SSgt. Ehlers, Medal Of Honor Recipient, Dies At 92
SSgt. Walter Ehlers, the last living Medal of Honor recipient who stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day, died today at 92.
Ehlers earned his Medal of Honor "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty" on June 9 and 10, 1944. SSgt. Ehlers was also awarded three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star during his service with the 3rd Infantry Division and the 1st Infantry Division.
Ehlers is survived by his wife, three children and 11 grandchildren.
Iwo Jima: 69 Years Ago This Week
The Battle of Iwo Jima took place 69 years ago this week from February 19-26 March 1945. We suffered approximately 7,000 casualties and 19,000 wounded. We honor them in the following images:
Portion Of I-80 Honors Tuskegee Airmen
Starting this week, a 17 mile portion of Interstate 80 will be dedicated to honoring the Tuskegee airmen as the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Highway.