James Taylor

Rank: 1st Lieutenant Organization: U.S. Army Company: Troop B Division: 1st Cavalry Born: 31 December 1937, Arcata, Calif. Departed: No Entered Service At: San Francisco, Calif. G.O. Number: Date of Issue: 11/19/1968 Accredited To: Arcata, CA Place / Date: West … Continue reading →


Sal Giunta

Specialist Salvatore A. Giunta distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, on October 25, 2007. While … Continue reading →


Jon Cavaiani

S/Sgt. Cavaiani distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in action in the Republic of Vietnam on 4 and 5 June 1971 while serving as a platoon leader … Continue reading →


Brian Thacker

Brian M. Thacker First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Battery A, 1st Battalion, 92nd ArtillerySon of a career Air Force officer, Brian Thacker graduated from Utah’s Weber State College and was commissioned in the Army through the ROTC program. After a tour … Continue reading →


Michael Thornton

Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, Navy Advisory Group Although he came from the landlocked hills of South Carolina, the idea of being in the Navy seized Michael Thornton’s boyhood imagination when he saw movies such as The Fighting Sullivan Brothers and … Continue reading →


A festive Marine invasion of S. Phila. – Thousands gathered to mark the anniversary of the Marine Corps’ start in Phila. and remember the bash’s founder.

 A festive Marine invasion of S. Phila. Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) – Monday, November 11, 2002 Author: Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER In keeping with their boast of always being first into battle, several battalions of Marine veterans invaded South … Continue reading →