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  • Rewatch the Super Bowl Ad Honoring the American Flag Featuring Johnny Cash and Cpl. Kyle Carpenter [MOH recipient]

    02/03/2020 11:51:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies ^ | February 3, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    Source: Fox/Screenshot The Fox network aired a tribute to the United States of America and its flag before Super Bowl LIV kicked off on Sunday. The ad featured Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, families of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and had Johnny Cash's "Ragged Old Flag" as its soundtrack. The ad also features owners of various NFL team owners telling how Cash wrote the song and praised America's military men and women. Carpenter received the nation's highest medal for military service while he was with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1,...
  • Gothic Serpent

    10/03/2019 9:55:20 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 23 replies
    N/A ^ | 03Oct19 | qaz123
    Just out of curiosity.....I wonder how many folks know or care about what happened on October 3, 1993
  • Arlington, Texas Selected as Site for First Ever National Medal of Honor Museum

    10/02/2019 8:07:52 PM PDT · by luvie · 25 replies
    Business Wire ^ | October 2, 2019
    Selection Follows a Year-Long, National Search The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation announced today that, following a national search launched in October 2018, Arlington, Texas has been selected by the Foundation’s Board of Directors as the site for the future National Medal of Honor Museum. Planned for construction near Arlington’s Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, the first national museum of its kind would open to the public in 2024.
  • WATCH: John Chapman's Fight, First-Ever Medal of Honor Action Recorded

    07/01/2019 2:58:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Tactical Life ^ | June 28, 2019
    In what is being called the first recorded action of a Medal of Honor recipient, author Dan Schilling narrates the relentless, fighting hero: John Chapman.Air Force Technical Sgt. John A. Chapman proved himself in battle like few others. Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan in 2002, a new book by Dan Schilling, entitled "Alone at Dawn," chronicles Chapman’s heroic exploits that fateful day. [Snip] In a recently-released video, Schilling narrates CIA Predator Drone footage of the fight that ultimately claimed the life of one of America’s ultimate badasses, John Chapman. This is the only known footage...
  • David Bellavia Medal of Honor Ceremony: Streaming LIVE from The White House (3:30PM EST)

    06/25/2019 12:17:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    WBEN ^ | 06 25 2019 | WBEN Staff
    David Bellavia Medal of Honor Ceremony President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to David G. Bellavia for conspicuous gallantry while serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions on November 10, 2004, while serving as a squad leader in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq. White House Ceremony.
  • David Bellavia to receive the Medal of Honor

    06/10/2019 9:45:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    WBEN ^ | June 10, 2019 | Staff
    Decorated Iraq War Veteran and WBEN talk show host David Bellavia will be awarded with the Medal of Honor. Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor on June 25 in a ceremony at the White House. Bellavia is already a highly decorated veteran and was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Bellavia has also received the Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross. Bellavia enlisted in the Army in July 1999 and deployed to Iraq after serving in Kosovo. His perspective on...
  • Batavia's David Bellavia to receive Medal of Honor at White House later this month

    06/08/2019 10:44:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Batavian ^ | June 7, 2019 | Billie Owens
    When President Donald Trump drapes the Medal of Honor -- our nation's highest honor -- around David Bellavia on June 25, the Batavia resident will become the lone living veteran of the Iraq War to receive the honor. Bellavia, who co-hosts a news talk show on WBEN, wasn't available for comment today. Bellavia is already a Silver Star recipient for his single-handed battle against a nest of insurgents during the Second Battle of Fallujah. He's also received the Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross. The Batavian will cover...
  • [Utah Beach 75 years ago]General Theodore “We’ll Start The War From Right Here!” [tr]

    06/06/2019 4:10:50 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    War History Online ^ | Mar 2, 2018 | Jeff Edwards
    Full Title:General Theodore “We’ll Start The War From Right Here!” Roosevelt Jr. Was Awarded The Medal Of Honor On Utah Beach A son will often attempt to live up to the legacy of their father, and when your father happens to be former President, Rough Rider, and man extraordinaire Teddy Roosevelt, that can be quite a tall order. Named after his father, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. fought in both World Wars and demonstrated the type of bravery that must clearly run in the Roosevelt blood. He made multiple petitions to be on the first wave of the D-Day invasion and when...
  • Nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, who fell on German grenade, dies at 98

    05/14/2019 11:54:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2019 | Robert Gearty
    Robert Maxwell, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for selflessly throwing himself on an exploding German hand grenade -- saving the lives of a battalion commander and several other soldiers in World War II -- has died in Bend, Oregon. He was 98. -snip Maxwell and six to eight other members of his platoon were jammed in a small courtyard defending a battalion observation post in a house near Besancon, France, when the Germans launched a heavy attack. A low wall protected them against machine-gun fire but the Germans worked their way to within 10 yards of the group and began hurling grenades, according to the Associated...
  • WATCH: Trump awards posthumous Medal of Honor to Iraq war hero

    03/28/2019 2:33:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Global News ^ | March 27, 2019
    President Donald Trump awarded a posthumous medal of honor to Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins, who died tackling a suicide bomber in Iraq nearly 12 years ago...
  • Medal of Honor for Travis Atkins, a great soldier and father

    03/27/2019 9:39:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2019 | Kevin Ferris
    Trevor Atkins was 11 when his father, Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins, was killed while serving in Iraq a dozen years ago. On Wednesday President Trump will present the Medal of Honor to the Atkins family to recognize Travis for his heroism in saving fellow soldiers while losing his own life. “My true treasure is what people say about him,” Trevor tells an interviewer for an Army video tribute to Travis Atkins. “That’s what makes me the most proud.” Trevor has plenty of reason to feel proud lately. Earlier this month the White House announced that his father would...
  • The Navy’s newest destroyer, the Michael Monsoor, is as much an experiment as a ship-killer

    01/26/2019 1:08:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2019 | Samantha Masunaga
    Photos at link. With slick sides and sharp angles, the Michael Monsoor and its sister ship Zumwalt cut a distinct silhouette along the waters of San Diego. Unlike a nearby aircraft carrier whose radar juts into the air, the Monsoor’s composite material deckhouse is polygonal and covered with material that can absorb radar waves and increase the destroyer’s stealthiness. Its “tumblehome” hull looks like something you’d see on a ship built before World War I. Make no mistake, the Monsoor guided-missile destroyer — named after Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor, who grew up in Garden Grove and died in 2006...
  • President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor – Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.

    10/18/2018 1:09:04 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    White House YouTube channel ^ | on Oct 17, 2018 | White House
    President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.
  • 50 years later, Marine to be awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle

    10/17/2018 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    KTIC Radio News ^ | October 17, 2018 | ABC News Radio
    <p>When retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley is awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday, it will be 50 years after the heroism he displayed during the bloody “Battle of Hue” in the Vietnam War.</p>
  • Shok Valley medic to receive Medal of Honor.

    09/28/2018 7:27:26 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    army. ^ | September 21, 2018 | By Devon L. Suits
    A former medic with the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) that heroically fought his way up a mountain to render aid to his Special Forces teammates and their Afghan commando counterparts will receive the Medal of Honor. The White House announced today that former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II went above and beyond the call of duty April 6, 2008, while assigned to Special Operations Task Force -- 33 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He will receive the highest military award for valor at a White House ceremony… Shurer helped keep the large insurgent force at bay while...
  • NFL flag disrespect: LOSER Colin Kaepernick disrespects the LEGACY of William Harvey Carney

    09/11/2018 8:41:13 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    Various | 11-Sept-2018 | Vanity
    It is quite possible that Colin Kaepernick was kneeling during the National Anthem the first time because his life as an NFL football player was such a MESS. He may have been kneeling at that game since he was thinking about how MISERABLE HIS PERFORMANCE WAS AT QB AND HE MIGHT BE FIRED AT THE END OF THE 2016 SEASON (which he was)!!! In 2015, his QB rating was 78+, which is terrible for an NFL QB. In 2016, it was slightly higher, but he was hurting the SF 49'ers, not helping them. So the word LOSER should be equated...
  • Liz Peek: Mr. Trump, make a magnanimous gesture and award McCain the Medal of Honor

    08/29/2018 6:10:08 PM PDT · by B-Rizzle Fo-Shizzle · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | Liz Peek
    President Trump should award John McCain, who died on Saturday, the Medal of Honor. The posthumous award would recognize the senator’s extraordinary heroism during his five years of captivity in North Vietnam, when he was tortured mercilessly, leaving him disabled for life. The compassionate and respectful gesture might also help to heal some deep wounds in the Republican Party. McCain was a Navy fighter pilot when his plane was shot down on a mission over the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi in 1967. He fractured both arms and one leg when he was ejected from his jet and nearly drowned...
  • Trump awards posthumous Medal of Honor to Sgt. John Chapman for heroism in Al Qaeda firefight

    08/22/2018 3:14:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    President Trump posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to Air Force Sgt. John Chapman, who gave his life to save more than 20 fellow service members on a mountain in Afghanistan in 2002. Trump presented the award to Chapman’s family Wednesday. Chapman was the first airman to receive the award since the Vietnam War, officials said. The sergeant was a native of Windsor Locks, Conn., and the father of two young girls. Trump said at the ceremony that Chapman, from an early age — his life was about: “to protect those in need.” The president said it began early when...
  • G.I. Joe was just a toy, wasn't he?

    10/30/2007 8:01:00 AM PDT · by Tatze · 7 replies · 75+ views
    Review Journal ^ | 10/28/2007 | VIN SUPRYNOWICZ
    G.I. Joe was just a toy, wasn't he? VIN SUPRYNOWICZ Hollywood now proposes that in a new live-action movie based on the G.I. Joe toy line, Joe's -- well, "G.I." -- identity needs to be replaced by membership in an "international force based in Brussels." The IGN Entertainment news site reports Paramount is considering replacing our "real American hero" with "Action Man," member of an "international operations team." Paramount will simply turn Joe's name into an acronym. The show biz newspaper Variety reports: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international...
  • This day in History 1942 : U.S. forces invade Guadalcanal

    08/07/2007 4:37:48 AM PDT · by abb · 23 replies · 978+ views ^ | August 7, 2007 | Staff
    On this day in 1942, the U.S. 1st Marine Division begins Operation Watchtower, the first U.S. offensive of the war, by landing on Guadalcanal, one of the Solomon Islands. On July 6, 1942, the Japanese landed on Guadalcanal Island and began constructing an airfield there. Operation Watchtower was the codename for the U.S. plan to invade Guadalcanal and the surrounding islands. During the attack, American troops landed on five islands within the Solomon chain. Although the invasion came as a complete surprise to the Japanese (bad weather had grounded their scouting aircraft), the landings on Florida, Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tananbogo...