The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy (DDG 112) makes its way through New York Harbor in preparation for its commissioning Oct. 6. The new destroyer honors the late Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy, a New York native, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat as leader of a four-man reconnaissance team in Afghanistan. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan - Requiescant in pace
One thing you will NEVER, EVER forget? Being on a commercial flight, & crew makes announcement it is their HONOR to be a part of escorting a fallen soldier home. They ask after landing, that everyone remain seated while the military escort team deboards. Of course, during this time, the plane is SILENT, except for the sound of the coffin being unloaded from the cargo hold. The Free Must Pray for the Brave! God Bless the Sacrificing Families of America! God Help the USA!
Marine Cpl. Todd Nicely walks with Actor Gary Sinese. Nicely and his family have moved into a "smart home" in Lake Ozark, MO. built for his physical needs that allows him independence after (during his tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2012) being injured when he stepped on an explosive device that ripped off his hands and lower legs. Money was raised partially by a concert given by actor Gary Sinise's band to build the house. (credit courtesy of Chris Kuban)Todd & Gary are true American heroes.
Glen Doherty, Navy SEAL (2012) Killed September 11, 2012 during the assault on the U.S. Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Doherty had been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy Seal. Then he headed to Benghazi, where he was killed along with Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Information Management Officer Sean Smith and American Tyrone Woods, who was also a Navy Seal. (militaryreligiousfreedom.org)
Army Spc. Darrion T. Hicks, 21, of Raleigh, North Carolina. Died July 19, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Bamberg, Germany. Died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained from an enemy improvised explosive device.
“The No. 1 question I get is if I knew today what was going to happen, would I do it again?” Coleman said. “It’s important for people to know that I’d do it again to keep America safe from terrorists." Share with all of America this true American Patriot. We salute you SGT Coleman and wish you a strong recovery :) Heroine!
Well this one makes me want to cry. Amateur photographer Frank Glick was on his way to work when he drove through Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis-St. Paul early one misty morning and snapped this shot. It is not a fake. Requests for the photo have come in from Veterans Affairs, military publications, Arlington, and the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division.
SARBI Sarbi, the 10-year-old Labrador-Newfoundland mix, earned himself a Purple Cross after serving as a bomb-sniffing dog in Afghanistan. Sarbi went missing for more than a year during his service. Luckily, 13 months later, an American special-forces soldier found the brave dog in a remote part of the province.