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Valor Friday

| November 26, 2021 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

Last week I talked about Lieutenant Tul Bahadur Pun VC of the 6th Gurkha Rifles. Pun, as the post-nominals indicate, received the Victoria Cross for action during World War II in Burma, when he continued a charge on an enemy position alone after his compatriots were killed or wounded. Single-handedly vanquishing the enemy within he […]

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Valor Friday

| November 19, 2021 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

To the British Army, there is one group of legendary fighters that will never be equaled. This elite formation is made up entirely of volunteers from a small landlocked country in south-central Asia. With a history of service to the British Empire dating more than 200 years, they have earned their reputation time and again. […]

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Valor Friday

| July 30, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s subject comes by way of a request. The story might seem vaguely familiar to those who regularly read my weekly articles. As incredible (and true) as today’s story is, another man did something very similar nearly three years later.  James Allen Ward is a New Zealander who was working as a teacher at Castlecliff […]

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Valor Friday

| June 18, 2021 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

This week we’ll be going over an incredible enlisted man from Canada, who’s known as “the Québécois Rambo”. He could easily be called Nick Fury from the Marvel Comics. Sergeant Leo Major started life by being born in the greatest country on the North American continent. His parents, of French-Canadian ancestry moved young Leo back […]

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Prince Philip of Great Britain dies, age 99

| April 9, 2021 | 26 Comments
Prince Philip of Great Britain dies, age 99

Another of The Greatest Generation has passed. Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, has passed at age 99. Having been married to Elizabeth for more than 70 years, he was first a Royal Navy officer during World War II. Born into royalty in Greece (his uncle was King), Philip’s father […]

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Queen approves award of Victoria Cross to WWII hero

| August 13, 2020 | 15 Comments
Queen approves award of Victoria Cross to WWII hero

Consider this an early Valor Friday. The story is too incredible not to relay immediately. Another case of long overdue recognition has been righted this week. Queen Elizabeth II yesterday approved award of the Victoria Cross for Australia (posthumous) to Ordinary Seaman Edward “Teddy” Sheean (RANR). Sheean was only 18 when he died protecting his […]

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