February 26 Douglas Jacobsen Medal of Honor

Douglas Jacobsen earned the Medal of Honor on Iwo Jima when he took out sixteen enemy position and killed over 75 Japanese soldiers, as part of 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines. #usmc #marinecorps #worldwar2 #worldwarII #leader #hero  From Rochester, New York, Jacobsen joined the Marine Corps in 1943 at age 17, and had fought at Titian, the Marianas and the Marshall … Read More

February 26 Buffalo Bill Cody Born

An American original, the great Buffalo Bill Cody, was born on this day. Pony Express rider, Union Army soldier, frontier scout, Medal of Honor recipient, entrepreneur and showman was born on this day. Cody is eminently worthy of honor, respect and remembrance! 

February 25 Peter Connors Medal of Honor

Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Pete Conors received the Medal of Honor posthumously when he smothered a Viet Cong grenade with his body to save the lives of his fellow Marines. Honor and remember him!

The Tet Offensive Ends

The Tet Offensive ended on this day in an American victory, having wiped out the Viet Cong, not that the media reported it that way back home.

February 24 Hilliard Willibanks Medal of Honor

Hilliard Willibansks, Medal of Honor, posthumously, on this day, when he provided close air support in a light observation plane to a company of South Vietnamese Rangers. He was shot down on his third pass, as he was firing his M-16 out of his window, having expended all of the ammunition. Honor and remember!

February 24 The Alamo!

William Travis wrote his famous “Victory or Death!” Letter from the Alamo on this day!

Flag Raising On Mount Suribachi

In one of the most iconic moments in American history, five United States Marines raided the American flag on Mount Suribachi during the third day of the liberation of Iwo Jima. 

February 23 William Grabriarz Medal of Honor

William J. Grabiarz earned the Medal of Honor posthumously in the Philippines when he tried to save a wounded officer. Though wounded, Grabriarz shielded the wounded man with his own body, thereby saving his fellow American’s life. Honor and remember William Grabriarz! From Buffalo, New York, Grabriarz was part of the 1st Cavalry Division. While on a scouting mission, Grabriarz … Read More