Courage, Character and Commitment: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Tom Kelley
Medal of Honor Recipient Tom Kelley told his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. On May 14, 1970, President Nixon awarded Kelley the Medal of Honor for his actions on June 15, 1969, in the Republic of Vietnam. Kelley distinguished himself through “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in the afternoon while serving as commander of River Assault Division 152 during combat operations against enemy aggressor forces.” Read Mr. Kelley’s full citation here.
During this webinar, Mr. Kelley discussed what the Medal of Honor means to him and how it has affected his life, adding his unique perspective on the values celebrated by the CMOHF Character Development Program. This live interview was an exciting learning opportunity for students. We encourage teachers and their classes, 5th grade and up, to watch and ask questions as Mr. Kelley recounts his experiences and shares his thoughts on courage and commitment. Mr. Ronald Rand, CEO and President of the Medal of Honor Foundation, moderated the program.