Category Archives: Congressional Gold Medal

Congressional Gold Medal of Honor Is Not the Same Thing as the Medal of Honor

There is a big difference between the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Gold_Medal, usually referred to as the Congressional Gold Medal, and the Medal of Honor – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medal_of_Honor. From the first link (the Gold Medal): Congressional Gold Medal From … Continue reading

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RIP Richard “Dick” Cole, Doolittle Raider April 9, 2019

Updated with a link to several more Virtual Cemeteries. I was at home last night when I saw the note on Facebook about Doolittle Raider Dick Cole dying. He was 103 years old and the last surviving member of the … Continue reading

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Tuskegee Airmen Remembered

I have a friend, Aldee “Al” Miller, who was briefly a Tuskegee Airman – http://tuskegeeairmen.org/. Once they figured out he was color-blind, he was disqualified. He related to me the story of how he learned how to cheat the system … Continue reading

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What Started My Love for History and Reading – Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Updated April 17, 2019 to include the death of Richard Cole (died April 9, 2019, age 103) and add Tags. What started my love for history in general, and military history specifically, as well as reading, was one book. Thirty … Continue reading

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Historian Ed Bearss Throws Out First Pitch

If you notice the background on my blog, specifically this part, you may wonder why I chose it. There’s a reason and the reason it tied to the individual, Ed Bearss, that is the focus of this blog post. I … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raiders to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Updated April 17, 2019 – the four living Raiders have passed on. As reported on the Doolittle Raiders Facebook page, Congress has passed a bill to award the Doolittle Raiders the Congressional Gold Medal. The bill now heads to the … Continue reading

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