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The Fighting Irish of the North and South

The Fighting Irish of the North and South

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Written by Freedom Hill Press
During The American Civil War, Irish Americans fought for the North and South.  The legend of the Union's Irish fighting in the Irish Brigade is much better known than the stories of their Confederate cousins on the other side of the battlefield.
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Remembering Chosin

Remembering Chosin

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Written by William Bruce
"His profound faith and courage, great personal valor, and unwavering fortitude were decisive factors in the successful withdrawal of the division from the deathtrap in the Chosin Reservoir sector and reflect the highest credit upon Captain Barber, his intrepid officers and men, and the United States Naval Service."
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Mike Christian's Flag

Mike Christian's Flag

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Written by William Bruce
"Mike worked on the flag. He made red and blue from ground roof tiles and tiny amounts of ink and painted the colors onto the cloth with watery rice glue. Using thread from his own blanket and a homemade bamboo needle, he sewed on stars."
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How a Michigan Veteran, and a Small Town, are Paying it Forward to Our Troops at the Holidays

How a Michigan Veteran, and a Small Town, are Paying it Forward to Our Troops at the Holidays

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Written by Beth Bailey
Mike Mermuys knows the power of a genuine act of kindness. The surface warfare officer had been d...
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Wake for Warriors: Fostering Veteran Community, Confidence, and Healing on the Water

Wake for Warriors: Fostering Veteran Community, Confidence, and Healing on the Water

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Written by Beth Bailey
In 2016, after over 30 years of active and reserve duty flying the Bell AH-1 Super Cobra, Dave De...
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Veterans’ Service Continues After Conflict – The Story of the D.C. War Memorial

Veterans’ Service Continues After Conflict – The Story of the D.C. War Memorial

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Written by Beth Bailey
Between 1917 and 1918, 4.7 million Americans fought in the First World War. 116,516 gave their li...
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Phantom in the Sky: USMC Aviator Terry Thorsen's Life-Changing Lessons in Perseverance

Phantom in the Sky: USMC Aviator Terry Thorsen's Life-Changing Lessons in Perseverance

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Written by Beth Bailey
Terry L. Thorsen’s Phantom in the Sky Imparts Lessons on Perseverance Terry L. Thorsen was an unl...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Making Espresso

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Espresso

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Written by Beth Bailey
Making a great espresso is not difficult, but it does require practice and precision. A few easy steps can get you started on the right track.
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K9s for Warriors: Service Dogs Fighting the Veteran Suicide Epidemic

K9s for Warriors: Service Dogs Fighting the Veteran Suicide Epidemic

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Written by Beth Bailey
Army signal support specialist Becca developed post-traumatic stress disorder when she deployed t...
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Selfless Service - The Brian Murphy Story

Selfless Service - The Brian Murphy Story

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Written by Fatooma Saad
On August 5th, 2012 Lt. Brian Murphy responded to an active shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and was shot 15 times engaging the attacker.  What Brian didn't know at the time was that for every bullet he had taken, he had likely saved the life of the 15 worshipers still sheltering in the temple when he arrived and interrupted the shooter's rampage.  When his fellow officers responded to the scene and found Brian gravely wounded, he waved them off and told them to care for the civilians in the temple first.  This is his story of adversity, recovery and finding a new path of service after tragedy.
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Felhoelter's Faith

Felhoelter's Faith

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Written by Freedom Hill Press
The depth of courage of the American soldier is difficult to grasp.  Our history, old and new, is filled with stories of courage that defy our instincts of self preservation and leave us in awe of our countrymen's bravery.  Today we share the story of Father Herman Felhoelter, a U.S. Army Chaplain.
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Life After Service - Evan Ahlin

Life After Service - Evan Ahlin

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Written by Fatooma Saad
For Evan Ahlin, a retired U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant, May 22, 2010, is a day that is perm...
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76th Anniversary of D-Day and its Michigan Connections

76th Anniversary of D-Day and its Michigan Connections

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Written by Fatooma Saad
Archive photo of World War II pilots training on Lake Michigan. (Courtesy of John Davis via Mic...
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