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  • School bus driver hailed a hero for rescuing 22 students from raging fire

    11/20/2018 12:12:39 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 11/20/2018 | CBS
    A remarkable story of a school bus driver's heroism is emerging from the devastating fire in Paradise, California. On Nov. 8, Kevin McKay responded to an emergency call. He went to Ponderosa Elementary, picked up 22 students, and drove them away from the fast-moving Camp Fire. Knowing his own family had evacuated, he felt it was his responsibility to make sure so many other children were safe as well.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John Ripley ~ 19 November 2018

    11/18/2018 5:04:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 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 Ripley Info from here.              John Walter Ripley (June 29, 1939–October 28, 2008) was a United States Marine Corps officer who received the Navy Cross for his actions in combat during the Vietnam War. On Easter morning 1972, Captain Ripley, repeatedly exposed himself to intense enemy fire...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Charles F Carey Jr ~ 05 November 2018

    11/04/2018 5:02:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 31 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 ~ Charles F. Carey, Jr. Info from here.             Charles F. Carey, Jr. (died January 9, 1945) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II. Carey joined the Army from Cheyenne, Wyoming,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Barney F Hajiro ~ 29 October 2018

    10/28/2018 5:06:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 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 ~ Barney F. Hajiro Info from here.             Barney F. Hajiro (September 16, 1916 – January 21, 2011) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II. Hajiro was born in Hawaii, the eldest of nine children born to Japanese immigrant parents who had moved from Hiroshima...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Carlos Lozada ~ 22 October 2018

    10/21/2018 5:04:56 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 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 ~ Carlos Lozada All info and photos from this website.             Carlos James Lozada (September 6, 1946 – November 20, 1967), was a Private First Class in the United States Army and was killed in action in Vietnam. He was one of five Puerto Ricans who were posthumously awarded the...
  • President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor – Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.

    10/18/2018 1:09:04 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    White House YouTube channel ^ | on Oct 17, 2018 | White House
    President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Darrell Robins Lindsey ~ 15 October 2018

    10/14/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 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 ~ Darrell Robins Lindsey Info from here.             Darrell Robins Lindsey (December 30, 1919–August 9, 1944) was a bomber pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. Lindsey was born in Jefferson, Iowa, to Jesse Lyle and Grace Alice Lindsey. After graduating from high school in Fort Dodge in 1938, he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Finnis Dawson McCleery ~ 08 October 2018

    10/07/2018 5:05:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 replies
    Serving The Bst 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 ~Finnis Dawson McCleery Info from this website.             Finnis Dawson McCleery (December 25, 1927 – July 11, 2002) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.McCleery joined the Army from San Angelo,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John Adams ~ 01 October 2018

    09/30/2018 5:04:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 41 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 ~ SFC John Adams Info from here.             Staff Sergeant Adams interdicted three Anti-Iraqi Forces, and his efforts resulted in the confiscation of numerous small arms and explosive ordinance... "THE YOUNG OUTDOORSMAN" It was fortunate for John Adams that Hillsboro, Illinois, had a lot of wide-open spaces. The woods and fields outside of town became his boyhood playground. Fishing, hunting, camping and playing...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: General Raymond Davis ~ 24 September 2018

    09/23/2018 5:04:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 24 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 ~General Raymond DavisInfo and photos from this website.             General Raymond G. Davis, 13 Jan 1915 - 03 Sept 2003,who earned the Medal of Honor in Korea in 1950, retired from active duty March 31, 1972, after more than 33 years on active duty. His last assignment was as Assistant...
  • Little Did She Know (She's Kissed a Hero)

    09/11/2018 2:35:10 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 17 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 9/11/18 | self
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcLGLbYyeHQ Little Did She Know (She's Kissed a Hero)
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: MAJ Louis Cukela ~ 10 September 2018

    09/09/2018 5:08:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 47 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 ~ MAJ Louis CukelaInfo from this website.             Born at Sabenes, Austria, on May 1, 1888, he is a double recipient of the Medal of Honor, one by the Army and one by the Navy for the same action in World War I. He was serving at the time as...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Nicholas Oresko ~ 27 August 2018

    08/26/2018 5:12:58 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 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 ~ Nicholas Oresko Info from here.             Nicholas Oresko (January 18, 1917 – October 4, 2013) was a United States Army veteran and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions on 23 January 1945, during World War II. Born on January...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lawrence Joel ~ 20 August 2018

    08/19/2018 5:02:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 154 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 ~Lawrence Joel Info from here.             Lawrence Joel (February 22, 1928–February 4, 1984) was a United States Army Sergeant First Class who served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While serving in Vietnam, as a medic with the rank of Specialist Five assigned to 1st Battalion of the 503rd...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Julia Child ~ 13 August 2018

    08/12/2018 5:06:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 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 ~Julia Child Info from this website.             Julia Child: 1912-2004 Julia McWilliams Child was born Aug. 19, 1912, and was, she has said, "an adolescent until I was 30." One of her grandfathers left Illinois in 1849 when he was 16 to pan for gold in California. Her mother,...
  • Amazing video captures final act of Air Force Medal of Honor recipients’ LAST stand in Afghanistan

    08/10/2018 10:27:05 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 39 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/10/18 | USA Features
    The Real Deal: While idiot NFL players were busy kneeling and protesting America during Thursday night’s official preseason launch, the family of an Air Force hero was grieving his loss. The Air Force released stunning video of Tech Sgt. John Chapman’s final stand in Afghanistan, where he died recently in the heat of battle. [Air Force-released video accompanies story]
  • Someday, Perhaps, We'll Celebrate The Heroes Of Stalin's Russia

    08/09/2018 2:27:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune 1994 ^ | 1994 | Adam Hochschild
    Of all the extraordinary things about "Schindler's List," perhaps the most striking is that it was nearly 50 years after Oskar Schindler's risky acts of heroism before someone made a movie about him. In coming to terms with genocide-something we've had to do a lot of in this century-there seem to be several stages. The first is denial. The second is to acknowledge what happened. And a third is to look for the Schindlers. Because so much has been written about Germans coming to terms with the Holocaust, we often forget that Russians face a similar task. Stalin held power...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: SSG Robby Miller ~ 06 August 2018

    08/05/2018 5:11:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 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 ~SSG Robby Miller             Medal of Honor: Colleagues recall heroics of 'happy warrior' By Henry Cuningham Military editorThe ambush started with a shout of "Allah akbar!" - Arabic for "God is great."Then the bullets poured in on Staff Sgt. Robby Miller's Special Forces team and the Afghan soldiers with...
  • Editorial: Korean War was a laudable cause that has brought freedom for millions

    08/02/2018 11:32:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | August 2, 2018 | Editorial Staff
    Our country rightly paused last week to honor the service of America’s Korean War veterans and to note our continuing interest in helping protect a democratic South Korea. Fighting in the Korean War came to a halt 65 years ago, when negotiations finally yielded an armistice that halted hostilities, created the Demilitarized Zone and separated the Korean Peninsula into a north-south division. The conflict, which included some of the American military’s most desperate battles and most inspiring demonstrations of heroism, took the lives of 36,000 Americans. Among the dead was Marine Pfc. Edward “Babe” Gomez of Omaha, a graduate of...
  • Watch: Joint Base Pearl Harbor HI - VP Pence at Return of POWs

    08/01/2018 4:55:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 23 replies
    So powerful to watch POWs returning home. History...