June 10 1945 Richard Miles McCool Medal of Honor

Richard McCool earned the Medal of Honor while commanding a Landing Craft Support ship off of Okinawa, when he helped rescue survivors of the kamikaze-stricken USS Willian D Porter and then successfully led his own ship, despite severe wounds, when it was hit by a kamikaze as well on the following day. Honor and remember him!

June 8 Fred Lester Medal of Honor

Fred Lester, a Navy corpsman serving with the 6th Marine Division on Okinawa, earned the Medal of Honor posthumously when he selflessly exposed himself to enemy fire to rescue a wounded Marine lying in the open. Honor and remember him!

June 8 Frank Peregory Medal of Honor

Sergeant  Frank Peregory received the Medal of Honor for his heroic leadership on this day in France, when he attacked a German machine-gun emplacement single-handedly, killing eight enemy troops and taking 35 prisoner. His actions opened the way for his battalion to move forward. Honor and remember him! Sadly Peregory was killed in action eight days later, so his Medal … Read More

June 6 Theodore Roosevelt Jr Medal of Honor

Theodore Roosevelt Jr Medal of Honor on D-Day. The oldest man and the only General Officer to land in the first wave. His son was landing on Omaha Beach at the same time. Honor and remember!

June 5 Leon Vance Medal of Honor

Leon Vance earned the Medal of Honor over France on D-Day’s eve when, despite being severely wounded, he took control of a damaged B-24 bomber and landed it by wire in the English Channel to save the lives of crewmen he thought were trapped aboard. 

June 4 1940 We Shall Never Surrender

I get goosebumps every time I read this: “Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight … Read More

June 4 1942 The Battle of Midway

Battle of Midway commenced 82 years ago today. Honor and remember the 307 Americans killed in action in this key battle in the Pacific War.