“The bravest Oltenian”

“The bravest Oltenian”

This is the story of Cristian Marian Becheanu , a Romanian teen who made a heroic rescue in 2013.  I have been unable to find any information on how he is doing now and what his circumstances might be. So I am requesting my readers to add any information they may have...
“Even when I was wounded, I didn’t lose”

“Even when I was wounded, I didn’t lose”

These are the words of 2nd Lt. Billy Walkabout, a Cherokee of the Blue Holly Clan. Walkabout served as an Army Ranger in Vietnam, in the Company F, 58th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Walkabout (then Specialist Four) distinguished himself on 20 November 1968...
Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower

Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower

Today is the 130th birthday of Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States. His notable accomplishments as president were the creation of NASA, the Interstate Highway System, the expansion of Social Security, the Civil Rights Act of...
War is awful

War is awful

Marine PFC Harry Kizirian after twelve days of battle on the island Okinawa, where he landed during the first assault wave while leading a Marine fire team. Having been awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star with Combat “V” and the Purple Heart twice, Kizirian was...
Honor and Respect

Honor and Respect

Sadao Munemori was born in California to Japanese immigrant parents. He grew up in Glendale where as a kid he was called Spud because he preferred potatoes to rice, and where he fell in love with swimming. After high school he worked as a mechanic. One month before...
Minute by Minute

Minute by Minute

One of 39 female agents in the SOE, Odette Sansom, code named Lise, was no stranger to pain. Serious childhood illness that resulted in blindness for three years and months of being bedridden with polio prepared her for the torture she would receive at the hands of...