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Military October 10, 2019

Military.com: Special Tactics Pararescue Airman Dies in Mountain Training Accident; How Flying Navy Fighters Gave Southwest Pilot Tammie Jo Shults ‘Nerves of Steel’; Hoax Maydays Cost Coast Guard, Endanger Lives; When the Stress of Combat Hits You … in a High School Classroom; Never Forget Our Most Sacred Obligations; Drill Instructors Punished for Harming Recruits, Making Racist Comments at Boot Camp and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Colorado man convicted of second-degree murder in death of Army intelligence officer; Turkey launches ‘Operation Peace Spring’ ground invasion to not-so-peacefully wipe out Kurdish fighters in Syria; US troops have taken 2 ISIS prisoners from the scumbag posse known as ‘The Beatles’ into custody; ‘He’s the definition of a hero’ — Army captain receives Soldier’s Medal for saving man from burning car; Green Beret to receive the Medal of Honor for saving 4 wounded soldiers in Afghanistan and more ->
 
 
 
 
DOD Zeros In on High-Tech Domestic Abuse
 
 
 
 
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Military October 07, 2019

By Shannon Collins, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pvt. Pedro Cano

Pedro Cano (June 19, 1920 – June 24, 1952) was a World War II veteran who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat near Schevenhütte, Germany in December 1944.

Cano was born in La Morita, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He moved to the United States into the small community of Edinburg, Texas when he was 2 months old. There he served as a farm laborer until he volunteered to serve in the Army during World War II. As a private, he was deployed to the European theater to serve with the 4th Infantry Division where he engaged in battles both in France and in Germany. He exhibited extraordinary courage and valor in battle and later sustained injuries that left him permanently disabled. He returned to South Texas to join his wife and children and resumed his work as a farm laborer.[1]

Private Cano received two Bronze Star medals, a Purple Heart, and a Distinguished Service Cross.[2] On March 18, 2014, the Distinguished Service Cross was upgraded to the Medal of Honor.[3]

After repeated requests during wartime to become a U.S. citizen and being ignored by his commanding officer due to other pressing matters, Cano finally achieved his longest-lasting ambition, to become an American citizen, in May 1946. He died six years later on June 24, 1952, at the age of 32 in a tragic automobile accident. He left a wife and three children.

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Military.com: Mourning Love of her Life, War Widow Prepares for Their Baby; Feds Could Ban Passengers on Vintage Aircraft Flights Following Deadly B-17 Crash and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Intense video shows a Coast Guard helo rescuing boaters during a raging storm on Lake Huron; Meet the first female Marine assigned to fly the F-35C; An Army veteran’s family is seeking a proper home for the Nazi flag he brought home from WWII; We’re still fighting in Afghanistan and no one cares and more ->
 
 
 
 
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Quotes August 02, 2019

Service above self
Admiral Zukunft
 
 
 
 
Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
Robin Hayes
 
 
 
 
The Coast Guard has long been known as the armed service that gets more done for less.
Howard Coble
 
 
 
 
My nickname, when I was 15 years old in the Coast Guard, they called me ‘Hollywood’ because I went to the movies all the time. It was such great escapism. That’s why I ran away from home.
Tab Hunter
 
 
 
 
I think in the wake of Katrina, the Coast Guard may well have been the only entity or agency that came out of that exercise free of fault and free of blame.
Howard Coble
 
 
 
 
Once I wrapped ‘Insurgent’, I went to Boston and shot a film called ‘The Finest Hours.’ It’s based on a real story in 1952 about a Coast Guard mission to rescue these sinking ships that are caught in a blizzard.
Keiynan Lonsdale

By Eliza Berman: The True Story Behind The Finest Hours
f you’ve never felt a strong sense of connection to the U.S. Coast Guard, The Finest Hours, out Jan. 29, might be the thing to change that. The new film, which stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, is based on the true story of one of the most dangerous and daring rescue attempts in Coast Guard history: Boatswain’s Mate First Class Bernie Webber (Pine) sets out with a small team to rescue the crew of the Pendleton T2 oil tanker, which split in half off the coast of Cape Cod during a brutal nor’easter in 1952.

With some exceptions for the sake of dramatic tension and concise storytelling, the script largely sticks to its source material, Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman’s 2010 book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue. Here’s what really unfolded on that blustery February day.

Warning: Spoilers for The Finest Hours follow.

Fact: The Pendleton split in half because of a crack in its hull that couldn’t hold against the raging sea.

Military September 05, 2018

By Hope Hodge Seck: Soldier Fatally Injured at Bagram Airfield Identified
 
 
 
 
By Jared Keller: Army Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Insider Attack Was On His 13th Deployment
 
 
 
 
The Associated Press: Charges Dropped in Death of Nebraska Army Sergeant
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Flight Terminal in Afghanistan Named for Oklahoma Soldier
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Gets Greek View of Regional Challenges
 
 
 
 
By Ilka Cole Eglin Air Force Base: First Invisible Wounds Center Opens at Eglin Air Force Base
 
 
 
 
By Ilka Cole Eglin Air Force Base: Face of Defense: Rwanda-Born Airman Finds Success in Service
 
 
 
 
By Christine June George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies: Marshall Center Course Highlights Combating Transnational Criminals
 
 
 
 
By Army Capt. Robert Taylor, Idaho Army National Guard: Face of Defense: Guard Soldier’s Experiences Put Her Ahead of Civilian Peers
 
 
 
 
By Lt. Col. Steve Danyluk, USMC (Ret.): If Congress Really Wants To Fix Our Veterans’ Mental Health Crisis, It Will Pass The Hemp Act
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Mizokami, The National Interest: Why The US Military Still Loves Shotguns In A Firefight
 
 
 
 
By Joseph V. Micallef: The Night Wolves: Russian Motorcycle Club or Kremlin Militia?
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military August 13, 2018

By Katie Lange Department of Defense: WWII Pilot Fends Off His Injured Comrade to Finish Mission


While there were many bombing missions over Germany during World War II, one that happened 75 years ago this month was so heroic that it helped to inspire the book “Twelve O’Clock High,” which was later turned into a highly regarded movie.

Today, we’re honoring a man who earned his Medal of Honor during that mission: Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. John C. Morgan.
 
 
 
 
By Morgan Eads: 94-Year-Old Who Taught Herself How to Fly Receives Meda
 
 
 
 
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis: Press Gaggle by Secretary Mattis En Route to Brasilia
 
 
By robert Burns: Pentagon Chief Mattis Defends his Reversal on Space Force
“I was not against setting up a Space Force,” he told reporters flying with him to Brazil to begin his first tour of South America as defense secretary. “What I was against was rushing to do that before we could define the problem” that needed solving.
 
 
 
 
By The Associated Press: WWII Pilot’s Remains Return Home After 7 Decades
 
 
 
 
By Drew Brooks: Army to Celebrate Fort Bragg’s 100th and National Airborne Day