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Daily Archives: March 26, 2015

Panel Conducts Review of FBI Since 9/11; Commission Reports Says G-Men Have Transformed

Comey said the FBI’s progress has been extraordinary and that the Bureau was up to the task. “I think this is a moment of pride for the FBI,” he said. “An outside group of some of our nation’s most important leaders and thinkers has stared hard at us and said, ‘You have done a great job at transforming yourself.’ And they’ve also said what I’ve said around the country: It’s not good enough.”

Medic Francis C. Hammond killed while saving fellow Marines in Korean War; awarded Medal of Honor

As a relief unit showed up, Hammond’s division was ordered to pull back. Hammond refused. According to the Virginia War Memorial’s website, “[he] did not want to leave his men, so he stayed behind to help evacuate the wounded, refusing care for himself. While assisting the units relieving them, [Hammond] was mortally wounded by enemy mortar fire.”