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No brass bands

| July 18, 2024 | 40 Comments
No brass bands

This is about a Vietnam vet. Let’s call him Tom. Great choice, that, since his name IS Tom. Tom was an Ohio boy. Drafted in the mid ’60s, he wound up in an infantry unit as the RTO – the radio guy, to those who aren’t sure. Not a great job in combat – enemy […]

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Valor Friday

| June 21, 2024 | 16 Comments
Valor Friday

The US Army’s 27th Infantry Regiment are known as the “Wolfhounds.” Though there were 27th Infantry Regiments raised during both the War of 1812 and the Civil War, the current incarnation of the 27th Infantry dates to 1901. They saw combat in the Philippine Insurrection, before being part of the American Expeditionary Force sent to […]

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Valor Friday

| June 14, 2024 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

We talked about Philip Conran briefly several years back. At the time, I wrote a piece on him for Valor Friday, but it appears that it was never shared with the blog. Here it is, five years later. A congressman from California, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D), has introduced legislation authorizing the president to upgrade Air […]

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Steve Slaton – The ‘He Said, She Said’ of Vietnam Service

| June 10, 2024 | 179 Comments
Steve Slaton – The ‘He Said, She Said’ of Vietnam Service

 

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Last Triple Ace dies, age 102

| May 23, 2024 | 23 Comments
Last Triple Ace dies, age 102

Let that sink in. Triple Ace. At least fifteen kills  – in his case, 16 in air-to-air combat.  One Israeli in the Six Day War has 17, and Ukraine claimed one of theirs (since disputed) with 40, but since WWII these have been few and far between.* Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson arrived in the European […]

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Valor Friday

| April 12, 2024 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

I briefly mentioned today’s subject when I was talking in detail about another man. Staff Sergeant Rodney Yano earned the Medal of Honor (posthumously) for valor in action while a helicopter crewman over Vietnam.  The pilot of the chopper that day was John Bahnsen. Bahnsen was suggested as a Valor Friday candidate in his own […]

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Valor Friday

| April 5, 2024 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

I’ve talked about several recipients of American military awards for valor who were members of allied nations (or even civilians). This includes the Medal of Honor received by Mary Edwards Walker, the Distinguished Service Cross to Virginia Hall, and most recently, my article on the DSC awarded to John Paul Vann. Today’s subject is the […]

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Bogus flag, bogus vet

| February 28, 2024 | 136 Comments
Bogus flag, bogus vet

A vet named Michael Greenwalt donated an American flag to the Antioch, CA  Historical Society Museum nine years back. It began with a gesture meant to commemorate the end of the Vietnam War, as Michael Greenawalt, a 60-year-old Army veteran, donated what was believed to be one of the last American flags to leave Vietnam, […]

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