: OCTOBER 13, 2023, CLEVELAND, OH, US

 

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