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  • Sir Nicholas Winton - BBC Programme "That's Life" aired in 1988

    04/06/2017 3:56:59 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1988 | BBC "Thats Life"
    Sir Nicholas Winton who organised the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport. This video is the BBC Programme "That's Life" aired in 1988. The most touching video ever.
  • Army chaplain awarded Soldier's Medal for tackling machete-wielding soldier to end hostage situation

    03/22/2017 5:02:04 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    KRTV-TV, Great Falls, Montana ^ | 3/21/2017 | Ariana Lake
    MISSOULA - Captain (Chaplain) Matthew Christensen, a 1992 graduate of Flathead High School, was awarded the Soldier's Medal last week for his actions that resulted in saving the lives of two soldiers. When Christensen went to counsel a soldier who was having a hard time, he didn’t realize it would escalate into a dangerous hostage situation. Christensen spent much of the night counseling the soldier. Later, the soldier's roommate and another chaplain showed up at the barracks. Things got worse. The soldier called some family members, cursing them for abusive situations in the past. Christensen said, "And then he just...
  • 4 Year Old Uses Mom's Thumb To Unlock Her Phone And Call For Help

    03/22/2017 10:55:01 AM PDT · by bogusname · 14 replies
    A 4 year old boy, Roman, in Croydon, south London used his mom's thumb to call for help. He can be heard saying: 'Hello I'm Roman.' The call handler asks for his address - which he provides - and then asks him to go to his mother. He says: 'She's not waking up.' The woman on the phone then says to shake 'mummy' to wake her up, but Roman replies 'it's not working.' Paramedics were able to give life-saving first aid to the woman and she was taken to hospital after regaining consciousness at the home. She has since been...
  • Hero Iraqi soldier save his comrades from an ISIS suicide bomber by reversing [into speeding truck]

    03/09/2017 3:59:28 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 March 2017 | Darren Boyle
    The ISIS suicide bomber drove his car packed with explosives at an Iraqi patrol One of the Iraqi troops blocked the road with his lightly-protected Humvee The suicide bomber detonated his explosives as he approached the Iraqi ISIS is completely surrounded in Mosul by Iraqi and allied rebel groups An Iraqi soldier saved his comrades lives by diverting a suicide bomber's desperate attack in Mosul by blocking the road with his Humvee. The attack was filmed by an ISIS drone and later uploaded onto the internet. In the shocking footage, the car bomb can be seen approaching from the top...
  • Last seen punching with one hand & his trench knife in the other.

    03/07/2017 8:20:29 AM PST · by ZULU · 12 replies
    War History on line ^ | October 22, 2015 | Jeff Edwards
    The first couple of years of the Korean War can easily be described as a seesaw strategic battle for control of the peninsula. However, the same was very much true at the tactical level where control for every field, hill, and ridge would often see a back and forth game of attack and counter-attack. Often changing hands multiple times in one evening, these strategic points became the center of intense fighting. For Herbert K. Pililaau, this would result in him being the last man standing on hill 931 of Heartbreak Ridge as he covered the retreat for the rest of...
  • Lt. General Hal Moore....An Amazing American Hero

    02/11/2017 6:26:59 PM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 5 replies
    Stripes ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Iceflyer
    I am greatly saddened today at the passing of Lt General Hal Moore. I would never have thought that in my Air Force career that it would be an Army General who would leave the greatest impression on me. This post is to reflect on that impact. In 2006 I attended Air Command and Staff College. After interviewing with 75+ others for 17 coveted slots on the Gathering of Eagles team I was selected to be one and could not believe my fortune. Through several weeks of work as a team we had selected our “Eagles” to come to the...
  • Benghazi Survivor Mark Geist Slams Senate Democrats for Hypocrisy

    02/07/2017 7:01:28 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A February 6 NRA ad features Benghazi survivor Mark Geist calling out Democrat Senators for being willing to “hold the floor” to delay confirmation of a Trump cabinet nominee but lacking the commitment to pick up the phone and provide help when Americans at the Benghazi consulate were under attack.
  • BIG JOE Sums Up "Women's March" at L.A. March

    01/23/2017 3:05:50 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 22, 2017 | The Daily Sh*t Show
    A passerby named "Big Joe" tells off a bunch of ignorant protestors...
  • LOOK: Matthew Stafford gives Christmas gifts to families of 2 fallen police officers

    12/22/2016 5:41:39 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 11 replies
    www.dawgnation.com ^ | ukn | Mat Jennings
    Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, brought some Christmas cheer to two grieving families Wednesday. The Staffords brought Christmas gifts to the families of two slain Detroit police officers. It is the couple’s Christmas tradition to bring gifts to a couple of families in need every year. “And this year it was a great opportunity considering we did two families of fallen police officers, people that protect us and lost their lives in the line of duty,” the former Georgia quarterback told ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “Something we felt was important and just happy to do it.”
  • 'I had a good cry': Pinehurst man recalls Pearl Harbor survival

    12/07/2016 9:46:54 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/7/2016 | Bryan Mims
    Pinehurst, N.C. — A local survivor of Pearl Harbor has spent a lifetime making sure people don't forget the terror that killed so many of his comrades. Roy "Swede" Boreen, 96, escaped a ship where more than 440 sailors were killed. He has lived in Pinehurst for more than 30 years, and Wednesday the community rallied around him in tribute. At age 21, Boreen prepared to die a terrible death, coated in oil, bobbing in sea water. Minutes earlier, he'd looked out a porthole aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma.
  • The Man Who Tried to Stop Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2016 3:07:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/6 | DAVID J. CASTELLO
    George Elliott was one of two servicemen manning a radar station on Oahu the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. When he reported a huge sighting on his radar screen, he was ignored.At 2 a.m. on April 1, 2001, I was sitting at my computer in my Laguna Beach condo working on a website I’ve long since forgotten when an email popped up with nothing in the subject line. “Do you know who I am?” “Another April Fool’s joke,” I thought to myself as I moved my cursor up to click the Delete button. Then I glanced down and noticed the...
  • Black Soldiers Lives Matter Too – Free Sgt. Derrick Miller!

    09/28/2016 12:06:03 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 3 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 27th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Patriots from 5 states gathered on Tuesday, September 27th outside the Cannon Building in Washington D.C. to try to get interest and support from Congress to help Sgt. Derrick Miller.
  • In a Minnesota mall, a 'good guy with a gun' stops a 'bad guy' with a knife

    09/20/2016 6:49:44 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 19, 2016 | David Montero
    Gun rights advocates have a new hero. Jason Falconer, a part-time police officer who killed an attacker wielding a knife Saturday at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud, Minn., earned high praise from local officials as well as his own trending hashtag on Twitter. “He was put in unfortunate circumstances. I believe there was divine intervention,” Corey Nellis, the police chief in the neighboring city of Avon, said at a news conference Monday. “I think he was the person that needed to be there to prevent it from being worse than it was.”
  • Deputy's family, 'superdog' recovering months after house fire

    09/12/2016 8:06:18 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 1 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Stephanie Allen
    Margo Feaser loaded the emaciated 1-year-old German Shepherd into the back of her patrol car late one night in December 2009 in hopes of finding him a new owner. The Seminole County sheriff's deputy found him while responding to a call about a dog scaring away customers from a gas station. He wasn't injured or aggressive, so Feaser took him home. She had no idea that Maxx, the wild, heartworm positive pup, would end up making her family his fur-ever home and one day save her family's life. "He definitely returned the favor and then some," she said. It has...
  • WATCH: CNN Blurs 'Trump 2016' Logo From Hero's T-Shirt

    09/01/2016 11:50:09 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 44 replies
    http://www.dailywire.com/ ^ | 9/1/16 | Robert Kraychik
    Left-wing CNN’s sister network HLN blurred out the Trump 2016 logo of a man’s t-shirt it interviewed for a human interest segment on Wednesday. The man was being interviewed for his rescuing of a baby left unattended in a hot car. Steven Eckel was wearing a blue Trump 2016 t-shirt during his initial interview with HLN, which was broadcast live. During a subsequent re-airing of the interview, however, HLN’s production team blurred out his t-shirt logo.
  • Cut-off. Surrounded. Outnumbered. Just 88 British soldiers resigned to defeat after fighting off 500

    08/06/2016 2:59:12 PM PDT · by GilGil · 113 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/6/2016 | Nigel Blundell
    Outgunned, outmanoeuvred, hopelessly outnumbered and besieged in the Afghan desert, a small band of British soldiers chose to save a final bullet for themselves rather than fall into Taliban hands. For nearly two months, the 88 men of Easy Company – a mix of Paratroopers and the Royal Irish – had faced the overwhelming force and firepower of up to 500 Taliban determined to over-run the remote Helmand outpost of Musa Qala.
  • Motorcyclist crushed trying to stop killer truck

    07/15/2016 7:56:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.france24.com ^ | 15 July 2016 - 14H05 | Richard Gutjahr
    BERLIN (AFP) - A German journalist who witnessed the Nice attack said he saw a motorcyclist chase the killer truck and try to enter the cabin but fall and end up under the wheels. "I stood on the balcony, right on the Promenade des Anglais, and saw how people celebrated there, and how suddenly a truck drove through the crowd," Richard Gutjahr, 42, who shot smartphone video footage of the bloody Bastille Day rampage, told AFP on Friday. "Surprisingly, he drove very slowly, not fast, he drove slowly and he was chased by a motorcyclist," recounted Gutjahr by telephone. "The...
  • Blood Stored Here Helps Bury 9/11 Firefighter in New York (MN)

    06/17/2016 9:30:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    ABC News / KSTP.com ^ | 6/17/16 | Todd Wilson
    Nearly 15 years after 9/11, New York firefighter and Battalion Chief Larry Stack is slowly but surely moving toward his final resting place. Stack and 342 other firefighters died trying to save lives at the World Trade Center that were destroyed in the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Stacks' remains like many others were never found or identified. So his family didn't hold a funeral for him. They were hoping his remains would be found. Plus, the Catholic Church requires physical remains be present in church for a funeral. After 15 agonizing years Stacks' family remembered he had gone into the...
  • Ex-Marine Fired From Time Warner Cable For Lowering Flag On Memorial Day

    06/04/2016 8:06:44 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 80 replies
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Marine says he was fired from his contract job with Time Warner Cable in Charlotte after he lowered the American flag to half-staff on Memorial Day. The 29-year-old Thornwell was fired Tuesday. The placement service that arranged the job for Thornwell said Time Warner told them they were disturbed by what was termed his "passion for the flag and (his) political affiliation."
  • Coast Guard to investigate after schoolchildren rescued from boat that sank in Chesapeake Bay

    06/03/2016 8:21:51 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/2/16 | Scott Dance & Luke Broadwater
    Coast Guard officials are investigating what caused a boat carrying schoolchildren to sink Wednesday evening after it struck something submerged near a former Navy bombing test site in the Chesapeake Bay.