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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Sgt. M. Joshua Ryan Laughery

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Sgt. M. Joshua Ryan Laughery . . . SGT Laughery [was] awarded the Silver Star for his valor during a fight in Afghanistan.  With his leadership hit and five of his squad wounded in […]

Sergeant Ed Eaton

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Ed Eaton While the word “hero” may hold a different meaning to many, I think we all can agree that Sergeant Ed Eaton demonstrated immense courage and heroism the night his helicopter got shot […]

Corporal Freddie Stowers

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Freddie Stowers Freddie Stowers was a Corporal in the United States Army who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War I. He led the assault on Côte 188, and […]

Paul Rieckhoff

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Paul Rieckhoff Paul Rieckhoff  is a veteran of the United States Army and the Iraq War. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Click here for […]

Captain Joshua Mantz

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Captain Joshua Mantz Captain Joshua Mantz was pronounced dead and then revived after being shot in Baghdad.  His miraculous recovery led him to go back to finish his tour and he now helps others […]

Captain Wes Moore

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Wes Moore Wes Moore was a paratrooper and Captain in the United States Army, serving a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division in 2005-2006. He […]

Tammy Duckworth

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army National Guard Tammy Duckorth Tammy Duckworth-is a veteran of the Army Reserve.  In 2004, she lost both legs and an arm in an explosion.  She returned to the states and is now fighting for […]

Leave No Veteran Behind

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Eli Williamson Eli Williamson is the Co-Founder and President of Leave No Veteran Behind. Williamson, a native of Chicago, Illinois, received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Linguistics from Luther College in Decorah, […]

J. R. Martinez

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army J. R. Martinez While serving in Iraq in the US Army, J. R. Martinez’s humvee was hit and he suffered burns over 40% of his body.  After his recovery, he became a motivational speaker […]

WWII Heroes Die on the Same Day

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Military Heroes – First Special Service Force Mark Radcliffe and Joe Glass Mark Radcliffe, 94, and Joe Glass, 92 were the last surviving members of the First Special Service Force, or FSSF, a legendary commando unit consisting of American and […]

First Woman to Pilot a Space Shuttle Mission

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Eileen Collins In 1990, Eileen Collins was only the second woman to graduate as a test pilot and be selected as a NASA astronaut. She became the first woman to pilot a space […]

Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. to Receive Medal of Honor

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., an infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16 […]

Colin L. Powell – America’s Premier Soldier-Statesman

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Colin Luther Powell Colin Luther Powell was born in Harlem in 1937. His parents were Jamaican immigrants who stressed the importance of education and personal achievement. For General Powell’s story… click here. For a […]

Audie Murphy: A Larger than Life Legend

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Audie L. Murphy Rejected twice for war service, this scrawny Texas farm boy became America’s most decorated WWII hero–and a movie star. Click here for the heart-wrenching story of the life of Audie L. […]

Captain Barry Crawford Jr.

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Captain Barry Crawford Jr. Captain Barry F. Crawford Jr. was awarded the Air Force Cross during a Pentagon ceremony April 12 for his heroic actions controlling the air space and calling in airstrikes […]

U. S. Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Father Emil Kapaun It is not every day that a man is considered for both the Congressional Medal of Honor and sainthood. When American officers ordered the able-bodied to retreat, Father Kapaun, a 35-year-old […]

Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Rangers Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne, winners of the 2012 Best Ranger competition, at Fort Benning, Ga., talk to […]

Bud Day: Vietnam War POW Hero

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Bud Day “Bud Day is the toughest man I have ever known. He had an unwavering and unshakeable sense of honor that made him able to withstand physical and mental pressures of an […]

CAPT Edward C. Geiger

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Edward C. Geiger Another Flightdeck Friday and sadly, another memorial – this time for another pillar of the E-2C Community, CAPT Edward C. Geiger, USN, ret. (“Ned”).  Ned passed away suddenly . . . […]

Canine Heroes

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Canine Heroes The AKC® Humane Fund announced the winners of the 12th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE), which commemorates five loyal, hard-working dogs that have made significant contributions to their communities in each of the following […]

Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Salvatore Giunta Medals of Honor have been rare since the end of the Vietnam war. And not one of the recipients from the Somalia, Iraq or Afghanistan deployments have been alive to have the […]

WASP Corps

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force WASP Corps Florence Marston doesn’t really want recognition for what she did as a Women Airforce Service Pilot.  “All I did was to fly a couple of airplanes,” said the Clinton woman. But […]

Two Peshmerga Soldiers

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Military Heroes Two Peshmerga Soldiers Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commanding general of 3rd Infantry Division and Task Force Marne, attended a memorial ceremony at Camp Zaytun in Erbil, Iraq in 2010 to honor the memories of two Peshmerga soldiers. The […]

Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan   A Marine who died from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan was awarded the highest honor given to members of the Corps for his heroic actions as he hurled […]

Lt Gen Julius W Becton, Jr.

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Lt Gen  Julius W Becton, Jr.   Lt Gen Becton entered a segregated Army at age eighteen and over nearly forty years rose to the rank of lieutenant general. Two years after enlisting in […]

UPI Correspondent Joe Galloway

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Military Heroes Joe Galloway   UPI Correspondent, Vietnam: Joe Galloway describes the horrific scene before him, two men “dancing in the fire,” of a Napalm bombing. He recounts pulling one of the men out of the fire, who dies two […]

Second Lieutenant Donald S. Lopez

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Donald S. Lopez Second Lieutenant USAF (Ret.) Lopez will have the audience at the edge of their seats as he tells his gripping story about his first dogfight as a P-40 pilot over […]

Private Benjamin Carson

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Benjamin Carson USMC, served 1941-1946. Benjamin Carson has been to hell and back. He fought in some of WWII’s bloodiest battles including Midway, Guadalcanal, Bougainville and Iwo Jima.  His riveting story is about […]

Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Richard Zimmerman Lieutenant USN (Ret.) Zimmerman laughs and cries as he describes a shipmate being struck by the wing of a Kamikaze plane he’d shot down from the deck of his ship. The man […]

Scout Edwin Bearss

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Edwin Bearss Scout USMC, served 1942-1946. Bearss tells a gripping and detailed account of what it was like to get shot multiple times during the Battle of Cape Gloucester in WWII. This segment […]

Bosun’s Mate Wilbur Wright

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Wilbur Wright Wilbur Wright, Bosan’s Mate USN, served 1938-1945. Sixty-five years later and with emotions still raw, Wright fights to maintain control as he recalls his personal experience on board the USS Ogala at […]

Lieutenant James Holloway

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy James Holloway James Holloway Lieutenant USN (Ret.) Admiral Holloway masterfully tells his story as a young gunnery officer on board the USS Bennion in the Battle of Surigao Strait. He recalls a very brief […]

Gunner’s Mate Leo Jarboe

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Leo Jarboe USN, 1944-1946. Jarboe describes a kamikaze attempt while on board the USS San Francisco. The plane was shot down and the pilot saved. Years later that pilot came to the United States […]

Sr. Airman Jason Cunningham

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Jason Cunningham At Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the US Air Force held a three day memorial to honor the life of Jason Cunningham.  Cunningham, a pararescueman who died in combat March 4, 2002, […]

Capt. Carroll LeFon

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Capt. Carroll LeFon Lex, as most people knew him, was probably one of the best writers in the milblog community, bar none.  A retired Navy Captain and former carrier squadron commander, he loved flying […]

Army Ranger Ed Black in Italy

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Ed Black On Dec. 18, 1942, Ed Black and his father sat in New York City’s Penn Station, waiting for the young soldier to catch a train to report for duty. As they waited, […]

Legendary Last Surviving Founding Member of SAS ‘Originals’ Dies at 92

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Military Heroes – Scot’s Guard Jimmy Storie “Jimmy Storie was the last surviving member of “The Originals”, the handful of men with David Stirling at the birth of the SAS, and who survived the first disastrous SAS operation. “In late […]

Sgt. Phillip McCulloch Receives the Silver Star

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Sgt. Phillip McCulloch Today’s featured hero was spotlighted previously for his heroic actions in the Sangin Valley in Afghanistan.  Today, subscribers can view the video of his receiving the Silver Star, the third […]

Lieutenant Commander Bobbi Hovis

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Bobbi Hovis USN (Ret.) Hovis was the first Navy nurse to volunteer to go to Vietnam in 1963. Her mission, to build a hospital in Saigon. She describes in detail what it was like […]

2nd Lieutenant Ruth Haddick-Dorsman

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Ruth Haddick-Dorsman U.S. Army, served 1942-1946. Ruth arrived just 6 days after D-Day on Omaha Beach. She relates in detail what it was like working as a post-op nurse in an Army field hospital […]

Corporal Frank Buckles

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Frank Buckles Mr. Buckles, 106 years old at the time of his interview, and one of three known surviving Americans left who served his country during WWI, tells his piece of history. He recalls […]

Lieutenant George H.W. Bush

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Military Heroes – U. S. Naval Reserve George H.W. Bush Lieutenant USNR, served 1942-1955. Former President George Herbert Walker Bush tells the harrowing details of how he narrowly survived getting shot down near Chichi Jima in the Pacific during WWII. […]

Commander Paul Yost

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Military Heroes – U. S. Coast Guard Paul Yost  Commander USCG (Ret.) Paul Yost recounts his experiences in getting the Vietnamese Marines to safety and out from under enemy fire. He says, “When a warrior before he gets into combat […]

Captain John Ripley

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps John Ripley Captain USMC (Ret.) Ripley relates his heroic feat of singlehandedly stopping the enemy during a major offensive on Easter Sunday in 1972. His “tiny force” of South Vietnamese Marines was poised […]

1st Lieutenant Charles McGee

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Charles McGee USAF (Ret.) “They called it the double ‘V’, victory against Hitler in Europe and victory against racism at home.” McGee’s role was as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, an elite […]

Captain John Ripley

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps John Ripley Captain USMC (Ret.) Ripley relates his heroic feat of singlehandedly stopping the enemy during a major offensive on Easter Sunday in 1972. His “tiny force” of South Vietnamese Marines was poised […]

Staff Sergeant Norman Hatch

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Norman Hatch   Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret.)  As a combat cameraman, Hatch has a very different perspective of the war though the lens of his camera, as he begins, “I was living in […]

Lieutenant Bob Kerrey

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Lieutenant Bob Kerrey Lieutenant Bob Kerrey, USNR (Ret.), served 1966-1969. As a Navy SEAL squad leader, Senator Kerrey leads his men and the audience to a tiny island on a daring and dangerous mission […]

2nd Lieutenant Jim Webb

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant Jim Webb Jim Webb, 2nd Lieutenant USMC, served 1968-1972. Senator Webb poignantly recalls the morning when he and his Marines were marching into the dawn after a night patrol. It was […]

Lieutenant Bob Dole

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Lieutenant Bob Dole Lieutenant Dole served in the Army from 1942-1948. Senator Dole poignantly talks about how he suffered his life-changing wounds in the hills of Italy during WWII. Dole’s story focuses on his […]

Where this Brotherhood Began

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army, Special Forces Rod Mendoza and Patrick Fensom FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Jan. 11, 2012) – In 1997, eight Special Forces Soldiers traveled to Bolivia to train and advise a battalion of Boliv­ian […]

1st Lt. Brian Brennan

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Brennan 1st Lt. Brian Brennan has led a life of destiny. There is no denying it when you hear his story. From the day he was born on September 30, 1984, […]

The Marine

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps The Marine The Union Tribune of San Diego launched a new tradition at the first of this year. Each Jan. 1, they will honor the Person of the Year, an individual or category […]

Daniel Inouye

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Daniel Inouye Served 1943-1947. Inouye’s remarkable act of courage resulted in being awarded the Medal of Honor. This can be partly explained by the words his Japanese immigrant father told him before deploying, “This […]

Emil Matula

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army 1st Sergeant Emil Matula Served 1937-1945. Matula fought at Luzon, Philippines for 165 straight days and nights. His story recounts that he killed the last Japanese soldier during that battle and ended up getting […]

Lcdr. Jack Fellowes

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Jack Fellowes Lieutenant Commander USN (Ret.) Fellowes was a Navy pilot who was shot down over a village in Vietnam. He uses humor to not only tell his story, but also to detail how […]

From COP Keating to College Football

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Daniel Rodriguez Daniel Rodriguez, former Army sergeant and combat wounded veteran takes us on his journey from the military as he aspires to play college football. Sergeant Rodriquez fought and was wounded at COP […]

Reckless, Korean War Horse

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Military Hero Reckless,  Korean War Horse This small Mongolian mare became a national hero when an article ran in the Saturday Evening Post about her heroics in several battles in the Korean War.   For a moving video… click here. […]

Jim “Seamus” Garrahy

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Jim “Seamus” Garrahy  “It is with great sadness that I post the obituary of Jim “Seamus” Garrahy [who was our featured hero on 12/19/2008]. He was a Marine’s Marine and never lost the […]

Joseph Graves

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Joseph Graves There aren’t many children who get a BMW 535IS as their first vehicle. Granted it was an older model with over 100,000 miles on it, but it was a good, solid vehicle. […]

Adam Anthony Galvez

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Adam Anthony Galvez CPL Adam Anthony Galvez was born in Loma Linda, CA on April 2, 1985. His mother, Amy, tells us: “As a child, he was outgoing, athletic, loving, cute and charming. […]

Daniel Crabtree

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Daniel Crabtree Dan was born in 1974 in Hartville, OH. Dan was always interested in guns and anything military. During his elementary school years, he would put on a pair of my fatigue uniform […]

Maj. Deborah “Lucy” Lehker

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Military Hero – U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Deborah “Lucy” Lehker Maj. Deborah “Lucy” Lehker’s job isn’t an easy one to leave behind. For the past six months she has been a member of a three-person team of medical professionals […]

Veteran of the Year Award

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Veteran of the Year Award – Surprise! Many people may have forgotten about his time in the U.S.Army. He is the son of an Air Force General, and an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer, and […]

Bob Hope

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Military Heroes Bob Hope Hope has [was] always been strongly patriotic. On December 7, 1941, when Japanese attack planes bombed Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter World War II (1939–45; a war in which Germany, Japan, and […]

Marines Turn the Tide in the ‘Fallujah of Afghanistan’

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment It would be hard to forget that face, even if they hadn’t seen it just the day before. A young Afghan man stood on the side of a […]

Stephen Ellis

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Stephen Ellis “A soldier who served in Iraq is part of a legendary rugby family…when he is severely burned in a freak accident…even if you don’t like rugby, this is one helluva story about […]

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse

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Military Heroes – U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse The terrain was ideal for an ambush. “To our west and to our east was high cliff faces,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse. “To the south was the […]

Augusta Chiwy

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Military Heroes – Belgian  Nurse Augusta Chiwy BASTOGNE, Belgium, Feb. 22, 2011 – It was a bitterly cold winter morning when Augusta Chiwy’s tram pulled into Brussels Central train station, Dec. 16, 1944. The aid station where Augusta Chiwy volunteered […]

SFC Leroy Petry

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Military Heroes – U.S.  Army SFC Leroy Petry On May 26, 2008, Staff Sergeant Leroy A. Petry, as a member of a Ranger helicopter assault force conducting a daylight rotary wing raid in the vicinity of Paktya, Afghanistan, distinguished himself […]

The Calling

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army The Special Forces of ODA 574 “The Special Forces of ODA 574″ is a three part web documentary about a U.S. Special Forces team of Green Berets known as ODA 574 who infiltrated the […]

Soldier Saves Passengers on Tour Bus

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Jacob Perkins …At about 1:20 a.m., the bus pulled back onto the highway. It had just crossed the rough surface of the road’s shoulder when a Matrix Expedited Services truck carrying 14,000 pounds of […]

Vietnam Sniper Chuck Mawhinney

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Chuck Mawhinney THE most successful USMC sniper, former Marine Chuck Mawhinney talks about being a sniper and a Vietnam Vet…it’s a MUST WATCH. Click here for the video. Provided courtesy of Blackfive.net.

Navy Seal Adam Brown

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Adam Brown Here are two ‘must-watch’ videos on the life of Adam Brown.  One comment on the videos: “Adam Brown was a Big, Big Man among Big Men.  Amazing Life!  God bless him and […]

Alwyn C. Cashe

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Alwyn C. Cashe The actions of Sergeant First Class Alwyn C. Cashe in Iraq on Oct. 17, 2005 are astonishing. Especially considering he was only awarded the Silver Star. Cashe occupied the gunner’s turret […]

William E. Barber

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps William E. Barber William E. Barber served in three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He enlisted in 1940, becoming a Marine parachutist instructor, then attended Officer Candidate School. After graduation, Barber […]

SSg Matt Keil

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army SSg Matt Keil Wounded war vet thankful for newborns.  This video will be the best four minutes you’ll spend today… For the moving video… click here. Provided courtesy of Blackfive.net.

A Memorial Journey

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army SGT Mike Stokely It is now 0215 hours 11 Nov 11. I can’t sleep. Not unusual this time of the month. The moon waxes full and draws me into being awake. There is enough […]

Military War Dogs

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Military Heroes Military War Dogs Military war dogs took center stage . . . on Capitol Hill, where they were honored for their service.  During the course of their lifetimes, these dogs save an average of 150 lives, and their […]

Veterans Day Tribute to the American Soldier 2011

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U. S. Military Veterans Many of the Men in this video have given their lives in heroic action for their country and for the people of Afghanistan and Iraq. Several of these Men were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. […]

A Very Special Breed of Healer

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army SSG Robert B. “Brian” Cowdrey There is a special place in this world and the next for the healers.  This is especially true for a very special breed of healer. Those that truly know […]

Amputee GI Won’t Let Wounds Stop Him

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Joe Beimfohr Even though he’d been in the Army for ten years, Joe Beimfohr never knew war until he was sent to Iraq. A sergeant in a Calvary platoon, he led reconnaissance and security […]

Air Force Cross Recipient and SYSK

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force SSgt Robert Gutierrez The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Staff Sergeant Robert Gutierrez, […]

Bridges to Healing

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Military Ministry Countless veterans continue to return from combat even as this is being written. Most return without substantial physical injury, but not all injuries are visible. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects innumerable members of our military and doesn’t get […]

Honoring Fallen Firefighters

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Firefighters The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation exists for two primary reasons. It supports the surviving family members of those brave men and women who lost their lives in service to their community and honors those people through a national memorial […]

The Colors of Commitment

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Hero Joseph Collins Joseph Collins has experience in the Marines, the Army and as a police officer. He’s served tours of duty in Bosnia and Iraq, and is now an instructor at the International School of Tactical Medicine. He is […]

Little Caesars Helps Veterans

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Little Caesars Little Caesars and Center for Veterans Enterprise help veterans own a franchise.

Law Enforcement Explorers

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New York City Police Department Explorer Program An expedition into police work and fellowship with the Finest. Kids from New York City get a chance to work and train with police officers.

Cowboy Up

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NASA The scene opens with a hint of Old West flare, but this showdown takes off from the East Coast. From NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, this ride packs more action and adventure than any ride given to an outlaw or […]

Emergency Service Unit – NYPD

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Emergency Service Unit – NYPD When the public needs help, they call the police. When the police need help, they call ESU. Get a glimpse into the work of the elite NYPD Emergency Service Unit.

Momentos from Home

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps What motivates a young marine to spend months on end away from loved ones? The answers isn’t really surprising, but see for yourself. For an informative video… click here.

A Chaplains Testimony

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Capt. Kevin Pies An Army Chaplain shares how God uses prayer to protect the troops.  For a moving video… click here.

MedEvac in Iraq

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Medical Personnel – U. S. Air Force The US Air Force has been conducting Medical Evacuation operations in Iraq since the outset of the war. It’s a mission they perform with bittersweet determination. The exhilaration of providing such critical support […]

Airlift Charleston Style

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Heroes – U. S. Air Force 437th Airlift Wing Once a year the 437th Airlift Wing conducts a large formation exercise. This particular year they launched 13 C-17 Globemaster III heavy lift aircraft, performed in-flight refueling, and airdropped cargo all […]

The Light and The Loss

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Heroes – The Law Enforcement Community The Light and The Loss Members of the Law Enforcement community from all over the nation held a candle light vigil in honor of fallen officers. This is the story of one officer as […]

Armor of God Military Ministry

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Hero Armor of God Military Ministry The story of how one family dealt with the deployment and return of their son and the issues they dealt with and how the Armor of God Military Ministry was formed to offer hope […]

People Die – Firefighting Stories

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Heroes Firefighters The hardest thing to face working for the fire department is the fact that people do die. For a moving video… click here.

Homes for Our Troops and Birdies for the Brave

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Military Heroes – Birdies for the Brave Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson has been a huge supporter of Homes For Our Troops through Birdies for the Brave, a non-profit organization established by Mickelson and his wife, Amy to provide support for […]

Welcome Home for SGT Eric Edmundson

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army SGT Eric Edmundson Eric and Stephanie and their daughter get the keys to their new handicap accessible home free of charge thanks to KitCorpBuilders and Homes for Our Troops. For a moving video… click […]

Ruth Haddick

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Ruth Haddick Ruth arrived just 6 days after D-day on Omaha Beach. She relates in detail what it was like working as a post-op nurse in an Army field hospital close to the front […]

Angela Kimler and Kay Hasson

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Angela Kimler and Kay Hasson Angela Kimler and Kay Hasson: Outstanding Human Beings and C-17 Pilots “I fight no different than a male.” “I just think it’s a waste of time to talk […]

Nurse Nicole Benson

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Nurse Nicole Benson Nicole Benson always wanted to help people. In pursuing a career in the Navy Nurse Corps, she and her fellow Officers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives […]

Women of The North Platte Canteen

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Military Heroes Women of The North Platte, Nebraska Canteen All too often we overlook the contributions of those who don’t fight wars on foreign soil… those left behind.  North Platte, Nebraska was a long way from Normandy, but the women […]

The U. S. Air Force

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Military Heroes The U. S. Air Force The beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom came with an aerial campaign like no other in history. This is the story of the United States Air Force effort in the action that liberated an […]

Chaplain Marc Gauthier

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Heroes – U. S. Army Chaplain Marc Gauthier Army Chaplain (56A) Chaplain Gauthier began his Army Career not as a Chaplain but as a Reserve Officer.

1st Cavalry – Fallujah 2004

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army 1st Cavalry – Fallujah 2004 “War is like the Superbowl for the infantry”. The men in this clip were hand picked by Natonski, Operation Phantom Fury commander, to enter the city before anyone else […]

Buzz Aldrin

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Military Heroes – U. S. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin One of America’s most famous heroes gives an account of an amazing journey!

Heidi Hammel

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Heroes – NASA Heidi Hammel During the STS-125 pre-launch press conference Heidi Hammel, a Senior Research Scientist from the Space ScienceInstitute in Boulder, Colorado, expresses her views on the past, present, and future of the Hubble Space Telescope and its […]

US Customs and Border Protection Canine Program

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Military Heroes – U. S. Customs and Border Protection Canine Program Detection dogs have been used by the US Customs and Border Patrol since 1969. While their introduction into service was initially temporary, they’ve maintained a permanent part in the […]

An Amazing Journey

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Hero – U. S. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin One of America’s most famous heroes gives an account of an amazing journey! For a moving video… click here!

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Heroes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Every kid, at some point, dreams of being a fireman. Thank God not every kid outgrows that dream. These men and women overcome physical and emotional barriers in their constant pusuit of excellence in service […]

The World Should Know

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Military Heroes Medal of Honor Recipients The world should know the acts of heroism that the men and women who serve the cause of freedom so generously give. The words “All gave some, some gave all” ring throughout the stories […]

Heidi Hammel

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Military Heroes – NASA Heidi Hammel During the STS-125 pre-launch press conference Heidi Hammel, a Senior Research Scientist from the Space ScienceInstitute in Boulder, Colorado, expresses her views on the past, present, and future of the Hubble Space Telescope and […]

NYPD Mounted Unit

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New York Police Department Mounted Unit The Mounted Unit of the New York Police Department is an important factor in providing security in New York City.

Maritime Guardians

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Military Heroes – US Coast Guard Maritime Guardians Maritime Guardians Organized under the Department of Homeland Security the United States Coast Guard is responsible for defending the nations waters from a broad range of threats. For over two centuries the […]

Sally Ride

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Astronaut Sally Ride, the first woman into space, reflects on the 25th anniversary of her historic trip into the cosmos.

1st Lt. Brian Bradshaw

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Bradshaw For millions around the world, June 25th, 2009, will be remembered as the day Michael Jackson died, but for Martha Gillis it will always be the day her nephew, 1st […]

Tuskegee Airmen Honored

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Air Corps Tuskegee Airmen They battled the Nazis in Europe and racism at home. Pioneering WWII black pilots honored for heroism by US Congress. Click here for the video!    

Into The Fire – Amazing Rescue From SF Earthquake

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Heros – San Francisco Fire Department Go Into the Fire and learn what it feels like to be surrounded by chaos. At the end of this video there is an amazing high rise building rescue. A firefighter gets lowered down […]

New York Police Department K9 Unit

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Military Heroes, New York Police Department NYPD K9 Unit The K9 Unit – On patrol and on the trail with New York’s four-legged finest and their partners.  

United States Air Force – Bombs Over Baghdad

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United States Air Force The beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom came with an aerial campaign like no other in history. This is the story of the United States Air Force effort in the action that liberated an oppressed nation. The […]

Children of Deployed Military Members

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Children of Deployed Military Members Letters from Home The children of deployed military members often go unnoticed. The feelings they have are however, very real and very powerful. Take a short look at their sacrifice. For more… click here

Army Families

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Army Families – Army Strong: A great video about what families go through to support our military service to this country.

Serving for our Freedom

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Heroes: U.S. Border Patrol

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The Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) trains to protect America’s borders from terrorists, illegal immigrants, and all threats attempting to cross our nation’s borders. The United States Border Patrol trains, qualifies, and maintains some of the most highly skilled personnel within any governmental agency. […]

The Untold Story of Women in Combat

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Women have served in the military since the birth of America. This is atribute to the women who have served in the nation’s defense since the American revolution. Left out of the history books for far too long, the story […]

‘Hug-a-Hero’ Dolls Help Military Kids Cope

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When military parents leave their children, many communication resources are available to keep them in contact. However, many find that keeping in touch can’t compare to the real, physical touch of parent at home. Operation Hug-A-Hero is trying to change that. […]

The Documentary Soldiers Watch Before Deploying to Afghanistan

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KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Less than six months ago, U.S. Army Pfc. William A. Swaray’s drill sergeant at Fort Benning, Ga., gathered soon-to-be infantry men in a small room. The drill sergeant wanted the young soldiers to watch the movie […]

An Inspirational D-Day Letter of Condolence

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Here’s an e-mail from a lawyer friend of mine.  He gave me permission to publish it for all of our America In Uniform supporters. To all: In the performance of my menial job, I am required to examine Abstracts of Title to […]

Hero Soldier Foils Bank Robbery

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This story comes courtesy of My Fox Tampa Bay.  SARASOTA – A U.S. Army soldier visiting family in the Bay Area is being called a hero. Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples foiled a bank robbery in Sarasota. At around 2:30 p.m. […]

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse – ‘Guys called for me, so I went’

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From Stripes.com The terrain was ideal for an ambush. “To our west and to our east was high cliff faces,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse. “To the south was the entrance to the canyon that we had come […]

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