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    10/08/2013 4:55:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 45 replies
    GretaWire ^ | 10/08/13 | GretaWire
    OLLIE NORTH RAISING MONEY TO SEND FAMILIES TO DOVER TO RECEIVE THE REMAINS OF THE KILLED SOLDIERS TOMORROW I called Ollie North when I learned that Pentagon won’t pay for the families of the killed soldiers to travel to tomorrow’s transfer of remains ceremony on Dover Air Force Base. Ollie – like you, like I am – is outraged. He is scrambling to see if he can locate the families of the killed soldier and to raise money to get them to Dover. Time is running out (the remains of our heroes arrive tomorrow) but we are trying. This is...
  • Memorial Day May 2013 We Buried Another Veteran Today

    05/24/2013 6:37:04 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | May 24, 2013 | Major Van Harl, USAF Ret.
    We buried another veteran today. He went to his God, from us, he went away. This one was young, in the prime of his life. He left twin children and a very courageous wife. It wasn’t a bullet, a plane crash or a bomb. It was cancer, and he just finally, could not hold on. He fought “it” like a military campaign. But the time came to surrender, to end his earthly pain. He knew he would be fine in the presence of his Lord. But what about his twins, those children he adored? Will they grow strong and at...
  • Veterans For Constitutional Restoration (VetsCoR) Is BACK!

    01/14/2013 9:44:24 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 31 replies
    VetsCoR ^ | January 14, 2013 | A Navy Vet
    Veterans for Constitutional Restoration (VetsCoR) is back in business. We are looking for Patriots with administrative, public relations, and leadership skills! All are welcomed aboard. Our mission is simple: We adhere to the Founding Fathers' principles that once built a free world or lose our heritage and everything it stood for. There is no in-between any longer. Want to fight for liberty? We are going to once again give you the tools. Stand by... Rodger Hunter Neil E. Wright
  • Marines honor, stand guard over dying boy

    06/04/2012 5:42:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    Fellowship of the minds ^ | 6/4/2012 | DCG
    From This is one of those stories that just wrench your heart: a little boy who fought the good fight and loved the Marines. And the Marines reached out, and loved him back. As a former Army paratrooper, Ranger, Pathfinder, and combat infantry commander, I continue my lifelong admiration for the United States Marines. There is something in their esprit de corps the Army can only achieve in local unit bursts. They are a national treasure, and I thank God they’re on our side. “If the Army or the Navy ever get to Heaven’s scene, they will find those...
  • Consider The Other Side of the "Longoria Affair"

    01/08/2012 7:03:56 AM PST · by texanyankee · 4 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 7, 2012 | Bob Richter
    "Sixty-three years ago this week something happened in Three Rivers, 80 miles south of here, that put the town on Page 1 of the Jan. 13, 1949, New York Times: “GI of Mexican Origin, Denied Rights in Texas, to Be Buried in Arlington.” And, said Walter Winchell, renowned radio newsman of the day: “The state of Texas, which looms so large on the map, certainly looks small tonight.” The story became a blot on Three Rivers and was a catalyst for the American GI Forum and the spread of civil rights and pride among Mexican Americans here and elsewhere. However,...
  • Problems possible with nearly 65,000 Arlington graves, report says

    12/23/2011 6:00:30 AM PST · by shove_it · 10 replies
    WaPoo ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | Christian Davenport
    After a year-long effort to account for every grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Army officials said Thursday that there might be problems, some as minor as typographical errors in paper records, with nearly 65,000 sites — or one-quarter of the graves at the nation’s most prominent military burial ground. In a highly anticipated report, mandated by Congress last year after the discovery of misidentified remains, the cemetery cited monumental challenges in completing the task: missing Civil War-era logs, illegible headstones and burial procedures that changed significantly over the 150-year history of the site. “In a lot of cases, the marker...
  • VJ Day Open Thread: ‘My Father Served in World War II’(Tell Your Story)

    08/15/2010 5:59:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 152 replies · 2+ views ^ | Aug. 15, 2010 | Frank Ross
    Today is the 65th Anniversary of VJ Day, or Victory over Japan Day. Did your Dad or other relatives serve against Japan in WWII?
  • Learning the meaning of Memorial Day

    05/30/2010 4:08:45 PM PDT · by lightman · 10 replies · 234+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | 28 May AD 2010 | DAVE SHULTZ
    Learning the meaning of Memorial Day DAVE SHULTZ Updated: 05/28/2010 03:19:06 PM EDT How does one measure the value of freedom? I began to learn the answer to this question as a teen, and in the strangest of places. Growing up in New Freedom, I belonged to the town's drum corps. It was a given that whenever the town had an event, the drum corps would perform. Such was the case every year on the last Monday in May. We'd get into formation in the church parking lot on the edge of town, the drum corps, antique cars, the Boy...
  • Opening arguments begin in court-martial of Navy SEAL in Iraq

    04/21/2010 3:43:14 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies · 589+ views
    Pilot online ^ | 4/21/10 | Lara Jakes
    Opening arguments began Wednesday in the court-martial of a Navy SEAL accused in the abuse of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the killings in 2004 of four U.S. private security contractors. Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, wearing his blue Navy uniform, appeared in a military courtroom at the Victory Base Camp outside Baghdad to answer charges of dereliction of duty and impeding an official investigation. He has pleaded not guilty.
  • Brothers first to serve together as Tomb guards

    03/07/2010 9:17:07 AM PST · by shove_it · 9 replies · 103+ views
    DC Military ^ | 4 Mar 10 | Debra Preitkis-Jones
    Timing is everything. Two Soldier-brothers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) made history Feb. 19. It happened while many of us were getting ready for work. It happened as the sun was rising over the sacred grounds, at Arlington National Cemetery. And it happened in front of friends and Family. On this day, Spc. Mathew Brisiel and his brother, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Brisiel, became the first brothers to serve as Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknowns at the same time. Mathew Brisiel joined his brother in receiving the honored Tomb Badge. During the ceremony, Brisiel repeated...
  • Senate vote today, November 19th: Disabled vets care versus subsidies for the UN bureaucracy

    11/18/2009 2:20:39 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 124 replies · 5,286+ views
    <p>Contact your Senators and let them know what you think!</p> <p>U.S. veterans or subsidies for United Nations (U.N.) bureaucracy.</p>
  • Government Recognizes More Illnesses Tied To Agent Orange Exposure

    11/11/2009 2:54:09 PM PST · by raybbr · 9 replies · 569+ views ^ | 11-11-2009 | AMANDA FALCONE
    Mike Forgach doesn't remember exactly when he was exposed to Agent Orange, but he knows the experience changed him forever. The 65-year-old Newington resident blames Agent Orange, a defoliant with a dioxin byproduct used during the Vietnam War, for the prostate cancer that he was diagnosed with in 2003. Acknowledging the association, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has granted Forgach, who served in the Army in Vietnam in the 1960s, health benefits and disability compensation. Forgach is one of millions of Vietnam War veterans who are getting benefits because of diseases that have been traced to Agent Orange exposure....
  • Vets For Freedom Unveils New Petition: "Give Our Generals What They Need" (Afghanistan)

    09/16/2009 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Vets for Freedom ^ | 16 SEPTEMBER 2009
    Contact: media@vetsforfreedom / (202) 338-4070 (Washington, DC) – Today, Vets For Freedom—the largest Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans organization in America—released an online petition urging President Obama to follow the request of the commanders on the ground in Afghanistan and allocate the troop-strength necessary to turn the war around. The “Give Our Generals What They Need” Petition calls upon the President to honor the forthcoming troop-level recommendations of General Stanley McChrystal and give our troops the same chance to succeed in Afghanistan that they had in Iraq following the Surge. The full petition can be found at: “Unlike Iraq,...

    07/25/2009 3:02:11 PM PDT · by LuvFreeRepublic · 43 replies · 1,810+ views
    Please join us in the campaign to show Gratitude to our US Military. Go the following link to the Gratitude Campaign and email the link to everyone you know: THE GRATITUDE FOR OUR MILITARY CAMPAIGNLet's show our military how grateful we are for their service all over this country. It's a neat video you can download to distribute in emails, thumbdrives, and any other way you can too. Thank you.
  • A Petition for Constitutional Restoration

    07/19/2009 1:09:36 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 109 replies · 2,294+ views
    The Petition Site ^ | 07/19/09 | Neil Wright, David Wright, Jeff Head
    CONSTITUTIONAL RESTORATION STATEMENT OF PURPOSE, PETITION AND DEMANDS We, the People of these United States, who are the source of authority for the Federal Government and its very existence, do hereby petition and demand that all Federal officials, elected and appointed, review their Oaths of Office which they freely and solemnly swore to or affirmed, without mental reservation of purpose of evasion, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and bear true faith and allegiance to the same. We petition and demand that these Federal officials, who are but agents of...
  • Don't Honor John Murtha

    03/18/2009 9:32:54 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 32 replies · 1,528+ views
    Petition Online ^ | March 18, 2009
    View Current Signatures   -   Sign the Petition To:  Secretary of the Navy On March 5, 2009 Congressman John Murtha was awarded the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter. From the press release: It is the highest form of public service recognition bestowed by the Department of the Navy for a non-employee. According to the Department, nominations for this award will be limited to those extraordinary cases where individuals have demonstrated exceptionally outstanding service of substantial and long term benefit to the Navy, Marine Corps, or as Department...
  • Penny Wise and Disgusting (administration plan for private insurance for Vets)

    03/17/2009 2:05:36 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies · 1,113+ views
    JINSA ^ | March 17, 2009
    We weren't going to say a word about bank, automaker or insurance company bailouts with taxpayer dollars; economics are not really our thing. But an administration plan to save $540 million by forcing civilian insurance companies to cover claims by military veterans for service-related injuries is beyond the pale. For our government to propose such a scheme at the same time it is spending BILLIONS with not much accountability is disgusting. The idea surfaced in testimony by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki - a retired Army general who should know better. He told a Senate committee that the plan...
  • Leadership America is Longing For (LTC Allen West)

    08/03/2008 9:52:26 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies · 202+ views
    Democracy Project ^ | August 3, 2008 | Phil Orenstein
    Leadership America is Longing ForPhil Orenstein • August 3, 2008 • Uncategorized“Get to know him. Campaign for him. This is the leadership America is dying for,” says political blogger Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs who has been so electrified by the candidacy of Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West (US Army, Ret) that she has devoted an ongoing blog to the man and his message and to get Republicans and Conservatives from every corner of the country to focus on this race. I too am very excited from what I’ve recently learned about this man of integrity and his candidacy. Ultimately,...
  • PL 110-181: Veterans may now render the military salute to the flag.

    07/02/2008 8:51:23 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 60 replies · 2,964+ views
    U.S. Government Printing Office Web Site ^ | 28 Jan 2008 | United States Congress
    Public Law 110-181, Section 594: SEC. 594. CONDUCT BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS OUT OF UNIFORM DURING HOISTING, LOWERING, OR PASSING OF UNITED STATES FLAG. Section 9 of title 4, United States Code, is amended by striking ``all persons present'' and all that follows through the end of the section and inserting the following: ``all persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces [[Page 122 STAT. 139]] and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All other persons present should face the flag and stand...
  • West Answers Obama:Run as a Man and Leader

    06/22/2008 7:19:21 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 44 replies · 382+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2008 | Clarice Feldman
    In response to Obama's claim that Republicans will use race to stoke fear, Lt. Col Allen West, candidate for Congress in Florida's 22 District issued this release: My advice to Senator Obama is to run as a Man and Leader, and the American people will evaluate you as such, not as a victim. This is a Presidential race, based solely on a capacity to lead the United States of America. It is not about skin tone...however, perhaps we should come to expect these immature statements. It also seems rather humorous that the Presidential candidate who was supposed to be such...