What is the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States?

Introduction The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), or simply the Loyal Legion is a United States patriotic order, organised 15 April 1865, by three veteran officers of the Army. The original membership was composed of members of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States, who had… Read More

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Who was Francis Sherman Currey?

Introduction Francis Sherman Currey (29 June 1925 to 08 October 2019) was a United States Army technical sergeant and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration for valour, the Medal of Honour, for his heroic actions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Early Life Currey was born in Loch… Read More

Who was Thomas Ward Custer?

Introduction Thomas Ward Custer (15 March 1845 to 25 June 1876) was a United States Army officer and two-time recipient of the Medal of Honour for bravery during the American Civil War. A younger brother of George Armstrong Custer, he served as his aide at the Battle of Little Bighorn against the Lakota and Cheyenne… Read More

Who was Jared C. Monti?

Introduction Jared Christopher Monti (20 September 1975 to 21 June 2006) was a soldier in the United States Army who received the United States military’s highest decoration for valour, the Medal of Honour, for his actions in the War in Afghanistan. Monti was deployed with his unit when they were attacked by a group of… Read More

Who was Adolphus Washington Greely?

Introduction Adolphus Washington Greely FRSGS (27 March 1844 to 20 October 1935) was a United States Army officer and polar explorer. He attained the rank of major general and was a recipient of the Medal of Honour. A native of Newburyport, Massachusetts and an 1860 graduate of Brown High School (now Newburyport High School), in… Read More

Who was David B. Bleak?

Introduction David Bruce Bleak (27 February 1932 to 23 March 2006) was a soldier of the United States Army during the Korean War. Bleak rose to the rank of staff sergeant and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the highest military decoration of the United States, for his actions near Minari-gol, South Korea, on 14… Read More

Who was Robert G. Cole?

Introduction Lieutenant Colonel Robert George Cole (19 March 1915 to 18 September 1944) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honour for his actions in the days following the D-Day Normandy invasion of World War II. Early US Army Career Robert G. Cole was born at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas,… Read More