Marcario García Medal of Honor

Today, I learned about United States Army Marcario García, who earned the Medal of Honor in 1944 when he single-handedly charges German machine guns that had pinned down his company’s advance through Grosshau, Germany. He destroyed two guns and captured four Germans. Garcia was wounded and only let himself be evacuated when his company had seized its objective. The Staff … Read More

Butch O’Hare

I am pausing to remember the great Butch O’Hare, the US Navy’s First World War II ace and a Medal of Honor recipient, after whom O’Hare airport in Chicago is named, who was lost over the Pacific Ocean on this day in 1943. O’Hare earned the Medal of Honor in February 1942, when he attacked nine Japanese bombers, alone, that … Read More

John Kiggins Medal of Honor

Honor and remember John Higgins, who earned the Medal of Honor on this day. I am always amazed by Civil War MOH citations, which are so restrained and sparse compared to later write ups, but you know that what these men faced, endured and conquered was horrific. Tell their stories!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am eternally grateful to have been born an American, and for the the leaders and heroes who sacrificed all to make this great nation! 

Alexander Bonnyman Medal of Honor

I am remembering Alexander Bonnyman today, who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic leadership at Tarawa, when he led Marines in destroying a Japanese emplacement of 150 enemy troops. Honor and remember!

The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact was signed today in Plymouth Harbor, and you should read it.  The Mayflower Compact AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SETTLERS AT NEW PLYMOUTH: 1620 IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN . We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender … Read More

William Hawkins Medal of Honor

I am thinking of William Hawkins today, who died leading Marines on Tarawa 80 years ago and who earned the  Medal of Honor posthumously.  Hawkins was a Mustang – a Marine officer who previously served as an enlisted Marines. He joined the Marine Corps right after Pearl Harbor was attacked, he earned a battlefield promotion in Guadalcanal where he was … Read More


Tarawa, on this day, 80 years ago. Honor and remember!

The Gettysburg Address

Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address today, in 1863, some four and a half months after the battle. I think it’s worth reading and considering each section of this speech, which is about a Republic in motion, always requiring each new generation to honor and remember those who sacrificed all for the Republic, and, in turn, to devote themselves to securing … Read More