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SECNAV Recognizes Heroism of World War II Vet

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, presented the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device to a former Sailor during a ceremony on Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., Jan. 17.

Mabus presented the long-awaited medal to Carl E. Clark, a 95-year-old African-American for his actions during World War II.

"Mr. Clark's service was honorable, but his DD-214 was missing one entry," Mabus said.

Former WWII medical officer receives long overdue medals

Eugene M. Narsete, M.D., was presented the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal by Col. Sean Murphy, Deputy Assistant Surgeon General for Healthcare Operations, during a dinner celebrating Narsete's 90th birthday, Jan 7, 2012.

Narsete performed duty within the continental United States for one year during WWII as a private first class. He then attended medical school at Loyola University with the promise he would return to serve as a doctor in the U.S. Armed Forces.

USAMU Provides Advanced Marksmanship Training (AMT)

Friday on Fort Benning's Easley Range had dawned with fog, obscuring the target frames 600 yards away. It was afternoon now, the grass had dried, and the wind that rose and fell, lifting the fog, blew on our cheeks. The treetops were swaying in the breeze and the range flags stood out straight. Full value wind, about eight miles per hour, right to left.

Soldiers play key role in fielding lighter machine gun

The Army recognized the M240L 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun among the 2010 Army Greatest Inventions (AGI) during an Oct. 11 awards ceremony at the Association of the United States Army Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Army's first titanium machine gun was in good company, sharing the limelight with no less than five other Picatinny AGI winners out of a field of 10 honorees.

"The recognition validated the value the gun delivers to Soldiers," said Tom Walsh, M240 Product Director, Project Manager Soldier Weapons.

10th Mountain Division NCO receives Soldier's Medal

A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier who pulled passengers to safety from a burning tour bus July 22 on Interstate 90 was awarded the prestigious Soldier's Medal on Tuesday in Fort Drum's Multipurpose Auditorium.

Sgt. Jacob J. Perkins, 28, a forward observer with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, stood tall before the loud cheers and applause of his fellow Soldiers, his squadron, brigade and division command groups, New York State Police officials and a Canadian family he helped save from the fire.

Hawaii Five-O Disses Vets?

Nearly two dozen World War II veterans were prevented from paying their respects to their fallen comrades due to the filming of a scene for the hit CBS series Hawaii Five-O.

M4s, 240Bs, and Shotguns

Video by 20th Public Affairs Detachment

Recognizing the Monford Point Marines

African-American Marines, whose service in World War II has been widely ignored, are soon to receive recognition from the Marine Corps.

Special Forces Soldiers save motorist's life, earn them Soldier's Medal

A leisurely motorcycle ride through Mount Rainier National Park forever changed the lives of Sgt. 1st Class Anton Engelmann and Staff Sgt. Marc Emmi.

A sports utility vehicle was overturned in the raging Nisqually River, and a man was trapped inside. Instincts kicked into high gear for the two Special Forces Soldiers, and without regard to their own safety, jumped into the water and pulled the man to the shoreline.

Park rangers called in emergency medical support and the rescued man survived.

AFSOC's first MC-130J Combat Shadow II arrives at Cannon AFB

Airmen assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing held an aircraft acceptance ceremony Sept. 29 on the flightline here for the arrival of Air Force Special Operations Command's first MC-130J Combat Shadow II.

Lt. Gen. Eric E. Fiel, the AFSOC commander, and Brig. Gen. Stephen Clark, the AFSOC director of plans, programs, requirements and assignments, were part of the official party flying the aircraft here for delivery to the 522nd Special Operations Squadron from the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta, Ga.

SECDEF Announces Stationing of Aegis Ships at Rota, Spain

Statement made Oct. 5 by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on stationing Aegis ships at Rota, Spain:


After 66 years, Navy Corpsman Bill “Doc” Lynne, of George Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST MARDIV was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” attachment for heroic action during the Battle for Okinawa by Major General Lawrence D. Nicholson, in Detroit, Michigan, on Sept. 10, 2011.

During WWII in the Pacific Theater, George Company Marines had fought valiantly and bravely at Tulagi, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Talasea and Peleliu. Never before had the Japanese been defeated until they faced the United States Marine Corps.


As acolytes of Saul Alinsky who preached the politics of personal destruction, liberals consistently demonize their opponents as either stupid or evil. Since nobody can honestly oppose their worldview, those are the only two alternatives. It's one or the other, sometimes both, but never neither.

The libs couldn't claim Nixon was stupid, so he had to be evil. They couldn't make the sale that Reagan was evil, so he had to be stupid. Infected with BDS, they raged at Bush 42 for being both.

Gen. David Petraeus Retirement Ceremony

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Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller

Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller

What is it?

The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. Since the medal's creation in 1862, there have been more than 3,400 recipients; more than 2,000 of those were Soldiers.

What has the Army done?