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  • Zelenskiy awards Hero of Ukraine to PoW killed by Russian forces

    03/13/2023 4:05:09 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 12, 2023 | Lorenzo Tondo
    President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has awarded the Hero of Ukraine to a soldier whose execution by machine gun fire was filmed by Russian forces. The soldier was identified as Oleksandr Igorevich Matsievskyi by Ukraine’s security services after speculation about his identity followed the publishing of the grim video that captured his death. In his nightly address, Zelenskiy said Matsievskyi had become a symbol of resistance to the Ukrainian people. “Today I conferred the title of Hero of Ukraine upon Oleksandr Matsievskyi, a soldier,” he said. “A man whom all Ukrainians will know. A man who will be remembered for ever. For...
  • How Jimmy Carter became a post-White House progressive hero

    02/26/2023 10:25:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    The hill ^ | 02/26/2023 | HANNA TRUDO
    Jimmy Carter’s post-presidential life outshined the time he spent at the White House and won him the praise of the progressive left — a more dominant part of the Democratic Party 42 years after the end of his presidency. Carter, 98, is a figure beloved by many Democrats in 2023 despite the difficulties of his administration. He’s respected for creating a footprint as a global humanitarian and peacebuilder in a bitterly divided world. To liberals, his imprint on their movement is especially profound. “President Carter promoted progressive issues well before they became mainstream,” said Joseph Geevarghese, executive director of Our...
  • US Marine runs into gunfire, providing lifesaving aid to victim in Waikiki shooting

    01/25/2023 5:03:56 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | January 25, 2023 | HNN Staff
    [Video] Your top local headlines for Wednesday, January 25, 2023. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- A hero has emerged from a shooting in Waikiki that happened earlier this month. Marine Corps Sgt. Amed Issa said he was in a bar when shots were heard from outside on Lewers Street on Jan. 6. Issa said he thought someone was trying to enter the bar with a gun, so he followed his instincts and ran towards the sound of shots. That’s where he saw gunmen firing at a downed victim. After the two suspects fled, Issa began to treat the victim who was...
  • Moment hero veteran takes down a knife-wielding man yelling 'I'm going to start cutting you all up' in a South Carolina Walmart by smacking him over the head with a stanchion

    01/13/2023 8:49:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 13, 2023 | Ruth Bashinsky
    A hero military veteran jumped into action to take down a knife-wielding man threatening to stab shoppers at a South Carolina Walmart - by smashing him over the head with a metal pole. Video shows the unidentified man dressed in red hoodie swearing and shouting on the floor of the Walmart located in Columbia, SC demanding $20. The man is seen waving his knife yelling, 'I'm going to start cutting you all up,' as horrified bystanders stand by during the incident that took place on January 4th around 2pm. One of the store managers tried to confront the suspect, but...
  • PICTURED: Robber, 30, who was killed in Houston restaurant by vigilante: Criminal was ALREADY on bond for assault and spent SIX years in jail for armed robbery - but jury will now decide if 'hero' customer, 46, who 'protected everyone' will face charges

    01/10/2023 11:18:14 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 245 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2023
    A Texas grand jury will decide whether or not criminal charges should be brought against a customer who shot and killed a robber in a Houston taqueria last week. Eric Eugene Washington, 30, died after being shot nine times - with one bullet hitting him execution-style in the head - by a vigilante customer who was said to be 'protecting everyone' in the Texas restaurant. It can now be revealed that Washington already had a lengthy rap sheet. He was already on bond for domestic violence for attacking his girlfriend during the ambush - and he previously spent six years...
  • Surveillance Photos of Male Wanted for Questioning in Fatal Shooting at 6873 South Gessner Road (Turn in the hero)

    01/07/2023 3:16:27 PM PST · by rey · 52 replies
    Houston police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect at 6873 South Gessner Road about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 5). Surveillance photos of the male and his vehicle, a 1970s or ’80s model pickup truck with no bed, are attached to this news release. Investigators want to speak with the man for his role in the shooting. No charges have been filed. The identity of the deceased male suspect, believed to be in his 20s, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic...
  • Missouri woman tracks down, kills alleged carjackers at gas station

    12/24/2022 11:25:27 AM PST · by Levy78 · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/24/22 | Peter Aitken
    Demesha Coleman, 35, was charged Thursday with two counts of murder, one count of assault and three counts of armed criminal action after shooting and killing Darius Jackson, 19, and Joseph Farrar, 49. Police found Farrar next to a gas pump with a gunshot to the torso and Jackson was on the ground next to the car, also shot in the torso. A third man sustained a gunshot to the head during the shootout, but survived, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It remains unclear which of the three men, if any, may have stolen the vehicle.
  • Donny Deutsch: ‘American Hero’ Liz Cheney Is ‘Presidential Timber’

    12/23/2022 9:30:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/23/2022 | Pam Key
    MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch said Friday on “Morning Joe” that outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was an “American hero” and potential future president. Co-host Willie Geist said, “Let’s keep moving on our brands up, Liz Cheney, for her work on the January 6 Committee.” Deutsch said, “She’s truly, I think, the American hero of the year as far as Americans go. She lost her job. It’s one thing to go out on a line and stand up and take a stand. It’s another thing when you’re sacrificing. This is the whole problem we see with Republicans. Not one of them,...
  • 70-year-old Marine veteran fighting for his life after braving devastating rowhouse explosion to rescue strangers

    11/27/2022 1:51:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies ^ | November 27, 2022 | PAUL SACCA
    A 70-year-old Marine veteran from Maryland is fighting for his life after valiantly storming into a rowhouse that exploded so that he could rescue two strangers from the devastating blast. Terry Bagley was walking to the local market in the Pigtown neighborhood in Baltimore to purchase some items for his family's Thanksgiving meal when an explosion erupted at a rowhouse around 2 p.m. on Thursday. Bagley jumped into action and bravely ran into the fiery building, looking for anyone who needed assistance in escaping. The explosion destroyed one rowhouse and damaged several others. Bagley was able to rescue a 16-year-old...
  • Soldier killed in WWII to be buried in home state of WVa

    11/23/2022 7:47:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 23, 2022
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia soldier killed during World War II has been accounted for, the military said. Army Cpl. Joseph H. Gunnoe, 21, of Charleston, was reported missing in action in November 1944 in Germany. He was declared killed in action after the war, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Tuesday. Gunnoe was assigned to Company G, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. His unit captured the town of Vossenack, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, on Nov. 2 but was forced to withdraw four days later. Scientists used DNA, anthropological evidence and circumstantial evidence to identify the...
  • When Cadets At The US Air Force Academy Realized Their Janitor Was Medal Of Honor War Hero

    11/11/2022 4:21:10 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    War History Online ^ | May 21, 2017 | 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.
  • WWII hero and brave gay rights activist Rupert ‘Twink’ Starr turns 100

    08/18/2022 2:23:58 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    NYPost ^ | 08/18/2022 | Natalie O'Neill
    He’s a century old and still fabulous. A heroic World War II veteran who bravely spoke up for gay rights in the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” era celebrated his 100th birthday with a snazzy rainbow-colored hat and matching birthday cake last month. Rupert “Twink” Starr — an LGBTQ activist who earned a Bronze Star for his bravery during the Battle of the Bulge — threw a birthday bash with pals at his home in Columbus, Ohio, on July 16, according to reports. At the party, the spunky centenarian wore flamboyantly decorated pink costume glasses and a hat topped with rainbows...
  • Update: Eli Dicken stopped the mall shooter in 15 seconds flat, landing 8 out of 10 shots from his 9mm (Glock) at 40 freaking yards!

    07/19/2022 7:58:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 220 replies ^ | July 19, 2022 | NTB Staff
    ~~~~~~~~~SNIP~~~Eli Dicken - Photo Courtesy: Attorney Guy A. RelfordDicken reportedly hit the bad guy from 40 yards away with his 9mm Glock on the very first shot.(Chief) Ison explained to WRTV, Dicken's first shot at the gunman was from 40-50 yards away and it appeared the very first shot hit the gunman.Dicken was able to hit the gunman with additional rounds.On Tuesday, Johnson County Coroner Mike Pruitt said an autopsy found the suspect had eight gunshot wounds and none were self-inflicted.He fired 10 shots, so he landed 80% of his shots at that range!!! If you aren't familiar with guns,...
  • Elisjsha Dicken: Good Samaritan Named in Greenwood Mall Shooting

    07/18/2022 12:01:58 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 78 replies
    heavy ^ | 7/18/2022 | jessica mcbride
    Elisjsha Dicken is being praised as a hero for stopping the shooting suspect accused of gunning down three people and wounding two at Greenwood Mall in Indiana. The gunman, named by the county coroner as Jonathan Sapirman, was shot and killed at the scene by the Good Samaritan, as officials have dubbed Dicken, confirmed Mayor Mark W. Myers, who released a statement shared by police on Facebook. Dicken’s name was released by authorities on Monday, July 18, 2022. He was carrying the gun lawfully, police said. He is 22 years old. As of 9:40 p.m., he wrote, the police had...
  • Hero teen, 16, dives into alligator-infested Mississippi river to rescue three girls AND cop from drowning after car sank

    07/07/2022 11:25:05 AM PDT · by algore · 50 replies
    A Mississippi teenager is being hailed as a hero after he jumped into an alligator-infested river to rescue three girls and a police officer from drowning. Corion Evans, 16, was on the shore of the Pascagoula River early Sunday morning when he and his friends saw a car drive over a boat launch and sink into the water. The three girls in the car had driven off Interstate-10 straight into the water after trying to follow the directions on their GPS at around 2.30am, according to WLOX. As they reached about 20ft from shore, their car began to sink. 'They...
  • Decorated Ukrainian Commander Andrii Verkhohliad Dies Fighting; Video of Motivational Speech Goes Viral

    06/29/2022 12:52:46 PM PDT · by · 10 replies ^ | June 24, 2022 | Anshu Seth
    Major Andrii Verkhohliad, a decorated Ukrainian military officer, has lost his life while fighting for his country. The news of Verkhohliad's death was confirmed by 72nd Mechanized Brigade in a Facebook post on Thursday. A video of Verkhohliad in which he speaks about "Ukrainian Victory" being the only goal has gone viral on social media. The social media is abuzz with comments as the followers have once again lambasted Russia for Ukraine invasion. A large number of social media followers have condoled the death of Verkhohliad, one of the best commanders of 72nd Mechanized Brigade. Popularly referred to as the...
  • America's Last World War II Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies

    06/29/2022 11:00:04 AM PDT · by luvie · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 29, 2022 | Anders Hagstrom | Fox News
    Hershel "Woody" Williams, America's last surviving World War II veteran to have received a Medal of Honor, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday morning. Williams, 98, was the last of the 473 American service members who received a Medal of Honor in WWII. Williams spent his final days with family at a hospital in his home state of West Virginia. Family members called on Americans to pray for him on Tuesday."As he lives out his last days, we welcome and appreciate any additional prayers lifted up on behalf of Woody and his family," his family said in a statement...
  • Raskin: Pence was a hero on Jan. 6 for resisting ‘pressure campaigns’ and ‘coercive efforts’

    06/19/2022 9:28:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/19/2022 | Olafiamihan oshin
    Rep Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said on Sunday that former Vice President Mike Pence was a hero on Jan 6, 2021 for resisting pressure to overturn the 2020 election from former President Trump and his allies. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” moderator Chuck Todd asked Raskin, a member of the select House panel investigating Jan. 6 if he considers Pence a hero for defying Trump’s orders.
  • Off Duty BORTAC Agent Drove 40 Miles To Storm the Uvalde School and Take Down the Killer

    05/28/2022 2:38:34 PM PDT · by TChad · 87 replies ^ | 5-27-22 | John Boch
    The more that comes out about the botched police response in Uvalde, Texas, the worse it looks for the local cops. It turns out that while UPD officers waited for a key or some such nonsense, an off-duty Border Patrol tactical agent drove 40 miles from having lunch to storm the school and neutralize the social misfit killer. Not only did the Border Patrol agent not get to finish his lunch, he needed staples to close a grazing bullet wound to his head.
  • California church shooting victim hailed a hero: 'He sacrificed himself so others could live'

    05/16/2022 12:59:24 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 13 replies
    Fox 11 Los Angeles ^ | May 16, 2022 | Alexa Mae Asperin
    LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. - The heroic actions of a Laguna Niguel doctor who died while trying to save fellow parishioners during Sunday's shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church are being described by authorities as "literally the meeting of good versus evil." He has been identified as Dr. John Cheng, 52, according to Orange County officials. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Cheng "took heroic actions that day," officials said. According to witnesses, Cheng charged the suspect, 68-year-old David Chou of Las Vegas in an attempt to disarm him, which allowed other parishioners to intervene. A pastor threw a chair...