Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson speaks at a reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Cushing distinguished himself during combat operations against an armed enemy in the ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Tyler Cushing wears a button depicting his second cousin, nine times removed and recent Medal of Honor recipient, 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing at an Army reception for the extended family in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Cushing participated in most of th... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Margaret Zerwekh and her daughter Sally Weber at an Army reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Zerwekh promoted the case for giving Cushing the medal for many years. Although he... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Family of recent Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing with senior leaders of the Army, including the Under Secretary Brad Carson (far left) next to the Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn as well as the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chan... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Family of recent Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing with senior leaders of the Army, including the Under Secretary Brad Carson (far left) next to the Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn as well as the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chan... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The U.S. Army Chorus sings at a reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. He was buried with full honors at his alma mater, West Point, beneath a headstone inscribed, "Faithful unto ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The U.S. Army Chorus sings at a reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. He was buried with full honors at his alma mater, West Point, beneath a headstone inscribed, "Faithful unto ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Family of recent Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing at an Army reception for the family in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Cushing's actions materially aided the Union Army's successful repulse of the Confederate assault and history shows... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

An Army reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Cushing distinguished himself during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller/Released)