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  • Woman Caught Posing As U.S. Soldier Sentenced With Up To 20 Years In Prison (Stolen Valor)

    02/06/2017 4:48:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | STAFFWRITER9
    A woman who was exposed for posing as a U.S. Army Lieutenant by Guardian of Valor in 2015 was just sentenced to prison by a Nevada judge last week. Kelsie Hoover, a transgender woman who began to undergo gender reassignment surgery a few years ago, was caught posing as a male U.S. soldier at Baltimore Washington Airport named “Michael Cipriani.” Following Guardian of Valor’s video being posted, Hoover was arrested in Oregon and extradited back to Nevada to face charges. Hoover went through trial and was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.American Military News spoke to Anthony...
  • New Military Retirement Plan

    01/28/2017 9:35:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Comparing the Current Military Retirement Plan with the New Military Retirement Plan Specifics about the new military retirement plan are scarce, so will do our best to compare the current military retirement plan with the new military retirement plan based on information obtained through news sources and briefings. If you know of something that we can add to the comparison chart below, let us know about it. We hope that this continues to be a growing resource comparing the two plans so we can all learn more. The current plan is listed on the left and is compared with the...
  • Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

    01/22/2017 10:37:36 AM PST · by redcatcherb412 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | associated press
    Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who won the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, has died.
  • Time to go Barry

    01/19/2017 1:29:33 PM PST · by BobP · 28 replies
    01/19/17 | BobP
    Hit the road jack wagon, you hate-America agitator, and don't come back. AMF! You were nothing but a usurper and domestic enemy that divided our country. Barry's domestic legacies will be "The Porkulus," which lived for 8 years in CR's, which deepened the economic pain. The disappearing Middle Class. Eight years of massive debt and his catastrophic social engineering of our military. The U.S. military is in deep trouble. Our new Secretary of Defense (retired Marine Corps General James Mattis) will no doubt be dealing with topics such as Navy ships that breakdown, Air Force planes without spare parts...
  • Will You Accept Him Today

    01/18/2017 6:54:17 AM PST · by Revski · 11 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 1/18/2017 | Revski
    Have faith and live forever.
  • Back on the Mekong Delta, John Kerry finds a man who once tried to kill him and exoneration

    01/14/2017 11:12:40 AM PST · by SanchoP · 71 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01/14/2017 | Carol Morello
    CA MAU, Vietnam — It could have been 1969 again as Secretary of State John F. Kerry stood on the bow of the small boat chugging up the Bay Hap River on Saturday, the wind billowing his sleeves and his eyes darting left and right toward banks shrouded in dark foliage. As a young Navy lieutenant, Kerry commanded a Swift boat along this stretch of churning brown waters in the middle of a free-fire zone. Here, he earned a Silver Star for his heroics when he leapt ashore after an ambush to pursue a fleeing Viet Cong with a grenade...
  • USS Forrestal July 29, 1967

    01/10/2017 7:50:40 AM PST · by Revski · 30 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 1/10/2017 | Revski
    This memorial of the USS Forrestal,CVA 59; it will be 50 years ago this July 29-Th; has actual pictures and the voice of Captain John K. Beling at the time of the fires.
  • Korea MASH soldier duties

    12/29/2016 1:12:51 PM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 26 replies
    vanity
    My dad is 86 and starting to fail physically and somewhat mentally. For the first time he is talking in his sleep about his experiences in a MASH unit during the Korean War. He never volunteered much about what he went through there. Mainly when he talks he is just griping about being a soldier which I find kind of humorous. But he has started to talk about having to be on point all the time on missions to retrieve bodies at night. He says that they can't use any light because it would draw enemy fire. I don't know...
  • My Daddy---A Bed Time Story

    12/13/2016 1:15:48 AM PST · by Steve Newton
    To some one enduring the "wolf" hour
  • Vote For Ryan Behm at Rare Eagle

    12/12/2016 1:02:22 PM PST · by Portcall24
    Rare Eagle Bourbon Web Page ^ | 12 Dec 2016 | Vanity
    Oliver North asked for a vote for Ryan as a Rare Eagle. Here's the details: Ryan Behm is an extraordinary young man who served our nation in combat and continues to serve by helping injured Servicemembers heal the silent wounds of war through his work. He served in the Army as a combat medic and was exposed to the horrors of war, yet he has found peace and comfort through his strong faith and in helping others who have gone through the same thing. Ryan has been working at a non-profit organization that supports the military and through events like...
  • First Look: Colt M16A1 Reissue

    12/07/2016 4:54:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 91 replies
    gundigest.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | Drew Warden
    The classic M16A1 was the iconic rifle of the Vietnam War. It was issued to the vast majority of U.S. soldiers during the conflict, and it’s general success in combat led to its continued service in the U.S. armed forces in varied forms over the years. And of course it wasn’t too long before the M16’s popularity translated to the civilian market as well.Luckily, earlier this summer at the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville, Kentucky, Colt teased the release of a reproduction, semi-auto-only M16A1 that faithfully replicates the look and features of the original, Vietnam-era rifle....
  • U.S. Marine Killed in WWII 73 Years Ago Returns Home

    11/30/2016 3:31:02 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Nov. 29, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    A young Marine killed in the bloody World War II Battle of Tarawa has finally been brought home and has been laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. Pfc. Wilbur C. Mattern was 23 years old when he was killed on November 21, 1943, the second day of the three-day battle to take the atoll back from the Japanese. He was found earlier this year by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), whose function is to search for missing American servicemembers around the world, identify them and return them home for proper burial with honors. Mattern was buried on the...
  • Cursing linked to higher intelligence

    11/18/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 92 replies
    CBS Local Los Angeles ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jennifer Kastner
    Benjamin Bergen is the author of the book: “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.” “It turns out that there are amazing things you can find out about how the mind works, how the brain works, people’s human sociality just by looking at profanity,” he explained. The professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego said cursing could be linked to higher intelligence. “It turns out that on average, the ones who swear the most also have the biggest vocabulary overall,” Bergen added.
  • USS Morrison

    11/12/2016 5:14:19 AM PST · by KYBeagle · 4 replies
    The first attack on Morrison, a main target as fighter-director ship, was a suicide run by a "Zeke"
  • USS Forrestal Fire Golf of Tonkin 1967

    11/11/2016 5:48:58 AM PST · by Revski · 41 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 11/11/2016 | Revski
    Mat the Lord Jesus, love, mercy and grace always be with American military/heroes. This happened in the Golf of Tonkin, south china sea.
  • Breaking – US Army to Abandon Camo Update; Vows to Reinstate OD

    10/30/2016 8:54:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies
    In a shocking move, Army officials have confided in Soldier Systems Daily that they plan to abandon the Camouflage Improvement Effort that has left Soldiers without an effective camouflage pattern despite several years and tens of millions of dollars.
  • VETERAN ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

    10/28/2016 6:23:02 AM PDT · by Newt 2012 · 4 replies
    DonnyOmalley.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | Donny O'Malley
    VETERAN ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION Please understand what this network is all about, then figure out how to be an asset. In order to get this off the ground without venture capitalists buying equity and taking control, we need to create a highly efficient team and crowdfund the money ourselves. A highly efficient team doesn’t need a leader barking orders and handing out tasks to followers who are waiting to be told what to do. It needs a group of highly motivated and proficient individuals who understand the mission and intent, and work together to accomplish the mission. If you don’t know...
  • USAA Position on sponsoring the NFL

    10/04/2016 11:27:09 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 22 replies
    USAA ^ | September 26 / 10:52 AM | Vanity
    Here is the official response I got from USAA on their NFL sponsorship: Thank you for your response. USAA is proud to serve as the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL, and our sponsorship is a reflection of our mission and commitment to serving the military community. We have no plans to end our role as the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL. The NFL provides a great platform through which we can raise awareness about and appreciation for America's military and their families. We are proud to work with great players like Army veteran and Pittsburg Steeler...
  • When Cadets At A US Airforce Academy Realized Their Janitor Was Medal Of Honor War Hero

    09/29/2016 12:54:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    warhistoryonline.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Jeff Edwards
    Perhaps it was the way he carried himself in an unassuming and humble manner, but day after day hundreds of Air Force Academy cadets would pass this janitor in the hall oblivious to the greatness that was among them. In the mid-1970s, William Crawford might spend one day sweeping the halls and another cleaning the bathrooms, but it was a day approximately 30 years prior that would create for him a special place in the history of war. In 1943 in Italy, the only thing Private William Crawford was cleaning out was German machine gun nest and bunkers.Under heavy...
  • Military Update: House votes faster firings at VA, speedier VA claim appeals

    09/17/2016 9:18:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | TOM PHILPOTT
    The House voted 310-116 Wednesday to arm the Department of Veterans Affairs, exclusively among federal departments, with tougher employee “accountability” tools to punish misconduct and better protect whistleblowers. It’s the latest political fallout from the patient wait time scandal of 2014 and multiple smaller investigations into misbehaving VA supervisors and staff that have become the primary focus of the House Veterans Affairs Committee under chairman Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) who is to retire January. The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 (HR 5620), introduced by Miller in July, would provide new authorities for VA to withhold financial...
  • Service members petitioning to be allowed to have beards again

    09/07/2016 2:56:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    popularmilitary.com ^ | Sep. 2, 2016 | Andy Wolf
    American service members are petitioning for the return of beards to the US military, with their petition now containing well over 10,000 signatures. According to the petition page “Beards for Military“ on change.org, the writers of the petition call for the return of the long-gone tradition of tasteful facial hair on service members, citing a boost in morale. “All I want is to be able to grow a beard,” the petition reads, as penned by Ed Beebe. “I want to grow long locks of love on my face that will make me feel like a manly man. It is...
  • HELP IDENTIFY MAN'S BRACELET

    09/04/2016 6:43:54 PM PDT · by WHATNEXT? · 68 replies
    ME | ME
    I have found a heavy, maybe silver chain, man's bracelet that has the word "SCHWERENNOTER" then the persons name on a flat plate between the chain. It also has July 25 72. On the underside it says "Yankee Kraut Pact" On the underside it also has this: Na IT PH 2 SB 2 TA PA I SB 2 TA ATT Can anybody help me with this? Or maybe suggest were I might be able to get information
  • WW2 veteran on overhearing "You can't bomb an Ideology"

    07/24/2016 5:21:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 101 replies
    July 24, 2016
    Quote from a WWII veteran overhearing someone say that `You can't bomb an ideology." "The hell you can't. Because we did it. These Muslims are no different than the Imperial Japanese. The Japs had their suicide bombers too. And we stopped them. What it takes is the resolve and will to use a level of brutality and violence that your generations can't stomach. And until you can, this shit won't stop. It took us on the beaches with bullets, clearing out caves with flame throwers, and men like LeMay burning down their cities killing people by the tens of thousands....
  • National Vietnam veterans foundation donation - scam?

    07/10/2016 2:25:12 PM PDT · by freebird5850 · 29 replies
    A telemarketer called and asked me to donate. They want me to send my payment to PO Box 44260 West Allis WI. I looked up the website and they are located in Washington D.C. Another google search brought up a story by the Washington Times showing the CEO driving away in a Rolls Royce. Other searches state this is the worst place to give donations. Please provide any info you have. I have donated to them is years past but something here just doesn't feel right. Thanks in advance.
  • Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers Pearl Harbor survivor honored in Tombstone

    06/30/2016 12:44:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    TOMBSTONE — Nelson Mitchell drew cheers and salutes from spectators lining Tombstone’s Allen Street, as he waved to the crowd from the back of an antique convertible. Mitchell served as grand marshal for the eighth annual Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers parade on Saturday, a celebration that commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers and honored Mitchell, the last African American survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. “He’s a celebrity,” said Charles Hancock, president of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers, an organization based out of Sierra Vista. “He was clearly the star attraction for today’s ceremony and...
  • Military Update: Vet groups uniting to oppose privatized care, defend VA

    06/25/2016 2:53:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | TOM PHILPOT
    The nation’s leading veteran services organizations are rallying behind the Department of Veterans Affairs and its beleaguered health care system, touting the experience of staff, the breadth of services and its holistic approach to care delivery that they argue the private sector cannot match. The VSOs are warning of politicians and groups with agendas that constantly criticize VA health care, refuse to acknowledge reforms and thus advance a camouflaged campaign to dismantle VA health care. They also say it is time to better educate their own members on actions being taken to improve to the healthcare system that millions of...
  • A Pure Miracle

    06/06/2016 4:40:45 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 12 replies
    Indiana University Press ^ | 06-12-1944 | Ernie Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 – Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline. Submerged tanks and overturned...
  • The Horrible Waste of War

    06/06/2016 4:39:03 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 17 replies
    Indiana Univerity Press ^ | 06-16-1944 | Erine Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 – I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn’t know they were in the water, for they were dead. The water was full of squishy little jellyfish about the size of your hand. Millions of them. In the center each of them had a green design exactly like a four-leaf clover. The good-luck emblem. Sure. Hell yes. I...
  • A Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish

    06/06/2016 4:37:33 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 7 replies
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches. But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe. Here in a jumbled row for mile on mile are soldiers’ packs. Here are socks and shoe polish,...
  • In Memory of a Fallen Comrade

    05/30/2016 9:58:45 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 16 replies
    Vanity | May 30, 2016 | Donald J. Taylor
    In Memory of a Fallen Comrade I write this in memory of one we left behind, MSG William B. Hunt, U.S. Army Special Forces, MIA, November 5, 1966. It is an account of the sacrifice he made to his country, to his comrades, and to the Vietnamese people. In November 1966, SSG Hunt and I served together at Special Forces ODA Camps under Detachment B-32, 5th Special Forces Group, Tay Ninh Province, in the Republic of Vietnam. Hunt was with ODA-322 at Camp Suoi DA, and I was assigned to ODA-323 at Camp Trai Bi. Our camps were about 30...
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon Presents: The Greatest Beer Run Ever

    04/26/2016 11:06:46 PM PDT · by Talisker · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Merchant marine decides to bring beer to his buddies in Viet Nam. True story. Great video.
  • happy birthday little bill

    03/10/2016 8:31:55 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 9 replies
    father time ^ | 3/10/16 | RaceBannon
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BILL!
  • What will beneficiaries gain from higher TRICARE fees?

    02/27/2016 4:42:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tom Philpott
    As they review the Defense Department’s latest plan to raise TRICARE fees and co-pays, particularly for working-age retirees and their families, key congressional panels are asking what beneficiaries can expect in return. Faster appointments, more evening clinic hours, more physicians spending more time seeing patients and more base hospitals operating at full capacity were some answers given this week by military healthcare leaders. Perhaps the most important commitment came from Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, who said he, along with the new director of the Defense Health Agency, Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, and the...
  • Hotes Foundation donates advanced wheelchairs to wounded US Vets.

    02/17/2016 9:29:00 AM PST · by rorybagleys · 7 replies
    After seeing FOX News commentator Bill O'Reilly's efforts to help severely wounded United States military veterans regain their mobility with all-terrain track wheelchairs, Richard Hotes was so moved by the gesture that he decided to help. Hotes Foundation volunteers created an obstacle course and, with the help of injured veterans, tested more than 10 types of track chairs. When none of the vehicles met the veterans' expectations, volunteers chose the best available option and worked on a complete redesign with the chairs' manufacturer. After a year of development and testing, a suitable track chair was created and Hotes Foundation volunteers...
  • The VA is a corrupt medical care system that must be abolished

    02/16/2016 4:39:31 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 72 replies
    self | 2/16/16 | racebannon
    on hold with the VA for almost a full hour post op complications, maybe neighbor said my wounds are warm, they are all asking me to go to ER VA finally answers. I was so angry, I told her I was waiting 55 minutes for someone to answer the phone, what is going on?? she said, "Do you need any help from me?" I said, "I am not sure, I think I might need to go to the ER." She said, "Well, then, just go." Didn't want to discuss symptoms with me at all, anything about my condition, nothing to...
  • Vanity: Trump's charity list

    01/28/2016 7:33:44 PM PST · by BlueNgold · 6 replies
    Cspan1 ^ | 28 January 2016 | BnG
    Mr. Trump mentioned at the end of the program that he had posted in the lobby a list of charities to which the money would go. I am very glad he said he was being careful about which organizations were chosen to ensure the funds go to benefit veterans. So the question, can anyone find a copy of the list to post? . . . I think it would be great information to get out publicly.
  • Trump’s New Year’s resolution: ‘Help the veterans’

    12/29/2015 5:03:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    theamericanmirror.com ^ | December 27, 2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    During an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Sunday morning, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was asked what his New Year's resolution is for 2016. "The big picture is to make America great again," Trump said, "but we have to help the veterans. Veterans are being treated horribly." Watch Video here...
  • Operation Desert Storm, Out of Death, Life

    12/26/2015 8:08:44 AM PST · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/26/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    At a local cemetery and at the grave site of a American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of the (Golf war of Iraq); who was the first pilot shot down in the, Operation Desert Storm, and his remains were found in the Iraq about 18 years later. I sing A-Capella the hymn, Revive Us Again, written by; John J. Husband. This video is only 1 min. 33 seconds and I believe to be informative. A flock of geese from Canada, stopped to rest and eat.
  • Denial of benefits

    Read http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3376638/posts before you cuss
  • HOW TO TELL YOU'RE AN OLD SOLDIER... (Are you an Old Soldier Like ME?)

    12/23/2015 5:14:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 68 replies
    Have a Look and Feal Old. http://www.nbc-links.com/oldsoldiers2.html
  • Till We Meet Again

    12/21/2015 9:01:08 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/21/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    It has been said, Christian never say goodbye. This song, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by Jeremiah E. Rankin. I sing choirs only.
  • 71 YEARS AGO .. THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE

    12/17/2015 11:43:35 PM PST · by knarf · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | DECEMBER 18, 2015 | KNARF
    45 MINUTES
  • Honoring Our American Veteran

    12/11/2015 5:37:27 PM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/11/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    (This is the first visit at Scott's resting place) I stopped at a local cemetery and at the grave site of a American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of the (Gulf war; Operation Desert Storm Iraq); he was the first pilot shot down and his remains were found in the desert of Iraq about 18 years later. I sing A-Capella the hymn, Down At The Cross. At the beginning and end of this video a flock of Canadian Geese stopped to rest and eat.
  • American Veteran Capt. M. Scott Speicher

    12/09/2015 5:56:10 AM PST · by Revski · 12 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/09/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Again at the local cemetery and at the grave site of a American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of the (Golf war of Iraq); first pilot shot down and his remains were found in the desert of Iraq about 18 years later. Beginning and end of this video a flock of Canadian Geese stopped to rest and eat. The shot hymn in this video is; ( Hallelujah Thine The Glory ).
  • the night they gunned down Santa Claus...

    12/05/2015 7:06:29 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 24 replies
    Marine Corps Lore ^ | 1967 | Chet lynn
    The Night They Gunned Down Santa Claus by Chet Lynn There's strange things done 'neath the Vietnamese sun but the thing that locked my jaws was the night 'neath the moon, the third platoon gunned down Santa Claus. It started off right just another night, you had to spend in the dirt, security was out, .360 about with fifty percent alert. We had 81s and naval guns our tanks were track to track, an ontos or so an arty FO with barrages back to back. I froze where I stood 'cause out of the wood eight horses came charging along,...
  • Death & Life

    11/27/2015 6:59:30 PM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/27/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I stopped at a local cemetery and at the grave site of a American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of the (Golf war of Iraq); he was the first pilot shot down and his remains were found in the Iraq about 18 years later. I sing A-Capella the hymn, Down At The Cross. At the beginning and end of this video a flock of Canadian Geese stopped to rest and eat.
  • Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez passes away

    11/21/2015 8:36:51 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 34 replies
    koat.com ^ | 21 Nov, 2015 | By Royale Da
    Editor's note: All flags on the Navajo Nation will be flown at half-staff until June 8 in honor of Nez. Nez's public viewing will take place June 9 from 5-8 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. A mass will be held June 10 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. A graveside service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery from 1:30-2:15 p.m. 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...
  • Over 1,000 turn out for unclaimed veteran's funeral

    11/17/2015 3:04:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    wthr.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Mary Milz
    INDIANAPOLIS - Over 1,000 well-wishers have turned out for the funeral of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who died with no family to plan his final arrangements. There was an overflow crowd at the Lawrence United Methodist Church Tuesday morning for the funeral of Billy Aldridge. He died last month at the age of 80 at a local nursing home. When WTHR shared Mr. Aldridge's story on our Facebook page, the response was overwhelming, with thousands of Facebook fans sharing the post and commenting. Legacy Funeral Home asked the public to help give him a dignified funeral. Turnout is...
  • A Veteran's Day Tribute from a VA Nurse

    11/10/2015 3:00:20 AM PST · by Portcall24 · 4 replies
    allnurses ^ | 11 Nov 14 | dantheman0904, ADN, RN
    I have worked for the VA for quite a number of years, and I have taken care of countless veterans into their finals hours and then some. I was always touched by the post mortem procedures that the VA had in place. Upon the pronouncement of death and after the family has had ample time to say goodbye, the nursing staff is to prepare the body for transport to the morgue. After preparation, the body is transferred to the morgue's gurney, the lid is placed on top. A black canvas backed shroud cover is arranged over the lid, and an...
  • Col Paul D Bunker, USA, DSM

    11/03/2015 4:24:56 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Paul Delmont Bunker (May 7, 1881 – March 16, 1943) was an American football player and soldier. Bunker attended the U.S. Military Academy and became the first football player at West Point to be selected as a first-team All-American by Walter Camp. Bunker was chosen as an All-American at the tackle position in 1901 and repeated as an All-American in 1902, but as a halfback. He served in the U.S. Army for 40 years and was in command of the coastal artillery forces in the Battle of Corregidor. On the fall of Corregidor, Bunker became a prisoner of war. He...