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December 30, 2023

Readers’ Choice: Best of Valor for 2023

A compilation of 2023’s most-read “Profiles of Valor” honoring American warriors.

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In this special year-end edition, our editors have compiled a list of Mark Alexander’s most-read 2023 “Profiles of Valor.” You can read all of Alexander’s Valor columns in his Armed Forces and Military Service archive.

Profiles of Valor: God Bless You, Gary Harrell — Gary was a family man of strong faith, a highly respected leader of warriors, a fierce defender of American Liberty, a Patriot, and a friend.

Profiles of Valor: Col. Paris Davis (USA, Ret.) — “He told me to move out. I just disobeyed the order.”

Profiles of Valor: Michael Thornton — “Fear is a great thing, but you have to take that fear and focus it into something good.”

Profiles of Valor: MSgt Roy P. Benavidez — Call sign “Tango Mike Mike” — “That Mean Mexican”!

Profiles of Valor: Alvin C. York — “I think any man who talks against the interests of his own country ought to be arrested and put in jail, not excepting senators and colonels.”

Profiles of Valor: Audie Murphy — “Just hold the phone and I’ll let you talk to one of the bastards.”

Profiles of Valor: Gregory ‘Pappy’ Boyington — “There is only a hairline’s difference between a Navy Cross and a general court-martial.”

Profiles of Valor: Maj. Joseph Jacob Foss, USMC, MoH — “If you blink, you could miss the fight. If you blink during the fight, you could die.”

Profiles of Valor: Harry Truman’s Medal of Honor? — “I would rather have the blue band of the Medal of Honor around my neck than to be president of the United States.”

Profiles of Valor: Larry Taylor’s Medal of Honor Ceremony — “I told my men, ‘You never leave a man on the ground,’ and we never did.”

Profiles of Valor: George Lewis Gillespie — The connection between the Revolutionary War’s Overmountain Men militia and today’s Medal of Honor.

Profiles of Valor: William Carney — “Boys, I only did my duty; the old flag never touched the ground!”

Profiles of Valor: MA2 Michael A. Monsoor — “He made an instantaneous decision to save our teammates.”

Profiles of Valor: Black Hawk Down — “Without a doubt, I owe my life to those two men and their bravery.”

Profiles of Valor: LTC Matt Urban — “He killed him with a trench knife, took the German’s machine pistol, and fired at the onrushing enemy.”

And our Christmas Valor post:

A Christmas Truce on the Western Front — “Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright.”

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Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis

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