May 23 William Carney Medal of Honor

First African-American to earn the Medal of Honor, and the last such Civil War veteran to physically receive the Medal, William Carney’s MoH ceremony on this day for saving the 54th Massachusetts’ colors in July 1863. Honor and remember!

May 24 Louis Rocco Medal of Honor

Louis Rocco, an Army medic, received the Medal of Honor when he saved three soldiers from a burning helicopter in Vietnam. Honor and remember him!

May 23 Uriah Brown Medal of Honor

Uriah Brown received the Medal of Honor at Vicksburg when he dragged five fellow soldiers to safety from Confederate gunfire despite being wounded himself. Honor and remember him!

May 22 The Fight Against Communism

America signed on for the fight against global communism on this date. Honor and remember the Americans who died defeating this horror.

May 22 David McNerney Medal of Honor

Army First Sergeant David McNerney earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam when he took command of his ambushed company after all the officers had been killed or wounded and led a 24 hour defense that saved many American lives, refusing to being evacuated despite being wounded himself. Honor and remember him!

May 22 Ted Williams Joins The Marine Corps

Baseball’s greatest hitter, the immortal Ted Williams, joined the Marine Corps on this day. He did not see combat in World War II but he flew in the Korean War. Honor and remember this great American!

May 21 Desmond Doss Medal of Honor

A conscientious objector, Desmond Doss saved the lives of 75 Americans at the Battle of Okinawa as a medic, earning the Medal of Honor in the process. Honor and remember him!

May 20 Donald Moyer Medal of Honor

Donald Moyer received the Medal of Honor posthumously in Korea when he assumed command of an American attack when his platoon leadership was killed, and later jumped on a grenade to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. Honor and remember him!

May 18 The Memphis Belle

The heroes and leaders on the Memphis Belle became the first American airmen to complete 25 missions over Europe. I made this short one page comic on them a couple of years ago. It’s a story to repeat and tell your kids and grandkids. Honor and remember!

May 17 Mike Kolendorski

Mike Kolendorski, an American flying with the Royal Air Force against the Nazis over London, was shot down on this day over the English Channel. Honor and remember this great American leader! #raf #worldwar2 #wwII #usaf #leader #hero