Medal of Honor

Cpl. James O'Connor
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 08, 2020 - 1:45 pm
Two months after Philadelphia Police Sgt. James O’Connor was shot and killed inside a Frankford house while serving a homicide warrant, the SWAT officer was laid to rest. Read more here.
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Waverly Woodson Jr. is one step closer to being honored by the Pa. House
Courtesy of the Woodson family
Cherri Gregg
September 25, 2019 - 12:30 pm
A resolution introduced in the Pennsylvania House to posthumously honor a black World War II hero from West Philadelphia has overcome its first political obstacle. Read more here.
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Dozens of black federal lawmakers are teaming up with members of the U.S. Senate to push for a posthumous Medal of Honor for a Overbrook High School graduate.
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Cherri Gregg
July 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of black federal lawmakers are teaming up with members of the U.S. Senate to push for a posthumous Medal of Honor for a Overbrook High School graduate. The World War II veteran was one of the few black soldiers on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. Courtesy of...
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Joann Woodson
Courtesy of the Woodson family
Cherri Gregg
June 04, 2019 - 10:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There used to be a prevailing myth that no black men participated in D-Day — by far one of the most important days of World War II. But a closer look reveals that some African-American soldiers played a key role on Omaha Beach, and their stories still remain largely...
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