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Tucker Charged with Stealing from Wounded Warrior Project

| January 13, 2021 | 31 Comments
Tucker Charged with Stealing from Wounded Warrior Project

And the hits just keep on coming! We previously posted about William Travis Tucker a couple of times last month.  He was charged with stolen valor for claiming to have been awarded a Purple Heart, Silver Star as well as claimed to have been a P.O.W. – we posted about that here on Dec 2, […]

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More charges for William Travis Tucker of Alabama

| December 5, 2020 | 28 Comments
More charges for William Travis Tucker of Alabama

We talked about this guy just a few days ago when he was arrested on stolen valor (among other) charges in Colbert County, Alabama. His tall tales include a Silver Star, a Purple Heart, and having spent time as a prisoner of war. ninja sends an update. When his time came to enter a plea, […]

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The Son Tay Prison raid

| November 24, 2020 | 18 Comments
The Son Tay Prison raid

We missed the 50th anniversary of the Son Tay Raid. The date passed a few days ago now, which Jeff LPH 3 was kind enough to remind us of. He sent us this Military Times article that speaks with some of the men involved in the raid. The Son Tay Raid was a daring special […]

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Vietnam POW Lt. Col Donald ‘Digger’ Odell (USAF Ret) dies at 86

| October 25, 2020 | 17 Comments
Vietnam POW Lt. Col Donald ‘Digger’ Odell (USAF Ret) dies at 86

The KoB sent in the sad news that we’ve lost another Vietnam POW. Lieutenant Colonel Donald “Digger” Odell has passed away at the age of 86. He’d enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and became an aviation cadet, earning his commission three years later and becoming a pilot. After flight training he served as […]

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Patrick Dowdee – POW, 2 Silver Stars & 3 Purple Hearts

| October 22, 2020 | 191 Comments
Patrick Dowdee – POW, 2 Silver Stars & 3 Purple Hearts

DISCLAIMER:  In the challenging age of COVID-19, the National Personnel Records Center is operating at a reduced capacity and is only entertaining emergencies and funerals at this time.  Although we filed for Mr. Dowdee’s military records, we don’t anticipate they will come until sometime in the winter or spring of 2021.  In the meantime, we […]

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Valor Friday

| October 16, 2020 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

Emil Kapaun is today’s subject as I continue to explore chaplains who earned high valor awards. Kapaun, the son of Czech immigrants, was born and raised in rural Kansas. A bright kid, he graduated high school at age 14. Then attended Conception Abbey Seminary college and finally Kenrick Theological Seminary before being ordained a Catholic […]

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Removal of POW/MIA flag from atop White House sparks anger among those who hate the president

| September 14, 2020 | 100 Comments
Removal of POW/MIA flag from atop White House sparks anger among those who hate the president

The White House moved the POW/MIA flag from atop the White House to a POW/MIA memorial site on the South Lawn earlier this year. Since The Atlantic trashed what little reputation they have as a source of journalism recently with an anonymously sourced hit piece against the president (widely discredited by actual, named sources) now […]

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SEAL team reunites for first time after years of secrecy 

| July 19, 2020 | 19 Comments
SEAL team reunites for first time after years of secrecy 

On Sunday, a group of Vietnam veterans were together for the first time since they shared a tragic night together in 1972 in the Gulf of Tonkin. For decades, they weren’t allowed to talk about the incident – not even to each other. During the 23rd Annual Military Gala & Banquet at the Chateau on […]

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