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Archive for August 2011

Wednesday Hero: RMC Thomas James Reeves

August 24, 2011

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Michael Golch RMC Thomas James Reeves 46 years old from Thomaston, Connecticut December 9, 1895 – December 7, 1941 On December 7, 1941, Radioman, Chief Thomas Reeves was aboard the U.S.S. California. During the attack he helped load the anti-aircraft ammo, by hand, until he was overcome by smoke […]

Wednesday Hero: Fallen Hero

August 17, 2011

On Saturday, August 6th, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down over Wardak province, Afghanistan killing 30 United States servicemen. It was the largest single day loss of life since the war began. Killed were: U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La. Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) […]

Wednesday Hero: Sgt. Virgil Wallace

August 14, 2011

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Cindy Sgt. Virgil Wallace 98 years old from Capitan, New Mexico After almost 70 years, and on his 98th birthday, Sgt. Virgil Wallace, a survivor of the Battan Death March, has been awarded the Bronze Star for his service. You can read more here. These brave men and women […]

Wednesday Hero: Staff Sgt. Jason Albrecht & Markey

August 4, 2011

Staff Sgt. Jason Albrecht & Markey Staff Sgt. Jason Albrecht runs military working dog, Markey, through an obstacle course July 13, 2011, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., during an obedience training session. Albrecht is a senior military working dog handler assigned to the 20th Security Forces Squadron. Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force taken by Senior […]