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  • 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 ^ | 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 · 29 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/2 | twitchy
    Jake Tapper ✔ @jaketapper Family of #UmpquaCommunityCollege hero Chris Mintz.sets up GoFundMe page 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 ^ | 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...
  • In WWI, Alvin York Captured 132 German Soldiers Pretty Much Single Handed

    03/13/2015 2:02:20 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 54 replies
    Vacca Foeda Media ^ | Jan. 24, 1010 | Daven Hiskey
    In WWI Alvin York almost single handedly captured 132 German soldiers using nothing but a rifle and a pistol, while the German soldiers having among them 32 machine guns along with rifles and pistols and the advantage of being above him in the biggest of the forays.  And did I mention York was out in the open during the largest gun fight?  Ya, when the Germans attacked they pretty much mowed down almost the entire unit that York was with, including York’s commanding officer, which put him in charge.  The other soldiers left from the original group of 17, were...
  • Afghanistan War Hero Stripped of Silver Star

    02/06/2015 5:12:25 AM PST · by Sharkfish · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/6/2015 | Aaron MacKean
    Such is the quality of American military leadership that generals and political appointees like McHugh will send courageous soldiers like Golsteyn into incredibly difficult (some would suggest impossible) circumstances, then invest years in second-guessing their actions after the fact—and then, finding no evidence of wrongdoing, still publicly dishonor the man without giving him a chance to defend himself.
  • ‘American Sniper’ Complaints Grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood Be Celebrating a ‘Killer’?

    01/19/2015 8:18:44 AM PST · by jda · 53 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 18 January 2015 | Steve Pond
    Even as “American Sniper” breaks January box-office records and revels in six Oscar nominations, criticism over the subject of the film, sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is rising and reaching into the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, which votes on the Academy Awards. Over the weekend, multiple Academy members told TheWrap that they had been passing around a recent article by Dennis Jett in The New Republic that attacks the film for making a hero out of Kyle, who said: “The enemy are savages and despicably evil,” and his “only regret is that I didn’t kill more.” Kyle made...
  • Judge rejects lesbian mayor's demand in transgender fight

    01/14/2015 10:40:46 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 1-14-15 | Bob Unruh
    A Texas judge has rejected the city of Houston’s demand to deny a jury trial to pastors fighting a controversial transgender ordinance. The ruling, released late Tuesday by Judge Robert Schaffer in the Harris County District Court in Houston, came in a case in which the city created a firestorm of controversy by issuing subpoenas for copies of pastors’ sermons. In its latest motion, the city claimed the pastors have no right to a jury trial, contending the decision should be made by a hand-picked “special master.” The pastors are opposing an ordinance adopted by lesbian Mayor Annise Parker and...
  • Murdered Navy Seal, Chris Kyle...A Texas Goodbye!

    01/07/2015 6:57:52 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    email from friend | unknown
    Chris Kyle was Derek's teammate through 10 years of training and battle. They both suffer/suffered from PTSD to some extent and took great care of each other because of it. 2006 in Ramadi was horrible for young men that never had any more aggressive physical contact with another human than on a Texas football field. They lost many friends. Chris became the armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not something he was happy about, other than the fact that in so doing, he saved a lot of American lives. Three years ago, his wife Taya asked him to...
  • Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony

    01/05/2015 7:33:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies ^ | Jan 5, 2014
    Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony Published January 05, 2015 A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran drew cheers from a crowd in Oregon Saturday after telling protesters shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" to stop interrupting his medal ceremony and to “show a little respect.” Dario Raschio was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to be honored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, at a public town hall meeting. But shortly after Wyden began speaking, more than 100 demonstrators in the back of the room started shouting, The Oregonian reports. After 15 minutes of chanting against the...
  • Our heroes: Is there one in us all?

    12/24/2014 7:18:00 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-24-14 | Richard Chin
    Do the right thing. Help others. Can heroism be as simple as that? Leo Thorsness swore an oath when he became a Boy Scout in Walnut Grove, Minn., eventually becoming an Eagle Scout. He took another oath when he joined the Air Force, eventually becoming a fighter pilot in Vietnam. He received the Medal of Honor for a mission in which he risked himself to help downed crewmen from another aircraft. But the only living Medal of Honor recipient from Minnesota said he later came to realize he could boil down those service oaths to a simple code: Do the...
  • American Sniper (The Movie)

    12/22/2014 3:31:51 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 38 replies
    Internet ^ | 12/22/2014 | Chris Kyle/Clint Eastwood
    American Sniper- The MovieI've read the book and passed it on to others
  • HOSTAGE DIED A HERO: Captive man was 'lunging for gun'

    12/15/2014 3:05:39 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 81 replies ^ | 16th December 2014
    THE manager of the Lindt cafe who was fatally shot in the Martin Place siege is being praised as a hero, responsible for allowing others trapped in the cafe to escape. Tori Johnson, 34, was wrestling a gun from gunman Man Haron Monis when he was killed. It is understood the cafe manager decided to take action when the hostage-taker begun to doze off after the siege had been ongoing for 17 hours. He lunged at the gunman’s weapon, enabling others to flee.
  • Paralyzed Marine wit Robotic Exoskeleton Receives Bronze Star with V

    12/03/2014 7:19:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 12/3/2014 | J Hlad
    When Capt. Derek Herrera was called to stand in the place of honor Friday at his retirement ceremony, he pressed buttons on what appeared to be a wristwatch as a fellow Marine came to his aid. After another push of a button and three short beeps, Herrera rose, legs shaking, and walked deliberately toward his commander. With each step, the exoskeleton he wore emitted a robotic whirring noise, as though it were Iron Man striding through the cordoned off parking lot in digital camouflage. Herrera was paralyzed from the chest down in June 2012, when he was shot in...
  • The two deaths of Crazy Fakhir

    11/21/2014 11:45:26 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    Medium ^ | 11/11/14 | Vager Saadullah
    The Two Deaths of Crazy Fakhir Former Iraqi commander cleared booby-traps—until it finally killed him Many Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have died fighting Islamic State militants this year. But the news of Col. Fakhir Barwary’s death on Nov. 11 held special significance.That’s because Barwary’s death has been reported on two separate occasions. The media wrongly declared him dead in 2008 following a bomb blast outside Mosul.In fact, he’d only lost a leg—and even that didn’t end his soldiering days. After the fall of Ba’athist regime in 2003, many Peshmerga joined the Iraqi army in order to help protect civilians. Fakhir...
  • Syrian 'hero boy' video faked by Norwegian director

    11/14/2014 6:42:17 PM PST · by DarkSavant · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 November 2014 | BBC Trending
    Millions of YouTube viewers have been captivated by the 'Syrian hero boy' who manages to rescue a little girl while under gunfire. Now a group of Norwegian filmmakers have told BBC Trending they are behind it. They say it was filmed on location in Malta this summer with the intention of being presented as real. Lars Klevberg, a 34-year-old film director based in Oslo, wrote a script after watching news coverage of the conflict in Syria. He says he deliberately presented the film as reality in order to generate a discussion about children in conflict zones.
  • A candle for an Unknown Soldier

    11/01/2014 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/14 | Joanna Rosamond
    f you really care for our fallen heroes, then do something to thank them: love your country, put up a fight for our veterans and protect the gift of freedom. Never give up He was an unknown soldier. A warrior, who sacrificed his life for our freedom. As rightly said by General MacArthur:” However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind”. There were tears and hope and years of waiting, because he wasn’t “known but to God”.
  • Ottawa shooting: The face-to-face encounter that ended the attack on Parliament

    10/25/2014 11:05:40 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 41 replies
    CBC News ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Evan Solomon
    Hearing gunshots, Vickers grabbed his side arm, a semi-automatic pistol, and immediately ran out. His security team, who had been chasing Bibeau, yelled to Vickers that the suspect was hiding in the alcove Vickers immediately ran behind the other side of the pillar. That put him an arm's-length away from Bibeau. According to guards, Vickers actually could see the barrel of Bibeau's gun pointing out, a foot away. Vickers did not hesitate. In one motion, sources told CBC News he dove to the floor around the pillar, at the feet of Bibeau, turning on his back as he landed and...
  • The Hand of God is always there

    10/21/2014 8:16:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/14 | Judi McLeod
    In the middle of life’s struggle, it is stories like these that come along to prove that, while so many of us wait for heroes to deliver us from the evil of current Western society, we have bypassed the real Hero of all life on Earth Even amid the doom and gloom seeping out from the deliberate destruction of America by its own president; even in the despair that comes along with the increasing perversion of the current Pop Culture, the Hand of God is always at work. Yes, the Marxists, who have thrown in with ISIS, are on a...
  • Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches

    10/17/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Five Christian pastors will no longer have to turn their sermons over to attorneys for the city of Houston. Instead, they will be forced to turn over their speeches related to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). I don’t mean to point out the obvious here—but what do those attorneys think a sermon is? It’s a speech. According to an amended motion filed Friday in Harris County, Texas court, the city’s attorneys will no longer demand sermons related to homosexuals, gender identity, or Mayor Annise Parker—Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor. The amended subpoenas do require the pastors to turn over...
  • The Story of a True Hero: Sir Nicholas Winton

    09/10/2014 10:02:42 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 9/10/2014 | Kendra Shrode
    Last night I shook hands with the son of one of my favorite heroes. The Holocaust Memorial Center in metro Detroit hosted Nick Winton, who gave a most inspiring presentation on the life of his father, Sir Nicholas Winton. Sir Nicholas, who prefers to be called Nicky, was a 29-year-old London stockbroker who gave up a skiing holiday to visit Prague and witness firsthand the refugees who were fleeing Nazi tyranny. That visit led to his heroic deeds which enabled 669 children to escape. Parents, desperate to save their children, sought his assistance and he established an organization to aid...
  • 50th anniversary of York’s death to be celebrated Monday

    09/02/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    “God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. … And I’m telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long, long way off.” With those words, Sergeant Alvin C. York recalled the intensity of the October, 1918 battle that defined him for generations of Tennesseans as the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor among numerous other awards. In those moments of battle, York, of Fentress...
  • Badly Wounded Hero had Shielded Children

    08/21/2014 9:07:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    A man who was seriously wounded by a Hamas rocket Thursday had been shielding children with his own body. The attack took place at about 10:20 a.m., at one of the communities in the Eshkol region. Magen David Adom (MDA) crews gave initial treatment to the man, who is 33. He was seriously wounded by shrapnel that struck his chest. MDA paramedic Oren Vacht, who treated the man before his evacuation to hospital, described him as having been hit in the chest by a shell fragment, “fully conscious and in great pain.” "Civilians who had been at the scene told...
  • Heroic Navy diver drowned after refusing to leave his fellow sailor..(shortened)

    08/04/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 August 2014 | Alex Greig
    A Navy diver died at the bottom of a Maryland pond last year after refusing to leave his trapped fellow sailor to drown alone. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 23, and Petty Officer 1st Class James Reyher, 28, were sent to dive in the Aberdeen Proving Ground on February 26 2013, but their lifeless bodies were pulled to the surface just 31 minutes after they started the dive. No one knew what had befallen the pair until an investigation, completed last year but only recently released, pieced together the final 31 minutes of the young men's lives.
  • VIDEO OF ATTACK: Muslims attack pro-Israel Marine at DC terror demo (Multi Photos/Videos)

    08/03/2014 1:25:52 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 3 2014 | Pamela Geller
    There was a pro-Hamas Jew-hating protest-cum-riot near the White House yesterday There was a mob attack on a single pro-Israeli counter protester near the White House. The counter protester is an Iraq vet, a Puerto Rican, non-Jewish. But he was having a civil conversation with one Muslim and then, incapable of controlling their savage instincts, antisemitic American haters started attacking him. Islamic thugs and their leftist jackboots. Islamic/leftist axis: Cosponsors of the rally are below. Co-sponsors: - ANSWER Coalition - American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - American Muslim Alliance (AMA) - Al-Awda: Palestine Right...
  • Hero’s quick thinking likely saved lives at SPU

    06/06/2014 10:24:13 AM PDT · by reefdiver · 23 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | June 6 2014 | Lewis Kamb
    He’s described as quiet, gentle, outdoorsy; a young man of deep Christian faith and dedicated student on the cusp of a promising life beyond college. But by several accounts Thursday, a single word prevailed when describing Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis: hero.
  • JBLM Soldiers Put Out Grass Fire - Bravo Zulu (Vanity)

    06/05/2014 6:14:42 PM PDT · by llevrok · 19 replies
    6/5/2014 | me
    Here's a dip of the flag and a big bravo zulu to the soldiers of Joint Base Lewis/McChord (JBLM). I was driving north on I-5 at about 12N today. Just south of the main gate, a small grass fire was burning along the fence line and expanding fast. Traffic was at a crawl. Many cars ahead of me pulled over and one by one, soldiers en route to some where, jumped out and ran back to the fire. As I got up to the fire, I could see 8 to 10 soldiers - men and women both - literally stomping...
  • This Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Open Letter To Obama Shames Him For Who He Is

    05/27/2014 6:22:59 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 5/13/2014 | Brian Kolfage
    This Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Open Letter To Obama Shames Him For Who He Is "You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community, and we have no faith in your ability to lead." Senior Airman Ret. Brian Kolfage USAF — May 13, 2014 Editor’s note: Below is the full text of an open letter written to Barack Hussein Obama. Mr. Kolfage has, as you will read, gone through a lot since signing up to fight in Iraq in service to our country. This guy is a REAL American hero if you ask us. I nearly died in...
  • Did the Left’s New Communist Economics Hero Fake His Data?

    05/23/2014 5:03:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/23/14 | Bryan Preston
    Oops. Also, Communists lie. Thomas Piketty’s book, ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, has been the publishing sensation of the year. Its thesis of rising inequality tapped into the zeitgeist and electrified the post-financial crisis public policy debate. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email to buy additional rights. (Snip) But, according to a Financial Times investigation, the rock-star French economist appears to have got his sums wrong.
  • Marine Threw Himself On Grenade, Will Receive Medal Of Honor

    05/23/2014 6:29:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 5/22/2014 | Julia Dent
    A grateful nation is honoring a living hero this June. Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter threw himself on a grenade to protect his friends on Nov. 21, 2010. He lived, but his wounds were grievous. According to Huffington Post, “he lost his right eye and injured his left, both eardrums were blown, most of his teeth were blown out and much of his jaw was missing. His right arm was shattered, his left arm, wrist and hand had multiple breaks, his right lung collapsed and he had shrapnel wounds in his legs.
  • Watch:Family of Boy saved by Cat speakes out

    05/16/2014 6:13:41 AM PDT · by Gefn · 92 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | 05/16/2014 | Double Down
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  • Supermom Hero Jumps Out of Burning Building with Her Baby, Now Faces Lifetime of Sacrifice (Video)

    05/11/2014 7:56:41 PM PDT · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-11-2014 | TRN
    Cristina Simoes was watching television with her son Camron when their apartment complex caught on fire. At first she went to the front door only to realize that a heavy smoke was filling the hallways, blocking their escape.While waiting for First Responders, she finally realized she had no choice but to jump with her baby. The superhuman mom said of her choice: “It’s so worth it because he’s okay.”  WATCH: