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  1. Here is an excellent article on Col. Murphy: American Legion's Burn Pit Rest in peace, sir! Thank you for your courage and sacrifice!
  2. I know this isn't a 3rd ID example but it is an excellent example of a uniform with a veritable cornucopia of hashmarks and service stripes. The soldier pictured is unknown:
  3. Corporal Hiroshi H. Miyamura (born October 6, 1925) is a Medal of Honor recipient awarded for his actions during the Korean War on 24 and April 25, 1951 near Taejon-ni, Korea. His was the first Medal of Honor which was classified Top Secret by the military because Corporal Miyamura was captured by the North Koreans and held as a prisoner of war immediately after the heroic actions that led to the award. It was feared that if his captors knew of his status, he would be singled out for torture and death. Wielding his bayonet in close hand-to-hand combat killing approximately 10 of the enemy. He
  4. General Peter Chiarelli, the 32nd and current Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. He previously served as commander, Multi-National Corps—Iraq under General George W. Casey Jr. Gen. Chiarelli was a strong advocate for those who've suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI's), the 'signature wound' of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and led the initiative to appropriately recognize these wounded soldiers appropriately, with the Purple Heart. Nisei veterans from World War II. These second generation American-borne Japanese Americans. Over 33,000 Nisei soldiers served in the Americ
  5. Display for Brigadier General Robert Galer. A naval aviator in the United States Marine Corps he received the Medal of Honor for heroism in aerial combat during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. He went on to command Marine Aircraft Group 12 during the Korean War and retired a few years after in 1957. Sergeant John 'Bud' Hawk's Medal of Honor display. 'Bud' was a former United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War II during the battle of the Falaise pocket, a decisive engagement of the
  6. The Medal of Honor display for William Kenzo Nakamura (January 21, 1922 – July 4, 1944) a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. Medal of Honor display for Col. Bruce Crandall. Medal of Honor display for UW alumni, 1LT Deming Bronson for his actions in World War I. Medal of Honor display for Col. Archie Van Winkle, US Marine and UW alumni. The many awards and decorations of Col. Van Winkle and memorabilia on display for the g
  7. Walter Joseph Marm, far left, Hiroshi Miyamura, center, and Wilburn Ross, were some of the Medal of Honor recipients who were in attendance on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at a Medal of Honor Memorial Dedication ceremony at the University of Washington. Col. Leo Thorness after the ceremony. Col. Robert 'Bob' Howard. It is truly amazing that he was even able to attend this event as he was deathly ill and dying from terminal pancreatic cancer. He was eventually laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on February 22, 2010. As a Staff Sergeant of the highly-classified Military Assistance Co
  8. Special guest of the Medal of Honor Society. This is Sergeant First Class (then-Staff Sergeant) Leroy Arthur Petry, only the second living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the current Global War on Terror. Petry will receive the honor for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in Paktya, Afghanistan, on May 26, 2008. At the time, I didn't know who this was, and it wasn't known until just recently that he was a nominee for the Medal of Honor. When I saw him standing around talking to the Medal of Honor recipients, I knew there was something special about this
  9. A picture of the VIP tent where the MOH recipients, the UW President, the Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli and the Washington State Governor sat during the ceremony. UW Alumni, Col. Bruce Crandall laying the wreath in dedication to his fellow Medal of Honor Recipients and UW alumni. Close up of Col. Crandall standing at attention. A veritable gauntlet of heroes; the Medal of Honor recipients standing at attention during the dedication.
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