"Here are four men who with the help of others acted not just to save their own lives but who also came to help others and saved the lives of others," said Hollande, who added that the actions of the brave few helped prevent "true carnage" aboard the train carrying around 500 people. Read full story here
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 several troops.
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 5.
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)
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 eyesight.
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!
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 Marines.
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.
"As 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."