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  • Desert Storm Memorial To Be Built on National Mall, Honoring Fallen American Heroes

    07/21/2018 5:38:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | June 23, 2018 | Jack Davis
    A federal panel on Thursday cleared the way for a memorial to be built along the National Mall honoring the American service members who fought in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Pending final approvals, the National Desert Storm War Memorial would be built at 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue, not far from Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial, Military Times reported. “These men and women who went to Desert Shield, Desert Storm put their lives on the line for this country, and they deserve to be placed next to my brothers and sisters...
  • Marine still fightsback: Ahead Of Trial, Judge Upholds VA Policy (Opioids)

    07/20/2018 5:05:50 AM PDT · by GailA · 55 replies
    The Greenville Sun ^ | Jul 18, 2018 | Ken Little Staff Writer
    Robert D. Rose Jr. implored a federal judge Tuesday to consider the plight of military veterans denied relief from chronic pain by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a result of recent VA policies drastically limiting the amount and type of opioid-based pain medications prescribed for treatment. U.S. District Judge Travis R. McDonough listened to impassioned arguments by Rose in support of an injunction he filed that could have opened the possibility of other veterans seeking legal options to being denied long-prescribed opioid medications. McDonaugh also heard responses from government attorneys who maintained the VA is rightly following recent federal...
  • Famous Veteran: Clinton Eastwood Jr. USARMY, Cpl

    07/19/2018 5:48:09 PM PDT · by eastforker · 22 replies
    TWS ^ | 2016 | TWS
    In October 1951 while Clint was on leave, he was a passenger on a Douglas Torpedo Bomber heading back to his base. The bomber experienced some major problems and had to ditch at sea just north of San Francisco about a mile or so off Point Reyes. Clint survived the crash and had to swim about three miles to safety! A map in included among the pictures we have posted here on his profile page.
  • Report: Arrington Bill May Destroy High-Paying Veteran Jobs And The Airline Industry

    07/19/2018 2:44:58 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 19July18 | Julia Cohen
    The Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William ‘Bill’ Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2018, introduced by Republican Texas Rep. Jodey Arrington, contains a clause that would cut millions of dollars in funding for veteran jobs in aviation. The bill, which is meant to help veterans transition into civilian careers, contains a subsection that caps funds available to veterans who receive flight training at the same level as a private undergraduate degree. To fly on a passenger commercial airline, pilots need at least 1,500 hours of flight time and must pass a written examination, according to the Bureau of Labor...
  • US, North Korea agree to search for remains of 5,300 soldiers

    07/15/2018 11:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | July 15, 2018 | Shabtai Gold and Dirk Godder, The Associated Press
    The United States and North Korea have agreed to search for the remains of 5,300 U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War and whose bodies were never recovered, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Sunday. The statement was issued after “the first general officer-level talks” between the two countries since 2009. “Today’s talks were productive and cooperative and resulted in firm commitments,” Pompeo said. Officials will hold further meetings Monday “to coordinate the next steps, including the transfer of remains already collected,” he said. The weekend talks were held in the demilitarized zone between North and...
  • The Latest Casualty In Afghanistan Was A Soldier On His 5th Ranger Deployment

    07/15/2018 10:02:50 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 41 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jared Keller
    The Department of Defense on Friday identified the American service member killed in Afghanistan on July 12 as Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz from Summerville, South Carolina. Currently, Army officials are trying to determine what the circumstances are surrounding Celiz’ death, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said on Friday. “I can tell you that sergeant first class was a hero,” he said. Celiz, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, died from wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations at a medevac landing zone in the eastern...
  • UN Command, South Korea honor remains of 2 soldiers killed in Korean War

    07/13/2018 9:24:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 13, 2018 | Kim Gamel
    SEOUL, South Korea — With a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps, the U.S.-led United Nations Command and South Korea on Friday repatriated the remains of two soldiers found decades after they were killed in the Korean War. It was a somber reminder of the importance both countries place on the return of lost troops amid hopes that North Korea will follow through on a commitment to return more war dead. The North skipped a meeting planned Thursday in the Demilitarized Zone to discuss the issue, but State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said they had offered to meet Sunday...
  • Palin Slams Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Pathetic’ Response, Demands CBS Decide Which Vets Groups(TR)

    07/13/2018 5:32:17 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 July, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin slammed what appeared to be a response from British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who’s on the defensive after apparently posing as a disabled military veteran for a prank interview. “Another list of unfunny lies, this time typewritten for all to see; a pathetic attempt to punk not just my daughter and me again, but now the public,” Palin wrote on Facebook Thursday. “Thank God people are wise to Hollywood’s BS & said, ‘Enough.’” Palin was responding to a tweet sent from the Twitter account of “Billy Wayne Ruddick,” the fictional character Cohan plays in his...
  • Sarah Palin says she was duped into interview with Sacha Baron Cohen

    07/10/2018 2:03:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Judy Kurtz
    Sarah Palin is calling on Sacha Baron Cohen to donate all the profits from his upcoming Showtime series to military veterans’ groups after saying she was duped into an interview with the comedian when he pretended to be a wounded warrior. The Daily Mail reports that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee said she unknowingly participated in an interview for what turned out to be Cohen’s just-announced satirical series, “Who is America?” “This ‘legit opportunity’ to honor American Vets and contribute to a ‘legit Showtime historical documentary’ was requested of me via a speakers bureau,” Palin said. Palin, 54, says...
  • John McCain shows gratitude for US military on Independence Day

    07/04/2018 11:58:03 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    KTAR NEWS ^ | JULY 4, 2018 AT 8:52 AM | BY KTAR.COM
    McCain is celebrating at his home in Arizona while he continues physical therapy to combat a deadly form of brain cancer. “One of the greatest privileges of my life has been marking Independence Day with America’s service members and diplomats selflessly serving overseas,” McCain said. “As I spend this Fourth of July at home in Arizona, my thoughts are with these courageous men and women fighting terrorism and tyranny around the world.” The 81-year-old was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, in July 2017. Following his diagnosis, McCain left Washington and returned to his home...
  • Famous Veteran: Brian Keith USMC

    06/30/2018 3:18:25 PM PDT · by eastforker · 37 replies
    TWS ^ | 2014 | Cpl Steven Ryan
    Following is a brief description of an incident encountered by Keith during World War II: 1941-1945 served with USMC - decorated with the Air Medal. "Brian was a Radio-Gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglass "Dauntless" (SDB) dive-bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron. During an attack on Rabaul, his plane was badly damaged by enemy ground fire. The pilot struggled to keep the plane in the air. Unable to keep up with the others, it fell behind. Two Japanese "Zero" fighters attacked the crippled plane from the rear. Both of Brian's machine guns jammed. He fired red tracer...
  • She honors her American 'grandpas' who fought in the Korean War

    06/28/2018 10:30:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 28, 2018 | Marie Fazio
    Hannah Kim, the daughter of South Korean immigrants, refers to all Korean War veterans as her “grandpas.” “If they didn't fight in Korea, I wouldn't be here,” Ms. Kim, 35, of Washington, D.C., said Thursday as she visited Pittsburgh’s Korean War Memorial on the North Shore. She was greeted by members of the Korean War Veterans Association of Pennsylvania, their families and members of Pittsburgh’s Korean American community.“It’s very personal to me as I’m sure it is to other Korean-Americans who are in this country. We all recognize that freedom is not free, and our freedom especially was fought and...
  • Famous Veteran: Eli Wallach US ARMY

    06/27/2018 3:55:30 PM PDT · by eastforker · 56 replies
    TWS ^ | 2014 | TWS
    Additional Information Last Known Activity Service in the Army in World War II; spent five years in the Medical Corps of the Army, reaching the rank of captain. As a medical administrative officer, a duty that sent him to various locations like Hawaii, Casablanca and France. It was in France that he began showing his acting talent by performing in a show to entertain the recovering troops. Wallach served as a staff sergeant in Hawaii in a military hospital in the United States Army in World War II. He was soon sent to Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Abilene, Texas...
  • Trump Takes Away Congress’ Annual Ribeye ‘Picnic’, Sends Steaks To…

    06/22/2018 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 117 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | June 22,2018 | Andrew West
    Now, however, another piece of the humanist in President Trump is showing through, as a debate over Congress’ ineffectual work on immigration rages. You see, today was supposed to be the annual congressional “picnic”, which is literally just a 5-star meal served in a tent to these Washington fat cats. That’s right: cancelled. When asked why, the President gave a very blue collar answer. As the immigration debacle looms large over the halls of Congress, President Donald Trump decided to scrap the lawmakers’ annual congressional picnic at the White House because it just didn’t feel “right.” “I was just walking...
  • Senators praise return of soldiers' remains from Korea

    06/19/2018 6:11:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WNDU-TV ^ | June 19, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Indiana's two senators are praising President Donald Trump efforts to recover the remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean War. Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican Sen. Todd Young issued a joint letter Tuesday that welcomes the effort. The two note that more than 170 soldiers from Indiana never returned from the war. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have pledged to work to return remains of as many of the nearly 7,700 U.S. troops that are still unaccounted for following the war, which spanned 1950-53.....
  • City orders American Legion to remove bench with flag painted on it

    06/17/2018 9:40:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-12-18 | Natalie Musumeci and Shari Logan
    An American Legion post in Park Slope has been ordered to remove a bench — with the US flag painted on it — from outside its veterans club. The city’s Department of Transportation issued a “notice of encroachment/order” last week to the American Legion Sixth Memorial Post No. 1833 on 5th Avenue near 6th Street regarding the patriotic bench built around the base of a tree outside of the establishment. The notice, obtained by The Post, says that the “unauthorized bench” is “encroaching on city sidewalk” and orders the legion to remove within 30 days or face a possible fine....
  • North Korea has begun to return remains of US troops missing in Korean war, says Trump

    06/15/2018 4:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | June 15, 2018
    US President Donald Trump said on Friday (June 15) North Korea is already fulfilling its promise to return the remains of missing US troops from the Korean War, only days after his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reported the Associated Press. Mr Trump added that he "signed a deal where (the US) gets everything". He told reporters in a news conference on the White House lawn he plans to call Mr Kim on Sunday (June 17). “I’m going to be actually calling North Korea,” Trump told Fox News in an interview when asked what he planned...
  • Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War

    06/15/2018 6:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New Jersey Herald ^ | June 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War....
  • Gay, high heel wearing veteran elected mayor in Texas

    06/14/2018 9:00:17 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 52 replies
    Connectingvets.com ^ | 06/12/18 | Jonathan Kaupanger
    His high heels are between three and four inches tall. They’re patriotic heels with an Americana theme. They are your basic, bedazzled-flag high heels made to fit a male veteran’s foot. Google Mayor Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano of Del Rio, Texas and a good chunk of the headlines you’ll find mention that Mayor Lozano wore heels in his city’s last Veteran’s Day parade. The headlines also tell you that Lozano is the youngest mayor elected in his town’s history, he’s a flight attendant, gay and a veteran. Lozano was one of 52 LGBTQ candidates who ran for office this year...
  • Veterans group urges Trump to press North Korea on remains of 5,300 troops

    06/11/2018 10:16:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2018 | Travis J. Tritten
    A prominent veterans group is urging President Trump to press North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit on returning the remains of thousands of U.S. troops who have been missing for more than six decades. About 5,300 service members who fought in the North during the Korean War have never been accounted for, and past arrangements with North Korea to recover and return the remains to families fizzled, according to a letter sent to Trump last week written by Keith Harman, the Veterans of Foreign Wars commander-in-chief.