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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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STRIKE: Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan From the Taliban.

From the Canadian in charge of the joint military command in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan, this is the real on-the-ground story of one of NATO’s bloodiest, most decisive and misunderstood operations: The battle of Panjwayi, the defining moment of “Operation Medusa.” In 2006, David Fraser was the Canadian general in …

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Uncommon Valor: Slam VII: “Shot All to Hell”

Slam VII: “Shot All to Hell.” The action involves a company-sized reconnaissance team from FOB-2 Kontum which has already been on the ground for a week. Ordered in to search, locate, annihilate, and monitor enemy resistance, the members of SLAM VII have already suffered greatly. Eighteen American Green Berets and …

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THE SILENT SERVICE

America’s Submarine Force Silently Serves By Harold Hutchison From the December 2012 issue of SOF PATROLLING THE DEPTHS Perhaps the one arm of the Navy that gets the least amount of coverage in the War on Terror has been the submarine force. While these vessels compose a major portion of …

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Remembering Joe Galloway, co author with Hal Moore of “We Were Soldiers Once and Young”

Joseph L. Galloway, author of We Were Soldiers Once and Young has died. I first met Joe Galloway during the Gulf War in Ryad Saudi Arabia. I had dinner with Joe several times and attended the daily 5 o’clock Follies News Briefing. He had as little opinion as I did …

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Dostum, the Afghan Warlord Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime is back?

UPDATE: Is the Warlord Dostum back? The “famous” warlord and the former Vice President of Afghanistan, Abdul Rashid Dostum is finally back, celebrating his return with a vow to “suppress” the Taliban., the Sentinel reported as Doatrom was reportedly in or heading for Afghanistan recently . ‘I predicted this years …

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THE 21ST CENTURY RPD

DS ARMS REINVENTS A CLASSIC ARM! By Gary Paul Johnston From the December 2012 issue of SOF While it’s not common to see a rebirth of a firearm considered obsolete by modern standards, it does occur, and it’s always the result of a need. One example is the greatly improved …

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