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  • Social media outcry over Georgia veteran's visitation with no coffin

    05/14/2017 12:09:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    newschannel9.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | WTVC
    CATOOSA COUNTY, Ga. — A dispute over a Ringgold veteran's funeral has gotten the attention of thousands on social media. Family members of George Taylor shared pictures of the veteran's body displayed on a gurney with a flag draped on top. There was no coffin for the visitation that happened at Heritage Funeral Home on Battlefield Parkway. As of 1 p.m. on Friday, Ella Moss's post about this on Facebook has been shared more than 1800 times.
  • Navy vet, 81, held hostage by force for pension checks by addict

    07/21/2016 2:34:45 PM PDT · by HollyB · 8 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | Khaleda Rahman
    Navy veteran, 81, was held hostage in New York motel room for four years by drug addict who stole his pension checks - despite police station being right next door.
  • Exclusive Video: Veteran Forcibly Dragged from Air Force Ceremony for Mentioning God

    06/20/2016 6:09:18 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 Jun 2016 | Breitbart News
    When a veteran started offering traditional remarks at a military flag-folding ceremony, several uniformed airmen assaulted him, dragging him out of the room because his remarks mentioned God. Now First Liberty Institute lawyers representing retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez are demanding that the U.S. Air Force apologize and punish those responsible or face a federal civil-rights lawsuit. For countless years, service members have given the “flag-folding speech” at military and civic events, including retirement ceremonies. Traditionally, this speech explains the colors, symbols, and history of the flag. The flag-folding speech also contains several religious references, including, “Let us pray...
  • North Carolina Pastor Disarms Vet During New Year's Service

    01/03/2016 4:34:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 3, 2016 | Tim Stelloh
    Bishop Larry Wright had been preaching for about 20 minutes on New Year's Eve when he saw the front door of his North Carolina church swing open. In marched a young disheveled man whom he'd never seen before. In one hand the man had a semi-automatic assault rifle; in the other, a magazine. He wasn't. Wright, 57, is a City Council member. But he was also a career military man a former paratrooper and drill sergeant who retired in 1997 so his training kicked in as he descended the pulpit's three steps: Was there a bullet still in the chamber?...
  • The Bossy Cat And Owner-Directed Aggression

    11/15/2015 1:44:07 PM PST · by EBH · 62 replies
    Veterinary Practice News ^ | 2/8/2012 | Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, Dipl. ACVB
    Owner-directed aggression in dogs has been written and talked about at length, but feline owner-directed aggression has received less attention. In dogs, “conflict aggression” has replaced “dominance aggression” as a more accurate description of the behavior’s motivation. The change occurred because pundits no longer accept the premise that the relationship between dogs and their owners is governed by pack mentality, as neither dogs in the wild nor, as it turns out, wolves seem to organize themselves along these lines. With this in mind, it seems ludicrous to discuss dominance or status-related aggression in cats, as they do not organize themselves...
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • Marcus Lutrell and NRA AD

    09/07/2015 5:57:02 PM PDT · by notaliberal · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2015 | Marcus Lutrell
    Marcus Lutrell and NRA Ad
  • Vietnam Vet Confronts Ferguson Protesters Stomping On The US Flag

    08/12/2015 12:56:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    On Tuesday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel, footage of was aired of cameras capturing a tense situation involving a Vietnam veteran confronting Ferguson, MO protesters that were stomping on the American flag.
  • Disabled Vet Stands Guard Outside Of Alabama Marine Recruiting Office

    07/21/2015 11:50:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 20, disabled veteran Jim Young stood guard outside a Guntersville, Alabama, Marine recruiting office as part of his “patriotic duty.” Young stood outside the office for approximately three hours. According to 48 WAFF, Young said, “I felt it was my patriotic duty to make sure nothing happened to them. I can’t see them giving their life back here in the United States because someone wouldn’t arm them.”
  • DESPICABLE: Look what’s happening to a special forces vet who dared to be a whistleblower

    06/02/2015 9:57:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Allen West ^ | 6/2/15 | Allen West
    I sat down Monday evening and pondered connecting the dots on something I consider a national security issue: the growing list of military officers being prosecuted for questionable reasons. When I’m out traveling, many folks ask me if there is a targeted “purging” of military leaders. I’m never one to join in on conspiracy theories, but there have been some recent instances that we should pay attention to — and perhaps there are more, of which you our astute readers are aware. Perhaps the most recent is Army LTC Jason Amerine. LTC Amerine, who is according to CNN, “a Special...
  • Student Vet Suspended, Labeled ‘Threat’ After Requesting Non-Muslim Counselor

    05/25/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 25, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Campus Reform reports that a former active-duty Marine who served two combat tours in Iraq and is diagnosed with combat-related PTSD was suspended from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi after he requested to meet with a non-Muslim counselor in the school’s Office of Counseling and Disability Services.
  • America's Oldest Veteran Celebrates 109th Birthday With Cigars And Burgers

    05/05/2015 2:34:45 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    distractify.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Mark Pygas
    America's Oldest Veteran Celebrates 109th Birthday With Cigars And Burgers How do you celebrate turning 109 years old? When you spent your prime years fighting the Axis, the only real way to celebrate is with cigars, burgers and milkshakes.
  • Missing Therapy Dog Reunited with Marine Vet Owner

    04/23/2015 6:23:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    A local Marine veteran’s therapy dog that disappeared for four months has been found safe and reunited with her owner. Animal Services' officials received a call on Thursday morning that Nahla had been found in the San Ysidro area; the residents there said they found the dog as a stray in the area. Nahla was rescued safe, save for some serious skin issues, fleas and a bit emaciated, but should fully recover. Hernando Quandt and his wife, Vivian, were reunited with Nahla at Thursday afternoon at the San Diego County Animal Shelter in Bonita. Nahla appeared overjoyed to be reunited...
  • WWII Vet, 98, dons uniform for final salute before dying the next day

    11/14/2014 1:34:46 PM PST · by DFG · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/14/14 | AP
    On Veterans Day, Justus Belfield donned his Army uniform one more time, even though he was too weak to leave his bed at an upstate New York nursing home. The 98-year-old World War II veteran died the next day. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that Belfield had worn his uniform every Veterans Day since he and his wife moved into Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Glenville, outside Albany, several years ago. On Tuesday, the former master sergeant wasn't able to get out of bed to participate in the facility's Veterans Day festivities, so he had the staff...
  • NV: Vet wins Gunfight with 15-Year-Old Attacker

    09/21/2014 7:17:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, | Dean Weingarten
    Gunshot Holes on each side of Window In this defensive gun use in Las Vegas, a veteran defends his family from a frontal attack.   The attacker is a 15-Year-Old boy, who shoots through the front door.   Fortunately, the attacker has never practiced door breaching techniques.   The gunshot holes are not even close to the door lock or hinges.  It was repored that the shots went through  the kitchen, narrowly missing the father of the former friend.   Perhaps the shooter was aiming for the father. The attacker is known to the victims.  The 15-Year-Old had been camping with a 14-Year-Old...
  • U.S. will train 50,000 veterans to install solar panels

    09/20/2014 3:21:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CTV News / The Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2014 | Josh Lederman, The Associated Press
    The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans....
  • Vet Could Lose Home For Displaying Small US Flag In Front Yard

    06/27/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A veteran could lose his home because of a small American flag he has placed in a flower pot in front of his home.
  • D-Day: Hove veteran defies ban for Normandy trip

    06/06/2014 8:48:11 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/6/14 | BBC
    An 89-year-old WW2 veteran who was banned by his nursing home from going to France for the D-Day commemorations sneaked out and went anyway. The pensioner left the Hove home at 10:30 BST on Thursday and was reported missing in the evening, police said. The nursing home received a call from a younger veteran later on saying he had met the un-named veteran on a coach. The two were on their way to France and said they were safe and well in a hotel in Ouistreham, Sussex Police said. Hundreds of veterans have been marking the 70th anniversary of the...
  • Two Arrested in 100-year-old Veteran Robbery

    05/29/2014 4:36:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    KTVN ^ | May 28, 2014 | KTVN
    The Carson City Sheriff's Office has two men behind bars who allegedly robbed a 100-year-old veteran at his home over Memorial Day weekend. According to Sheriff Ken Furlong, 27-year-old Robert Michael Hernandez or Carson City and 25-year-old Jordan Randall Burkhart, of Wellington, were arrested Wednesday. Sheriff Furlong says around 5 a.m. Sunday morning, deputies responded to a report of a home invasion and robbery at a home on Canvasback Drive. They say the victim, James Sorrentino, is a 100-year-old Army Air Corp and U.S. Air Force veteran. He was at home with a woman who is his in-residence care-giver when...