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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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(belated) Valor Friday

| September 21, 2019 | 12 Comments
(belated) Valor Friday

Apologies, family issues. Here’s Mason with another article on incredible acts of bravery, this time from a unique group. Read on: Mason One of the most heart wrenching moments in the movie Titanic is when the band, playing soothing music in an attempt to calm the panicking passengers as the ocean liner sinks, realizes they […]

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Valor Friday

| September 13, 2019 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

It’s Friday, and Mason has come through for us once again. Today we honor Guy Gabaldon, Corporal USMC, and his incredible saga on the island of Saipan. Mason Born in 1926 in East Los Angeles, Guy Gabaldon had an unconventional upbringing. Being of Mexican descent and one of seven children, he helped his family make […]

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Valor Friday

| September 6, 2019 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Witold Pilecki Mason has done it again, this time with the incredible saga of Witold Pilecki, a Polish Freedom Fighter before, during and after World War Two. He fought Nazis and Russians in their turn, was even willingly incarcerated in Auschwitz to gather intell on the conditions there. Enough from me, here’s.. Mason As this […]

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Valor Friday

| August 30, 2019 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Mason is back, and today his work honors Lance Sijan, Captain USAF, and relates to us his valor as a Phantom pilot over Viet Nam, and his incredible will as a POW. Mason The US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado can lay claim to having many heroes and notable men and women among […]

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Valor Friday

| August 23, 2019 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Free France WWII For today’s Valor Friday, Mason brings us to Occupied France during WWII, and the clandestine Freedom Fighters, or La Résistance. These men and women did their best to make German lives in Occupied France as miserable as possible. Mason, as usual, has done an outstanding job with his research, and brings life […]

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Fallen Marine Raider Gunnery Sgt. Koppenhafer…

| August 13, 2019 | 8 Comments
Fallen Marine Raider Gunnery Sgt. Koppenhafer…

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer’s death on Saturday at first blamed on extremists …Victim of Friendly Fire? The U.S. military is currently investigating whether friendly fire caused the first combat death involving an American service member in Iraq this year, defense officials said. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer was part of a team […]

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