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Oldest MoH recipient, Charles Coolidge passes away; Age 99

| April 9, 2021 | 10 Comments
Oldest MoH recipient, Charles Coolidge passes away; Age 99

Poetrooper sends in the sad news that Charles Coolidge has passed at the age of 99 on 6 April. He was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient and one of only two still alive from WWII. He was the last MoH recipient from the European Theater of the war. As you can see from […]

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Valor Friday

| April 2, 2021 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article comes by way of another request. When I started to research the subject, Robert Miller, I could find very little. Miller was a Green Beret, one of the “Quiet Professionals.” In that, he most certainly was. He also passed away far too young, only 24 years, but the years he had here […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal tapped to play TSgt John Chapman in movie chronicling his heroic last stand

| March 26, 2021 | 10 Comments
Jake Gyllenhaal tapped to play TSgt John Chapman in movie chronicling his heroic last stand

In the early days of the War in Afghanistan there was a US Air Force Combat Controller named John Chapman assigned to a Navy SEAL team. On March 4, 2002 the team was aboard a US Army Special Operations MH-47E Chinook helicopter to take a 10,000ft mountain peak Takur Ghar. Their airship taking numerous enemy […]

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Incredible story of valor and brotherhood from the Korean War coming to the big screen

| March 17, 2021 | 6 Comments
Incredible story of valor and brotherhood from the Korean War coming to the big screen

The story of best friends and wingmen Ensign Jesse Brown, the first black naval aviator and the first black naval officer to die in the Korean War and then-Lieutenant (j.g.) Thomas Hudner. Flying F4U Corsairs over the Chosin Reservoir, Brown would be shot down. Hudner saw his comrade had crashed, wheels up, and was moving […]

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Valor Friday

| February 19, 2021 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

KoB sent word yesterday about the family of Sergeant First Class William M Bryant donating his Medal of Honor to the JFK Special Warfare Center and School Headquarters at Fort Bragg, where it will now go on display. Source; WRAL Bryant was born in the middle of the Great Depression, in 1933, in Cochran, Georgia, […]

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Valor Friday

| February 5, 2021 | 20 Comments
Valor Friday

Many outside the US Army, and probably a good number within the Army, don’t know that unit nicknames are actually regulated. Apparently if the Army wanted you to have a nickname, they really would issue you one. These officially Army-recognized nicknames are called “special designations.” Many of these are commonly used by those within the […]

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Valor Friday

| January 22, 2021 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m going to return to telling some valor stories that revolve around vehicles again. I talked a while back about the B-24 “Flak Bait” that flew more missions than any other American aircraft during World War II. Today’s subject has an incredible story, but the aircraft was sadly scrapped in 1945. There is only one […]

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Valor Friday

| January 15, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

As we explore the most decorated soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of the post-Vietnam era, the lists become much shorter. There are quite a few people who score the same or very close to each other. For example, most of the Army Medal of Honor recipients in the War on Terror earned the MoH, the […]

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