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  • Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Defend Khizr Khan's Son's Military Service and Sacrifice

    07/31/2016 3:38:49 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 31, 2016 | Alana Abramson
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have both come out with statements strongly defending Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim-American soldier killed in combat in 2004 whose father Khizr Khan made an emotional plea against Donald Trump's candidacy at the Democratic National Convention. The statements come after Trump's controversial response to the Khan family, and after a personal appeal from Khizr Khan to to both the Senate Majority Leader and the House Speaker to denounce the GOP nominee. Neither McConnell nor Ryan mention Trump by name in their statements, but the repudiation of the GOP nominee is...
  • Video shows man kill 2 soldiers and walk off, Chapin bar owner says

    07/26/2016 11:42:35 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    The State ^ | JULY 26, 2016 | Glen Luke Fannigan
    LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC The two soldiers who were killed at a Lake Murray restaurant Sunday came running toward the sound of gunshots to rescue a woman, the restaurant owner said Tuesday. Justin Brooks, owner of the Frayed Knot Bar & Grill on Dreher Island Road in Chapin, recounted security camera footage of a double homicide he said he has watched over and over Sunday and part of Monday. Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr. and Sgt. 1st Class Jonathon Michael Prins died after they rushed to help after a quick but tense standoff with a man that deputies have identified...
  • Suspect in Virginia Cop Killing Identified as Pentagon Staff Sergeant Ronald Hamilton(1st day)

    02/28/2016 12:03:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    The Virginia man accused of killing his wife and a rookie police officer is an active-duty Army staff sergeant assigned the Pentagon, officials told NBC News Sunday. Ronald Hamilton, 32, is being held without bond on charges of capital murder of a police officer, assault with a fire arm and murder in the first degree, according to the Prince William County Adult Detention Center.
  • Army vet shot 5 times trying to stop Ore. shooter - and survives

    10/03/2015 5:16:47 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 35 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 10/2/15 | Associated Press
    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - When the gunshots started at Umpqua Community College, some people mistook them for falling books. But Army veteran Chris Mintz quickly recognized the threat. "He was in the military and knew what it was," said Mintz's aunt, Wanda Mintz. He was hit in both legs, his stomach, his back and in the hand, but the bullets did not hit any of his vital organs. He has two rods in his legs and is going to be in a wheelchair for the foreseeable future, she said.
  • Pictures of Battle of the Bulge

    Breathtaking new photographs, including several vivid full-color images, offer a never-before-seen look at the war-weary soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge who fought through the frozen Ardennes Forest in a mountainous region of Belgium in the dead of winter.
  • Inside The Army’s Spectacular, Hidden Treasure Room

    02/21/2014 9:03:28 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 42 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | February 20, 2014 | Benny Johnson
    Remember that ending scene out of Indiana Jones where the Ark of the Covenant is boxed up and wheeled through an endless government warehouse? Did you know that that place actually exists? It is located 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The building itself is very nondescript…
  • Basil Plumley, veteran of 3 wars,

    10/11/2012 2:41:27 AM PDT · by Einherjar · 11 replies
    Fox news ^ | Oct 10, 2012
    Basil Plumley, veteran of 3 wars, featured in 'We Were Soldiers' movie, dies in Georgia
  • Only Two Forces Have Sacrificed Their Lives For Those Who Might Not Know Them...

    05/23/2012 4:59:50 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
    An early Memorial Day tribute, created for OMG! For America.
  • Semper Fi: Always Faithful (Early Memorial Day Vanity)

    05/15/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 3 replies
    RWB Patriot ^ | Very long ago | RWB Patriot
    Disclaimer: Except for me, all of the characters in this story do not exist to my knowledge. The Marine's Hymn and American Soldier are the property of The US Marine Corps and Toby Keith respectively and I claim no ownership of either. The title is also the property of the Marine Corps; I only chose it because I felt it was appropriate. It was late as I drove home. It was dark, raining, and the road ahead of me was just barely illuminated by my headlights. I had just left the Marine Recruiting office to get a final good-bye from...
  • Taliban video claims to be of captured US soldier

    12/24/2009 11:51:06 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 11 replies · 1,652+ views
    Associated Press / Breitbart ^ | December 25 | AMIR SHAH
    KABUL (AP) - The Taliban released Friday a video purporting to show a U.S. soldier who was captured more than five months ago in eastern Afghanistan.
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    09/08/2009 7:17:02 AM PDT · by Dallas · 18 replies · 1,703+ views
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.
  • "Thank A Soldier" Op Ed by Geoff Tate

    04/07/2009 8:12:37 PM PDT · by Finatic · 4 replies · 300+ views ^ | March 17, 2009 | Geoff Tate
    Over the last few tumultuous years, things have become very political. War brings that out. People agree and disagree, and we Americans find it comfortable to debate politics with clever bumper stickers. One sticker slogan that pushed my buttons was one that declared, "I support our troops!" For months I asked myself what it meant. Was I missing something? Wasn't this statement obvious? Isn't this one thing that most of us can agree on?
  • American Soldier Tribute - "God Bless the USA" - Video

    05/25/2008 11:19:33 AM PDT · by · 64+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | May 25, 2008 | brianinmo
    How thankful we should be to live in this country. America is the greatest nation on earth. (See video) "American soldiers have shed more blood for the freedom and liberty of others than all the other nations of the world combined." -- Fred Thompson
  • A Recovering American Soldier

    11/08/2007 7:58:15 AM PST · by sunny48 · 3 replies · 3,584+ views
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center ^ | 11-02-07 | Terry J. Goodman
    We have been getting a lot of calls, e-mails and blog posting about a Christmas card program, "A Recovering American Soldier." I am providing you a link to the WRAMC web site with the correct information. If you can share this with your members on your web site , it would be appreciated. Thanks, Terry J. Goodman Deputy Director Public Affairs/Strategic Communications Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials want to remind those individuals who want to show their appreciation through mail to include packages, letters, and holiday cards addressed to 'Any Wounded Soldier' or...
  • The GI Film Festival

    04/23/2007 7:08:57 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies · 350+ views
    GI Film Festival ^ | 4/23/07 | GI Film Festival
    The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is the first film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the American military through the medium of film. The three-day festival will be held on May 26-28, 2007 , Memorial Day Weekend, in Washington , DC , at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center . The GIFF will present films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. Some of the films screened will be fan favorites. Others will be screened...
  • Pay Soars to Keep People in Military

    04/11/2007 8:32:43 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 23 replies · 707+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 04/10/2007 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon poured more than $1 billion into bonuses last year to keep soldiers and Marines in the military in the face of an unpopular war and battlefield deployments that are getting longer and more frequent. The incentives — including tax-free payments for those who re-enlist while in the war zone — have jumped nearly sixfold since 2003, the year the war in Iraq began. "It helps a lot of guys out," said Sgt. 1st Class Richard Doran, who re-enlisted late last year during his tour in Iraq. "And I think it does sway some of the decisions...
  • Minnesota National Guard Improves Roadways (MN ANG soldiers and Iraqis restore city streets)

    04/11/2007 6:27:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 552+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Brian D. Jesness
    A Minnesota National Guard soldier speaks with a resident of Al Batha, Iraq, last summer before the new construction of the city’s roads. U.S. Army courtesy Photo Minnesota National Guard Improves Roadways Guard soldiers and Iraqi citizens of Al Batha restore city streets. By Spc. Brian D. Jesness Logistics Support Area, Anaconda, Iraq CAMP ADDER, Iraq, April 11, 2007 — Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers and Iraqi citizens of Al Batha recently restored 15 kilometers of Al Batha city streets in southern Iraq. The soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division's civil military operations team supervised...
  • Center opens on fort: Offers intelligence training for civilians, military personnel

    04/11/2007 7:22:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 357+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Intelligence Center has added another top facility to its list of accomplishments — the Department of Defense’s Human Intelligence Training Joint Center for Excellence. “Fort Huachuca is the natural place for the joint training,” said Army Lt. Gen. Michael Maples, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Although a class has completed a course at the facility in Tallmadge Hall, the official ceremonial ribbon-cutting opening for the facility was held Tuesday, with a number of senior intelligence officials — military and civilian — in attendance. Maples said the facility is needed because it will enable America’s...
  • Ordnance disposal makes for no ordinary day

    04/11/2007 7:27:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 616+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Bryan Ripple
    /11/2007 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFNEWS) -- Airmen assigned to the 332nd Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight have a dangerous mission that keeps fellow coalition forces safe. It takes nerves of steel and a steady hand to do the work these Airmen do. After all, getting anywhere near an improvised explosive isn't something most people want to do. Airmen from the EOD flight put their extensive combat training and experience to the test every day in support Operation Iraqi Freedom. When they are not on a mission, they keep busy maintaining their equipment, vehicles and robots for...
  • Navy SEAL from Little Creek is killed in combat in Iraq

    04/11/2007 7:00:18 PM PDT · by SevenMinusOne · 12 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 4-10-07 | LOUIS HANSEN
    Navy SEAL from Little Creek is killed in combat in Iraq VIRGINIA BEACH -- When his high school football coach asked the players to lift weights three times a week, Clark Schwedler pumped iron five days a week. When his government teacher taught about public service, Schwedler spoke persuasively about the need to give back to the community. Schwedler's fitness and service were tested as a Navy SEAL during two deployments, the latest one to Iraq. On Thursday, Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Clark Schwedler was killed by enemy fire in Iraq's Anbar province. Two other East Coast-based SEALs were...