Hero's

 

This page is dedicated to all of our Hero's. If you have a hero send the information to me and I will post it on this website. Its about time we honor all out hero's. Send your hero's to the Webmaster .

We often forget about our Hero's until we really need them. Take the time to Thank a Hero every day. Remember the unsung Hero's and don't forget about the Hero's in all of us. The generations today need more Hero's. When you see one of our military in uniform, take the time to Thank them. Pray for them every day, I do!

 

Mary Ann Matyjewicz - She is more than a hero to me, she is my guardian Angel. She was there for me when life chewed me up and spit me out. God sent me an Angel and I thank him every day. You see she is one of the unsung Hero's, working to make life a better way for everyone who comes in contact with her. In July 2005 I underwent Quadruple Bypass Heart surgery and she was there every step of the way. I've seen the wings as she came into my hospital room. Almost one year later in July 2006, I had a Heart Attack. She was there for me, angel wings spread out. If not for her I would not be here today. Each and every day I see what she does for this world, whether helping elderly neighbors, veterans, families in need or just taking care of me. Taking care of me has become a fulltime job as I have been recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Once again she is there taking care of me. Everyday I need my Angel and Thank God for sending her my way -John

Clarence Matyjewicz - My Dad - My Hero - It wasn't until I got a lot older that I realized how much of a Hero he was to me. He raised six kids and worked hard to do it. Times in his life were rough, but I never heard him complain.

General Norman Schwarzkopf - born in Trenton, New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1956 and earned a master's degree from the University of Southern California School of Engineering in 1964. A much-decorated veteran of numerous military assignments, including two tours of duty in Vietnam, he first attained the rank of general in 1978 and in October 1983 was deputy commander of U.S. forces in the invasion of Grenada. In 1988 he was appointed to head the U.S. Central Command. After Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, he was responsible for planning and executing Operation Desert Storm, the U.S.-led multinational campaign that liberated Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War (1991). His autobiography, It Doesn't Take a Hero, was published in 1992. He passed away 27 December 2012.
 

Admiral Jeremy "Mike" Boorda was born on November 26, 1939, in South Bend, IN. He grew up in Chicago, IL and dropped out of high school and joined the U.S. Navy at age 17, in 1956. Jeremy became the first enlisted sailor in U.S. history to rise to the position of admiral. He attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, and was commissioned as an officer in 1962. Boorda also received a bachelor's degree in political science in 1971 from the University of Rhode Island.

Boorda was the Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, during military and humanitarian operations in Bosnia in 1993. In fact, he ordered the first airstrikes over Bosnia. On April 23, 1994, Jeremy became the 25th Chief of Naval Operations.

Boorda committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest on May 16, 1996. It is believed that Jeremy committed suicide after learning that Newsweek reporters had supposedly uncovered evidence that he wore two unearned combat ribbons for his participation in Vietnam. However, the former Chief of Naval Operations at the time, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, said that he had personally authorized Boorda to wear those combat ribbons. Boorda is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

He was more that just an Admiral but a sailors friend. I had the great pleasure of serving with Admiral Boorda on a special operation and he is definitely a Hero and a personal friend. Once again it shows what the media can do.

 

Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale USN, retired 1923 -2005 served on active duty in the regular Navy for 37 years, most of those years at sea as a fighter pilot aboard aircraft carriers. Shot down on his third combat tour over North Vietnam, he was the senior naval service prisoner of war in Hanoi for 7-1/2 years - tortured 15 times, in solitary confinement for four years, leg irons for two.
Vice Admiral Stockdale holds 26 combat decorations, including two Purple Hearts, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Distinguished Service Medals, four Silver Star Medals, and the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is the only three- or four-star officer in the history of the U.S. Navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. Died at the age of 81 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More

 

Sergeant Pat Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player who, in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, abruptly left his professional sports career and enlisted in the United States Army. He served in Iraq and, later, in Afghanistan where he was killed by friendly fire. Reports in the media of his death and the background of his sacrifice symbolized a heroic image in the minds of many Americans. Read more

 

 

 

Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Carl Brashear (January 19, 1931 - July 25, 2006)
Carl Brashear was the first African American Master Diver in the U.S. Navy, despite a crippling injury.

He was born in Tonneyville, Kentucky on January 19, 1931 to a sharecropper family and raised in Sonora, Kentucky. Master Chief Brashear joined the Navy in February 1948 at the age of 17.

Carl was an inspiration to all sailors. (Read More)

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, in 1907.

When he was a boy, his family moved West settling in Lancaster, California and later Glendale, California where he would come to be known as Duke. Marion’s dog, an Airedale, was named Duke, and soon the local Glendale firefighters started calling Marion Duke, too. Duke’s academic and athletic success at Glendale High led to a football scholarship at the University of Southern California (USC).

John Wayne was a true American Hero on the Silver Screen, when I was a kid. (Read More)