because I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley
Zachariah Fike has an unusual hobby. The Vermont Army National Guard captain finds old military medals for sale in antique stores and on the Internet. But unlike most memorabilia collectors, Zac doesn’t keep the medals for himself.
Instead, he tracks down the medals’ rightful owners, and returns them.
His effort to reunite families with lost medals all began with a Christmas gift from his mother — a Purple Heart, found in an antique shop and engraved with the name Corrado A.G. Piccoli.
Zac, 31, knows the significance of a Purple Heart — he earned one himself when he was wounded in Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2010. So when his mother gave him the medal, he knew right away that he had to find the Piccoli family.
Photo courtesy of Zachariah Fike
Now this is awesome.
I see a lot of medals while thrifting that are engraved and I always wonder how they get to where they are and how someone could part with them.
MOST AWESOME PERSON AWARD
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Biere, the command sergeant major of the 7th Civil Support Command, speaks with a German Military Police soldier after a 2010 Commemorative Ceremony in Koblenz, Germany, Nov. 19. A commemorative wreath was placed in front of a German army Monument in recognition of Germany’s national day of mourning, which honors fallen and missing German soldiers. Biere is a native of Grand Rapids, Mich.
That awkward moment when you realize Ludwig would have been a MP instead of an SSO and probably really would have shot me.
just made my day
Lmfao, Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the men who are keeping us safe :)
If i ever joined the Army <3
We will always be safe thanks to you… <3
How I imagine Simon and Iakov based off their singing sessions in the kitchen.
Rations in the USA army include three 40g chocolate bars.
(Shit, I’d be trading chocolate and strawberry oatmeal BLEH!)
Military parade in India
I made this (with some inspiration) for Fyeah Canadian forces
I laughed way too hard at this..
Hahah! I showed my dad this and said “you might not get it, it’s internet humour..” and first thing he said was “doesn’t matter, anyone who is in the military will understand this.. spot on!”
I AM ROARING
I dunno what’s better, the medics or the Technicians DEAD!!