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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Paul Wiedorfer ~ 21 May 2018

    05/20/2018 5:04:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Paul Wiedorfer Info from here. †† †† †† †† Born in Baltimore, Maryland, raised in the 2400 block of McElderry Street, he attended St. Andrew's School, and graduated in 1940 from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. On November 11, 2008, a plaque honoring him was placed in Poly's Memorial Hall.Married to his bride, Alice Stauffer, for just six months when Wiedorfer enlisted in the U.S. Army in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Leroy A Mendonca ~ 14 May 2018

    05/13/2018 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Leroy A. Mendonca Info from here. †† †† †† †† †††Leroy A. Mendonca was born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, on 2 August 1932, and is of Portuguese ancestry.While attending President William McKinley High School, he was a AJROTC cadet, and graduated in 1950 as a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War.† He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his...
  • Navy SEAL To Receive Medal Of Honor For Leading Mission To Rescue Fallen Teammate

    05/08/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Will Racke
    A Navy SEAL who led a rescue operation to retrieve a fallen teammate on a treacherous mountain peak in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Monday. Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski will receive the nationís highest military award on May 24, the White House said. Slabinski is credited with rallying a team of SEALs for a counter-assault on al-Qaeda fighters, who had pinned down another SEAL, Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts, during a firefight in the early morning hours of March 4, 2002. Roberts had been ejected from a Chinook...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Hiroshi H Miyamura ~ 07 May 2018

    05/06/2018 5:00:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and the Canteen Crew
    † Our Troops Rock!† Thank you for all you do! † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ~ Hall of Heroes ~Hiroshi Miyamura Info from here. †† †† †† †† Hiroshi H. Miyamura (born in Gallup, New Mexico on October 6, 1925) is a Medal of Honor recipient awarded for his actions during the Korean War on 24 and April 25, 1951 near Taejon-ni, Korea while serving in the United States Army, 7th...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Hershel W Williams ~ 30 April 2018

    04/29/2018 5:08:45 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    † Our Troops Rock!† Thank you for all you do! † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ~ Hall of Heroes ~Hershel W. Williams Info from here. †† †† †† †† Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams (born October 2, 1923) is a retired United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Born in Fairmont, West Virginia, on October 2, 1923,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Kern Dunagan ~ 23 April 2018

    04/22/2018 5:10:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    † Our Troops Rock!† Thank you for all you do! † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ~ Hall of Heroes ~COL Kern W. Dunagan Info from here. †† †† †† †† Kern W. Dunagan (February 20, 1934 - December 27, 1991) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Vietnam War.Dunagan joined the Army from...
  • John Chapman Died Alone On A Mountaintop Fighting Al Qaeda. Now Heís Getting The Medal Of Honor

    04/21/2018 5:59:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 49 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | April 20, 2018 | Paul Szoldra
    It was March 4, 2002. American special operations forces were fighting to establish observation posts high above Afghanistanís Shah-i-Kot Valley, as conventional troops continued their push through the valley floor below. One of those men, Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman, was alone in the pitch-black, wounded and slowly regaining his consciousness in the thigh-deep snow of a 10,469-foot peak known as Takur Ghar, as scores of Al Qaeda fighters closed in. The operators were due to lift-off from their Gardez base around midnight and quietly land near the base of the peak before climbing to the top. But maintenance...
  • Cowboy, Firefighter Stopped Woman from Getting Sucked out of Southwest Plane

    04/18/2018 10:21:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Max Jaeger
    A cowboy and a firefighter were among the heroes who pulled a New Mexico mom back into their airplane after an explosion tore a hole in the cabin and sucked the woman partway out, according to reports. The Boeing 737 carrying Southwest Airlinesí Flight 1380 suffered the catastrophic engine failure at about 32,000 feet up, an hour into its LaGuardia-to-Dallas trip, forcing an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. Mother-of-two Jennifer Riordan was pulled partway out of the plane when shrapnel shattered her window and the cabin began to depressurize, sucking her partway out of the plane. Thatís when a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Gary W Martini ~ 9-09 April 2018

    04/15/2018 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 89 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the World !! | StarCMC and the Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Gary W. Martini Info from here. †† †† †† †† Private First Class Gary Wayne Martini (September 21, 1948 - April 21, 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism in April 1967 during the Vietnam War. Martini was born on September 21, 1948, in Lexington, Virginia. His early education was completed in Frankford, West Virginia, where he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Allen Dale June, Code Talker ~ 09 April 2018

    04/08/2018 5:01:01 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and the Canteen Crew
    † Our Troops Rock!† Thank you for all you do! † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ~ Hall of Heroes ~Allen Dale June †† †† †† †† From July 6, 2006 DRAPER -- Retired Marine Sgt. Allen Dale June, 84, doesn't say much about his experience as a Navajo Code Talker in World War II. During an appearance Wednesday at the Utah National Guard headquarters, a child asked June if he had...
  • Three heroes from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school

    03/31/2018 3:40:25 PM PDT · by knarf · 6 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | March 31, 2018 | knarf
    Push Hogg off the pages !THESE voices need to be heard of the shoat's !
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Ed W "Too Tall" Freeman ~ 26 March 2018

    03/25/2018 5:05:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!† Thank you for all you do! † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Ed W "Too Tall" FreemanInfo from this website. †† †† †† †† Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman (November 20, 1927 - August 20, 2008) was a United States Army fixed and rotary wing aircraft pilot who received the Medal of Honor on July 16, 2001 for his actions in the Battle of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Peter Lemon ~ 19 March 2018

    03/18/2018 5:03:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † ~ Hall of Heroes ~Peter Lemon Info from here and here.† †† †† †† †† Peter Charles Lemon (born June 5, 1950) is a former United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. He received the award for his actions on April 1, 1970 while serving in Tay Ninh province during the Vietnam War. Lemon is the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John Gillespie Magee, Jr ~ 12 March 2018

    03/11/2018 5:05:20 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 93 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!† Thank you for all you do! † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ~ Hall of Heroes ~John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (Info found here.) †† †† †† †† If you're like me, you don't recognize the name of John Gillespie Magee, Jr.†† But when I got the suggestion from Ms.Behavin for this thread (thank you Ms.B!) I knew I should go check it out and see.† John Magee is the...
  • Valiant soldiers to the end in firefight in Niger

    03/05/2018 5:24:21 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 5, 2018 | Anon
    The helmet cam from one of the SOF guys in the Niger attack has gone live on line. The link is https://youtu.be/MQmtn3IlDqE
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lt Col Jay Zeamer Jr ~ 05 March 2018

    03/04/2018 5:02:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies
    Serving The BEst Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Lt. Col. Jay Zeamer, Jr. Info from here, here and here. †† †† †† †† Jay Zeamer Jr. (July 25, 1918 - March 22, 2007) was a pilot of the United States Army Air Forces in the South Pacific during World War II, and received the Medal of Honor for valor during an air mission on June 16, 1943. Zeamer is one of only seven...
  • SUCKER PUNCH - Muhammad Ali's real roots

    02/06/2006 6:53:45 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 141 replies · 13,425+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 6 February 2006 | Jack Cashill
    "Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 17, 1942, grandson of a slave, began boxing at the age of 12, and, by 18, had fought 108 amateur bouts." In the very first sentence on Ali's life in her essay, "The Cruelest Sport," noted author Joyce Carol Oates shares with the reader one observation beyond the superficial: Ali was born the "grandson of a slave." Oates apparently sees this as the defining fact of Ali's existence. More influential than Oates or anyone else in interpreting Ali to the world was sportscaster Howard Cosell. In his 1973 book,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Hershel W. Williams ~ 26 February 2018

    02/25/2018 5:06:45 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    † Our Troops Rock!† Thank you for all you do! † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ~ Hall of Heroes ~Hershel W. Williams Info from here. †† †† †† †† Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams (born October 2, 1923) is a retired United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Born in Fairmont, West Virginia, on October 2, 1923,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Mary Edwards Walker ~ 12 February 2018

    02/11/2018 5:02:22 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    † Our Troops Rock!† Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ~ Hall of Heroes ~ † Mary Edwards Walker Info from here. Thank you to mountainlion for alerting us to this hero! †† †† †† †† Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 Ė February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. As of 2014, she is the only woman...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lt Cdr Edward "Butch" O'Hare ~ 05 February 2018

    02/04/2018 5:00:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 127 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~Lt. Cdr. Edward "Butch" O'Hare Info from here.             Edward Henry Butch O'Hare was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward Joseph O'Hare and Selma O'Hare. Butch had two sisters, Patricia and Marilyn. When their parents divorced in 1927, Butch and his sisters stayed with their mother Selma in St. Louis while their father Edward moved to Chicago. Butch's father was a lawyer...