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Green Beret Rewarded for Heroism on Highway

By Debbie Gregory. There was no time to wait for emergency personnel or to see if others on the highway would stop. “We were the first there,” he said. “It was my responsibility.” While his wife called 9-1-1, he ran to the wreckage and went to work. “I just did all I could do,” he […]

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Stolen Valor Forces Honor Guard Group to Shut Down

By Debbie Gregory. Do the ends justify the means? The question is usually considered when it comes to premeditated voluntary actions of questionable ethics taken with a defined objective in mind. Take the case of  Papotia Reginald Wright, an alleged retired Green Beret command sergeant major who started the 8th Special Forces Regiment New York […]

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Green Beret Amputee Set for 5th Deployment

By Debbie Gregory. Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Lavery  has three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and a Bronze Star with Valor for heroism in combat. Lavery has received the James E. Cotter Courage Award from Boston College High School, where he played football as a strong safety. He was also inducted into […]

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Vietnam Special Forces Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor

By Debbie Gregory. As Director of Employer Engagement for California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), I had the pleasure of meeting Retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose at a September ESGR event. Rose, a Vietnam veteran, will receive the Medal of Honor on October 23rd. In 1967, Rose decided to volunteer for the […]

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Green Berets Keep Fallen Soldier’s Promise to His Stepdaughter

By Debbie Gregory. Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar of the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group made a promise to his stepdaughter, Octavia Osborne. “He told me he’d be back in time for my graduation from Niceville High School,” Osborne said with a slight smile. “He promised.” Unfortunately,  on April 8, the 37-year-old Green Beret died […]

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