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  • 'No-one cares, mate': Being a war veteran at 27

    04/24/2017 7:59:58 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Australian Broadcasting ^ | 24 Apr 2017 | Jane Cowan
    Chris May survived Afghanistan. Then came the battle to fit back in to society. May was paralysed from the waist down — an effect that subsided later the same day. But he had also sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The helmet had saved his life. After six months of speech therapy in Canberra May was declared fully fit for duties — but it was ceremonial work, on home soil. Not exactly what May signed up to do.. Our veterans hate DVA (the Department of Veterans' Affairs) because they're waiting for their compensation or claims to be heard from 50...
  • Vet Carries Woman & Flag Across Boston Marathon Finish Line With Prosthetic Leg

    04/18/2017 7:18:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Nick Kangadis
    Heroes can emanate from all walks of life, but this particular hero is the gift that just keeps on giving. Army Staff Sergeant Earl Granville is receiving a ton of attention, and rightfully so, for what he did during the Boston Marathon on Monday. Granville could be seen around mile 26 carrying a woman on his shoulders, along with an American flag, so that she could cross the finish line. There hasn’t been word yet on why the woman needed to be carried, but when it comes to marathons, injuries and cramping are commonplace. Regardless of the reason, Granville decided...
  • Federal Charges against 75-Year Old L.A. Veteran Robert Rosebrock Violate First Amendment(tr)

    04/14/2017 1:24:56 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 14 replies
    Full title: Judicial Watch Victory: Court Finds Federal Photography Charges against 75-Year Old Los Angeles Veteran Robert Rosebrock Violate First Amendment ... (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that a California U.S. District Court has ruled that 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock cannot be prosecuted for taking photographs at the “Great Lawn Gate” entrance to the Los Angeles National Veterans Park. The court also ruled, however, that Rosebrock must stand trial on Tuesday, April 18, for purportedly displaying two four-by-six inch American Flags above a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. The rulings were handed down...
  • Muslims Lead Prayer Against “Infidels” In Senate, Then Furious Veteran Steps In

    04/08/2017 12:15:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | April 7, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    (Angry Patriot) – The cult of multiculturalism is a virus attacking the American body politic. One U.S. veteran in Delaware took a brave stand in order to halt the infection.Dave Lawson, an Air Force veteran and the Republican representative of Marydel, chastised his colleagues for immediately bowing their heads in submission when two Muslims began a prayer inside of the Delaware Senate, via Delaware Online.“We just heard from the Koran, which calls for our very demise,” Lawson barked after the prayer had been read. “I fought for this country, not to be damned by someone that comes in here and...
  • Disabled Vet Beaten By Accused Turtle Abusers Given Car

    02/23/2017 11:54:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    <p>A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach.</p> <p>Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi gave Garry Blough, 45, keys to a 2012 Kia Forte after the incident was brought to their attention by another veteran, former Marine Paula Mongeon.</p>
  • Disabled vet beaten by accused animal abusers given car

    02/23/2017 1:10:40 PM PST · by tekrat · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/23/2017
    A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi gave Garry Blough, 45, keys to a 2012 Kia Forte after the incident was brought to their attention by another veteran, former Marine Paula Mongeon. "I just knew they would help this guy, I just knew it," Mongeon told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/2kPNd6y ).
  • Oldest surviving officer in Battle of Iwo Jima dies

    02/23/2017 12:29:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 2-20-17 | By Mike Vasilinda
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The oldest surviving officer from the Battle of Iwo Jima has died. Lt. Gen. Larry Snowden died over the weekend at the age of 95 in the state Capitol. Those who knew him called him a Marine's Marine, and a general's general. Snowden was a 23-year-old captain, commanding 200 men at Iwo Jima. Snowden told News4Jax in 2013 that one of WWII’s most famous battles was far different than the romanticized version. “I've read many accounts that says when the flag went up, the troops all over the island stood up and cheered. No way," Snowden said....
  • Want Denver Based Lawyer to Handle Veterans Discrimination Case.

    02/15/2017 7:45:55 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 12 replies
    15 Feb 2017 | Vanity
    I am looking for a Denver Based Lawyer to handle a Veterans Discrimination Case. I want a military veteran and a Freeper. I already have a MSPB case approved, but just realized the Top Administration official is complicit and I may be out of my depth.
  • LTG Hal Moore passed away

    02/11/2017 4:36:35 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 31 replies
    Army WTF Moments ^ | February 11, 2017 | unknown
    LTG Hal Moore has passed away last night at age 94. He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized as a Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) during the week-long Battle of Ia Drang.
  • 'We Were Soldiers' hero passes; the celebrated life story of a soldier, a leader, a father

    02/11/2017 1:00:52 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 82 replies
    oanow.com ^ | February 11, 2017 | Troy Turner
    Two weeks ago, a senior commander with the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division, serving in battle-hardened Afghanistan, sent a letter to Auburn, Alabama. It was addressed to a national hero. “You are a true legend…and continue to inspire the troops of today, all across the globe,” he wrote. “We hold one of your edicts close to our hearts – ‘No second-place trophies.’ The winning spirit is alive and well.” A few months earlier, movie stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn made a special trip to Auburn for the sole purpose of seeing this same hero. He and Gibson had met...
  • Connecticut to Cut Funding for 21 Gun Salutes at Veteran Funerals – Too Costly

    01/23/2017 6:06:02 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 23rd, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Veterans are furious over a proposed state budget cut that will eliminate the firing detail at veteran funerals. The Connecticut state military said funding for the gun salutes will run out around April. Meanwhile Connecticut state university and colleges, along with Hartford and New Haven, have declared themselves sanctuary cities. And state employees were given fat raises at the end of December. ... they have money to give to illegals but not to give to soldiers to have a proper and decent burial and celebration of their service. ... At a press conference earlier this month, Malloy said of the...
  • A disabled Air Force veteran needed a job. So Lowe’s hired him — and his service dog.

    12/31/2016 4:34:19 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8 Dec, 2016 | Amy B Wang
    While waiting in line at their local Lowe’s on Sunday, Judy and Brian Rose did a double take. Behind them, a golden retriever sauntered by wearing one of the home improvement store’s red-and-blue employee vests. The dog didn’t seem to be accompanied by anyone at the time. And the vest looked so . . . official. “What’s up with the dog?” Brian Rose asked the cashier, laughing. The Abilene, Tex., couple was told the dog belonged to a store employee, a disabled veteran who had been hired for a part-time job a couple months before. “I’m a retired vet myself,” Brian Rose...
  • Wounded Georgia vet gets help nearly a decade after he was shot in the face

    12/26/2016 5:14:43 AM PST · by suthener · 26 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | Apr 13 2016 12:11PM EDT | Beth Galvin
    CANTON, Ga. - Dusty Kirby is so ready for this next big step his life. "It's a long time coming,” Kirby says. "I would push a button right now and make it happen, if I could."
  • (NJ) Medal of Honor recipient honored with wreath

    12/23/2016 6:32:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    bergen record ^ | December 23, 2016 | Kelly Nicholaides
    PARAMUS ― Nicholas Oresko was soldier of slender build and small stature ― he stood about 5 feet 7 inches ― but his heroics were the stuff of legend. A recipient of the Medal of Honor, he survived enemy fire and killed a dozen German soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. “Nick changed the course of the war,” said Joe Cutolo, commander of American Legion Post 21 in Cresskill. “When I got to know him, he said he got up on that morning, looked up and said, ‘God, I’m cold and tired. If I die,...
  • 94-year-old WWII veteran beaten during SW Side robbery; suspect crashed stolen SUV

    12/09/2016 6:16:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | Dec 8, 2016
    94-year-old WWII veteran beaten during SW Side robbery; suspect crashed stolen SUV By Evelyn Holmes Thursday, December 08, 2016 CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police are looking for a man who allegedly beat a 94-year-old woman, stole her purse and took off in a stolen vehicle before crashing it in Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood. The victim's daughter, Judy Dusk, said her mother, Josephine Regnier, is a World War II Navy veteran. Dusk said she was waiting for one of her daughters outside her building in the 5100-block of South Long Avenue to pick her up to go to the dentist when she...
  • 'I had a good cry': Pinehurst man recalls Pearl Harbor survival

    12/07/2016 9:46:54 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/7/2016 | Bryan Mims
    Pinehurst, N.C. — A local survivor of Pearl Harbor has spent a lifetime making sure people don't forget the terror that killed so many of his comrades. Roy "Swede" Boreen, 96, escaped a ship where more than 440 sailors were killed. He has lived in Pinehurst for more than 30 years, and Wednesday the community rallied around him in tribute. At age 21, Boreen prepared to die a terrible death, coated in oil, bobbing in sea water. Minutes earlier, he'd looked out a porthole aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma.
  • EXCLUSIVE OFFICER INTERVIEW: Was Veteran’s Home Vandalized & Burned By Black Lives Matter?

    12/06/2016 7:03:18 PM PST · by rhett october · 22 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-6-2016 | Rhett October
    In an exclusive interview with Resistance Feed, a Tampa, FL police officer provided new details on the story that has circulated about Navy veteran and Trump supporter Matthew Smith’s home being burned down by Black Lives Matter activists. He also confirmed if some of the details in other reports that have circulated are, in fact, true. Reports have circulated on new media websites concerning the latest victim of a crime of hate. Our interview with a Tampa, Florida police officer who spoke with us under the demands of anonymity, confirmed that the case is not a hoax, that it occurred...
  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • Hundreds of mourners attend funeral for homeless veteran

    11/29/2016 5:28:40 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | November 29, 2016 7:11 pm | AP
    Diane Reiman, sister of Vietnam veteran Stephen Carl Reiman, is given the casket flag from her brother's coffin during his funeral on Tuesday morning at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville. Stephen Carl Reiman, who served in the Navy during the Vietnam war, died on Nov. 17, in Casper. He suffered from PTSD and was homeless before he was discovered in a hotel room in Sheridan with only a few belongings, including some Bruce Springsteen CDs and his autobiography. Reiman appeared to have no family until his sister was finally located. EVANSVILLE, Wyo. (AP) — Hundreds of people...
  • Veteran's home vandalized, torched

    11/29/2016 2:39:20 PM PST · by grayboots · 25 replies
    Fox13 ^ | 11/29/2016 | Lloyd Sowers
    PLANT CITY (FOX 13) - PLANT CITY FIRE HAS ANTI-TRUMP GRAFITTI There are lots of questions surrounding a fire that gutted a home on Johnson Street in Plant City overnight. Along with heavy damage, anti-Trump graffiti was sprayed on the house, inside and out. The family who lives there was spending the night with relatives, but Navy veteran Matthew Smith says his home was targeted because he is a Donald Trump supporter.