• OPPORTUNITY: Covering Honor Air 16

    by  • March 21, 2014


    A couple months, a few JEM students went out to McGhee Tyson Airport to cover the return of Honor Air flight 15. It was an amazing experience to see over 1,000 people welcome home the World War II and Korean War veterans whom went on the flight.This time we are going to raise the...

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    Valor 24: New Invites to Knoxville

    by  • March 18, 2014

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    President Barack Obama will award 24 Medals of Honor in a White House ceremony Tuesday. The ceremony will be the largest of its kind, since World War II. The Valor 24 recipients are individuals from previous wars – World War II, Korea, and Vietnam – who due to prejudice or politics were not originally...

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    Report: Kyle Carpenter to receive Medal of Honor

    by  • March 5, 2014

    The Marine Corps Times is reporting that former Marine Kyle Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor. The award stems from actions in Afghanistan when Carpenter was a 21-year-old lance corporal. According to reports, Carpenter dove on a grenade, saving the life of a fellow Marine. Carpenter was seriously wounded in the explosion, breaking...

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    Medal of Honor Project subject of fall ’14 special topics course

    by  • February 27, 2014

    The Medal of Honor Project’s coverage of the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention will be the subject of a senior-level special topics course in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee. Here are the details: Summary: The course will provide students the unique opportunity of producing numerous hours of live video during...

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    The White House announces the awarding of 24 Medals of Honor

    by  • February 21, 2014

    Here is the full press release from the White House: President Obama to Award Medal of Honor On March 18th, 2014, President Barack Obama will award 24 Army veterans the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. These veterans will receive the Medal of Honor in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in...

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    Raw Footage: Interview with Charles Coolidge

    by  • February 10, 2014

    Interview with Medal of Honor recipient Tech Sgt. Charles Coolidge from Medal of Honor Project on Vimeo.

    University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media graduate student Joe Kuczynski interviewed World War II Medal of Honor recipient Charles Coolidge as part of the Medal of Honor Project’s history of the Medal of Honor in Tennessee documentary project. The interview took place in Mr. Coolidge’s office at his family’s company, Chattanooga Printing & Engraving, on February 7, 2014.

    Gettysburg MoH Convention: More than just a car.

    by  • December 20, 2013


    We left Knoxville, bright and early, at 6 in the morning. The drive to Gettysburg was beautiful. Albeit, I slept for most of the eight hour trip. We reached historical, downtown Gettysburg at about 2 in the afternoon. There is something special about Gettysburg, Pa. You can practically breathe in the patriotism from the...

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    Interview with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett

    by  • December 19, 2013


    Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett welcomes me into his office with a casual “What’s up?” and a fist bump. On the wall of his office in the City-County Building, opposite the large windows overlooking the Tennessee River, is a framed six foot by ten foot American flag. The flag is yellowing with age and...

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