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Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral.'The eagle couldn't have picked a better person' This beautiful photo was taken in 2011 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. The eagle had landed on the grave of Sgt Maurice Ruch, enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in Decmber of 1941. Known for his keen eye, he became a rifle marksman and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He served four years in the military and earned a bronze star. Awesome!

2011 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. The eagle landed on the grave of Sgt Maurice Ruch, US Army Air Corps. A noted rifle marksman, he was stationed in the Aleutian Islands, served four years in the military, and earned a bronze star.

The Bronze Star Medal (BSM or BSV) is an award presented to United States Armed Forces personnel for bravery, acts of merit or meritorious service. When awarded for combat heroism it is awarded with a V device for Valor. It is the fourth highest combat award of the Armed Forces. Originally created in February of 1944, this medal was retroactively awarded to many WWII veterans.

The Bronze Star Medal (BSM or BSV) is an award presented to United States Armed Forces personnel for bravery, acts of merit or meritorious service. When awarded for combat heroism it is awarded with a V device for Valor. It is the fourth highest combat award of the Armed Forces. Originally created in February of 1944, this medal was retroactively awarded to many WWII veterans.

Most Decorated Woman in US Military – (1907 to 2002) – Col. Ruby Bradley of the Army Nurse Corps was the most highly decorated army nurse, receiving 34 medals and citations of bravery for her military service during the Japanese and Korean War, on World War II. Her awards included Legion of Merit Medals, Bronze Stars, Presidential Emblems, WWII Victory Medal, U.N. Service Medal, and Florence Nightingale Medal.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.

Henry Fonda enlisted in the Navy to fight in World War II, saying, "I don't want to be in a fake war in a studio." Previously, he and James Stewart had helped raise funds for the defense of Britain. Fonda served for three years, initially as a Quartermaster 3rd Class on the destroyer USS Satterlee. He was later commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in Air Combat Intelligence in the Central Pacific and was awarded the Navy Presidential Unit Citation and the Bronze Star

Henry Fonda enlisted in the Navy to fight in World War II, saying, “I don’t want to be in a fake war in a studio.” Previously, he and James Stewart had helped raise funds for the defense of Britain. Fonda served for three years, initially as a.

Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

8 Female Fighters of World War II

Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army American Hero!Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December

James Arness (né James Aurness) (1923-2011) USA 1943-45 WW II. Arness, who was 6’7”, said he wanted to be a fighter pilot but the height limit for aviators was 6’2”. He was drafted in ’43, served as a rifleman in the 3rd Infantry Division, and was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy. After several surgeries he was discharged but had a lifelong limp. Earned  a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

James Arness served as a rifleman with the U. Infantry Division, and was severely wounded during Operation Shingle, at Anzio, Italy. He wanted to be a pilot but was too tall.

WWII Bronze Star Medal in Dark Blue Case, Military Bar Pins, Military Collectible, Militaria, War Veteran, by SierrasTreasure on Etsy

WWII Bronze Star Medal in Dark Blue Case, Military Bar Pins, Military Collectible, Militaria, War Veteran, by SierrasTreasure on Etsy

Actor Eddie Albert, who enlisted in the Navy in 1942, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for his actions during the invasion of Tarawa in November 1943, when, as the pilot of a U.S. Coast Guard landing craft, he rescued 47 Marines who were stranded offshore (and supervised the rescue of 30 others), while under heavy enemy machine-gun fire (from Inknscroll).

Eddie Albert "Green Acres" served in the Navy during and received a Bronze Star with "V" for valor during the invasion of Tarawa.

Mickey Rooney enlisted in 1944 and served through the end of WW II. Left a successful acting career and served with Patton’s 3rd Army. Earned a Bronze Star among other decorations.

Mickey Rooney - n Rooney entered military service. He served more than 21 months, until shortly after the end of World War II. earned the Bronze Star.

US Marine 4th Ammunition Company Private First Class Luther Woodward admiring his Bronze Star medal 17 April 1945. His award was later upgraded to the Silver Star.

US Marine Ammunition Company Private First Class Luther Woodward admiring his Bronze Star medal, 17 April His award was later upgraded to the Silver Star.

Florida's voter purge nails 91-year-old WWII Bronze Star-winning veteran. Thanks for that whole 'Battle of the Bulge' thing, but 'You are not a citizen.' Happy Memorial Day!

Meet Bill: The Decorated WWII Veteran Targeted By Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge

808) Calvin Graham was the youngest known American to serve in the U.S. military during WWII, managing to enlist in the Navy at the age of 12. Calvin went on to earn a Bronze star and Purple Heart for his bravery and actions during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. After being severely wounded in that battle, his mother revealed his true age to the military, who promptly threw him in the brig for three months instead of just letting him go. When his sister threatened to make the story public…

Calvin Graham was the youngest known American to serve in the U. military during WWII, managing to enlist in the Navy at the age of Calvin went on to earn a Bronze star and Purple Heart for his.

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