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Valor Friday

| May 24, 2024 | 17 Comments
Valor Friday

We discussed yesterday the recent passing of Brigadier General Clarence “Bud” Anderson. He was the last American triple ace still living. He shot down 16 German Luftwaffe planes in the skies over Europe between 8 March and 5 December 1944. He earned five Distinguished Flying Crosses for his successes. Read them here. Post-war, Anderson remained […]

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American Soldier arrested in Russia

| May 7, 2024 | 129 Comments
American Soldier arrested in Russia

Staff Sergeant Gordon Black was stationed in South Korea. During his transit from South Korea to Fort Cavazos, Texas, he made a stop in Vladivostok, Russia. He wanted to meet up with his girlfriend, who lived in South Korea but returned to Russia. Black was subsequently arrested under accusations of stealing things from his Russian […]

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Valor Friday

| May 3, 2024 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Don’t let the bookish looks of this bespectacled man deceive you. This guy was a straight up badass. Benjamin Wilson enlisted in the Army before WWII. He was at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Schofield Barracks wasn’t a prime target of either of the two waves of Japanese aircraft. It was […]

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The US Army deployed lasers to assist with drone threats

| April 27, 2024 | 16 Comments
The US Army deployed lasers to assist with drone threats

The U.S. Army has added to its weapons inventory. A couple of high-energy lasers were deployed to assist troops with combating hostile drones. One had already been in theater; a second one was recently added. Elsewhere, different laser systems are being evaluated in other areas where the US is deployed. With these laser deployments, the […]

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Valor Friday

| April 26, 2024 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

August 1917. The US has now been a part of World War I for months. Vast numbers of men and war materiel have been mobilized. The US Army grows to a size unheard of in the history of the country. As part of that, whole new divisions were being created seemingly every day. Among the […]

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Valor Friday

| April 19, 2024 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Ronald Rosser was born in 1929, the eldest of 17 children, in Columbus, Ohio. From 1929, Rosser’s parents had one kid just about every year for 18 years. Coming of age during World War II, Ronald was too young to see active service in that conflict, but he did enlist at the age of 17 […]

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USAR major defrauds Gold Star families out of millions

| April 18, 2024 | 58 Comments
USAR major defrauds Gold Star families out of millions

This is the lowest of the low. Caz Craffy, a US Army Reserve major apparently, has plead guilty to using his position as a financial advisor to Gold Star families to bilk them out of millions. Army Times story: An Army Reserve major pleaded guilty to using his position as an Army financial counselor to […]

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Army helicopter pilots to receive more training hours

| April 12, 2024 | 15 Comments
Army helicopter pilots to receive more training hours

In response to aircraft related accidents, the Army is going to have its helicopter pilots conduct additional hours of training. Six hours of training will be added that focuses on spatial awareness and maintenance issues. Active-duty pilots will complete this training by May 10. From Military.com: Now, the service is adding four to six hours […]

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