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  • Slain SEAL’s Dad Wants Answers: ‘Don’t Hide Behind my Son’s Death’

    02/26/2017 11:02:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 129 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Julie K. Brown | FEBRUARY 26, 2017
    When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects. It was a private transfer, as the family had requested. No media and no bystanders, except for some military dignitaries. Owens’ father, Bill, had learned only a short time before the ceremony that Trump was coming. Owens was sitting with his wife, Marie, and other family members in the solemn, living room-like space where the loved ones of...
  • Khizr Khan: Muslim ban could hurt US security

    01/26/2017 10:40:59 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 77 replies
    If the President alienates Muslim Americans, frequent President Donald Trump critic Khizr Khan said he may end up endangering national security. "Muslim are at the front lines. Patriotic Muslims within the United States feel alienated and if they are alienated, they will not be as supportive of his policies, as supportive of security and the threats that loom within our country," the Gold Star father told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Thursday on "New Day." "He should be reaching out to Muslims. He should be reaching out, joining hands to deal with the safety of the United States."
  • Chuck Schumer Probably Shouldn’t Have Insulted Tom Cotton About Where He Was Eight Years Ago

    01/23/2017 3:50:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 75 replies ^ | 1/23/16 | Saagar Enjeti
    Sens. Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer reportedly got into an angry confrontation on the Senate floor Friday over Senate Democrats delaying the confirmation of Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA director, The Weekly Standard reports. Cotton was reportedly irate with Schumer’s delay of the confirmation vote and loudly accosted him on the Senate floor. Schumer retorted that the Senate had never confirmed a CIA director on Inauguration Day, adding that Senate Republicans also did not do so for former President Barack Obama. He continued that Cotton would have known this precedent if he had been in the Senate eight years previously....
  • Trump Debate Invitees Include Benghazi Survivor, Gold Star Mom

    09/26/2016 10:40:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    MEdiaite ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Joe Depaulo
    CNN has just released a partial list of Donald Trump debate invitees. Gennifer Flowers: Out Benghazi survivor Mark Geist: In TWITTER: Jim Acosta Among Trump camp guests: Gen. Mike Flynn, Gen. Keith Kellogg, Bruce LaVelle, Mark Geist (survived Benghazi), Karen Vaughn (Gold Star mom) 1:02 PM - 26 Sep 2016
  • Hillary's Pac, Priorities USA, Uses Another Gold Star Mom To Attack Trump

    08/07/2016 9:28:06 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 7, 2016
    Hillary's PAC, Priorities USA, has come out with an ad capitalizing on the Kahn comments. They have a mother who lost her son talking about how Trump's comments towards Kahn's wife offended her.
  • Mother of Navy SEAL: Obama ignored our ONE request, used son’s death for photo op instead

    08/05/2016 5:05:19 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | 8/05/16 | Kelly Carson
    When Karen Vaughn went to Dover Air Force Base in 2011 to meet her son’s body, the mother of Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn didn’t mind that President Barack Obama was there. She and the other family members gathered had one simple request. “What we experienced there is the families unanimously asked Barack Obama to not bring any media, to not make this a media event, that he was welcome to be with us but no media,” she told CNN’s “Legal View” guest host Ana Cabrera on Thursday. “And you know he showed up with cameras, and the next day our...
  • Obama Ignored Requests To Keep Media Away From Son’s Casket

    08/05/2016 5:54:44 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Shortened title. Full title: Gold Star Mom: If You’re Outraged By Trump, Be Outraged That Obama Ignored Requests To Keep Media Away From Son’s Casket On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Legal View,” Gold Star mom Karen Vaughn said that while the Khan family “probably had a right to be offended” over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s remarks, President Obama ignored a request by her and other families not to bring media to the return of the caskets of their children, and “if you’re going to just be outraged that one person says something that could be construed as a flippant...
  • Gold Star mom: Trump was soft-spoken, tender

    08/05/2016 6:22:01 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 10 replies
    cnn ^ | 8/4 | richmond
    (CNN)For the last week, headlines have focused on the war of words between Donald Trump and Khizr Khan, the man whose Muslim-American son died in the Iraq War and who spoke out against the Republican candidate at the Democratic National Convention. So it might come as a surprise to hear a group of Gold Star families describe a private meeting with Trump as "warm" and "compassionate." But Karen Vaughn, whose son Aaron, a Navy SEAL, died in Afghanistan, said she left it feeling that Trump understood where the families were coming from.
  • Father Of Benghazi Victim Shocks CNN Hosts On Live TV: Hilary Clinton Lied About His Son’s Death

    08/04/2016 2:08:36 PM PDT · by wrrock · 19 replies
    butasforme ^ | 8/4/2016 | butasforme
    CNN Host: Should Mr. Trump Appologize [to Mr. Khan]? Charles Woods: I know who should apologize. And that would be Hillary Clinton for lying to the American families who lost their loved ones. As well as to the American public. She hasn’t apologized for that yet. If fact, she’s even doubled down and called us liars. Which is not appropriate at all. CNN Host: Who are you endorsing this election? Charles Woods: Well, my son would still be alive if Mrs. Clinton was performing her job properly as Secretary of State. So in good conscious, I cannot vote for the...
  • Marine’s Blistering Open Letter Calls Out Khizr Khan For Using His Son’s Sacrifice to Play Politics

    08/04/2016 12:21:32 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 14 replies ^ | 8,13,2016 | Justen Charters
    Since the DNC, one of the hottest topics remains Captain Humayan Khan’s father, Khizr, and his controversial comments about Trump. Trump is being accused of disrespecting a fallen war hero. In contrast, Khan is getting accused of using his son’s death for a political agenda.
  • Trump meets with Gold Star families amid controversy

    08/03/2016 7:00:41 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    vanity | August 3, 2016 | self
    Good article at Military Times about the meeting Trump had with some Gold Star families in Florida
  • THE WRATH OF KHAN (Coulter article)

    08/03/2016 10:39:42 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 28 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | Aug 3, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Khizr Khan, the Muslim "Gold Star Father" who harangued Americans at the Democratic National Convention, with a mute, hijab-wearing wife at his side, is just another in a long string of human shields liberals send out to defend their heinous policies. The "Jersey Girls" were the classic example, first described in that magnificent book Godless: The Church of Liberalism. In order to shut down a debate they're losing, Democrats find victims to make their arguments for them, pre-empting counter-argument by droning on about the suffering of their victim-spokesperson. Alternative opinions must be preceded by proof that the speaker has "sacrificed"...
  • In Remembrance: Gold Star Mother’s and Families’ Day 2014

    09/28/2014 12:21:11 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-28-2014 | MOTUS
    “The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as "Gold Star Mother's Day" and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in its observance.”From the Proclamation Issued By President George W. Bush, September 21, 2007 The gift of liberty is secured by heroes who have answered the call to serve when America needed them most. On Gold Star Mother's Day, we honor the mothers of the service men and women who have given their lives in the defense of our great Nation....
  • Admiral Mullen's Parapraxis

    01/25/2014 7:28:50 PM PST · by Noremac · 7 replies
    Blasted ^ | January 25, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    A soldier returning home from one of our 'dirty little wars'. I've been chewing on that speech that former Admiral Mike Mullen (you know him – one of the main cheerleaders for the repeal of DADT), now retired, gave at a breakfast attended by Gold Star families and members of Concerned Veterans for America, earlier this week. Here, for point of reference, are some of his comments: “Our culture is a culture of ‘if you’re here, we love you, and if you are not, please carry on [with] whatever it is, And the best and worst example of that were...
  • A Scandal Bigger Than Benghazi?

    08/12/2013 5:38:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 12, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - A Scandal Bigger Than Benghazi?Posted By Arnold Ahlert On August 12, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In a story that has remained largely under the mainstream media radar, Congress announced late last month that it would finally investigate the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that resulted in 38 deaths, including 22 members of SEAL Team 6, made famous three months earlier when they killed Osama Bin Laden. Grieving family members insist that soldiers in the elite unit were placed in unnecessary danger by the recklessness of the Obama administration, whose actions...
  • Marine dad first to get Gold Star California license plate (Father of 3/5 Fallen Marine)

    12/13/2010 8:49:14 PM PST · by Saoirise · 18 replies
    North County Times ^ | 12/13/2010 | Mark Walker
    Six years ago, on Dec. 14, Camp Pendleton Marine Cpl. Mike Anderson Jr. lost his life during house-to-house combat in the city of Fallujah, a seminal battle in the Iraq war. Last week, his father became the first person in California to be issued a "Gold Star" license plate in recognition of his family's loss. For the senior Anderson, the presentation Thursday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger capped a five-year-long effort to get California to join 45 other states that have made the plates available to families of troops killed in action. "It's an acknowledgment of the sacrifice of families left...
  • Family thankful for Gold Star plate

    06/03/2010 9:42:50 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 2 replies · 144+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 6:13 PM EDT | Kristin Maiorano
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A local lawmaker recently received what he calls his "highest honor." State Sen. Ron Alting (R-22nd district) received a bracelet today from the Frantz family in Lafayette. It was specially made in honor of their son, Matthew Frantz, who was killed in Iraq in January 2006. Matthew's mother, Marilyn Frantz, said the bracelet was the least they could do for Alting's efforts to establish Gold Star license plates in Indiana. The license plates are now available for the parents, spouses, siblings and children of anyone who died while serving in the military on active duty. Frantz...
  • Marie Gardner,past President Gold Star Mothers has died

    03/18/2009 7:32:20 AM PDT · by Doogle · 16 replies · 639+ views
    me,because the MSM don't care | 03/18/09 | Doogle
    Marie Gardner, a past President of The Gold Star Mothers past away last friday and I thought others should know about her passing. What surprised me about this is, I did a search for an article and was dumbfounded...not a peep, nada,nothing in the news. A woman who met Presidents, spoke nationally, received awards...nothing! More can be found at the PGR site
  • A Gold Star Mom’s Open Letter To Obama

    01/31/2009 7:31:42 AM PST · by Brytani · 12 replies · 782+ views
    Pat Dollard Website ^ | 01/29/2009 | Debbie Lee
    An Open Letter From Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee To President Obama It is with a heavy heart for my country that I write to you today. I pray that you will be inspired, challenged, and that you will reconsider decisions that you have made in the past week since you took the oath to preserve, protect and defend our constitution. Many in my family have taken a similar oath in the military including my sons Kristofer & Marc, my son-in-law Chris, my brother Jim and my Father. “I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and...
  • Christmas Prayer for our Troops & their Families

    12/25/2008 8:35:08 AM PST · by eaglesnest1 · 21 replies · 1,025+ views
    self | 12/25/08 | eaglesnest1
    Lord God, there is no other God but You. You alone are Savior. You alone are Redeemer. When we trust in You, when we fear You alone, there You are, by our sides, protecting, providing in Your ever-perfect Way….especially when we do not understand. Lord God, You came on that first Christmas as the Prince of Peace – not the Prince of peace as the world defines it but the peace which You bring to tortured souls, the peace which surpasses understanding and the peace between Jew and Gentile that anyone, yes, anyone who proclaims belief in You as Savior...