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  • Ted Cruz: 'We need to padlock and shut down' the IRS

    07/02/2013 4:06:09 AM PDT · by onyx · 78 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | JULY 1, 2013 - 6:10PM | STEVE CONTORNO
    Sen. Ted Cruz is joining Tea Party activists in calling on Congress to abolish the Internal Revenue Service as the freshman lawmaker made the case from tax reform. The Texas Republican on Monday said news that the IRS targeted the nonprofit applications of conservative-leaning political groups was an "inspiration" because of how it has sparked "normal American citizens that are standing up for liberty." In the wake of the IRS scandal, Tea Party groups have repeatedly called for the agency to close its doors, and Cruz, a hero of the conservative movement, echoed their sentiments. "It is a challenge that...
  • [PHOTOS] Texans Honor Chris Kyle

    02/12/2013 1:21:00 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 2-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    Former SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is being laid to rest in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin today. His funeral procession moved slowly south from the Dallas area, where Kyle’s funeral was held at Cowboys Stadium Monday, along I-35 to the state’s capital. Kyle’s is the longest funeral procession in state history, covering more than 200 miles down one of Texas’ busiest thoroughfares. All along the way, thousands of Texans have turned out to honor the life of the deadliest sniper in US military history. ..... [Collection of photos at link.]
  • Navy Seal Killed in Afghanistan

    12/10/2012 4:30:38 PM PST · by PennsylvaniaMom · 29 replies
    KDKA-TV Pittsburgh ^ | 12/10/12 | KDKA-TV
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The Pentagon says a Navy SEAL from Monroeville was killed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban. Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, died after being shot in the head Dec. 8, during the mission. Checque was a member of SEAL Team Six, the same unit that killed Osama Bin Laden last year. However, it is unknown at this time if he participated in that mission.
  • America's Story (part 10) - Sergeant York

    11/10/2012 1:18:02 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 13 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | smithsk
    Remember World War One? My grandfather had fought in that war and it seemed like a century ago ... and it was. In two years will be the centennial of the start of the First World War (1914 - 1918). At that time, it was called the Great War, the World War, the War to End all Wars. Only after the start of World War Two was it called World War One. (First World War.com - A Multimedia History of World War One) We see a legacy of the Great War this coming Monday. Signing the Armistice to cease the...
  • Allen West Shows Why It’s Impossible to Reach Across the Aisle (Barf Alert)

    01/31/2012 8:58:26 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Politicus USA ^ | Janyary 31, 2012 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    Yeah, I said ‘hell’” he felt it necessary to add as though he hasn’t said far more offensive things. “This is not about 1 percent and 99 percent. This is about a hundred percent; it’s about a hundred percent American. And I will not stand back and watch anyone defang, degrade or destroy that which my father fought for, my older brother, my father-in-law, myself and my nephew and all my friends still in uniform, I will not allow President Obama take the United States of America and destroy it. “So, if that means I’m the number one target...
  • Ask me about my son's sacrifice

    05/30/2011 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 30, 2011 | Mauren Miller
    In the decade since we went to war, America has rediscovered how fortunate we are to have good men and women willing to put themselves in harm's way so that we might remain free and safe. Some haven't lived to make the return trip home -- men like my own son, Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, who was recognized with the Medal of Honor for his actions in a battle in Afghanistan that cost him his life. The great unspoken fear of families like mine is that the sacrifices of our loved ones will be forgotten once the parades...
  • “I would be honored to have her as my commander in chief”

    03/15/2011 2:37:53 AM PDT · by sussex · 15 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 15/03/11 | the Aged P
    If I was younger and still serving I would be honored to have her as my commander in chief. You can keep the phony tough guy men that get trotted out as candidates. I saw REAL leadership up close and I know what it looks like. Sarah Palin has “IT.”
  • West’s Decision to Run for President Not Up to Him, But His “Real Bosses”

    02/24/2011 6:51:56 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 113 replies
    The Shark Tank - 02/14/11 - Javier Manjarres ^ | February 24, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    Allen West for President!!! Well, not so fast. Just last week, the Shark Tank opined that Allen West should be seriously considered for the Presidential ticket in 2012.
  • Allen West Confronted by Koran-Wielding CAIR Executive

    02/21/2011 7:47:22 PM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 239 replies
    The Shark Tank ^ | 02/21/2011 | Javier Manjarres
    At a townhall meeting hosted by Congressman Allen West on Monday evening in Pompano Beach, the Q&A segment of the meeting featured a Koran wielding Nezar Hamze, Executive Director of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Hamze confronted Congressman West and asked him to point out where in the Koran does it give marching orders to Muslims “to carry out attacks against Americans and innocent people”. West quickly pointed out that the Koran was written long before America even existed and that it does indeed tell believers to kill infidels, and then proceeded to chronicle a lengthy list of...
  • Robert E. Lee: Remembering An American Legend

    01/15/2011 2:24:43 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 225 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | January 4, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Young people will get a school holiday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King whose birthday is January 15th. But, will anyone tell them that January 19th is also the birthday of Robert E. Lee?
  • America on Verge of Extinction: Address by Former U.S. Senator, POW, & Admiral, Jeremiah Denton

    02/24/2010 3:18:59 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 61 replies · 1,316+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | Jeremiah Denton
    This was written by retired Admiral and U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton to an audience at the National Marine Corps Museum Feb. 13th. We are in a struggle for our very survival in America. This book (autobiography, "When Hell Was in Session") presents my ideas of how we can win that struggle. Although the plan is far from complete, I have already concluded that, though we are presently in a bad way, we can indeed come from behind and will win this cultural war. This belief is based partly on the truism that he who is most hungry for victory has...
  • For 30 minutes, former WWII pilot flies back in time

    01/30/2010 3:47:08 PM PST · by greatdefender · 42 replies · 1,483+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 30, 2010 | Bill Stevens
    Lt. Nick Radosevich had his orders. Soon he would ship out to England and begin bombing targets deep inside Nazi territory. He sought an edge, a good-luck charm. He met a girl. They had some drinks and dinner. Her cocker spaniel had recently delivered puppies. "That's it,'' the handsome 26-year-old pilot said. He picked out a jet black female and named her Penelope — Penny for short. He attached a small metal cylinder to her collar that contained contact information in case Penny should get lost. 2/Lt. Nick Radosevich, 734th Squadron, 453rd Bomb Group. For the long trip from March...
  • You Tube:Funeral Service of the Late Great Ronald W. Reagan RIP

    11/22/2009 6:22:15 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies · 558+ views
    You Tube:Funeral Service:The Late, Great Ronald W Reagan RIP Battle Hymn of the Republic Chorus
  • DumpsterUnderground wants Joe Wilson tortured, waterboarded, censured, expelled, deported

    09/10/2009 12:24:24 PM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies · 960+ views
    DumpsterUnderground | 9/10/09
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  • Navy Pilot's Remains Return to Fla. 18 Years After Gulf War Death

    08/14/2009 6:11:46 AM PDT · by magslinger · 12 replies · 1,307+ views
    Fox ^ | Thursday, August 13, 2009 | Ass. Press
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The remains of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher returned to his Florida home on Thursday, 18 years after his FA-18 Hornet was shot down on the first night of the 1991 Gulf War. Speicher's remains arrived at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station around 3 p.m. About ten minutes later his coffin was rolled off the plane draped with the U.S. flag. It was to remain at the All Saints Chapel on the base overnight.
  • The Savage Nation Celebrates Unbanning from UK

    07/19/2009 9:29:12 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 24 replies · 1,144+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5fqDIF9RcY ^ | July 19th, 2009 | Joe Seales
    A Savage Nation Celebration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5fqDIF9RcY VICTORY! Michael Savage Unbanned From The UK! A Savage Nation Tribute to Dear Old England And Our Solidarity With Her.. This is A Victory Not Only For Michael Savage, But For All Freedom Loving People.. Michael Savage told WND he was "stunned" by the quick decision by incoming United Kingdom Home Secretary Alan Johnson to scrap his predecessor's list of people banned from Britain a list that included Savage along with Islamic hate preachers and terrorists. Savage had sued outgoing Home Secretary Jacqui Smith for libel for listing him, along with 15 others, as "least...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 7-16-09

    07/16/2009 2:53:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 67 replies · 1,459+ views
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 7-16-09 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • White Dove-Kum Ba Yah-Come By Here

    05/02/2009 7:03:02 AM PDT · by Revski · 20 replies · 742+ views
    Youtube ^ | 5/2/09 | Revski
    This is footage of a white dove perched on a branch and children singing the song, Kum Ba Yah, Come By Here.
  • In Honor and Tribute to a Navy Seal Hero - Michael A Monsoor!

    03/18/2009 7:11:14 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 3 replies · 396+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 03182009 | TDC
    “On 29 September (2006), Monsoor was part of a sniper overwatch security position in eastern Ramadi, Iraq, with three other SEALs and eight Iraqi soldiers. They were providing overwatch security while joint and combined forces were conducting missions in the area. Ramadi had been a violent and intense area for a very strong and aggressive insurgency for some time. All morning long the overwatch position received harassment fire that had become a typical part of the day for the security team. Around midday, the exterior of the building was struck by a single rocket propelled grenade (RPG), but no injuries...
  • Fighter pilot, documentary filmmaker Aanenson dies

    12/29/2008 6:17:26 PM PST · by Borges · 18 replies · 959+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 12/29/08
    BETHESDA, Md. – Quentin C. Aanenson, a fighter pilot whose wartime experiences helped millions of television viewers understand World War II, has died. A subject of Ken Burns' documentary "The War" and the producer of his own film a decade earlier, Aanenson died Sunday of cancer at his home in Bethesda, his son, Jerry said. He was 87. "He lived a magnificent life," Jerry Aanenson said. "He said if he had a chance to be 15 again, he wouldn't take it." The native of Luverne, Minn., flew 75 combat missions in Europe as a captain in P-47 Thunderbolt fighters. His...
  • Pilot of Hiroshima A-bomb plane dies

    11/01/2007 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 20 replies · 139+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 11/1/2007 | Minneapolis Star-Tribune
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Paul Tibbets, the pilot and commander of the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, died Thursday. He was 92.
  • Well, *there's* a puzzler for you [CO-BRAAA!!!!!]

    10/30/2007 8:28:33 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 38 replies · 75+ views
    Red State ^ | October 29th | Moe Lane
    No longer will G.I. Joe be a U.S. Special Forces soldier, the "Real American Hero" who, in his glory days, single-handedly won World War II. Paramount has confirmed that in the movie, the name G.I. Joe will become an acronym for "Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity" — an international, coed task force charged with defeating bad guys. It will no longer stand for government issued, as in issued by the American government.
  • Prayer Request: SGT Robert C. Ayres, III, US Army, Killed in Iraq

    10/03/2007 6:13:42 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 50 replies · 812+ views
    Freepers, Just learned that an acquaintance of mine was killed while serving with the US Army in Iraq. Here's the DoD release:The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.Sgt. Robert T. Ayres III, 23, of Los Angeles, died Sept. 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Please pray for SGT Ayres' soul, and for the peace and healing of his family and friends. Thank you.
  • Rescue Dawn MOVIE OF THE YEAR (Silver Screen Salute To An American Hero Alert)

    07/27/2007 3:21:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 691+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 07/27/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    Every American needs to see "Rescue Dawn," in theaters nationwide today. If it's the only movie you see this year, you've done yourself a service at the box office. It is the best movie of the year. The silver screen story of Dieter Dengler--a Navy pilot shot down over Laos and imprisoned in a Vietcong POW camp--is not only a great movie. It is patriotic and uplifting. It is the story of survival against all odds, and the story of a man who refused to denounce his adopted country, the United States of America. And it is the story of...
  • Ft Dix Six tipster revealed

    05/29/2007 9:50:44 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 19 replies · 1,500+ views
    Brian Morganstern, the Circuit City clerk whose tip led to the arrest of the “Ft Dix Six” appeared on CNN’s American Morning today. I’ve edited the interview for length. Roberts: You’re being hailed as a hero. How do you feel about that? Morganstern: I don’t feel like a hero, to be honest with you. I feel like I did the right thing. But the real heroes are our men and women overseas, and the people in our law enforcement who handled this situation.
  • Sponsors of "Rosie" O'Donel's Television Program

    04/02/2007 9:26:33 PM PDT · by oneolcop · 10 replies · 908+ views
    Falling panda ^ | April 4, 2007 | Oneolcop
    Here is a list of the comercial sponsors of The View (Rosie O'Donnell's blabfest. Perhaps some correspondence as to the wisdom of sponsoring such an ious program is in order. odHumira - Arthritis drug, Pier 1 Imports, Vaseline Intensive Rescue Body Lotion, Pilsbury Toaster Strudel, T.J. Maxx, Stanley Steemer, Reach One Ultimate Clean Toothbrush, M&M's, Janome Sewing Machine, Zyrtec, Tide Laundry Detergent, Marshall's, Stainmaster Carpet, Cottonelle Toilet Tissue, Crest Whitening Rinse, Disney's Meet the Robinsons, Best Foods Mayonnaise, Woolite, Claritin -D, Sears, Honey Bunches of Oats, Loestrin 24, Excedrin, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, BAM Power Cleaner, Pepto Bismol,...
  • USA Today/Gallup Poll Feb. 9-11 (Rudy Crushing McCain 40-24, Clinton Over Obama 40-21)

    02/13/2007 3:31:22 PM PST · by meg88 · 36 replies · 927+ views
    2. (Asked of Republicans and independents who lean to the Republican Party) Please tell me which of those candidates you would be most likely to support for the Republican nomination for President in the year 2008, or if you would support someone else. BASED ON 425 REPUBLICANS AND REPUBLICAN LEANERS 2007 Feb 9-11 2007 Jan 12-14 2006 Dec 11-14 2006 Nov 9-12 Rudy Giuliani 40 31 28 28 John McCain 24 27 28 26 Newt Gingrich 9 10 8 7 Mitt Romney 5 7 4 5 Sam Brownback 3 1 2 1 Jim Gilmore 2 2 N/A N/A Tommy Thompson...
  • Giuliani Expects Key Mass. GOP Endorsements

    02/13/2007 4:41:39 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 23 replies · 613+ views
    February 13, 2007 Giuliani Expects Key Mass. GOP Endorsements Massachusetts Republicans may spoil Mitt Romney’s party this week. Ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani is set to score a coup with endorsements from 2 and perhaps a third of the 5 Bay State Republican state senators. Credit for the Giuliani coup goes to former governor Paul Cellucci, who’s been working to snag members of the tiny Republican caucus. Sources said that Senate minority leader Richard Tesei to endorse Giuliani. Tesei, a Wakefield Republican, is in his first term as leader. Insiders think the only way to increase their numbers (or avoid obliteration)...
  • This Day In History | Civil War May 2, 1863 Jackson flanks Hooker at Chancellorsville

    This Day In History | Civil War May 2 1863 Jackson flanks Hooker at Chancellorsville Stonewall Jackson administers a devastating defeat to the Army of the Potomac. In one of the most stunning upsets of the war, a vastly outnumbered Army of Northern Virginia sent the Army of the Potomac, commanded by General Joseph Hooker, back to Washington in defeat. Hooker, who headed for Lee's army confident and numerically superior, had sent part of his force to encounter Lee's troops at Fredericksburg the day before, while the rest swung west to approach Lee from the rear. Meanwhile, Lee had left...
  • This Day In History | Civil War May 10, 1863 Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson dies

    This Day In History | Civil War May 10 1863 Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson dies The South loses one of its boldest and most colorful generals on this day. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson died of pneumonia a week after losing his arm when his own troops accidentally fired on him during the Battle of Chancellorsville. In the first two years of the war, Jackson terrorized Union commanders and led his army corps on bold and daring marches. He was the perfect complement to Robert E. Lee. A native Virginian, Jackson grew up in poverty in Clarksburg, in the mountains of...
  • A Birthday Tribute to Robert E. Lee

    01/18/2003 9:06:10 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 96 replies · 2,695+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 19, 2003 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    All that the South has ever desired was that the Union, as established by our forefathers, should be preserved, and that the government, as originally organized, should be administered in purity and truth. – Robert E. Lee The men and women who serve our nation in its armed forces are true American heroes. Gen. Robert E. Lee served this country valiantly and will always be a hero among the people. This article is dedicated to all the great people who have served and are presently serving to keep their country free. God bless them all!Many commemorations will be held throughout...
  • America Remembers Robert E. Lee

    01/18/2005 5:57:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 714 replies · 7,473+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/19/05 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    All the South has ever desired was that the Union, as established by our Forefathers, should be preserved, and that the government, as originally organized, should be administered in purity and truth. --Robert E. Lee Why do Americans continue to remember their past? Perhaps it is because it was a time when truth was spoken. Men and women took their stand to give us the freedoms we now enjoy. God bless those in military service, who do their duty around the world for freedom. The Hall of Fame for great Americans opened in 1900 in New York City. One thousand...
  • History Channel - Shootout - tonight! Bracourt Manner and Gainges (sp?)Vanity

    11/29/2005 6:24:47 PM PST · by mad_as_he$$ · 3 replies · 732+ views
    History Channel | Unknown | History Channel
    Tonight the History Channel Shootout does D-day stories. The first segment is on Bracourt Manner and Winters attack. It is well done. Other segments are the church and other D-day battles.
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Lt. Richard Winters at Brecourt Manor - (6/6/1944) - Jan 21st, 2004

    01/21/2004 12:00:23 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 142 replies · 55,425+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. Welcome to "Warrior Wednesday" Where the Freeper Foxhole introduces a different...
  • Medal of Honor for Richard Winters - Band of Brothers

    03/06/2006 7:08:13 PM PST · by thorshammer · 33 replies · 1,792+ views
    I just read about this petition to get Major Winters a Medal of Honor, for his action on 6 June 1944 at Brecourt Manor, to disable a battery of German 105mm guns, that were shelling Utah beach. The award was passed by Congress in 2002(HR2790) To award the MOH. It has been stalled by an under secretary of Defence, and has not been sent to Rumsfeld's desk. Major Winters is 87 years old and in ill health with Parkinson's Disease, and a weak heart.
  • Statement by Maj.Winters Fmr Commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion,506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    05/28/2004 2:30:21 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 83 replies · 10,372+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 28, 2004
    Statement by Maj. Dick Winters Former Commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division(title edited for length) WASHINGTON, DC - Maj. Dick Winters (U.S. Army Ret.) issued the following statement regarding the President's support of men and women serving in the armed forces: "The President's actions on behalf of our servicemen and women show his deep respect for all who wear the uniforms of our armed forces. President Bush has overseen a 21 percent increase in military pay since taking office and has ensured that our troops in the field have what they need to win the...
  • Congressman pushes for Medal of Honor for D-Day commander (Dick Winters)

    06/07/2005 5:23:37 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 21 replies · 1,445+ views
    PennLive.com/AP ^ | 6/7/2005 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Winters received the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism on D-Day, along with accolades in the book, "Band of Brothers." Now, 61 years later, Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., is pushing for the retired Army major from Hershey, Pa., to receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest medal for valor in combat. Weldon announced Monday during a D-Day observation service in Folsom, Pa., he plans to file legislation that would upgrade Winters' Distinguished Service Cross — the second highest honor — to the Medal of Honor. This is the second attempt to obtain the medal for...
  • The places that shaped Lee: For his 200th birthday, Confederate general gets another look

    01/15/2007 6:34:19 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 14 replies · 399+ views
    RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH ^ | Sunday, January 14, 2007 | KATHERINE CALOS
    Stratford Hall Robert E. Lee was born here Jan. 19, 1807, at the impressive H-shaped brick home built in 1730-38 by ancestor Thomas Lee. It's in Westmoreland County, about 40 miles east of Fredericksburg. A leading figure under English rule, Thomas Lee produced sons who were leaders of the Revolutionary War. Two sons -- Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee -- were the only brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence. Thomas' granddaughter, Matilda Lee, inherited the house and married another notable Lee, her second cousin Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee. "Lighthorse Harry" was a Revolutionary War hero, a governor...
  • An Evening with Gen. Lee

    01/19/2007 5:02:13 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 10 replies · 935+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 19 January 2007 | Paul Greenberg
    Which is why not all the rains that have come and gone since his time have been able to wash out the single name that still sums up whatever is best in us and in this, our ever fecund, always forgiving South: Lee.
  • Today's Birthday: Robert E. Lee [19 January 1807]

    01/19/2007 6:31:54 AM PST · by yankeedame · 13 replies · 324+ views
    Robert E. Lee, Military Leader / Civil War Figure Born: 19 January 1807 Birthplace: Stratford, Virginia Died: 12 October 1870 (natural causes) Best Known As: Leader of Confederate armies in the Civil War Name at birth: Robert Edward Lee Lee was the Confederacy's most famous general in the American Civil War. He attended West Point (graduating second in his class) and became an engineer in the United States Army, serving with distinction in the Mexican-American War. As the Civil War broke out he resigned his commission and joined the forces of the South. In 1862 he was made commander...
  • Remember Robert E. Lee, a man of character

    01/18/2007 9:03:30 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 18 replies · 542+ views
    myrtlebeachonline ^ | 19-Jan-2007 | Randolph D. Wilson
    Friday will mark the 200th birthday anniversary of future Confederate Gen. Robert Edward Lee. Lee was born Jan. 19, 1807, at Stratford House in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the son of "Light Horse" Harry Lee and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Lee would be educated in the schools of Alexandria, Va., and in 1825 he entered West Point Military Academy. He graduated from West Point in 1829, second in his class and without a single demerit, a record that still stands today. In June 1831, Lee wed Mary Anna Randolph Custis, the daughter of George Washington Parke Custis, who was the grandson...
  • PROCESSION ROUTE Soldier's body escorted back home

    10/31/2006 9:03:52 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 8 replies · 412+ views
    prattvilleprogress.com | October 31, 2006 | Sarah Stephens
    Due to copyright restrictions, I cannot post this article. Please click the link to read the article.http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006610250357
  • Ex-'Tokyo Rose' suspect dies in Chicago

    09/26/2006 10:13:25 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 23 replies · 1,173+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Sept. 26, 2006
    Iva Toguri D'Aquino, who was convicted and later pardoned of being World War II propagandist "Tokyo Rose," died Tuesday of natural causes, said her nephew, William Toguri. She was 90. Tokyo Rose was the name given by soldiers to a female radio broadcaster responsible for anti-American transmissions intended to demoralize soldiers fighting in the Pacific theater. D'Aquino was the only U.S. citizen identified among the potential suspects. In 1949, she became the seventh person to be convicted of treason in American history and served six years in prison. But doubts about her possible role as Tokyo Rose later surfaced and...
  • Legendary Navy diver Brashear dies

    07/25/2006 3:12:33 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies · 2,486+ views
    WVEC ^ | 7/25/06
    He made history as the first African American US Navy Master Diver. Tuesday afternoon, 75-year-old Carl Brashear died at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, His story was told in the 2000 film “Men of Honor,” and he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear joined the United States Navy in 1948 at the age of 17. He became the only amputee deep-sea diver to reach the status of Master Diver and was the only black man to ever become Master Diver of the United States Navy, a position he held from 1975 to 1977, according to the Navy. He retired...
  • Montana Mother Who Is Fighting Al-Qa'eda From Her Sitting Room

    06/25/2006 6:29:22 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 2,104+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2006 | Francis Harris
    Montana mother who is fighting al-Qa'eda from her sitting room By Francis Harris in Helena (Filed: 26/06/2006) Radical Islamists may not know it but their global jihad has more to fear from Shannen Rossmiller, an American mother-of-three, than from a squadron of F16s. The former cheerleader doesn't phrase it quite like that. That isn't her style. Shannen Rossmiller turned freelance spy after 9/11 Yet a summary of case histories and transcripts seen by The Daily Telegraph reveals that she has uncovered the whereabouts of al-Qa'eda fighters in the lawless highlands of Pakistan, shopped groups of would-be terrorists from Liverpool to...
  • Savage NATION Live Thread!!! Tuesday May 9, 2006

    05/09/2006 2:59:51 PM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies · 3,656+ views
    Gettin' ready!!! Just as few more minutes!!!
  • Michael Savage LIVE Thread May 8, 2006!!!

    05/08/2006 3:06:46 PM PDT · by lormand · 42 replies · 1,533+ views
    5/8/2006
    What is Savage going to talk about today? < read to yourself in Jacky Mason tone > Hate Rush? Hate Hannity? Hate O'Reilly? Why other Talk Show Hosts don't talk about important issues? Bringing Dogs to Work? Book Deal? How to make money off website? Marinara Sauces? Shining statues as a kid?
  • WWII Hero & Aggie Veteran Who Inspired The Aggie Muster Dies

    04/01/2006 5:08:22 AM PST · by texianyankee · 13 replies · 1,273+ views
    The Bryan-College Station Eagle ^ | April 1, 2006 | Eagle Staff Report
    Man Who Inspired Aggie Muster Dies A retired Army colonel who told the story of an Aggie Muster ceremony on a small island in the Philippines during World War II has died. Thomas Dooley, 92, died Sunday in Hopkinsville, Ky., following a long illness. Born in McKinney, Dooley served as aide-de-camp to Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, according to the Kentucky New Era newspaper. He was a member of Texas A&M University's Class of 1935. His story about Muster in 1942 on the small, rocky island of Corregidor - sent just days before the island fell to Japanese forces - spread through...
  • Man Hunts Down Rightful Owner of $200,000

    03/16/2006 11:58:17 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 64 replies · 2,077+ views
    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (March 15) - Carlos G. Rojas didn't know what to think when the military life insurance checks started showing up at his office. He didn't know anyone who would have named him a beneficiary, and the checks totaled $200,000. He called Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, which pays death benefits to military families, and the customer service representatives insisted the money was his and he should cash the checks, he said. Rojas couldn't do it. "It's not like picking up a penny you just found," said Rojas, a 29-year-old marketing consultant. "Somebody's life was connected with that money."...
  • Va. Marine Is Killed in Iraq Wreck; Chesapeake Man's Tour Was Nearly Up

    02/11/2006 8:44:45 PM PST · by Flora McDonald · 14 replies · 705+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 02-10-06 | Brigid Schulte
    Lance Cpl. Steven Phillips was a Sept. 11 warrior. Once the twin towers fell and the Pentagon was struck, he gave up a comfortable life in Chesapeake, Va., and his dreams of one day flying into space, and joined the Marines. He died Tuesday near Qaim, Iraq, one month before he was to return home for good. The Marines who knocked on the family's door explained that Phillips had been driving a Humvee and swerved to avoid something in the road. The Humvee rolled over an embankment and crushed Phillips's chest, killing him. No one else in the vehicle was...