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  • "The Fallen Soldier" video from Prager University on the meaning of Memorial Day

    05/25/2020 7:31:38 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 2 replies
    Prager University ^ | 05/18/2020
    If you haven't seen this already I hope you will watch this video from Prager University on the meaning of Memorial Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBnyEupyNB8
  • Pentagon identifies 2 US Marines killed in Iraq firefight with ISIS

    03/10/2020 7:08:22 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    The Defense Post ^ | March 10, 2020 | Jared Szuba
    Gunnery Sergeant Diego Pongo and Captain Moises Navas are the first US service members killed in Iraq since August The U.S. Defense Department on Tuesday, March 10 identified two Marines killed near Makhmour, Iraq during an mission against Islamic State. Gunnery Sergeant Diego D. Pongo, 34, and Captain Moises A. Navas, 34, both of 2nd Marine Raiders Battalion, Marine Special Operations Command, were killed on Sunday. The two Marines were accompanying Iraqi security forces “during a mission to eliminate an ISIS terrorist stronghold in a mountainous area of north central Iraq,” a Defense Department statement read. It took six hours...
  • Pentagon identifies New Jersey Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

    12/23/2019 11:17:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23 2019 | Louis Casiano
    An Army Special Forces soldier who was killed in action Monday in Afghanistan has been identified by the Pentagon as Taliban and American officials continue to engage in peace negotiations. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble of Washington Township N.J., was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., the Department of Defense said in a statement. He was engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan's Kunduz Province when he suffered fatal injuries. "Sgt. 1st Class Goble was more than just a member of the 7th Special Forces Group, he was a brother to us,...
  • 3 US Navy sailors killed in the Pensacola Navy base saved lives when they ran toward gunman, officials say

    12/08/2019 3:55:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/08/2019 | Nicole Chavez
    Investigators have been trying to determine what motivated a gunman who opened fire in a classroom building on Friday at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. He used a handgun and was killed after two deputies exchanged gunfire with him. The shooter was identified by the FBI as Mohammed Alshamrani -- a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian air force. He was a student naval flight officer, according to an FBI spokesperson. The shooter does not appear to have ties to terrorist groups, two sources told CNN. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan told CNN's Erin Burnett that the FBI had...
  • Trump Makes An Unannounced Trip to Pay Respect for Two Soldiers Who Died In Afghanistan

    11/22/2019 7:26:32 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/21/2019 | Julio Rosas
    ite House Thursday eveing to attend the dignified transfer of two U.S. Army soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Knadle, 33, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk Fuchigami Jr., 25, were killed when their helicopter crashed while providing security for troops on the ground in the Logar Province on Wednesday, according to the Department of Defense. Their bodies were returned to the United States at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. First Lady Melania Trump, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and actor Jon Voight accompanied the...
  • 3 U.S. Soldiers Killed, 3 Injured in Accident Involving Armored Vehicle at Fort Stewart in Georgia

    10/20/2019 9:33:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/20/2019
    Officials with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s 3rd Infantry Division said in a news release that the accident occurred early Sunday morning. The release had few additional details, and a spokesman said the Army was not saying anything more. The soldiers were with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and were in a Bradley fighting vehicle. They were not immediately identified.
  • 3 US Army soldiers killed during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia, officials say

    10/20/2019 11:39:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 20, 2019 | Good Morning America
    3 US Army soldiers killed during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia, officials say originally appeared on abcnews.go.comThree U.S. Army soldiers were killed during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia, according to officials.(MORE: Soldier killed, 3 others injured during Army helicopter accident at Fort Polk)The soldiers, part of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, were pronounced dead on the scene after the Bradley Fighting Vehicle they were riding in was involved in an accident early Sunday morning, Patrick Husted, division public affairs officer, said in a news release.
  • Teen honors father killed in Afghanistan with special graduation photos

    08/20/2019 2:55:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    A Nebraska teen who was just a kid when her father died from an IED explosion in Afghanistan more than a decade ago found a way to honor him in her high school graduation pictures. Aurora High School senior Julia Yllescas sent her pictures to a photographer on Saturday to create an "angel picture" of her and her father, Army Capt. Robert Yllescas. The photos showed Yllescas with a faint shadow version of her father. One showed them sitting down on a bench. In another, Yllescas held a folded American flag while standing next to him in uniform. Julia Yllescas...
  • Two US Soldiers Killed in 'Insider' Attack in Afghanistan, Gunman Detained

    07/30/2019 1:00:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 23:59 29.07.2019
    Two US Soldiers Killed in 'Insider' Attack in Afghanistan, Gunman Detained 23:59 29.07.2019 Two unidentified US service members stationed in Afghanistan died Monday, a release from the NATO’s Resolute Support Mission has revealed without providing further details of the incident. Citing two US military officials, NBC News reported that a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire on the two US servicemen in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The officials say the gunman was taken into Afghan custody after sustaining a gunshot-related injury. Both troops were ordered to advise and aid Afghan forces prior to the “insider” attack, a term used to...
  • Pentagon identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    03/23/2019 4:54:05 PM PDT · by McGruff · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2019 | Ryan Browne and Jamie Crawford
    The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat. The two soldiers were identified as Spc. Joseph Collette of Lancaster, Ohio, 29, and Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Group in Fort Carson, Colorado, and Lindsay was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson. Two US defense officials told CNN Friday that the two US service members were killed during a...
  • At Least Three U.S. Troops Killed in ISIS-Claimed Attack in Syria

    01/16/2019 8:05:50 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 16, 2019
    The bombing comes a month after President Trump announced a rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria BEIRUT—Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bomb blast Wednesday in a Syrian city under U.S.-backed Kurdish control that killed at least three American troops, according to U.S. officials, underscoring the threat the extremist group still poses as the Trump administration prepares to withdraw troops from the country. Local media and the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that allied fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces and a number of civilians were also among the dead and injured in the attack in the...
  • Gary Sinise Flew 1,000 Children of Fallen Soldiers to Disney World for Christmas

    12/13/2018 10:20:12 AM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 201 | Justin Caruso
    Actor Gary Sinise gave an amazing gift to Gold Star families for Christmas — a trip to Disney World for almost 1,700 family members of fallen soldiers. “Each one of these children who are going on these airplanes have lost a parent in military services—either combat related or illness or unfortunately suicide sometimes,” The Gary Sinise Foundation founder said. “We wanna take care of these kids and make sure they know we don’t forget.” The families took 15 planes and stayed at Disney for five days, The Epoch Times reports.
  • Roadside bomb kills 3 US soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

    11/27/2018 5:31:46 AM PST · by grayboots · 21 replies
    AP News ^ | 11/27/2018 | AP News
    <p>KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.</p> <p>The military said that three other service members were wounded when the bomb went off near the city of Ghazni. An American contractor was also wounded, it said. The military did not immediately identify any of the casualties.</p>
  • 6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Allowed Enemies To Kill 70 U.S. Spies

    11/07/2018 9:42:08 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tony Daniel
    More than 70 foreign nationals working as spies for the CIA in Iran and China were systematically identified and slaughtered in the past decade, due to a ridiculously weak web-based system the CIA used to communicate with foreign assets it couldn’t reach directly. This according to a devastating November 2 report in Yahoo News written by journalists Zach Dorfman and Jenna McLaughlin (center-left, but generally trustworthy). Although the Iranian roll-up occurred in 2011, and the Chinese rout occurred from 2010 to 2012, the CIA did not remedy the root cause of the problem in its transient messaging scheme until 2013,...
  • Utah mayor, a father of 7, ID’d as US service member killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan

    11/04/2018 1:33:25 AM PDT · by LoicW · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/3/18 | Dom Calicchio
    A former mayor from Utah who has served in the state’s National Guard since 2013 was identified Saturday as the U.S. service member who was killed in an “insider attack” in Afghanistan earlier in the day, according to reports. Brent Taylor, a married father of seven children who was deployed to Afghanistan in January, was a former mayor of North Ogden, a city of about 17,000 people located about 46 miles north of Salt Lake City. Taylor resigned from the mayor's office before he went overseas, the Standard-Examiner of Ogden reported. Taylor’s death was confirmed by North Ogden City Councilman...
  • Missing for 67 years, fallen Korean War soldier returns home

    08/09/2018 4:24:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WYFF-TV ^ | August 9, 2018
    Missing in action for 67 years, the remains of U.S. Army Corporal Terrell J. Fuller were returned to Toccoa, Georgia Thursday for the first time since the Korean War. Fuller went missing in South Korea in February 1951 after supporting the Republic of Korea in a battle against the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces. He was later presumed captured and killed in 1954. His remains were held on the Korean peninsula until April 2018 when they were sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employees were able to confirm the remains were those of Cpl. Fuller. Fuller's remains...
  • Trump to visit Andrews to receive body of fallen secret service member

    07/18/2018 9:46:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump is expected to travel to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday afternoon, according to an FAA travel notice. The visit will coincide with the return of the remains of a Secret Service agent who unexpectedly died in Scotland. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment confirming the trip. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the president identified the agent as special agent Nole Edward Remagen. “Our hearts are filled with sadness over the loss of a beloved and devoted Special Agent, husband, and father. Our prayers are with Special Agent Remagen’s loved ones, including...
  • U.S. Special-Operations Member Killed in Somalia

    06/09/2018 7:09:04 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08 June 2018 | Nancy A. Youssef
    A U.S. special-operations forces service member was killed and four others were wounded in Somalia Friday after they came under small-arms and mortar fire from suspected members of an al Qaeda affiliate, the Pentagon said. A local service member also died, defense officials said. Three of the wounded U.S. service members and the one local fighter who was wounded in the attack were medically evacuated, the Pentagon said. The fourth wounded U.S. service member was treated in country, the Pentagon said. The attack, at about 2:45 p.m. local time in Jubaland in southwest Somalia, happened during what was supposed to...
  • RIP Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., USMC, KIA 05/22/68

    Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., U.S.M.C. Commander, First Force Recon Company K.I.A. Thua Thien Province Republic of Vietnam May 22, 1968
  • Navy SEAL To Receive Medal Of Honor For Leading Mission To Rescue Fallen Teammate

    05/08/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Will Racke
    A Navy SEAL who led a rescue operation to retrieve a fallen teammate on a treacherous mountain peak in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Monday. Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski will receive the nation’s highest military award on May 24, the White House said. Slabinski is credited with rallying a team of SEALs for a counter-assault on al-Qaeda fighters, who had pinned down another SEAL, Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts, during a firefight in the early morning hours of March 4, 2002. Roberts had been ejected from a Chinook...