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Happy birthday to Medal of Honor Recipient Kyle Carpenter

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy birthday to this US Marine, Medal of Honor Recipient Kyle Carpenter. We are thankful everyday for your service and sacrifice to our great nation so that we may live free! If you have not read his book, you are missing out on some great lessons in life. Happy Birthday Kyle!

Because of the Brave is partnering with The Hometown Foundation to throw a birthday celebration like no other!

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Because of the Brave is partnering with The Hometown Foundation to throw a birthday celebration like no other! Three Cheshire residents are turning 100 this month and they are all World War Two Veterans! Join us along the parade route as 1st Lt Florence Bryant, SSgt Irv Daubert, and Chief Ralph Rowland make their way through town passing by all the schools! Make a sign, grab your American flag, and wish them a happy birthday along the route! Thank you to #PowerstationEvents and #RWHine for your generous sponsorships

Medal of Honor Monday: Sergeant Major Thomas Patrick Payne

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Sergeant Major Thomas Patrick Payne was awarded the Medal of Honor this year on 9/11 for his heroic actions while serving in the Army in 2015. Sergeant Major Payne evacuated dozens of hostages that were held by ISIS. He refused to leave until everyone was rescued. Sergeant Major Thomas Patrick Payne, you are a true hero! Thank you for your service!

Remembering Medal of Honor Recipient US Army Master Sergeant Ronald Rosser

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Sadly we announce the passing of a Medal of Honor Recipient and Korean War Veteran.

US Army Master Sergeant Ronald Rosser passed away at the age of 90 on August 26, 2020.

Thank you for your service to our great nation. We will never forget the sacrifices you made so that we may live free. Rest In Peace.

Medal of Honor Monday: Major Drew Dix

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Major Drew Dix had his sights set on the Army's Special Forces since he was a child. His story is one you would not believe any human is capable of, but that is the fact with all our Medal of Honor Recipients and why we showcase them. Ordinary people, who when called upon, perform extraordinary feats, something each and every one of us is capable of.

As a Staff Sergeant in 1968 and at just 23 years old, Dix was loaned out to the CIA as an Advisor for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Chau Doc Province near the Cambodian border. On January 31, 1968, in what was known as the Tet Offensive, Dix found the city of Chau Phu completely taken over by two well trained North Vietnamese battalions outnumbering them 30 to 1. Dix organized and lead a small force of 20 indigenous troops into a harrowing battle for the next 56 hours. In the end, Dix was personally responsible for rescuing 14 US and Free World civilians, 24 enemy deaths (200 total), as well as capturing over 20 enemy troops including a high ranking Viet Cong Officer. Dix was the first-ever enlisted Green Beret to be awarded the Medal of Honor and received a direct commission to First Lieutenant. Dix wrote a book called The Rescue of River City which put's his unbelievable actions into perspective. Dix is from Pueblo, Colorado, home to four Medal of Honor Recipients, including himself, more than any other municipality per capita. Below Dix is pictured in the center along with fellow recipients Barney Barnum and Mike Thronton as well as their spouses.

Medal of Honor Monday: Lieutenant Colonel William Swenson

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Lieutenant Colonel William Swenson received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan. He called for air support and then administered life extending first aid to his Sergeant. After that, he moved his Sergeant and other wounded soldiers to a helicopter. He then went back into the deadly kill zone in an unarmored vehicle to evacuate the wounded. Thank you for your service Lieutenant Colonel William Swenson, you are a true hero.

Medal of Honor Monday: Master Sergeant Leroy Arthur Petry

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Master Sergeant Leroy Arthur Petry received the Medal of Honor to his heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2008 during Operation Enduring Freedom. He provided supervision to his squad, even when one round went through both his legs. A Taliban fighter then threw a grenade close to him, it then detonated and blasted himself. Soon after that another grenade was throw at himself and his squad and Master Sergeant Petry picked it up and attempted to throw it back to the Taliban. Thank you for your service Master Sergeant Leroy Arthur Petry, you are a true hero.

Medal of Honor Monday: Major Bruce P. Crandall

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Major Bruce P. Crandall received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions as a pilot during the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14, 1965, in South Vietnam. He evacuated 70 wounded soldiers after Medevac refused to land directly in the firing zone. Thank you for your service Major Bruce P. Crandall, you are a true hero.

Happy 80th Birthday Colonel Harvey C. Barnum Jr!

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy 80th Birthday to Cheshire native and Medal of Honor Recipient Colonel Harvey C. Barnum Jr! Thank you not only for your service to this great Nation, but for the life long lessons you have taught my family and I. Colonel Barnum is a man who inspires everyone to do more, and to be more.

Medal of Honor Monday:Private First Class James McCloughan

Posted by hfalk on December 19, 2020 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Private First Class James McCloughan served in the Army and received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Vietnam. He continued to enter the firing zone several times to rescue wounded comrades while being pelted with shrapnel from a rocket propelled grenade. Thank you Private First Class James McCloughan for your service.


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