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  • Marine Held in Mexico: If Congress can't get Obama's attention to free Tahmooressi...

    07/20/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 20, 2014 | Oliver North
    When justifying the release of five vicious Taliban terrorists detained at “Gitmo” in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the president said, “We don’t leave our people behind.” Sergeant Tahmooressi completed two combat tours and received two meritorious promotions for battlefield service in Afghanistan. This spring, the honorably discharged 26-year-old veteran was planning to relocate from his home in Florida to California. Late on March 31, disoriented by poorly-lighted, graffiti-covered traffic signs, he inadvertently drove his pick-up truck, loaded with all his possessions – including three legally purchased firearms -- into Mexico at the San Ysidro, Calif., Port of Entry...
  • What Happened to This Wheelchair-Bound Veteran in a Lowe’s Store Is the Best Thing You’ll Read Today

    07/14/2014 3:07:27 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-14-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Above: Employees of the nightshift at Lowe’s in Staten Island, New York - David, Marcus and Souleyman - get to work.by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsVeteran Michael Sulsona had been waiting on a new wheelchair from the VA for years. But as with so many vets suffering under scandalous conditions in the VA system, he got nowhere. His wheelchair was rickety and always seemed on the verge of collapse. Then one day it did exactly that-- right when he was shopping in a Staten Island-area Lowe's. But what happened next That’s when three strangers stepped right in to help...
  • VA offices in Baltimore and Philadelphia hid claims, mail

    07/14/2014 12:27:13 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The VA scandal continues to unfold, although primarily through local and regional reporting, demonstrating that the issues of corruption and bureaucratic fraud go beyond just wait lists. Today, Congress will make public the testimony from an Inspector General agent, and it’s not pretty. The IG found that mail and claims were hidden in two separate VA systems, and in Philadelphia the postmarks go back to 2011, and claims were redated to hide their age:
  • Veteran Looses It On Protester Who Has US Flag Turned Upside-Down (Very NSFW Language)

    07/14/2014 8:23:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Veteran Looses It On Protester Who Has US Flag Turned Upside-Down (Very NSFW Languag Video only on link
  • ‘All he needed was help,’ friends say of Iraqi war vet killed in incident with KC police

    07/09/2014 6:11:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 3 | TONY RIZZO
    Issac Sims left Iraq alive, but not unscathed. The lingering effects of a serious head injury and the emotional trauma wrought by the sights and sounds of war never left him. On Sunday, with the demons of untreated post-traumatic stress disorder roiling his mind, Sims grabbed a rifle and started firing off shots in and outside his family’s modest home on Kansas City’s East Side. ******* Officers summoned tactical teams to surround the area. After a standoff of about five hours, police said, Sims emerged and pointed the rifle at officers. They fired. And Sims was dead at the age...
  • Veteran With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots Back At Chicago Gunman

    07/07/2014 2:36:38 AM PDT · by samtheman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    As Mickiel opened fire on the group, the veteran took cover near the vehicle’s front fender, according to assistant state attorney Mary Hain, the Chicago Tribune reports. The veteran fired two shots, hitting Mickiel both times.
  • Vet dies waiting 30 minutes for ambulance from hospital five minutes away

    07/04/2014 5:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/04/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    <p>While it is just a tragic anecdote, the latest story surrounding the chronic and too often fatal inefficiency of Veterans Affairs hospitals is illustrative of a much larger problem.</p> <p>“A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria, 500 yards from the emergency room, died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance,” the Associated Press reported on Thursday. “Officials at the hospital Thursday confirmed it took a half an hour for the ambulance to be dispatched and take the man from one building to the other, which is about a five minute walk.”</p>
  • Veteran may lose home over flag fight (Florida)

    06/24/2014 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    WTEV-TV, CBS 47 Jacksonville ^ | 6:02 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 | Erica Bennett
    The Stars and Stripes are at the center of controversy. At least at Larry Murphree’s home. “I want it to go away. It’s such a minor little thing and they keep coming after me,” he explained. “They” is Murphree’s homeowner’s association. He’s lived in the Sweetwater community for years, and been at odds with the HOA for more than two. All over a flag. The veteran decided to put one in his flower pot, and has been fined as a result. “They just sent me a letter that says I owe them around $8,000 and they put a foreclosure lien...
  • Veteran says VA accidentally listed him as deceased (TX)

    06/18/2014 4:25:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    KPRC News ^ | 06/81/2014 | KPRC
    Every month for the past seven years, Joe Morris, a Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq, has been receiving a disability check from the VAs. Two months ago came the bizarre phone call that changed everything. "My mom called me up and said ‘Hey, you're dead.' I said ‘No, I'm not,'" Morris said. The VA sent his parents a condolence letter.
  • Celebrating the service of ‘men in the arena’. Maj. Gen. Asley hails Army soldiers at birthday event

    06/16/2014 1:47:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — For more than 100 years Elks lodges throughout the country have been holding special ceremonies to honor Flag Day. It began with a lodge in Texas in 1908 said Shirley Dixon, the exalted ruler of SierraVista Elks Lodge 2065. Saturday the special ceremony was held outside, at the lodge’s ramada area, attended by more than 150 people. Sitting in the audience were six World War II veterans, as special guests, as the 70th anniversary of the end of that war closes happens in 2015 — May when Germany surrendered and September when Japan signed its surrender documents....
  • This veteran isn't owed anything. (vanity)

    06/16/2014 9:45:32 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 24 replies
    June 16, 2014
    As I see it, and saw it, serving my 4 years in the US Navy Submarine Service on the USS Grenadier (SS-525) and the USS George C. Bancroft (SSBN -643) as a TM 3 (MT) was a privilege. I owed my country my time & energy for providing me with the privilege of living in the greatest nation ever to arise on the face of the Earth. I'm not owed anything. Thank you America, for letting me serve.
  • Veterans Affairs police caused fatal stroke by beating patient ‘tired of waiting’ (Heard of this?)

    06/05/2014 1:50:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | 5-27-2014 | RT.com
    A veteran died of a stroke after Veterans Affairs police beat him because he refused to wait any longer for treatment at a VA hospital in California. Now his widow is suing the government over the brutality that led to his death. Jonathan Montano had been at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Loma Linda, Calif. for four hours with a shunt (a needle apparatus) in his arm, awaiting dialysis. Tired of biding his time, he decided to head to a different VA hospital in Long Beach, and asked his wife Norma to get the car. But instead of...
  • Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez passes away

    06/04/2014 6:20:47 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    KOAT-TV, Albuquerque ^ | June 4, 2014 | Royale Da
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Chester Nez, the last original Navajo Code Talker, has passed away in his Albuquerque home. Nez was recruited with 28 other Native Americans by the U.S. Marines to create a code the Japanese couldn't crack during World War II. Nez went into kidney failure Wednesday morning. He was 93. "Many people have met him," said Judy Avila, a friend and author of Nez's memoir. "When you meet him, you're charmed by him." He was the last living member of the group. "There were a lot of people and naysayers who said, 'How can these young Navajo men help...
  • Need Help Please for A SOLDIER OF MISFORTUNE: JOSHUA "IKE" EISENHAUER

    05/30/2014 1:32:49 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 22 replies
    Save Our Soldiers ^ | 5/30/2014 | Tired&retired
    I need help for my dear friend Joshua Eisenhauer Here is a video summary: http://youtu.be/Pvr8SBu0dLg Joshua Eisenhauer is a U.S. Army soldier who suffered severe and debilitating wounds while serving in Afghanistan. Joshua now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a direct result of those injuries and his combat experiences in Afghanistan. The PTSD has caused Joshua to have flashbacks on multiple occasions, including the night of January 13, 2012 when members of the Fayetteville, North Carolina Fire Department came to his apartment in response to a small fire in his apartment complex....
  • Pryor: I don’t think Shinseki should go because … I’m not convinced this problem is big enough yet

    05/29/2014 8:57:18 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    Via the Standard, I need to correct the record. Yesterday I predicted that Pryor would join the mob of red-state Democrats frantically pushing Shinseki under the bus to protect themselves. I wrongly assumed that leaving 1,700 vets in Phoenix to twist in the wind on a secret wait list — a scheduling problem the IG explicitly said was “systemic” — would qualify as a firing offense, especially considering Shinseki had five years to right this ship. Not to Pryor, apparently. He needs to see more before his conscience is sufficiently troubled to pull the plug. Update: Via new Hot Air...
  • Watervliet Fire Dept. takes donation for local veteran [VA benefits cut to $6 per month]

    05/29/2014 12:10:08 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    WNYT ^ | 05/29/2014 | By: WNYT Staff
    WATERVLIET - Firefighters in Watervliet spent Thursdsay morning, not fighting fires but raising money for the World War II veteran who had his benefits slashed to just $6 a month. They're hoping to raise at least $3,000 for 89-year-old Joseph Teson. As NewsChannel 13 first told you over the weekend, the Department Of Veterans Affairs told Teson he was overpaid by more than $3,000. So, they're withholding most of his benefits until they get the money back. Teson's relatives say he relies on the money and is now selling some of his coin collection just to pay the bills. “The...
  • VA cuts World War II D-Day veteran’s benefits to $6 a month

    05/29/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 29 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | MAY 26, 2014 | CHRIS
    WATERVLIET – On this Memorial Day weekend, World War II veteran Joseph Teson is thinking about his fallen comrades – and his personal finances. Teson, a D-Day survivor, told NewsChannel 13 the federal government has reduced his veterans benefits to just $6 per month in order to recoup an overpayment. “I don’t know how they did it, but they did it,” Teson, 89, said Saturday. “I didn’t say nothing. I just let it go. Everybody else complained but me.” Teson said he used to receive about $300.00 per month in veterans benefits, about a third of which he donated to...
  • 101-year-old Veteran robbed at gunpoint Memorial Day Weekend

    05/28/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 14 replies
    KRNV ^ | 05-26-2014 | MyNews4
    This Memorial Day Weekend, one of Northern Nevada’s oldest veterans was allegedly robbed and held at gun point in his Carson City home. World War II and Air Force veteran Jim Sorentino lives alone with a caretaker. He’s 101-years-old, and he said in his lifetime, he has never experienced anything like this home invasion. He said it was around 5 a.m. on Sunday when two men kicked in a rear-garage door, and forced their way into Sorentino’s home in a gated community on Canvasback Drive. They held him and his female caretaker at gun point. "The older one, the bigger...
  • Family: V.A. Cops Stomped On Veteran’s Head, Killing Him

    05/28/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT · by ZULU · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    The family of a 65 year-old veteran claims that VA police stomped on the veterans head and neck, causing him to suffer a stroke and die several weeks later, a new lawsuit alleges.
  • Vet Allegedly Beaten To Death At VA Hospital

    05/27/2014 6:24:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 85 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | May 25, 2014 | Sarah Fruchtnicht
    A California woman says Veterans Administration hospital guards beat her husband to death after he waited four hours for dialysis. Norma Montano says her husband of 44 years, Jonathan, died of a stroke on June 11, 2011, after he was beaten and had his carotid artery stomped by VA guards. Montano says the hospital also lied to her about what happened to her husband. Montano’s son and daughter are also plaintiffs in the suit. Montano says he husband was tired of waiting, but when he tried to leave and go to another facility, he “was told by the nursing staff...
  • This Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Open Letter To Obama Shames Him For Who He Is

    05/27/2014 6:22:59 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 5/13/2014 | Brian Kolfage
    This Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Open Letter To Obama Shames Him For Who He Is "You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community, and we have no faith in your ability to lead." Senior Airman Ret. Brian Kolfage USAF — May 13, 2014 http://www.westernjournalism.com/triple-amputee-iraqi-war-heros-letter-shames-president-united-states/#Kyd9KVxqA6HlqscT.99 Editor’s note: Below is the full text of an open letter written to Barack Hussein Obama. Mr. Kolfage has, as you will read, gone through a lot since signing up to fight in Iraq in service to our country. This guy is a REAL American hero if you ask us. I nearly died in...
  • ‘Spare us’: Veteran uses Obama’s own words to pummel White House over VA scandal

    05/21/2014 5:16:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/21/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Tommy @FirstTeamTommy Follow On what? Doubling their budget and deaths? RT @BecketAdams: “We have made progress [in the VA] over the last five years." 8:05 AM - 21 May 2014 Earlier today, Barack Obama held a presser about the VA scandal, where he tried to muster up “anger” over the appalling mistreatment of our veterans and vowed a thorough investigation into any wrongdoing. Needless to say, citizens weren’t all that reassured by Obama’s claims that he’s committed to veterans and their families: Emily Miller ✔ @EmilyMiller Follow "Taking care of veterans and their families has become one of the causes...
  • Strange experience with the VA Clinic

    05/21/2014 3:28:31 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 31 replies
    21 May 2014 | My Self
    I recently received a phone call from the local VA Clinic. They left a message to inform me of an upcoming appointment. It said I needed to fast. Yesterday, I received two letters from the VA. They were together in one envelope. One letter provided the same information as the phone message and confirmed the appointment. The other letter informed me that the appointment was cancelled. I called the clinic and they assured me that I still was still scheduled for the appointment. I asked about fasting and they told me to come one week prior to have blood drawn....
  • CBS's Major Garrett Grills WH Chief Of Staff Over Obama Silence on VA Scandal

    05/18/2014 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/18/14 | staff
    Sunday on "Face the Nation." CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett gilled White House chief of staff Denis McDonough about the Veterans Affairs waiting list scandal. When Garrett repeatedly asked why in three weeks the president has not addressed the issue McDonough claimed "Nobody is more outraged about this problem, right now, Major, than the president of the United States," ...
  • Obama Has Every Reason to Fix the VA. Why Hasn't He?

    05/18/2014 10:13:55 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 42 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 14, 2014 | Jordain Carney & Stacy Kaper
    The failures of the Veterans Affairs Department are a moral abomination: They leave soldiers wounded at war to wait in long lines for the payments they need to fund their care. And VA failures are under new scrutiny amid reports of a string of preventable deaths among veterans and a growing political controversy around them—and many in Congress are pointing a finger in the White House's direction.
  • The VA Scandal: It’s Here to Stay

    05/17/2014 7:56:19 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 17, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Veterans Administration (VA) “waiting list” scandal and allegations of a cover-up have tarnished the reputation of an agency that was created to help America’s veterans. The Phoenix VA hospital is at the eye of the storm, engaging in a behavior pattern of falsifying medical records in order to conceal lengthy delays in the keeping of patient appointments. To date four other VA facilities are also under investigation. Around the country numerous whistle-blowers are speaking up exposing an institutional behavior of hospital mangers putting bonuses before health care. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki has ordered a nationwide review of clinics at...
  • Veterans scandal risks engulfing Obama

    05/16/2014 2:38:01 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 20 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 5/16/14 | Geoff Dyer
    <p>Amid contrived outrage over Benghazi and the improving fortunes of its healthcare reform, the Obama administration could be facing a genuine scandal about its treatment of military veterans that has the potential to attract broad political condemnation of its competence. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is facing mounting evidence that some of the hospitals it runs have been keeping two sets of books to make it look as if they were reducing waiting times to see a doctor. More ON THIS STORY Global Insight Benghazi probes riddle US politics Edward Luce The waning of US power Obama recalls Iraq to hit back at critics Global Insight US foreign policy comes home to roost IN US POLITICS & POLICY Fannie Freddie wind-down bill advances US Senate rule changes leave empty chairs Energy bans on Russia aim to shield west Fannie case papers spark anger More damning, the department is investigating the claims of a whistleblower doctor in Arizona that dozens of patients at one hospital died while they were languishing on a hidden waiting list without ever being given an appointment. Richard Griffin, the department’s acting inspector general, admitted on Thursday that its review could lead to criminal charges. In the first political casualty of the scandal, Robert Petzel, the department’s undersecretary for heath, resigned on Friday. If the evidence of mismanagement continues to accumulate, the Obama administration will find itself not in another partisan knife-fight, but under fire from both parties in a Congress where the uniformed military is venerated.</p>
  • Veteran: 100-Mile Trek Stopped Short

    05/11/2014 7:43:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | 5/9/2014 | KRIS-TV
    CORPUS CHRISTI - A veteran on a mission to raise money for wounded warriors and their families says he hit a snag in his efforts when he made it to the Corpus Christi city limits. U.S. Army veteran Rooster Lee is doing a 100 mile long walk to raise money. He started his march up near Sinton, dressed in full fatigues and carrying an American flag. But 54 miles into his walk, the Corpus Christi Police Department stopped him near the Harbor Bridge. According to Rooster, officers told him he was breaking the law by walking along the highway without...
  • 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...
  • Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Letter Shames the President of the United States

    05/11/2014 4:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | May 10, 2014 | Mike Miller
    We embrace heroes in America. Senior Airman Brian Kolfage defines hero: the triple-amputee veteran of the Iraqi War overcame insurmountable odds to survive his horrific injuries. Kolfage recently sent a powerful – and damning – letter to his commander-in-chief: I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life....
  • Triple Amputee Veteran’s “Screw You” Letter To Obama Goes Viral!

    05/10/2014 9:08:18 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 10 2014 | Joe Wurzelbacher
    Senior Airman Brian Kolfage is a United States hero. He is a triple-amputee veteran of the War in Iraq who has surpassed all odds and made the most incredible recovery of any veteran to ever survive his injuries. He is a patriot – the kind of man you want your son to grow up to be. This is his letter to Obama. My Open Letter to Obama: nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to...
  • Suspected New Port Richey squatter accused of bank robbery

    05/06/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by I still care · 9 replies
    Bay News 9 (Tampa Bay) ^ | Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 6:41 PM | Cait McVey
    NEW PORT RICHEY -- The man accused of squatting in an out-of-town Army veteran’s New Port Richey home has been arrested yet again. This time, police said 42-year-old Julio Ortiz is one of several suspects behind a bank robbery Monday morning. Police said Ortiz used his girlfriend, Fatima Cardoso’s Honda Accord as the getaway car, after holding up a Wells Fargo bank on Massachusetts Avenue. Police said a tip quickly came in leading them right to the car, which was parked in front of a home on Greenwood Street. Police said Ortiz had been living there, ever since leaving his...
  • OUTRAGE: U.S. Marine Being Held in Brutal Mexican Prison – For Making a ‘Wrong Turn’ (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 74 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Afghanistan combat veteran Andrew Tahmooressi- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsSo our last report saw Mexican troops invading our borders -- even drawing weapons on our agents on U.S. soil -- and facing absolutely no consequences by the Obama Adminstration. But let one American make a wrong turn into Mexico -- and there will be hell to pay. That's exactly what happened to a U.S. Marine veteran last month, after he accidentally drove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck. And he has been rotting in a brutal Mexican jail in Tijuana ever since.California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter...
  • Inspectors: Long waits at North Las Vegas VA hospital not unusual (Elderly crying veteran in pain)

    05/01/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 30, 2014 | STEVE TETREAULT
    "An elderly blind veteran crying in pain spent four hours and 45 minutes in the emergency room of the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas before seeing a doctor in October, but federal inspectors said in a report Wednesday that such long waits were not unusual for patients at the hospital." (snip) "Niccum died on Nov. 15 at a local hospice after a bout with a colon disorder. The Navy veteran had racked up 5,000 volunteer service hours helping veterans and staff at VA facilities."
  • Bike Gang Helps Soldier Reclaim Old House

    04/26/2014 6:32:27 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 33 replies
    Newser ^ | Apr 25, 2014 | Neal Colgrass
    A soldier stationed in Hawaii got quite the surprise when told he could move back home to Florida with his wife: Squatters had moved in, and refused to leave. (Snip) So a pair of veterans groups enlisted an attorney to process their eviction for free, WFLA reports, and a group of military veteran bikers announced they would visit Sharkey's house to "peacefully make the squatters uncomfortable." Now under pressure, the squatters are packing and moving out.
  • MIA WWII veteran found decades later laid to rest

    04/26/2014 1:34:09 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 9 replies
    KFVS News ^ | 4/25/2014 | Holly Brantley
    PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Friday, the Heartland honors a WWII veteran missing in action in Japan since 1944. Army PFC William T. Carneal's remains were discovered just last year and returned to Kentucky on Tuesday. More...
  • (Video) Vietnam Vet Hated By His Math Students. Boy They Were Wrong.

    04/07/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by AmericanAndProud1989 · 18 replies
    <p>This is a pretty awesome post I saw on the American Military News website. These students thought their teacher was horribly miserable and then one of them found something out about him. Greatly inspiring about a guy who still serves his community!</p>
  • The WWII Hero America Abandoned

    03/21/2014 9:33:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Daily Beast via Yahoo News ^ | 3/21/14 | Megan McCloskey
    U.S. Army Private First Class Lawrence S. Gordon—killed in Normandy in 1944, then mistakenly buried as a German soldier—will soon be going home to his family. But don’t thank the American military for this belated return. The Pentagon declined to act on his case, despite exhaustive research by civilian investigators that pointed to the location of his remains.
  • Homeless veteran ‘baked to death’ in Rikers cell (NYC prison)

    03/20/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    AP via MyFoxNY ^ | Mar 19, 2014 2:51 PM EDT | Jake Pearson
    Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing. A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell that four city officials say had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment. The officials told The Associated Press that the 56-year-old former Marine was on anti-psychotic and anti-seizure medication, which may have made him more vulnerable to heat....
  • Prayer request for my oldest brother

    03/18/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 74 replies
    March 18, 2014 | Neil E. Wright
    I am asking for prayers for my oldest brother, and the patriarch of our family since the death of our father many years ago. I just returned home from two days visiting my brother, RMC(SS) Douglas A. Wright, USN (Retired), in the hospital where he is dying from COPD. Growing up, he was always my mentor. He is the one who took me to see the Navy Recruiter in 1969, when I quit HS at 17. During the 10 years of my service, we served in the same location several times, and I had a standing invitation to join him...
  • Houston's WWII sailor in famous kissing photo dies at 86

    03/14/2014 6:04:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3-14-14 | Craig Hlavaty
    Glenn Edward McDuffie, the young sailor from Houston who can be seen in one of the most iconic photos from the end of World War II, has died, according to family members. The Navy veteran was 86. McDuffie was 18 when he said he was captured in the famous kiss photo with nurse Edith Shain. “I heard someone running and stopping right in front of us. I raised my head up, and it was a photographer,” McDuffie told the Houston Chronicle in 2007. “I tried to get my hand out of the way so I wouldn’t block her face, and...
  • Bill 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies at 90

    03/09/2014 4:33:13 PM PDT · by Doogle · 25 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 03/09/14 | ap via fox
    William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 90. His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night. "He had a good, long life," his son said. The HBO miniseries, based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, followed the members of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from training in Georgia in 1942 through some of...
  • Navy Veteran (To) CT Lawmakers on Gun Registration: ‘I’m Telling You Right Now, I Will Not Comply’

    03/03/2014 2:25:41 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 81 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Now that tens of thousands of gun owners in Connecticut are in direct violation of a hastily-passed gun control law, a video of a fed-up Navy veteran warning lawmakers that he “will not comply” with the law is just going viral. As previously reported by TheBlaze, as many as 100,000 gun owners technically became felons overnight because they chose not to register their semi-automatic rifles and/or high-capacity magazines. A man, identified as John S. Cinque, reportedly appeared at a public meeting in North Haven, Conn., on April 22, 2013, to confront lawmakers over the gun control law. Cinque started by...
  • The ‘Incredible’ Thing an 8-Year-Old Boy Did for a Soldier Will Be Remembered For a ‘Lifetime’

    03/02/2014 2:20:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2 Mar 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Like most 8-year-olds, Myles Eckert was already dreaming up ways he could spend a $20 bill he had just discovered laying in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month. “I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to,” the child recounted to CBS News. That’s because Eckert saw Lt. Col. Frank Dailey enter the restaurant. The man in uniform changed his mind. Why? “Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Eckert explained to CBS. So, instead of purchasing something for himself, Eckert did something very different on Feb....
  • Everything in the way Shall be removed !

    02/20/2014 6:30:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM with you, my angels surround you, go behind enemy lines and take back my land ! My army is rising up to take back land now that my testimony is sure in my front line(Chosen Ones)assaults( words of declaration) removing the lies of the enemy, and all distractions now shall be dealt with in their time and season of correction or removal for My Testimony is paramount as my spirit moves across the waters of my voice for you are the many waters of my Testimony and I AM sure and true to my word that I will...
  • Allen West Not Ruling Out 2016 Presidential Run

    02/20/2014 5:41:06 AM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 19, 2014 6:23 PM | Eliana Johnson
    West, who spent 22 years in the U.S. Army and one term in Congress before losing his bid for reelection in 2012, says he will always be ready to serve his country. “You have to have yourself in a position to be available for your country and to be obedient to God’s will,” he says.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland

    02/14/2014 8:55:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Feb 11, 2014 | Ed Gallek
    EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland Updated: Feb 11, 2014 By Ed Gallek Ed Gallek talks to Matthew Robinson, the latest victim in a downtown attack There's evidence of more violent teens running around the heart of downtown Cleveland. A disabled Army vet spoke out about the latest attack that happened Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Matthew Robinson told our Ed Gallek he was riding RTA's Healthline when six to eight teenagers surrounded him on the bus, and then started following him. Then, he said they attacked, took his stuff, and videotaped what they were doing. The incident...
  • Amputee veteran turned away by Starbucks employees who wouldn't let his service dog in store

    02/10/2014 10:18:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-8-2014 | James Gordon
    Still adjusting to his life as an amputee, doctors discovered Mr Baer had bone cancer after a non-combat related injury in Iraq in 2009. His left leg had to be amputated from the knee down and was given a physical service dog, Beanz, through a national organization called Canine Companions for Independence. However, as soon as he walked through the door of the coffee chain, the trouble started. A Starbucks employee approached him as he entered with Beanz, his service dog. 'You can't have dogs in here,' the worker yelled at him. It was in your face, loud and bold....
  • NEW YORK OFFICIALS MOVE TO SEIZE WWII VET’S PROPERTY – AND WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS

    01/21/2014 10:25:32 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 21, 2014 | becket adams
    World War II veteran Frank Whitney is fighting taxpayer-funded attempts by a New York village to seize his private property. Officials in the village of Saltaire on Fire Island, N.Y., are trying to take Whitney’s Saltaire Market grocery using eminent domain so they can build a municipality-owned market, the New York Post reported. And in an attempt to get their hands on the 88-year-old’s property, which was damaged in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy, village officials may try to raise the $2.5 million needed to buy and refurbish his grocery store by increasing the area’s property taxes. Whitney said he has means and...
  • Veterans Take It In The Shorts Thanks Democrats – and One Republican

    01/11/2014 10:51:07 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-11-14 | Warren Beatty
    Senate Democrats have thumbed their noses at veterans of America's military. They have sided with illegal aliens. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) proposed yesterday (9 Jan 14) a bill which would have replaced recent cuts to veteran's pensions. The bill would also have closed a tax loophole that allows illegal aliens to access the Refundable Child Tax Credit. The bill was offered as an amendment to the unemployment benefits extension bill (S1845). The vote failed 54-42, with all Republicans - but Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) - voting for the amendment and against Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Sen. Joe...