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FORMER GOP SENATOR HAS DIED AT 98

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Robert Joseph Dole (July 22, 1923 – December 5, 2021)

Longtime GOP Senator and Presidential candidate Bob Dole died 
early Sunday morning in his sleep.    

The Dole family issued a statement later saying America was
grieving the loss of "one of its heroes.”

Condolences from both Republicans and Democrats alike commemorating his nearly four decades of service.have
been received.

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OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER BECOMES HERO

Police officer Brian Wilson with the Columbus, Ohio, police department recently saved Carmella Lopez, 2, after she almost drowned.   
Police officer Brian Wilson with the Columbus, Ohio, police department recently saved Carmella Lopez, 2, after she
almost drowned June 19th. (FoxNews)

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CREW SAVED BY JFK ON THIS DAY IN 1943

Did JFK's Order Sink PT-109? | Naval History Magazine - February ...
Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, right, and his PT-109 crew are shown somewhere in the South Pacific, July 1943.

On August 1, 1943, a Japanese destroyer rams an American PT (patrol
torpedo) boat, No. 109, slicing it in two. The destruction is so massive
other American PT boats in the area assume the crew is dead. Two
crewmen were, in fact, killed, but 11 survived, including Lt.
John F.
Kennedy
. His actions made him a war hero.

 

How JFK Earned Two Medals in World War II - HISTORY

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SENATOR JOHN McCAIN, A TRUE WAR HERO

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Lieutenant Commander John McCain (right) is welcomed by President Richard Nixon (left) upon McCain’s release from five and one-half-
years as a P.O.W. during the Vietnam War in 1973.  

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John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018)

Among awards presented to John McCain: Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal
(3)  with Combat “V”, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit (2) Combat “V”,  
Distinguished Flying Cross, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation
Medal (2) with Combat “V” and others.

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VIETNAM HERO WAS HONORED TODAY!


President Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Army veteran
James McCloughan during a brief but poignant White House
ceremony .

(AP) – President Trump on Monday presented the Medal of Honor to an Army
veteran who 48 years ago repeatedly risked his live to save 10 fellow soldiers
during a deadly days-long fight along Vietnam’s central coast.

In recognizing James McCloughan, now a 71-year-old retired schoolteacher
from Michigan, Trump recounted a gripping tale of selflessness and bravery,
sliding off script occasionally to emphasize just how hellish the battle was and
to marvel that McCloughan and the other Americans who survived managed
to overcome such extraordinary odds.

“He was one of 32 who fought until the end,” the president said, glancing at
McCloughan, who stood stoically a few steps to Trump’s right, “and they held
their ground against more than 2,000 enemy troops. Jim, I know I speak for
everyone here when I say we are in awe of your actions and your bravery.”


Army Pfc. James McCloughan in front of the Vietnam Regional
Exchange Snack Shop, 1969.

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