President Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on an Army staff
sergeant for courageous action during a daylong firefight in
Afghanistan, making him the second solder honored with the nation's
highest military honor for actions during the 2009 mountain battle.
The Battle of Ganjgal in
Afghanistan tragically revealed to America how the Obama
Administration's overly strict rules of engagement severely hamperd our
troops in a battle against Taliban insurgents, resulting in the loss of
Now, one of the soldiers wounded in that battle,
who later died of those injuries, is being awarded a Silver Star and
credited with saving the lives of Marines when their requests for air
cover were denied Obama's rules of engagement restricted them from
bombing the Taliban positions.
After a 46-year wait Army Sgt. Robert French, was presented a Bronze
Star Medal for his actions in the Vietnam War by his wife Kaye during a
ceremony conducted by Army Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, U.S. Central Command
chief of staff, during a ceremony at the USCENTCOM Welcome Center March
11 Feb – A day America honored its heroes. First, Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha, became the latest Medal of Honor Recipient, Second, on the same day, Thousands Attend Chris Kyle Memorial Service in Cowboys Stadium. A day that two men that went above and beyond in their duty for America were recognized. They both kicked ass and took names in the line off duty. Your warriors kick ass every day, but these two went to the next couple levels. You can train a warrior, you can give them their skills, but when bullets start flying overhead, it’s something inside of them that makes them different, especially when the chips are stacked against them. These two warriors had the chips stacked against them numerous times and came out on top. Why? Because they are heroes, that’s why. Read or even watch, Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha, become the latest Medal of Honor Recipient and read below about how another warrior was put to rest. Time for a C-Gar! Christopher Kyle's wife, Taya, wipes tears away while memorializing
her husband during a memorial service at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb.
11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands attended the public memorial
service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a
Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Early Easter morning in 2009, about 125 miles north of Baghdad, U.S.
Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco was riding in an armored vehicle that tripped
a roadside explosive device.
The explosion blew Marrocco’s arms and legs off, severed his left
carotid artery and broke his nose, left eye socket and facial bones. It
blew shrapnel into his face, burned his neck and face and damaged his
This is freaking awesome! A warrior cheats death and losses
his arms only to become a successful recipient to new arms. I can’t imagine losing
my arms, then getting them back. My hat goes off to this warrior and all like
him battling through these challenges. This may open the door to many warriors that
need new limbs. Your warriors will walk through fire if they know you have their backs and when they look at those corpsman to help, those corpsman perform miracles. Only in America could someone get this medical attention!
by Capt. Ashley Conner
477th Fighter Group Public Affairs
Big hat tip to the USAF for keeping
in mind one little warriors simple request, to fly his letter closer to heaven
so his dad who gave everything in Afghanistan for this country could read it. Although the USAF flew that F-22 a little higher than
usual that day, I have it on exceptional good word that his dad did get & read the letter just
fine and wanted me to pass along that he is proud of you Mac and your
mother. How do I know he read Mac's
letter? “If the Army and the Navy Ever look
on Heaven’s scenes; They will find the streets are guarded By United States
Time for a C-Gar!
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska (AFNS) -- MacAidan
"Mac" Gallegos was only 5 when his father, Army Sgt. Justin Gallegos,
was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Not a day goes by that he doesn't
think about him. On days like Jan. 24, his father's 31st birthday, he
has found a special way to celebrate his birthday and honor his memory.
Mac has gotten older we have turned it into a day where we do "Acts of
Service" for others. It is important for us to remember Justin and
celebrate his life."
Delouise Guerra the sister of Marine PFC James Jacques is presented the
flag that draped his casket at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver
on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. The Jacques funeral was held 37 years after he
was killed during the rescue of the crew of an American cargo ship
seized by Cambodia in May of 1975. His remains were identifies in August
2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
"He was a very loving, very caring - well, he was my baby brother," she said. "He was just a really good person."
Jacques grew up in La Junta, a
small town about 140 miles southeast of Denver. He joined the Marines
in October 1974, shortly after his 18th birthday. His family was
apprehensive but didn't try to dissuade him, Guerra said.
"It was something he wanted to do," Guerra said. "He wanted to go and serve his country and do his best."
We must never forget those that have given all. Never. We all know too many buddies, friends, sons, daughters, dads that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Never forget them.
There are warriors and there are warriors. Through time our Nation is so busy with their iphones, texting, television shows with farfetched unrealistic shows or worse “reality shows” that suck the brain matter out of your skull, that we often see generations grow without ever even knowing about our own heroes.