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  • A humble observation about the “thanks for your service” greeting

    11/12/2020 2:56:15 PM PST · by Hulka · 93 replies
    Self | 11/12/2020 | Hulka
    A humble observation about the “thanks for your service” greeting. This Veterans Day I’ve found myself responding to the many “thanks for your service” statements. After responding countless times, I decided to crunch the gist of my many replies into a single statement wherein I attempt to describe what drives vets to become vets and who truly should be thanked.
  • Blue Angels Hornets Make Final Flight

    11/06/2020 1:53:23 PM PST · by AF_Blue · 19 replies
    AVweb ^ | November 4, 2020 | Kate O'Connor
    The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron conducted the last flight using its F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornets on Wednesday. The aircraft, which the Blue Angels have flown for 34 years, will be replaced with F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets beginning with the team’s 2021 show season. The Hornets departed Florida’s Naval Air Station Pensacola at around 4 p.m. local time for a 30-minute flyover ranging from the Pensacola area to Alabama’s Fort Morgan.
  • They Were Not Traitors

    10/15/2020 10:58:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 87 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Sep 16, 2020 | Philip Leigh
    They Were Not Traitors By Philip Leigh on Sep 16, 2020 A typical calumny directed at Confederate soldiers is that they don’t merit commemoration because they were traitors. It is a lie for two reasons. First, the Confederate states had no intent to overthrow the government of the United States. They seceded merely to form a government of their own. The first seven states that seceded during the winter of 1860-61 did not “make war” on the United States; they accepted it when the Washington government decided to coerce them back into the Union. The four upper-south states that remained...
  • Rumsfield's Book "When the Center Held" Blames Biden for blocking all of President Ford's Aid Requests and the fall of Siagon

    10/06/2020 6:50:03 AM PDT · by Jumper · 30 replies
    Veteran | 10-6-2020 | jumper
    Joe Biden was the senator who is responsible for the failure of President Ford's Congressional Request to "Hold the Center" and the fall of S. Viet Nam. I HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK NOR HAVE I READ THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS - BUT I BELIEVE THE FOLLOWING TO BE FACTUAL. Donald Rumsfeld's wonderful biography of Gerald Ford, titled "When the Center Held." It was written in 2018. The book clearly articulates that President Ford was a thoroughly good man, a special American, and a greatly underrated President. HOWEVER, there was a story in the book that was startling. In 1975, President...
  • Criminal Charges In Holyoke Soldiers Home Coronavirus Disaster

    09/25/2020 4:16:08 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Medford Patch ^ | Updated Sep 25, 2020 11:26 am ET | Neal McNamara
    Criminal Charges In Holyoke Soldiers Home Coronavirus Disaster Two former Holyoke Soldier Home officials will be charged after an outbreak that killed 76 veterans, the state Attorney General has said. By Neal McNamara, Patch Staff Verified Patch Staff Badge Sep 25, 2020 11:07 am ET | Updated Sep 25, 2020 11:26 am ET HOLYOKE, MA — Two former top officials at the Holyoke Soldiers Home will face state criminal charges in connection to a deadly coronavirus outbreak last spring that killed 76 veterans, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday. Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director Dr. David Clinton are...
  • A Land Without Heroes

    09/22/2020 3:09:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Sep 15, 2020 | Duncan Killen
    A Land Without Heroes By Duncan Killen on Sep 15, 2020 What if there were 15.3 million dead American soldiers? Imagine it. Legions of the unburied down rows of summer corn, strewn along riverbanks, and discarded on roadsides. And imagine if many of the boys’ bodies had lain there for months or even years, for the fighting was so fierce and the resources so few that only the fortunate lay in shallow mass graves. Imagine, too, that in addition to the 15.3 million dead, many millions more young men were injured beyond any ability to resume their pre-war lives due...
  • Police Fight Back in Seattle

    09/08/2020 10:08:12 AM PDT · by kingtom · 7 replies ^ | 9-8-2020 | Jarheadtom
    How Ronald Reagan took on rioters and their supporters in the Media
  • WWII Hero's Incredible Medal of Honor Story Now to Be a Movie

    08/23/2020 6:24:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies ^ | Aug. 17, 2020 | Richard Sisk
    United States Army Air Forces airman Henry Eugene "Red" Erwin, Sr., who was presented the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II. (Courtesy of Erwin family)Red Erwin was in such bad shape, suffering from burns all the way to the bone, that then-Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay put one of his legendary bull rushes on the regulations to get him the Medal of Honor before he died. The medal was awarded and presented to Erwin within a week of his near-fatal injuries; it's still believed to be the fastest approval on record of the nation's highest award for...
  • Female Controllere Tactical A

    08/10/2020 4:13:49 PM PDT · by pfflier · 59 replies
    Yesterday a group of us discussed our prior military experiences, we had never met before and it was informal employment seminar for my business. I exclusively hire vets and being one, I know we are all capable of embellishing our careers with war stories. Amazingly, not one guy claimed to be a SEAL or Green Beret but, one woman in the group claimed that she was a former USAF Enlisted Tactical Air Controller. It just didn't smell right and I asked about her training. She said Keesler AFB. She couldn't "find" her DD 214. I told her I could go...
  • The Medallion in the Skull

    07/16/2020 4:30:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Research Teacher ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    The Medallion in the Skull SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 BY NICK Remains unearthed at the PowÄ…zki Cemetery in Warsaw, August, 2012 Today is the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland on September 17, 1939. The Soviets cooperated with the Nazis to dismember Poland and enslave her people. As we now know, perhaps as many as 200,000 Poles living in the Soviet Union had already been murdered as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign, known as the Polish Operation of the NKVD, in 1937-1938. Nearly 22,000 Polish officers who had been captured by the Soviets in 1939, were executed by the...
  • Remarkable tale of Hitler's young Jewish friend

    06/23/2020 12:34:35 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    SMITHSONIAN.COM ^ | 13 November 2018
    Remarkable tale of Hitler's young Jewish friend 13 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Adolf Hitler hugs Rosa Bernile Nienau in a signed pictureImage At first glance, the picture of the man hugging the beaming young girl appears to show a scene of great happiness. But a closer look reveals a far darker tale: this is Adolf Hitler, the man behind the murder of six million Jews, and the little girl is Jewish. Despite this, Hitler would go on to build a friendship with Rosa Bernile Nienau, which only ended when top Nazi...
  • Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101

    06/19/2020 10:54:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 January 2020
    Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101 30 January 2020 The last surviving Battle of Britain ace pilot from World War Two has died aged 101. He was born in Hampshire and died on Tuesday morning in West Sussex, where he had lived for most of his life, His battle victories made Wing Cdr Farnes an ace, a term taken to mean any fighter pilot credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft. His tally was six enemy aircraft destroyed, one probably destroyed and six damaged, the trust said. The trust added Wing Cdr Farnes...
  • ATale of the A Shua Diversion of Feb 1971 and FINAL MISSION OF WO1 GERALD E. WOODS

    05/30/2020 2:10:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Wall of Faces ^ | 11.6.2015 | William Killian
    POSTED ON 11.6.2015 POSTED BY: WKILLIAN@SMJUHSD.ORG FINAL MISSION OF WO1 GERALD E. WOODS Pilot WO1 Gerald E. Woods, aircraft commander CW2 George P. Berg, crew chief SP4 Walter E. Demsey Jr., and door gunner SP4 Gary L. Johnson were assigned to Company A, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. On February 18, 1971, their UH-1H was dispatched as part of a flight of four on an emergency patrol extraction mission on the west side of the A Shau Valley in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam. The patrol to be rescued included SGT Allen R. Lloyd, CAPT Ronald L. Watson, and...

    05/27/2020 1:25:39 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Wall of Faces ^ | Several
    CAPTAIN GRAHAM REMEMBERED I was an Oral History Team Chief, gathering recorded interviews at An Hoa on the day Captain James Graham died. The land was so flat we could stand on the bunkers and see, far off in the distance, part of the battle. Fox, 2/5 had been caught in a classic horseshoe ambush, a very large one. Men were lying down in the rice paddies and still getting hit. Major Richard Esau, the 2/5 S-3, grabbed every available Marine in the area, cooks, Remington raiders, Motor T, and they took off straight across the rice paddies to relieve...
  • The Saga of PFC Donald Sparks

    05/27/2020 12:59:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    The Wall of Faces ^ | 4.26.2014 | W KILLIAN
    PFC Donald L. Sparks and CPL Larry A. Graham were serving as pointmen for their company when it was ambushed by an enemy force of unknown size on June 17, 1969 near Chu Lai, in the Tien Phuoc District, Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam. Witnesses indicated that both men were wounded and fell to the ground. As the remaining members of the patrol withdrew, they observed North Vietnamese Army personnel stripping PFC Sparks of his clothing and weapon. No one was able to reach the area where they lay for almost twelve hours because of heavy enemy fire, however, several...
  • World War II Airman Found Frozen in Glacier

    05/26/2020 12:54:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 38 replies
    Aircraft ^ | October 18, 2005
    KFSN-TV/DT October 18, 2005 World War II Airman Found Frozen in Glacier October 18, 2005 - It was a plane crash back in 1942 that wasn't discovered until 1947. Now, hikers made a frozen discovery in connection with a World War II plane crash. Hikers found the frozen body of an airman while scaling Mount Mendel Glacier in the Sequoia National Park. Now, the military is working to find out who this airman is and whether he was ever reported missing. It's believed the airman has been frozen in the glacier for decades until a pair of climbers got...
  • Lockheed P2V-5/Douglas C-118A mid-air 2/1/58

    Lockheed P2V-5/Douglas C-118A mid-air 2/1/58 On February 1, 1958 a Lockheed P2V-5 BuNo 127733 USNR departed Los Alamitos Naval Reserve Air Station on a routine training flight with a crew of eight on board. At about the same time a Douglas C-118A # 53-3277 USAF departed Long Beach Municipal Airport en route to McGuire AFB in New Jersey with forty-one passengers and crew on board. At about 7:15 PM the P2V-5 and the C-118A collided over the city of Norwalk, California killing forty-eight persons including one woman on the ground. Incredibly two men aboard the P2V survived the crash. One...
  • This is the prayer for our country and Our President.

    04/01/2020 10:03:22 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 38 replies
    April 2, 2020 | True Believer Forever
    Lord, we are true believers. You have been our refuge for all of our lives. We have waited on you with holy fear and sacred awe. And now, with the Holy Spirit to help us, we open our mouths. Like David, we have marshaled our thoughts like men of war and, like arrows, we make straight aim with our prayers. We direct our prayers with all of our strength, we let our arrows fly. When the arrows and our prayers, have left our hands, only then, Lord, will we look up. We expect, Oh, Lord, according to Your Word, to...
  • A Birthday request from a 100 yr old Sailor

    04/01/2020 9:26:43 PM PDT · by ping jockey · 9 replies
    ping jockey
    This old fellow just turned 100 years old yesterday. Because of the quarantine he was not able to have a normal party so he wished for 100 comments and shares. It is currently going viral and I am sure a little Freeper love will send it to the moon.
  • Black Rifle Coffee Launches ‘Buy a Bag, Give a Bag’ Campaign to Support Those Battling COVID-19

    03/27/2020 5:04:24 AM PDT · by AF_Blue · 25 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | March 26th, 2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC), the popular veteran-owned business known for their coffee, announced the launch of their “Buy a Bag, Give a Bag” initiative in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. From March 24th to April 3rd, 2020, for every coffee product purchased on their website BRCC will donate a bag of coffee or other coffee products to medical personnel, first responders, and service members fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19. “Since founding Black Rifle Coffee Co., it has been my goal to serve high-quality coffee to men and women who put service before self,” said BRCC founder and CEO...