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Valor Friday

| June 24, 2022 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Some operations are so important that they’re kept classified for decades. The men and women who participated in them are forbidden to talk about them to anyone, even their own families. Such is the trade of being a clandestine warrior. Not all of these positions are for the secret squirrel super spy-types. We discussed the […]

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Valor Friday

| June 17, 2022 | 4 Comments
Valor Friday

I have another in my series of men who fought in more than one army. Marcel Albert is a Frenchman aviator who would served his native France, Vichy France (briefly), the British, and the Soviets. All during World War II. Born in 1917 in Paris to a working class family, in early adulthood Albert would […]

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Valor Friday

| June 10, 2022 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

On the morning of 7 December 1941 a US Navy petty officer, Marcus F Poston, assigned to USS Argonne (AS-10) was enjoying a morning off. Argonne was a cargo ship that served throughout World War II, having originally been commissioned in 1920. She earned a battle star for being present at Pearl Harbor. During the […]

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D-Day 77 years ago

| June 6, 2022 | 40 Comments
D-Day 77 years ago

Seventy-seven years ago was 6 June, 1944. It’s a good day to re-read some of our old articles on the topic of Operation Overlord which commenced that day, better known as D-Day. Overlord was the Allied invasion of Fortress Europe on the coast of Normandy. It would be a marked success and the largest amphibious […]

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Valor Friday

| June 3, 2022 | 4 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m sorry that I didn’t have time this week for my usual article. Instead, I’ve had this one sitting in the wings for just such an occasion. You might want some tissues handy, because some allergies flared up while reading this one. From Tuesday’s Horse; By ROLAND STOY for the Chicago Tribune Republished with Permission, […]

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Valor Friday

| May 27, 2022 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Continuing my series of people have fought for more than one army in modern times, this one is a doozy. Buckle up for the tale of Ivor Thord-Gray. Born Thord Ivar Hallström in 1878 in Stockholm, Sweden, he would later change his name to Gray in 1899 and to Ivor Thord-Gray in 1917. In 1893 […]

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Merrill Marauder receives Congressional Gold Medal, dies that night

| May 22, 2022 | 17 Comments
Merrill Marauder receives Congressional Gold Medal, dies that night

Poetrooper sends in the sad, but heartwarming story of Raleigh Nayes. He received the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of his old unit, the WWII Merrill’s Marauders. He was only one of three of the roughly 3,000 men that served in the unit that were still alive. The Marauders were a special operations force in […]

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Future US Navy ship to be named after first Filipino in Navy to receive Medal of Honor

| May 22, 2022 | 9 Comments
Future US Navy ship to be named after first Filipino in Navy to receive Medal of Honor

Word is another warship is going to be named after an actual hero. That’s the good news. Great news actually. An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (yet to be laid down) will bear the name of Telesforo Trinidad, a US Navy petty officer of Filipino birth who received the Medal of Honor for peacetime valor (common in […]

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