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Valor Friday

| July 16, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Last week I featured First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez, USMC. In addition to his final few moments getting captured in an iconic photograph of Marines in Korea, he had sent a letter home just the day before his final, fatal act of heroism. That letter spoke to his unwavering motivation to serve his country and the […]

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An inspiring tale of 5 ANZAC soldiers who escaped the Nazis

| July 11, 2021 | 5 Comments
An inspiring tale of 5 ANZAC soldiers who escaped the Nazis

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a World War I formation that fought with distinction, most famously during the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign. To Australians and Kiwis, ANZAC Day, which commemorates Gallipoli is a major national holiday. Soldiers of both countries still greatly identify with the spirit of the ANZAC troops. I came […]

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AC-130 gunship crew receives medals for saving 88 lives in combat

| June 28, 2021 | 8 Comments
AC-130 gunship crew receives medals for saving 88 lives in combat

The crew of Shadow 71 (pictured) all received medals for their performance over Afghanistan back in September 2019. From Military.com; An Air Force AC-130J Ghostrider gunship crew was awarded multiple medals this week for providing cover and close-air support for special forces personnel during a September 2019 battle in Afghanistan. Five air commandos from the […]

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Valor Friday

| June 25, 2021 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

It’s been a busy week around my AO, so I’m gonna have to keep this VF post short. Our subject came up in another post and I thought it was worth highlighting more prominently. The US Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) Command Historian has this to say about the life and times of James “Nick” […]

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Valor Friday

| June 18, 2021 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

This week we’ll be going over an incredible enlisted man from Canada, who’s known as “the Québécois Rambo”. He could easily be called Nick Fury from the Marvel Comics. Sergeant Leo Major started life by being born in the greatest country on the North American continent. His parents, of French-Canadian ancestry moved young Leo back […]

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USAF combat controller who already earned Air Force Cross receives Airman’s Medal for heroics stateside

| June 14, 2021 | 9 Comments
USAF combat controller who already earned Air Force Cross receives Airman’s Medal for heroics stateside

A US Air Force battlefield airman, who was awarded the service’s second highest award for combat valor, the Air Force Cross, has now earned the service’s highest award for non-combat valor. Military.com reports; For Master Sgt. Daniel Keller, bravery isn’t confined to the battlefield. The airman earned the highest Air Force award for noncombat bravery […]

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Valor Friday

| June 11, 2021 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

The conditions on the Eastern Front during World War II were bad for soldiers on both sides. Massive air and ground battles from Poland to the Crimea, stretching across the whole of the European continent. The battles involved millions of men on both sides and led to the deaths of 13-15 million military dead and […]

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Clarksville U.S. Army recruiters help save lives after crash involving 7 vehicles

| June 9, 2021 | 13 Comments
Clarksville U.S. Army recruiters help save lives after crash involving 7 vehicles

KoB sends in this story of quick action on the part of some Army recruiters. WKRN reports; A group of U.S. Army recruiters in Clarksville [Tennessee] put their combat-tested skills to good use after a crash involving seven vehicles in the 3000 block of Wilma Rudolph Blvd. The crash happened Monday right outside of their […]

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