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WWII Navy ship found more than 4 miles down, deepest wreck

| July 28, 2022 | 22 Comments
WWII Navy ship found more than 4 miles down, deepest wreck

The destroyer escort Samuel B. Roberts, sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 (corrected from 1943 7/28/22), was found in over 22,600 feet of water last week by Caladan Oceanic, the same folks who found the world’s previous record-depth wreck, the USS Johnston, last year. The wreck of the USS Samuel B. Roberts, […]

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Valor Friday

| December 17, 2021 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

While working on last week’s Pearl Harbor-related article, I came across today’s subject. In the early daylight hours of Sunday 7 December, 1941, we all know that the American Pacific Fleet’s aircraft carriers were out of port and thus spared. This was fortuitous as World War II’s Pacific War would be dominated by aircraft, supplanting […]

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Marine Raider receives Navy Cross for actions fighting ISIS in Iraq

| September 9, 2021 | 7 Comments
Marine Raider receives Navy Cross for actions fighting ISIS in Iraq

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Marine Corps Times article; A former Marine staff sergeant received the Navy Cross on Aug. 26 for his 2020 heroic actions that saved the life of one French special operator and attempted to save, then recover the bodies of two Marine Raiders while fighting ISIS in northern Iraq. Marine […]

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Skip Archer – Fake Vietnam POW

| August 25, 2021 | 182 Comments
Skip Archer – Fake Vietnam POW

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on Howard “Skip” Archer.  “Skip” – as he prefers to be called – comes to us from Centerville, Pennsylvania but also shows current addresses in Flemington, Missouri as well as Ashtabula, Ohio.  Archer is 72 y/o at the time of this writing – Aug 2021. Archer has […]

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Valor Friday

| April 16, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Most in our community know that the Medal of Honor is restricted to US military recipients. This wasn’t always the case. During and shortly after the Civil War, a handful of civilians received the honor, though they were all attached to US military units. This includes Buffalo Bill (for service as a civilian scout during […]

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Valor Friday

| February 26, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article will be brief. I can’t find much about the man other than the award citation. It’s a pretty amazing citation though that I felt needed to be shared. Kenneth Ledford was a 1st Lieutenant US Army aviator assigned to the 58th Medical Battalion of the 68th Medical Group. This formation was part […]

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Valor Friday

| February 12, 2021 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

In the world of US Marine Corps lore there are a handful of legendary figures. The Marines revere few men and those they do have a record of battlefield accomplishment that it’s hard to imagine that they would succeed at anything except war. Names like Lewis “Chesty” Puller, Dan Daly, Smedley Butler, and John Basilone […]

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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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