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Valor Friday

| March 6, 2020 | 4 Comments
Valor Friday

Hospital Corpsman David Hayden Today’s Valor Friday honoree comes to us via a roundabout way, from Ex-PH2, to me and then on to our own Mason, who could, and does, do justice to the heroism of Hospital Corpsman David Hayden, USN, and his service in WWI. Mason This week I had some requests from Ex-PH2. […]

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Thomas Gagne – Phony SEAL, Fake Combat Action Ribbon, Fake Purple Heart – Two each

| June 11, 2019 | 79 Comments
Thomas Gagne – Phony SEAL, Fake Combat Action Ribbon, Fake Purple Heart – Two each

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Thomas Eugene Gagne who claims to have been a US Navy SEAL.  Thom, as he likes to be called, lives in Pittsburgh PA and is 57 years old as of May 2019. Tommy had a Facebook page and Google+ account that were adorned with Navy […]

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Valor Friday

| April 5, 2019 | 13 Comments
Valor Friday

Mason’s back today with Francis (Frank) Junior Pierce, a Naval Hospital Corpsman with the 4th Marine Division during the very hard days in the Pacific during WWII. Frank survived the war, married, and found employment as, well, let’s not ruin it. Thanks, Mason. Mason: Francis (Frank) Junior Pierce was born December 7, 1924 in Earlville, […]

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Navy corpsman ran through a wall of fire to save his Marines during ambush in Iraq

| August 25, 2018 | 26 Comments
Navy corpsman ran through a wall of fire to save his Marines during ambush in Iraq

Military Times tells the tale of, at the time, SA Fonseca, a Hospital Corpsman assigned to a Marine Battalion, and his actions under fire during the Iraq War. The deadly battle of Nasiriyah reared its ugly head on March 23, 2003, when the Marines of 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion were ambushed as they advanced to […]

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