This year we commemorated the 77th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in a pretty unique way — 1250 feet above ground in the cockpit of a C-130, out of which jumped paratroopers from 9 NATO-allied countries onto DZ Yankee, the original 1944 drop zone in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Bill Crawford appeared to lead an ordinary life. He worked as a janitor at the Air Force Academy, where he was described as being “unimpressive” and “easily overlooked.” All of that changed, however, when one of the cadets read about a MOH recipient named "Crawford” in his history book and put two and two together. The school janitor quickly became a local celebrity. But he never lost his quiet, humble way, continuing to serve others however he could up until his death in 2000. This Veterans Day, we raise a glass to all of the Bill Crawford’s out there — to all of you who, in steadfastly serving your families and communities after your uniformed service to our Nation is complete, remind us of what honorable service and selfless leadership is all about.
OPERATION JUST CAUSE: PANAMA, 1989-1990 // Featuring: Night jumps under fire from 475 feet, enemy-infested jungles, urban warfare, and bravery and badassery from American paratroopers. Read on for an incredible war story, featuring the father-in-law of ONE OF OUR VERY OWN guys here at CIVVIESUPPLY, SGT Wes Howell of the 82nd Airborne. It’s a wild story with some bumps along the way, so get ready, patriots.
When we started thinking about the upcoming 76th anniversary of D-Day, we decided we wanted to build on what we had started last summer with the Operation Overlord shirt, which is still one of our all-time bestselling designs. This year, though, we wanted to do more of a deep dive. We wanted to spend some time marking this moment, this anniversary of one of history's great military invasions, and spend time reflecting on the legendary moments and men of the conflict.
My company at The Old Guard was tasked to lead a US Army Full Honors Wreath Ceremony in honor of Medal of Honor Day at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington this week for National Medal of Honor Day. Unfortunately, however, due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we were unable to complete the ceremony as planned.
Heelloooo 2020, and Happy New Year to everyone, from our family to yours! If you’ll indulge us, we just wanted to take a second to thank all of you for the amazing support you’ve given us in 2019, our first full year in business.
As we’ve written before at CIVVIESUPPLY, our customers are our heroes. Steve B. is one of them. In response to our last MOH recipient post about LTC Don Faith, Steve kindly replied back to us with this email detailing his own encounter with a MOH Recipient who saved his life 51 years ago today. It's vivid, and it's powerful.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: America needs better heroes. Ever since we were kids, my brothers and I have been inspired by military history and the heroic actions of the warfighters who’ve come before us — it’s a big part of the reason why we joined up in the first place.
CivvieSupply's Fourth of July Sale is live! As you know, my three brothers and I started CS because we believe in old-school patriotic values, and we’re truly passionate about sharing those values with others. Our products are super premium because we only work with the most high-end raw materials. We want to make patriotic goods that stand the test of time. We also want as many people as possible to be able to share in our love for country, heritage, and legacy, though, so for this week only, we're offering the biggest discounts of the year across all products in our catalog!
At CivvieSupply, we believe in the cultivation of grit (as researched and discussed by Professor Angela Duckworth) and in the importance of giving our very best effort to every task we do. (Colonel Hal Moore, one of our heroes, did this well.)