Medal of Honor convention returns to Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One of the most exclusive groups of American heroes will make a return trip to Knoxville in September 2022.

“It’s going to be big, bigger, and better than it was last time,” said 2022 convention chair Joe Thompson said in an interview with 10News.

Knoxville hosted the same convention in 2014 for an elite group of veterans awarded the military’s highest medal for risking their own lives to save others.

That year almost 50 living recipients made the trip to Knoxville.

During the convention, the group honored three civilians who have had an impact on sharing the stories of veterans including actor Mark Wahlberg who received the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment for his portrayal of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in the movie “Lone Survivor.”

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