Category Archives: Patriot of the Week

Major, (Retired) Clayton Tyson served his country for 20 years and 1 month of active duty service in the United States Air Force. During his 20+ years of service, he served as Deputy Crew Commander Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Crew Commander Minuteman ICBM, Pilot KC-135R, Aircraft Commander KC-135R, Instructor/Evaluator KC-135R, Instructor/Evaluator T-34C, Training Squadron […]

Since 2002, Toby Keith has provided more than 250,000 troops with a touch of home through performances in 17 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and several ships at sea. The result? A little global “Shock ’N Y’all.” Keith has been a favorite with the military community since the 2002 release of “Courtesy of the Red, […]

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe, United States Army, for exceptionally valorous achievement following an improvised explosive device explosion on 17 October […]

Julia Hamblet, a retired colonel who was instrumental in integrating women into the regular Marine Corps in the late 1940s and became the longest-serving director of the women’s branch of the Marines, died April 17, 2017 at a retirement community in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was 100. After working in Washington, D.C., for several years with […]

After a courageous battle Robert passed away in the line of duty, while protecting the United States Borders on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009. Robert was born and raised in Imperial Valley and graduated from Central Union High School and Imperial Valley College with an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice. His dream from a very […]

M/Sgt. Kouma, a tank commander in Company A, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. His unit was engaged in supporting infantry elements on the Naktong River front. Near midnight on 31 August, a hostile force estimated […]

Aiden Wilson Tozer was born April 21, 1897, on a small farm among the spiny ridges of Western Pennsylvania. Within a few short years, Tozer, as he preferred to be called, would earn the reputation and title of a “20th-century prophet.” Able to express his thoughts in a simple but forceful manner, Tozer combined the […]

Sergeant Major Daniel “Dan” Joseph Daly was once acclaimed by MajGen John A. Lejeune, former Commandant of the Marine Corps, as “the outstanding Marine of all time.” MajGen Smedley D. Butler called him “The fightinest Marine I ever knew,” and wrote that “it was an object lesson to have served with “him.” This kind of […]

Jones began his naval career by hoisting with his own hands, 3 December 1775 [he helped fit out Alfred in November 1775], our first national flag (the Grand Union flag) — the first time it was ever hoisted — on board the first ship of the Continental Navy, the Alfred, lying off Philadelphia in the […]

Bruce McCandless II was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 8, 1937, and attended high school in Long Beach, California. After graduating from high school, he went on to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958 with a bachelor of science degree. Following his graduation from […]