Contribution by Brian Benedict <email@example.com> https://thedufflebaginc.com/ The Legion of Merit Medal was established by Congressional decree on 20JULY1942. Most of the nations of the world had a high ranking “Atta Boy” medal that it could award to foreign dignitaries. As our military leaders began interacting with their counterparts in other Allied countries, it became apparentContinue reading “The Legion of Merit”
Contribution by Brian Benedict <firstname.lastname@example.org> https://thedufflebaginc.com/ The Laffey was a U.S. Navy Destroyer that was hit by SIX Kamikaze airplanes and FOUR bombs in 80 minutes on April 16th, 1945, off Okinawa. IT SURVIVED!! You can tour the USS Laffey and other naval vessels at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Contribution by Brian Benedict <email@example.com> https://thedufflebaginc.com/ Here is a message to all of us for today, coming from the past from a man who had “been there.”
Story by Mark Tolf, AVHM James R. Harrington entered into military service with the New York State Guard 8th Regiment in 1942 at the age of 16. He was signed in by his parents. His NY service lasted 18 months before he joined the US Army in 1944. He would spend time at Camp StewartContinue reading “Lt. Col. James Harrington, USA, SF – Inventor of the Army Challenge Coin”
THE ABUCAY LINE by Brian Benedict < firstname.lastname@example.org> This the name of the first line or resistance set up by General Mac Arthur. It was North of Bataan. ABUCAY is the name of the Municipality the line ran through. Brian Benedict is the Director of the American Veterans Historical Museum and proprietor of The Duffle Bag,Continue reading “THE ABUCAY LINE”
AAAO by Brian Benedict < email@example.com> Have you ever seen a steel helmet from WW2 with: AAA0 The above is an abbreviation for the slogan “Anything, Anytime, Anywhere BAR Nothing.” The slogan was devised by Colonel Harry A. (Paddy) Flint, C.O. 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division in Sicily, 1943. Col. Flint ordered the saying on allContinue reading “AAA-0”
On October 27th., members of the American Veterans Historical Museum did a display for the Veterans’ Chow Down held by the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet 2 Vet Program of Putnam County. Members Alex, Paul, Joe, and Tom participated in this event.