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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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Valor Friday

| July 9, 2021 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

In the history of the Medal of Honor there have been only two instances in which the action for which the medal was earned were caught on camera. Colonel Joe Jackson (USAF), who we’ve talked about before, had earned his MoH in Vietnam (after serving in both WWII and Korea) for bringing his C-123 Provider […]

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Master Chief Warrant Officer with Medal of Honor

| July 3, 2021 | 127 Comments
Master Chief Warrant Officer with Medal of Honor

People have been having fun with someone that claims his name is Charles Henry Dawes, but we suspect this is a false profile.  Point is, someone took the time and energy to get dressed up like this.  Medal of Honor, three Purple Hearts and two Silver Stars – out of order, of course. Oh his […]

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Lieutenant Colonel Hagemeister, MoH recipient, passes at age 74

| May 20, 2021 | 9 Comments
Lieutenant Colonel Hagemeister, MoH recipient, passes at age 74

Devtun wanted to make sure we were all aware of the passing of a true American hero. Army Times is reporting that, at age 74, retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hagemeister has died. Hagemeister had earned the Medal of Honor in 1967 as a Specialist Four combat medic. His passing leaves only 66 living […]

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