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  • 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
    "Its [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 behavewithout 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 ^ | 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. Its 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
  • 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 Stones 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 ^ | 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, Im 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 wouldve been a different story, James Vernon said Thursday. Blood was shed, but mostly Vernons, 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 ^ | 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, Its my sons 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 ✔ @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 areas heating system, according to CNN Canadian affiliate City News. Simbas 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 dogs 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: Youre 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 Clintons 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 Parenthoods 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 heres 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: McCains 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, includingmost shockinglythe fact that he was a prisoner of war while serving in Vietnam Trumps 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 thats 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 actors 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 1945s 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 legends 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 whos 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 leaders 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 Yorks 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 factand 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 didnt 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 Houstons 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 gunmans 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-trapsuntil it finally killed him Many Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have died fighting Islamic State militants this year. But the news of Col. Fakhir Barwarys death on Nov. 11 held special significance.Thats because Barwarys death has been reported on two separate occasions. The media wrongly declared him dead in 2008 following a bomb blast outside Mosul.In fact, hed only lost a legand even that didnt end his soldiering days. After the fall of Baathist 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 wasnt 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 lifes 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 dont mean to point out the obvious herebut what do those attorneys think a sermon is? Its a speech. According to an amended motion filed Friday in Harris County, Texas court, the citys attorneys will no longer demand sermons related to homosexuals, gender identity, or Mayor Annise ParkerHoustons first openly lesbian mayor. The amended subpoenas do require the pastors to turn over...