Wounded Knee Massacre ‘Tarnishes’ Integrity of Medal of Honor article wins 2023 MRE journalism contest

Gabriel Pietrorazio from The War Horse awarded Print prize by Military Reporters & Editors

Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio’s impressive reporting explains the history of the Wounded Knee massacre and former Hawaii Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele’s current push to rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded after the horrific attack in 1893 attack. “What happened at Wounded Knee and the massacre of hundreds of unarmed Native Americans tarnishes the integrity of the Medal of Honor and stains the reputation of those who do live up to the standard of the Medal of Honor,” said Kahele.

— From the judges

Award Summary

Article “Wounded Knee Massacre ‘Tarnishes’ Integrity of Medal of Honor”

Prize Category: First Place, Print — Domestic military or national defense coverage for small market newspapers, online or magazines

Gabriel Pietrorazio Biography

Gabriel Pietrorazio winners 2023 MRE journalism contest award

Gabriel Pietrorazio is a national-award-winning journalist who covers Indigenous affairs, food and agriculture, and politics, as well as crime and justice. He earned a master’s degree from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2021.

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Published 8/25/22 | The War Horse

Wounded Knee Massacre ‘Tarnishes’ Integrity of Medal of Honor