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IDF New Emblem: Maglan IDF Commando Unit’s mission is “devouring the prey”

IDF In August 1990, current Israeli PM Naftali Bennett was inducted into Sayeret Matkal, the Israel Defense Forces’ elite special-operations force. The team’s grueling process end goal is that of becoming a full-fledged member of “the Unit” according to Hareetz After the officers’ school, Bennett became a squad commander in …

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‘King of Calypso’ Harry Belafonte Was WWII Sailor

‘King of Calypso’ Harry Belafonte Was WWII Sailor FEB. 2, 2022 | BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS with NPS and WWII Museum Singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte was in the Navy during World War II, dropping out of high school in New York City to enlist and contribute to …

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF AMERICAN SNIPER

By Robert K. Brown From the February 2015 issue of SOF How much did the Hollywood mindset interfere with presenting the actual facts regarding Chris’ life?Overall, a reverence and respect for Chris Kyle and even the military as a whole was apparent from the first day I started working on …

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NFL Buffalo Bills’ Chad Hall served active duty USAF, then Reserves

AF Football Chad Hall  Sports Heroes Who Served: NFL Player and Coach is Also Air Force Veteran FEB. 1, 2022 | BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Chad Hall is currently a wide receivers …

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Squadron One Duty On Board the Point Banks Vietnam

Squadron One Duty On Board the Point Banks by LCDR Larry Fuchs I had the distinct pleasure of serving with one of the finest crews in Squadron One, on board the USCGC Point Banks [WPG-82327] from 9 May until 23 October in 1968. However getting there was nowhere near “half the fun.” I …

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Pfc. Jackson at the Battle of Peleliu

Remembrance by Ken Buckles Peleliu Medal of Honor Two Purple Hearts Art Jackson was the State of Oregon’s last living World War II Marine to receive the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration for bravery. He received the medal as the result of his heroic actions during the Battle …

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Jim “Horse Collar” Smith Marine Corps Raider served in both WWII and the Korean War

Jim “Horse Collar” Smith Jim “Horse Collar” Smith, a Marine Corps Raider who served in both World War II and the Korean War, passed away in Fairfax, Va., Jan. 3 at the age of 101. From USMC and WWII National Museum James Smith was known as Horse Collar. He earned …

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Marine Capt. Livingston, under fire, led the charge into enemy territory to rescue Marines

Can’t Livingston General Livingston For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Commanding Officer, Company E, in action against enemy forces. MOH JAMES EVERETTE LIVINGSTON Company E launched a determined assault on the heavily fortified village of …

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Col. Cohn, Fugitive from Nazi Germany, served in U.S. Army, WWII, Korea and Nam

Frank Cohn, left, with an Army buddy during World War II. Patriot Joined U.S. Army After Fleeing Nazi Germany NOV. 9, 2021 | BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS WWII veteran Frank Cohn was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Breslau, Germany, the only child of Martin and Ruth Cohn.  Cohn’s father owned a …

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Texas Army won the battle at San Jacinto in 18 minutes: Texas gained independence from Mexico.

Texas. Library of Congress Sam Houston and the Battle for Texas Independence “Remember the Alamo” All information in the report based on LOC Sam Houston served in the U.S. House of Representatives and as governor of Tennessee when he moved to Texas in 1832. At the time he arrived, Texas was …

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