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  • Memorial Day: Valor, Memory, Memorializaion
    Memorial Day: Valor, Memory, Memorialization
    Memorial Day has its roots in some of the first memorials conducted during and shortly after the Civil War-the War Between the States. From 1862-1863, women from Savannah, Georgia decorated the graves of Confederate Soldiers. In Gettysburg,...
  • The Maryland
    New condos at the convergence of Capitol Hill and H Street
    If you love the quiet elegance of Capitol Hill but also like the H Street nightlife scene, you'll love the location of The Maryland, a new condo building under construction at 1350 Maryland Avenue, NE. This project by DC-based Valor...
  • The Sangin Valley where Gunny Bennett performed his valorous actions
    Silver and gold are the colors these two brothers wear
    Ashton Eaton and Verice Bennett are as different from each other as the medals they havereceived in their respective career paths of life. While Ashton earned his medal to the sounds of cheering crowds, his brother Verice earned his to the sound...
  • Staff Sergeant Andrew K. Thompson has his Silver Star pinned to his chest
    Portrait of a hero: Silver Star recipient Staff Sergeant Andrew Thompson
    The Silver Star is our nation's third-highest honor awarded for courage under fire and bravery in the face of the enemy. It can be awarded to any member of our armed forces for conspicuous gallantry in action against an enemy of the United...
  • Maj. Gen. Melvin Spiese, deputy commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force pins the Silver Star Medal on Staff Sgt. Paul Worley
    Marine Staff Sergeant receives Silver Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan
    There is no shortage of Marines who rise to the call of duty during war time. However, there are exceptional instances of Marines who go above and beyond that call. During Staff Sergeant Paul Worley's deployment to Afghanistan, he proved...
  • An Army UH-60 Blackhawk flies over a mountain in Afghanistan, this is the same style chopper that flew Perez for treatment
    Military doctor saves Marine's life by removing unexploded ordnance
    Acts of bravery and courage are often performed in combat without a second thought. We have many stories of brave men diving on grenades to save their comrade's lives. There are stories where men have endured blistering fire to destroy machine...
  • Walter Marm
    They wear their award for all
    With a production budget of $75 million and a box office worldwide revenue of $114,660,784, We Were Soldier Once, starring Mel Gibson, Madeline Stowe, Sam Elliott, and Barry Pepper, told the story of the Battle of Ia Drang in the central highlands...
  • Varga Girls
    The lost era of American greatness
    For the entire week I have been writing about what Tom Brokaw calls The Greatest Generation and the vast difference between Hollywood-America of the 1940’s and 1950’s and today.From Amazon, the following review tells it all, “In...
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