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  • 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Eddie Rickenbacker ~ 29 January 2018

    01/28/2018 5:03:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 118 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 ~ Eddie Rickenbacker Info from here. †† †† †† †† Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 Ė July 27, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime head of Eastern Air Lines. He...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Maj Troy Scott ~ 22 January 2018

    01/21/2018 5:02:35 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole 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 ~ Troy Scott Info from here. †† †† †† †† "We have the world's largest, baddest army," said Major Troy Scott of the Army National Guard, while explaining how easily stereotypes against other nations' militaries can often arise. "But when you're building a coalition, you have to get past those obstacles." MAJ...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Maj Marci Hodge ~ 15 January 2018

    01/14/2018 5:00:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 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 ~ Marci Hodge Info from here. †† †† †† †† "In this job, you find out what you're made of; if you can hack it or not."Recently promoted to Major, Marci Hodge knows a thing or two about what she's made of. She's spent ten years in the Army; 5 years on...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Herschel Briles ~ 20 November 2017

    11/19/2017 5:05:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 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 ~Herschel F. Briles Story from this website. ¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬† Herschel F. Briles (February 7, 1914 ‚Äď July 17, 1994) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration‚ÄĒthe Medal of Honor‚ÄĒfor his actions in World War II. Briles joined the Army from Fort Des...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: SSG Clinton Romesha ~ 13 November 2017

    11/12/2017 5:25:59 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 replies
    Srving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole 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 ~ SSG Clinton Romesha Info from here. †† †† †† †† Clinton Lovar "Clint" Romesha (born August 1981) is a former United States Army staff sergeant. He received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Kamdesh in 2009 during the war in Afghanistan. Born into a family with a strong...
  • The heroes of Sutherland Springs

    11/06/2017 9:48:26 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 6, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Before the Texas church shooter encountered any police officers, he was run off a highway and dead. He had been shot and chased by two private citizens who took it upon themselves to respond to a heinous crime when no one with a badge was anywhere to be found. The church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is another heart-breaking chapter in the countryís epidemic of mass shootings. Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed 26 people and wounded another 20, accounting for nearly everyone in the small church. Dressed in black tactical gear, he killed the pastorís 14-year-old daughter and eight...
  • Texas church gunman was shot by hero plumber Stephen Willeford...before 100mph car chase (tr)

    11/06/2017 4:03:31 AM PST · by ETL · 270 replies
    Evening Standard (UK) ^ | November 6, 2017 | BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER David Gardner
    Full title: Revealed: how Texas church gunman was shot by hero plumber Stephen Willeford and another passer-by before 100mph car chase BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER David Gardner Stephen Willeford, 55, grabbed his own rifle and rushed to confront Devin Kelley after being told an attack was underway by his daughter.As he arrived outside the church he came face-to-face with Kelley.Mr Willeford, a plumber with no military experience, shot him in the side through a gap in his body armour, forcing the killer to flee.Mr Willeford and another passing resident, Johnnie Langedorff, then chased him at almost 100 miles per hour in a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John R Fox ~ 06 November 2017

    11/05/2017 5:01:47 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | StarCMC & 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 R. Fox Info from here. †† †† †† †† John Robert Fox (May 18, 1915ĖDecember 26, 1944) was killed in action when he deliberately called for artillery fire on his own position, after his position was overrun, in order to defeat a German attack in the vicinity of Sommocolonia, northern Italy...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Fr. Vincent Capodanno ~ 30 October 2017

    10/29/2017 5:03:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 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 ~ Fr. Vincent CapodannoInfo from this website. ¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬† Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno (February 13, 1929‚ÄďSeptember 4, 1967) was a United States Navy chaplain and a recipient of America's highest military decoration - the Medal of Honor - for actions during the Vietnam War. Vincent Capodanno was born in...
  • Free Market Central Interview: Lawrence Reed On Libertarian Heroes

    10/27/2017 11:05:01 AM PDT · by sloop3
    FreeMarketCentral.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | Free Market Central
    From football stars to entertainment figures to politicians, it seems that every other day America witnesses the fall of yet another icon. Are we celebrating the wrong people? Exactly what makes a hero? Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, recently spoke to Free Market Central about his book, ďReal Heroes: Inspiring True Stories Of Courage, Character and Conviction."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: NEMO ~ 23 October 2017

    10/22/2017 5:01:42 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole 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 ~ NEMO Info from here and here †† †† †† †† †In March 1965, military working dogs were approved for use in Vietnam. By July 17th, forty teams had been deployed to three bases - Tan Son Nhut, Ben Hoa and DaNang. This was only the beginning, by the end of the year there were 99 dogs in the country. By September 1966 more than 500...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Ty Carter ~ 16 October 2017

    10/15/2017 5:17:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 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 ~ Ty Carter Info from here. †† †† †† †† Ty Michael Carter (born January 1980) is a United States Army staff sergeant and recipient of the Medal of Honor, the United States of America's highest military honor, for his actions at the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan. Carter and Army Sergeant...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez ~ 09 October 2017

    10/08/2017 5:02:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 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 ~ Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez Info and photos from this website. †† †† †† †† As the medevac chopper landed the wounded were examined one by one. Staff Sergeant Benavidez could only hear what was going on around him. He had over thirty seven puncture wounds. His intestines were exposed. He could not...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Alonzo Cushing ~ 02 October 2017

    10/01/2017 5:14:45 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 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 ~ † Alonzo Cushing Info from here. † †† †† †† †† Alonzo Hersford Cushing (January 19, 1841 Ė July 3, 1863) was an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He died at the Battle of Gettysburg while defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett's Charge....
  • Pittsburgh Steelers' player Alejandro Villanueva is a HERO Among COWARDS

    09/25/2017 11:42:52 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/25/2017 | Todd Starnes
    Alejandro Villanueva is an American hero. He's a West Point graduate, former Army Ranger, served 3 tours in Afghanistan, recipient of the Bronze Star for valor and Bronze Star for overseas service. He also plays football for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over the weekend, the Steelers decided they would remain inside the locker room during the National Anthem. Every single member of the Pittsburgh Steelers hid in the locker room -- except for one. Alejandro Villanueva.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Drummer Boy Willie Johnston ~ 25 September 2017

    09/24/2017 5:01:30 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 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 ~ Drummer Boy Willie Johnston Info from here and here. †† †† †† †† William E. "Willie" Johnston, drummer boy of Company D, 3rd Vermont Infantry, has the distinction of being the youngest soldier to ever receive the Medal of Honor, presented to him at age 11 for gallantry on the battlefield in...
  • Trump to award medal of honor to Vietnam veteran

    09/20/2017 5:18:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 20, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Ret. Army Capt. Gary M. Rose, a Vietnam War veteran, for risking his life as a medic to provide emergency treatment to his fellow troops. Rose, who lives in Huntsville, Ala., is expected to receive the nation's highest military honor on Oct. 23, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday. Rose was awarded the nationís second highest medal for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, in 1971. Members of the military and Congress have lobbied for years for him to receive the Medal of Honor, according to Stars and Stripes...
  • People Rescue Air Jordans from Foot Locker During Hurricane Irma

    09/11/2017 10:11:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    Volunteers came out rescue Air Jordans and other shoes from Foot Locker during Hurricane Irma before rising flood water would have ruined them.