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Valor Friday

| February 26, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article will be brief. I can’t find much about the man other than the award citation. It’s a pretty amazing citation though that I felt needed to be shared. Kenneth Ledford was a 1st Lieutenant US Army aviator assigned to the 58th Medical Battalion of the 68th Medical Group. This formation was part […]

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A Bit of Nostalgia

| December 28, 2020 | 10 Comments
A Bit of Nostalgia

This is a good article about a squad in the jungles of Vietnam finding a breif respite. Reposted from Cherries Writer’s blog. Timeout Very good article from a squad leader who was there. Some photos are included. Sometimes, the wardoggies just needed a break.

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Robert “Mr. Bob” Walker – Official Records

| December 9, 2020 | 45 Comments
Robert “Mr. Bob” Walker – Official Records

You may recall a recent post about Robert Walker, who was featured on the front of a magazine called the Chadds Ford JunXion, which is a local community magazine. On the cover and in the writeup, claims were made about a Navy Cross, a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for combat actions in Vietnam.  […]

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Valor Friday

| December 4, 2020 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Rodney Davis was 19 and had just graduated high school when he enlisted with the US Marine Corps in 1961. After completing recruit training he was a rifleman in Company K, 3/2 Marines at Camp Lejeune. By 1964 he’d been promoted to lance corporal and was sent to be […]

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The Son Tay Prison raid

| November 24, 2020 | 18 Comments
The Son Tay Prison raid

We missed the 50th anniversary of the Son Tay Raid. The date passed a few days ago now, which Jeff LPH 3 was kind enough to remind us of. He sent us this Military Times article that speaks with some of the men involved in the raid. The Son Tay Raid was a daring special […]

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Valor Friday

| November 6, 2020 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s subject comes from a request. Boomer and Poetrooper wanted to hear about Chief Master Sergeant Duane Hackney, the most decorated enlisted man in US Air Force history. Along with Colonel Bud Day, Major Richard Bong, and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, Chief Hackney can also stake a claim as one of the most decorated American airmen […]

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Vietnam POW Lt. Col Donald ‘Digger’ Odell (USAF Ret) dies at 86

| October 25, 2020 | 17 Comments
Vietnam POW Lt. Col Donald ‘Digger’ Odell (USAF Ret) dies at 86

The KoB sent in the sad news that we’ve lost another Vietnam POW. Lieutenant Colonel Donald “Digger” Odell has passed away at the age of 86. He’d enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and became an aviation cadet, earning his commission three years later and becoming a pilot. After flight training he served as […]

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Valor Friday

| October 23, 2020 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

Continuing our series on valorous men of God… Charles Liteky was a Roman Catholic priest when he entered the US Army at age 35 in 1966 as a chaplain. Perhaps inspired by his father’s service, he enlisted right around the time of his dad’s death. His father, also Charles Liteky, had served with the US […]

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