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  • Michigan WWII veteran hopes to receive 100 cards on his 100th birthday

    05/17/2018 8:13:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/17/2018 | Madeline Farber
    For his 100th birthday on June 6 -- which comes 74 years after he was miraculously pulled off a Normandy-bound boat on D-Day -- Michigan WWII veteran Isaac "Ike" Fabela has just one wish, his family said. Fabela will be anxiously checking his mail, as the happy and humble vet hopes to rack up 100 birthday cards from well-wishers across the country.
  • This 20-year-old is on a mission to interview every living WWII veteran before they die

    05/01/2018 3:42:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WJLA ^ | 4/25/18 | JUSTIN COVINGTON
    **SNIP** So far, Sharma has interviewed more than 850 veterans in 45 states. “They can say that their lives have had a purpose greater than themselves. Lot’s of people are born, they live and they die without having an impact on the world,” Sharma said. “But every single World War II veteran have given millions of people a chance at life. Because of the hell they went through at 18-19 years old.” Sharma’s goal is to preserve their stories for future generations through his nonprofit, Heroes of the Second World War.
  • Veteran receives world's first total penis and scrotum transplant at Johns Hopkins

    04/23/2018 9:57:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | April 23, 2018 | WOWK
    BALTIMORE, MD (WCMH) - On Monday, surgeons at The Johns Hopkins Hospital announced they have performed the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant. The team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons performed the 14-hour surgery on March 26. Their patient? An veteran who was injured in Afghanistan. Doctors used the entire penis and scrotum (minus the testicles) from a deceased donor.
  • 111-year-old Texan, the oldest living U.S. veteran, takes his first trip on a private jet

    04/10/2018 10:40:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.dallasnews.com ^ | 04/09/2018 | Brendan Meyer
    After more than 111 years of living, the nation's oldest veteran was treated to an unexpected first: a trip on a private jet. On Saturday, Austin's Richard Overton was flown to Washington, D.C., for a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The trip was made possible by billionaire Austin businessman and philanthropist Robert F. Smith. Last Friday, Smith spent a couple hours visiting Overton, believed to be the oldest man in America, at Overton's home. Overton mentioned that one day, he'd like to visit the museum, where Smith donated $20 million. The next morning, Overton...
  • US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico

    03/25/2018 5:38:22 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | March 25, 2018 | Theresa Waldrop
    A US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The deportation follows an earlier decision by US authorities to deny Miguel Perez's citizenship application because of a felony drug conviction, despite his service and the PTSD he says it caused. Perez, 39, was escorted across the US-Mexico border from Texas and handed over to Mexican authorities Friday, ICE said in a statement.
  • Readers' Poll: The 10 Worst Songs of the 1980s

    03/16/2018 2:50:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 513 replies
    rolling stone ^ | 10/6/2011 | Andy Greene
    A few weeks ago we asked our readers to vote for their least favorite songs from the 1990s, so it was the obvious next move to dial it back 10 years and see what you guys hated in the 1980s. The results are sure to infuriate a lot of people. For the record, I personally disagree with most of these selections. In fact, I love a lot of these songs... 10. Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up'... 9. Taco - 'Puttin' On The Ritz'... 8. Toni Basil - 'Mickey'... 7. Bobby McFerrin - 'Don't Worry Be Happy'... 6....
  • Vote for a Veteran

    03/02/2018 7:35:57 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 1/2/2018 | Gilbert Garcia
    If there’s a dark-horse candidate to watch in the ridiculously crowded GOP field to replace outgoing Congressman Lamar Smith, it could be William Negley. Like most of the 18 Republican candidates in the U.S. District 21 race, Negley has never held elective office. Unsurprisingly, he has low name recognition and only two months to spread the word about his candidacy. In an early December poll commissioned by Fight for Tomorrow, a national Super PAC, Negley registered the support of only 0.7 percent of Republican voters in the district, placing him eighth among the candidates who ultimately filed.
  • Internet Rallies for Disabled Veteran Besieged by SJWs, Raises $21,000 and Counting

    01/23/2018 2:12:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-23-18 | Megan Fox
    Last week, PJ Media reported about Will Caligan, a conservative disabled veteran who lost his job after offending the Transgender Mafia with science. Caligan is a talented comics artist who found himself in a bigoted work environment run by people hostile toward anyone with conservative Christian views. Instead of tolerance, Caligan experienced public shaming, threats, a job loss, and colleagues turning their backs on him after he stated a man can not change his DNA based on wishes. Sane people everywhere were alarmed and dismayed that a person could lose his livelihood after one inconsequential exchange on social media. So...
  • 97-year-old WWII veteran takes a knee to support protesting NFL players

    01/05/2018 3:22:09 PM PST · by rey · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 Sept. 2017
    Hours before NFL players across the league took a knee during the national anthem in defiance of President Trump on Sunday, one World War II veteran hosted a protest of his own — in his backyard. "These people have every right to protest," John Middlemas, a 97-year-old farmer from Springfield, Missouri, told his grandson, Brennan Gilmore, before kneeling.
  • Gunman in deadly Colorado deputy shooting identified as Iraq War vet with grudge against sheriff

    12/31/2017 7:22:43 PM PST · by narses · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | 12.31.2017 | By Greg Norman, Robert Gearty | Fox News
    The rifle-toting man who gunned down a Colorado deputy in a New Year’s Eve “ambush-style” attack had ranted about the sheriff and a local police officer in recent online posts discovered after the assault. Matthew Riehl, 37, fired more than 100 rounds as he was holed up in a bedroom in his apartment in Highlands Ranch, before he too was found dead at the scene. The Douglas County Sheriff's office identified Riehl as the gunman Sunday evening.
  • WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows

    11/18/2017 3:33:42 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 42 replies
    WXIA-TV [GA] ^ | 18 Novemer 2017 | WXIA-TV
    A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care. The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died. The video showed the decorated WWII veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he could not breathe. It also showed the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they tried to start an oxygen machine.
  • I am the Infantry

    11/11/2017 3:45:56 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 10 replies
    Grunts and Company ^ | Unknown | By LTC Stephen H. White, assisted by Col Francis X. Bradley and SP4 Howard Webber.
    I am the Infantry! I am the Infantry–Queen of Battle! For two centuries I have kept our Nation safe, Purchasing freedom with my blood. To tyrants, I am the day of reckoning; to the suppressed, the hope for the future. Where the fighting is thick, there am I… I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME! I was there from the beginning, meeting the enemy face to face, will to will. My bleeding feet stained the snow at Valley Forge; my frozen hands pulled Washington across the Delaware. At Yorktown, the sunlight glinted from the sword and I, begrimed… Saw a Nation...
  • NFL Team Invites Navy Veteran to Game to Honor Him — His Response Hits League Right Where It Hurts

    11/02/2017 5:59:31 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    IJR ^ | 11/02/2017 | Jason Howerton
    The National Football League wanted to honor a retired U.S. Navy officer with a special award at Sunday’s New Orleans Saints game — but the veteran shot them down hard.Cmdr. John Wells, who was set to receive the Peoples Health Champion Award, responded to the offer in a letter to executives in the Saints organization and Peoples Health. The award is given to community members who have achieved “significant accomplishments.”However, Wells wanted nothing to do with it."I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails,” Wells wrote, according to WDSU-TV.The veteran continued: “I had hoped and prayed...
  • Serving in the Military/ Punished by the University of Pennsylvania (Vanity)

    10/26/2017 9:14:24 AM PDT · by 2banana · 14 replies
    2banana | 10/26/2017 | 2banana
    Looking for some advice/guidance from the smart folks here. I have a child who is a junior at Penn State at State College and another child who is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (UPenn pre-med). I am currently deployed (National Guard) on a year-long US Army combat deployment with American and Afghan Special Forces in Afghanistan. My Penn State child decided to join the Pennsylvania National Guard to help pay for college and take a financial burden off our family. His dates for BASIC/AIT are Summer 2017 - Spring 2018. When we informed UPenn that Penn...
  • The Push

    10/25/2017 12:03:16 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 7 replies
    My brains | Today | Me, Dammit
    The final push. Claim at the VA was denied, BUT..... I did get what I wanted. They formally noted that my previously undiagnosed illness that I applied for was now known as XXXXXdisease. I have a specialist at the VA that had noted in my record that XXXXXdisease "as likely as not" started while in service. VA returned no evidence, but changed undiagnosed illness to XXXXdisease. Am I reading something into this? It seems like they agree...but need me to add more. So I've got witness statements. Family, friends, and potential love interests. All of which have been pushed away...
  • Stan Kowalski: Wrestler, veteran, patriot, fundraiser ... friend to many

    10/23/2017 8:34:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 21, 2017 | Greg Oliver
    With the death of Stan "The Big K" or "Krusher" Kowalski on October 20, the world lost more than just a father, a World War II veteran, a tireless fundraiser, and a professional wrestler. It also lost a great friend.
  • Livid Woman Screams About Veteran’s Service Dog In Delaware Restaurant

    09/22/2017 5:28:27 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 86 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 22 SEP 2017 | N/A
    A video of a woman screaming about a veteran’s service dog being inside a Delaware restaurant has caught the attention of the internet. It happened at Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City. The unidentified woman was filmed screaming about how disgusting she thought it was that an animal was inside the eatery.
  • Mayor Orders Removal of Wisconsin Confederate Memorial

    08/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 127 replies
    Caledonia Patch ^ | August 17, 2017 | Scott Anderson
    Wisconsin is quietly home to America's northernmost Confederate cemetery. On Thursday, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin ordered it taken down. MADISON, WI — As public officials across the country grapple with calls to take down Civil War statues erected in honor of the Confederacy's military history, the Mayor of Madison, Wis. has ordered the removal of the state's lone memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers. About 140 Confederate soldiers died at Camp Randall during the Civil War as prisoners of war, and their graves were honored in the "Confederate Rest Cemetery" within the Forest Hill Cemetery. Soglin stated he ordered staff to...
  • VETERAN ATTACKED OVER TRUMP HAT

    08/16/2017 7:59:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 42 replies
    Citizens for Trump ^ | 8/3/2017 | CFT
    Ricardo Garcia bought a “Make America Great Again” hat months ago when Donald Trump announced he was running for president. He never thought wearing it could get him into trouble and land someone else in jail. It happened while Garcia was shopping at Sam’s Club in Brandon. “(He said) Ah, you go for Trump, I don’t like it. I said, well you can go for Hillary and I don’t like that, but that’s the way it is,” says Garcia. He says 37-year-old Patrick Mickens was upset about Garcia’s “Make America Great Again” hat, supporting Trump. Mickens reportedly tried to pick...
  • World War II Veteran Assaulted While Defending Flag at His Home

    07/24/2017 8:03:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/24/17 | Bob Price
    A World War II veteran suffered an injury while defending his home’s American flag from assailants who pushed him to the ground. Howard Banks heard a noise outside his home and went out to investigate. Banks is legally blind. With his limited vision, he observed someone taking down the American flag flying outside his Kaufman, Texas, home, CBSDFW reported. The incident occurred on July 11, shortly before his 92nd birthday. Because of prior acts of vandalism, Banks decided to defend his flag. Previous vandals shredded his American and Marine Corps colors. “They could see me. I couldn’t see them,” Banks...