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Medal of Honor Monday: Master Sergeant John A. Chapman

Posted by hfalk on August 30, 2020 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Today’s Medal of Honor Monday recognizes Master Sergeant John A. Chapman. He was a combat controller in the United States Air Force, and was an incredible warrior. While in Afghanistan, he immediately engaged with the enemy in attempt to rescue his fellow soldier. He exposed himself to enemy fire several times, which resulted in mortal wounds. Master Sergeant John A. Chapman fought relentlessly until the end, and sacrificed his life for his fellow soldiers.

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

Posted by hfalk on August 30, 2020 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

To all Vietnam Veterans, especially my Grandfather, Don Falk drafted into the US Army 1st Air Cavalry Division Vietnam 1969-71 and Col. Barnum USMC(ret.)MOH featured below, WELCOME HOME and thank you for your service!https://youtu.be/NioCiijvKkU" target="_blank">http://https://youtu.be/NioCiijvKkU

Medal of Honor week

Posted by hfalk on August 30, 2020 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

As today brings an end to Medal of Honor week, please help to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor through a donation to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation or by liking, commenting words of support and sharing this post! There are only 71 living recipients, please help the Foundation to honor these ordinary men, who when called upon, performed extraordinarily in their duty to this country, the definition of Service and Sacrifice. Here are a few words from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundations Board Chairman, Louis Chênevert.

Link to donate: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E351575&id=1 https://themedalofhonor.com/ https://youtu.be/ymS4cOOBx98" target="_blank">http://https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E351575&id=1 https://themedalofhonor.com/ https://youtu.be/ymS4cOOBx98

National Medal of Honor Day

Posted by hfalk on August 30, 2020 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Today is National Medal of Honor Day, where all Medal of Honor Recipients are recognized. The Medal of Honor is the highest Military medal that a service member can earn. There are only 71 living recipients, and we need to honor these Heroes along with remembering the sacrifices that they have made. Medal of Honor Recipient Barney Barnum sent me the link below today of a video of past wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery commemorating Medal of Honor Day.

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Medal of Honor Monday recognizes Sergeant Ryan Pitts

Posted by hfalk on August 30, 2020 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Today's Medal of Honor Monday recognizes Sergeant Ryan Pitts, who served in the War in Afghanistan. Sergeant Pitts was providing security for an Anti-Afghan Force when grenades propelled towards himself, and the other soldiers there. He was badly injured, bleeding all over and still managed to fire on the enemy. Pitts was unable to stand, threw grenades and then crawled to the radio to report what had happened. Sergeant Pitts showed extraordinary heroism, courage and selflessness on July 13, 2008. He served from 2003-2009, and now works for a business development in New Hampshire.

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Medal of Honor Monday recognizes Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy

Posted by hfalk on August 30, 2020 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Today’s Medal of Honor Monday recognizes Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, who was a Navy SEAL. On June 28 2005, Lieutenant Murphy exposed himself to gunfire while attempting to call headquarters to request immediate support for his team. After being shot several times, he still picked the satellite phone back up and finished the call.

“In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom.”

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Remembering Andrew Pedersen-Keel 7 years later

Posted by hfalk on March 12, 2020 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Today we remember Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel who was killed in action 7 years ago on this day while fighting for our country in Afghanistan. “Captain Andrew Michael Pedersen-Keel was concluding a patrol briefing when a 20 year-old Afghan jumped into the back of an Afghan police pickup truck, grabbed the machine gun mounted on the truck bed, and took aim at the Special Forces team. Andrew was mortally wounded.” To learn more about Captain Andrew Michael Pedersen-Keel you can click the link below and check out APK Charities Corporation

https://www.apkcharities.org

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Medal of Honor Monday: Sergeant Jared Christopher Monti

Posted by hfalk on March 12, 2020 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

This weeks Medal of Honor Monday recognizes Sergeant Jared Christopher Monti. Sergeant Monti received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the war in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, Monti’s group was attacked by the enemy, and he made a selfless decision to try and rescue one of his fellow soldiers who was wounded. While trying to rescue the soldier, Sergeant Monti was killed in action. In 2009, Barack Obama presented Sergeant Monti’s family with his medal.

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Medal of Honor Monday: Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins

Posted by hfalk on March 12, 2020 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

This weeks Medal of Honor Monday recognizes Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins. Sergeant Atkins was awarded with the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while serving in Iraq. He threw himself on top of the suicide bomber, pinning him to the ground and shielding his soldiers from the imminent explosion while bearing the brunt of the blast as the bomb detonated. Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins saved the lives of 3 other soldiers, and selflessly gave his life.

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53 years ago: Barney Barnum was awarded with the MOH

Posted by hfalk on March 12, 2020 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

53 years ago Cheshire, CT native Colonel Harvey C Barnum Jr was awarded with the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while serving in Vietnam.

“For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. When the company was suddenly pinned down by a hail of extremely accurate enemy fire and was quickly separated from the remainder of the battalion by over 500 meters of open and fire-swept ground, and casualties mounted rapidly. Lt. Barnum quickly made a hazardous reconnaissance of the area, seeking targets for his artillery. Finding the rifle company commander mortally wounded and the radio operator killed, he, with complete disregard for his safety, gave aid to the dying commander, then removed the radio from the dead operator and strapped it to himself. He immediately assumed command of the rifle company, and moving at once into the midst of the heavy fire, rallying and giving encouragement to all units, reorganized them to replace the loss of key personnel and led their attack on enemy positions from which deadly fire continued to come. His sound and swift decisions and his obvious calm served to stabilize the badly decimated units and his gallant example as he stood exposed repeatedly to point out targets served as an inspiration to all”

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