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  • Army veteran, 92, finally gets his high school diploma 73 years after he was drafted into World...

    06/08/2017 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 8, 2017 | AP
    FULL TITLE: Army veteran, 92, finally gets his high school diploma 73 years after he was drafted into World War II and had to drop out A World War II veteran has received his high school diploma - more than 70 years overdue. WNEP-TV reports that 92-year-old Elmer Shinskie had attended Shamokin Area High School until the 10th grade, when he was drafted into the Army and sent overseas. Shinskie finally received his high school diploma Wednesday and got a standing ovation, cheered on by his wife, two daughters and their families. Scroll down for video
  • Veteran's access to online exchanges (All honorable discharge)

    06/05/2017 11:15:13 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 37 replies
    Military.com ^ | 5 Jun 2017 | Amy Bushatz
    The Defense Department resale board last year approved a plan to open the exchange's online stores to all veterans. Those who are verified through a new site will have access to all of the online exchange stores, including AAFES, the Coast Guard Exchange, the Marine Corps Exchange and the Navy Exchange.
  • At age 111, America's oldest veteran is still smoking cigars, drinking whiskey and loving life

    06/03/2017 3:59:20 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 41 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 2 Jun 17 | Brendan Meyer
    AUSTIN — Richard Overton is right where he wants to be. He’s sitting in a lawn chair on the front porch of the Austin home he built nearly 70 years ago, working on his fifth Tampa Sweet cigar on a 91-degree sunny day. The smooth tunes of the Isley Brothers flow from a portable speaker. Birds are chirping in the late afternoon breeze. “I’m feeling pretty good today,” Overton says, emphasizing the word pretty, because any day spent on this porch smoking cigars is a pretty good day for the 111-year-old. This is where you’ll find the nation’s oldest veteran...
  • 90-year-old veteran set to graduate college

    05/05/2017 3:07:00 PM PDT · by deport · 8 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | May 5, 2017 | Savannah Levins
    90-year-old veteran set to graduate college CHARLOTTE, NC -- A 90-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Charlotte is about to graduate college for the very first time. Robert Winters has been taking classes at Central Piedmont Community College for years, and has now finally reached his dream of earning his diploma. “This has been a long time coming,” Robert said. “I dropped out of high school -- World War II -- to join the Navy.” He spent the next 25 years serving the United States, in World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars ........A man who crossed the...
  • '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.