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Valor Friday

| October 22, 2021 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m cribbing this week’s article from our friends over at the Guardians of the Green Beret on this incredible soldier whose life was taken in Vietnam during Tet ’68. From GotGB; [Editor’s note: I did have to correct some spelling mistakes, that appear to have come from a computer glitch, without noting each one] Sergeant […]

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Valor Friday

| October 15, 2021 | 14 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s tale is one of miraculous survival as well as bravery in the face of the enemy. I can’t help but be amazed again and again by the adventures of The Greatest Generation. Eugene “Gene” Moran, born 1924, was a typical southern Wisconsin dairy farm boy. Graduating high school in 1942, he did what many […]

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Valor Friday

| October 1, 2021 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

The photo is famous the world over. You’ve probably seen it more than once. The scene is 1933 and German Jewish shopkeeper stands smirking while a Nazi Brownshirt stands nearby to intimidate him. The day was 1 April and marked the start of a Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses. The young Nazi looks a little […]

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Valor Friday

| September 24, 2021 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

Robert Femoyer would receive the Medal of Honor for his final heroic act. He is one of only ten men who received the honor who were Eagle Scouts. He is also the only navigator to have received the honor, let’s explore what he did. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, on Halloween in 1921, he attended […]

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Valor Friday

| September 17, 2021 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

Vito Rocco “Rocky” Bertoldo was born in 1919 in Decatur, Illinois. He worked as a coal miner and then a truck driver for a company that made auto parts before World War II when they changed to making munitions. Due to poor eyesight, he was ineligible for the draft. Despite his draft exemption, Bertoldo decided […]

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9.11.01 – We remember Rick Rescorla

| September 11, 2021 | 10 Comments
9.11.01 – We remember Rick Rescorla

I’d like to take a moment to re-tell the story of this amazing hero of 9/11. I could write about Colonel Rick Rescorla (ret), but our own Hondo wrote him up better than I ever could more than six years ago. Without further ado, take a moment to remember men like Rick and the hundreds […]

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Valor Friday

| September 10, 2021 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

Hiroshi Myamura was born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1925 to Japanese immigrant parents. This made him a “Nisei” or second-generation American of Japanese descent. The fourth of nine children, his parents owned and operated a 24-hour diner in the city. Gallup then as now was a largely Native American city. Known as “The Heart […]

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Valor Friday

| September 3, 2021 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

As it was pointed out yesterday, 2 September 1945 was the day the Japanese signed the official documents of surrender aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This ended the Second World War. For a period of more than two weeks though a ceasefire had been called. From 15 August (VJ Day), the Japanese Emperor had […]

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