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Profiles of Valor: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher Adlesperger

Lance Cpl. Christopher Adlesperger of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was on a "clearing mission" in Fallujah with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, when he and his team encountered heavy enemy fire. His point man was killed and two other Marines were injured. Despite shrapnel wounds, Adlesperger advanced the attack against the jihadis, while single-handedly clearing the stairs and moving the wounded to safety.

January 10, 2010

Profiles of Valor: U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Armando Espinoza

Soon after the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment overtook an Iraqi stronghold in Baghdad. It was a fierce battle that lasted all night and into the following day. Maj. Armando Espinoza (then Capt. Espinoza), an aircraft commander serving with the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268, piloted a CH-46E helicopter that was sent in to evacuate the wounded in the midst of heavy enemy gunfire.

January 3, 2010

Account of the First Harvest Feast and Thanksgiving

Endeavoring to improve the production at Plymouth Plantation after the First Thanksgiving, in 1622 Governor William Bradford implemented a collectivist policy, which almost destroyed the Plymouth settlement. In theory, Bradford thought the colony would thrive because each family would receive equal share of produce without regard to their contribution. Unfortunately, then as always, collectivism only works in theory. They decided to trade their collectivist plan for a free market approach, and in 1623, Bradford wrote, "This had very good success."

November 25, 2009