Operation Mend

Military Encouraging News Digest

uplifting, feel good news.

Our mission is to deliver uplifting, feel good news, especially the stories of those who have served, past and present, and who have triumphed over adversity. But since we can’t be everywhere, we hope you will be our eyes on the street. Let us know who you think has climbed a proverbial mountain and planted a victory flag. Because most heroes are just ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.

Soldier Gives His Medal of Honor to the Brigade He Says Earned It

Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Augustine Giunta is the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the U.S. military's highest decoration for valor. But in a recent ceremony marking the 173rd Airborne Brigade's new memorial to all the brigade's soldiers...
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Green Berets Help Keep Fallen Soldier’s Promise to His Stepdaughter

Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar of the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group made a promise to his stepdaughter, Octavia Osborne. “He told me he’d be back in time for my graduation from Niceville High School,” Osborne said with a slight smile. “He promised.” Unfortunately,  on...
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Vet with ALS Stands For His Son’s Recruit Graduation

By Debbie Gregory. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is now well known to many due to the bucket challenge a few years back. In 2016, U.S. Army veteran Frankie Sanchez Sr. was diagnosed with the nerve condition, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a...
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