This was in my inbox today. Another great piece of history via a(n) US veteran. They really look out for me–making sure I get these wonderful stories to share with you. Enjoy, This one is cool!
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.
What they find may finally solve the mystery of why the hand-cranked submarine sank during the Civil War. Read more
Whatever opinion we may have about George W. should be put aside; at least for the time it takes to see this. We can never forget our defenders and their sacrifices. Great way to lead by example, (former) Mr. President!
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain
Bradley Smith – January 2010 – While returning fire, Smith ran through lethal crossfire to save his comrades. He also rescued the disoriented and blinded Airman from the water and recovered the mortally wounded Soldier. After administering first aid, Smith continued returning fire and coordinated close air support. While trying to recover the remains of another mortally wounded Soldier, a second improvised explosive device detonated killing him instantly.
Rest Easy, Warrior
The Air Force museum (Troy) has an exhibit featuring Sr. Airman Bradley Smith, that focuses on the unique duties and dangers of Air Force forward air controllers, the men who risk their lives directing air strikes against enemy ground targets. In early Sept. 2012, just a few days before what would have been Bradley Smith’s 27th birthday, the Air Force presented his widow and parents the Silver Star for valor during a ceremony at Tri-Township Park in Troy.
U.S. Army Pfc. Shawn Williams of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, gives the thumbs-up to members of his unit as he is evacuated after being injured by a roadside bomb, Friday, June 17, 2011, in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. Photo by U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Haraz N. Ghanbari.