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Valor Friday

| March 27, 2020 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

US Navy Enlisted Submarine Warfare Insignia, “Dolphins” Mason has chosen Henry Breault, Torpedoman Second Class USN, as our Valor Friday honoree. His service in small, post WW-1 submarines was dangerous enough, but his incredible valor in the face of disaster, endangering his own life for a shipmate, well. Get settled in because this one is […]

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Valor Friday

| March 20, 2020 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Navy Cross Once again Mason has outdone himself, reminding us Heroes don’t get to pick the fight, but do their all wherever and whenever they are called. Mason Continuing my exploration of unusual recipients of valor awards, today we’ll be exploring the four women who have received our country’s second highest award from the Navy, […]

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Buzz Aldrin gives surprising response when asked about protecting himself from coronavirus

| March 19, 2020 | 18 Comments
Buzz Aldrin gives surprising response when asked about protecting himself from coronavirus

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin said he is staying indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Associated Press ) Col. ‘Buzz’ Aldren, USAF (Ret), fighter pilot- 66 combat missions in Korea, two kills, academic- Doctor of Science, Aeronautics from MIT, and the second man to walk on the moon, is taking reasonable precautions to protect himself from the […]

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Valor Friday

| March 13, 2020 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Chief Master Sergeant Wayne Fisk For today’s Valor Friday, Mason honors Chief Master Sergeant Wayne Fisk, USAF, and his legendary deeds spanning some 27 years. If ever there was a service member who can say, “Been there, did that” it would be the Chief. Mason In my researches, sometimes you come across a man who […]

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Soldier rescues woman and 4 dogs from a burning house

| March 13, 2020 | 12 Comments
Soldier rescues woman and 4 dogs from a burning house

Sgt. Darren Watkins, with the Oklahoma National Guard, saved an elderly woman and her four dogs from a deadly house fire. (Spc. Jessica Todd) By: Todd South Sgt. Darren Watkins was starting a shift in his civilian job as a sheriff’s deputy in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, on Feb. 29 after leaving a daddy-daughter dance with […]

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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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Valor Friday

| February 28, 2020 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Distinguished Service Cross Continuing on last VF’s theme, Mason relates the heroism of unique recipients of valor awards. Six of them. Mason Last week I spoke about Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor. She served with the Union Army during the Civil War and fearlessly rendered aid […]

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Valor Friday

| February 21, 2020 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker In the interests of expanding our horizons here at TAH, Mason is going on a new tangent. Valor awards are unique in and of themselves, but he’s taking it to the next level. With his usual outstanding research and writing skills, he introduces us to the first such valor awardee, Dr. […]

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