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HONORING OUR HEROES
One of the six Marines shown in the famous photo of raising the flag on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima was PFC Ira Hayes. 19 years old at the time, Hayes, a member of the Gila River Indian community, enlisted in the Marines 8 months after Pearl Harbor and volunteered...
Navy Lieutenant Royce Williams' actions on November 18, 1952 are considered "one of the greatest feats in aviation history" by military experts, yet for over 50 years they were kept secret. Williams' actions were removed from U.S. Navy and National Security Agency...
On January 11, 2023, the Department of the Navy announced that a new destroyer will be named after Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Gunning Kelley. I wanted to learn more about Lieutenant Kelley, and found this excellent article in medalofhonorspeakout (1): "Thomas...
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