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Taylor Morris of the Army Special Forces

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Special Forces  Taylor Morris Taylor Morris learned at an early age he was hooked on the outdoors, adventurous, the middle of 4 children and always the last one inside for dinner at his home […]

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Ed Freeman, One of God’s Own Lunatics

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As many of you know, I was a helicopter pilot in VietNam and flew Hueys.  I did fly MediVac missions.  I could not resist featuring Ed Freeman.  What an individual!  Cpt. Otis Here’s the feature: You’re a 19 year old […]

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A Man and His Bear

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During Operation Desert Storm, I was a legislative affairs officer for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Often I was required to transport gifts, sent to him from patriotic Americans, from Washington, D.C., to his home base in Florida. On one trip I […]

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True Heroes from 9/11

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THESE OLD WONDERFUL FACES SAY IT ALL……… These are the surviving dogs that worked the trade center that are still alive (as of September, 2011) but retired, they are heroes too.  Their eyes say everything you need to know about […]

Pin-up Pictures

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Aboard the USS Tarawa for six months, my brother, Don, posted a picture of his beloved truck in his locker. Since his fellow Marines had pictures of their girlfriends up, they often ridiculed him for his object of adoration. “Laugh […]

Original Kittyhawk HS-B Found after 70 Years

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Some time in 1942, a lone Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk bearing the 260 Squadron “HS” squadron code and the aircraft letter “B” settled down over a wide and remote expanse of North African sand desert called Al Wadi al Jadid. Perhaps […]

Medevac Crew Gets Dangerous Surprise

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By Capt. Richard Barker, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs , and SGT Daniel Schroeder, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs. Photo Credit: Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Summer M. Anderson (Photo from 2007) CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan (June 1, […]

Hug A Marine!

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When my brother, John, joined the Marines about a year ago, friends and family told my mother not to worry, reassuring her that “at least it’s during peacetime.” On September 11, when terrorists attacked our country, John was stationed in […]

Lt. Col. Oliver L. North

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Oliver L. North Oliver L. North is a combat decorated marine, a #1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the host […]

Mistaken Identity

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One morning a helicopter crew from my squadron got an order to pick up a mental patient and deliver him to an aircraft carrier. The passenger boarded the copter unescorted, but when it landed on the carrier, four Marines charged […]

The Viet Nam Vet Generation

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By GEN Anthony Zinni This is a great speech by GEN (ret) Anthony Zinni about his generation. It’s definitely worth the read.  Click here for the speech. Courtesy of Blackfive. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our […]

What Honor Looks Like

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Military Heroes – U. S. Armed Forces Honor Flight of World War II Veterans Honor is a hard term to describe. It doesn’t have a color or weight or shape. If someone were to ask me what honor looked like, […]

Collecting a Debt

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Before shipping out to Europe with the Army Air Corps during World War II, my father loaned his buddy $20. The two were assigned to different units and lost contact. Months later, my father’s plane was shot down. Bleeding from […]

Justin Gaertner: Essence of a Man

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Justin Gaertner On the day after Thanksgiving, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Gaertner, 21, was patrolling for mines in the Marja district of Afghanistan when an improvised bomb, stuffed in a glass […]

Time Spent in the Military

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Occasionally, I venture back to one or another military post, where I’m greeted by an imposing security guard who looks carefully at my identification card, hands it back and says, “Have a good day, Sir!” Every time I go back […]

Joe Reagan

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Joe Reagan Between the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Cuba-controlled territory is a perilous patch of earth called the Cactus Curtain. Spiked with a needle bed of Optunia cacti planted in 1961 to […]

Japanese Sign Final Surrender

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For those of you who are historical buffs and movie buffs, this video is a classic.  The subscriber who submitted the features comments, “This film is believed to have never been seen before, and to be the only shots of […]

Phone Home

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I didn’t think I had been gone that long. After 20 months overseas, my ship arrived in San Diego and, as soon as I got ashore, I phoned home. “Hi, Mom!” I said. “Who is this?” she answered. Hello! I’m […]

Sgt. Clifford Wooldridge

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Clifford Wooldridge Sgt. Clifford Wooldridge received the Navy Cross Medal at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center on May 18, 2012. Click here for the video. For more on Sgt. Wooldridge… click here. […]

The Importance of Appearance

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As he prepared to leave for the Gulf, my husband was complaining to a friend about his uniform. Military men are taught to care about their appearance, and the Air National Guard would be wearing desert camouflage but not the […]

How John Wayne Saved the Marines

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John Wayne would have celebrated his 105th birthday this year.  “He was born on May 26, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa, weighing 13 pounds. His birthplace is a museum, and a few years ago I took my son Brandon to visit […]

A Tough Old Bird

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A mid-air collision on February 1, 1943 between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area became the subject of one of the most famous photographs of World War II. An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb […]

Marine Sgt. Christopher Farias

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Farias A Marine from La Porte, [Texas], told KTRK that he promised his fellow Marines he would get them home.  During an attack in Afghanistan, he heard his friend scream, and […]

A Working Woman

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I overheard my father telling a family friend about my newly assigned mission in the U.S. Coast Guard. I work on a cutter that escorts all cruise ships and international vessels under the bridges in California’s Bay Area. But what […]

The 68th Anniversary of D-Day

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A week ago marked the 68th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1444. Today’s feature is a YouTube video of WW II: Rare Color Film: D-DAY: June 5TH 1944 Click here for the video. Should you want more video of this […]

Secretary of The Navy Announces DDG 116 to be Named Thomas Hudner

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Thomas J. Hudner Ensign Jesse L. Brown Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced . . . the next Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) will be named the USS Thomas Hudner. Thomas J. […]

Diagnosing a Leak

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Boarding a military transport plane, I noticed hydraulic fluid pouring from the tail section. “Excuse me,” I said to a crew member. “Do you know the aircraft has a leak?” “Yep,” he said as he continued on his way. “Aren’t […]

1927 Flight by Lindbergh

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Our submitting subscriber comments, “A valued and newly acquired Navy veteran friend that I met in Florida supplied this message and the videos that are included.  The videos contain the best depiction and description of Lindbergh’s historical feat that I […]

Col. James Nicholas Rowe

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Special Forces Col. James Nicholas Rowe Let’s all raise a glass in memory of an old pal and legendary Green Beret, Col. James Nicholas Rowe, who died 23 years ago [April 21]. Nick was […]

Emotional Good-Bye

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It was a very emotional time for me — my youngest son was about to leave for basic training. I took the day off so we could spend his last day as a civilian together. My son likes to pass […]

Guardsman Spc. Dennis Weichel Rescues AF Girl

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army National Guard Sgt. Dennis Weichel An Army sergeant and father of three from Rhode Island who gave his life to save an Afghan child from being run over by a 16-ton armored fighting vehicle […]

Boys Never Grow Up

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My husband wore his Army uniform with pride. One day, coming home from the base and dressed in his olive drab fatigues, he stopped off at the grocery store to pick up a few things. While on line at the […]

Aerial Combat Footage from Afghanistan!

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The subscriber who submitted this video commented, “Six calls, 10 minutes before engaging.  I’ll bet it felt like an hour to the pilots…and the guys under attack at the outpost.” This is combat footage as you’ve not seen before. Click […]

The Gates of Heaven

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Although Memorial Day was last week, our editor came across articles and pictures that everyone should see. “What is Memorial Day really about?  While we are busy gearing up for the weekend, I thought I should post this annual reminder […]

Hazardous Duty

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I recently returned to work after a year abroad with the Army Reserve. On my first day back, a visitor from headquarters took me aside. “How are you?” he asked, looking concerned. “Do you feel all right?” “I’m fine,” I […]

Spc. James E. Dutton

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army James E. Dutton With family, fellow soldiers and dozens of flag-bearing Patriot Guard Riders in attendance, the body of Spc. James E. Dutton continued its journey home. For the article and video… click here. […]

What Mothers Won’t Do!

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Tax day — April 15 — was looming when an elderly woman showed up at my desk at the IRS. She said she required a thick stack of tax forms. “Why so many?” I asked. “My son is stationed overseas,” […]

Majors Robert Eldridge and Kent Solheim

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Military Heroes U. S. Army Major Robert Eldridge Major Kent Solheim Becoming a part of the U.S. Army’s elite fighting force takes total dedication and an unwavering fortitude to persevere in the toughest environments. These grueling conditions not only test […]

Out on Patrol with Captain America and Pookie

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Follow Captain America and Pookie as man and dog go on patrol in Afghanistan. Click here for the article. Courtesy of This Ain’t Hell. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to publish stories […]

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Ed Freeman, One of God's Own Lunatics
As many of you know, I was a helicopter pilot in VietNam and flew Hueys.  I did fly MediVac missions.  I could not resist featuring Ed Freeman.  What an individual!  Cpt. Otis Here’s the feature: You're a 19 year old kid.  You're ...

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A Man and His Bear
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True Heroes from 9/11
THESE OLD WONDERFUL FACES SAY IT ALL......... These are the surviving dogs that worked the trade center that are still alive (as of September, 2011) but retired, they are heroes too.  Their eyes say everything you need to know about ...

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