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  • 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...
  • Leave no man behind: Why is Team Obama unable to bring home Marine held in Mexico?

    05/26/2014 10:08:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 41 replies ^ | May 26, 2014 | Tamara Holder
    This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day in honor of our American servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives defending us both at home and abroad. Many of our troops enlist in the military upon adulthood and have served in wars before their classmates have even graduated from college. These men and women are true American heroes and we must protect them just as well as they protect us. Unfortunately, despite President Obama’s Memorial Day proclamation that we shall “never forget” the sacrifices of our soldiers, he and Secretary of State John Kerry have forgotten about a living American hero...
  • Marine held in Mexican jail may be experiencing unbearable PTSD symptoms

    05/25/2014 7:08:09 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 55 replies ^ | May 24, 2014 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine sergeant and combat veteran jailed in Mexico since March 31 when he inadvertently crossed the border (missing a confusing turnaround point in the road), has a history of severe head trauma and was reportedly recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the nearly two months since his arrest, he has been held shackled in a cell, first at the notorious La Mesa Prison in Tijuana and now at the federal prison at El Hongo. Tahmooressi reportedly slit his own throat and tried to escape while held in Tijuana and was then chained to his bed...
  • Army Vet Blasts Democrats’ ‘Fake Outrage’ Over Benghazi After the Way They Talked About Our Troops

    05/08/2014 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    IJReview ^ | 5/8/14 | Kyle Becker
    Congressman Tom Cotton lays out exactly why the Democrats’ “fake outrage” over the Benghazi hearing is not exactly credible coming from a party whose members acted with partisan acrimony over an Iraq War that they voted for and took no responsibility for carrying out. “Forgive me if I don’t join my Democratic colleagues in their fake outrage. Four Americans lost their lives that night at Benghazi. They deserve justice. The American people deserve the truth. One other lesson I learned in the Army is we leave no man behind. And we will not leave these four men behind.”
  • American, Warrior, Patriot, and Conservative -- Allen West 2016

    03/10/2014 9:02:58 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 44 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 March 2014 | areukiddingme1
    I like what Allen West said; "What I saw missing from CPAC was an understanding that Americans hunger for a particular image. Americans thought Obama possessed it — an image of concerned and caring leadership. It is an image that exemplifies the best of America and reflects the triumph of the indomitable American individual spirit. It does not spring from numbers and detailed calculations. It is conveyed by someone Americans believe they can invite into their homes who cares for them and their future. The image should not be of someone who offers handouts, but if there is no compelling...
  • Vet: Conn. Cop said 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in

    03/10/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies ^ | 3/10/14 | Joe Newby
    John Cinque, a Navy veteran who told Connecticut lawmakers last year he would not comply with the state's new gun control law, told Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti that a Branford police officer said he couldn't "wait to get the order to kick your door in," Freedom Outpost reported Saturday, citing a YouTube video posted Friday. "I live in Branford, and his words straight out were 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in,'" he told Visconti. Freedom Outpost's Tim Brown said Cinque provided the name of the officer in the incident, and posted a screenshot...
  • Ala. Vet Tried to Hire KKK Hit Man to Kill Black Neighbor

    03/01/2014 4:01:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Root ^ | Feb. 28 2014 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    The attorneys for Allen Wayne Morgan, in a plea for leniency, say the Iraq vet should not spend more than five years in prisonAfter pleading guilty to hiring a Ku Klux Klan hit man to murder his black neighbor, an Alabama veteran is attempting to negotiate with a judge for mercy, the Raw Story reports. Allen Wayne Morgan’s attorneys are insisting that their client, who participated in more than 175 combat missions in Iraq and has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and drug addiction, should not spend more than five years in jail.
  • VA sends $4,000 bill to triple-amputee Purple Heart recipient after he spoke out against Obama

    02/28/2014 7:28:03 AM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    Poor Richard's News ^ | November 6, 2013
    If you want to see where government-run healthcare gets you, look no further than what the VA is doing to Airman Brian Kolfage after he spoke out against Obama. Our veterans who sustained injuries in combat deserve the best treatment we can give them, but the VA just sent Purple Heart recipient Brian Kolfage a bill for $4,000. Here’s the letter he just received from the VA: Kolfage is an outspoken critic of the Obama administration and wants to know why his records were pulled in the first place. He’s written about the whole story on his Facebook page (emphasis...
  • Disabled Vietnam vet, 70, shot in the stomach by police

    02/27/2014 9:09:04 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 48 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 26, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A disabled Vietnam vet was shot in the stomach by police in South Carolina as he reached for his cane during a traffic stop...[snip...The 24-year-old deputy believed the elderly man was trying to grab a rifle from the back of his pick up truck and fired at him, with one bullet striking Mr Canipe.
  • WWII veteran's Purple Heart stolen in home invasion

    01/09/2014 12:41:41 PM PST · by Doogle · 19 replies
    APviaFOX ^ | 01/09/14 | AP via FOX
    <p>LEICESTER, Mass. – Police say one of the items stolen in an armed home invasion in Leicester last weekend was a Purple Heart earned by the World War II veteran father of one of the victims.</p> <p>Two men, one of whom had a gun, entered a home on Sunday night and tied up three occupants before stealing cash, jewelry and the medal. No one was hurt.</p>
  • WWII Vet Jailed for Not Being Able to Afford Repairs to His Business

    01/04/2014 2:56:18 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2013 | Fox News Insider
    An 88-year-old World War II veteran was thrown in jail for not being able to afford repairs to his business. Kenneth Knudson’s jewelry store was deemed a public hazard zone and in need up updates. The city of Horton, Kansas offered to do the repair work for $10,000 dollars and apply it to his taxes. Knudson, whose jewelry store business is already struggling, said that was too expensive. On December 23, he appeared in court and told a judge he did not have the money. The judge then fined Knudson $100 dollars and put him in jail for one night.
  • War Begins: Slandering Conservatives has Started [Empire Strikes Back in No. Virginia Campaign]

    12/20/2013 8:41:45 AM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The attacks have begun. The Republican establishment in the U.S.A. has now actually started the shooting war in the 2014 primary elections they have been threatening against conservative candidates for Congress. “Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio. His new political group, Defending Main Street, plans to raise $8 million to defeat tea-party candidates and elect moderate Republicans instead. “We’re going to be very aggressive and we’re going to get in their faces.” LaTourette was a close ally of moderate Republican Speaker John Boehner in...
  • Teen brothers accused of killing Iraq war veteran after arranging to sell him iPad on Craigslist

    12/10/2013 6:17:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 10, 2013 | James Nye and Ashley Collman
    Brothers Tryon, 19, and Tyshaune Kincade, 18, were formally charged Monday in the shooting death of Sergent First Class Jim Vester, 32, after arranging to sell the 12-year military veteran an iPad on Wednesday. According to phone records released by the police, the Indianapolis father wanted to buy an iPad from the brothers as a Christmas present for his parents based off of their Craigslist ad. At 3:05pm, Vester texted: 'Can I get your address'. At 3:14pm, the suspects texted him to meet at 920 Wyckford Dr.
  • World War II veteran en route to Pearl Harbor ceremony booted from flight

    12/08/2013 2:11:10 PM PST · by Doogle · 54 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/08/13 | FOX
    A 90-year-old World War II veteran en route to a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor was booted from his flight to accommodate the weight of additional jet fuel needed for the trip. According to Hawaii News Now, Ewalt “Walt” Shatz, a WWII veteran credited with shooting down a Japanese plane during the 1941 attack, was scheduled to take a United Airlines flight direct from Los Angeles to Honolulu on Wednesday, but was re-booked on an American Airlines flight leaving eight hours later that included a layover in Maui. “I was surprised. I didn't know...
  • Roseville survivor of Bataan Death March dies on Veterans Day

    11/14/2013 4:46:47 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-13-13 | Molly Guthrey
    Kenneth Porwoll thought he surely would die a soldier's death during the Bataan Death March in World War II. Instead, the prisoner of war survived, and more than three years after being captured in the Philippines, he returned home to the States. Monday, on Veterans Day -- 71 years after the 1942 death march -- this veteran died peacefully, surrounded by family, at the VA Medical Center in Fort Snelling. The Roseville man was 93. "Dying on Veterans Day -- isn't that amazing?" said his widow, Mary Ellen Porwoll. After the war, Porwoll lived a good life: He married, raised...
  • Obama presents Afghan war vet with Medal of Honor

    10/15/2013 5:18:24 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/15/2013 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Four years after risking his life in Afghanistan, William D. Swenson solemnly received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday in a case of battlefield bravery with some odd twists: The young Army captain questioned the judgment of his superiors, and the paperwork nominating him for the award was lost. He left the military two years ago but wants to return to active duty, a rare move for a medal recipient. The nation's highest military honor — a sky blue ribbon and medal — was clasped around Swenson's neck by President Barack Obama at the White House. The president described how...
  • 'Million Vet March' to support 'neglected' veterans

    10/11/2013 8:12:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-11-2013 | Megyn Kelly
    Capt. Larry Bailey will rally against memorial closings
  • (White)WWII Veteran Beaten To Death In Spokane (2 Black Males)

    08/22/2013 10:04:57 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-22-2013 | &#61517;Paul Szoldra
    WWII Veteran Beaten To Death In Spokane Paul Szoldra Aug. 22, 2013, 8:31 PMDelbert Belton A veteran who was wounded during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II was beaten to death Wednesday outside of the Eagles Lodge in Spokane, Seattle Times reports. Delbert Belton, 88, died from injuries sustained during the attack, which police believe was perpetrated by two African-American male suspects between 16 and 19 years old. Police responded to the scene after receiving a call at 8:15 p.m. and found Belton sitting in his car, suffering from severe injuries to his head. He died at the...
  • Vet Charged With Treating Human, Patient Loses Toes

    08/17/2013 8:04:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | August 15, 2013
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A patient had to have several toes removed after police in Greeley say a veterinarian provided medical care to him. Police said Thursday Fran Freemyer, 78, was unauthorized to provide medical treatments to humans but did so for at least one person. He was cited for practicing medicine without a license. Police said North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley contacted them earlier this summer about a 58-year-old man who said they were treated by Freemyer. The patient, whose identity is not being released, had to have surgery to remove three toes after seeing Freemyer. Freemyer works...
  • Cardinals cheerleader also Iraq vet

    07/31/2013 3:16:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7/31/13
    For one Arizona Cardinals cheerleader, hearing the national anthem and seeing the American flag before games have a special meaning. It wasn’t easy for Megan Welter to go from Iraq veteran to NFL cheerleader, but the journey, she said, was worth it. “Our country has given us so many freedoms,” Welter told ABC15. “To be a part of fighting for that and maintaining that means a lot. It gives me goosebumps.” After graduating in 2007, Welter put her dance career on hold to “to take a job that was going to be meaningful, so I decided to join the Army."
  • Outrage at airport: TSA taps decorated, disabled Marine for extra scrutiny(USA going downhill)

    07/09/2013 6:52:21 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    wash times ^ | 7/9/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A retired, disabled U.S. Marine in full dress and donned with numerous medals was flagged by federal security agents at a California airport for wearing “too much metal,” and pulled to the side for additional scrutiny — even asked to lift his arms, despite an injury that made doing so impossible. “What does a uniform and heroism represent if our own citizens — in this case, employees of the TSA and security personnel — have not regard for them?” said Patricia Martin, the former Marine’s travel partner, Fox News reported. Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz was injured in 2004 from a bomb...
  • TSA agents who can't tell a hero from a terrorist: wounded Iraq veteran marine treated 'shamefully'

    07/09/2013 8:22:46 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 32 replies
    ukmail ^ | 7 9 13
    A wounded war veteran has described the moment security agents treated him like a 'terrorist' on a recent trip to California because he couldn't raise his injured right arm in a full-body scanner and his dress uniform contained 'too much metal.' Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz was awarded a Purple Heart after he almost died in 2004 from an injury incurred from a roadside bomb in Fallujah, Iraq. The brave soldier recently traveled to Sacramento, California to receive another award as his district's veteran of the year. But, what should have been a celebratory experience was tainted when suspicious security workers at...
  • Military Veteran’s AR-15 Confiscated by Police – But the Reason Why Is the Real Story

    05/30/2013 7:04:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 29, 2013 7:03pm | Jason Howerton
    An Oregon man has had rifle confiscated and is facing criminal charges after he attempted to stop a wanted felon from breaking into his home by firing a warning shot. Police in Medford, Ore., say the incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Officers responded to an apartment complex in the area after receiving a disturbance call. During their investigation, cops heard a gun shot and a man running away toward the complex’s parking lot. Authorities say 40-year-old Jonathon Kinsella, a wanted felon, was attempting to flee the scene when he was arrested on outstanding warrants, including for burglary...
  • Afghan War vet who helped injured spectator at Boston Marathon bombing comes forward

    04/19/2013 12:33:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 17, 2013 | Victoria Taylor
    A college student injured by the finish line during the first Boston Marathon blast wanted to thank an Afghanistan vet who helped calm her down in the aftermath. She only knew his first name, but, thanks to a plea from friends in high places, that was enough to find him. During his Tuesday afternoon news conference, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick spoke about meeting a Northeastern University student named Victoria who was being treated for serious shrapnel wounds at Tufts Medical Center.
  • Remains of American WWII soldier reportedly found on Pacific’s Northern Mariana Islands

    03/26/2013 7:43:40 AM PDT · by Doogle · 18 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/26/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The remains of an American World War II soldier missing in action nearly 70 years have reportedly been identified after they were found on the Pacific’s Northern Mariana Islands. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command confirmed to that its team currently working in Saipan has received “possible human remains” and material evidence consistent with an unresolved case from World War II. “At this point, we cannot confirm the identity of these remains,” an email to read. “Our next step is to get the remains and evidence back to JPAC’s Central Identification Laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and...
  • Man Looks To Reunite Military Memorabilia With 50s Era Marine

    03/16/2013 3:51:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies ^ | March 16, 2013 12:02 AM
    LAGUNA BEACH ( — He first found the box about 12 years ago while renovating his Laguna Beach home. A recent re-model reminded Tom Valter that the old, rusted-over box of military medals and memorabilia was still there. Valter, 58, isn’t sure what era the Marine fought. Could it be WWII? He thinks it’s more likely the Marine fought in Korea, one picture is dated 1951. The box first turned up in the dark recesses of a small closet, tucked away behind another closet inside the large 4-bedroom home. For almost 12 years, he’s only thought of how to get...
  • War veteran killed outside his Malden skateboard shop

    02/07/2013 3:44:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Fox-TV Boston ^ | January 30, 2013
    MALDEN (FOX 25 / — A U.S. Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was killed in a shooting on Main Street in Malden on Tuesday afternoon. The Middlesex District Attorney's office identified the victim as 39-year-old Shawn Clark, of Saugus.
  • Vet Faces 35 Years In Jail for Magazines

    02/04/2013 10:56:21 PM PST · by LifeComesFirst · 35 replies
    TL In Exile ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | TL Davis
    // THIS ISN'T MY BLOG, I JUST STUMBLED ACROSS IT // The case of Nathan Haddad should boil the blood of any good American. A twelve-year veteran of the Army, with four deployments, is a decorated combat veteran and now, probably, a felon. His crime: possession of five empty 30-round magazines for an AR-15. The magazines were stowed in the trunk of his car at the time of a traffic stop.
  • Vandals spray-paint 93-year-old World War II veteran's home

    01/22/2013 8:31:29 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 20 replies ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | Phillip Mena
    Jan. 21, 2013: Two teenagers are accused of spray-painting walls and furniture inside a 93-year-old World War II veteran's home, and police say that paint helped them identify their suspects. Phillip Mena reports.
  • Two Americas: Gregory Not Charged, Iraq Vet Jailed

    01/03/2013 6:26:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/3/13 | John Nolte
    The media's so full of it. Over the past few weeks, the wife and I have been re-watching the brilliant HBO drama, "The Wire." The show's fifth and final season focuses on the plight of "The Baltimore Sun," as the daily newspaper deals with a collapsing business model in the age of the inter-webs. One of the story's subplots involves a reporter with ambitions to someday work for the "The New York Times" or "The Washington Post." He's a bit overly ambitious, though, and ends up falsifying quotes and sources in order to make a name for himself. One of...
  • Taking police shooting case to grand jury a mistake, sheriff says in video

    10/13/2012 9:23:31 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 | 6:05 p.m. | By Jackie Valley (contact)
    Metro Police, under pressure from media outlets, have released a video message from Sheriff Douglas Gillespie detailing to Metro employees his objection to a Clark County grand jury review of a deadly officer-involved shooting. In the Oct. 3 video, which department officials previously said was for internal use only and refused to release to the public, Gillespie informs his employees of District Attorney Steve Wolfson’s decision to convene a grand jury to review the Dec. 11, 2011, fatal shooting of Stanley Gibson.
  • Pair charged in slaying over prized coin collection ( Navy Vet )

    08/23/2012 9:06:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Jennifer Sullivan
    A loosely organized crime ring that targeted vulnerable adults set their sights on Navy veteran Frances "Patrick" Fleming after learning about his prized coin collection last year, according to King County prosecutors. Fleming, 70, got to know members of the group, believing they were related to a neighbor at the Four Freedoms House, a senior independent-living center in Seattle's Bitter Lake neighborhood, prosecutors say in court documents. People closest to Fleming said he was extremely friendly and often talked about his nearly 40-year-old coin collection to anyone who would listen. It was his eagerness to chat about the coins that...
  • 'Welcome home!' Kid Rock surprises wounded war veteran and his wife with new home

    08/20/2012 8:52:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 19, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    A wounded war veteran and his wife received an emotional surprise when entering a model home and discovering not only their friends and family inside, but musician Kid Rock as well. Standing before Sgt Davin Dumar and his wife Dana, the musician greeted the couple as they entered what will be a mirror image of the home he plans to help build for them.
  • Witnesses help capture muggers who attacked World War II vet

    07/31/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2012 | Rosemary R. Sobol
    An 87-year-old World War II veteran was walking from a corner store in West Englewood after buying lottery tickets when he was attacked by three people who smashed his glasses, knocked out his hearing aid and broke his dentures, then went through his pockets and fled with his wallet, according to his family and police.
  • MILLER: Iraq vet jailed two weeks for guns(DC)

    06/06/2012 5:24:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    First Sergeant Matthew Corrigan fought insurgents in Iraq with weapons provided by the U.S. Army, but the nation’s capital saw fit to throw him in jail for two weeks simply because he failed to register three personal guns and some ammunition. (This is part three of a four-part series on Sgt. Corrigan's case. Click to read part one and part two of the story.) Normally, being accused of a misdemeanor charge would not result in such an extensive punishment, but the District was so careless that it “lost” Sgt. Corrigan in the correctional system. All this happened because this military...
  • Documenting a Long Journey (Wounded Warrior)

    05/25/2012 2:20:36 PM PDT · by turbocat · 1 replies
    Shooting Wire ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jim Shepherd
    A Blackhawk pilot and flight leader with the Fifth Battalion, 101st Airborne Brigade, CW3 Trevor Baucom was recognized by his superiors and fellow soldiers as much more than just a highly-capable leader. He seemed destined for a great career in the military- until the night his copilot flew their Blackhawk into the ground during a nighttime special forces mission against the Taliban. Three Australian soldiers and one of Trevor's flight crew were killed. Baucom survived, but life changed forever. Paralyzed from the waist down, Baucom's military career was over. That's only the beginning of "Trevor's Story".
  • Man, 84, shoots home invasion suspect with Korean War gun(PA)

    05/10/2012 7:42:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 8 May, 2012 | NA
    ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police said they caught a home invasion suspect moments after he was shot while breaking into a home Tuesday morning. According to police, Raymond Hills, 25, fled from the Elizabeth Township home just after 4:30 a.m. when 84-year-old Fred Ricciutti shot him with the German Luger he used in the Korean War. "I said 'Halt, who's there?'" said Ricciutti. "I'm thinking, friend or foe, he shouldn't be there that time of day." Ricciutti said he was awoken when he heard Hiles breaking in through an unlocked kitchen window. When he confronted the intruder standing in his...
  • Iraq war vet stands up to bullies on Lacey bus (video)

    01/01/2012 7:38:32 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 12 replies
    KING 5 (Washington) ^ | 12/31/11 | Tonya Mosley
    Jim Hardie doesn't really see himself as much of a hero. "I really don't feel like I have any more value than anybody else,” he said. He's a family man with an eight-year run in the Marine Corps. But for the last two years he’s been riding the bus in search of a job. Last week after a full day of searching, Jim sat across from three guys he felt were being disrespectful to everyone on the bus. But instead of turning the other way, he looked at them and said "Given the nature of what we've gone through with...
  • Man Accused of Hitting 6-Year-Old With Car at MSP Airport Identified

    12/19/2011 4:38:49 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    kstp ^ | 12-18-11 | Michelle Knoll
    A 6-year-old boy struck by a car at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was listed in fair condition Sunday at Gillette Children's Hospital. Zachary Drew, his mother and three siblings had been on his way to greet his father who was returning from an 11-month tour in Iraq with the Oklahoma National Guard, the boy's mother said Saturday. They were crossing the ramp to the terminal around 8 p.m. Friday when the accident happened. The little boy suffered a broken leg and nose, lost most of his teeth, and he may need reconstructive surgery on his jaw. "This guy turns the...
  • ‘Daddy Bear’ Found, Girl Reconnected With Lost Friend

    10/15/2011 5:31:11 AM PDT · by satan69 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | Oct 14, 2011 | Enjoli Francis
    For two days, there was one big thing missing from Justice Wadsworth’s bedroom: “Daddy Bear.” “It makes me feel like cotton candy and I’m cuddling with my dad,” the 6-year-old girl old KOMO-TV in Seattle. Justice was reunited with her best friend Thursday thanks to social media and two Washington state transportation workers. When Justice left her Sedro-Woolley, Wash., home last weekend for a trip to Idaho, she took the teddy bear. But when she got sick along Interstate 90 during the return ride, Daddy Bear apparently fell out and was accidentally left by the side of the road.
  • Vietnam Vet In Wheelchair Gets $15 MILLION Reward For Busting Medicaid Fraud !

    09/26/2011 3:32:58 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 16 replies
    NYP ^ | Joe Mirraco
    A frail but feisty, partially paralyzed wheelchair-bound Vietnam vet scored a $15 million whistelblower’s reward after uncovering a massive Medicaid fraud scheme -- with the help of his trusty calculator. “From my wheelchair, on a ventilator and oxygen, I have spent the last seven years in this fight. Sometimes, the good guy wins,’’ said plucky Richard West, 63, of Tuckerton, NJ. The savvy senior said he first smelled a rat when he went to the dentist in 2004 -- and was told his Medicaid benefits had maxed out. West returned home and scoured his own, meticulously kept records, discovering that...
  • Face of Defense: Airman Honors Father With Bronze Star

    06/21/2011 3:34:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Air Force Capt. George Tobias
    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., June 21, 2011 – An Air Force Space Command chief master sergeant used the occasion of her retirement ceremony here to take care of one last troop -- her father, who was presented with the Bronze Star Medal he earned four decades ago. Army Col. Timothy Coffin, deputy commander of Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Strategic Command, pins the Bronze Star on retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Porter as his daughter, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Nancy Geisler, looks on during her retirement ceremony June 13, 2011, at Peterson Air Force Base,...
  • Veteran died alone: Did you know him?

    05/09/2011 12:01:49 AM PDT · by JWR_Editor · 20 replies ^ | May 9, 2011 | Mitch Albom
    A vet's body lies alone in a cooled room in the Gates of Heaven Funeral Home in Detroit, thanks to the grace of its 66-year-old owner, Joseph Norris, who said, "My heart told me I had to do this."
  • Paralyzed Vet Must Remove Confederate Flag

    I suppose his actions qualify him as posing a severe domestic terrorist threat.
  • Wounded Iraq Vet Gets Heckled During Columbia University Speech

    02/20/2011 1:15:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    fox ^ | 2/20/11 | New York Post
    Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus. "Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.