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  • DOD Identifies Service Members Killed In CH-47 Crash

    08/11/2011 9:19:24 AM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | 08/11/2011 | DoD
    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. The following sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed: Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La., Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif., Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark., Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare...
  • The Difference (Videos - Marines with Pres. Bush and Obama)

    03/04/2009 1:11:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 21 replies · 1,396+ views
    Black Five ^ | 3-4-09
    The Real Revo has put up a video showing the difference between the reactions of the Marines at Camp Lejeune to George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama. ~~~~ Several like videos at the site link.
  • Remember me

    03/19/2008 5:31:46 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 12 replies · 1,035+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | salena zito
    Remember Me By Salena Zito Time punishes war. The war in Iraq is no exception; as each moment passes, public resolve, politics and passion erode its mission. Collectively, many Americans tend to remember the mistakes and politics that led us there, rather than the faces of the men and women who serve and defend us. Seven months ago, Lizzie Palmer, a young lady from Columbus, Ohio, barely over the threshold of childhood, felt compelled to do her part to remind people of those faces. The result is a stunning video that was showcased on Chris Wallace's Fox News Sunday last...
  • 911-- 6 Years Later - WE WILL NEVER FORGET

    09/10/2007 9:41:12 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 99 replies · 1,811+ views
    September 11, 2007 | Dolly Howard
    Remembering 911 6th Year AnniversaryWE WILL NEVER FORGET On Tuesday 9/11/2007 is the Sixth Anniversary that our country was savagely attacked the united hearts of our nation cried out in pain.. Here are a few pix that I chose out of the more than 500 I have on file. Feel free to post your pix, your memories, where you were and what you were doing “that day” and perhaps how this has impacted your life. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Freepers who died on 911 FReepers Barbara Olson (BKO) and John Moran...
  • Website helps veterans find work

    06/18/2007 7:17:11 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 2 replies · 159+ views
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Wednesday that it has created a website to help veterans who face difficulty returning to jobs or finding new ones after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Dominguez, principal deputy undersecretary of Defense, said the program, dubbed TurboTAP, seeks to improve on the Transition Assistance Program by letting National Guard and Reserve members get job data, build a resume online and do a job search, all in one place. Veterans also can access "helpful checklists" regarding key things they should be doing after leaving the military and get direct e-mail access to Labor Department career...
  • A Gathering of Eagles - These Colors Don't Run, Pro Troop Rally Live Thread

    03/17/2007 9:12:15 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 1,420 replies · 83,172+ views
    Post pics,news,speeches on the Gathering of Eagles - These Colors Don't Run, Pro Troop Rally
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq Crumbling: al Masri on the run (48hr report)

    02/08/2007 1:06:44 PM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 273 replies · 13,860+ views
    Jawa News ^ | 2/8/2007 10:54am | Dr. Rusty Shackleford
    Al Qaeda in Iraq Crumbling: al Masri on the run Coalition forces in Iraq have delivered a series of stunning blows to al Qaeda in Iraq in the last 48 hours. A key aide to Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the man who replaced Abu Musab al Zarqawi as the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, has been captured south of Baghdad. As A.J. Strata notes, the trail to the al Qaeda leader is fresh: the captured aide admitted to meeting with al Masri yesterday. Since Taji is north of Baghdad, these two al Qaeda IED cell leaders captured by the U.S....
  • Robert's Homecoming

    11/04/2006 11:55:03 AM PST · by SoldierDad · 122 replies · 1,920+ views
    SoldierDad | 11/4/06 | SoldierDad
    ATTENTION FREEPEERS You are all cordially invited to a Cyber Party to celebrate the 20 day Homecoming of PFC Robert Pinnell to begin Monday, November 6 at 6pm. Festivities will commence at the Sacramento Metro Airport, and continue wherever you are. All those who would like to personally welcome home our hero are invited to the airport. Please arrive no later than 5:30pm and bring your American Flag and/or welcome home banner.
  • FReeper Kristinn Taylor Reports from FREE Iraq

    11/06/2006 5:08:57 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 164 replies · 14,472+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 11/06/2006 | Kristinn Taylor Reporting
    * Kristinn Taylor's Audio Report from Iraq - CLICK HERE TO LISTENKristinn's Written Dispatch from Monday, November 6, 2006: The families had an incredible day in Iraq today! In the morning, they met with American troops stationed outside Erbil. It was a very emotional meeting. One soldier is from the same town as one of our parents. Another mother arranged for the Gold Star flag to be delivered to the family of a soldier from one of the units stationed up here who was recently killed in action. The families presented the troops with a banner signed by Americans back...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....07-07,08,09-06....T.G.I.F. at the Finest

    07/07/2006 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Billie · 179 replies · 4,293+ views
    July 7, 2006 | Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Memorial Day--- DU style!

    05/26/2006 2:14:45 PM PDT · by dukeman · 25 replies · 724+ views
    5/26/06 | demented lib
    Feel the love, and the love of country, in this one: Jara sang (1000+ posts) Fri May-26-06 04:50 PM Original messageSo, we are on the eve of yet another nationalist holiday. Is it fascism yet? Before anybody jumps on me for NOT "supporting the troops". I would just like to say that I don't think wars of aggression, bombing and murdering civilians, and imperialist dogma is particularly worthy of a holiday.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Military Short Speak ~ May 15, 2006

    05/14/2006 6:00:34 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 417 replies · 2,837+ views
    Daffy Duck
      FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENTShowing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. That's right - the Canteen mission Support the troops and all they do They've given up so much All for me and you There are so many here Who keep the aim sure and true They support the troops And have lots of fun too We dance and play And spin on our toes A turn of phrase A joke or some prose All for the troops Who visit...
  • Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Juan M. Rubio, awarded the Silver Star Medal

    04/27/2006 4:43:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,749+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mr. Bill W. Love
    Corpus, Christi, Texas (April 27, 2006) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Juan M. Rubio, of San Angelo, Texas, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for conspicuous gallantry against the enemy on Jan. 1, 2005, while serving as a Marine platoon corpsman in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Medical Corps, Commander, Navy Medicine East and Commander, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va., Rear Adm. Thomas R. Cullison, left, made the presentation in front of the Naval Hospital on board Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Bill W. Love (RELEASED)
  • I Joined the Army instead of the Marines

    04/15/2006 2:06:04 PM PDT · by LittleJohnnyEdwards · 146 replies · 2,736+ views
    You may remember a few months back around Novemeber, I was going to join the Marines. I finally told my parents and they freaked but they comprmised. I talked to both the Marines and Army I felt the Army gave me the best opportunity to serve my country in the way I want.I joined the Delay Entry Program in which I was able to move up a rank before going to boot camp. I'll be a signal support specialist, I leave two weeks after my graduation for boot camp. I look forward to serving in Iraq or Afghanistan that's why...
  • An Infantry Colonel’s Foxhole Report from Iraq

    03/30/2006 7:37:44 PM PST · by Barbarian6 · 59 replies · 2,075+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 29 March 2006 | COL William Ivey
    Sorry it has been five months since my last update, but then, we have been busy. Let me give you the bottom-line up front (BLUF), and then catch you up on things. Feel free to forward this to whomever, since we still can’t seem to get the press to tell folks what is going on. This is how the fight is going from my foxhole, and it is much more than the bombings, US casualties, and rumors of civil war the press seems to be focused on.
  • Freeper Canteen ~Cooking Contest Come give us your favorites~Feb 16.2006

    02/15/2006 6:48:50 PM PST · by MS.BEHAVIN · 1,158 replies · 11,135+ views
      Welcome To the Canteen Cook-Off Shake Rattle and Roll Jerry Lee Lewis Chubby Checker Bill Haley Come on, Mojo! Quit slacking and participate, will ya? (Talk about a slacker!) Ahem! Now where were we? Oh Yeah! This is a fun, friendly cooking contest open to anyone who would like to participate! There will be prizes! Imagine dat! First, second and third prizes, and honorable mention! The prizes are cookbooks from Ms. B's extensive collection! First prize: Patti Labelle's Lite Cuisine Second prize: Greatest ever Thai Recipes Third Prize: An appetite for Passion Honorable mention: Pizza by James McNair...
  • LIVE THREAD: Bush Answers Critics about NSA (@Kansas State) [Fox News]

    01/23/2006 9:33:58 AM PST · by Howlin · 1,132 replies · 43,521+ views | January 23, 2006
    Speaking live in front of 9000 people!
  • Shopper Pays for Marine's Engagement Ring

    12/23/2005 7:17:21 PM PST · by presidio9 · 135 replies · 3,741+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 23, 2005
    A Marine who's planning to marry a Texan got an early Christmas present: A fellow shopper picked up the tab for a $3,000 diamond engagement ring after the two struck up a conversation in a jewelry store. The 54-year-old Dallas woman who paid for the 1-carat, princess cut diamond ring wants to remain anonymous, Helzberg Diamonds spokeswoman Stacey McBride told The Associated Press on Friday. The woman's father was in the military, her brother was a Marine who died in Vietnam and her nephew just got back from Iraq, McBride said. Marine James Lynaugh, 28, of Patuxent River, Md., was...
  • Coalition forces helping Muslims complete hajj (our incredibly decent military)

    12/13/2005 1:07:12 PM PST · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 703+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 12-12-05 | Joseph Giordano
    Mideast edition, Monday, December 12, 2005 U.S., Afghan and coalition troops are helping groups of Afghan Muslims to complete the hajj, the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca. Last week, some 150 Afghans flew from Kandahar Airfield to Saudi Arabia, with a little assistance from the troops. Making the hajj at least once in a lifetime is one of the pillars of Islam. More than 4 million Muslims from throughout the world are expected to participate in the hajj this year. In recent years, the sheer number of pilgrims has led to stampedes and other accidents in which hundreds have been...
  • Brothers from McComb, Miss. serve together in Iraq

    09/19/2005 6:05:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 495+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | Cpl. Ken Melton
    HADITHA, Iraq (Sept. 19, 2005) -- Two Marines from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment prove that being a part of the Corp is literally a brotherhood. Corporals Willie O. Watkins, 23, and Clifton C. Watkins, 22, are brothers from McComb, Miss., spent their childhood growing up together and are now deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Growing up we did everything together,” said Willie. “We lived together until after high school when went to college. This is the first time in almost five years we lived this close and I have missed it.” After graduating South Pike High School...
  • Company of Heroes on FOX now.

    08/13/2005 6:14:34 PM PDT · by Pajamajan · 150 replies · 4,092+ views
    "Company of Heroes" is on FOX now about Falluhjah.
  • More Letters from Iraq

    07/06/2005 9:33:12 AM PDT · by nuke rocketeer · 12 replies · 452+ views
    Six Man Football ^ | 7/6/05 | Scott Horne
    July 5th, 2005 in Iraq... The weather over the past couple of days has been horrible. The dust has been so thick, you can barely see 100 feet in front of you. When you go anywhere, whether it be to work or the the chow hall, you are covered with a fine layer of sand and have grit in your mouth. It wouldn't be so bad if it were not for the suffocating heat, as being outside for any length of time cause your uniform to wilt and your body to be soaked with sweat. Add the two of these...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 1550) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    04/18/2005 7:51:10 PM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 298 replies · 2,840+ views
    All of Us | 4/19/05 | Various News Sources & Free Republic Members
    Hello again...& Welcome to ATRW for Tues., Apr. 19!As the week continues....John Bolton's name is set to be sent to the Senate Floor for confirmation as UN Ambassador...Longtime Republican Cong. from Illinois, Henry Hyde announced his retirement at term's end.For the first time in 4 weeks, gasoline prices at the pump have dropped...a few cents.An Iraqi Maj. General and his son were assassinated late Monday returning to Baghdad from Madain.And the Cardinals met for the first day of their deliberations with no new Pope selected.We Will Not Tire, We Will Not Falter, and We Will not Fail!
  • The most disgusting ad in Super Bowl history... (DUmmie complains about ad supporting Troops)

    02/06/2005 6:08:30 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 72 replies · 3,128+ views
    DUmmie Land | February 6, 2005
  • It begins . . . no mercy!

    11/03/2004 9:38:55 PM PST · by starvingstudent · 1 replies · 149+ views
    The Adventures of Chester ^ | Tuesday, November 02, 2004 | Chester
    It begins . . . no mercy! I think the Battle of Fallujah has started. Note: if this is the case, it is as I type exactly 18 minutes since the polls closed in Hawaii and the West Coast. My prediction was accurate. I'll continue looking for signs that the fight has begun. Until then, I'd like to address the concerns of an alert reader,who posted in the comments section his belief that if Allawi is calling the shots, he may not aim for a decisive battle, but may instead seek to negotiate with the insurgents, as he did with...
  • Army investigating why 19 failed to report for fueling convoy in Iraq

    10/17/2004 7:53:29 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 43 replies · 1,269+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 17, 2004 | Juliana Gittler
    Sunday, October 17, 2004 Army investigating why 19 failed to report for fueling convoy in Iraq By Juliana Gittler, Stars and StripesEuropean edition, Sunday, October 17, 2004 LSA ANACONDA, Iraq — Army investigators are trying to determine why 19 soldiers from a fuel platoon failed to appear for a convoy mission Wednesday at Tallil Air Base in southern Iraq.According to an Army report, some members of the 343rd Quartermaster Company refused to participate in the morning convoy. Relatives of the soldiers say they refused the mission because of safety concerns.The company, a South Carolina-based reserve unit with members from several...
  • Why I Serve: Injured Soldier Vows to Return to Full Duty

    10/13/2004 4:31:56 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 25 replies · 526+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | October 13, 2004 | Donna Miles
    Why I Serve: Injured Soldier Vows to Return to Full Duty By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 13, 2004 — "As long as you have heart, there's nothing to stop you," said Army Sgt. Joshua Forbess, one of just five soldiers who survived a fiery Black Hawk helicopter collision over Mosul, Iraq, last November. Army Sgt. Joshua Forbess, seriously injured in a fiery Black Hawk collision over Mosul, Iraq, last November, vows to do everything in his power return to full duty, even if it means a return to Iraq. AFPS photo(Click photo for...
  • Iraqi-Americans Describe Life in Iraq - "United States military not only liberated our country.."

    10/07/2004 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 1,016+ views
    Defend America ^ | October 7, 2004 | US Army Staff Sgt. Brent A. Hunt / Fort Hood, Texas
    Iraqi-Americans Describe Life in Iraq By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent A. Hunt / Fort Hood, Texas FORT HOOD, Texas — In an initiative started by the Department of Defense, a group of Iraqi-Americans are touring military installations to provide military members and their families a first-hand account of how life in Iraq is changing. During six one-hour sessions, Tamara Quinn and Pakeza Alexander provided a full house crowd at the Phantom Warrior Center with an uplifting account of how life has changed in Iraq since the removal of the Saddam Hussein regime. “I never thought in my lifetime...
  • Soldiers Deliver the Mail in Eastern Baghdad

    10/07/2004 8:27:34 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 4 replies · 608+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | October 7, 2004 | Spc. Erik LeDrew, 122nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
    Soldiers Deliver the Mail in Eastern Baghdad By Spc. Erik LeDrew, 122nd Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentCAMP RUSTAMIYAH, Baghdad, Iraq -- Mail. Few things mean more to the deployed Soldier than that little snippet...that little taste of home; from a place continents and oceans away, but always close to their heart. The 19 Soldiers of the 641st Adjutant General Postal Company operating out of Camp Rustamiyah, formerly known as Camp Cuervo, are the guys responsible for trafficking mail to and from the troopers of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, operating in eastern Baghdad. "We service all of...
  • Gentle leader, rugby brute mourned

    10/02/2004 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 15 replies · 1,066+ views
    Marine Link ^ | September 30, 2004 | Brian La May
    Gentle leader, rugby brute mournedSubmitted by: MCB Camp PendletonStory Identification #: 2004101165424Story by - Brian La May MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2004) -- Maj. Kevin Shea was a gentle yet commanding leader and a shining star of higher learning, according to mourners who attended his memorial here Friday and others who knew him down through the years. He also was a champion of parenting and a wrecking ball on the rugby pitch, they said. About 250 family members, friends and co-workers turned out for Shea's send-off - one of at least three memorials for him...

    09/28/2004 4:31:43 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 22 replies · 825+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 28, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 28, 2004Release Number: 04-09-85 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MNF-I CONDUCT PRECISION STRIKE ON ZARQAWI SITE BAGHDAD, Iraq -- On September 28, 2004 at 4:04 a.m., Baghdad time, Multi-National Force-Iraq conducted a precision strike on a confirmed Abu Musab Al Zarqawi terrorist site in southern Fallujah. Several credible intelligence sources confirmed that members of the terrorist group were operating at the site at the time of the strike. Specifically identified at the location were rising AMZ associates. Recent strikes against the...
  • Two Americans Die in Iraq

    09/27/2004 11:04:20 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 473+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | September 27, 2004
    Two Americans Die in Iraq By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2004 -- Two Americans were killed in Iraq today, one day after Secretary of State Colin Powell said the insurrection in the country "is getting worse." Two 1st Infantry Division soldiers died in two separate incidents near Balad, officials said. The first was the result of a traffic accident. A patrol vehicle swerved to miss a truck. It overturned, and two soldiers were injured. They were evacuated, and one died later. The second soldier was killed when anti-Iraqi forces attacked his patrol as it was...
  • U.S., Coalition Casualties Reported, Weapons Caches Found (Afghanistan, 9/20 attacks)

    09/23/2004 10:57:12 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 408+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | September 23, 2004
    U.S., Coalition Casualties Reported, Weapons Caches Found American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2004 – Officials announced Sept. 22 that three U.S. soldiers had been killed and 14 others injured as a result of eight incidents on Sept. 20 where Afghan National Army and coalition forces had engaged anti- coalition militia. "We report the death of these U.S. soldiers, who died courageously, with deep sadness, and we offer our most heartfelt condolences and prayers to their families and loved ones," said Combined Forces Command Afghanistan spokesman Maj. Scott Nelson at a press conference. He noted that progress is...
  • 3/3 Marines learn to install armor kits on MTVs (Medium Tactical Vehicles)

    09/14/2004 5:18:46 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 409+ views
    Marine Link ^ | September 9, 2004 | Mr. Colie Young
    3/3 Marines learn to install armor kits on MTVsSubmitted by: MCLB AlbanyStory Identification #: 200491395657Story by Mr. Colie Young MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga  (Sept. 9, 2004) -- Six Marines attached to Headquarters Company, Motor Transportation, Third Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, came here for on-hands protective armor kit installation training before a potential deployment the week of Aug. 31. Once Maintenance Center Albany began producing armor kits for Marine Corps vehicles in Afghanistan and abroad, it became important for Marines in-country to learn how to install the kits. To help their fellow Marines, MCA has often...

    09/12/2004 7:31:01 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 658+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 12, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 12, 2004Release Number: 04-09-33 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HERAT INCIDENT Kabul, Afghanistan – At about 8 p.m. Saturday in Herat a coalition vehicle broke down stranding two U.S. soldiers. A crowd throwing rocks approached the U.S. soldiers. An ANA element consisting of approximately 25 soldiers were passing by and stopped to help the U.S. soldiers as they fixed their vehicle. The ANA took control of the situation and one ANA soldier reportedly fired 40-50 warning shots. No one died in...
  • Civil affairs teams help build relations with Afghans

    08/21/2004 9:59:56 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 412+ views
    RELEASE NUMBER: 040819-02DATE POSTED: AUGUST 19, 2004Civil affairs teams help build relations with AfghansBy Sgt. Jennifer S. Emmons17th Public Affairs Detachment FORWARD OPERATING SITE CARLSON, Afghanistan (USASOC News Service, Aug. 19, 2004) — Building relationships with the local population is essential to the success of missions in southeastern Afghanistan. Soldiers of the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) and the 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) convoyed north of Forward Operating Site Carlson Afghanistan to a small village.  It was the first time they had gone so far from the in base camp. “We pushed out a little bit north of...
  • Vice Chairman Gen. Peter Pace decorates 1st Marine Division wounded in Iraq

    08/06/2004 11:19:13 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 4 replies · 403+ views
    Marine Link ^ | August 5, 2004 | Sgt. Jose E. Guillen
    Vice Chairman Gen. Peter Pace decorates 1st Marine Division wounded in Iraq   Submitted by:   1st Marine Division Story by:   Sgt. Jose E. Guillen    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Aug. 5, 2004) -- The second-highest ranking officer in the Department of Defense, Gen. Peter Pace, decorated seven Marines wounded in battle. The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pinned Purple Heart medals on the combat-wounded Marines during a visit to Camp Fallujah Aug. 5. The Marines, all from 1st Marine Division's Regimental Combat Team 1, were recovering from a variety of undisclosed wounds at a medical facility run...
  • The Price To Pay (welcome home my friend)

    07/31/2004 12:35:25 AM PDT · by MetalHeadConservative35 · 7 replies · 355+ views
    July 31s 2004 | His Royal Metalness
    Today i was at the mall looking for the new lynyrd skynyrd box set..i had just watched bush on tv this the coming election was fresh on my mind when i walked in i looked and saw my buddy issac,i was relieved that he had made it back from iraq safely we talked and he asked me if id seen any of our old friends from high school,i told him i hadnt recently, we then began talking about him i tried keeping questions to a minimum realizing he was home from war. we talked about what he did over...
  • Return of Sovereignty Means 'Hopeful Day' for Iraq

    06/28/2004 9:07:30 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 14 replies · 2,177+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | June 28, 2004 | Jim Garamone
    Return of Sovereignty Means 'Hopeful Day' for Iraq By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 28, 2004 – The dedication and sacrifice of the U.S. military "has brought us to this hopeful day" of post-Saddam Hussein Iraq becoming a sovereign nation, President Bush said today during a short speech in Istanbul, Turkey, where he is attending the NATO Summit. Sovereignty transferred to the interim Iraqi government from the Coalition Provisional Authority, which has run the country for 14 months, two days ahead of schedule in a brief ceremony today. Bush said this is a day "of great hope...
  • Occupation Ends; Iraqis Take Charge of Country's Fate (DoD)

    06/28/2004 6:47:58 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 39 replies · 3,582+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | June 28, 2004 | John D. Banusiewicz
    Occupation Ends; Iraqis Take Charge of Country's Fate By John D. BanusiewiczAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 28, 2004 – Sovereignty in Iraq passed from the Coalition Provisional Authority to the interim Iraqi government this morning, two days ahead of schedule. In a 10-minute ceremony inside the heavily fortified "Green Zone" where coalition headquarters is located in Baghdad, CPA administrator Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III read a letter he had signed which dissolved the CPA. "As recognized in U.N. Security Council Resolution 1546, the Coalition Provisional Authority will cease to exist on June 28, at which point the occupation...
  • Walter Reed Pioneers Pain Management Program

    05/26/2004 10:38:46 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 1,241+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | May 26, 2004 | Rudi Williams
    Walter Reed Pioneers Pain Management Program By Rudi WilliamsAmerican Forces Press Service Third in a Three-Part SeriesWASHINGTON, May 26, 2004 – Regional anesthesia, a technique that delivers local pain relief through a catheter, is gaining momentum as a pain-management technique for people wounded in battle. Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Chester C. Buckenmaier III, chief of the regional anesthesia section at Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center, discusses continuous peripheral anesthesia blocks with George Washington University Medical Center Drs. Olya Quitkin, right, and Lavern Bentt. The visiting doctors from that facility, also in Washington, were at Walter Reed observing the...
  • Operational Update Briefing [AMMO]

    04/13/2004 5:36:06 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 206+ views
    DoD ^ | April 12, 2004 | General John Abizaid, Commander, CENTCOM, Lt. General Ricardo S. Sanchez, CJTF-7
      United States Department of Defense.News TranscriptOn the web: contact: +1 (703) 697-5131 Public contact: or +1 (703) 428-0711 Presenter: General John Abizaid, Commander, U.S. Central Command Monday, April 12, 2004 10:55 a.m. EDT Operational Update Briefing (Special briefing via teleconference between Baghdad, Iraq and the Pentagon. Also participating was Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez, Commander, CJTC-7, and Mr. Bryan Whitman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)            Whitman:  All right.  Well, thank you for taking the time today to join the Pentagon press corps back here.  And I know that you want to make a few...
  • 3rd Infantry soldiers riding next to reporter wounded

    04/05/2003 7:10:02 PM PST · by wzlboy · 29 replies · 330+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 4/5/03 | RON MARTZ
    3rd Infantry soldiers riding next to reporter wounded Medic's 15-minute struggle to save their lives seemed to last hours By RON MARTZAtlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer Related: • Brant Sanderlin's photos • War news updates With Charlie Co., Task Force 1-64, Baghdad, Iraq -- The soldiers were there for a reason. The logical, rational explanation is that they were there because their tank caught fire and had to be destroyed. So, without a ride, they jumped onto the armored personnel carrier with me. I prefer to believe it was the hand of God that put them there, one behind me,...
  • Missing U.S. tanks were broken, stranded in desert (8 MIA Marines Found)

    04/01/2003 12:33:43 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 199 replies · 463+ views
    McClatchy News Service via Fresno Bee ^ | April 1, 2003, 5:43 AM | Sharon Schmickle
    <p>Britons rescue the two American crews after days of hobbling along.</p> <p>CAMP VIPER, Iraq -- Learning Sunday that they had been considered missing in action was only the latest nightmare for eight Marines whose M1A1 Abrams tanks broke down in the Iraqi desert and lost contact with U.S. forces.</p>
  • America's Quiet Patiotism

    03/31/2003 5:18:43 PM PST · by UnklGene · 20 replies · 397+ views
    The Daily Telegraph-UK ^ | April 1, 2003 | Editorial
    America's Quiet Patiotism (Filed: 01/04/2003) To say the military assault on Iraq is an American war does not detract from the bravery of our soldiers, or the courage of the Prime Minister in committing forces to a cause he believes to be just as well as necessary. But it is an American war in that no other country could conceivably launch a land, sea and air assault on this scale half-way around the world. It is an American war in the sense that while the toppling of Saddam Hussein has long been a dream at some of the more hawkish...
  • US Marines turn fire on civilians at the bridge of death (Should we believe this story?)

    03/31/2003 8:03:09 AM PST · by Timesink · 92 replies · 598+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | March 30, 2003 | Mark Franchetti
    March 30, 2003US Marines turn fire on civilians at the bridge of deathMark Franchetti, NasiriyaTHE light was a strange yellowy grey and the wind was coming up, the beginnings of a sandstorm. The silence felt almost eerie after a night of shooting so intense it hurt the eardrums and shattered the nerves. My footsteps felt heavy on the hot, dusty asphalt as I walked slowly towards the bridge at Nasiriya. A horrific scene lay ahead. Some 15 vehicles, including a minivan and a couple of trucks, blocked the road. They were riddled with bullet holes. Some had caught fire and...

    03/02/2003 7:44:04 PM PST · by comwatch · 34 replies · 446+ views
    C-Span Proggramming ^ | Sunday, March 2, 2003 | Dave Jenest
    This is probably redundant... but just in case....Patriot Rally for AmericaIn case you missed it or don't have cable...Playing again on C-Span Click image to watch at the appointed hour. 01:55 am2:34 (est.) RallyPatriot Rally for America Free RepublicRobert K. Dornan , R, CaliforniaBlanquita Cullum , America's Voice It also appears that C-Span will sell copies of the programRally Patriot Rally for America Free Republic Washington, District of Columbia (United States)ID: 175314 - 03/01/2003 - 2:40 - $90.00Dornan, Robert K., U.S. Representative, R, CaliforniaCullum, Blanquita, Talk Show Host, America's VoiceMartin, Kevin, Director, African American Republican Leadership Council, Government AffairsTrulock, Notra, Associate Editor,...