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  • HANFORD, CALIFORNIA: 82-year-old Navy veteran Will Chartrand was stabbed to death yesterday while shopping for a birthday card. You didn’t hear about this story because it doesn’t fit the narrative.

    11/14/2023 7:38:43 AM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 4, 2023 | End Wokeness @EndWokeness
    HANFORD, CALIFORNIA: 82-year-old Navy veteran Will Chartrand was stabbed to death yesterday while shopping for a birthday card. You didn’t hear about this story because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
  • Army looking into 96-year-old Korean War veteran’s case after he sues for Purple Heart

    11/11/2023 4:51:43 PM PST · by Pol-92064 · 22 replies
    Fox News Web Site ^ | 11/11/2023 | M. Brotherton
    Seventy years after the Korean War ended, veteran Earl Meyer is still waiting for his Purple Heart. The 96-year-old Minnesotan can still feel the shrapnel that remains lodged in his leg that he says happened when his platoon came under heavy fire in June 1951. Doctors have said it’s too close to his sciatic nerve to remove. In recent years, at the urging of his daughters who he only opened up to about his war experiences as he got older, Meyer decided to apply for a Purple Heart, but he has repeatedly been denied as decades have faded positive proof.
  • 95-year-old veteran kicked out of nursing home to make way for migrant housing, lawmakers say

    09/26/2023 9:29:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | September 26, 2023 | Elizabeth Elkind
    A 95-year-old Korean War veteran said he was given less than two months’ notice to figure out where he was going to live after the nursing home he resided in was sold to become a facility for undocumented migrants. Veteran Frank Tammaro joined Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., a vocal critic of New York City’s handling of the migrant crisis, at a press conference on Monday to discuss the reported deal. "The thing I'm annoyed about is how they did it, it was very disgraceful what they did to the people in Island Shores," Tammaro said, referencing the assisted living facility...
  • Trump campaign calls Iraq veteran ‘lily-livered’ for flipping to DeSantis

    07/14/2023 12:37:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/2023 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    Former President Trump’s campaign described Iowa State Senator Jeff Reichman (R) as “lily-livered,” for flipping his endorsement to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) following Trump’s attack on Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) earlier this week. In a statement to The Hill, Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung stated, “There is no room for weak-kneed and lily-livered people on Team Trump.”
  • WW2 VETERAN: “Our country has gone to hell in a handbasket... That’s not what our boys died for ... ”

    07/11/2023 10:33:26 PM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 12 | MyLordBebo
    "That’s not what our boys died for”
  • Doc Todd, a rapper who helped other veterans feel 'Not Alone,' dies at 38

    05/28/2023 7:28:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    npr ^ | May 28, 20237:00 AM ET | elizabeth blair
    Sometimes he went by the nickname, Mik. To the thousands of people, especially veterans, who listened to his hip-hop, he was known as Doc Todd. George Michael Todd was a Navy corpsman who served in Afghanistan with the 2/8 Marines — known as "America's Battalion." He died in Atlanta earlier this month at the age of 38. The cause was sudden cardiac death, according to his wife, Abigail. In 2017, Todd told NPR his album Combat Medicine was intended to help fellow veterans heal. One of his most popular songs, "Not Alone" is about empowerment, "about taking charge of your...
  • How Veterans Benefits Could Be Delayed in June by a US Default

    05/16/2023 1:12:36 PM PDT · by grcuster · 31 replies ^ | May 15,2023 | Rebecca Kheel
    Billions of dollars of veterans benefits could be imperiled if the U.S. defaults on its debts, though the full extent of the fallout is uncertain because of the unprecedented nature of a default. About $12 billion in veterans benefits are expected to be paid out June 1 -- the same day the Treasury Department has named as the earliest day a default could happen if Congress doesn't act to avoid it. A default would likely delay those benefits, but for exactly how long would depend on the Treasury's next move after a default, experts who spoke to said. Read...
  • We Build The Wall founder sentenced to 4 years in prison

    04/26/2023 11:11:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2023 | Jake Offenhartz
    The co-founder of a fundraising group linked to Steve Bannon that promised to help Donald Trump construct a wall along the southern U.S. border was sentenced to four years and three months in prison on Wednesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors. Brian Kolfage, a decorated Air Force veteran who lost both of his legs and an arm in the Iraq War, previously pleaded guilty for his role in siphoning donations from the We Build the Wall campaign. A co-defendant, financier Andrew Badolato, was also sentenced to three years for aiding the effort. He had also pleaded...
  • Vietnam Veteran’s Day

    03/29/2023 11:29:42 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 16 replies
    self | march 29, 2023 | Self
    Here is the letter I send to papers annually, which of course is never published.Vietnam Veteran’s Day, March 29, recognizes a precious sacrifice. North Vietnam agrees we won all the battles, but asserts it made no difference. During Tet, the US and ARVN shattered VC main force units, causing an irreparable loss of face. In March 1972, the ARVN destroyed an invading NVA army.The Democrat Party secured defeat. Responding to Tet, those that got the United States into war cut and ran. In 1972 a Democratic Congress refused funding to restore South Vietnamese forces, which had defeated the invading NVA...
  • LASD: Off-duty deputy shot himself at Mabel’s [CA]

    01/20/2023 1:30:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    The Santa Clarita Valley Signal ^ | JANUARY 20, 2023 | Trevor Morgan and Perry Smith
    Detectives with the Homicide Bureau of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the scene of a shooting at Mabel’s Roadhouse, where an off-duty sheriff’s deputy took his own life, officials confirmed Friday morning. A Sheriff’s Information Bureau official confirmed that an off-duty deputy took his own life in a shooting at the bar some time before 2 a.m. The deputy, who was 33 years old, served two tours in Afghanistan during his four years in the Marines, and had three years with the department, according to his father. Becky Hansmann, owner of the bar, who made the post Friday...
  • A new low: Rep. George Santos allegedly stole GoFundMe money from a homeless veteran with a dying dog

    01/18/2023 5:44:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2023 | John Sexton
    Yesterday there was a report by Patch about what may be the lowest of lows for George Santos. It’s the story of Richard Osthoff, a disabled veteran who was living on the street in New Jersey with his service dog Sapphire. The dog had been given to him by a veteran’s charity group. In 2016, Osthoff discovered that Sapphire had a growing tumor which would cost $3,000 to remove surgically. Osthoff didn’t have the money but was given a tip that there was a charity that could help.His name was Anthony Devolder, and his pet charity was called Friends of...
  • Canada offered assisted suicide to a Paralympian veteran who wanted a wheelchair lift installed: report

    12/06/2022 2:34:45 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2022 | Anders Hagstrom
    Canada approved medically-assisted suicide in 2016 ... Canada's Veterans Affairs office offered to assist a Paralympian and veteran to commit suicide when she sought to have a wheelchair lift installed in her home ... Christine Gauthier, a 52-year-old retired corporal who competed in the 2016 Paralympics at Rio De Janeiro, testified to lawmakers that a VA official had offered — in writing — to provide her with a medically-assisted suicide kit. The case officer remains unnamed but reportedly made similar offers to at least three other veterans ... Canada first approved medically-assisted suicide in 2016, and the parameters around allowing...
  • Happy Veteran's Day

    11/11/2022 8:34:01 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 19 replies
    Vanity | Noember 11. 2022 | Yo-Yo
    To all of my Marine friends I say Oorah! To all of my Army friends I say Hooah! To all of my Navy friends I say Hooyah! To all of my new Space Force friends I say Hua! And to all of my fellow Airmen I say Fore!
  • Canadian VA Recommends Euthanasia to Veteran with PTSD [Angry Cops Video]

    08/25/2022 6:55:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-25-2022 | Angry Cops
    A Canadian Forces veteran seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury was shocked when he was unexpectedly and casually offered medical assistance in dying by a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) employee. A V.A.C. service agent brought up medical assistance in dying, or MAID, unprompted in the conversation with the veteran and then made comments about having assisted a previous veteran in death.
  • Traveling nurse, 52, is charged with murdering veteran, 97, 'after illegally administering shot of "something special" and disabling his oxygen machine'

    08/23/2022 11:13:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 24, 2022 | oseph Michalitsianos
    A nurse in Kentucky has been arrested for allegedly unlawfully killing a 97-year-old World War 2 after she allegedly administered a sedative she said was 'something special' and disabled his oxygen monitoring machine. Eyvette Hunter, 52, was indicted Monday on murder charges for the death of James Morris, a patient she was treating while employed at Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky on April 30. A complaint filed with the Kentucky Board of Nursing, which stripped Hunter of her nursing license on Monday, reveals the events that led to Morris' death, which police called the 'direct result' of Hunter's actions. Hunter...
  • VIDEO: Florida Schools Hiring Veterans to Fill Teaching Jobs

    07/30/2022 1:57:53 PM PDT · by DFG · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/30/2022 | Amy Furr
    The state of Florida is looking to the nation’s military veterans to help fill teaching positions, with applications already coming in. The state’s Education Commissioner Manny Diaz said Friday the bill to begin the program had passed, according to Fox News. Diaz noted the over 80 applications had since come in, saying, “This is a great pathway for us to be able to have our veterans, in this veteran-friendly state, to step up to the plate.” The Florida Department of Education detailed the Military Veterans Certification Pathway that went into effect on July 1, describing it as a 5-year temporary...
  • Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

    07/04/2022 10:43:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | June 29, 2022 | CBS
    Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, whose heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the Battle of Iwo Jima made him a legend in his native West Virginia, died Wednesday. He was 98. Williams' foundation announced on Twitter and Facebook that he died at the Veterans Affairs medical center bearing his name in Huntington. "Today, America lost not just a valiant Marine and a Medal of Honor recipient, but an important link to our Nation's fight against tyranny in the Second World War," U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in...
  • DOJ Has VA Suspend All Benefits of Jan. 6 Political Prisoner

    DOJ Has VA Suspend All Benefits of Jan. 6 Political Prisoner by Kari Donovan June 30, 2022 Page two of the letter explains that: “if convicted,” the change in his benefits “may mean” the VA had paid “too much,” in which case they will send another letter letting them “know if the changes go through.” If so, the “VA’s Debt Management Center will send a letter explaining how much” they’ve “been overpaid, as well as how to repay this debt
  • US Army veteran volunteers to train and fight with Ukrainians: 'These people inspire me every day'

    06/06/2022 6:11:58 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/22 | Michael Lee
    A U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq is now volunteering in Ukraine’s fight against Russia, training troops before they head to the front lines in defense of their country."These are ordinary civilians who, 1776 style, have decided to answer their nation’s call to duty," the Army veteran, who talked to Fox News on condition of anonymity due to concerns for his safety, saidBut now the American finds himself close to the front lines of a different war, choosing to voluntarily travel to Ukraine to train their forces before potentially joining them on the front lines of the war against...
  • Kathy Barnette Ad: "This time you don't need to hold your nose and vote for the lesser of two evils!"

    05/15/2022 8:55:32 AM PDT · by RandFan · 73 replies
    twitter ^ | May 15 | Kathy Barnette
    @Kathy4Truth We’re getting this on the air all over Pennsylvania for the last two days of this race. Help us to WIN by chipping in to our campaign right now: Ad...