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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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Valor Friday

| September 18, 2020 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

Leo Rosskamm was a farmhand in Holsensolm, Germany, where he was born and raised, before World War II. In 1938, when he was about 18 years old, Herschel Grynszpan assassinated German diplomat Ernst vom Rath in Paris. Grynszpan, a 17 year old Polish Jew born in Germany, provided a perfect opportunity for the Nazis to […]

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Alwyn Cashe’s Medal of Honor moves one step closer to reality

| September 18, 2020 | 8 Comments
Alwyn Cashe’s Medal of Honor moves one step closer to reality

Last month we reported on the news that Defense Secretary Esper had recommended Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe’s Silver Star be upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Around these parts we have believed the platoon sergeant’s heroism in combat needs to be properly honored. Our first mention of Cashe dates back to 2011 and numerous times since then. […]

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MoH recipient MSG Leroy Petry has his MoH license plate stolen

| September 15, 2020 | 33 Comments
MoH recipient MSG Leroy Petry has his MoH license plate stolen

ninja sends us the story of Leroy Petry losing his Medal of Honor license plate while parked at the airport. In a case of literal stolen valor, If you see someone driving around with a Medal of Honor license plate, the vehicle may not necessarily belong to a recipient of the military’s highest honor for […]

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