Category Archives: Patriot of the Week

Herbert Kailieha Pililaʻau (October 10, 1928 – September 17, 1951) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War. A Native Hawaiian who was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu, he was drafted into the […]

MAJOR GENERAL CLAIRE LEE CHENNAULT (With honorary grade of Lieutenant General) Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault was a World War II leader of the famed Flying Tigers in China, for whom Chennault Air Force Base, Lake Charles, La., is named. He was born in Commerce, Texas, 1890; died New Orleans, Louisiana, July 27, 1958. Claire […]

Thomas, Dave (2 July 1932-8 Jan. 2002), restaurateur and philanthropist, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the son of an unwed mother. He was adopted at the age of six weeks by Rex Thomas, a construction worker, and Auleva Sinclair of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He never met his birth parents, and his adoptive mother died […]

OSCM Zachary Williams enlisted in the Navy in August of 1986 and immediately reported to recruit training at RTC Orlando, FL. Following completion of recruit training, Williams reported to Operation Specialist “A” School at Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, VA, and graduated in June of 1987. In July 1987, Williams checked […]

Samuel Morse was an American painter and inventor, who invented the single-wire telegraph system.. Born to a modest household, Morse started his career as a painter, his forte being portraiture. In no time, he established a name for himself in the field of painting and painted portraits of significant personalities such as, former US President […]

Douglas A. Munro, a signalman first class of the United States Coast Guard, died heroically on Guadalcanal on 27 September 1942. Having volunteered to evacuate a detachment of Marines who were facing annihilation by an unanticipated large enemy force, he succeeded in safely extricating them and in doing so was mortally wounded. Douglas Albert Munro […]

Bart Starr was a 17th round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 1956. His playing time was limited during his first few years on the team, but the arrival of Vince Lombardi as Packers coach changed his football career. Lombardi found Starr an intelligent and capable player. With his encouragement, Starr acquired the […]

Robin Olds – Early Life & Career: Born July 14, 1922 in Honolulu, HI, Robin Olds was the son of then-Captain Robert Olds and his wife Eloise. The oldest of four, Olds spent the majority of his childhood at Langley Field in Virginia where his father was stationed as an aide to Brigadier General Billy […]

James Edward Oglethorpe Born:December 22, 1696, Godalming, County Surray, England Died:June 30, 1785, Cranham Hall, County Essex, England When he was a boy, James Edward Oglethorpe’s oldest brother and father went off to fight in Queen Anne’s War (War of Spanish Succession, 1702-1714), never to return. James, seventh of nine children in a large, wealthy […]

Richard O’Kane retired in 1957, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor as commander of the USS Tang in South Pacific. The Tang sank a Japanese ship every 11 days on five patrols and rescued scores of US fliers who had been shot down in raids on Japanese ships and bases. During one […]