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More MoH upgrades possible

| December 7, 2020 | 11 Comments
More MoH upgrades possible

The current defense budget, which is facing a veto threat from President Trump, includes a provision to waive the time limit for award of the Medal of Honor for four men. One of those is Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe, who we talked about yesterday. Trump already signed a separate bill authorizing Cashe to receive […]

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Monday Recipe

| November 23, 2020 | 17 Comments
Monday Recipe

Cheese and Shrimp Grits I posted this up some time ago to some good reviews, and it’s back for some of the same reasons- it’s delicious, easy to make and clean up, plus another, more important reason. I’ve kicked the dust of the PDRofMD from my boots never to look back, and can reminisce about […]

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Alwyn Cashe MoH update

| November 12, 2020 | 22 Comments
Alwyn Cashe MoH update

Jeff LPH 3 sends along word that the Senate has approved to allow the President to upgrade Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe‘s Silver Star to the Medal of Honor. We’ve talked about Cashe many times over the years and he was a personal hero of our founder Jonn Lilyea. President Trump hasn’t made any public […]

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Valor Friday

| November 6, 2020 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s subject comes from a request. Boomer and Poetrooper wanted to hear about Chief Master Sergeant Duane Hackney, the most decorated enlisted man in US Air Force history. Along with Colonel Bud Day, Major Richard Bong, and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, Chief Hackney can also stake a claim as one of the most decorated American airmen […]

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Valor Friday

| October 30, 2020 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

Charles Watters was a 35 year old Roman Catholic priest in the Newark, New Jersey area, where he’d been born and raised, when he enlisted as a chaplain with the New Jersey Air National Guard in 1962. An experienced light aircraft pilot, he’d flown single-engine planes as far away as Argentina. In 1964 though he […]

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Airman receives medal for heroic action savings lives during 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting

| October 7, 2020 | 3 Comments
Airman receives medal for heroic action savings lives during 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting

An Air Force Airman is being recognized for his courage under fire at the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting incident. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jordan Benson said his training kicked in three years ago when he aided dozens of people during America’s deadliest mass shooting. Benson, his wife and 17 other family members and friends […]

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Another of the Greatest Generation passes at age 100

| October 5, 2020 | 7 Comments
Another of the Greatest Generation passes at age 100

Jeff LPH 3 forwarded this extensive obituary posted about a pretty amazing warrior. John Waddy was an officer in the British Army beginning in WWII. Trained as a parachutist he spent 3 days in a coma after a training accident and then joined the war in North Africa. After fighting his way across the desert, […]

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Valor Friday

| October 2, 2020 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

In my continuing series exploring the valor of chaplains, there were three ministers who earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War. While not the first man to be awarded the Medal of Honor on this list, his actions predate the others. John Milton Whitehead received his medal for actions 31 December, 1862 in […]

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