Category Archives: Medal of Honor

The Problem with Cemeteries and GPS When Multiple Cemeteries Are Adjacent – July 12, 2019

When I first had the thought to do this post, I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Then I had an Aha (or Eureka effect) moment. My eyes saw it, but missed it. However, my brain put 2 … Continue reading

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Military Antiques and Penry Museum, Petaluma, California – July 11, 2019

As I talked about museums earlier today – What I Enjoy About Themed Posts July 11, 2019, I decided to pick a museum on Roadside America that has been showing up on their main page for a bit – Military … Continue reading

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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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The Man Who fought a War without a Weapon – YouTube Video

Medal of Honor Recipient, Desmond Doss, World War II medic who did not carry a weapon – The Man Who fought a War without a Weapon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8AggbAVSNQ (about 15:32 long). If you have seen the movie Hacksaw Ridge, you are … Continue reading

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Medal of Honor Book: Featured Vlogger of the Week March 26, 2019

Since yesterday was Medal of Honor Day, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medal_of_Honor_Day, I chose today’s Featured Vlogger of the Week to be Medal of Honor Book: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFggYNhgU-m4W-meF9BXbCw. It has 117 videos. Several of the links on the About page are broken – did find … Continue reading

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Interesting Little Known Coast Guard Medal of Honor Facts

If you go to Wikipedia and most Medal of Honor related websites, you hear about the three (3) Medal of Honor designs – Army, Navy, and Air Force. However, if you read this section of Wikipedia’s Medal of Honor article: … Continue reading

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Remembering Medal of Honor Day – March 25, 2019

Apparently Wikipedia thinks it’s a national federal holiday – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medal_of_Honor_Day. It’s not – https://militarybenefits.info/medal-of-honor-day/. Celebrating National Medal of Honor Day National Medal of Honor Day is not a federal holiday; banks do not close, U.S. Post Office facilities remain open, … Continue reading

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Thank You to BillionGraves Contributor for Rear Admiral Fluckey’s Headstone Photo

I posted about Rear Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey also known as “Lucky Fluckey” in this blog post: The Sub That Sank a Train. Thank you to Beth, BillionGraves contributor, for taking and transcribing the photo. You can view the image … Continue reading

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USS Michael Monsoor DDG 1001 Commissioned January 26, 2019

USS Michael Monsoor DDG 1001 Commissioned January 26, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/DDG1001/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARBlNfLUOCcfV7j71RSdcf8zS3qeDdt5HtKmkKRkMM65yFiS7yA6IpZ-36-7CDu67CB7JRKQs-8QSOT1&fref=mentions. Saw it posted on the U. S. Pacific Fleet’s Facebook page a little bit ago: https://www.facebook.com/USPacificFleet/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARD5bjMGt-Ck4J-ixuPEw3y2URdAkbVZ58TA6sIu02FHgm6uwAApy6CenntrY1a_QgS8XI3_2mL0ChoN&hc_ref=ARQB-kGz_pdCgOgaXhJgf2XaoSztMUM-yu9CKVciwCbnsKNfVTmpGq0fsfGEOwGy68o&fref=nf&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBPUD1tz_flfGG7EDyD3AQeZPE83czUN71MGyuvNWM24LeeU9fBH1pR66ppRtZ19j2chqB_o700EWcoBsbdriiVSJLWEmGy5jgj0S5Wv26K93oh6NUduFbTMc6NFC4R31C9y95c4Jv8mhfiAFHDgkSN6xHjT1t0mi6xJGBwDSgTjba_oMvA6KTUATrjcszc6niAjT9nQTlkQ9XAdldCK1M-5y5qKMKnHSToeAA6lqJAbgsZabgREx7yfXJoAEGSLG-0xcvXD2WVGb-KRIxLf8qdiUW_I_D9TrBo8vlShyH9rR_KXkOKtI6wCpcYglUIGoC5VpYJySnMhnKwB4hSMLgqdEm4CUyvJ0SoH_4mFtkpB-jJEadu. You can learn more about the ship on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Michael_Monsoor. Michael A. Monsoor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_A._Monsoor. … Continue reading

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Erwin Russell Bleckley, Medal of Honor, to Be Recognized in Wichita on October 6, 2018

Fixed link that was pointed to the wrong place. I will post more information as the date gets closer, but Erwin Russell Bleckley, World War I Medal of Honor recipient, will be recognized on the 100th anniversary of his death.  … Continue reading

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