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Valor Friday

| May 14, 2021 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

October 1918, the Great War is raging in Europe. The Americans have joined the fight and the bitter, brutal trench warfare of the past four years is finally coming to an end. Behind the scenes, the Germans knew their end was near. The Kaiser was aware of the impending demise of his empire and had […]

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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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Colonel Ralph Puckett to receive the Medal of Honor for Korean War action

| May 4, 2021 | 10 Comments
Colonel Ralph Puckett to receive the Medal of Honor for Korean War action

Colonel Ralph Puckett, US Army (ret), is already a living legend within the US Army Ranger community. His Distinguished Service Cross from the Korean War, when he was a first lieutenant, is being upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Puckett commissioned into the Army after matriculating from West Point in 1949. After World War II […]

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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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