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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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Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall

| September 12, 2021 | 13 Comments
Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall

On June 19th, 2004 a Granite Memorial Wall was dedicated commemorating the servicemen and women who have lost their lives in worldwide conflicts since 1979. The project was built with donated material and labor and is the first of its kind in the history of the United States to give honor to our fallen by […]

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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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Valor Friday

| September 10, 2021 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

Hiroshi Myamura was born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1925 to Japanese immigrant parents. This made him a “Nisei” or second-generation American of Japanese descent. The fourth of nine children, his parents owned and operated a 24-hour diner in the city. Gallup then as now was a largely Native American city. Known as “The Heart […]

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Valor Friday

| September 3, 2021 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

As it was pointed out yesterday, 2 September 1945 was the day the Japanese signed the official documents of surrender aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This ended the Second World War. For a period of more than two weeks though a ceasefire had been called. From 15 August (VJ Day), the Japanese Emperor had […]

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Ed Asner, actor and Army vet, dies aged 91

| August 29, 2021 | 30 Comments
Ed Asner, actor and Army vet, dies aged 91

Veteran film and television star, beloved by generations for his roles spanning seven decades, has passed away at the age of 91. Known best to older audiences as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and to younger audiences as the cantankerous protagonist of Pixar’s Up or as Santa Claus in Elf. Like most […]

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Valor Friday

| August 27, 2021 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

When I start researching a topic often the first place you’ll find me is on Wikipedia. Many of our country’s heroes have lengthy articles that go into great detail. Some not so much. Today’s is a case of the latter. There are a total of three sentences in Tony Burris’ Wikipedia article. This includes a […]

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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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