Wednesday Hero

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This Post Was Suggested By Mike Ens. John Parle 23 years old from Omaha, Nebraska USS LST-375 May 26, 1920 - July 10, 1943 From Ens. Parle's Medal Of Honor citation: For valor and courage above and beyond the call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of Small Boats in the USS LST-375 during the amphibious assault on the island of Sicily, 9?10 July 1943. … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Invasion Of Normandy Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, or D-Day. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, 156.000 troops from 12 nations including America, United Kingdom and Canada set out with the largest seaborne invasion force in history. The invasion marked the end of Germany's occupation of Europe and turned the course of … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

This post was suggested by Michael Lt. Cmndr. Rufus Herring 74 years old from Roseboro, North Carolina Commander: USS LCI(L)-449 / LCI(G)-449 June 11, 1921 - January 31, 1996 For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of LCI (G) 449 operating as a unit of LCI (G) Group … [Read more...]