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LTC Mansir Relieved of Command

| October 9, 2021 | 47 Comments
LTC Mansir Relieved of Command

According to a few articles – Lt. Colonel Richard Kane Mansir was relieved of duty after the U.S. Army concluded its investigation of him. Lt. Col. Kane Mansir had been the commander of Army Support Activity for Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Mansir was “lit up” on Social Media by several women claiming to have a relationship […]

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Valor Friday

| October 8, 2021 | 34 Comments
Valor Friday

Some people are just obscenely good at being over-achievers. They don’t just follow a dream to be a firefighter, a lawyer, or a dentist. They go be all of them. My wife’s obstetrician was one such person. He’d attended college, went to law school, passed the bar and found it wasn’t for him. Off he […]

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Valor Friday

| October 1, 2021 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

The photo is famous the world over. You’ve probably seen it more than once. The scene is 1933 and German Jewish shopkeeper stands smirking while a Nazi Brownshirt stands nearby to intimidate him. The day was 1 April and marked the start of a Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses. The young Nazi looks a little […]

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Soldier receives Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan 12 years ago

| September 3, 2021 | 35 Comments
Soldier receives Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan 12 years ago

I’m glad that this case is finally being rectified, but when you hear was Sergeant Holroyd did to earn the Silver Star you’ll wonder just why on earth did this take 12 years! Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Army Times report; t was Aug. 10, 2009, when Sgt. Adam Holroyd and his fellow 10th […]

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Skip Archer – Fake Vietnam POW

| August 25, 2021 | 182 Comments
Skip Archer – Fake Vietnam POW

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on Howard “Skip” Archer.  “Skip” – as he prefers to be called – comes to us from Centerville, Pennsylvania but also shows current addresses in Flemington, Missouri as well as Ashtabula, Ohio.  Archer is 72 y/o at the time of this writing – Aug 2021. Archer has […]

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Valor Friday

| August 6, 2021 | 16 Comments
Valor Friday

We lost another of The Greatest Generation this week. Kob sent in the sad news that on Monday, August 2nd retired US Marine Corps Colonel Dave Severance passed away after a solid 102 years, 30 of those years were spent fighting in two wars in service to his nation. Colonel Severance’s biggest claim to fame […]

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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

| June 25, 2021 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

It’s been a busy week around my AO, so I’m gonna have to keep this VF post short. Our subject came up in another post and I thought it was worth highlighting more prominently. The US Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) Command Historian has this to say about the life and times of James “Nick” […]

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