For obvious reasons, US SOCOM holds a place close to the heart. I wanted to not only honor my fallen SOF brothers with this post, but provide the Kit Up crew with some basic knowledge of who and what comprises US SOCOM these days (being careful not to disclose sensitive information).
To kick it off I thought it was only fitting that we showcase the Medal of Honor recipients. I've included some links to the awards, very sobering stuff, but we should not forget.
This will be the first post in a series that will feature the following:
- MOH Recipients-featured post
- Weapons (all of them!)
- Air Assets (manned and unmanned) and their firepower!
- Ground Assets
- Component Commands (Highlighting History & Mission Focus)
US SOCOM Medal of Honor Recipients: You will not be Forgotten
Vietnam Army Capt. Humbert Roque Versace Army Capt. Roger H. C. Donlon Army 1st Lt. Charles Q. Williams Air Force Maj. Bernard F. Fisher Army Capt. Ronald E. Ray Navy Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class James E. Williams Army 1st Lt. George K. Sisler Navy Seaman David G. Ouellet Army Master Sgt. Charles E. Hosking, Jr. Army Sgt. Gordon D. Yntema Army Staff Sgt. Drew D. Dix Army Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Ashley, Jr. Army Sgt. 1st Class Fred W. Zabitosky Army Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez Air Force Lt. Col. Joe M. Jackson Army Specialist 5th Class John J. Kedenburg Air Force Col. William A. Jones III Army Staff Sgt. Laszlo Rabel Air Force Capt. James P. Fleming Army Specialist 4th Class Robert D. Law Air Force Airman 1st Class John L. Levitow Navy Lt. j.g. (SEAL) Joseph R. Kerrey Army Sgt. 1st Class William M. Bryant Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Pruden Army Staff Sgt. Franklin D. Miller Army Sgt. Gary B. Beikirch Army Sgt. 1st Class Gary L. Littrell Army Sgt. Brian L. Buker Army Staff Sgt. John R. Cavaiani Army 1st Lt. Loren D. Hagen Navy Lt. (SEAL) Thomas R. Norris Navy Engineman 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael T. Thornton