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Military November 27, 2017

WW2 Spitfire pilot Joy Lofthouse dies aged 94

Joy Lofthouse (14 February 1923 – 15 November 2017)[1] was a British pilot, and one of the first women to fly a Spitfire. In World War Two, she flew Spitfires and bombers for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), and was one of only 164 “Attagirls” who served.[2]
WW2 Spitfire pilot Mary Ellis from Isle of Wight turns 100
By Katie Lange: American Indian MOH Recipient Showed Incredible Bravery During Korean War
This week’s spotlight is on Army National Guard Master Sgt. Woodrow W. Keeble.

Woodrow Wilson Keeble (May 16, 1917 – January 28, 1982) was a U.S. Army National Guard combat veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a full-blooded member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, a federally recognized tribe of Dakota people.

On March 3, 2008, following a long campaign by his family and the congressional delegations of both North and South Dakota, President George W. Bush posthumously awarded Keeble the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on October 20, 1951, in the Korean War. Keeble had previously been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for these actions in 1952, and although he was wounded at least twice in World War II and three times in Korea, he had received only two[1] Purple Hearts; later he was credited with four Purple Hearts.[2]