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  • Medal of Honor recipient to be buried today

    03/08/2014 7:25:00 PM PST · by South40 · 12 replies
    LATimes ^ | 3/8/2014 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    A funeral service with a special graveside ceremony is scheduled Saturday afternoon to honor Walter Ehlers, a Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. Ehlers single-handedly took out enemy gun nests during the D-day invasion and drew fire to himself to save other soldiers. He died Feb. 19 at 92 of kidney failure. He will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery with full military honors at 1 p.m., said Jim Ruester, spokesman for the cemetery. Seating has been set up for 500 people. The Army's 1st Infantry Division will send a three-star general and 32 soldiers from Kansas to...
  • MarkBsnr has passed

    03/01/2014 5:11:20 PM PST · by Mad Dawg · 125 replies
    personal communication | 3/1/14 | Vanity
    With a heavy heart I report that MarkBsnr has gone to his reward. He was learned, intelligent, devout, and a good friend. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for all who mourn at his passing.
  • Cameron Baird, killed in Afghanistan, is awarded the Victoria Cross

    02/12/2014 5:09:56 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    The Australian ^ | 13th February 2014 | Jared Owens
    THE Victoria Cross has been awarded posthumously to Australian commando Corporal Cameron Baird, killed in Afghanistan in June 2013, Tony Abbott has announced. The Prime Minister told parliament that Corporal Baird, of the Special Operations Task Group, was the 100th Australian recipient of the highest military honour for bravery in wartime. He was the 40th - and last - Australian to die in Afghanistan. He is the fourth Australian VC from the conflict. Mr Abbott said the Tasmanian-born Corporal Baird, 32, was already an iconic figure in the army, and had also received the Medal of Gallantry. He was being...
  • A Killed Serviceman's Letter to His Mom

    01/30/2014 12:53:36 PM PST · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Written to his mom while he was flying P-40s in Italy. She found it in the chest of his belongings when it was returned to her after his death.
  • 1 killed in Army helicopter 'hard landing' in Ga. (Savannah, Night Stalkers)

    01/16/2014 1:51:29 PM PST · by xzins · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, a military spokesman said Thursday. The MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was returning from a routine training flight when it made a "hard landing" just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on or near the airstrip at the base in coastal Georgia, said Army Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the crew's aviation unit. The three-man crew was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation...
  • Fairhaven Marine, 19, killed in Afghanistan

    12/12/2013 6:33:18 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 26 replies
    wcbv news Boston ^ | Dec 12, 2013 | N/A
    Matthew R. Rodriguez died while conducting combat operations FAIRHAVEN, Mass. —A 19-year-old Marine from Fairhaven has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez died Wednesday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, the Department of Defense announced. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif Rodriguez's father, Roland Rodriguez, told the Standard-Times of New Bedford the family is headed for Dover Air Force Base in Delaware where his son's body is expected Saturday. He said declined to make extensive comments, but said his son "made a lot of...
  • Preservation group identifies 15 soldiers at NY Revolutionary War site

    11/14/2013 4:23:57 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 6 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 11/12/13 | Anon
    RICHMOND, VA. – A group working to preserve a New York military cemetery from the Revolutionary War says it has identified 15 soldiers from Virginia believed to be buried there. The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot has pored over old muster rolls, military correspondence, private letters, physicians’ journals and other documents to identify soldiers buried in unmarked graves on privately owned land in New York’s Hudson Valley. So far, they’ve been able to identify 84 listed in the records as having died at Fishkill. The group announced the new identifications on Monday, including the soldiers from Virginia who died...
  • Marines Killed At Camp Pendleton Were Doing Dangerous Job

    11/15/2013 7:12:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    (AP) ^ | November 14, 2013 9:59 PM
    The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton were bomb removal technicians. The four were killed around 11 a.m. during a routine sweep to make a range safer for future training exercises at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, said a Marine official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. There was no live firing on the range at the time.
  • 4 Marines Killed in accident at camp Pendelton

    11/13/2013 2:56:30 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 14 replies
    Fox News | 11132013 | Via FOx News
    4 Marines reported killed in "Range Maintenance Operation" at Camp Pendleton. Accident happened around 11AM Pacific.
  • We don't remember the Great War fallen; yet we still mourn them

    11/09/2013 2:48:03 PM PST · by Dysart · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11-9-13 | Daniel Hannan
    I find Remembrance Sunday sadder each year. It’s partly that I’m becoming sentimental – I find it increasingly difficult to recite any poetry without a catch in my voice – but it’s mainly that the fallen are now closer in age to my children than to me. When I was a small boy, I was, as small boys are, uncomplicatedly pro-war. At around eleven or twelve, I started to read the First World War poets, but I was still mainly attracted by the heroic element in their writing: their endurance in monstrous circumstances. Later, as a teenager, I began to...
  • Flight turns unforgettable when passengers learn of fallen soldier

    10/31/2013 4:26:18 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 40 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 10/31/13 | John E. DiScala
    Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her Southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our country. Her poignant message was followed by applause, and it put into perspective that none of us would be able to do what we do without these brave men and women.
  • Pentagon faked repatriation ceremonies of US war dead

    10/14/2013 5:09:54 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 14 replies
    The Pentagon acknowledges that patriotic "arrival ceremonies" for US war dead recovered from Vietnam, Korea and Second World War battlefields do not involve newly returned remains of the missing By Philip Sherwell, New York4:38PM BST 12 Oct 2013 The Pentagon has for years staged emotional but phony "arrivals ceremonies" for missing American war dead when tearful families and veterans were led to believe flag-draped cases on cargo planes contained the remains of service personnel returned home that day. The defence department has now acknowledged that the ceremonies did not involve newly-repatriated victims from foreign battlefields and that the planes involved...
  • Four US soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

    10/06/2013 9:36:31 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 6, 2013 | Gil Aegerter
    The International Security Assistance Force did not identify the nationalities but the four were Americans killed by a bomb in the early hours of Sunday, U.S. defense officials said. Also in southern Afghanistan, a security guard shot a soldier dead in a separate incident, Reuters reported. It wasn't clear what nationalities of the guard and the soldier were.
  • Runner logs one mile for every fallen Vietnam Vet

    09/21/2013 9:35:34 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    MapsoftheWorld.com ^ | 22-Sep-2013 | staff reporter
    Runner Michael Bowen has finished running over 58,000 miles- one for every US vet who lost his life during the Vietnam War. Bowen, 65 living in Michigan has been running since 1982 despite suffering from colon cancer and having three surgeries on his knees.
  • Afghan Insider Attack Kills 3 NATO Troops

    09/21/2013 3:06:25 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Voice of America News ^ | September 21, 2013 | AP, AFP and Reuters
    The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says three of its troops were killed Saturday when a man wearing an Afghan security forces uniform shot them. Afghan officials confirmed the incident, saying the attack took place in the eastern province of Paktia. So-called "insider attacks," when Afghan forces turn their guns on their foreign partners, have killed large numbers of foreign soldiers in Afghanistan.
  • Funeral Held For SI Staff Sergeant Killed In Afghanistan

    09/15/2013 2:26:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NY1 ^ | 09/14/2013 | Bree Driscoll
    Family and friends gathered Saturday to say their final goodbyes to a Staten Island staff sergeant who died in Afghanistan. NY1's Bree Driscoll filed the following report.As the American flag-draped casket carrying the body of 24-year-old Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis was carried down New Dorp Lane Saturday morning, friends and family said their final goodbyes to the fallen hero. "It's really a remarkable thing, what he did for his country and what he did for us and the sacrifice that he did, not only giving up his life, but over the years of his service," said friend Bolivar Flores. Neighborhood...
  • SEAL Team 6 families' suspicions of gov't grow

    09/01/2013 5:37:33 PM PDT · by Errant · 35 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1 September, 2013 | Jack Minor
    'I believe someone on their side definitely made a deal with somebody on our side' More than two years after President Obama reassured the father of a member of SEAL Team 6 that the government would look into the death of his son, the father is still waiting for a response, and his suspicions are growing. On Aug. 9, 2011, Taliban forces were waiting for a Chinook helicopter carrying members of the elite unit SEAL Team 6 to approach its landing site. The helicopter was attacked from three sides in a coordinated ambush.
  • Congress to probe lethal SEAL crash

    07/24/2013 5:33:21 AM PDT · by kimtom · 39 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/24/13 | Bob Cusack
    Congress has launched an investigation of the helicopter crash that killed 30 Americans in Afghanistan, including members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 unit, The Hill has learned. [WATCH VIDEO] The victims’ families say the Pentagon hasn’t provided answers to their many questions about the deadly attack, which took place on Aug. 6, 2011, three months after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by Team 6 forces. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on National Security, told The Hill, “We’re going to dive into this.” Chaffetz said he met with the...
  • 'Everything ... went wrong' as two Navy divers died

    06/20/2013 11:09:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Balitmore Sun, via Stars & Stripes ^ | June 20, 2013 | Matthew Hay Brown
    The dive that claimed the lives of two members of an elite Navy team wasn't the only thing that went wrong that February day at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Super Pond, witnesses testified during a military hearing Wednesday. First, the underwater breathing units that the team took to Aberdeen failed, forcing the divers to change equipment. Then, the first two men into the water had to cut their dive short when the line that tethered them to their boat tangled. That was when Diver 1st Class James Reyher and Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris took their fatal plunge. The standby diver...
  • Parents of Navy SEAL Killed in Afghan Crash File the First Suit on NSA Spying

    06/11/2013 12:01:01 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 Jun 2013 | Dashiell Bennett
    A couple in Philadelphia has filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency and Verizon, claiming they and their phone records were targeted for surveillance because of their outspoken criticism of Barack Obama and the U.S. military. This is believed to be the first official lawsuit filed against the government and the company, since it was revealed that Verizon had been ordered to turn over phone metadata for all of its customers. The couple who filed the class-action suit are not just any disgruntled Verizon customers, however. They are Charles and Mary Ann Strange, the parents of a Navy...
  • Human error blamed in deaths of 7 Marines during training

    05/29/2013 12:16:05 PM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed May 29, 2013 | Barbara Starr
    (CNN) -- Human error is to blame for a mortar round explosion that killed seven U.S. Marines and injured eight other service members during a training exercise in Nevada this year, the Marines said on Wednesday. An investigation of the March 18 incident at Hawthorne Army Depot revealed that "the Marines employing one of the mortars did not follow correct procedures, resulting in the detonation of a high explosive round at the mortar position," the Marines said in a statement. "The investigation also determined that the mortar section had not conducted appropriate preparatory training leading up to" the nighttime training...
  • I Drive Your Truck

    05/27/2013 8:22:49 AM PDT · by National Review · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2013 | National Review
    The story of a fallen soldier, a father’s grief, and a hit song By Lee Habeeb It happens now and then. You hear a story so sad, so beautiful, so filled with loss and pain and grief and love, that it makes you cry. Really cry. Two years ago, I was making a grocery run for my family on Memorial Day when a story came on the local NPR station in Oxford, Miss. It was about a father whose son had been killed in action in northwest Afghanistan. The father was Paul Monti; his son was Sergeant Jared Monti. Jared...
  • Six Americans die in suicide attack in Afghan capital

    05/16/2013 7:08:10 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | May 16, 2013
    Six Americans were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a convoy carrying foreign troops in Kabul on Thursday, according to a NATO source. The victims included two soldiers and four civilian contractors, the source added. Officials said at least six Afghan civilians had also died. Kabul police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanikzai said the attacker detonated a Toyota Corolla. He added that 35 people had been injured.
  • Four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar

    05/14/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 14, 2013 10:19am EDT | Sarwar Amini
    (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Tuesday, the coalition and officials said, a day after three Georgian soldiers were killed in nearby Helmand. The soldiers were in a vehicle on patrol in Kandahar's Zhari district when they were killed, provincial spokesman Jawid Ahmad Faisal said.
  • Why Did Seal Team 6 Warriors die in the helicopter attack

    Press Conference held with a few of the parents of the Seal Team 6 Warriors who died in the helicopter attack in Afghanistan. Watch these Navy SEAL Team VI families and other family members as they reveal the Obama Administrations culpability in death of their sons in the fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Families say Muslim cleric disparaged dead Navy SEALS at their own funeral. Islamic Iman Curse Dead Soldiers at Their Memorial Service (Seal Team VI)
  • Seven US soldiers killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

    05/04/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT · by Patriot95 · 30 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 4 May 2013 | Associated Press In Kabul
    Seven US service members were killed on Saturday in one of the deadliest days for Americans in Afghanistan in recent months and the latest of attacks against international troops since the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive. The renewed violence came as Afghan president Hamid Karzai acknowledged at a news conference that regular payments his government has received from CIA for more than a decade would continue. Karzai also said that talks on a US-Afghan bilateral security agreement to govern future American military presence in the country had been delayed because of conditions the Afghans were placing on...
  • 7 American Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

    05/04/2013 2:41:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    abc ^ | 5-4-13 | PATRICK QUINN /AP
    even U.S. soldiers and a member of the NATO-led coalition were killed on Saturday in one of the deadliest days for Americans and other foreign troops in Afghanistan in recent months, as the Taliban continued attacks as part of their spring offensive. The renewed violence came as Afghan President Hamid Karzai acknowledged at a news conference that regular payments his government has received from the CIA for more than a decade would continue. Karzai also said that talks on a U.S.-Afghan bilateral security agreement to govern future American military presence in the country had been delayed because of conditions the...
  • Five U.S. troops killed by IED attack in Afghanistan

    05/04/2013 8:15:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 5/4/13 | Kiko Itasaka and Matthew DeLuca, NBC News
    Five United States troops were killed Saturday by an attack involving an improvised explosive device, the NATO-led security force in the country said.
  • Afghan teenager stabs US soldier to death as he played with children

    04/01/2013 11:52:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 4/1/13 | ap
    Sgt Cable was playing with a group of children outside when the attacker, thought to be 16 years of age, came from behind and stabbed him in the neck with a large knife. Zalmai Khan, a senior district official, said the teenager had escaped to nearby Pakistan.
  • Navy IDs SEAL killed in Ariz. parachuting accident

    03/31/2013 7:46:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washiington Times ^ | 3/3/13 | Associated Press
    <p>TUCSON, Ariz. — The U.S. military has identified a member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 who died during parachute training in southern Arizona.</p> <p>Navy officials say 31-year-old Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle of Elizabethville, Pa., died when he and another SEAL collided in midair Thursday. Shadle was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, where he was pronounced dead.</p>
  • Member of SEAL Team 6 killed, another SEAL injured in parachute accident

    03/29/2013 2:57:44 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 29, 2013 | Jim MIklaszweski and Courtney Kube
    <p>A Navy SEAL from the elite SEAL TEAM 6 was killed and another SEAL injured Thursday night during a parachute training accident in Marana, Arizona, the military said. Details of the accident are not immediately available.</p> <p>One SEAL was pronounced dead on arrival at the University of Arizona Hospital. The second remains hospitalized in stable condition.</p>
  • UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

    03/26/2013 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Smartisan · 2 replies
    A soldier from the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced. The soldier was serving in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province when he was injured in an attack by insurgents on Monday. In a statement the MoD said he had been flown to hospital for treatment "where, sadly, he succumbed to his wounds".
  • VC for Heroic Lance Corporal

    03/20/2013 11:56:52 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 5 replies
    Ministry of Defence ^ | March 18, 2013 | MoD
    The heroic last stand of a young soldier who died trying to defeat an insurgent sniper team has been recognised with the posthumous awarding of the Victoria Cross (VC), the country's highest recognition for valour. Lance Corporal James Ashworth, aged 23 from Kettering, Northamptonshire, was killed by enemy fire when he made a lone advance on an insurgent position that was engaged in a deadly battle with his platoon in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand, Afghanistan. His family (pictured top) were invited to a special media event at Lille Barracks, home of 1 Grenadier Guards, today, where Commander 12...
  • N.J. soldier who lost legs in Afghanistan dies months before wedding

    03/19/2013 4:56:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Derek McConnell, a 23-year-old Army sergeant who lost his legs in Afghanistan, was found dead in his bed Monday morning. The cause of death hasn't been been determined, his mother, Siobhan McConnell, told NJ.com in a text message. McConnell enlisted in the military in 2009. He was deployed in 2011, and in July of that year, he lost both his legs, fractured his skull and right arm, and suffered severe blast wounds after getting hit by two improvised explosive devices while on patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • 7 Marines killed during explosion at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot

    03/19/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said. The North Carolina-based Marines with the 2nd Marine Division were killed late Monday when a 60-millimeter mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot as they were preparing to fire it. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was not immediately clear whether the mortar exploded prematurely inside its firing tube or whether more than a single round exploded. The official was not authorized to speak about the...
  • Harry Reid Implies Sequester Caused Explosion That Killed 7 Marines In Nevada

    03/19/2013 1:42:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 47 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 3-19-2013
    <p>HARRY REID: "As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We'll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.</p> <p>Mr. President, it's very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. ....</p>
  • Fifth French soldier killed in Mali fighting

    03/17/2013 12:07:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Times of India ^ | Sunday, March 17, 2013 | Reuters
    A fifth French soldier was killed in the nine-week-old military campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali, the French government said on Sunday. The corporal from the 1st Marine infantry regiment of Angouleme was killed in action, President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement, without giving details. Dozens of Islamist fighters linked to al-Qaida have been killed as French and African forces have fought to drive them out of the northern region of Mali they have controlled since last April. France launched a ground and air operation in January to break the Islamist rebels' hold on the region, saying militants...
  • My hero brother: Heartbreaking moment soldier's grieving sister collapses(Short Title)

    03/12/2013 8:17:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 3/12/13 | By Beth Stebner and Louise Boyle
    FULL TITLE: My hero brother: Heartbreaking moment soldier's grieving sister collapses in front of his grave at Arlington National Cemetery This is the heart-wrenching moment a sister was so overcome with grief that she lay down and sobbed on the grave of her brother, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Lesleigh Coyer, 26, traveled to Washington’s Arlington National Cemetery with her parents on Monday to pay respects to her brother, Army Ranger Staff Sgt. Ryan Coyer, on the first anniversary of his death. Her only sibling served two tours of duty during the war
  • Lost Soldier’s Remains Return Home 62 Years After He Was Reported Missing In Action In North Korea

    02/27/2013 7:32:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | February 27, 2013 6:05 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An American soldier arrived home Wednesday more than 60 years after he disappeared in North Korea. Police, fire officials, the USO Greater Los Angeles and family greeted the remains of Private First Class Roosevelt “Jack” Clark around 5:40 a.m. at Los Angeles International Airport. Clark was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950 while fighting with the 35th Regiment in North Korea. The 20-year-old Bakersfield resident was never found and few details about his death were available. Clark’s remains were recently located overseas and positively identified through DNA. Following the arrival of Clark’s remains, a...
  • Rest In Peace, Chris Kyle!

    02/11/2013 12:04:24 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 24 replies
    11Feb2013 | ConorMacNessa
    REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER! SWOC Christopher Scott Kyle, USN, Died 2Feb2013 U.S. NAVY SEALS"People Sleep Peaceably In their Beds At Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready To Do Violence On Their Behalf. " I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) "Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in...
  • French Commando killed in raid to free hostage in Somalia

    01/12/2013 10:46:59 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2013 | Abdi Guled
    A French commando raid in Somalia to free a captive intelligence agent ended in the deaths of 17 Islamists and a French soldier. France said the hostage also died in the failed rescue, but the man's captors denied he had been killed and claimed Saturday to have seized a second soldier. Confusion surrounded early reports of the botched rescue of the French agent, known by his code-name Denis Allex. He was captured in the east African country on July 14, 2009, and last seen in a video released in October pleading for the French president to help him. But it...
  • Obama: U.S. Has Fallen 'Short of the Ideal' in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 12:10:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/11/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    "So, you know, I think that, have we achieved everything that some might have imagined us achieving in the best of scenarios? Probably not. You know, there's a human enterprise, and you know, you fall short of the ideal," said Obama. The president went on to say that America has achieved some measure of success in Afghanistan, however. "Did we achieve our central goal? And have we been able, I think, to shape a strong relationship with a responsible Afghan government that is willing to cooperate with us to make sure that it is not a launching pad for future...
  • Suicide attack killed female soldier from St. Pete, says C.W. Bill Young

    10/16/2012 5:09:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 16, 2012 | Kameel Stanley
    A local soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday died in a suicide bomb attack, U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday night. Earlier Monday evening, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a news release saying that Army Spc. Brittany B. Gordon died from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The military provided no other details. Contacted by phone later that night, Young, R-Indian Shores, told the Times that military officials had advised him that the IED came from a suicide bomber. "It is not one that was planted as a mine....
  • Mother of slain Navy SEAL: Romney shouldn’t politicize her son’s death (OUTRAGEOUS!)

    10/10/2012 12:28:30 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 151 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/10/12
    After Romney's remarks, Barbara Doherty told Boston's WHDH 7News that the GOP nominee shouldn't invoke her son that way again. "I don't trust Romney," she said. "He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama." Romney has amplified his criticisms of Obama's foreign policy and defense record with a speech on Monday that fact-checkers and the Obama campaign said was rife with errors and policy reversals
  • Romney Chokes Up, Delivers Moving Tribute To Navy SEAL Killed in Benghazi

    10/09/2012 5:32:43 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 7 replies
    Fox News (quoted by W----- Z------) ^ | Oct 9, 2012 | Fox News (quoted by W----- Z------)
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=1889169871001&w=466&h=263
  • Candlelight vigil honors Ivie's sacrifice

    10/05/2012 5:50:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Jonathon Shacat
    NACO, Ariz. — Nearly 100 people gathered Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish in Naco, Ariz., to remember U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie and his sacrifice. Family members, law enforcement officials, local residents and members of the media attended the event in honor of Ivie, who was fatally shot around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, after he and two other agents responded to a ground sensor hit near mile marker 352 on Highway 80, in a remote area of the desert, about seven miles east of Bisbee. Rev. Seth Polley, vicar of St. John’s Episcopal Church...
  • FORMER NAVY SEALS TO OBAMA: 'WE ARE NOT BUMPS IN THE ROAD'

    09/25/2012 5:04:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2012 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Navy SEALs are speaking out after President Barack Obama referred to recent events in the Middle East, including the deaths of two former Navy SEALs, as "bumps in the road." Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty were providing security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya when it was attacked on 9/11. They were both hailed in the aftermath of the attacks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Both had gone into private security after retiring from the Navy after distinguished careers. Former SEAL and current Montana State Senator Ryan Zinke issued the following statement: The President refuses...
  • Four US Troops Killed in Afghan Inside Attack; 8 Coalition Troops Killed in 3 Days

    09/17/2012 2:10:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    Four American service members were killed by an Afghan policeman early today, the third attack on coalition forces in three days, bringing the death toll in the recent violence to eight. The attacks -- two "green on blue" incidents and an assault on a coalition base by 15 Taliban fighters -- come as tensions flared across the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film that was produced in the United States. In the latest attack, an Afghan police officer turned his gun on NATO troops at a remote checkpoint in southern Afghanistan before dawn. Four U.S. soldiers were killed before the...
  • Afghanistan: Two Dead [US Service members] In Camp Bastion Attack

    09/14/2012 3:11:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Militants armed with rockets have attacked the main Allied military base in Afghanistan, leaving at least two people dead and a number of others hurt. The perimeter of Camp Bastion was breached as it was hit by small arms fire and there was major damage to buildings, an aircraft hangar and several military jets. The two soldiers killed are thought to have been US Marines. This facility is often subject to indirect fire, but officials in Afghanistan say the damage that has resulted is far more severe than normal. The attack was launched in the US area of the base.
  • Taliban Attack Kills Two U.S. Marines, Destroys Six Jets

    09/16/2012 6:09:54 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/16 | nathan hodge
    <p>KABUL—The Taliban's weekend assault on a major coalition base was one of the most determined and effective ever seen in Afghanistan, according to details released Sunday, destroying six U.S. combat jets and damaging two others.</p> <p>In addition to the Taliban strike, which killed two U.S. Marines Friday night, two separate insider attacks by Afghan service members claimed the lives of six coalition troops. A lethal coalition airstrike, meanwhile, threatened to raise additional tensions in the country, amid reports of civilian casualties.</p>