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Valor Friday

| July 30, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s subject comes by way of a request. The story might seem vaguely familiar to those who regularly read my weekly articles. As incredible (and true) as today’s story is, another man did something very similar nearly three years later.  James Allen Ward is a New Zealander who was working as a teacher at Castlecliff […]

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Two Soldiers posthumously named honorary Green Berets

| July 23, 2021 | 8 Comments
Two Soldiers posthumously named honorary Green Berets

Two Soldiers, who died during an ambush were named honorary Green Berets. This ambush took place in Tongo Tongo, Nigeria. These Soldiers were overwhelmed but applied their training and experience to deal with this challenge. The families of the Soldiers were not happy with how the Army managed the investigation into the ambush. Both Soldiers […]

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Newsweek reports SFC Cashe to receive MoH soon

| July 22, 2021 | 29 Comments
Newsweek reports SFC Cashe to receive MoH soon

We’ve talked a lot about Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe and his insanely heroic final acts. He is easily one of the bravest people I’ve ever written about. Read about him here, which includes links to prior discussions on the man. Newsweek is now reporting that “sources familiar with the process” are saying that Secretary […]

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Green Beret saved injured woman from drowning

| July 21, 2021 | 7 Comments
Green Beret saved injured woman from drowning

What started as a relaxed kayak outing on the Red River went South quickly for SSG Ian Tyrrel and a friend. Fort Campbell Green Beret who saved injured woman from drowning earns Soldier’s Medal BY CHAD GARLAND A Special Forces medical sergeant was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for saving an injured woman’s life on what […]

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Valor Friday

| July 16, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Last week I featured First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez, USMC. In addition to his final few moments getting captured in an iconic photograph of Marines in Korea, he had sent a letter home just the day before his final, fatal act of heroism. That letter spoke to his unwavering motivation to serve his country and the […]

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JSOC’s former top enlisted soldier is one of 60 ‘Black Hawk Down’ award upgrades

| July 14, 2021 | 12 Comments
JSOC’s former top enlisted soldier is one of 60 ‘Black Hawk Down’ award upgrades

We talked about some of the awards from Operation Gothic Serpent being upgraded earlier this month. The names have started to trickle out. One of the men recieving an upgrade for their actions in the Battle of Mogadishu (from the famous book and movie Black Hawk Down) is retired Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Faris, a US […]

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Valor Friday

| July 9, 2021 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

In the history of the Medal of Honor there have been only two instances in which the action for which the medal was earned were caught on camera. Colonel Joe Jackson (USAF), who we’ve talked about before, had earned his MoH in Vietnam (after serving in both WWII and Korea) for bringing his C-123 Provider […]

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Master Chief Warrant Officer with Medal of Honor

| July 3, 2021 | 127 Comments
Master Chief Warrant Officer with Medal of Honor

People have been having fun with someone that claims his name is Charles Henry Dawes, but we suspect this is a false profile.  Point is, someone took the time and energy to get dressed up like this.  Medal of Honor, three Purple Hearts and two Silver Stars – out of order, of course. Oh his […]

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