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Medal of Honor awardee Simanek passes on. Only 2 from Korea remain

| August 9, 2022 | 10 Comments
Medal of Honor awardee Simanek passes on. Only 2 from Korea remain

Robert E. Simanek, 92, passed August 4 in West Bloomfield, MI. He was awarded the Medal of Honor after jumping on a Chinese hand grenade (after kicking away a second grenade thrown at the same time.) The Chinese attacked. During the ensuing firefight, two grenades landed in the shallow trench where Simanek and other Marines […]

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Thomas Cole – Phony Urgent Fury Commando

| October 29, 2021
Thomas Cole – Phony Urgent Fury Commando

. . . . . So what’s the Army got to say about all of this badassery? US ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND (HRC) The entire FOIA result is provided below, but MP extracted and consolidated all pertinent information such as rank and duty stations into a summary table.  This table was not provided by the U.S. […]

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Stolen Purple Heart Returned

| October 21, 2021 | 2 Comments
Stolen Purple Heart Returned

Nearly 40 years missing from a burglary, Viet Nam Vet Gus Allbritton has been reunited with his award. Purple Heart stolen from Vietnam vet returned nearly 40 years later: ‘I couldn’t believe it’ Veteran Gus Allbritton was wounded three times during the Vietnam War By Emma Colton A Vietnam veteran is back in possession of […]

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Duane Hoffman – Phony Beirut Navy Cross Recipient

| December 14, 2020 | 150 Comments
Duane Hoffman – Phony Beirut Navy Cross Recipient

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Duane Allen Hoffman who is 58 or 60 years old.  He has two different dates of birth listed, but it is more likely he was born in 1962 and is 58 years old at the time of this writing – December 2020.  Hoffman lives in […]

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‘Don’t Give Up’

| December 12, 2020 | 5 Comments
‘Don’t Give Up’

Zach Briseno Meet Iraq War veteran Zach Briseno, who lost both his legs in a roadside bombing in Iraq and became a police officer Friday. This amazing article is brought to us by rgr1480. Double Amputee Iraq War Vet Becomes Fort Worth Police Officer Zach Briseno is second police officer in U.S. with prosthetic legs, […]

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

| December 4, 2020 | 128 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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“Mr. Bob” – Vietnam Vet, Navy Cross, Silver Star & Purple Heart

| November 25, 2020 | 251 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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Well, if it’s for the veterans, I have to buy one. It’s my civic duty!

| September 1, 2020 | 12 Comments
Well, if it’s for the veterans, I have to buy one. It’s my civic duty!

Pin Ups for Vets has released their 2021 calendar. The calendar filled with lovely ladies in retro 40’s garb is to raise money to benefit hospitalized veterans. All of the models in the calendars are themselves veterans. Thus far they’ve donated $70,000. Normally the gals would be on a 50-state VA hospital tour this time […]

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