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  • William Tillman: The Lion of the Day
    Eight African Americans received the Medal of Honor during the Civil War
    According to African American Milestones in Naval History, the following African American individuals served in the 1860s Navy, or performed notable services in areas related to the Navy of that time:William Tillman recaptured the schoonerS.J....
  • David Masciotra
    On eve of Veterans Day, Salon publishes post dissing vets, military
    The liberal ragSalonhad a piece yesterday just in time for Veterans Dayand the 239th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corpsthat insults veterans, the military, and patriotic Americans everywhere. The article, byDavid Masciotra, is titled "You...
  • Box spring mattress saves toddler from three-story fall in California
    Box spring mattress saves toddler from three-story fall in California
    Quick thinking and a box spring mattress saved a toddler who fell from the third floor of an apartment in Burbank, California on Sunday, CNN reported this morning.Konrad Lightner and his wife Jennifer were moving out of their apartment building...
  • Vietnam veteran honoring fallen soldiers
    World War II, Korea and Vietnam soldiers to receive belated Medal of Honor
    Twenty-four soldiers who bravely fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam are to be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama next month, according to ABC News on March 11. The soldiers, who previously had been awarded the Distinguished...
  • Thankful to be alive to be with his baby girl
    Positive energy through the power of thankfulness
    Matt Lauer of the Today Show had four Congressional Medal of Honor winners on the show this morning, Dec. 31, 2103. Lauer began by discussing what it meant to win the Medal of Honor on Dec. 31, 2013. Lauer read from their citations about the acts...
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    Top four villains of the Star Trek movies
    Movie heroes are defined by their adversaries. Batman has Joker, James Bond has Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and Sherlock Holmes has Professor Moriarty. But no equivalent counter force tests the mettle of heroes such as Dirty Harry, Ethan Hawk, or John...
  • LTC Arthur F. Gorham
    World War II hero recognized
    On Friday during a school ceremony and Saturday evening during a city dinner LTC Arthur F. Gorham, a World War II hero who earned two Distinguished Service Crosses ((second highest award for bravery) was recognized by induction into the Bellevue,...
  • Charles Ramsey
    Cleveland rescuer of abused women did jail time for domestic abuse
    In a TV interview following his rescue on Monday of three women held captive in a Cleveland house of horrors, “hero” Charles Ramsey told reporters he suspected something was amiss when he heard young Amanda Berry screaming. "I...
  • Victoria McGrath (carried by firefighter Jim Plourd) also wanted to thank Tyler Dodd for helping her.
    Victim of Boston Marathon terror attack reaches out to her rescuer
    As the days have passed after the terrorist attacks in Boston, the stories of heroism continue to rise out of the ashes. Each heroic act starts at the moment of impact; but just like the differences in people, so are theeir stories.Victoria...
  • 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...
  • The hero in the BP smock
    The hero in the BP smock
    Heroes can be found in the strangest of places: on the highway, when your car breaks down. Volunteering at the Red Cross. And even at the BP gas station. A Shelbyville woman learned this when she ran from her home in fear after suffering nearly...
  • United States Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Robert R. Ingram, a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Vietnam War
    Tales of uncommon valor: Devildoc Robert Ingram, Medal of Honor recipient
    The year was 1963 when Ingram enlisted in the Navy to learn aviation electronics. A short while after Ingram joined the Navy he fell ill with pneumonia and was sent to the dispensary. While Ingram was in the dispensary, a meningitis outbreak...
  • Gunnery Sgt. Tyrone Judge provides security during a partnered patrol through the Musa Qa’leh district during Operation Lariat
    Devildocs save wounded Marine during Operation Lariat
    The Marines respect their Devildocs, because when the time comes they lay their lives on the line to rescue them in the heat of battle. In case those of you reading this are saying, "What is a Devildoc?" That's a term of endearment...
  • U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation
    Marine Expeditionary Brigade set to receive the Presidential Unit Citation
    The Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, is awarded to unitsin the Armed Forces of the United States and allies for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or afterDecember 7,1941...