US Military

SEAN LUKETINA

Death of Sean Luketina during the Grenada Invasion in 1983

Sergeant Sean Luketina was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, 82nd Signal Battalion, Alpha Company, Assault CP. He was seriously wounded in Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury, 27 October 1983. SGT Luketina slipped in and out of a coma until  he died 8 months later, 30 June 1984, in the VA hospital in North …

Death of Sean Luketina during the Grenada Invasion in 1983 Read More »

Maritime Communications – Communications Officer of PC-486

Unlikely Allies: Cooperation between the American Mafia & the U.S. Military during WWII

On December 7th, 1941, after years of tenuous relations with the Japanese Empire, the United States found itself under siege.  Pearl Harbor, the home of the United States Navy’s Pacific Fleet, had been virtually annihilated.  The United States at once was at war with a foe that possessed a marked naval advantage.  While the United …

Unlikely Allies: Cooperation between the American Mafia & the U.S. Military during WWII Read More »

The Purple Heart Medal of Pfc. James T. Hull is embraced by his brother, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Cecil Hull during a ceremony on July 24, 2015. (Credits: Maj. Randall Stillinger)

Two WWII Purple Hearts of Fallen Soldiers Return Home

On 24 July, the Purple Hearts of two fallen World War II soldiers, were returned home thanks to a non-profit organization called Purple Hearts Reunited. The Purple Hearts belonged to Pfc. James Thomas Hull and Pvt. Joseph Eugene “Gene” Bone. Pfc. James Thomas Hull, born on January 24, 1919 in Moulton, Texas enlisted in the Army in …

Two WWII Purple Hearts of Fallen Soldiers Return Home Read More »