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Articles by Jeff Edwards:

After One of the SEALs’ Darkest Days, Britt Slabinski Reluctantly Emerged with the Medal of Honor

It can be said of most, if not all, recipients of the nation’s highest military honor that they had no thoughts of such accolades when…

Anders Lassen: The Drunken Insubordinate Dane who Brawled His Way to the Victoria Cross

It has often been said that there are men born for peacetime and others born for war. Danish citizen Anders Lassen was clearly the latter.…

Mistaken for Dead, John Chapman Made a Gallant Lone Stand at the Battle of Takur Ghar

It is perhaps of little surprise that the newest branch of the U.S. military has amassed nearly the fewest of the nation’s highest military honor.…

Telling his Remaining Marines “we gotta go help those kids” Charged Into the Fight

Friendly artillery raked the small village ahead, but the Marines were still under heavy machine gun fire while rocket propelled grenades rained down on them…

Titan Missiles: From the Destruction of Humanity to Advancing It

In October of 2005, the United States Air Force closed a significant chapter in their nuclear book with the space launch of the last Titan…

Top 5 Terribly Ugly and Yet Highly Effective Military Aircraft

Not all aircraft are as sleek and appealing as they are mission effective, such as the F-117 Nighthawk or the F-22 Raptor.  Even heavy aircraft…

One Man Regiment at Iwo Jima – MoH Marine Becomes Army Mess Hall Cook

Within the ranks of the military, there exists a certain rivalry between those who serve on the front lines and those who serve in the…

Top 5 US Military Spy Planes – Eyes in the Sky

Since the use of weather/observation balloons in World War I, military forces have attempted to get a better understanding of their opposing forces.  And as…

Unstoppable! – Soldier Eliminates 2 German MG nests, Mortar team, Sniper and 88mm Gun

It is a common theme among Medal of Honor recipients that they had no idea they were earning one in the midst of their gallant…

Heroes of Dieppe Disaster – 3 Victoria Crosses in 9 Hours

It is not an entirely uncommon occurrence for uniquely vicious battles to produce countless acts of inexplicable gallantry worthy of a nation’s highest military honor.…

Two Marines, One Aircraft, Two Medals of Honor in WWI

On a cold October day in World War One Europe, two United States Marines took off into the sky for a strike against an enemy…

Did Medal of Honor Recipient Break the Rules to Survive?

One might go so far as to say that the only rule of war is to survive. Committing atrocities against humankind aside, one might argue…