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“Blue” Maurer – Retired Navy SEAL, LT, Corpsman, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Air Assault Badge

| December 4, 2020 | 103 Comments
“Blue” Maurer – Retired Navy SEAL, LT, Corpsman, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Air Assault Badge

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Steven Louis Maurer, who prefers to go by “Steve” or his nickname “Blue.”  Maurer comes to us from Grants Pass, Oregon and he is 59 years old at the time of this writing – December 2020. As you can see in the above photo, Maurer […]

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Valor Friday

| November 27, 2020 | 18 Comments
Valor Friday

Late last week the KoB sent in the story about a recently recovered Marine returning home to rest. Private First Class Thomas Johnson was lost on Tarawa 22 November, 1943. He was brought home almost 77 years later to the day. The Marine Corps sent an honor guard and conducted a flyover at the funeral. […]

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“Mr. Bob” – Vietnam Vet, Navy Cross, Silver Star & Purple Heart

| November 25, 2020 | 234 Comments
“Mr. Bob” – Vietnam Vet, Navy Cross, Silver Star & Purple Heart

The Chadds Ford JunXion, a local community magazine, featured Robert Walker on its front cover for the November 2020 edition.  Robert lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania – just west of Philadelphia – and is 70 years old at the time of this posting. Robert recently retired from the Pocopson / Unionville Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD) […]

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Patrick Dowdee – POW, 2 Silver Stars & 3 Purple Hearts

| October 22, 2020 | 191 Comments
Patrick Dowdee – POW, 2 Silver Stars & 3 Purple Hearts

DISCLAIMER:  In the challenging age of COVID-19, the National Personnel Records Center is operating at a reduced capacity and is only entertaining emergencies and funerals at this time.  Although we filed for Mr. Dowdee’s military records, we don’t anticipate they will come until sometime in the winter or spring of 2021.  In the meantime, we […]

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Daniel Greenwell – Phony SEAL and Fake PH & BSM

| September 23, 2020 | 173 Comments
Daniel Greenwell – Phony SEAL and Fake PH & BSM

The folks at Military Phony sent us their work on Daniel Austin Greenwell.  Greenwell is from New Harmony, Indiana and is 32 year old at the time of this writing – Sept 2020. As you can see from the first photo of him, he wears a Navy SEAL Trident on his Navy uniform.  On Greenwell’s […]

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SecDef approves proposal to upgrade Alwyn Cashe’s Silver Star to the Medal of Honor

| August 29, 2020 | 29 Comments
SecDef approves proposal to upgrade Alwyn Cashe’s Silver Star to the Medal of Honor

I erred yesterday when I scheduled this article. It was supposed to go out this AM, but I set it for yesterday AM. It posted retroactively (who knew WordPress would do that?). Despite the error, many of you saw it, but I want to make sure everyone gets a chance. If it looks familiar, it’s because […]

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Valor Friday

| August 14, 2020 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Bradley Smith was born in Little Rock, AR on September 11th, 1985 but raised in Troy, IL. Active with his Baptist church he played football at Triad High School. On his 16th birthday, 9/11 happened, leading him on a course of service. Enlisting into the US Air Force in 2006, he finished basic training as […]

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75 Years ago today…

| August 5, 2020 | 33 Comments
75 Years ago today…

Colonel Paul Tibbets flew his B-29 heavy bomber “Enola Gay” over Hiroshima, Japan 75 years ago today. At 0815 local time on 8/6/45 (1915 hours EDT 8/5/45) his bombardier Major Thomas Ferebee released their top-secret payload. Their payload was so secret only he, Tibbets, and the weaponeer Navy Captain William “Deak” Parsons knew what was […]

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