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Valor Friday

| October 22, 2021 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m cribbing this week’s article from our friends over at the Guardians of the Green Beret on this incredible soldier whose life was taken in Vietnam during Tet ’68. From GotGB; [Editor’s note: I did have to correct some spelling mistakes, that appear to have come from a computer glitch, without noting each one] Sergeant […]

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Korean War Marine MoH recipient Duane Dewey dies, aged 89

| October 14, 2021 | 13 Comments
Korean War Marine MoH recipient Duane Dewey dies, aged 89

Devtun sends the unfortunate news that USMC Corporal Duane Dewey has passed away. Dewey was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Korea. While being treated for injuries from a grenade which had exploded at his feet he pulled the corpsman treating him to safety, alerted his squad, and dove on the grenade. “Doc, […]

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Valor Friday

| September 24, 2021 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

Robert Femoyer would receive the Medal of Honor for his final heroic act. He is one of only ten men who received the honor who were Eagle Scouts. He is also the only navigator to have received the honor, let’s explore what he did. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, on Halloween in 1921, he attended […]

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Valor Friday

| September 17, 2021 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

Vito Rocco “Rocky” Bertoldo was born in 1919 in Decatur, Illinois. He worked as a coal miner and then a truck driver for a company that made auto parts before World War II when they changed to making munitions. Due to poor eyesight, he was ineligible for the draft. Despite his draft exemption, Bertoldo decided […]

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Valor Friday

| September 10, 2021 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

Hiroshi Myamura was born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1925 to Japanese immigrant parents. This made him a “Nisei” or second-generation American of Japanese descent. The fourth of nine children, his parents owned and operated a 24-hour diner in the city. Gallup then as now was a largely Native American city. Known as “The Heart […]

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Valor Friday

| August 27, 2021 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

When I start researching a topic often the first place you’ll find me is on Wikipedia. Many of our country’s heroes have lengthy articles that go into great detail. Some not so much. Today’s is a case of the latter. There are a total of three sentences in Tony Burris’ Wikipedia article. This includes a […]

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Valor Friday

| August 13, 2021 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

Steven Bennett was born in Palestine, Texas in 1946 but grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana. After high school he attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Participating in the Air Force ROTC program there, at his graduation in August 1968 he was commissioned a second lieutenant. Bennett graduated undergraduate pilot training the following year and was […]

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Newsweek reports SFC Cashe to receive MoH soon

| July 22, 2021 | 29 Comments
Newsweek reports SFC Cashe to receive MoH soon

We’ve talked a lot about Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe and his insanely heroic final acts. He is easily one of the bravest people I’ve ever written about. Read about him here, which includes links to prior discussions on the man. Newsweek is now reporting that “sources familiar with the process” are saying that Secretary […]

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