Category Archives: Patriot of the Week

Edwin Hubble was an American astronomer who, in 1925, was the first to demonstrate the existence of other galaxies besides the Milky Way, profoundly changing the way we look at the universe. Later, in 1929, he also definitively demonstrated that the universe was expanding, (considered by many as one of the most important cosmological discoveries […]

Future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was born on June 23, 1948. He grew up in the small African-American community of Pin Point, Georgia, with his older sister Emma Mae and younger brother Myers Lee. His father disappeared early on in his life, and the family divided even further when he was 9 years old. […]

A major western movie star between 1938 and 1953, and known as the ‘King of the Cowboys,’ Roy Rogers, was one of the most popular of all the singing cowboys. With his horse Trigger and frequent female partner Dale Evans (whom he married in 1947), Roy was the personification of the hero in the white […]

Senior Chief Petty Officer Bernard C. Webber is one of the “Chatham Legends”. On February 18, 1952, he took the CG36500 out of Chatham Station with three volunteers-Seaman Ervin Maske, Seaman Richard Livesey and Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Fitzgerald, an Engineman, responding to the tanker Pendleton, which had broken in two off Chatham in […]

Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Rifle Squad Leader, 4th Platoon, Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines (Reinforced), Regimental Combat Team 7, First Marine Division (Reinforced), on 14 April 2004. Corporal Dunham’s squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in […]

The poetry of Schulz’s life began two days after he was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 26, 1922, when an uncle nicknamed him “Sparky” after the horse Spark Plug from the Barney Google comic strip. Sparky’s father, Carl, was of German heritage and his mother, Dena, came from a large Norwegian family; the family […]

(Photo: Mack Tharpe on the left, Bobby Dodd on the right.) Perhaps to most Georgia Tech fans, the name Mack Tharpe may strike a chord only as one of the two men for whom Tech’s athletics fund is named, the other being coaching great William Alexander. However, the story of Mercer McCall “Mack” Tharpe is […]

Peggy Annette Whitson is an American biochemist and astronaut who holds the record for most total days spent in space by any NASA astronaut. She is also the first woman astronaut to command the International Space Station twice. Ambitious from a young age, she realized her life’s calling quite early on. As a nine-year-old, she […]

Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz led the Allied naval forces to victory in the Pacific in World War II. He was born February 24, 1885, in Fredericksburg, Texas to Anna (Henke) Nimitz. He died on February 20, 1966, of complications following a stroke. Nimitz’s father, Chester Bernard Nimitz, did not live to see his son […]

Prior to Duke Coach K’s disciplined, mentally tough teams can be seen as an extension of his own upbringing. Krzyzewski went to West Point and enrolled in the U.S. Military Academy to receive a quality education, play basketball and become an officer in the Army. From 1969-74, Krzyzewski served his country, directing service teams for […]