Saturday, December 21, 2013

Cushing Medal of Honor effort wins battle

The push to have a Wisconsin soldier who made a valiant last stand at Gettysburg receive the nation’s highest military decoration got impetus Friday when the Senate passed a bill that includes an exemption on the timing of a recommendation. Even if the president signs the bill, a few steps remain before Lt. Alonzo Cushing would get the Medal of Honor. The Defense Department would have to make an official recommendation, and President Barack Obama would have to approve it. • Article

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