Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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This Post Was Suggested By Mike

1st Lt. Vernon Baker
1st Lt. Vernon Baker
 90 years old from St. Maries, Idaho
 370th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division December 17, 1919- July 13, 2010

  U.S. Army

From Lt. Baker's Medal Of Honor citation:

 For extraordinary heroism in action on 5 and 6 April 1945, near Viareggio, Italy. Then Second Lieutenant Baker demonstrated outstanding courage and leadership in destroying enemy installations, personnel, and equipment during his company's attack against a strongly entrenched enemy in mountainous terrain. When his company was stopped by the concentration of fire from several machine gun emplacements, he crawled to one position and destroyed it, killing three Germans. Continuing forward, he attacked an enemy observation post and killed two occupants. With the aid of one of his men, Lieutenant Baker attacked two more machine gun nests, killing or wounding the four enemy soldiers occupying these positions. He then covered the evacuation of the wounded personnel of his company by occupying an exposed position and drawing the enemy's fire. On the following night Lieutenant Baker voluntarily led a battalion advance through enemy mine fields and heavy fire toward the division objective. Second Lieutenant Baker's fighting spirit and daring leadership were an inspiration to his men and exemplify the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.

You can read more about Lt. Baker  here


 These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

 Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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This Post Was Suggested By Lisa

Mike Berry
 A different post this week. I don't know anything about Mr. Berry's service, all I do know is that he, and his family, need our help. Mike Berry has served in the Army and National Guard for 23 years and in 2012 was experiencing strange smells, shakiness and feeling faint. Then one day, while making dinner, he passed out. He was taken to the ER where they found a brain tumor.

You can find more information about Mr. Berry, and how you can help,here 


 These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

 Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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WASP
WASP

  U.S.
Army Air Forces

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization. In 1943 they were created when the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) were merged together. The female pilots of the WASP ended up numbering 1,074, each freeing a male pilot for combat service and duties. They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. The WASP was granted veteran status in 1977, and given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. Some 25,000 women applied to join the WASP, but only 1,830 were accepted and took the oath. Only 1,074 of them passed the training and joined. Thirty-eight died flying in the WASP
You can read more about WASP  here 

 These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero. 

 Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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This Post Was Suggested By SJ


The Forgotten 14

 Samuel Gerald Dean, Edward Joseph Wolbers, Radamés E. Cáceres, Douglas Laurent Dauphin, Bert Garland Sauls Jr., Kenneth N. Markle, Louis Karp, James Henry Henderson, Douglas Vincent Schmoker, Howard George Sewell, George M. Durrett, Robert H. Watson, Harold Edwin Richards &James Dixon Fore

 December 22nd, 1943
  U.S. Army Air Corps
Three days before Christmas in 1943, two hours past midnight, 14 men climbed into an airplane and lifted into the dark sky over the slumbering hamlet of West Palm Beach. Their journey lasted but a few moments, and killed every one of them.

You can read more  here and here


 These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

 Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Capt. Linda Bray

Capt. Linda Bray 
 53 years old from Clemmons, North Carolina
 988th Military Police Company

  U.S. Army

Capt. Linda Bray made national headlines when she became the first woman in U.S. history to lead troops into combat during the 1989 invasion of Panama. As a result she was met with a lot of resistance and anger to what she had accomplished because she was a woman. Bray and 45 soldiers under her command, nearly all of them men, encountered a unit of Panamanian special operations soldiers holed up inside a military barracks and dog kennel. They killed three of the enemy and took one prisoner before the rest were forced to flee.

You can read more about Capt. Bray here


 These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

 Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Visit to National D Day Memorial

After participating in the Patriot Guard riders mission on June 7 (see previous post)
we headed down to Bedford,Virginia to visit the National D Day Memorial

The link to the pics we took is  Here

and here's 2 videos that Tony took




Patriot Guard Rider mission in June

Way late in posting this, but back on June 7 we were finally able to participate in a
Patriot Guard Rider mission..this was a happy one, escorting wounded warriors with
  Project Healing Waters to a fly fishing invitational at Mossy Creek

We got up Way earlier than I would ever normally get up on a Saturday off work,lol, and of course we don't have a bike, we put our car flags on our 'cage' as they call it



                                  and joined the other riders

getting ready to head out


None of the videos I took turned out :(  We ended up bringing up the rear of the caravan, but I do think some of the pictures below show just how awesome it is to see one of these escorts! The town of Bridgewater had up a welcome sign




and flags lining the street

               
  and these pictures are after the escort has ended, when everyone continued to the end of the road after the Project Healing Waters vans had turned off.


It's been too long since we've been able to go on a Patriot Guard mission, and it was so wonderful to be part of this one! :)

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Wednesday Hero


This post was suggested by  SJ

Cpl. Tom Jones, Jr.

Cpl. Tom Jones, Jr.
 89 years old from Hogback, New Mexico
 3rd Division, Unit 297, Navajo Code Talkers 767 and Navajo Code Talkers 642 Platoons
 1925? - May 12, 2014
    U.S. Marines

Another Navajo Code Talker has passed away. Tom Jones, Jr. passed away on May 12.

 Be warned, reading the article below will make you angry. The conditions these men, these veterans, live in is just unforgivable.
You can read more about Cpl. Jones  here  


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

 Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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