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Valor Friday

| November 13, 2020 | 14 Comments
Valor Friday

This week a Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War was reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery at the behest of his mother, who is now 90 years old. It seems from our research that when he was killed in action his mother had him buried near her home in Miami, Florida. For the last […]

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Alwyn Cashe MoH update

| November 12, 2020 | 22 Comments
Alwyn Cashe MoH update

Jeff LPH 3 sends along word that the Senate has approved to allow the President to upgrade Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe‘s Silver Star to the Medal of Honor. We’ve talked about Cashe many times over the years and he was a personal hero of our founder Jonn Lilyea. President Trump hasn’t made any public […]

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Valor Friday

| October 30, 2020 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

Charles Watters was a 35 year old Roman Catholic priest in the Newark, New Jersey area, where he’d been born and raised, when he enlisted as a chaplain with the New Jersey Air National Guard in 1962. An experienced light aircraft pilot, he’d flown single-engine planes as far away as Argentina. In 1964 though he […]

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Valor Friday

| October 23, 2020 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

Continuing our series on valorous men of God… Charles Liteky was a Roman Catholic priest when he entered the US Army at age 35 in 1966 as a chaplain. Perhaps inspired by his father’s service, he enlisted right around the time of his dad’s death. His father, also Charles Liteky, had served with the US […]

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Valor Friday

| October 16, 2020 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

Emil Kapaun is today’s subject as I continue to explore chaplains who earned high valor awards. Kapaun, the son of Czech immigrants, was born and raised in rural Kansas. A bright kid, he graduated high school at age 14. Then attended Conception Abbey Seminary college and finally Kenrick Theological Seminary before being ordained a Catholic […]

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Valor Friday

| October 9, 2020 | 2 Comments
Valor Friday

In last week’s article I discussed three US Army chaplains who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Civil War. I missed including one name on that list. I’d like to discuss him first as we continue our series on valorous chaplains. Francis Hall was just a few weeks away from his 35th […]

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Valor Friday

| October 2, 2020 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

In my continuing series exploring the valor of chaplains, there were three ministers who earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War. While not the first man to be awarded the Medal of Honor on this list, his actions predate the others. John Milton Whitehead received his medal for actions 31 December, 1862 in […]

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Valor Friday

| September 25, 2020 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m going to start a new series about valorous chaplains. My first subject is a name known to many, in particular US Marines. The Grunt Padre himself, Father (Lieutenant) Vincent Capodanno. Capodanno was born in 1929 in Staten Island, NY. He’d go on to graduate high school there and attended college and seminary before becoming […]

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