The First to Fall

The First to Fall

Seventy-five years ago, Ensign William L. Halloran was the first Knight of Columbus killed in World War II by J.C. Sullivan “The telegram arrived at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 1941 by a Western Union kid in an olive drab uniform riding a bike in the dark.” recalled Lawrence (“Larry”) Halloran Jr. 92. Click here for more...

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5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)

5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)

Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). Three battalion of American infantrymen (approximately 3,000) marched and fought across 750 miles of northern Burma.  In slightly more than...

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Two Marines in Path of a Truck Bomb

Two Marines in Path of a Truck Bomb

By Geoffrey Ingersoll, Business Insider Apr 22, 2016 On April 22, 2008, two Marines from two different walks of life who had literally just met were told to stand guard in front of their outpost’s entry-control point. Minutes later, they were staring down a big blue truck packed with explosives. With this particular shred of hell bearing down on them, they stood their ground. Heck, they even leaned in. I had heard the story many times,...

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DOSS, DESMOND T. and the movie “Hacksaw Ridge”

DOSS, DESMOND T. and the movie “Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hacksaw Ridge” is a 2016 biographical war drama film about the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, who refused to carry or use a firearm or weapons of any kind.  Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Okinawa. The movie is a must see movie.  Below are...

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