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Army Capt. William Swenson receiving his MOH today.

Former Army Capt. William Swenson — fresh off of receiving his Medal of Honor for actions against the Taliban in 2009 has asked to return to active duty in the Army. He left the Army in 2011.

The former Army captain who received the Medal of [...]

This is No Game

If these allegations are true… (from the AP’s Robert Burns):

Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday.

Four other SEALs are under investigation for similar alleged violations, one [...]

The Strength of the Nation

Thanks For Nothing…

Today a sergeant of the United States Marine Corps received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan on 8 September 2009. His name is Dakota Meyer and what he did to earn this medal is heroic and deserves nothing less.

Here’s the citation:

For service as set forth in the following

For conspicuous [...]

Happening Today…

Let’s see if they can quit talking about murdering moms and the impending financial collapse of America to talk about this guy for one hot second.

From Army.Mil

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 31, 2011) — An Army Ranger who lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds after throwing an armed grenade away [...]

Holy S#!t, This Is Dumb.

From The White House Webpage by way of Blackfive

The President in prepared remarks said at FT Drum, NY today…

First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some [...]

One Of The Best Soldiers, From One Of The World’s Best Fighting Forces

We are soon to have another living recipient of the Medal of Honor

From The Army News Service

An Army Ranger, SSG Leroy A. Petry who lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds after throwing an armed grenade away from his fellow Soldiers will be the second living Medal of Honor Recipient from the [...]

SSG Robert Miller, Medal of Honor

Today 6 OCT 2010, the family of US Army Staff Sergeant Robert J Miller will recive the Medal of Honor from the President of the United States. The question is will anyone beside the few who read blogs like this or follow military affairs ever know about this hero?

Greater Love Hath No Man…

Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. “Dick” Etchberger, an Air Force senior NCO who was killed after saving the lives of some of his crew during a fierce battle at a radar site in Laos 42 years ago, will receive the Medal of Honor Sept. 21 in a White House ceremony. From the New York [...]

Awardee, POST!

Afghan war hero to receive Medal of Honor

By Craig Whitlock and Greg Jaffe Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, September 11, 2010

Under a bright Afghan moon, eight U.S. paratroopers trudged along a ridge in the Korengal Valley, unaware they were walking right into a trap. Less than 20 feet away, a band [...]