medal of honor

September 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Congress Working to Award Medal of Honor to Clarksburg WWII Veteran Posthumously

“To correct an historical injustice,” U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen said he will introduce bipartisan and bicameral legislation to award Corporal Waverly Woodson the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions during D-Day in World War II. Woodson, who died in 2005, received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart and was nominated for the […]

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March 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black D-Day Hero’s Widow Fights for His Medal of Honor

Joann Woodson spent years investigating contributions black residents made in Clarksburg’s development since the 1800s. Because of her research as president for the Clarksburg Historical Society, two new elementary schools were named after her ancestors: Snowden Farm Elementary School and Wilson Wims Elementary School. Through her work with Clarksburg Historical Society, Woodson, a lifelong resident […]

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June 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Baltimore Orioles to Honor Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Florent Groberg

The Baltimore Orioles plan to honor Captain Florent Groberg, a medal of honor recipient, during the home game against the New York Yankees on Sunday. Groberg attended Walter Johnson High School, and he is slated to give the keynote address to the Class of 2016 at the school’s graduation ceremonies on Friday. He was presented […]

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November 24, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five more things to know today, Nov. 24th, in Montgomery County: 1.) Senator Barbara Mikulski will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama at a ceremony at the White House today. Watch the ceremony live here. 2.) Northwest Jaguars volleyball team is the new 4A state champions after last night’s win […]

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November 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

President Obama Awards Army Captain Flo Groberg the Medal of Honor (VIDEO)

At a White House ceremony today, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Captain Flo Groberg, a former Walter Johnson High School graduate. You can watch the ceremony, below: ORIGINAL POST Captain Florent Groberg, a 2001 Walter Johnson High School graduate, will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, […]

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November 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 12, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Nov. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. A Walter Johnson graduate, retired Captain Florent Groberg will receive the Medal of Honor today at the White House. 2. The Montgomery County Planning Board meets today and one of the items on the agenda is an annexation petition that is […]

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