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Valor Friday

| December 20, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s Valor Friday salutes Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan, a young Marine serving in Afghanistan, and his selfless act of heroism. Donald Hogan learned about military service from his grandfather James Hogan Sr., a Marine gunnery sergeant who served in World War II, Vietnam and the Korean War, said Lt. Col. Terry M. Johnson, commanding […]

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Valor Friday

| December 13, 2019 | 24 Comments
Valor Friday

Poetrooper sends us today’s Valor Friday article, which details the heroic actions of Private Rodger Young, USA, on New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. Rodger Young, soldier By Ruth King In public school in the Bronx, after World War II, we gathered in the schoolyard, recited the “Pledge of Allegiance,” and made way to the auditorium before […]

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Valor Friday

| November 29, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s Valor Friday goes to Gunners Mate Second Class Patrick O. Ford, and his actions as a Riverine Patrol Boat crewman during the Viet Nam conflict. Sadly, his Navy Cross was awarded posthumously. Ford was born in San Francisco, California, on May 2, 1942. At the age of 15, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where […]

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Valor Friday

| November 15, 2019 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

Riverine Assault Craft. Mason is taking a well deserved break from his Valor Friday articles, as he is shifting colors to his new AO. Moving, in other words. I know what he’d rather be doing. Until he’s back up, y’all will have to put up with my ramblings on the subject. For today’s VF we […]

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Valor Friday

| November 1, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today Mason “Crosses the Tee” as it were, with his third post of those who have been awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor more than once. Mason Part three of our series on men who have received two Medals of Honor (MoH) continues. We’ve so far explored the five men who received Medals of Honor […]

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Marine sees two high school kids fighting and responds in the most Marine Corps way possible

| September 14, 2019 | 79 Comments
Marine sees two high school kids fighting and responds in the most Marine Corps way possible

Mason sends us a heartwarming story about a young Marine on hometown recruiting duty at his Stockton, California High School. He sees a couple of students going knuckles, and ends the fight in a manner not at all surprising to us who know and love our Leathernecks. Oooh-Rah! By: Jeff Schogol Marine tackles kids fighting […]

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Valor Friday

| September 13, 2019 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

It’s Friday, and Mason has come through for us once again. Today we honor Guy Gabaldon, Corporal USMC, and his incredible saga on the island of Saipan. Mason Born in 1926 in East Los Angeles, Guy Gabaldon had an unconventional upbringing. Being of Mexican descent and one of seven children, he helped his family make […]

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Valor Friday

| September 6, 2019 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Witold Pilecki Mason has done it again, this time with the incredible saga of Witold Pilecki, a Polish Freedom Fighter before, during and after World War Two. He fought Nazis and Russians in their turn, was even willingly incarcerated in Auschwitz to gather intell on the conditions there. Enough from me, here’s.. Mason As this […]

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