Pearl Harbor Survivor, Sen. Daniel Inouye Passes At 88

    He may have been on the opposite side of the aisle, but he also served honorably in our Armed Forces, and for that, I salute him and mourn his passing. The Hill reports: Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the most senior member of the upper chamber, died Monday at the age of 88. According to his office, the senator’s final word was “Aloha.” Inouye was hospitalized | Read More »

    Sgt. Sal Giunta to retire[*]…

    …for those who need their memory jogged, Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan; he’s the first living recipient of the MoH since the Vietnam War. And apropos of absolutely nothing, if I’m reading his biography right Sgt. Giunta is from Iowa’s Second Congressional district, which is Dave Loebsack’s.  Loebsack is a three-termer who came pretty close | Read More »

    Sgt. Sal Giunta to retire[*]…

    …for those who need their memory jogged, Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan; he’s the first living recipient of the MoH since the Vietnam War. And apropos of absolutely nothing, if I’m reading his biography right Sgt. Giunta is from Iowa’s Second Congressional district, which is Dave Loebsack’s.  Loebsack is a three-termer who came pretty close | Read More »

    SSG Salvatore Giunta, Hero

    I’ve been afraid for some time now that none of us would ever again witness the Medal of Honor being awarded to a soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine who survived the actions which earned him or her our nation’s highest military honor. This is not, of course, due to a dearth of courage, valor, or heroism in those who wear our country’s uniform today. Posthumous | Read More »

    A Tribute To A Medal of Honor Recipient

    This came in today’s mailbox — perhaps you already read about Ed Freeman, but the MSM managed to miss the story. You’re a 19 year old kid. You’re critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is out numbered 8-1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards | Read More »