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  • Navy SEAL killed in Jersey City parachute accident is identified

    05/29/2017 5:39:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | May 29, 2017
    The Navy Seal who was killed in Jersey City yesterday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration has been identified as 27-year-old Remington Peters. Peters was a fiercely loyal role model whose accomplishments "far outweigh his years," his family said in a statement issued by the Navy. Peters is "painfully missed," the family said. "He was an angel on earth and role model to all," the statement reads. "We couldn't have been more proud of him. He lived life to the fullest and taught us to do the same." Peters was killed yesterday after he plunged into the...
  • 'Thank you, Jane': Trump gives gratitude to tearful widow of slain Army sniper and honors deceased

    05/29/2017 12:03:01 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    dailymail ^ | 5/29/17 | Geoff Earle
    FULL TITLE...............'Thank you, Jane': Trump gives gratitude to tearful widow of slain Army sniper and honors deceased son of Gen. John Kelly, others who made 'ultimate sacrifice' in emotional Memorial Day tribute at Arlington..................President Donald Trump honored those who lost their lives serving the nation as he participated in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Monday and told emotional stories of just a few who perished. 'Here at this hallowed shrine we honor the noblest among us – the men and the women who paid the ultimate price for victory and for freedom,' Trump told a crowd of...
  • President Trump Meets Gold Star Families in Arlington Cemetery…(video)

    05/29/2017 1:32:16 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 15 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 29, 2017 | Sundance
    After placing a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknown, and delivering a Memorial Day speech, President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence walked to place flowers on the headstone of First Lieutenant Robert Kelly -son of DHS Secretary General John Kelly- who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Along the route through section #60 (reserved for Iraq and Afghanistan conflict) the President and Vice-President met with families of the fallen, our nation’s finest. Obviously, many were overwhelmed and emotional as President Trump and VP Pence listened to them talk about their sons, daughters, spouses, moms and dads.
  • U.S. Navy Seal dies in parachute accident over Hudson

    05/28/2017 3:24:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    nj,com ^ | May 28, 2017
    A Navy Seal team member has died when his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River. A Navy spokesman said the accident occurred shortly after noon Sunday near Liberty State Park. The parachutist was a member of an elite Navy parachute team called the Leap Frogs. The victim wasn't identified pending notification of family.
  • Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas - KIA Afghanistan - burial

    05/13/2017 2:49:08 PM PDT · by USMCPOP · 10 replies
    Me | - | USMCPOP
    Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas was killed in action on Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. He was 23. Today, he was laid to rest at Culpeper National Cemetery in Virginia. There were many Special Forces troops, including a 4-star General, as well as family, friends and VFW members in attendance. About 20 of us Patriot Guard Riders were in the flag line. You can search news for more info and pictures. RIP, Sgt. Thomas.
  • Navy SEAL killed in action in Somalia

    05/05/2017 8:44:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2017 | by Barbara Starr
    A US military member was killed and two others were wounded in Somalia when they were attacked while on a mission advising Somali National Army forces, US Africa Command confirmed Friday. The US service member killed in action was a Navy SEAL, a US defense official told CNN. The incident occurred Thursday during an operation against local al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab 40 miles west of Mogadishu near the town of Barii. The wounded are receiving medical attention, another US defense official told CNN. The troops came under small arms fire.
  • 25 Heart Breaking Images Of Bombers That Didn’t Make It Home

    05/02/2017 6:19:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    WARBITZ ^ | May 2, 2017
    The strategic bombing campaign during WWII cost the lives of roughly 160,000 Allied airmen and 33,700 planes in the European theater alone. We have collected incredible images of the last moments of World War II bombers. Wherever possible we have added information to the images about the crew’s fate.
  • 2 Members of US Military Die in Afghanistan ISIS Operation

    04/27/2017 9:13:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/27
    Two members of the U.S. military were killed in an operation on an ISIS target in Afghanistan, NBC News reported. Another was wounded. More information on the soldiers, including what service they were in, wasn't immediately available, pending notification of their next of kin, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement Thursday. Trump Tax Plan Slashes Individual and Corporate Rates The operation took place in the Achin area, where the military dropped a massive, non-nuclear bomb called the "mother of all bombs" on an ISIS target in Afghanistan two weeks ago, the weapon's first-ever use in combat. Another...
  • Afghanistan: Friend raises $181,000 for family of Green Beret killed

    04/14/2017 11:25:52 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 04/14/2017
    Online donations have poured in for the family of a Green Beret killed in action while fighting ISIS extremists in Afghanistan over the weekend, Fox & Friends reported Friday. The GoFundMe page for Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar’s wife and five children raised more than $181,000 by Friday morning, far surpassing the original goal of $15,000.
  • Here’s the powerful moment from Trump’s speech that left even Democrats stunned

    03/01/2017 6:16:46 AM PST · by yoe · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 28, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    President Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress had a lot that angered Democrats, but there was at least one powerful moment that left everyone stunned, including his critics. President Trump recognized the sacrifice of Carryn Owens, the widow of the Navy SEAL that was killed during (the Yemen raid) weeks into his presidency. The applause was the longest of the entire night, and thundered through the chamber. “We are joined tonight by Carryn Owens,” Trump said, “the widow of U.S. Navy Special Operator Senior Chief William Ryan Owens. Ryan died as he lived a warrior and a...
  • Fallen SEAL's dad slams Trump [Unbelievable McCain quote!]

    02/28/2017 4:51:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    WPLG-TV, owned by Warren Buffet ^ | 2/27/17 | Eli Watkins
    Bill Owens, the father of the Navy SEAL killed in a late-January raid in Yemen, leveled biting criticism at the White House and called for an investigation into his son's death in a news story published Sunday...
  • Green Beret dies during advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Africa

    02/11/2017 1:17:59 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    PopularMilitary ^ | February 10, 2017 | By Andy Wolf
    A warrant office in the United States Special Forces has died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while serving in Africa, according to official sources. WO1 Shawn Thomas of 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group died on February 2, according to US Army Special Operations Command spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt. According to the Army Times, officials could not specify details of the accident, but said that SF troopers were conducting advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Niger and that the investigation is ongoing. “Our deepest condolences go out to Warrant Officer Thomas’ family, friends and colleagues,” 3rd...
  • President Trump honors first military casualty of his presidency

    02/01/2017 1:04:58 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 1, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    President Trump honors first military casualty of his presidency by meeting fallen SEAL's coffin - and takes Ivanka with him The body of fallen SEAL Team 6 member Officer William Owens arrived Tuesday afternoon at Dover Air Force Base President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka flew to Deleware to meet him Officials said that in the President's first strike 'almost everything went wrong' White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got emotional on Wednesday as he talked about the raid, which he admitted was not a '100% successs' Nawar al-Awlaki, 8, was among several non-combats killed in Trump's first raid She...
  • President Trump makes unannounced trip to honor the return of US Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid

    02/01/2017 12:48:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 2/1/17 | breaking911.xom
    The President later touched down at Dover Air Force Base to honor the return of fallen US Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in a Yemen raid.
  • Navy SEAL killed in al-Qaeda raid is identified

    01/30/2017 5:35:18 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | anuary 30 at 7:53 PM | Thomas Gibbons-Neff J
    Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill., died after he was wounded during a nighttime raid on an al-Qaeda-held village in southwestern Yemen on Saturday.
  • Commando dies in U.S. raid in Yemen, first military op OK'd by Trump

    01/29/2017 12:09:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 29, 2017 | Mohammed Ghobari and Phil Stewart
    A U.S. commando died and three others were wounded a deadly dawn raid on the al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen on Sunday, which was the first military operation authorized by U.S. President Donald Trump. The U.S. military said 14 militants died in the attack on a powerful al Qaeda branch that has been a frequent target of U.S. drone strikes. Medics at the scene, however, said around 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed.
  • 65 Years After Death, Body of Korean War Veteran Returns Home to San Diego

    01/07/2017 1:18:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 1/7 | Steven Luke
    The long overdue homecoming on Jan. 8 of the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith – who died 65 years ago -- brought the tarmac at the San Diego International Airport to a brief standstill while people paid their respectsMore than six decades after his death, a U.S. military veteran who served in the Korean War finally made his way home to San Diego. On Saturday, the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith arrived at Lindbergh Field in a coffin draped with the American Flag. A military funeral honors team helped move the coffin from the plane. The...
  • Why Three American Soldiers Were Killed in Jordan

    11/27/2016 6:08:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2016 | Mudar Zaran
    On November 3, a Jordanian soldier opened fire on three CIA vehicles carrying over a dozen US soldiers, many of whom helped train Jordanian soldiers. In the senseless attack, three Americans were killed, and to this day, no one knows why. Jim Moriarty, the father of one of murdered Americans, asks the King of Jordan and the President of the United States: "Who was it that murdered my son and why?" As leader of Jordan’s Opposition Coalition, I feel obligated to answer to Mr. Moriarity directly, because none of the families of the fallen soldiers have received acceptable answers. To...
  • IS conflict: US soldier killed in Syria blast

    11/25/2016 1:37:31 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | November 25, 2016 | Staff
    A US serviceman has been killed by an improvised explosive device while fighting against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, officials say. The soldier, who has not been named, died after the device detonated in Ayn Issa, north of the IS stronghold Raqqa. It is the first such death since US special forces deployed in Syria in October 2015.
  • Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan were working for the CIA

    11/12/2016 9:47:35 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | November 12, 2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Joby Warrick
    The three Army Special Forces soldiers killed at a Jordanian military base this month were working for a CIA program to train moderate Syrian fighters when they were shot at a checkpoint under still-unclear circumstances, U.S. officials said. The Nov. 4 slayings of the three soldiers is believed to be the deadliest single incident involving a CIA team since December 2009, when seven officers and contractors were killed in a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan. The Fort Campbell, Ky.-based soldiers — all members of the 5th Special Forces Group — were killed by a Jordanian soldier at an entry control...