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  • Marine Gets Unexpected Call from Trump, Will Receive Medal of Honor 50 Years After Heroic Battle

    07/21/2018 1:39:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 59 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 20, 2018 | Allison Kofol
    Fifty years after the Battle of Hue, one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, a Marine is being recognized for his brave actions. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley received a phone call from President Donald Trump earlier this month in his home in Oxnard, California. Trump told Canley that he was receiving the Medal of Honor for his work in early 1968. The White House will be making an official announcement once the date for presenting the award is confirmed. Canley has previously received the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his heroism. In...
  • Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL in Afghan assault

    05/24/2018 12:36:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 5/24/18 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002. Trump presented the nation's most prestigious honor for battlefield bravery to Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski at the White House Thursday. Trump says Slabinski is a "special man" and a "truly brave person." The White House says Slabinski repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire from more heavily armed al-Qaida forces during the March 2002 assault. Slabinski later carried a seriously wounded teammate down a sheer cliff face while leading...
  • Pope combat controller awarded Air Force Cross (Tear Jerker)

    01/13/2003 11:02:54 PM PST · by america-rules · 20 replies · 489+ views
    Air Force news ^ | 01/13/03 | Airman 1st Class Jason A. Neal
    Pope combat controller awarded Air Force Crossby Airman 1st Class Jason A. Neal43rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs01/13/03 - POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFPN) -- Senior Air Force leaders awarded the Air Force Cross to Tech. Sgt. John Chapman here Jan. 10. RELATED LINKS Printable Version Chapman, a combat controller killed in Afghanistan while saving the lives of his entire team, was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross, which is second only to the Medal of Honor as an award for valor. Secretary of the Air Force James G. Roche said Chapman was "an American's American" and a hero....
  • Windber quietly buries war hero and adopted son -TSgt John Chapman

    01/10/2003 11:25:54 AM PST · by DWar · 5 replies · 253+ views
    Post-Gazette ^ | 3-13-2002 | Tom Gibb
    John Chapman among 7 killed in Afghanistan trying to rescue comrade Wednesday, March 13, 2002 By Tom Gibb, Post-Gazette Staff Writer WINDBER, Pa. -- He was born in Connecticut; he wasn't a hometown boy. Truth is, most of the 4,600 people around this northern Somerset County town didn't even know Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman. As Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman's casket is lowered into the ground in Windber, Somerset County, one of his team members is consoled; another stands at attention. Chapman was one of seven soldiers who died in the mountains of east Afghanistan when they...
  • The Battle of Takur Ghar

    05/25/2002 11:56:57 AM PDT · by Jen · 21 replies · 933+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 24, 2002 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2002 – The battle on an Afghan mountaintop called Takur Ghar is a story of American courage and bravery. It is a story of a small band of highly trained professionals overcoming the fog and friction of war. It is also at heart, a story of Americans service members' unwillingness to leave one of their own behind. The battle featured special operations forces from all three services. Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and pilots and Air Force combat controllers and pararescuemen fought against entrenched al Qaeda fighters atop a 10,000-foot mountain. According to an executive summary of the...
  • Fierce Battle Produces Heroism On A Legendary Scale [re: Battle of Roberts Ridge]

    04/19/2002 6:38:23 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 13 replies · 3,547+ views
    ArmyTimes.com | April 18, 2002 | Sean D. Naylor
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — They call it the Battle of Roberts Ridge.The 15-hour firefight cost more American lives — seven — than any other engagement in the war against terrorism. It was named after the first American to die amidst the snowy, 10,000-foot mountains of eastern Afghanistan. But so many troops performed with such extraordinary courage during that long night and day that it could just as easily have been named after any one of at least a dozen men. This is the story of that March 4 battle, and of one of those heroes.A fusillade of fireIt...
  • Former Fort Myers Teacher Among U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan [left teaching for more pay in army]

    03/06/2002 4:10:18 AM PST · by summer · 92 replies · 424+ views
    The Naples Daily News ^ | March 6, 2002 | Mary Kelli Bridges and Karie Partington
    Former Fort Myers teacher among U.S. casualties in Afghanistan [left teaching for more pay in army] Army Ranger, Marc A. Anderson - a former math teacher at a FL public school. Wednesday, March 6, 2002 By MARY KELLI BRIDGES, mkbridges@naplesnews.com and KARIE PARTINGTON, kjpartington@naplesnews.com Students in Cathy Kane's Fort Myers Middle School social studies class watched on television Tuesday as the flag-draped coffins of seven soldiers were carried off a plane in Germany. They knew that the body of Army Ranger Spc. Marc A. Anderson — a former teacher at the school — was among them. The 30-year-old Anderson ...
  • John Chapman Died Alone On A Mountaintop Fighting Al Qaeda. Now He’s Getting The Medal Of Honor

    04/21/2018 5:59:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 49 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | April 20, 2018 | Paul Szoldra
    It was March 4, 2002. American special operations forces were fighting to establish observation posts high above Afghanistan’s Shah-i-Kot Valley, as conventional troops continued their push through the valley floor below. One of those men, Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman, was alone in the pitch-black, wounded and slowly regaining his consciousness in the thigh-deep snow of a 10,469-foot peak known as Takur Ghar, as scores of Al Qaeda fighters closed in. The operators were due to lift-off from their Gardez base around midnight and quietly land near the base of the peak before climbing to the top. But maintenance...
  • The Story of Two men from Chicago

    04/11/2018 9:30:24 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 11 replies
    email from a friend and research | 2011 | multiple
    STORY NUMBER ONE Many Years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a longtime. To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well.. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in...
  • 47 Years Ago, A Wounded Medic Pulled Soldiers From Danger, Today Trump Gives Him Medal Of Honor

    10/25/2017 2:10:36 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 23-Oct-2017 | Jack Davis
    President Donald Trump is scheduled to present the Medal of Honor on Monday to a former Green Beret who saved the lives of his fellow soldiers during a Vietnam War mission that the U.S. military at one time never acknowledged. Gary M. Rose, 69, of Huntsville, Alabama, will be recognized for risking his life while serving as a medic during a firefight in Laos in September 1970. Because Laos was a neutral country at the time, the mission in which Rose was involved was never officially on the books. “This medal and the presidential citation, it honors what the (Vietnam-era...
  • Trump awards Medal of Honor to Special Forces medic who braved Vietnam gunfire

    10/23/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 23, 2017 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Officially, retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose was never in Laos at the height of the Vietnam War. Rose, now 69, served as a medic in the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group, an elite division of the Special Forces. It was so secret that, for more than four decades, he never spoke about it to anyone – not even the people he served with. Those that served with him, however, never forgot the bravery he showed during a four-day mission, called “Operation Tailwind,” in the landlocked country in September 1970. Rose, then a sergeant, ran through a hail...
  • Question Regarding The Medal Of Honor (VANITY)

    09/22/2017 9:45:08 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 32 replies
    I wish I had one. ^ | 9-22-17 | bimboeruption
    Are Medal of Honor recipients awarded the citation in the uniform they earned it in or the rank they retired as? I did a number of searches asking this question in several different ways and can't find an answer. If you can provide a link, I'd greatly appreciate it.
  • Trump to award medal of honor to Vietnam veteran

    09/20/2017 5:18:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 20, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Ret. Army Capt. Gary M. Rose, a Vietnam War veteran, for risking his life as a medic to provide emergency treatment to his fellow troops. Rose, who lives in Huntsville, Ala., is expected to receive the nation's highest military honor on Oct. 23, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday. Rose was awarded the nation’s second highest medal for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, in 1971. Members of the military and Congress have lobbied for years for him to receive the Medal of Honor, according to Stars and Stripes...
  • Trump awards Medal of Honor to Army medic 48 years later

    07/31/2017 2:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    An Army medic who "ran into danger" to save wounded soldiers during a Vietnam War battle despite his own serious wounds on Monday became the first Medal of Honor recipient under President Donald Trump, 48 years after the selfless acts of bravery for which James McCloughan is now nationally recognized. McCloughan mouthed "thank you" as Trump placed the distinctive blue ribbon holding the medal around the neck of the former Army private first class. As the president and commander in chief shook McCloughan's hand, Trump said "very proud of you" and then pulled the former soldier into an embrace. "I...
  • President Trump to award his first Medal of Honor

    06/13/2017 12:22:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WTKR-TV ^ | June 13, 2017 | CNN
    President Donald Trump will award his first Medal of Honor as president to James McCloughan of the US Army for “conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War.” In a ceremony planned for July 31, McCloughan will receive the honor for actions he took over the course of 48 hours in close-combat fighting against enemy forces in Vietnam in 1969. McCloughan, who was 23 at the time, was serving as a private first class combat medic after being drafted. He voluntarily risked his life on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and disoriented comrades. He suffered wounds from shrapnel and small arms...
  • In His Own Words: Jack Lucas, Youngest Recipient Of The Medal of Honor During WWII

    02/25/2017 2:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    War History Online ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jeff Edwards
    For many young people, the outbreak of the greatest War this planet had ever seen would come just a little too early for them to get in on the action. But Jackyln Lucas was not just any young person. This is the story of the man, actually boy, who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 at age 14. We could go on to call him a boy throughout his entire Marine Corps career, but when you are awarded the Medal of Honor as a minor, you get the benefit of the doubt to be called a man....
  • Shooting on the Move like a Boss in Medal of Honor Game

    01/19/2017 10:36:04 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/19/2017 | J Hines
    Enter the "Wobble Zone" Medal of Honor Warfighter is a popular first person shooting game that highlights military spec ops in action. Most of the game is on shooting while on the move, though its only a game. Our audience have asked is shooting on the move the same in the game as in real live? Greg Goodrich developer for the MoH game met up with Larry Vicker to get some real insights to what its really like, so that he can incorporate into the game. Larry had Greg and Dan from the MoH toting a 416 AR with and...
  • MILITARY ALL SOULS DAY [Catholic Caucus]

    11/04/2016 11:17:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 3, 2016 | Max Douglas
    An All Souls Day Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated Wednesday on the Fort Hood Military base. The Mass was offered on the hood of a military humvee, the traditional way Mass is offered during time of battle. With some 60 people in attendance, the Mass was especially offered up for the fallen 1st Cavalry Division soldiers who died in the Battle of Unsanin during the Korean War on November 2, 1950. The Mass was held on the grounds of the 1st Cavalry Division Museum and was also in honor of Fr. Emile Kapaun, 1st Cavalry Division chaplain and Medal of...
  • When Cadets At A US Airforce Academy Realized Their Janitor Was Medal Of Honor War Hero

    09/29/2016 12:54:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    warhistoryonline.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Jeff Edwards
    Perhaps it was the way he carried himself in an unassuming and humble manner, but day after day hundreds of Air Force Academy cadets would pass this janitor in the hall oblivious to the greatness that was among them. In the mid-1970s, William Crawford might spend one day sweeping the halls and another cleaning the bathrooms, but it was a day approximately 30 years prior that would create for him a special place in the history of war. In 1943 in Italy, the only thing Private William Crawford was cleaning out was German machine gun nest and bunkers.Under heavy...
  • Unfathomable heroics of airman left behind by SEAL Team 6

    08/28/2016 6:08:17 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 28 August 2016 | By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    The United States could be on the verge of posthumously awarding its highest military honor to a soldier who was killed in action in Afghanistan – and the news is stirring controversy. Sgt. John Chapman, an air force technician who was serving as a radioman for the elite SEAL Team 6 during mission in Afghanistan, died in fierce combat against Al Qaeda gunmen on an Afghan mountaintop on March 4, 2002. The Americans led a coalition of nations in the military effort to destroy Al Qaeda and the Taliban following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.