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HEROES MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

From August to this month of October we need to commemorate and remember the Battle of Mogadishu that took place in Somalia, East Africa., in 1993.

Several Americans and UN soldiers lost their lives during this conflict and we feel duty-bound to remember them and salute them. In particular, we wish to honor two Americans who earned our nation’s highest award for valor: the Medal of Honor.

Thus, it is our privilege to share the below post with you.
You understand, we must never forget. And always remember our veterans and heroes! 🇺🇸️💖🇺🇸️

From Hiram Figueroa on LinkedIn:

26 years ago this afternoon, 33-year-old Gary Gordon (left) and 35-year-old Randy Shughart (right), both members of the Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta, were providing air cover for Rangers in Operation Gothic Serpent in Mogadishu when a fellow Blackhawk helicopter was shot down. Gordon requested to be landed at the crash site to provide cover for the crew but was denied permission.

Seeing the hostile Somali crowds converging on the downed Blackhawk, he pressed his request until finally granted permission.

Gordon and Shughart, armed each with only his own rifle and pistol, were dropped off at the crash site, and found pilot Michael Durant alive. There they formed a perimeter around him hoping for rescue that never came. Both men exhausted their ammunition and were killed saving Durant, who was taken alive as prisoner. Both men were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the first ones awarded for action since Vietnam.

Today we honor their memory!

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The 59 Veterans asks: What is Bravery and Sacrifice?

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WHAT IS BRAVERY AND SACRIFICE?

In June of 1918, a Marine division was sent to support the French army at Belleau Wood. When they arrived, they found French troops retreating from the field. A French colonel, attempting to inform the Americans of the realities of the situation and not trusting his spoken English, scribbled a note to the officer in charge of the Americans ordering them to retreat. The Marine officer looked at the Frenchman coldly and said, “Retreat, hell! We just got here!”

That officer was Captain Lloyd W. Williams, commanding the 51st Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. On 11 June 1918, he led an attack that routed the German defenders at Belleau Wood. Of the 10 officers and 250 men who started the attack, only one officer and 16 enlisted men escaped death or injury.

As Williams lay wounded on the battlefield, blinded by gas and gutted by German shrapnel, he told the medics who approached him, “Don’t bother with me, take care of my good men.” He later died from a shell explosion as he was being evacuated. He was posthumously promoted to major and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and buried in a military cemetery called a “Flanders Field” near the battlefield.

This is bravery and sacrifice!

For which we salute you, Lloyd W. Williams,, Devil Dog warrior! 🇺🇸️💖🇺🇸

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The 59 Veterans Project Salutes Our Canine Veterans!

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A VETERAN IS A VETERAN IS A VETERAN!

To all our military veterans, past and present, including all of you with long whiskers and four legs, it’s our honor here at the 59 Veterans Project to unfailingly salute you.

And thank you for your bravery, service and sacrifice! 🇺🇸💖🇺🇸

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A VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK FOR VETS RENEWED WITH WOLVERINES!

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Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state has wolverines again!

Famous for its active stratovolcano, glaziers, epic terrain and the highest peak in the Cascades mountain range, Mount Rainier National Park is also home to a host of stunning wildlife including the wolverine which until recently has been absent for over one hundred years.

The south slope of Mount Rainier may be the snowiest place on Earth, and the Wonderland Trail which encircles the mountain throughout the 236,381-acre park may be the outdoor hike of a lifetime. And we’re eager to learn and experience these.

But all of us here at the 59 Vets simply can’t wait to trek this national park to photograph and videograph the family of wolverines now nesting there. Rest assured military veterans shall be our colleagues and fellow trekkers as we ascend this magnificent summit together!

To learn more about this wonderful wolverine event, go visit this electrifying tree-climbing post: https://bit.ly/3hnvYCH

The 59 Veterans Project Honors MOH Recipient Kyle Carpenter!

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YOU’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO BE BRAVE!

Now a retired U.S. Marine, William Kyle Carpenter (born 19 October 1989) received our nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic action in Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010.

Kyle Carpenter is also the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient. His MOH citation reads:

“The enemy initiated a daylight attack with hand grenades, one of which landed inside their sandbagged position. Without hesitation and with complete disregard for his own safety, Lance Corporal Carpenter moved toward the grenade in an attempt to shield his fellow Marine from the deadly blast. When the grenade detonated, his body absorbed the brunt of the blast, severely wounding him, but saving the life of his fellow Marine.”

His jaw and right arm were shattered, and he lost his right eye and most of his teeth and has undergone dozens of surgeries. Such sacrifice and bravery are inimitable!

And we proudly salute U.S. Marine Kyle Carpenter! 🇺🇸️💖🇺🇸

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The 59 Veterans Project Honors All Our Veterans!

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TO ALL OUR MILITARY VETERANS EVERYWHERE!

Here at the 59 Vets we don’t need a special designated day or holiday to honor and acknowledge our Armed Forces and military veterans. And their families and loved ones.

So, to all our men and women in uniform, and all our veterans past and present, wherever you may be, we honor and respect you. You are in our hearts and minds.

AND WE SALUTE YOU! 🇺🇸️💖🇺🇸️

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COME VISIT ZION NATIONAL PARK WITH THE 59 VETERANS!

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HERE IS THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME FOR VETERANS!

Consisting of 229 square miles of diverse terrain that includes four different life zones (desert, riparian, woodland and coniferous forest) in southwestern Utah (near the town of Springdale) is Zion National Park. It is one of our favorite national parks to visit at the 59 Veterans Project!

A prominent fixture at the park )s the reddish colored Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles long and up to 2,640 feet deep. Plus, a vast variety of plant life, over 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat) and 32 reptiles inhabit the park’s four life zones.

Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons and natural arches. This is the place to experience outdoor recreation and wildlife of every kind! Learn more about Zion National Park here: https://www.zionpark.com/ .

To learn about us the 59 Veterans and our project to help military vets, visit our headquarters company here: http://59veterans.com/. Ours is a summit we can’t wait to ascend with veterans! 🇺🇸️💖🇺🇸

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A Film Classic for Veterans and the Ages!

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SALUTE TO A HEROIC VETERAN & TIMELESS FILM CLASSIC!

Alvin Cullum York, aka Sergeant York, was one of the most decorated U.S. Army soldiers of World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack and defeating a German machine gun nest, killing at least 25 enemy soldiers and capturing 132 others.

Well, one of our favorite veteran films of all time here at the 59 Veterans is the 1941 film classic Sergeant York. Made by renowned film director Howard Hawks and starring film great Gary Cooper, who won an Oscar for his role as Alvin York, we highly recommend this fabulous movie to you. Especially if you serve or have ever served in any branch of our U.S. Armed Forces.

The movie is inspiring, action-packed, spiritual and heartwarming beyond all words. Here’s a pic of the one and only Gary Cooper in the titular role. May it inspire you to enjoy a movie-watching experience of a lifetime!

We salute Sergeant York and all veterans past and present! 🇺🇸️💖🇺🇸️

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Come Discover Cuyahoga National Park with the 59 Veterans!

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WE NEED TO SHARE THIS PARK WITH VETERANS!

Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio was established on October 11, 2000, and is a splendorous place to visit, trek and experience! Consisting of over 32,571.00 acres and situated around and along the Cuyahoga River, the park has lots of amazing sights and varied terrain to see and enjoy.

It has waterfalls (awesome ones!), rugged hills, sightseeing trails, and exhibits artifacts that depict early rural living. The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail follows the Ohio and Erie Canal, where long ago mules towed canal boats. The park also has numerous historic homes, bridges and 33 prominent structures, and also offers the famous scenic train ride!

This is definitely the place to go camping, hiking, biking, bird watching, parasailing and to further your photographic and videographic skills! To learn more about Cuyahoga Valley National Park and experience its outdoor splendor, simply go here: https://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm.

And to learn about us the 59 Veterans and our project to help military vets, visit our headquarters company at http://59veterans.com/. Ours is a summit we can’t wait to ascend and share with veterans! 🇺🇸️💖🇺🇸 ️

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Commemorate R.E.D. Friday with the 59 Veterans!

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TODAY’S THE DAY WE WEAR RED!

Here at the 59 Veterans Project if every day were RED Friday, we’d try to tell you about it every day!

But it’s our honor and duty to tell you about it today. For we need to always Remember Everyone Deployed. Until they all come home.

Please join us in remembering and saluting them! 🇺🇸️💖🇺🇸

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