The opening day of the AT&T National golf tournament, held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., had a military flare to it, as it usually does. But it went above and beyond standard fare. In addition to a Black Hawk flyover and a performance by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, there was an appearance by a Medal of Honor recipient — not every PGA Tour event can claim that. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who received the Medal of Honor last year, spoke during the opening ceremonies. Petry was participating in a house-clearing operation in…
Author Sean Smyth
Heck, that Army is old. Our nation’s oldest service was founded 237 years ago today as the Continental Army, a huge underdog in its battle against the Brits. In this case, Goliath lost (again). On our website, we have plenty of photos marking commemorations from the Army’s birthday week. Wanna see them? Click here to go to our slideshow.
NBC’s hit show “The Voice” has been getting a lot of press. Here’s one area where the show may be rubbing service members the wrong way: Cee Lo Green’s wearing of military medals. A few emails have pointed out Mr. Green’s wearing of the Good Conduct Medal during a couple episodes of “The Voice.” You can see a photo of that here. He’s also wearing wings in that photo, too. There have been a couple discussions about this online, including this one, but otherwise not much chatter. Are you surprised this hasn’t received more attention?