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CPT Ed Freeman

Captain Ed W. Freeman, United States Army, of Boise, Idaho, who distinguished himself by numerous acts of conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary intrepidity on 14 November 1965 while serving with Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). 297 more words

Army

Legislation of the Thirty-Seventh U.S. Congress

July 16, 1862 – The lack of southern opposition made the Thirty-seventh U.S. Congress one of the most productive in history, as the Republican majority worked to enact nearly every plank of their party platform. 1,234 more words

Military

Get to Know USS John Finn (DDG 113)

The U.S. Navy‘s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS John Finn (DDG 113), is set to be commissioned in a ceremony at… 77 more words

Oscar

With An Amazing Record of Service, US Flying Ace George Davis Died When He Took On 12 MiGs

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R.I.P.Major George A. Davis Jr. December 1, 1920 -February 10, 1952.

In all the airspace in all the world, there was no other place Major George Davis would rather be than “MiG Alley.”  Bordering the Yalu river over the Northwest part of North Korea, this slice of the sky would be the scene of numerous dogfights… 1,104 more words

Creating the Medal of Honor

When the Civil War began, the U.S. military had few medals or awards to recognize bravery or exemplary conduct.  General George Washington created the Purple Heart in 1782 to recognize “singularly meritorious action;” a Certificate of Merit recognized bravery under fire during the Mexican-American War, but it did not provide for any medal.  1,042 more words

Personalities

American World War 2 Medal Of Honor Recipient Became Commandant Of The Marine Corps

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R.I.P.General Louis H.Wilson Jr. February 11, 1920, June 21, 2005.

There have been a few Commandants who had been recipients of the Medal of Honor, but Louis H. 1,056 more words

Marine Who Held Machine Gun Alone Was Found Next Morning With Over 200 Dead Enemies Around Him

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This man’s bravery is beyond description.

The history of war is comprised of many occupational specialties necessary for military victory.  Within the culture of Military Service, one would often find rivalries associated with these roles.  1,088 more words