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  • 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.
  • 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...