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Artwork: "American Hero". Artist: Peter G. Varisano. Catalog Number: 1.51.91, US Army Art Collection

Artwork: "American Hero". Artist: Peter G. Varisano. Catalog Number: 1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Participants salute as the National Anthem is played

Participants salute as the National Anthem is played

Participants salute as the National Anthem is played before the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. (Photo by Ken Scar)

A proud mother wears a T-Shirt that says My SonA true American Hero, as she awaits the arrival of US Army (USA) soldiers assigned to 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, who are redeploying from Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A proud mother wears a T-Shirt that says My SonA true American Hero, a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Fort Stewart State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Catherin... More

B-29 Bomber pilot and recipient of the 2 Distinguished

B-29 Bomber pilot and recipient of the 2 Distinguished

B-29 Bomber pilot and recipient of the 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 2 Purple Hearts, Lt. Denny Thompson, of the U.S. Army Air Corps is recognized at the Normandy American Cemetery in a week commemorating ... More

Jorg Lian, a Norwegian Army officer who recieved the

Jorg Lian, a Norwegian Army officer who recieved the

Jorg Lian, a Norwegian Army officer who recieved the War Cross with Swords, Norway’s highest award for bravery in combat, on May 8, 2011 “to have demonstrated particularly outstanding bravery and leadership dur... More

Four US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration team aircraft fly in close formation during the annual Air Show held at Naval Air Station (NAS), Lemoore, California (CA). This years air show was named, A Salute to the American Hero

Four US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration tea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Lemoore State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Julian T. Olivari, USN Rele... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, crosses the 8.5-mile finish line of the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, meets former Staff Sgt. Benjamin Breckheimer, who was a cavalry scout with 5th Brigade, 2n... More

Wounded warrior amputees take a group photo before

Wounded warrior amputees take a group photo before

Wounded warrior amputees take a group photo before participating in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. (Photo by Ken Scar)

A participant in the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

A participant in the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

A participant in the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March greets 100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, at the beginning of the race ... More

US Navy (USN) Lieutenant (LT) Craig Olson (foreground left), a pilot assigned to the USN Blue Angels, flight demonstration team, signs autographs for excited fans during the annual Air Show held at Naval Air Station (NAS), Lemoore, California (CA). This years air show was named, A Salute to the American Hero

US Navy (USN) Lieutenant (LT) Craig Olson (foreground left), a pilot a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Lemoore State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Julian T. Olivari, USN Rele... More

Ben's Brigade gathers for a group shot at the 8-mile

Ben's Brigade gathers for a group shot at the 8-mile

Ben's Brigade gathers for a group shot at the 8-mile marker of the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, March 25, 2018. 100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a revered ... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon (in white hat), a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, shows off his Clemson class ring with fellow alums during the Bataan Memori... More

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady speaks

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady speaks

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady speaks to the National Champion Clemson Tigers football team, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady visited Clemson during the school’s Military Appreciation Week and spoke to RO... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, is shaded by an American flag as he walks in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sand... More

The hallways at Thomas C. Cario Middle School are covered

The hallways at Thomas C. Cario Middle School are covered

The hallways at Thomas C. Cario Middle School are covered with stories about Medal of Honor recipients, at Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Oct. 1, in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Hiroshi Miyamura.

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, crosses the 8.5-mile finish line of the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, takes a water break as he walked nearly 7 miles in the Bataan Memorial Death March at Whit... More

Donna Burdette, assistant of 100-year-old Bataan Death

Donna Burdette, assistant of 100-year-old Bataan Death

Donna Burdette, assistant of 100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, checks on how he's feeling at mile 4 of the Bataan Memorial D... More

Six US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration team aircraft execute a spiral maneuver during the annual Air Show held at Naval Air Station (NAS), Lemoore, California (CA). This years air show was named, A Salute to the American Hero

Six US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration team...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Lemoore State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Julian T. Olivari, USN Rele... More

Cpl. Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Medal of Honor recipient,

Cpl. Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Medal of Honor recipient,

Cpl. Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Medal of Honor recipient, recounted his story to the students of Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Oct. 1.

U.S. Air Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, commander

U.S. Air Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, commander

U.S. Air Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command and a Clemson University alumnus, greets 100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University a... More

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady speaks

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady speaks

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady speaks to Clemson University Army and Air Force ROTC cadets, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady visited Clemson during the school’s Military Appreciation Week. He spoke to ROT... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a revered Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, holds his Filipino World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal after a ceremony at Whit... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon (in white hat), a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, walked between 6.5 and 7 miles in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White ... More

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited Clemson University during the school’s Military Appreciation Week, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady spoke to ROTC cadets, the football team, donated some books to Cl... More

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited Clemson University during the school’s Military Appreciation Week, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady spoke to ROTC cadets and the football team (seen here with head c... More

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady signs

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady signs

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady signs copies of his book for Clemson University Army ROTC cadets, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady visited Clemson as part of the school’s Military Appreciation Week. Brady ... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a revered Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, holds his Filipino World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal after a ceremony at Whit... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, walks in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., accompanied b... More

SGT. HENRY JOHNSON - AMERICAN HERO of WORLD WAR I - AN INSPIRATION TO OUR FIGHTING MEN TODAY

SGT. HENRY JOHNSON - AMERICAN HERO of WORLD WAR I - AN INSPIRATION TO ...

Sergeant Henry Johnson - with biographical paragraphs. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston

Four US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration team aircraft execute a climbing spiral maneuver during the annual Air Show held at Naval Air Station (NAS), Lemoore, California (CA). This years air show was named, A Salute to the American Hero

Four US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration tea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Lemoore State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Julian T. Olivari, USN Rele... More

Mr. Brad Boland (right), President O-Neill Transfer

Mr. Brad Boland (right), President O-Neill Transfer

Mr. Brad Boland (right), President O-Neill Transfer and Storage Co., hands off a bottle of 1945 Calvados brandy to Master Sgt. Todd Wivell, 62nd Airlift Wing chief of public affairs, March 5, 2017 at the O-Neil... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, walked between nearly 7 miles in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Ra... More

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney presents a Clemson

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney presents a Clemson

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney presents a Clemson jersey to Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady visited the university for Military Appreciation Week and spoke to ROTC... More

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited Clemson University during the school’s Military Appreciation Week, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady spoke to ROTC cadets, the football team, donated some books to Cl... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, walks in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., for the 11th ... More

171204-N-UK306-042 MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2017) Retired

171204-N-UK306-042 MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2017) Retired

171204-N-UK306-042 MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2017) Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Barry Bridger speaks about his experience as a Prisoner of War (POW) during his time serving in the Vietnam War in the Stark Memorial C... More

Col. (ret.) Ralph Jenkins, 510th Fighter Squadron commander,

Col. (ret.) Ralph Jenkins, 510th Fighter Squadron commander,

Col. (ret.) Ralph Jenkins, 510th Fighter Squadron commander, poses for a photo while serving as a fighter pilot during World War II. During one of the last reunions with his squadron members a pact was made tha... More

The US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration team aircraft perform during the annual Air Show held at Naval Air Station (NAS), Lemoore, California (CA). This years air show was named, A Salute to the American Hero

The US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration team...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Lemoore State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Julian T. Olivari, USN Rele... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, crosses the 8.5-mile finish line of the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, walks in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., accompanied b... More

Ben's Brigade accompanies 100-year-old Bataan Death

Ben's Brigade accompanies 100-year-old Bataan Death

Ben's Brigade accompanies 100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, as he walks between 6.5 and 7 miles in the Bataan Memorial Death... More

The Medal of Honor hangs on recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick

The Medal of Honor hangs on recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick

The Medal of Honor hangs on recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady's chest during a military appreciation event at Clemson University, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady received the nation’s highest award for valor for actions N... More

Four US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration team aircraft execute a climbing spiral maneuver during the annual Air Show held at Naval Air Station (NAS), Lemoore, California (CA). This years air show was named, A Salute to the American Hero

Four US Navy (USN) Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet aerial demonstration tea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Lemoore State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Julian T. Olivari, USN Rele... More

More than 8,400 participants salute as the National

More than 8,400 participants salute as the National

More than 8,400 participants salute as the National Anthem is played before the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. (Photo by Ken Scar)

A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 122nd

A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 122nd

A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, perform an Air Force Salutes flyover May 13, 2020, in the skies above Fort Wayne, Indiana. The flyover was to demons... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, walked between 6.5 and 7 miles in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile R... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, walked between 6.5 and 7 miles in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile R... More

171204-N-UK306-074 MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2017) Retired

171204-N-UK306-074 MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2017) Retired

171204-N-UK306-074 MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2017) Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Barry Bridger speaks about his experience as a Prisoner of War (POW) during his time serving in the Vietnam War in the Stark Memorial C... More

Former Navy Special Operations Master Chief Harold

Former Navy Special Operations Master Chief Harold

Former Navy Special Operations Master Chief Harold Bologna (left) embraces retired U.S. Army Col. and Bataan Death March Survivor Ben Skardon, 100, at the beginning of the Bataan Memorial Death March at White S... More

Cpl. Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Medal of Honor recipient,

Cpl. Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Medal of Honor recipient,

Cpl. Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Medal of Honor recipient, recounted his story to the students of Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Oct. 1.

Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, signs a page in a book

Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, signs a page in a book

Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, signs a page in a book of Medal of Honor recipients at the Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Oct. 1. Miyamura was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of ... More

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady shakes

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady shakes

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady shakes Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney's hand in the Tigers indoor practice facility, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady visited Clemson University during the school’s ... More

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited

Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady visited Clemson University during the school’s Military Appreciation Week, Oct. 31, 2019. Brady spoke to ROTC cadets, the football team, donated some books to Cl... More

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon,

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, walked between 6.5 and 7 miles in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile R... More

The dusty shoes of 100-year-old Bataan Death March

The dusty shoes of 100-year-old Bataan Death March

The dusty shoes of 100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon, a beloved Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, who walked between 6.5 and 7 miles in the Bataan Memorial Death March a... More

171204-N-UK306-033 MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2017) Retired

171204-N-UK306-033 MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2017) Retired

171204-N-UK306-033 MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2017) Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Barry Bridger speaks about his experience as a Prisoner of War (POW) during his time serving in the Vietnam War in the Stark Memorial C... More

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