Veteran Stories News Summary #001

Below is Veteran Stories Podcast's weekly summary of the latest veteran related stories of potential interest to our listeners:


Author Of U.S. Military Code Of Conduct Passes Away

It was reported on Oct. 8, 2006 in the San Diego Union-Tribune that US Marine Col. F. Brooke Nihart passed away on Aug. 30, 2006 at the age of 87 in Fairfax, VA.  He was the author of the U.S. Military Code of Conduct that was originally written in 1955, and slightly revised in 1977.

He was a veteran of WWII (Battle of Wake Island & Battle of Okinawa) and the Korean War (Battle of the Punchbowl).  During his career he was awarded the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal the Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Medal.

It should also be noted that from 1972 to 1991 he was a historian and deputy director of Marine Corps museums.


WTOC11 Covers WWII Veteran's Recent Awarding Of Military Medals

WTOC11 has a short news article on WWII veteran Jack Phelps finally getting his military medals earned during his nine years of service. 

He joined the U.S. Army when he was 18, and was part of the D-Day Normandy Beach landing.  A total of eleven medals were awarded including a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and World War II victory medal.