Military March 20, 2018

By Yolanda R. Arrington: Navy Chaplain Risks Life, Limb to Save Shipmates
Born in 1904, Joseph T. O’Callahan was a Jesuit priest and a professor of math and physics before answering the call to serve his country during World War II. O’Callahan served as a lieutenant commander in the Chaplain Corps. His life would forever be changed one morning in 1945.
 
 

Joseph Timothy O’Callahan (May 14, 1905 – March 18, 1964) was a Jesuit priest and, during World War II, a United States Navy chaplain. He was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during and after an attack on the aircraft carrier aboard which he was serving, the USS Franklin.

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By Amanda Kooser: USS Juneau found by Paul Allen ship in WWII ocean grave

 
 
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The five Sullivan brothers were World War II sailors who, serving together on the USS Juneau (CL-52), were all killed in action on its sinking around November 13, 1942.

The five brothers, the sons of Thomas (1883–1965) and Alleta Sullivan (1895–1972) of Waterloo, Iowa, were:

George Thomas Sullivan, 27 (born December 14, 1914), Gunner’s Mate Second Class (George had been previously discharged in May 1941 as Gunner’s Mate Third Class.)
Francis Henry “Frank” Sullivan, 26 (born February 18, 1916), Coxswain (Frank had been previously discharged in May 1941 as Seaman First Class.)
Joseph Eugene “Joe” Sullivan, 24 (born August 28, 1918), Seaman Second Class
Madison Abel “Matt” Sullivan, 23 (born November 8, 1919), Seaman Second Class
Albert Leo “Al” Sullivan, 20 (born July 8, 1922), Seaman Second Class


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The Angry Staff Officer: The Iraq War, 15 Years On
I don’t remember much about the day we went to war with Iraq for the second time. A senior in high school, I recall feeling excited about the idea of war although I only knew of war from books. I was too young to remember much of the Persian Gulf War beyond some blurry images of desert uniforms on a TV screen. War, to me, meant something grand and heroic, like World War II. If I’d actually listened to the words of the World War II veterans I used to talk to, maybe I would’ve thought differently.
 
 
 
 
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent: 10th Mountain Division Takes Command of OIR Ground Troops Resolve News Release:

 
 
 
 
By Army Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division: Face of Defense: Soldier Balances Bodybuilding With Army Life
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Campaign Plan