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American Soldier: Sergeant Leonard Alfred Funk

It goes without saying that many gallant actions of war are often never recorded and lost to the passage of time as they are treated as simply what is required of men in combat. But if you are an American soldier, like First Sergeant Leonard A. Funk, who had already picked up a Silver Star and Distinguished Service Cross by 1945, you tend to stand out from the crowd. [...]

By | 2017-12-09T13:24:49+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War II|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Gary Ivan Gordon: Recipient of the Medal of Honor

Master Sergeant Gordon, United States Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on October 3, 1993. While serving as Sniper Team Leader, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia. Master Sergeant Gordon's sniper team provided precision fires from the lead helicopter during an assault and at two helicopter crash sites, while subjected to intense automatic weapons and rocket-propelled [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:01:33+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Modern War, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Alvin York American War Hero: World War I

Alvin Callum York was born December 13, 1887, to William and Mary York of Pall Mall, TN. The third of eleven children, York grew up in a small two-room cabin and received minimal schooling as a child due to a need to aid his father in running the family farm and hunting for food. Though his formal education was lacking, he learned to be a crack shot and an [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:00:40+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War I|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Corporal Desmond Doss: World War II

On April 1, 1942, Corporal Desmond Doss joined the United States Army. Little did he realize that three and a half years later, he would be standing on the White House lawn, receiving the nation's highest award for his bravery and courage under fire. Of the 16 million men in uniform during World War II, only 431 received the Congressional Medal of Honor. One of these was placed around [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:17:32+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ancient History: Theseus Greek Hero

Theseus Greek Hero is a legendary hero from Greek mythology who was considered an early king of Athens. Famously killing villains, Amazons, and centaurs, his most celebrated adventure was his slaying of the fearsome Minotaur of the Cretan king Minos. In the Classical period, Theseus came to represent the perfect Athenian - the just man-of-action determined to serve his city as best he could and staunch defender of democracy. The [...]

By | 2016-12-28T16:18:30+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Categories: Ancient Times, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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