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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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Sole Surviving Brother

| June 2, 2021 | 5 Comments
Sole Surviving Brother

This post is a few days late but I thought it was worth mentioning. Navy SEAL, Green Beret killed in Afghanistan, leaving Marine brother ‘Sole Survivor’ As Beau came of age he would again follow his brothers — this time into the military, into the world of combat, into Afghanistan. But Jeremy and then Ben […]

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Private Greg Barnett – Phony Fumbles Football and Fakes Purple Hearts

| May 20, 2021 | 133 Comments
Private Greg Barnett – Phony Fumbles Football and Fakes Purple Hearts

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work of this Gregory Barnett fella.  Gregory Harold Barnett lives in Decatur, Alabama but spent a large part of his life in Taft, Tennessee.  At the time of this writing, May 2021, Barnett is 67 years old.  His middle name is sometimes listed as “Scott” and at other […]

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Valor Friday

| May 7, 2021 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

This is a continuation of an article on Ralph Puckett that was initially posted on 4 May 2021. If you remember how I began, you can skip below to the break just after the image of the Medal of Honor. For those who missed it; Colonel Ralph Puckett, US Army (ret), is already a living […]

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Nearly 70 years later, Korean War Marine veteran awarded Silver Star

| March 19, 2021 | 2 Comments
Nearly 70 years later, Korean War Marine veteran awarded Silver Star

On Wednesday, a Korean War veteran received a long overdue military valor award. 89-year-old Salvatore Naimo received the Silver Star for his heroic actions during the Korean War. In 1951, his platoon was under attack by Chinese forces. Naimo carried two injured marines to safety while injured himself. Then he proceeded to fight off enemy […]

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Tucker Charged with Stealing from Wounded Warrior Project

| January 13, 2021 | 31 Comments
Tucker Charged with Stealing from Wounded Warrior Project

And the hits just keep on coming! We previously posted about William Travis Tucker a couple of times last month.  He was charged with stolen valor for claiming to have been awarded a Purple Heart, Silver Star as well as claimed to have been a P.O.W. – we posted about that here on Dec 2, […]

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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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