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    09/09/2016 5:56:16 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 227 replies
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  • Insolent veteran tells Hillary he'd 'have been prosecuted and imprisoned' if he'd done what she did

    09/08/2016 6:40:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    How dare he speak this way to the queen? Someone at NBC really dropped the ball last night. Not only did Trump fare pretty well during the MSNBC Commander-in-Chief Forum, Hillary came away looking really, really, bad. As Dan pointed out earlier, the media is freaking out - falling all over itself in an attempt to prop-up Hillary’s performance. The size of their meltdown, as usual, is inversely proportional to how badly their preferred candidate is doing. The less successful she is, the more they lose it. So it has to drive them nuts that the following question (asked by...
  • VIDEO: Veteran gives Donald Trump his Purple Heart medal

    08/02/2016 9:30:33 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 14 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8/2/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Lt. Col. Louis Dorfman has so much confidence in Donald Trump, he gave the presidential candidate his Purple Heart medal. “He handed me his Purple Heart,” Trump told an audience in Ashburn, Virginia. “I said to him, is that like the real one or is that a copy? And he said that’s my real Purple Heart,” Trump said. “I have such confidence in you,” Trump said Dorfman told him. He then invited Dorfman onto the stage to pose for a photo as the crowd chanted “USA! USA! USA!”
  • Independence Day Hero

    07/28/2016 11:46:28 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 8 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Melissa Dawdy
    The fiery crash on a warm Florida evening on July 4, 2012 left an unconscious man trapped in his burning car. Seemingly out of nowhere, a figure plunged out of the darkness through a sheet of flames to rip open the door and carry the driver to safety just moments before the car exploded. Like a scene from a movie, the Independence Day hero retreated to the shadows of obscurity, but it wouldn’t be the last time he would help someone in danger. A modest man, Sabin Barto, 39, doesn’t talk much about his 10+ years in the U.S. Navy....
  • U.S. Army Officer Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust Dies at 99

    07/23/2016 10:56:02 PM PDT · by Scutter · 28 replies
    jspace news ^ | 7/22/2016 | Jewish News Service
    A U.S. officer who helped liberate 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 99. On April 7, 1945, Lt. Frank Winchester Towers, who was the division liaison officer of Regiment 743 of the 30th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, approached (with his regiment’s tanks) a stopped train in which there were 2,500 Jewish prisoners bound for the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Nazis stopped the train because they were ordered to destroy it and drown the passengers in the Elbe river. When the U.S. regiment approached, the passengers shouted, “We’re...
  • Dying... Spitfire engineer, 95, gets last wish granted to be reunited with iconic plane....

    07/14/2016 1:49:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 59 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th July 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A terminally ill former World War Two Spitfire engineer's 'last wish' to be reunited with the iconic plane was granted after top brass saw him looking forlornly through a fence at one from his wheelchair. Ken Farlow, 95, was an electrical engineer during the war, carrying out vital work to keep Spitfires and Hurricanes in the air in Syria and Palestine. But after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, the father-of-three asked daughter Helen if he 'could see a Spitfire - one last time'. Helen, 52, took him to Gloucestershire Airport where the vintage planes were being maintained by the...
  • 29 Palms Survey, again? (Vanity)

    07/04/2016 2:28:33 AM PDT · by packrat01 · 3 replies
    self | self
    I was watching a Chuck Baldwin sermon on John chapter 7 titled "Elitists have always hated Jesus". It is one of three sermons on a DVD labeled "Christ and the Pharisees". About 34 minutes into the sermon, he mentions that 25% of those surveyed in 1995 replied "Yes" when asked if they would fire on Americans. Shortly after, he stated that the number was 66% in 2013. I have been trying to verify the 66% figure. I found one article posted on the 'net, where that number was given as current (in 2013); but have been unable to verify the...
  • Is Oath Keepers dying? (vanity)

    07/04/2016 2:23:29 AM PDT · by packrat01 · 16 replies
    Self | Self
    I joined as a member last week. 'bout time, eh? I have since learned that there are "Sticky" forum posts that have dead info, that Admins and Moderators are tough to contact (or don't reply), and that some links don't work. e.g. their FAQ link is dead. Their OK Molon Labe oath (signup) is dead. So the question is posed; Is Oath Keepers dying? Are there in fact fewer Oath Keepers, or has the BHO administration shoved some back underground? I was once told that there are NO EX-Marines. Once a Marine, always a Marine. I would like to think...
  • Tri-care

    06/25/2016 1:39:56 PM PDT · by M.K. Borders · 63 replies
    25 june 2016 | me
    I am 59 years old and a traditional Army Guardsman with 21 years service. My retirement package is already prepared and sent in thru an excellent program run by the Indiana Guard for it's soon to be retired members. This was done last September. I officially enter the tender embrace of the VA in November. My question: How good is TRICARE? Not just me but my dependents? Because of the nightmare of Obamacare I lost my employer provided health insurance and have been running on a VERY unsatisfactory plan thru my wife's employer. We would like to go 100% TRICARE...
  • This patriot fought in WWII and all he asks is you send him a birthday card

    06/22/2016 5:26:44 AM PDT · by orchestra · 30 replies
    HackettstownLiFE ^ | 6/22/2016
    Pictured is Mr. Howard Shriver, a WWII veteran who served in the Marianas Islands and the Philippines. He lives in an assisted living facility in Marietta, OH and will celebrate his 98th birthday on July 12. Let's make his 98th memorable. I am asking anyone who would like to thank a member of the Greatest Generation - the first Soldier called up from Williamstown, WV - to send a birthday card. I'd love to see him get hundreds of cards, to show appreciation and give him something to talk about for a while. If you can support him with a...
  • Veteran Forcibly Dragged from Air Force Ceremony for Mentioning God

    06/20/2016 3:56:19 AM PDT · by Cato in PA · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6/20/2016 | 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.
  • ‘A Swimming Pool in the ICU?’

    06/17/2016 8:07:31 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 17 June 2016 | E. WESLEY ELY
    My patient, nearing death, made a moving request: baptism. He’d get the full dunk. Five days earlier, we had admitted Bennie, a Vietnam veteran, to the intensive care unit of our VA hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Frail and wrinkled, he had a look of utter confusion and a furrowed brow that would pluck the heartstrings of even the most calloused physician. Decades spent in Southern tobacco fields left him looking old enough to remember Hoover’s presidency. Double pneumonia and too much sedation made him delirious.
  • Service Dog Dies Defending Port LaBelle Vet From gator

    06/13/2016 12:51:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC2 ^ | Jun 11, 2016
    A veteran's service dog was killed by an alligator at the Port LaBelle Marina. Robert Lineberger is epileptic and depended on his medical alert dog, Precious, for more than six years. Lineberger recently moved into the marina about a month ago, where he lives on his sailboat. He stepped onto the dock and never saw what was coming. "It was pitch black, and I really didn't hear anything until I rounded the corner, and then I heard like claws," he said. Precious started guarding her owner as he was being threatened by a 13-foot alligator on the dock. "My service...
  • Transgender NC veteran takes photo in bathroom to defy HB2

    06/03/2016 1:00:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    wncn.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Alex Giles, WBTV
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Charlotte resident Janice Allison refuses to abide by the bathroom principles laid out in North Carolina’s House Bill 2. A military veteran and transgender woman herself, she made her stance on the law clear at last week’s Charlotte City Council meeting. HB2 overturned a non-discrimination local ordinance passed by the Charlotte City Council to expand protections to the LGBT community, including a clause to allow people to choose the bathroom or locker room of their gender identification. Allison was born a man, but identifies as a woman. To make a statement, she took a photo of...
  • Concealed Carrying Hero Battled Mass Shooter In Houston: Media Silent

    06/01/2016 4:55:15 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 5/31/16 | Bob Owens
    Concealed carry permit holder Byron Wilson drew his handgun and engaged a mass shooter in Texas on Sunday, possibly saving lives at great risk to his own. An Army veteran* of multiple tours in Afghanistan opened fire in Houston on Sunday, killing two people wounding and wounding six more before being killed by responding SWAT officers. What many news outlets seem to be glossing over in their reporting of attack is that the veteran’s attack, carried out with an AR-15 variant, showed that the weapon was anything but “high-powered.” Six of the eight people shot with the most common rifle...
  • 99-Year-Old WWII Veteran Seeks Response Over Denied Benefits

    06/01/2016 12:58:46 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 14 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Emil Guillermo
    Ret. Major General Antonio Taguba, known for authoring a report on the abuse that occurred at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, has now come to the defense of a Filipino World War II veteran who is still seeking recognition and equity pay for his service to the U.S. during the war. Celestino Almeda, who will turn 99 years old this June, still fights with the spirit he had as a 1941 member of the Philippine Commonwealth Army under control of the U.S. Army. And while his service and documents have been enough to earn him U.S. citizenship and even VA...
  • Navy Veteran Fights Baltimore Rules Restricting Where He Can Park His Food Truck

    06/01/2016 9:52:30 AM PDT · by milton23 · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/31/16 | Melissa Quinn
    When Joey Vanoni returned to the United States from Afghanistan in 2013, he went to work putting his dream of owning a pizza business into action. A Navy veteran and current reservist, Vanoni launched Pizza di Joey, his veteran owned and operated business, in August 2014, serving New York-style brick oven pizza out of a food truck in Maryland’s Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties. Vanoni knows good pizza. He was born and raised in New Jersey and began making pizza at a pizzeria when he was in high school. The reservist has lived in many cities across the country, all...
  • In Memory of a Fallen Comrade

    05/30/2016 9:58:45 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 16 replies
    Vanity | May 30, 2016 | Donald J. Taylor
    In Memory of a Fallen Comrade I write this in memory of one we left behind, MSG William B. Hunt, U.S. Army Special Forces, MIA, November 5, 1966. It is an account of the sacrifice he made to his country, to his comrades, and to the Vietnamese people. In November 1966, SSG Hunt and I served together at Special Forces ODA Camps under Detachment B-32, 5th Special Forces Group, Tay Ninh Province, in the Republic of Vietnam. Hunt was with ODA-322 at Camp Suoi DA, and I was assigned to ODA-323 at Camp Trai Bi. Our camps were about 30...
  • Idiots & Friends: ‘Yo quiero Taco Bell!’

    05/22/2016 9:11:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christopher Zimmermann
    Comas. Ha ha. There’s a funny topic. In the news recently was the story of a man named Jake Booth, who is a 35-year-old Army veteran living in Florida. He had suffered a heart attack as a result of a bad case of pneumonia and was put into a medically-induced coma. He woke from the coma on April 3, after a full 48 days of lying unconscious in a hospital bed. As he slowly opened his eyes, he saw his closest friends and family members sitting anxiously by his side, waiting for him to speak his first words. You would...
  • Heartwarming moment World War II veteran, 94, is reunited

    05/20/2016 9:08:58 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/16
    Full title :Heartwarming moment World War II veteran, 94, is reunited with man he saved from Nazi concentration camp in 1945 A 94-year-old World War II veteran was reunited with one of the prisoners he helped liberate from the Dachau concentration camp. Retired U.S. Army corporal Sid Shafner said he was among the first Allied troops to reach the Nazi camp in April 1945, and that he is the last surviving member of his unit. His tearful reunion with Marcel Levy, 90, who was a teenager when he was liberated, came during a recent tour of Europe and Israel. 'You...
  • War Veteran Turned West Virginia State Senate Candidate Is Brutalized in Brass Knuckle Attack

    05/09/2016 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Rio · 34 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | May 9, 2016 | Inside Edition Staff
    A candidate for West Virginia state senate was brutally attacked over the weekend when a man wielding brass knuckles blind-sided him at a cookout, police say. Retired Major Richard Ojeda, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who's challenging the incumbent Democrat, was attending the political function in the town of Logan when a man reportedly asked him for a bumper sticker. When Ojeda knelt to attach the sticker to the man's car, police say the suspect struck the candidate as many as nine times with brass knuckles, knocking him out. According to West Virginia State Troopers, the suspect--who's been identified as...
  • VIDEO: Wounded Veteran Breaks Ground on New 'Smart Home' Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation

    04/12/2016 6:01:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    CNS ^ | 4/12/16 | Mark Judge
    Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation, retired Army Master Sgt. Cedric King and his wife and family have a new home. As reported on WSB-TV in Atlanta and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sgt. King was on his third deployment in Afghanistan in 2012 when stepped on a pressure plate improvised explosive device (IED) and lost both legs. "The house I live in right now, you have to understand, I bought it before I went to Afghanistan," King told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I never thought in a million years that house would not be enough ... I always thought it would be...
  • DISABLED VET FORCED TO WALK to Trump Rally…Supporters Walking 3 Miles After Protesters Shut Roads

    03/19/2016 7:04:30 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 29 replies
    100PercentFedUp.com ^ | 3/19/16 | 100% FedUp
    It’s absolutely heartbreaking that a disabled veteran walking with a cane, after being shot serving our country is FORCED to walk to an event to hear a presidential candidate speak in America. He fought for our nation, and this is the respect he gets from these thugs? Shutting down free speech in America is NOT okay. In a normal world, our president would be holding a press conference to tell people they will be held accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, many Americans believe it is more likely our “President” is helping to organize these events behind the scenes with the...
  • Kyle Odom's Martian Chronicles

    03/10/2016 7:01:00 AM PST · by EBH · 43 replies
    KXLY News ^ | Rob Kauder
    Kyle Odom is an honorably discharged Marine, a Dean's List graduate from the University of Idaho and a man driven to kill a Coeur d'Alene pastor based on his belief that his life had been ruined “by an intelligent species of amphibian-humanoid from Mars.” In multiple documents in a thumb drive mailed to KXLY Monday and received Tuesday, Odom laid out his manifesto that a race of ancient Martians, with subterranean bases on Earth and under the surface of the Moon, had subverted all levels of the US and Israeli governments, ranging from top ranking members of the US Senate...
  • Army veteran fired from CVS after trying to stop robbery

    03/03/2016 3:58:49 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 49 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 3, 2016 | N/A
    When two suspects tried robbing a Maryland CVS on Friday, Army veteran Joe Morici sprang into action. And it cost him his job. Morici, who served seven years in the Army, including a stint in Afghanistan, was fired from his management job at a Beltsville CVS because he intervened and tried to catch the men, FOX5 reported. But Morici said his reactions were purely based on instinct when two men tried robbing the CVS pharmacy during his shift. He quickly told cashiers to call 911 and helped an elderly man out of the store before locking the doors, preventing the...
  • Marine veteran banned from daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson - may miss graduation

    02/25/2016 4:06:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/16 | Clemence Michallon, Joel Christie, Wills Robinson
    Marine veteran banned from his daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson and now looks set to miss her graduation A Marine veteran who was barred from his daughter's school after objecting to a lesson about Islam wants the ban overturned in time to attend her graduation. John Wood and his wife Melissa have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School in Maryland, claiming the district forced their 16-year-old daughter to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. The lawsuit also says Wood was barred from the school after complaining about the curriculum. Wood now...
  • Community rallies to attend veteran’s funeral

    02/10/2016 8:39:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Amanda Baillie
    When word spread that WWII/Korean War vet had no one to mourn him, that changed quickly He died an American hero, but with no family to mourn him. On Tuesday, however, Sergeant First Class Sidney Dean Cochran was buried with full military honors, surrounded by hundreds of strangers who came to pay their respects to the World War II veteran. Thanks to a social media campaign that began with a post on funeral director Ryan Jensen’s wife’s Facebook page, word quickly spread about the service.
  • What a US Military Veteran Learned From Serving in the IDF

    One year later, as I reflect upon my service to Israel, I am so proud as an American to say that I have stood alongside both the defenders of the United States and the defenders of Israel. As a result of this military service, I have learned a great deal about myself, our two countries, and why we are — as I learned to say in Hebrew — brothers. The first thing that struck me as I donned the dark green uniform of the Israeli Defense Forces, and for the first time since my own injury while serving in the...
  • Veteran’s final Facebook post goes viral after he was killed by drunk driver

    01/05/2016 5:29:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    fox2 ^ | 1/4 | fox2
    Matthew DeRemer, 31, was riding his motorcycle in Largo, Florida when he was struck by a drunk driver, Fox 13 News reports. DeRemer was pronounced dead at the scene. Hours before he passed, DeRemer wrote a Facebook post reflecting on obstacles he overcame in 2015 and appearing hopeful for 2016.Matthew DeRemer · 1,476 followers · December 31, 2015 at 6:06am · Last day of 2015!!!! For me I'll be meditating through all I do, on this entire year. I've lost, I've gained, family is closer and tougher than ever before, loved ones lost, and new friends found. There has been...
  • Military Update: House eyes giving widows more relief from SBP-DIC offset

    01/02/2016 11:11:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    In a hopeful sign for 60,000 military widows and widowers who lost spouses to service-connected illnesses or injuries, a key House subcommittee is taking a fresh look at how Congress might allow a further easing the “SBP-DIC offset” to provide heartier and fairer survivor benefit packages. Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), chairman of the House armed services subcommittee on military personnel, isn’t promising yet specific relief from the offset, which surviving spouses prefer to call the military widows’ tax. But Heck and colleagues did gather anew complaints about the offset during a special December hearing, and vowed to look for ways...
  • Cedar Falls panel votes down Morris rezoning; next move unknown

    12/26/2015 5:26:52 PM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Waterloo Iowa Courier ^ | 12/23/2015 | Pat Kinney
    CEDAR FALLS | Disabled Afghanistan war veteran Taylor Morris and his wife Danielle are pondering their next move regarding building a new home on a site in northwest Cedar Falls. The Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday voted to recommend the City Council deny the Morrises residential zoning to build their house on about 1.5 acres off North Union Road and along the Cedar River in the extreme northwest portion of the city. The Morrises may take their proposal to the council or appeal to the city Board of Adjustment. Commissioners also urged them to present any new pertinent...
  • Man Looks Inside Strange Car Lurking At Walmart For Weeks, Makes STUNNING Find

    12/25/2015 10:29:04 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 25 replies
    America's Freedom Fighters ^ | 12/23/15 | Dean James
    An Iowa man noticed the same silver Jeep lurking in the parking lots of Walmart and Target stores over the past few weeks... he decided to investigate and what he discovered is extremely disturbing. ... what he discovered compelled him to write a passionate post on his Facebook page urging people to help solve this problem. He noticed an "I served" Iraq sticker in the back window and decided to stop and talk with the man...
  • The Air Force will no longer fire three volley salutes at veteran funerals

    12/25/2015 1:37:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2015 | Fox News
    When a veteran or member of the armed forces dies, he or she is entitled to a ceremony that includes the presentation of a U.S. flag to a family member and a bugler blowing Taps. Most of the time, there is a three-volley rifle salute if requested by family members. But now, if the deceased served in the Air Force, the three-volley salute is not an option because the Air Force can no longer support riflemen for funeral services for veteran retirees. [....] “To me, without the 21-gun salute, it just does not make it complete a proper military burial,”...
  • Vet's mom forced to sell Obama letter to cover VA failures he promised to fix

    12/08/2015 9:44:37 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/8/15 | By Paul Bedard
    The mother of an injured Army veteran of the Iraq war is selling a rare letter from President Obama to cover her son's medical and personal expenses despite the president's handwritten promise to do "everything we can over the next four years to support your family." Cherry McKimmey told Secrets, "Something good might as well come out of that. It is doing no good lying in my drawer. It means absolutely nothing to me."
  • VA gets Shorted $2.6 Billion while Obama Admin Budgets $4.5 Billion on Syrians Migrants

    11/19/2015 10:55:31 AM PST · by blueyon · 9 replies
    TruthIandAction ^ | 09/28/15 | ???
    Yes, it could get bigger. It also could mean furloughs, hiring freezes and program cancellations if a solution can’t be found. “We are going to do the right thing for veterans and be good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson told members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday. “But to succeed, we need the flexibility to use funds to meet veterans needs as they arise.” Without that, he said, “we get to dire circumstances before August. We will have to start denying care to some veterans.” Lawmakers were enraged that the department is only now...
  • Over 1,000 turn out for unclaimed veteran's funeral

    11/17/2015 3:04:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    wthr.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Mary Milz
    INDIANAPOLIS - Over 1,000 well-wishers have turned out for the funeral of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who died with no family to plan his final arrangements. There was an overflow crowd at the Lawrence United Methodist Church Tuesday morning for the funeral of Billy Aldridge. He died last month at the age of 80 at a local nursing home. When WTHR shared Mr. Aldridge's story on our Facebook page, the response was overwhelming, with thousands of Facebook fans sharing the post and commenting. Legacy Funeral Home asked the public to help give him a dignified funeral. Turnout is...
  • WW II veteran has one more act of kindness to give

    11/02/2015 11:13:40 AM PST · by Kozy · 16 replies
    7 San Diego ^ | 10/30/2015 | Artie Ojeda
    Another member of the Greatest Generation leaving and his last wish is to celebrate Halloween by giving out candy one last time. Local news report that traffic was backed up to the interstate Saturday to visit veteran Andy Furlong ( don't you just love his name. Some 4,000 people showed up with candy and gifts for him and to celebrate him and his last wish. Just a wonderful story. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Ill-Army-Veteran-90-Dreams-of-Handing-Out-Halloween-Candy-339015452.html
  • High school students volunteer as pallbearers for homeless veterans

    11/01/2015 7:31:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | october 31, 2015
    Some Michigan high school students are redefining the term "extracurricular activity." In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans. Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans. Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is "meant to help dignify and respect the human being." The students' initial plan was to carry the caskets for homeless individuals, said the Rev. Karl...
  • Donald Trump's surprise promise to a wounded veteran

    10/28/2015 4:28:57 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:19 PM ET, Tue October 27, 2015 | By Noah Gray, CNN
    Sioux City, Iowa (CNN)Donald Trump on Tuesday night did something he doesn't normally do: He stepped off the stage and went into the crowd to speak with a voter. A question from a wounded veteran on Tuesday compelled Trump to walk off stage and speak with the man, eye-to-eye, and pledge to do his utmost to move his case forward and help him get the care he needs. "I am going to put pressure on the (Department of Veterans Affairs) like you wouldn't believe," Trump said, asking the veteran for his contact information. "As president, I can guarantee it. As...
  • A Veterans' Perspective: Preface - Bedrock Principals

    10/23/2015 2:39:47 PM PDT · by The Veterans Perspective · 27 replies
    USDefenseWatch ^ | 10/6/2015 | The Veterans' Perspective
    The experiences that are common to modern era combat Veterans are so uncommon amongst the rest of American society today that a rather interesting “phenomenon” has taken root – it is the solidification of a unique attitude or way of regarding the world … a “Veterans' Perspective.” It's clear to me that this Veteran’s Perspective is worth trying to consolidate or condense into a single viewpoint. Core Values - Today’s Veterans are all the product of a 100% volunteer force built upon a deep rooted sense of professionalism that comes only from a strong culture of selfless service (or team...
  • Grandfather's WWII rifle is an illegal assault weapon, NJ court rules

    10/01/2015 6:38:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 63 replies
    <p>Cumberland County man cannot keep his grandfather's World War II rifle because it is an illegal assault firearm, according to a Sept. 15 New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division decision.</p> <p>The New Jersey State Police seized Danny Burt's M1 carbine and 20 other firearms in April 2013 after a temporary restraining order was lodged against him.</p>
  • Heroic Veteran From Oregon Shooting Just Glad He’s Not In VA Hospital (satire)

    10/06/2015 7:12:21 PM PDT · by rey · 21 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 6 Oct, 2015
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Real-life hero and Army veteran Chris Mintz, who took seven gunshot wounds while protecting classmates at an Oregon college last week, says he considers himself truly blessed to get treatment in a civilian hospital. “As I got in the ambulance, I kept thinking to myself, ‘Dear God, please don’t let them take me to a VA hospital. I don’t want to die waiting for treatment,'” Mintz told reporters from his bedside at Mercy Medical Center, where nurses actually check on him periodically to ask whether he needs anything, such as a blanket or a snack from the...
  • 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 Veteran Takes Mother to Cardinals Game – Is Robbed, Shot in the Back and Paralyzed

    09/28/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by CodeJockey · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 28th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Army Veteran Robbed, Shot and Paralyzed as Violent Crime Spirals Out of Control in St. Louis Around 10:30 p.m., Chris Sanna and his girlfriend were walking to their vehicle near Walnut Street and Memorial Drive when a black sedan pulled up to them. Two male suspects were inside the black sedan. The driver of the sedan exited the vehicle and demanded the victims’ property at gunpoint. “After she gave him her purse, he pulled a gun,” Candis said. “That’s when they turned to run, and he shot at them twice.”
  • Why Can’t the Secretary of the Army be a Veteran?

    09/25/2015 6:16:12 PM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept. 23, 2015 | Aaron MacLean
    Looking at the results you would think the results of the Military Times survey of troop morale couldn’t possibly be accurate. Released last December, the numbers were brutal. In response to the statement, “The senior military leadership has my best interests at heart,” only 17% agreed, down from 53% in a previous survey conducted in 2009. As for, “Overall officers in the military are good or excellent,” only 39% agreed, down from 78% in the 2009 survey.
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • In Gen. Livsey arrest Fayetteville cops, eyewitness accounts differ

    08/29/2015 3:28:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 43 replies
    The Citizen (Fayette County, Georgia) ^ | 08/19/2015 | Cal Beverly
    Eyewitness says police still have not asked what he and other witnesses saw; victim tried to withdraw complaint, but police refused Cops say retired 4-star general choked delivery driver, resisted arrest; eyewitness says cops over-reacted, dispute didn’t happen the way warrants allege William “Bill” Livsey, 84, of Fayetteville, a retired four-star general and Silver Star recipient for heroism, ordered home delivery for himself and three other companions from a Chinese restaurant just before 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Within a couple of hours that Saturday night, the highly decorated retired officer was handcuffed with bloody arms inside a Fayetteville police unit...
  • WW II fighter ace Fritz Payne dies; shot down 6 warplanes during Guadalcanal

    08/19/2015 7:20:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/15 | AP
    <p>Frederick R. "Fritz" Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, a bloody, months-long confrontation that helped change the course of the war, has died at age 104.</p>
  • Vietnam vet fights off bear in California

    08/16/2015 9:43:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    KGPE. - CNN ^ | Aug 16, 2015 | Andreas Preuss
    Larry Yepez credits Marine training. A California Vietnam veteran now has bear attack scars to go along with his battle wounds. Crediting his Marine Corps training, Larry Yepez, 66, says he fought off a 250-pound bear outside his Mariposa County home last week. I could feel his strength. I felt like a little rag doll underneath him ... the bear was about 10 feet away and despite his yelling "get away," the animal continued toward him, jumped on him and knocked him down. ... I could hear the crunching ... when he bit down (on my wrist). He ripped towards...
  • Idaho Incident Raises Concerns over Government Gun Confiscation

    08/13/2015 4:49:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | Jerry A. Kane
    Navy Veteran John Arnold of Priest River, Idaho, received a letter from the VA informing him that he is no longer allowed to purchase or own guns, When the Department of Veterans Affairs determines a veteran unable to take care of his financial affairs, it reports the assessment to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Once NICS gets the report, it labels the veteran “incapacitated,” which means that he along with his family members who live in the same household are barred by law from buying or owning firearms. On July 30, 2015, Navy Veteran John Arnold...