Video Thursday! Launch'em…..

Today marks my first Video Thursday! Each week I will save up my favorite videos or most newsworthy ones and post them for your pre-weekend entertainment or edification. First is my favorite this week, courtesy of VFA-195 off the USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63, not the music so much as the awesome airmanship! Let’s pull some […]

Medal of Honor Luncheon and Book Signing on Yorktown Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 11:00 am, our nation’s living Medal of Honor recipients will arrive at Patriots Point and be escorted down the long pier to the USS Yorktown (CV-10), our nation’s most decorated aircraft carrier with fifteen battle stars. For much of the afternoon Yorktown will literally be “Home of the Brave.” Eight hundred and fifty […]

Latest Medal of Honor Recipient, Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger, United States Air Force

Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Richard L. Etchberger was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Barrack Obama on  21 September 2010. A native of Hamburg, Pennsylvania, “Etch”  was President of his Senior Class and well liked in his small town when he joined the United States Air Force (USAF) shortly after […]

The First Conscientious Objector Medal of Honor Recipient

As we approach the Medal of Honor convention here in Charleston beginning next week, the next in a series on Medal of Honor recipients is one of the most amazing, the story of a conscientious objector who insisted on serving his country without a gun and despite all odds saved the lives of many Americans […]

New Medal of Honor recipient, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, United States Army

On a date to be determined by the White House, the first living recipient in a war since Vietnam, Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Salvatore Giunta, United States Army, will receive the Medal of Honor. Giunta, 25, is a native of Iowa, and enlisted in the Army in November 2003. He deployed twice to Afghanistan, and currently […]

A Hero's Hero! Part I

Everyone has a hero, someone you admire and wish to become. Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle wrote, “Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are, for it shows me what your ideal of manhood is and what kind of man you long to be.” As a young boy, […]

Medal of Honor Society Convention in Charleston, 29 September – 03 October!

The South Carolina State Guard Foundation and The Citadel are hosting the 2010 Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Convention in Charleston, South Carolina. This will be a celebration honoring the 87 living recipients of our nation’s highest award for bravery in combat — The Medal of Honor. I will be posting Medal of Honor stories […]

Bureau of Naval Aeronautics founded 1921

Yesterday marked the 89th anniversary of the formation of the Bureau of Naval Aeronautics on 10 August 1921. Charlestonian Captain William Adger Moffett was nominated by President Harding to become the first Chief of the Bureau of Naval Aeronautics, a position he would hold until his death in the crash of the airship Akron in […]

Nation of Patriots at Patriots Point

Today a very impressive flag ceremony was held on the flight deck of USS Yorktown (CV-10). Appropriately 02 July is our actual date of Independence as the Continental Congress passed their resolution for independence on 02 July 1776. The ceremony was part of the Harley Owner Group network as they ride our national flag across […]

The Pacific HBO Series: Part 1 and 2

The new HBO 10 part miniseries on The Pacific has been out for two weeks now with Parts 1 and 2 showing the last two Sundays. The story of our Pacific War is seen through the eyes of three young Marines: Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge. The series incorporates historical backgrounds of the […]