Chicago hosts Medal of Honor Convention

By Sgt. Kassidy L. SnyderSeptember 17, 2009

Medal of Honor recipients cover their hearts for a moment of silence during the opening ceremony of the Medal of Honor Convention at Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill., Sept 15.
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Pvt. Kevin Hurt, Sgt. Cyle Roos, and Sgt. Donny Allcock of A Battery, 2-123 Field Artillery, Milan, Ill., fire rounds during the  opening ceremony of the Medal of Honor Convention at Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill., Sept. 15.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pvt. Kevin Hurt, Sgt. Cyle Roos, and Sgt. Donny Allcock of A Battery, 2-123 Field Artillery, Milan, Ill., fire rounds during the opening ceremony of the Medal of Honor Convention at Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill., Sept. 15. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Samuel Salmon) VIEW ORIGINAL
Several hundred servicemembers and civilians gather during the opening ceremony of the Medal of Honor Convention at Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill., Sept 15.
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Medal of Honor recipients are presented with a flag from their military escorts, shortly before the opening ceremony of the Medal of Honor Convention at Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill., Sept 15.  The flags had been previously flown over Soldier Field on the anniversary date of the veteran receiving the Medal of Honor.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medal of Honor recipients are presented with a flag from their military escorts, shortly before the opening ceremony of the Medal of Honor Convention at Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill., Sept 15. The flags had been previously flown over Soldier Field on the anniversary date of the veteran receiving the Medal of Honor. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kassidy L Snyder) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Golden Knights parachute onto Soldier Field during the opening ceremony of the Medal of Honor Convention in Chicago, Ill., Sept 15.
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Medal of Honor recipients pose for a group photo shortly before the opening ceremony of the Medal of Honor Convention at Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill., Sept 15.
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