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Valor Friday

| November 29, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s Valor Friday goes to Gunners Mate Second Class Patrick O. Ford, and his actions as a Riverine Patrol Boat crewman during the Viet Nam conflict. Sadly, his Navy Cross was awarded posthumously. Ford was born in San Francisco, California, on May 2, 1942. At the age of 15, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where […]

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Medal Mistake

| November 26, 2019 | 51 Comments
Medal Mistake

One of our ninjas sends us this tale of unintended consequences, and how complete strangers unite to correct a fraud on a hero’s record. War Hero’s Son Says He’ll Donate Authentic Purple Heart to School By Jennifer Norris A moment that at first seemed like a highlight in the history of Robert G. Cole Middle […]

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Valor Friday

| November 15, 2019 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

Riverine Assault Craft. Mason is taking a well deserved break from his Valor Friday articles, as he is shifting colors to his new AO. Moving, in other words. I know what he’d rather be doing. Until he’s back up, y’all will have to put up with my ramblings on the subject. For today’s VF we […]

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Recruiters receive Soldier’s Medals

| November 14, 2019 | 12 Comments
Recruiters receive Soldier’s Medals

…for actions during California mall shooting Two Army recruiters received the Solder’s Medals for providing life-saving measures to Tanforan shooting victims in San Bruno back in July. Two teenagers were hurt in the shooting. Staff Sgt. Isaiah Locklear took off his shirt to apply pressure to one man’s gunshot wound. He later helped carry one […]

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Valor Friday

| November 8, 2019 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Mason’s out of pocket this week, but he was thoughtful enough to forward the following Valor Friday to me, and then then on to you. Here are the stories of Major General Frank Baldwin, USA, and Fireman John Lafferty, USN, and their feats of incredible valor. during and after the Civil War Mason Part two […]

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Valor Friday

| November 1, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today Mason “Crosses the Tee” as it were, with his third post of those who have been awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor more than once. Mason Part three of our series on men who have received two Medals of Honor (MoH) continues. We’ve so far explored the five men who received Medals of Honor […]

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Valor Friday

| October 4, 2019 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Victoria Cross Mason today brings us a unique Valor Friday post, with a synopsis of the Victoria Cross, and recognizing the valor of three men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for heroism not once, but twice. Mason The Victoria Cross (VC) is Britain’s highest honor. As with the American Medal of Honor (MoH), it […]

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Valor Friday

| September 27, 2019 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

LT Conner Mason’s back with another remarkable post of heroism in the line of duty. Today, he highlights the actions of LT. Garlin Murl Conner, USA, and his personal war against Nazi Germany. Mason A recent stolen valor case highlighted here featured a vest with a “DILLIGAF” patch. Do I look like I give a […]

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