The Legion of Merit

Contribution by Brian Benedict <mrduffle@yahoo.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”

The U.S.S. Laffey

Contribution by Brian Benedict <mrduffle@yahoo.com> 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.

Lt. Col. James Harrington, USA, SF – Inventor of the Army Challenge Coin

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”

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