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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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Valor Friday

| March 19, 2021 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

Some of the tales I like to tell the most here are those you’ve likely never heard of. Not too long ago I talked of the World War II exploits of world famous mime Marcel Marceau. Today’s subject never came to fame later in life, but his work in occupied Europe is insanely impressive. René […]

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Valor Friday

| January 22, 2021 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m going to return to telling some valor stories that revolve around vehicles again. I talked a while back about the B-24 “Flak Bait” that flew more missions than any other American aircraft during World War II. Today’s subject has an incredible story, but the aircraft was sadly scrapped in 1945. There is only one […]

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Valor Friday

| January 15, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

As we explore the most decorated soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of the post-Vietnam era, the lists become much shorter. There are quite a few people who score the same or very close to each other. For example, most of the Army Medal of Honor recipients in the War on Terror earned the MoH, the […]

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The last casualty (Valor Wednesday)

| November 11, 2020 | 9 Comments
The last casualty (Valor Wednesday)

I’m posting this at 1059 hours (local) in honor of Henry Gunther. An American, he was the last official casualty of World War I. He died one minute before the Armistice ended the war 102 years ago. Henry Gunther was born in Maryland, but to a German-American family. Though he was a second generation American […]

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