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Van T. Barfoot died

We got this e-mail forwared to us... remembering one badass American by the name of Van T. Barfoot. It's been edited for grammar, and we added the full text of his citation for the Medal of Honor. Barfoot died in 2012, over two years ago, but his courage, in World War II and more recently, deserves to be remembered.

Remember the guy who wouldn't take the flag pole down on his Virginia property a while back?

You might remember the news story several months ago about a crotchety old man in Virginia who defied his local Homeowners Association, and refused to take down the flag pole on his property along with the large American flag he flew on it...

REMEMBERING THE NAVAL BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL

Callaghan’s Night Action
By Harold Hutchison

Tomorrow will mark the 72nd anniversary of one of the most unsung naval victories in American history. Off the coast of Guadalcanal, an outnumbered, outgunned American naval force held off a planned bombardment by the Imperial Japanese Navy – saving countless Marine lives.

Lead by Rear Admiral Daniel Judson Callaghan, the force of two heavy cruisers, a light cruiser, two anti-aircraft cruisers, and eight destroyers faced off against two modernized battlecruisers, a light cruiser, and fourteen destroyers. The American destroyers were further crippled by a lack of reliable torpedoes.

Long Live the Nordic Spirit : Norwegian Special Forces Display it's Mystique

SOF Salutes our Norwegian allies who fought along side us in Afghanistan since 2001. Ten were killed, seven by I.E.D.s out of a small contingency that joined ISIF that peaked at 500 Special Forces. Thank you and R.I.P. To those who gave all.
Norwegian Special Forces video "Invaders must Die" by the Prodigy background sound.

FILIPINO MARINE FORCE RECON BATTALION COURSE : NOT ALLOWED IN THE U.S. MILITARY

FORCE RECON BADASSERY: Do or Die
Filipino Special Forces undergo high pressure sharpshooting and airborne training in order receive the coveted Force Recon badge of honor that only 300 of 9000 troops hold. 50% fail or back out of the high stakes sharp shooting challenge alone.

The Filipino Special Forces, including the Marine Scout Snipers, work alongside U.S. Forces that have been given rights to operate from three to five bases in the Philippines. The allies track down the terrorists and prepare in the event of a China aggression, although the latter is denied by U.S. officials.

VIETNAM VETS HONORED

Two Receive Long-Delayed Medals of Honor
By SOF

Two Vietnam veterans were awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic acts that had been lost in history. The medals were presented on 15 September to Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and surviving family members of Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat.

Dominican Republic Cellphone Defense Technique!

Some things just aren't up for grabs. For the times when protection is not available, check this cell phone defense technique. Better yet, watch the passerby's reactions.
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Check out this Wild Veteran's Mace and Waterboard Challenge

Anyone For a Canadian vs. U.S Tug of War?

Master Corporal John Calestino of the Windsor Regiment Canada challenges a U.S National Guardsman in Camp Aturburry Indiana

Video by Captain Tristain Hartsfield 31 Canadian Brigade Group

Madman Saturday

WEEKEND PLANS, "Do or Die" Can you survive this mad adventure?

Brought to you by National Geographic so just live with the short ad, this gets good.

Badass sharp shooter. Bored with your weekend workouts?

STILL JUMPING AT 93!!

Navajo Code Talkers: The Uncrackable Language

By Cpl. Chelsea Flowers Anderson, USMC

Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez was born “among the oak trees” in Chichiltah, N.M. He spent his childhood herding sheep for his grandmother before leaving the close-knit community to attend a boarding high school in Tuba City, Ariz. It was there that Nez learned about a secret Marine Corps mission that would take him far away from his people and into the battlefields of World War II.

Close behind the Bougainville front lines, Navajo Code Talkers Cpl. Henry Blake Jr. and Pfc. George H. Kirk, both serving with a Marine signal unit, are shown operating a portable radio set in a clearing they have hacked from the dense jungle in Dec. 1943. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Division)

LAST ORIGINAL CODETALKER DIES

Chester Nez Passes On at 93
By Harold Hutchison

The last of the 29 men who started the Navajo Codetalker program that helped save the lives of countless Marines and GIs in the Pacific Theater of World War II died earlier this week. Chester Nez was 93.

Chester Nez (center), one of the 29 original codetalkers, during WWII.
(U.S. Navy photo)

VIDEO TRIBUTE TO CSM MARTIN RAY BARRERAS

Tribute to a soldier whose career included taking part in the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.