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Valor Friday

| March 19, 2021 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

Some of the tales I like to tell the most here are those you’ve likely never heard of. Not too long ago I talked of the World War II exploits of world famous mime Marcel Marceau. Today’s subject never came to fame later in life, but his work in occupied Europe is insanely impressive. René […]

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After public outcry, annual wreath laying allowed at Arlington National Cemetery

| November 18, 2020 | 16 Comments
After public outcry, annual wreath laying allowed at Arlington National Cemetery

Our own Poetrooper sends. By: Karen Jowers The people have spoken. Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy has directed Arlington National Cemetery to reverse course and allow the annual wreath laying at veterans’ graves by Wreaths Across America and its many volunteers. Cemetery officials announced Monday that the Dec. 19 annual wreath laying would be canceled […]

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Arlington Cemetery Policy Change

| December 30, 2019 | 28 Comments
Arlington Cemetery Policy Change

Military.com reports that a change in policy now allows enlisted Medal of Honor recipients and POWs to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, regardless of rank. Medal of Honor recipients and prisoners of war are entitled to burial with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, regardless of rank, under the 2020 National […]

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William L. Dawson, Class #001 NCDU* Frogmen, Passes at 94 Added: Video Interview

| May 27, 2019 | 14 Comments
William L. Dawson, Class #001 NCDU* Frogmen, Passes at 94 Added: Video Interview

*Naval Combat Demolition Unit William L. Dawson William L. Dawson, U.S. Navy veteran WWII and retired Firefighter of Washington D.C. Fire Department passed away peacefully at his home in Waldorf, Maryland on May 13, 2019. He was 94 years old. William L. Dawson was born April 18, 1925 in Washington, D.C. Bill attended Chamberlin H.S. […]

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Trump joins Wreaths Across America in laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

| December 16, 2018 | 30 Comments
Trump joins Wreaths Across America in laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

By Robert Gearty | Fox News President Trump paid a Saturday visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of volunteers had just taken part in the rain in the annual holiday wreath-laying tribute to those who served—and died– in America’s wars. Trump made the unscheduled stop to the famous military ceremony about 2:15 p.m. ET, […]

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World War II B-24 Pilot Laid To Rest

| December 5, 2018 | 10 Comments
World War II B-24 Pilot Laid To Rest

The Tribune Review reports the remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford were interred Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Also interred were ashes of Vietnam veteran Richard Stanton Ford, the son the pilot never met. The 21-year-old Ford, of Latrobe, PA, was the pilot of a B-24J aircraft known as the […]

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RIP, SFC Jonn Lilyea (Pinned as first post)

| July 27, 2018 | 415 Comments
RIP, SFC Jonn Lilyea  (Pinned as first post)

Well, we all end the Land Nav course of life someday, and for Jonn, that day was yesterday. He had a heart attack and passed away at the hospital. All men die, not all men truly live. Jonn did though, Lord knows Jonn did. Wish I knew something to say to help with the pain, […]

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Feds hunt for Arlington perv

| June 1, 2017 | 43 Comments
Feds hunt for Arlington perv

DC’s FOX5 reports that the FBI is looking for the fellow pictured above because, supposedly he was inappropriately touching a female child repeatedly while the crowd watched the President lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at about 11:00 AM on Monday, Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. The man is described […]

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