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Monthly Archives: September 2021

NATE BOYER: FROM AFGHAN FIRE FIGHTS TO THE NFL?

Nate Boyer exhibited typical Special Forces resourcefulness when he decided at an advanced age to walk on and play college football for the Texas Longhorns. He also was unique in spending a summer while in college in Afghanistan wearing a Green Beret. Boyer and the NFL SOF: Is there a specific …

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The Bridge on the River Kwai William Holden: Military Service

In 1942, William Holden he enlisted in the Officers Candidate School in Florida, graduating as an Air Force second lieutenant. He spent the next three years on P.R. duties and making training films for the Office of Public Information. One of his brothers, a naval pilot, was shot down and …

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Fix Bayonets: He led his platoon through heavy enemy fire

Badass Alert!  Maj. Edward F. Wright received the Silver Star for his heroism in Vietnam over 51 years ago. Silver Star Recipient (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Andy O. Martinez) On 21 August 1967, Lieutenant Wright led a 30 man reaction force against a well entrenched North Vietnamese force …

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Master Sgt. John Chapman in the Battle of Takur Ghar: Wounded, He Fought to the End, Saving Lives of Teammates

Air Force Academy adds Master Sgt. Chapman to Medal of Honor wall By Jennifer Spradlin, U.S. Air Force. Photos DOD During the initial insertion onto Afghanistan’s Takur Ghar mountaintop, the MH-47 “Chinook” helicopter carrying Chapman and the joint special operations reconnaissance team flew into an enemy ambush. Intense enemy small …

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