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from Period Paper

1942 Cover LIFE Marine Ace Fighting Squadron Captain John Lucian Smith LF5

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John L. Smith from Lexington, OK. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in WWII. Photo from the Arlington National Cemetery Website.

James Jabara. Born in Muskogee, OK. The first US jet ace, distinguishing himself with the F-86 Sabre (as seen here) during the Korean War.

from Mad World News

Vietnam Vet Who Received Medal of Honor Today Was a Total BADASS

According to CNN, Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins endured a four-day struggle that’s one for the history books, suffering 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle and evading North Vietnamese troops for 48 hours. The epic chain of events took place in Vietnam’s A Shau Valley over 48 years ago, and today Adkins was finally honored for his extremely brave and heroic acts.