Honoring Heroes On Memorial Day 2017

Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth; Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth… ~Thomas Moore World War II Navy Medic Fred Lester Medal of Honor Recipiant While serving as a Medical Corpsman with an Assault Rifle Platoon, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa, 8 June 1945, Medic First Class Lester spotted a […]

Student Honors Heroes on Memorial Day

My phenomenal granddaughter, Belle, will receive her University degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude next month.  When she was in eighth grade her class visited Washington D.C.  She wrote about her impressions of the Iwo Jima Memorial. The Iwo Jima Memorial has a very unique style. It is designed so that when you are driving around […]

Honoring a Hero on Memorial Day

Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure ~Abraham Lincoln Roy P. Benavidez, Medal of Honor Winner Staff Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez United States Army distinguished himself by a series of daring and extremely valorous actions on 2 May, 1968 while assigned to Detachment B56, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st […]

He Gave All He Had to Secure Our Liberty

rather than leaping from the gunner’s hatch to safety, Private McGinnis made the courageous decision to protect his crew. In a selfless act of bravery, in which he was mortally wounded, Private McGinnis covered the live grenade, pinning it between his body and the vehicle and absorbing most of the explosion.