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Valor Friday

| December 9, 2022 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Longtime readers of my articles will be aware that I have a soft spot in my heart for military chaplains (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). I’ve covered them extensively over the years, and today’s subject is another. He was suggested to me by Poetrooper. After looking into it, ol’ Poe […]

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Day of Infamy

| December 7, 2022 | 11 Comments
Day of Infamy

On this day in history, Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack kills 2,403 Americans, launches US into WWII America responded with overwhelming force that annihilated Imperial Japan, Nazi German war machines in less than four years By Kerry J. Byrne Imperial Japan launched a devastating Sunday morning surprise attack on the U.S. Navy and other […]

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Valor Friday

| December 2, 2022 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

This one will be a tad longer than normal, but the subject is just that incredible. When someone hears about US Marines in World War II, the mind immediately goes to the South Pacific. The Marine Corps’ amphibious assault specialization meant they were a perfect fit for the island hopping campaign in the Pacific War. […]

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Valor Friday comes twice this week

| December 1, 2022 | 19 Comments
Valor Friday comes twice this week

I’ve already got the article written for VF this week, but this one popped up in current news. I didn’t want to deprive you of his story. Hence you’re getting a two-fer this week on copious amount of cajones from our uniformed services. Jeff LPH 3 sends in word on Colonel Paris Davis, a Green […]

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Hiroshi Miyamura, MoH recipient, dies at 97

| November 30, 2022 | 8 Comments
Hiroshi Miyamura, MoH recipient, dies at 97

I wrote about Hiroshi Miyamura in a previous Valor Friday piece you can find here. Sadly, Miyamura has died, having lived to age 97. He was one of only two living Medal of Honor recipients from the Korean War and was the oldest surviving MoH recipient at the time of his death. His passing leaves […]

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Valor Friday

| November 25, 2022 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s subject comes by way of a request. Maurice Britt was a professional football player (Detroit Lions), lieutenant governor of Arkansas, and a recipient of all four of the country’s highest awards for combat bravery. Born in Lonoke County, Arkansas in 1919, Maurice graduated as valedictorian from Lonoke High School in 1937. From there […]

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Valor Friday

| November 18, 2022 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

I previously talked about Second Lieutenant Robert Femoyer.  He earned the Medal of Honor as a navigator aboard a B-17 during a bombing mission in World War II. Fatally wounded, he refused morphine so that he could, with clear head, guide his crew back to England. He remained at his post until they made it […]

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Valor Friday

| November 11, 2022 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

As today is Veteran’s Day, and tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of my entry to active duty, I thought I’d briefly highlight a subject we’ve talked about before. It’s one of my favorite stories of valor. The incredible story is soon coming to the big screen (23 November) and looks to be an excellent flick. […]

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