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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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Navy Cross awarded to Chaplain of USS Indianapolis, 75 years after his death

| January 11, 2021 | 7 Comments
Navy Cross awarded to Chaplain of USS Indianapolis, 75 years after his death

USS Indianapolis had just finished delivering top secret components for the “Little Boy” atomic bomb to a South Pacific Army Air Forces base and was steaming back home alone. Minutes after midnight on 30 July, 1945 she was ripped apart by torpedoes from a Japanese sub, sinking in just 12 minutes. Despite the rapidity with […]

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Duane Hoffman – Phony Beirut Navy Cross Recipient

| December 14, 2020 | 150 Comments
Duane Hoffman – Phony Beirut Navy Cross Recipient

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Duane Allen Hoffman who is 58 or 60 years old.  He has two different dates of birth listed, but it is more likely he was born in 1962 and is 58 years old at the time of this writing – December 2020.  Hoffman lives in […]

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Valor Friday

| December 11, 2020 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

This week marked the 79th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Imperial Japanese Navy. During the surprise attack, ostensibly during a time of peace between Japan and the US, saw much bravery on the side of the defenders. After the battle, 15 Medals of Honor, 51 Navy Crosses, three Distinguished Service […]

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