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  • Chosin Reservoir meet in San Diego

    08/14/2016 2:05:00 PM PDT · by Kozy · 34 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 14, 2016 | John Wilkins
    Don’t tell them theirs is the Forgotten War. “I sure as hell haven’t forgotten it,” said Jean White, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel from Oceanside who fought in the Korean War 66 years ago and was at its most-storied battle, Chosin Reservoir, where outnumbered and surrounded U.S. troops fought their way out of a snowy death trap. White’s feet froze. Now he has to wrap them in something warm at night to sleep, a constant reminder of “where we were and what we did.” What they did is so revered it’s taught in the Marines’ officer candidates school, right alongside...
  • Pamela Geller named Woman of the Year (by WND)

    12/31/2015 3:19:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    Backing down is not in Pamela Geller's lexicon. In May 2015, Geller hosted an art exhibit and drawing contest featuring images of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Her aim was to stand up for free speech by showing that Muslims could not intimidate non-Muslim Americans into following Shariah blasphemy laws, which prohibit any depictions of Muhammad. Two gunmen showed up at the Garland, Texas, event and started shooting, injuring a security officer before being killed by police. Frightened into silence? Not Geller. A month later, she launched a new billboard-ad campaign featuring the winning drawing from the Muhammad art contest. The...
  • Podesta: Anyone But Hillary Would Hide in a Cabin

    09/26/2015 4:47:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton: bravest person in America? You betcha! But don't take my word for it. Here's John Podesta, Chair of Hillary for America, in an email sent out this morning: "If anyone else faced the constant barrage of insults and attacks that Hillary endures everyday, they would quickly and happily squirrel away in a cabin hidden somewhere in the Rockies. Not Hillary. Her default setting is resilience." Huh: that's funny. I can think of millions of Americans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other unpleasant locations who didn't run and hide despite facing a "barrage of attacks" that some say...
  • The men who stopped a massacre: Inside the Paris-bound train with a gunman on board [details]

    08/24/2015 7:37:11 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    National Post [Canada] / NY Times ^ | August 23, 2015 | Staff
    ...Skarlatos, a specialist in the National Guard, looked up and saw the gunman. Skarlatos, who was returning from a deployment in Afghanistan, looked over at the powerfully built Stone, a martial arts enthusiast. “Let’s go, go!” he shouted.... There was no mistaking the man’s determination, Stone said. “He seemed like he was ready to fight to the end, and so were we,” he told reporters. With Skarlatos close behind, Stone grabbed the gunman’s neck, stunning him. But the gunman fought back furiously, slashing with his blade, slicing Stone in the neck and hand and nearly severing his thumb. Stone did...
  • Discovery of America not what you were taught

    05/12/2015 7:39:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 5/12/2015 | Bill Fererer
    Some forty years after Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople on May 29, 1453, and cut off the land routes to India and China, Columbus proposed a sea route. Columbus took four voyages: First, he discovered land, 1492-93 Second, he encountered a hurricane, malaria and cannibals, 1493-1496 Third, he faced rebellion and arrest, 1498-1500 Fourth, he was shipwrecked on Jamaica for a year, after surviving another hurricane and exploring Panama, 1502-1504.
  • In WWI, Alvin York Captured 132 German Soldiers Pretty Much Single Handed

    03/13/2015 2:02:20 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 54 replies
    Vacca Foeda Media ^ | Jan. 24, 1010 | Daven Hiskey
    In WWI Alvin York almost single handedly captured 132 German soldiers using nothing but a rifle and a pistol, while the German soldiers having among them 32 machine guns along with rifles and pistols and the advantage of being above him in the biggest of the forays.  And did I mention York was out in the open during the largest gun fight?  Ya, when the Germans attacked they pretty much mowed down almost the entire unit that York was with, including York’s commanding officer, which put him in charge.  The other soldiers left from the original group of 17, were...
  • Watch: Marine Calls For Obama’s Resignation On The Steps Of The White House

    Sergeant Manny E. Vega, after the midterm election Tuesday night, takes the news to President Obama on the steps of the White House. Armed with a megaphone, Vega exercises his First Amendment right and calls out Obama–and does so for about an hour, according to Mad World News. Vega, a Marine and now a member of the Patriot Militia, has spent nine years in the Marine Corps and has been deployed to Iraq three different times.
  • Heroic Navy diver drowned after refusing to leave his fellow sailor..(shortened)

    08/04/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 August 2014 | Alex Greig
    A Navy diver died at the bottom of a Maryland pond last year after refusing to leave his trapped fellow sailor to drown alone. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 23, and Petty Officer 1st Class James Reyher, 28, were sent to dive in the Aberdeen Proving Ground on February 26 2013, but their lifeless bodies were pulled to the surface just 31 minutes after they started the dive. No one knew what had befallen the pair until an investigation, completed last year but only recently released, pieced together the final 31 minutes of the young men's lives.
  • Mormon church struggles to heal in wake of killings

    07/13/2014 5:35:35 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2014 | Allan Turner
    Stunned by the execution-style killings of six of its members - four of them minors - members of a north Houston Mormon congregation are struggling to begin the process of healing. On Thursday, they sent helium-filled balloons heavenward in memory of Katie and Stephen Stay and their four slain children, ages 4 to 13. On Friday, they planned a trust fund to benefit the victims' relatives. This weekend, part of the regular Sunday service at the Mormon church in Spring will be devoted to assuaging the congregation's grief by putting the Wednesday night tragedy into perspective. "It won't be a...
  • Captain Grassbaugh: Hero and Heroine

    05/10/2014 7:27:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 10, 2014 | Larry Provost
    The Grassbaugh family has given more than most to America. They keep giving. This is their story. On Veteran’s Day 2007, I was at Arlington National Cemetery representing The American Legion at a solemn ceremony held at the Memorial Amphitheater. After the ceremony I walked down to Section 60, which is the section of the cemetery where many of our fallen from The Global War on Terrorism are buried. While in Section 60 I saw a young Army officer in dress blue uniform, the usual uniform of those personnel with duty at Arlington National Cemetery. I asked the officer if...
  • Two Suspects Who Dragged Mom Across a Parking Lot Get a Swift Lesson in Texas’ Concealed Carry Law

    04/29/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 59 replies ^ | Apr. 29, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    A 30-year-old mother is lucky today after the quick-thinking of a stranger helped save her from a mugging. The mother of two who was dragged across a Texas shopping center parking lot this week, clinging to her purse while two suspects in a sedan tried to snatch it. That’s when the stranger, who was armed, stopped the would-be thieves and forced them to lie on the ground while they waited for the police to arrive. ( The stranger who helped the woman retrieve her purse, pointed a gun at the suspects while he made them lie on the ground, waiting...
  • When hell was in session (Admiral Jeremiah Denton)

    03/31/2014 8:45:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 29, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Admiral Jeremiah Denton died yesterday at the age of 89. Admiral Denton served seven-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war in Hanoi during the Vietnam War. Denton’s name should be known by every American. In captivity he gave something beyond the last full measure of devotion, if that is possible. His is a story of almost unbelievable endurance, courage and patriotism. Here is a short course courtesy of the Denton Foundation that I saved a while back: In June 1965, he began a combat tour in Vietnam as prospective Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron Seventy-Five. On July 18, 1965, Denton...
  • When Life Hits You Like a Roundhouse Kick

    07/30/2013 1:58:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Sometimes life hits you like a roundhouse kick, reminding you about what really matters. That happened to me this past week with the life, bravery and fighting spirit of 35-year-old Jen Bulik. I was just about to continue my series on Thomas Jefferson and public education, when I read Jen's story. (I'll pick up that series again in two weeks, after I highlight another amazing story of sacrifice and leadership.) Last December, Jen went to her doctor with a cough, and the young hairdresser was diagnosed with pneumonia. When the cough persisted, doctors ran more tests and discovered that Jen...
  • Bullet removed from Pakistan girl's body who was shot at by Taliban

    10/10/2012 2:58:32 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 12 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Oct 10, 2012 | The Times of India
    PESHAWAR: Pakistani surgeons removed a bullet on Wednesday from a 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban for speaking out against the militants and promoting education for girls, doctors said. Malala Yousufzai was in critical condition after gunmen shot her in the head and neck on Tuesday as she left school. Two other girls were also wounded. Yousufzai began standing up to the Pakistani Taliban when she was just 11, when the government had effectively ceded control of the Swat Valley where she lives to the militants. Her courage made her a national hero and many Pakistanis were shocked by her...
  • Study Sinks 'Women and Children First' Tradition

    07/30/2012 7:13:07 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 23 replies
    ABC Science ^ | 31 July 2012 | Stephen Pincock, sourced from Mikael Elinder and Oscar Erixson
    In shipwrecks, children turn out to have the lowest survival rate, followed by women at 30% and men at around 40%, according to s Swedish study. In the Titanic shipwreck in contrast, more than 70% of female passengers survived, compared to less than 20% of men, with children in between.

    07/21/2012 2:00:36 PM PDT · by golux · 215 replies
    Vanity. | 07/21/12 | Golux
    There are lots of experts in this forum of one kind or another. Here we have James Holmes. Why wasn't he taken down? Would you have done it?
  • Dog Saves Family Before Dying in House Fire

    04/23/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 37 replies ^ | 04/23/2012 | Unattributed
    A Hillsborough, New Hampshire family lost everything in a fire, including the dog that saved their lives. “I’m not crying for the mess. I’m crying for the dogs,” said Paul Sousa, Sr. as he looked at the charred heap that used to be his trailer home. When fire tore through the home Thursday night, he and his son escaped with just minutes to spare thanks to their five year old beagle, Dupa.
  • Hero Gurkha gets top gong

    06/02/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | June 2, 2011 | Duncan Larcombe
    A GURKHA who fought off 30 Taliban on his own even after his ammunition ran out yesterday received a top bravery medal from the Queen.
  • 'Courageous' soldier Mark Ward to present FA Cup

    05/13/2011 10:51:12 AM PDT · by Mitch86 · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 May 2011
    A soldier praised for his courage in Afghanistan, which saw him awarded the Military Cross for bravery, is to present the FA Cup to the winning side. Cpl Mark Ward was chosen to present Saturday's prize to the winning captain because of his "inspirational leadership" as a section commander. A member of the Mercian Regiment, based in Catterick, North Yorks, he will be guest of honour at the Wembley final between Manchester City and Stoke City. He said he was "extremely proud". Among those who have previously presented the trophy are Prince William, the Queen, Winston Churchill and Sir Bobby...
  • You think I'm brave? Meet my mates: Ben Roberts-Smith (Victoria Cross 'winner' - very worth reading)

    04/24/2011 2:43:26 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    The Australian ^ | 23rd April 2011 | Brendan Nicholson
    EVEN heroes have their heroes. For Victoria Cross holder Ben Roberts-Smith, the benchmark for valour was set by his mate Sergeant Locke. The Special Air Service Regiment corporal says Locke's courage probably saved his life and stopped a heavily outnumbered Australian patrol being overrun on a mountain top in Afghanistan late one afternoon in 2006. "He was a very, very brave person, Matt, in every sense of the word," Roberts-Smith says. When Roberts-Smith was awarded the Victoria Cross of Australia for his extraordinary charge into a Taliban machine-gun position in June last year, it brought an unexpected burden: the weight...
  • The Fukushima 50: Not afraid to die

    03/15/2011 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 68 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2011 | Jim Axelrod
    Since the disaster struck in Japan, about 800 workers have been evacuated from the damaged nuclear complex in Fukushima. The radiation danger is that great. However, CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod reports that a handful have stayed on the job, risking their lives, to try to save the lives of countless people they don't even know. Although communication with the workers inside the nuclear plant is nearly impossible, a CBS News consultant spoke to a Japanese official who made contact with one of the 50 inside the control center. The official said that his friend, one of the Fukushima 50,...
  • Annals of honor (Jeremiah Denton, an American Hero)

    10/01/2010 6:27:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    Power Line ^ | October 1, 2010 | Scott Johnson
    One of the highlights of my experience writing for Power Line was meeting Leo Thorsness in the summer of 2008 when he came to town speaking on behalf of the McCain presidential campaign. Colonel Thorness had been "tied up" in the Hanoi Hilton with John McCain for six or seven years and was touring the country to support McCain. Colonel Thorsness is a recipient of the Medal of Honor for a mission he flew shortly before he was shot down and captured. Yet the bravery he displayed in captivity is on par with the heroics that earned him the Medal...
  • LIVE THREAD: Restoring Honor Rally with Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin 8/28/10

    08/28/2010 5:49:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1,429 replies · 7+ views
    Saturday, August 28, 2010 | Kristinn
    The crowd sings God Bless America, 6:30 a.m. August 28, 2010. Photo by Freeper Pete. The rally is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.Links for live reports and rally main pageC-SPAN showing the rally on cable and live stream.Live stream at Glenn Beck's Facebook page.UStream is also live streaming the rally.Class of '97 Freeper Pete is live Tweeting updates and photos. He has a thread going in BloggersFrog Mom's Live Thread from yesterday.Link to D.C. Traffic cameras. Folks camped out overnight at the Lincoln Memorial for the rally.Live traffic cam - National Mall (on map,...
  • Remembering Terri Schiavo: A Five-Year Anniversary Marked By Cruel Bigotry

    03/31/2010 5:10:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 229 replies · 1,502+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/31/10 | Bobby Schindler
    March 31st will mark the five-year anniversary of the needless death of my sister, Terri Schiavo. It is difficult to believe this much time has passed since that horrible event which will be forever seared into my memory. I wish I could say things have changed for the better since my sister’s death or that people with cognitive disabilities are now better protected in response to the horror she had to endure. Tragically, however, it seems the rights of the brain-injured, elderly and others are still being violated. All one has to do is look at what happened just last...
  • Young men prove their bravery by riding giant logs......

    04/09/2010 11:42:30 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies · 927+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 2:31 PM on 9th April 2010 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Bravery isn't the first word that comes to mind when looking at these images of a Japanese log-rolling ceremony. But that is exactly what these young men are apparently proving during the bizarre Ki-otoshi ceremony, where they ride the giant logs as they are yanked down steep hills by ropes. Skidding and bumping over the rough terrain, at times the logs literally drop down the steep inclines
  • Wounded digger fought on for two days

    03/21/2010 3:24:02 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies · 433+ views
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 22nd March 2010
    A WOUNDED Australian soldier continued fighting in southern Afghanistan for two days before he sought help - because he did not want to let his mates down. Defence said yesterday the latest casualties occurred last Tuesday when a roadside bomb was detonated by Taliban insurgents. The soldier, who sustained back injuries, was one of six Australian soldiers hurt while travelling in a Bushmaster military vehicle in the Chora Valley, in southern Afghanistan's Oruzgan province.
  • Man saves truck from train (Video)

    02/11/2010 10:21:21 PM PST · by bogusname · 16 replies · 722+ views
    Live Leak ^ | Feb 9, 2010 | ImTheMan
    Talk about brass! This guy escaped by a split second. A man pushed a truck off the rails of the train/trolley that was passing at that moment. This happened in Tigre, Argentina.
  • ANA Commando Recognized for Bravery in Kabul Attacks

    01/25/2010 3:42:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 288+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Staff Sgt. Sarah Brown, USA
    Kabul - Afghan National Army commando 1st Lt. Mumtaz, 6th Kandak, receives congratulations from Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, ANA Chief of Staff, after being presented with an achievement medal, or first class BARYA, during a commando graduation ceremony Jan. 21, 2010. Lieutenant Mumtaz was recognized for his bravery and efforts in helping fight the Taliban who attacked Kabul Jan. 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sarah Brown/RELEASED) NATO Training Mission Afghanistan Story by Staff Sgt. Sarah BrownKABUL, Afghanistan – Less than five days after he helped stop one of the largest insurgent attacks on Kabul since October,...
  • Texan police officer Kim Munley who shot Fort Hood gunman hailed as a heroine

    11/06/2009 9:10:55 AM PST · by mojito · 81 replies · 2,928+ views
    Times Online ^ | 11/6/2009 | Philippe Naughton
    A police officer who intervened to stop a shooting spree at America's biggest military base was hailed today a heroine as she received treatment for the wounds received in a shoot-out with the gunman. Major Nidal Hasan, an army psychiatrist due to be posted to Afghanistan, shot dead 13 people and wounded 30 others after opening fire with two handguns at Fort Hood yesterday afternoon. But the death toll from the rampage could have been far worse had it not been for the actions of Sergeant Kimberly Munley, a civilian police officer stationed at the base who was the first...
  • Farmer's daughter disarms terrorist and shoots him dead with AK47

    09/29/2009 9:52:02 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 60 replies · 2,919+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 29 Sep 2009 | Dean Nelson
    An Indian farmer’s daughter disarmed a terrorist leader who broke into her home, attacked him with an axe and shot him dead with his own gun ...
  • 'He stepped up to the occasion, and exhibited some incredible bravery that day'

    06/18/2009 4:32:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 203+ views
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Staff Sgt. Philip Crosby was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with combat distinguishing device for heroic achievement and sustained meritorious service during combat operations at a ceremony, here, June 10. Crosby, who is now assigned to 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, was the assistant effects advisor for Military Transition Team 133, Multinational Force West from Nov. 2007 to Oct. 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Crosby and his MTT embedded with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, to protect the Iraqi people and support the local government in...
  • The Bravest Dog In The World

    04/19/2009 3:27:09 AM PDT · by USMCWife6869 · 13 replies · 759+ views
    Staten Island Live ^ | April 18, 2009 | Kiawana Rich
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- They didn't have names, they no longer had a home, and yesterday afternoon they no longer had each other. Two brown-coated boxer dogs, alone on an isolated stretch of Richmond Terrace in Mariners Harbor, likely strayed into traffic. One animal was struck and killed; the other, loyal to its companion, defied vehicles to protect the body.
  • Russia: Young hero died protecting sister from molester

    02/09/2009 4:14:29 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies · 1,061+ views
    Russia Today ^ | Feb. 6, 2009 | staff
    A seven-year-old boy who died defending his older sister from a potential rapist has been honoured posthumously. Zhenya Tabakov's mother received the order of courage medal on behalf of her son. Just over two months ago Galina lost her son and she's still struggling to get over the shock. Zhenya was brutally murdered by a robber, as the boy was trying to save his 12-year-old sister from being raped. It all happened in late November, in the small military town of Noginsk-9 - a place where even small crimes are rare. Around midday, a man rang the bell of...

    01/13/2009 9:42:35 PM PST · by andrew roman · 10 replies · 1,375+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 14 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    I received this via e-mail with the following subject line: "There is no one alive who should ever question the courage of a soldier again." I found the picture interesting. I'll leave it at that.-
  • Brits fight off deadly pirates (repelled 4 pirate attacks w/ molotov cocktails, flare guns)

    01/06/2009 11:34:01 AM PST · by Stoat · 77 replies · 2,658+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 6, 2009 | DAVID WILLETTS
    EXCLUSIVE Brits fight off deadly pirates                      By DAVID WILLETTS Published: Today       A TEAM of hero Brits battled back deadly pirates four times in 24 hours armed only with Molotov cocktails and flare guns, The Sun can reveal. The three-man ex-military security team were hired to protect cargo ship S. Venus in the pirate infested waters of the Gulf of Aden off the Africa coast. On four separate occasions between New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Somali pirates – armed with AK-47s and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) – tried...
  • Giants Among the Lilliputians (Full Box of Kleenex alert)!

    09/13/2008 7:56:53 PM PDT · by mozarky2 · 17 replies · 430+ views
    NRO ^ | 9-12-08 | Kathleen Parker
    September 12, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Giants Among the Lilliputians True honor. By Kathleen Parker Camden, S.C. — While the political class was focused on the meaning of pigs wearing lipstick, a few fortunate South Carolinians were riveted by the meaning of valor. The occasion was a celebration of four of the state’s living recipients of the Medal of Honor — Charles Murray Jr., (Army, WWII, 1944), John Baker (Army, Vietnam, 1966), James Livingston (USMC, Vietnam, 1968), and Michael Thornton (Navy, Vietnam, 1972). (snip)
  • Luckily Truman didn't think twice

    07/28/2008 9:40:06 AM PDT · by TnGOP · 3 replies · 117+ views
    The DeSoto County Tribune ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2008 | Amanda Compton-Ortiz
    Luckily Truman didn't think twice By Amanda Compton-Ortiz/ Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:16 PM CDT A Sunday afternoon drive on his new 1300 Honda may have ended in disaster for 51-year-old Jim Kelder of Olive Branch, but thanks to the bravery of one young man his riding days aren't over yet. "I'm grateful there are people like him in this world," said Jim of 16-year-old Truman Gullett of Byhalia. "If it wasn't for him I don't think I'd still be standing here." As fate would have it, Jim, an employee at FedEx, and Truman, a freshman football player at Lewisburg...
  • Major gongs for heroic Our Boys (Impressive deeds of bravery and honor by UK troops is recognized)

    07/24/2008 10:21:17 PM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 4,143+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | July 25, 2008 | TOM NEWTON DUNN
        Major gongs for heroic Our Boys   Award ... Captain Paul Britton is congratulated by Major General Gary Robison    By TOM NEWTON DUNN Defence Editor Published: Today     AN Army officer who led a battle despite a lump of burning shrapnel in his shoulder was one of 19 forces heroes awarded the Military Cross yesterday.   Praise ... Lieutenant General Graeme Lamb  Captain Paul Britton, 28, refused morphine so he could control artillery and air strikes to beat off Taliban attackers in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Royal Artillery officer was wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade...
  • Royal Marine who jumped on grenade awarded George Cross

    07/23/2008 8:35:37 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 20 replies · 142+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 22 Jul 2008 | Thomas Harding
    L/Cpl Matthew Croucher will become part of a select of group of just 20 living George Cross holders when the Queen awards him the medal, which is given for acts showing the same level of heroism as the Victoria Cross. The Marine had less than seven seconds to make up his mind on whether to risk sacrificing his own life to save his friends when the hand grenade rolled onto the ground during an operation in Afghanistan earlier this year. Without hesitating he chose to chance death and save his three fellow Royal Marines. '
  • War hero awarded Silver Star after his death

    03/15/2008 4:21:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 657+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 16, 2008 | John Koopman
    The worst moment in Gary Stokes' life was not the day a couple of Marines in dress uniform showed up at his door to tell him his son had been killed in Iraq. That was bad, no doubt. He had spent two years wondering whether he would receive those unwelcome visitors. The worst moment came later, after the tears and the grief. The worst moment came slowly. It was the horrible realization that Sean was gone forever. He would never see his son again. Never again go fishing or camping, or watch him get married and have children of his...
  • First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

    02/27/2008 5:29:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 490+ views News Service ^ | February 23, 2008 | Carrie McLeroy
    WASHINGTON - During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after his death, Keeble will be the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor. The White House announced this morning that Keeble will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 3. Keeble is one of the most decorated Soldiers in North Dakota history. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was born...
  • Injured soldier marries in hospital Wells lost both legs in Iraq

    12/03/2007 8:29:41 AM PST · by Islander7 · 166 replies · 714+ views
    Sun Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi) ^ | Dec 2, 2007 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SMITHDALE --A Mississippian who lost both legs in Iraq has married his girlfriend in a hospital-room ceremony. Army Spec. Josh A. Wells, 21, married Brandi M. Clark, 19, in a Nov. 20 ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Wells was injured in a Nov. 2 attack on the Stryker Light Armored Vehicle he was driving. The couple dated throughout Wells' previous deployment to Germany and were engaged in July, with a plan to marry upon his return from an 18-month tour of duty in Iraq.
  • The ultimate tribute: Iraq-hero Hall nominated for George Cross medal (U.K.)

    10/14/2007 8:11:00 AM PDT · by Stoat · 2 replies · 382+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 13, 2007 | JONATHAN POWELL
    The ultimate tribute: Iraq-hero Hall nominated for George Cross medalBy JONATHAN POWELL - More by this author » Last updated at 22:53pm on 13th October 2007  A British security guard who died as he saved the lives of four colleagues in Iraq is to be recommended for Britain's highest civilian honour, the George Cross. Simon Hall and his companions were unarmed when they were overpowered by gunmen near the Kuwait border, bundled into a pick-up truck and taken on a terrifying journey to almost certain death. But the captives launched a daring escape attempt, with Simon heroically grabbing hold...
  • General Recognizes Pilots for Daring Rescue Mission

    07/29/2007 2:25:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 895+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Nathan Hoskins, USA
    BAGHDAD, July 29, 2007 – The top U.S. general in Iraq presented awards to four Apache pilots for their part in the July 2 rescue of two other pilots downed by enemy fire during a July 27 ceremony in the Victory Base Complex here. Gen. David Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Forces Iraq, honored the four pilots of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, and eight others who helped rescue the pilots. Chief Warrant Officer Allan Davison and Chief Warrant Officer Micah Johnson, both AH-64D Apache attack helicopter pilots for Company A, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, received Distinguished...
  • Personnel honoured for bravery at Buckingham Palace

    07/16/2007 9:37:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 351+ views
    Three members of the Armed Forces have been recognised for outstanding acts of bravery at an investiture service at Buckingham Palace. The three - Sergeant Michelle Cunningham Royal Logistic Corps, Wing Commander Craig Staniforth and Sergeant Mario Testa RAF - were presented with their medals by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at a ceremony on Thursday 12 July 2007. Sergeant Michelle Cunningham, 32, is an ammunition technician with the Royal Logistic Corps based with Tidworth Troop 721 Squadron 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Regiment. Sgt Cunningham's team are responsible for assisting civilian police in disposing of explosive ordnance...
  • A SALUTE TO THE AMERICAN SOLDIER - Past,Present, & Future

    07/04/2007 11:40:29 AM PDT · by tenn2005 · 5 replies · 392+ views
    National Morality. Com ^ | Various | Various
    These are the men and women, past, present and future whose valor and dedication have kept out nation "The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave"
  • Today in history: the battle of Little Bighorn

    06/25/2007 6:45:11 AM PDT · by drzz · 144 replies · 2,666+ views
    Custer's Last Stand ^ | June 25, 2007 | drzz
    In Memoriam: Custer's Last Stand, June 25, 1876 Private William Slaper : «Each man had secreted himself behind a slain horse. » Lieutenant Charles DeRudio: “The horses were laying as if to suggest a barricade.” Lieutenant Luther Hare: “The evidence on the Custer field indicated very hard fighting.” __ Reno court of Inquiry: “In regard to the severity of the fighting on General Custer’s battlefield, did you see any evidences that there was hard fighting there, or the contrary? Lieutenant Godfrey: “I think there must have been a very hard fighting. Reno court of Inquiry: “You think there was a...
  • US search team on Iwo Jima looking for Marine who filmed iconic flag-raising

    06/22/2007 2:11:52 AM PDT · by Clive · 15 replies · 1,343+ views
    Associated Press via Sun Media ^ | 2007-06-22 | Eric Talmadge
    TOKYO (AP) - A U.S. search team on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima is zeroing in on a cave where a Marine combat photographer who filmed the iconic flag-raising 62 years ago is believed to have been killed in battle nine days later, officials told The Associated Press Friday. The seven-member search team is looking for the remains of Sgt. William H. Genaust, who was killed in action after filming the flag-raising atop Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi. The team is also searching for other U.S. troops killed in the battle - one of the fiercest and most symbolic of...
  • Marine fights fog of war, saves life of comrade

    06/15/2007 11:44:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 686+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 06/13/07 | Sgt. Stephen M. DeBoard, Regimental Combat Team 6
    Marine fights fog of war, saves life of comrade June 13, 2007; Submitted on: 06/13/2007 11:48:33 AM ; Story ID#: 2007613114833 By Sgt. Stephen M. DeBoard, Regimental Combat Team 6 FALLUJAH, Iraq (June 13, 2007) -- No one really knows how they will react under extreme stress until they are thrust into a situation in which they have no options but to do so. Some may collapse under the weight; others, however, rise up and meet the challenges set before them. One Marine was confronted with a literal do-or-die situation when a roadside bomb rocked his amphibious assault vehicle north...
  • Hurt cop nabs bad guy: Stabbed in head, he shoots, chases down suspect (perp is illegal alien)

    03/15/2007 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Stoat · 65 replies · 2,378+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 14, 2007 | MELISSA GRACE and ALISON GENDAR
    Hurt cop nabs bad guy  Stabbed in head, he shoots, chases down the suspect until help arrives  BY MELISSA GRACE and ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERSThursday, March 15th 2007, 4:00 AM Officer Anthony Cairone carries injured fellow Officer Angel Cruz into Jamaica Hospital after Cruz was stabbed in the head with a hunting knife during a struggle with suspect on subway platform. Even after he was hacked in the head with a hunting knife, a Brooklyn cop still managed to chase his attacker across a subway platform - shooting him twice before collapsing nearby, police said yesterday. NYPD...