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U.S. Navy to Name Aircraft Carrier After Pearl Harbor Hero Doris Miller

| January 18, 2020 | 21 Comments
U.S. Navy to Name Aircraft Carrier After Pearl Harbor Hero Doris Miller

Petty Officer Second Class Doris Miller Mason sends us the outstanding news the Navy will name an Aircraft Carrier after Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller, the first Black American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the second highest valor award in the US Military. Navy Cross By KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ The Navy expects to make […]

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Valor Friday

| January 17, 2020 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Major General Smedley Butler Here’s Mason’s final article on those who have been awarded The Medal of Honor, twice. Today’s VF honors an indomitable Maine’s career of valor, Major General Smedley Butler. Mason: This article concludes our look into those who received two Medals of Honor for separate acts during war time. We’ve looked at […]

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Keel laid for warship honoring World War II Marine hero

| January 13, 2020 | 33 Comments
Keel laid for warship honoring World War II Marine hero

Gunnery Sgt. (then-Sgt.) John Basilone, of Raritan, N.J. was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the face of a savage Japanese frontal attack one night on Guadalcanal while manning a key machine gun. Awarded in field by dispatch 12 April 1943. A Maine shipyard announced it has celebrated the keel laying of a […]

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Valor Friday

| January 10, 2020 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Sergeant William Wilson Mason continues his articles on those awarded the Medal of Honor twice. Today we honor both Sergeant William Wilson, USA, who distinguished himself post-Civil War as a mounted trooper fighting hostiles in Indian Territories out West, and First Sergeant Henry Hogan, another veteran of the Indian Wars. Here’s Mason: Part four of […]

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Valor Friday.

| January 3, 2020 | 4 Comments
Valor Friday.

Mason’s back, thankfully. Pretty beat up today, so I’ll let the master tell the tale. Mason: Since I’m still working on the move, we’ll have to take a brief reprieve from the double Medal of Honor recipient series. Instead, I’ll highlight an exceptionally brave soldier of a modern conflict. Mother’s Day, 2007. The men of […]

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Valor Friday

| December 27, 2019 | 4 Comments
Valor Friday

George Sakato Today’s Valor Friday honors Private George T. Sakato, USA, for his exemplary  heroism in World War II France. An American of Japanese descent, despite the appalling treatment of his kind he chose to join the Army in defense of America and her allies against the Axis Powers. George Sakato was born in Colton, […]

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Valor Friday

| December 20, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s Valor Friday salutes Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan, a young Marine serving in Afghanistan, and his selfless act of heroism. Donald Hogan learned about military service from his grandfather James Hogan Sr., a Marine gunnery sergeant who served in World War II, Vietnam and the Korean War, said Lt. Col. Terry M. Johnson, commanding […]

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Valor Friday

| December 13, 2019 | 24 Comments
Valor Friday

Poetrooper sends us today’s Valor Friday article, which details the heroic actions of Private Rodger Young, USA, on New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. Rodger Young, soldier By Ruth King In public school in the Bronx, after World War II, we gathered in the schoolyard, recited the “Pledge of Allegiance,” and made way to the auditorium before […]

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