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  • 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.
  • Bob Dole endorses Donald Trump

    05/06/2016 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | May 6, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole endorsed Donald Trump for president on Friday, calling for the GOP to unite around Trump in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Dole's support gives the GOP presumptive nominee the support of another party elder on a day when other top Republicans announced their opposition. Trump inconspicuously announced the endorsement earlier on Friday at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska, as he ticked off the names of several prominent Republicans who have come around to his candidacy since he became the party's presumptive nominee earlier this week.
  • Time Running Out for Army Hero Sergeant Martland

    04/20/2016 8:44:41 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    American Family Association ^ | April 19, 2016 | AFA
    When a decorated soldier was told to turn a blind eye in the case of a child who was being repeatedly raped and beaten, he knew it was an order he had to refuse. Now, doing the right thing will cost him his career. . . .
  • Clerk booked for murder after deadly shooting at Spanaway store

    03/28/2016 4:21:15 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    KOMO ^ | March 28, 2016 | KOMO Staff
    A Spanaway convenience store clerk who shot and killed a shoplifter Friday night has been arrested and booked into jail for investigation of second-degree murder, officials said. . . . The shooting took place at the same convenience store where the clerk's wife was shot in the stomach by a robber in February as she worked behind the counter, police records show. The wife is expected to recover from her wounds but is still unable to work. . . . Kim says the confrontation unfolded when one of the suspects, who had been shoplifting and harassing customers, went to the...
  • New Hampshire man linked to Bundy standoff to face trial in Nevada

    03/26/2016 10:47:09 AM PDT · by azkathy · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-24-2016 | Ted Siefer
    A U.S. judge has approved the extradition of a New Hampshire man to Nevada, where he is to face trial on charges that he helped organize a high-profile armed standoff with federal agents at the ranch of Cliven Bundy in 2014. The transfer of Jerry DeLemus, 61, to Nevada may proceed since no order was received from the U.S. District Court in Nevada staying the transfer, according to a ruling issued late on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Andrea Johnstone. No date has been set for the extradition. DeLemus is a well-known conservative activist who co-chairs the New Hampshire Veterans...
  • Self-avowed anti-Islam activist arrested in connection with the Oregon 'militia' investigation

    01/27/2016 3:34:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 1/27/16 | Bryan Logan
    A self-avowed anti-Islam activist who allegedly participated in the militiamen occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon has been arrested. **SNIP** Ritzheimer first became nationally known in May last year when he organized an anti-Islam rally that was held in front of a mosque in Phoenix. At the time, Ritzheimer called it a "freedom of speech" rally to "push out the truth about Islam," and encouraged participants to "utilize their Second Amendment rights" while at the gathering. When local government and civil rights groups overwhelmingly denounced the rally, Ritzheimer declared "I can't let my kids grow up in...
  • Tom DeLay: 'Real' Americans Think Ted Cruz 'Is A Hero' (2013)

    01/24/2016 5:54:16 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Laura Bassett
    "When you're in a fight, people just don't like the fight, so they're going to respond negatively," DeLay said on CNN. "It's who wins and comes out of the fight that has long-lasting effects. And I got to tell you right now, out here in the real world, outside of New York and Washington, D.C., these people think Ted Cruz is a hero. They think that those Republicans in the House are heroes. And they think that Obama is destroying this country." Cruz helped kick off the congressional chaos by speaking on the Senate floor for 21 hours in a...
  • A HERO IS HONORED

    01/06/2016 8:23:44 AM PST · by knarf · 7 replies
    US Herald ^ | January 4, 2016 | US Herald
    No words
  • Man, 25, killed while trying to get out of stuck elevator in NYC

    01/01/2016 1:07:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 01/01/2016 | Anthony Izaguirre, Denis Slattery, Sam Costanza, John Annese /
    Stephen Hewett-Brown was trying to escape a stalled elevator in the apartment building on Broome St. near Pitt St. in Manhattan, police said. He was trapped around 11:30 p.m. when the lift started moving. "She started going in, but the elevator started going down and he pushed her out,” Coronado said, translating for the Spanish-speaking woman. "He said 'Happy New Year' and pushed her out." It was sheer chance that the man was even in the elevator to aid Sanchez, Coronado said. He was told the hero didn't live in the 26-story building but had come from the Bronx to...
  • High School Football Player, 15, Killed While Shielding 3 Girls From Gunfire in Tennessee: Police

    12/19/2015 8:30:38 PM PST · by BBell · 144 replies
    http://ktla.com ^ | 12/19/15 | Ashley Soley-Cerro
    A 15-year-old high school football player was hailed a hero after he was fatally shot as he covered three girls when a man “randomly” opened fire on a crowd in Tennessee, police said Friday.“Zaevion Dobson, a 15-year-old Fulton High School student and football player, was struck and killed after he had jumped on top of three girls to shield them from the shooters,” Knoxville police Chief David Rausch said, appearing emotional as he held back tears during a news conference.None of the three girls were injured, according to a GoFundMe page for Dobson, that said he was “our hero.”Thursday’s deadly...
  • San Bernardino Victim was a Jew Threatened Hours before the Attack

    12/08/2015 7:19:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Isn’t it ironic that a Messianic Jew, Nicholas Thalasinos, was one of the people killed in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino.  Nicholas was a co-worker with the shooter, and had argued with him, saying that Islam is violent.  Maybe that is why he was killed, to show how non-violent Islam is.  He is reported to have been threatened with death just hours before the attack.  The NY post is reported to be using the fact that he called Islam violent a possible reason for the attack.  From facebook, Carl Ludwig: This literally makes me sick.Nicholas Thalasinos was a...
  • 'I'll take a bullet before you do...Moment brave cop reassures terrified workers he'll protect them

    12/03/2015 9:26:09 AM PST · by RummyChick · 19 replies
    The unnamed police officer told cowering workers: 'I'll take a bullet before you do - that's for damn sure' as he led them through the bowels of an under-siege conference center. They had been hiding inside the city's Inland Regional Center, where not long before Farook Syed, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, burst in on a holiday party and opened fire with automatic weapons.
  • Hal Moore: From Kentucky boyhood to very good soldier at West Point

    11/12/2015 11:35:19 AM PST · by Jemian · 11 replies
    Opelika-Auburn News ^ | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | Toby Warren
    A little boy by the name of Hal Moore was born on Feb. 13, 1922, and reared in Bardstown, Ky. He had a different DNA – a leadership DNA. Although the family home was in the town, his home was surrounded by nearby woods. This boy loved nature, the woods and even the stars. Often at night, he would lie on his back and watch the stars dance. He practiced throwing his favorite knife into a tree aiming for the exact spot. In shooting a rifle, he never missed his target. As a teenager, he enjoyed competed in shooting contests....
  • What the Rainbow Bullies Mean When They Talk About 'Compromise'

    11/09/2015 9:40:29 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 11 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | November 8, 2015 | Benny Huang
    Supporters of Houston’s “Equal Rights” Ordinance (HERO) are predictably crying foul after voters resoundingly rejected their ballot measure last week. Apparently it lost only because bigots poisoned the debate with “misinformation.” Sore losers that they are, its proponents can’t accept that the voters understood what was at stake and voted accordingly. The ordinance prohibited discrimination based upon a number of protected categories, most of which were uncontroversial and already covered by state and federal laws. That was the window dressing. The real issue concerned banning discrimination based on the amorphous social construct known as “sexual orientation” and the even more...
  • NY Times: In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness (and teens will commit suicide because of this)

    11/05/2015 8:21:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2015
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide — and maybe succeed — because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders. [Snip] As opponents of the ordinance celebrate their victory this week, transgender people across...
  • HERO fails by wide margin (The ability of men to enter girls restrooms in Houston is squashed)

    11/03/2015 8:04:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 51 replies
    houston chronicle ^ | 11/3/15 | k driessen
    Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance failed by a wide margin Tuesday, with voters opting to repeal the law that offered broad non-discrimination protections, according to incomplete and unofficial returns.The hotly contested election has spurred national attention, drawing comment from the White House and the state's top officials. Largely conservative opponents of the law allege that it would allow men dressed as women, including sexual predators, to enter women's restrooms. Supporters of the law, including Mayor Annise Parker, argue that it extends an important local recourse for a range of protected classes to respond to discrimination. HERO fails by wide margin...
  • 5 Things You Need to Know About the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

    10/27/2015 11:26:18 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 13 replies
    Free Press Houston ^ | Oct. 27, 2015 | Laila Khalili
    "It’s [already] illegal to go into a bathroom with the intent to harm someone. And, last time we checked, rapists and abusers are going to behave as you would expect them to behave–without regard for the law, with or without an equal rights ordinance."
  • HERO=ZERO Protection for Women's,Girl's Rights (Ballot Language Deception)

    10/25/2015 7:08:09 AM PDT · by magna carta · 13 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | October 23,2015 | Bethany Blankley
    A veto referendum on the anti-discrimination ordinance known as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) will be on the ballot for Houston voters in Harris County, Texas on November 3, 2015. It’s controversial for two significant reasons and is the result of a several year battle between the residents of Houston and its outgoing lesbian mayor Annise Parker. Despite protections already provided by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Proposition 1 on the ballot reads: Read more at http://constitution.com/hero-zero-protection-for-womens-girls-rights/
  • SFC Alwyn C. Cashe Deserves the Medal of Honor

    10/17/2015 2:45:15 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 5 replies
    Fellow Freepers; I was aware of the support group for SFC Alwyn C Cashe to receive the Medal of Honor. I am sorry to say, that today was the first time I actually got to read what he did after his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was hit by an IED. I believe he deserves the Medal of Honor. For anyone who has been inside the extremely tight quarters of the dismount crew compartment with a full load of personnel and equipment it is excruciatingly tight. Throw in fire,suffocating smoke mixed with expended halon from the fire suppression system, fuel flooding the...
  • Spencer Stone’s injuries detailed in new account - (collapsed lung & open heart surgery)

    10/16/2015 2:17:37 PM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 16, 2015 | Bill Lindelof
    Stone suffered a collapsed lung and had to undergo open heart surgery, according to the gofundme account
  • Hero former Marine saves mother and baby from smoldering car wreck

    10/16/2015 10:04:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/15 | Chris Pleasance
    A hero former Marine has helped save a mother and her baby from a smoking car wreck in New York despite having lost his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Matias Ferreira, 26, was driving through the Queens area of New York City on Wednesday when he came across a car wreck with a mother trapped inside screaming for help. Despite wearing prosthetic legs below both knees after stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, Ferreira ran to help, climbing into the back seat to free her baby from its car seat. Meanwhile, Ferreira's brother and father-in-law, who...
  • French Train Hero Spencer Stone Released From Hospital After Stabbing

    10/16/2015 7:30:43 AM PDT · by wtd · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2015
    French Train terror hero Spencer Stone released from hospital a week after he was stabbed outside nightclub as police reveal new images of attackers fleeing the scene Spencer Stone was stabbed outside a nightclub in Sacramento last week Airman was one of three men who thwarted terrorist attack on French train He has now been released from hospital and thanked doctors and nurses Police released new pictures of two Asian male suspects fleeing in a car
  • Elderly vet saves 16 children from knife attack(IL)

    10/16/2015 4:51:02 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 51 replies
    pekintimes.com ^ | 10/15/15 | Michael Smothers
    Sixteen children and a handful of their mothers found the only door to their library room blocked by a man who held hunting knives in each hand as he screamed, “I’m going to kill some people!” Dustin Brown, 19, specifically wanted to kill children Tuesday at Morton Public Library, he said after the would-be victims escaped safely. Had he brought a firearm instead, “It would’ve been a different story,” James Vernon said Thursday. Blood was shed, but mostly Vernon’s, because the retired chess club teacher kept his cool, gave his class an avenue of flight and remembered the knife-fight training...
  • Spencer Stone, French train hero, in reportedly in stable condition after stabbing

    10/08/2015 9:13:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2015
    DEVELOPING: Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans hailed a hero in the French train attack in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed near Sacramento, a senior Pentagon official told Fox News. The Air Force Times reported that Stone was stabbed four times in the chest early Thursday. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," an Air Force spokesman said, according to the report. "The incident is currently under investigation by local law enforcement." Details of the stabbing early Thursday are unclear. A reporter for ABC 10 tweeted...
  • Army vet shot 5 times trying to stop Ore. shooter - and survives

    10/03/2015 5:16:47 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 35 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 10/2/15 | Associated Press
    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - When the gunshots started at Umpqua Community College, some people mistook them for falling books. But Army veteran Chris Mintz quickly recognized the threat. "He was in the military and knew what it was," said Mintz's aunt, Wanda Mintz. He was hit in both legs, his stomach, his back and in the hand, but the bullets did not hit any of his vital organs. He has two rods in his legs and is going to be in a wheelchair for the foreseeable future, she said.
  • Army Vet Charged Oregon Gunman,Said "It's My Son's Birthday Today"

    10/02/2015 2:38:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 2, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    During the October 1 attack that left 10 dead at Umpque Community College, Army veteran Christ Mintz blocked the door to a classroom with his body, then lay on the floor saying, “It’s my son’s birthday today.”
  • Jake Tapper promotes GoFundMe page set up for Umpqua Community College hero Chris Mintz

    10/02/2015 12:00:08 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 30 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/2 | twitchy
    Jake Tapper âś” @jaketapper Family of #UmpquaCommunityCollege hero Chris Mintz.sets up GoFundMe page https://www.gofundme.com/s75ge9y4 11:10 AM - 2 Oct 2015 303 303 Retweets 137
  • Green Beret Discharged for Body-Slamming Alleged Child Rapist Breaks Silence,

    09/28/2015 1:29:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 103 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sep. 28, 2015 12:54pm | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Green Beret Discharged for Body-Slamming Alleged Child Rapist Breaks Silence, Provides New — and Graphic — Details on Why He Felt Compelled to Act Sep. 28, 2015 12:54pm Kaitlyn Schallhorn The Green Beret who is set to be involuntarily discharged in early November has finally spoken out about the situation that caused his punishment in the first place — his intervening on behalf of an Afghan boy who was being repeatedly raped. “Kicking me out of the Army is morally wrong and the entire country knows it,” Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland said in his first public statement, which was...
  • Army Kicking Out Decorated Green Beret

    09/22/2015 7:01:29 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | As seen on The Kelly File
    Quinn said that they brought the police commander to their camp, where he confessed to the assault. When the man shrugged his shoulders and laughed in their faces, they threw him to the ground. Quinn explained that it wasn't meant to be revenge, but to send the message to the man and to the other local policemen that sexual assaults would not be tolerated.
  • Air Canada Pilot Diverts International Flight to Save Dog

    09/16/2015 2:49:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    A French bulldog named Simba is probably alive today because of the attentiveness of an Air Canada pilot. Simba was flying via Air Canada Flight 85 from Tel Aviv to Toronto when the pilot noticed a problem with the cargo area’s heating system, according to CNN Canadian affiliate City News. Simba’s owner, German Kontorovich, was in the cabin. “As soon as the crew became aware of the temperature issue, the captain grew rightfully concerned for the dog’s comfort and well-being,” Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick told CNN via email. “With the altitude it can become very uncomfortable, and possibly the...
  • Planned Parenthood VP Sent Hillary Clinton Private Emails: “You’re My Personal Hero”

    09/04/2015 5:52:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/4/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    This week, the State Department released emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server and one was from a Planned Parenthood executive praising her for promoting abortion and urging her to speak out against a measure in Kenya to include in its new constitution language asserting that “life begins at conception.” CNS News reports that in 2009 Clinton received an email from Planned Parenthood’s vice president of public policy and advocacy, Laurie Rubiner, and she told her she was her “personal hero.” She thanked Clinton on behalf of their organization and asked her to speak against the Kenya initiative in her next...
  • A humble wave from a hero: Wounded US airman who took down AK47-wielding terrorist on French ....

    08/22/2015 12:55:45 PM PDT · by Cecily · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 22, 2015
    The US airman who was stabbed in the neck and hand while tackling a Kalashnikov-wielding terrorist to the ground in a packed Paris-bound train has emerged from hospital with a humble wave. He became a hero while traveling on a high speed train from Amsterdam to France with his two friends - Oregon National Guard member Alek Skarlatos, 22, who was on leave after a tour of Afghanistan, and Anthony Sadler of California – when they ambushed a terrorist and averted a tragedy. Having already been suspicious of Ayoub el-Qahzzani's behavior, Stone leaped into action when he heard him load...
  • Texas Supreme Court says city must repeal HERO or put it on ballot

    07/24/2015 5:10:46 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/24/15 | Rebecca Elliott and Mike Morris
    The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that Houston City Council must repeal the city's equal rights ordinance or place it on the November ballot. The ruling comes three months after a state district judge ruled that opponents of Houston's contentious non-discrimination ordinance passed last year failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum. "We agree with the Relators that the City Secretary certified their petition and thereby invoked the City Council's ministerial duty to reconsider and repeal the ordinance or submit it to popular vote," the Texas Supreme Court wrote in a per curiam opinion. "The legislative...
  • Lance Cpl. Skip Wells funeral procession [Freeper Memorial Wall]

    07/23/2015 1:16:57 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 62 replies
    Shamus Yandle Youtube ^ | 07/23/2015 | Shamus Yandle
    Funeral procession for Marine Skip Wells from the Canton HWY bridge overlooking I-75 in Cobb County. Fallen but never forgotten! Please leave video, stories and testimonies about Lance Cpl. Skip Wells as a memorial. Video at link
  • Trump is Right about Songbird McCain and here’s why

    07/22/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by safetysign · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 07/21/2015 | Ed Wood
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is piling onto Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don't like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don't care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he certainly wins that contest, both at home and abroad....
  • One True American Hero: Admiral James B. Stockdale (Hostage)

    07/21/2015 3:10:02 AM PDT · by Hostage · 10 replies
    Home of Heroes and Free Republic ^ | July 21, 2015 and 1976 | Hostage and Military Archives
    There are heroes and then there are charlatans. To detect who is which requires one to observe over time the sincerity of the person. Here are described the acts of one true American hero: ADMIRAL JAMES B. STOCKDALE The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to STOCKDALE, JAMES B.Rank and organization: Rear Admiral (then Captain), U.S. Navy. Place and date: Hoa Lo prison, Hanoi, North Vietnam, 4 September 1969. Entered service at: Abingdon, Ill. Born: 23 December 1923, Abingdon, Ill..Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the...
  • John McCain responds to Donald Trump: 'I'm not a hero'

    07/20/2015 8:12:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/20/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) said Monday that real-estate developer Donald Trump should apologize for comments he made over the weekend — but not to him. "I think he may owe an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving our country," McCain said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." McCain was responding to Trump, a GOP presidential candidate who panned his war record over the weekend. Trump ignited a media firestorm by saying McCain was a war hero only because he was captured during the Vietnam War. "He's not...
  • Donald Trump on Fox & Friends Defends His Sentator McCain Not A Hero Comments

    07/20/2015 2:41:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Donald Trump defends his comments about John McCain only being a hero because he was captured. Trump defended his remarks stating that there were many others that were there and they did come back and they get no recognition while McCain gets all the praise and attention and the others are ignored. Trump goes on to day that John McCain has failed the Vets because even though he is a Vet and he is in the Senate, still nothing has been done to help the Vets with their healthcare. The VA healthcare continues to be sub-standard care, leaving many Vets...
  • Donald Trump: McCain’s a War Hero Because He Was Captured, (Video of the Exchange)

    07/19/2015 3:04:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/19/15
    Donald Trump today took lots of shots at John McCain, including––most shockingly––the fact that he was a prisoner of war while serving in Vietnam Trump’s been feuding with McCain after McCain said Trump is “firing up the crazies” with his outlandish rhetoric, and Trump fired back by calling McCain a “dummy. Trump sat down on stage with pollster Frank Luntz at the Family Leadership Summit and continued to fire back at McCain (while still bragging about the crowd he drew because that’s his modus operandi).
  • 70 years later, WWII bombardier tearfully receives Presidential Unit Citation

    07/08/2015 5:57:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/8/15 | Daly
    WASHINGTON — At 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944. Pedevillano and his crew were missing for a month before being taken as prisoners of war. The men were liberated by U.S. Army forces under Gen. George S. Patton in 1945. More than 70 years later, Pedevillano has received the Presidential Unit Citation, with one oak leaf cluster, for extraordinary heroism in combat. Pedevillano, a B-17 bombardier, flew six combat missions before being shot down over...
  • Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

    06/05/2015 4:53:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2015 | Edward J. Snowden
    MOSCOW — TWO years ago today, three journalists and I worked nervously in a Hong Kong hotel room, waiting to see how the world would react to the revelation that the National Security Agency had been making records of nearly every phone call in the United States. In the days that followed, those journalists and others published documents revealing that democratic governments had been monitoring the private activities of ordinary citizens who had done nothing wrong. Within days, the United States government responded by bringing charges against me under World War I-era espionage laws. The journalists were advised by lawyers...
  • ‘John Wayne Day’ in Texas honors actor’s 108th birthday

    05/26/2015 4:42:57 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 41 replies
    WBAY ^ | May 26, 2015, 11:46 am | EVA RUTH MORAVE
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945’s “Flame of Barbary Coast,” Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy. An avid collector of movie memorabilia, Patrick wore the coat as he presided over the Senate Tuesday. He declared it John Wayne Day in Texas to mark the Hollywood legend’s 108th birthday and named the actor an honorary Texan.
  • VIDEO: Hero jumps on SEPTA tracks to save man after fall

    04/19/2015 6:46:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    6abc ^ | April 16, 2015 11 | 6abc.
    CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- Action News has obtained video of the moment a SEPTA commuter stumbled onto the subway tracks after getting too close to the edge Wednesday night. Seconds later a Good Samaritan springs into action, risking his own life to save a stranger. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the westbound Market-Frankford El tracks at 15th Street Station. 28-year-old Charles Collins of South Philadelphia can be seen in the video wearing an Eagles jacket, walking away from the camera. Moments later an older man, identified as Alfred McNamee, is seen walking near the SEPTA platform's yellow line....
  • Hoquiam to rename a portion of Queets Avenue after James McQuade (DSC recipient)

    04/15/2015 10:07:25 AM PDT · by llevrok · 9 replies
    The City of Hoquiam last night voted against committee recommendation and renamed a portion of Queets Avenue to McQuade in honor of a fallen Vietnam veteran who’s chopper was shot down while searching for missing soldiers under fire. “On June 11th, 1972 the 23 year old pilot from Hoquiam Washington, [his gunner] and the copter was right above their leader’s chopper when it was shot down itself.” Dan Discher grew up on Queets Avenue with James McQuade, he told the council last night that McQuade left the Harbor to become a 1st Lieutenant in the Army, and flew for the...
  • Good Samaritan fights off attacker in DC (hits rapist with a brick)

    03/31/2015 12:58:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    www.myfoxdc.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | tom Fitzgerald
    A heroic act of a D.C. man may have helped save a woman who was being raped.  The man picked up a stick and a brick and repeatedly hit the suspect, who was later caught by police.  This all unfolded early Tuesday on 16th Street, Northwest.  Ketrell Ferguson says he doesn't want to be called a hero, but by any measure of the word that's exactly what he is to a woman who was being sexually assaulted.  “I just cracked him as hard as I could, and when I cracked him he got off here and he started running,” said...
  • Bogalusa teenage hero rescued children after boating accident

    03/30/2015 2:44:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    James Varney ^ | 3/30/15 | James Varney
    Like most Louisiana boys, 16-year-old Leyton Page of Bogalusa loves the outdoors. Unlike most anyone, Page is a genuine hero. Page lived with his father until two weeks ago when the Pine High School student came home to find his father dead of natural causes. His grandfather also died in February, and Page was understandably blue after losing what another relative called "the two most important men in his life." Following their deaths, the grieving sportsman bought a 12-gauge shotgun for hunting. Around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Page took his boat out on to the usually placid, dark water of the...