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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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Valor Friday

| August 23, 2019 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Free France WWII For today’s Valor Friday, Mason brings us to Occupied France during WWII, and the clandestine Freedom Fighters, or La Résistance. These men and women did their best to make German lives in Occupied France as miserable as possible. Mason, as usual, has done an outstanding job with his research, and brings life […]

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Valor Friday

| August 9, 2019 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

Mason, Of all the heroes that have graced these pages, the mantle of “ordinary men doing extraordinary things” never fit better. *grin* AW1Ed Mason Everyone who’s served in the Air Force knows of the perpetual screw up “Airman Snuffy”. Snuffy is the foul up who can’t get anything right, forgets to salute officers, and is […]

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Army Gen. Stephen Townsend takes over command of AFRICOM

| July 29, 2019 | 27 Comments
Army Gen. Stephen Townsend takes over command of AFRICOM

Gen. Stephen Townsend is pictured in Wyvern, Mosul, Iraq. (Photo/ETHAN HUTCHINSON/U.S. ARMY handout) Poetrooper sends us a couple articles on General Townsend as he takes the helm at AFRICOM, where he’ll oversee U.S. military relations with African nations and coordinate security missions with regional partners. “To say that we ask a lot of this team […]

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Valor Friday

| July 26, 2019 | 20 Comments
Valor Friday

This Valor Friday, Mason brings us the remarkable story of Master Sergeant Pascal Poolaw, USA, and the valor he displayed in three wars. Mason has done his usual excellent research on the Sergeant, showcasing his fearless devotion to his troops when under fire. Here’s Mason: Mason A career US Army man, First Sergeant Pascal Poolaw […]

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USS Independence

| July 18, 2019 | 10 Comments
USS Independence

USS Independence Nate’s back. Our favorite journalist sends us an autobiography of sorts, a boy-to-man story as told by Nate’s very good friend, Mr. S. R. S. USS Independence plays an important part twice in his life. Here’s his story, written with a simple elegance I can only wish for. It was early summer 1968. […]

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Scramble the Seawolves

| July 14, 2019 | 15 Comments
Scramble the Seawolves

Boomer sends us a link to the story of HAL-3, Navy Helicopter Attack (Light) Three, the Seawolves, and their exploits in the Mekong Delta in the bad days of Viet Nam. They were the only squadron of Navy aircraft that was established, and then decommissioned, on foreign soil. Ever. They picked up were the Army […]

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Valor Friday

| July 12, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Mason has been at it, and today he brings us Mustang Captain (for a while, anyway) Aaron Fisher, USA, and his story, amazing even without the award. Here’s Mason: Mason Aaron Fisher was born the son of a Civil War veteran just before the turn of the 20th Century. His father, being black, had served […]

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