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Profiles in Courage: Hershel "Woody" Williams Explains the Qualities of a Good Marine

Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams discusses the Battle of Iwo Jima’s impact on his life and the sacrifice of his fellow Marines.

To Hershel “Woody” Williams, the Medal of Honor he wears around his neck does not belong to him. 718 more words

Military History

Inspirational: My Father Escaped the Nazi's and Then Taught Me Everything I Know

Popular Mechanics senior home editor Roy Berendsohn sits down with his father Oscar to talk about the advice and inspiration he received from his dad, a veteran and satellite engineer. 537 more words

World War II History

In Memoriam: MSgt. Rodney Buentello, USMC

Rodney Buentello, a retired Marine master sergeant, is being hailed a hero after sacrificing his life to save others.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help the family of retired Marine Master Sgt. 315 more words


Profiles in Courage: The Tank Killers of Roughneck 91

I highly recommend the book Roughneck 91: The Amazing True Story of a Special Forces A-Team at War. This happened early on in the War and did not get a lot of coverage, but next to the Marines at Fallujah, this is definitely one of the most amazing stories of the War. 296 more words

Military History

Profiles in Courage: "He Was One Of Us"

Not sure if any of you caught this story last night on ABC News, but it was a good’un.

It is stories like this that as a historian and veteran, I absolutely love to learn about, mostly because you won’t find it in any official history books. 477 more words

Military History