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Valor Friday

| February 3, 2023 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

Part three on my exploration of Congressmen of valor. Thomas Wilson Bradley Thomas Bradley, an Englishman by birth, immigrated to the US when he was a small child. He came to the country with his mother Mary Wilson and the James Roberts family, just before his fifth birthday, aboard the ship Fidelia. Initially living in […]

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Valor Friday

| January 27, 2023 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Continuing on my series of US Congressmen who have received the Medal of Honor. Philip Sidney Post Philip Post was born in 1833 in New York. After college, he found his way to Illinois and was admitted to the Bar there in 1856. He traveled the northwest, made his home in Kansas, and practiced law […]

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The Festival of John Moses Browning

| January 23, 2023 | 18 Comments
The Festival of John Moses Browning

Today we celebrate the birthday of John Moses Browning, and his Gospel. Sit you down and harken. The Holy Gospel of JMB As translated from the original ancient manuscripts by Friar Frog. 1) In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was THE pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, “Thou […]

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Valor Friday

| January 20, 2023 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

Continuing from last week’s look at Senators who have earned the country’s highest honor, we now turn to the House of Representatives. As with the Senate, there are some trends. Sixteen Congressmen have received the Medal of Honor. One of those later became a Senator and was discussed at length in last week’s article. 13 […]

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Valor Friday

| January 13, 2023 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article will be a little different. With the new Congress being seated, my curiosity turned to politics as it relates to valor awards. In our history, who are the elected representatives that have earned our nation’s highest honors? Let’s take a look. Some of these names, particularly the latter day inclusions, will be […]

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Valor Friday

| January 6, 2023 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

We’ve talked about a lot of legendary figures within their respective communities. Today’s subject is a legend in the naval aviation community, but is largely unknown outside those with wings of gold. The mission that made him famous among Airedales was actually, legitimately classified at the highest levels. His wartime heroics and feat of courage […]

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Valor Friday

| December 30, 2022 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

In the past I’ve talked about several men who, as part of aircrew service, used their bare hands to save their aircraft and the lives of their comrades. The heroism of Red Erwin, John Levitow, Norman Jackson, and James Ward are some we’ve talked about before. For some reason, I missed the similar story of […]

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Valor Friday

| December 23, 2022 | 16 Comments
Valor Friday

Sometimes while writing one of my articles, someone in the comments surprises the heck out of me and mentions a personal connection to a subject. In the case of Larry Thorne/Lauri Allen Torni, we have a longtime member whose father was his commanding officer and friend for a while. For last week’s article, another longtime […]

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