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CWO4 Mike Durant jumps into Ala. senate race

| October 21, 2021 | 17 Comments
CWO4 Mike Durant jumps into Ala. senate race

Mike Durant, one of the pilots of the downed Black Hawks from the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, has entered the race for the Republican nomination for US Senate in next year’s mid-term. Durant, who has never held political office, is joining a crowded field currently led by Rep Mo Brooks (R-AL). Durant’s Army career […]

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Georgia WWII veteran given French Legion of Honor for his role in liberating France

| September 20, 2021 | 3 Comments
Georgia WWII veteran given French Legion of Honor for his role in liberating France

98-year-old Master Sergeant Louis Graziano received France’s highest honor, the Legion of Honor for his service during the Second World War. A young draftee, Graziano drove a fuel truck onto Omaha Beach on 6 June 1944 as part of the third wave. He would go on to serve in the Battle of the Bulge and […]

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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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Soldier receives Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan 12 years ago

| September 3, 2021 | 35 Comments
Soldier receives Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan 12 years ago

I’m glad that this case is finally being rectified, but when you hear was Sergeant Holroyd did to earn the Silver Star you’ll wonder just why on earth did this take 12 years! Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Army Times report; t was Aug. 10, 2009, when Sgt. Adam Holroyd and his fellow 10th […]

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Valor Friday

| August 20, 2021 | 16 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s subject is once again brought to us by a sort of request from KoB. He forwarded to us the bad, unfortunate news that journalist Joe Galloway died Wednesday morning after having been in hospital near his home in Concord, North Carolina. Joe Galloway is a name many of you will remember. If not for […]

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101st ABN D-Day vet to once again jump on his 100th B-day

| August 9, 2021 | 25 Comments
101st ABN D-Day vet to once again jump on his 100th B-day

At age 100 this guy’s got more guts and physical prowess than I do at less than half his age. Coronado Times reports on the magnificent life and coming adventures of Mr. Rice. On his 100th birthday, WWII paratrooper Tom Rice will jump in his hometown of Coronado on the beach front of the historic […]

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Valor Friday

| August 6, 2021 | 16 Comments
Valor Friday

We lost another of The Greatest Generation this week. Kob sent in the sad news that on Monday, August 2nd retired US Marine Corps Colonel Dave Severance passed away after a solid 102 years, 30 of those years were spent fighting in two wars in service to his nation. Colonel Severance’s biggest claim to fame […]

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