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  • Teacher who stopped attack says he had to save students

    05/28/2018 10:43:30 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 14 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | May 28, 2018 11:55 am | AP
    <p>In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seaman, now a science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., subdued a student armed with two handguns who opened fire inside his classroom Friday, May, 25, 2018. The assailant wounded classmate and Seaman whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.</p>
  • Angel Flight

    05/28/2018 11:57:39 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015 | Radney Foster
    Sorry for the Vanity, but I thought this appropriate. We attended a Memorial Day ceremony at a War Memorial today and they played this song about C-130 pilots returning a hero home for the last time. It's very moving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Ikj1hZDnw
  • ‘I did not really think,’ says Paris migrant who climbed building to save child

    05/28/2018 7:08:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    ABC news ^ | 28 may 2018 | PAUL PRADIER
    Gassama was in the neighborhood to watch a soccer match in a local restaurant when he heard people screaming and cars honking in the streets. When he saw the young child dangling from a balcony, Gassama climbed up four floors of the apartment building and rescued the boy in less than one minute. When emergency services arrived at the scene, he had already pulled the child to safety. ..."Bravo," replied the French president. It took less than 48 hours for French authorities to respond to Gassama’s wish. The Elysee Palace announced Monday he will be made a French citizen and...
  • Jake Tapper Says John McCain Not Inviting Trump To His Funeral Is A 'Real Moment for the Country'

    05/07/2018 6:50:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 134 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/06/18
    CNN Jake Tapper says McCain is 'American Hero’ for not wanting Trump at funeral ‘Real moment for the country’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7YvIxp2M70
  • ‘Nerves of steel’: She calmly landed, just as you’d expect of a former fighter pilot(trunc)

    04/18/2018 7:32:46 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 163 replies
    WP via MSN ^ | 4/18/2018 | Samantha Schmidt
    <p>The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board.</p> <p>“Southwest 1380, we’re single engine,” Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, said. “We have part of the aircraft missing so we’re going to need to slow down a bit.” She asked for medical personnel to meet her aircraft on the runway. “We’ve got injured passengers.”</p>
  • Story of an American hero’s wife never gets old

    04/06/2018 1:36:27 PM PDT · by Mark · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/6/2018 | Dennis McCarthy
    PAMELA MURPHY All these years later, she’s still remembered by newspaper editors and publishers in small towns across this country wanting to know if they can reprint for their readers a column I wrote on her death. Sure, I tell them, go ahead. We had her all to ourselves out here for so long working at the Sepulveda VA, we almost took her for granted — as if that were ever really possible. There never has been a woman who commanded so much attention and respect from the first moment the veterans heard whispers in the VA hallways about who...
  • Thomas Hudner, Naval aviator awarded MoH for trying to save pilot in Korea, interred at Arlington

    04/04/2018 3:54:06 PM PDT · by Saint X · 38 replies
    USNI News ^ | 4/4/18 | U.S. Naval Institute
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY – Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., a naval aviator who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War, was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery today. A native of Fall River, Mass., Hudner was flying as the wingman for Ens. Jessie L. Brown during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in 1950 when Brown was forced to crash-land his F4U Corsair after being hit by enemy fire. Seeing that Brown had survived the crash but was trapped in the wreckage, Hudner crash-landed his own plane so he could try to...
  • Anthony Borges, hero of Stoneman Douglas shooting, gets invite to FC Barcelona

    03/01/2018 5:27:31 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 10 replies
    FC Barcelona ^ | 3-1-2018
    Anthony Borges, who played at the new Barça Academy in Lauderhill, near Fort Lauderdale, for two months in 2016, Florida, has received a club shirt signed by the first team players this week. And it’s a gesture that he most certainly deserves. For the 15-year-old of Venezuelan origin is a true hero. Anthony received five bullet shots in the back and limbs as he helped 20 classmates to take refuge in one of the rooms while holding the door – and thanks to his gallantry the death toll, horrific as it already is, was not much higher.
  • An ex-con disarmed a gunman in a Texas church. Then ‘the good guys shot me’

    02/27/2018 9:09:08 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 2/27/18 | Matthew Martinez
    When a man with a handgun walked into a church service at the Faith City Mission in Amarillo, Texas, most of the crowd of about 100 started to run. But Tony Garces, an ex-con, took his shirt off and confronted the gunman, according to a news release from Amarillo police. After Garces wrestled the gun away from 35-year-old Joshua Len Jones, and helped prevent what could have been another mass shooting on the same day as the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., at least one Amarillo police officer shot Garces. He was hit twice, in...
  • Dramatic moment mother and daughter fight off shotgun-wielding robber by shooting him.

    02/24/2018 11:34:45 AM PST · by Kozy · 26 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 02/24/2018 | Connor Boyd and Dave Rudge
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5430423/US-mother-daughter-fend-shotgun-wielding-robber.html
  • APD calls shooter who stopped violent attack a ‘hero’ (NM

    02/20/2018 9:45:23 AM PST · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 19, 2018 | Ryan Boetel
    Albuquerque police are calling the man who shot and killed another man at Yale and Gibson on Sunday evening a “hero” who may have prevented a murder. Officer Simon Drobik, a police spokesman, said charges are not likely to be filed against the 34-year-old man, but the final decision will be up to the District Attorney’s Office. The man, an Uber driver who has served in the National Guard for 12 years, intervened in a domestic violence altercation that led to the shooting, police said. Drobik told reporters that Xiao Gong, who owns an Albuquerque hotel, was driving her daughter...
  • 101st soldier receives Soldier’s Medal after saving 2 from burning vehicle

    01/23/2018 12:24:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Clarksville Now ^ | January 23, 2018 | Fort Campbell Public Affairs
    Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, pins the Soldier’s Medal on Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment,deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, received the award for heroism and his lifesaving actions when he rescued a couple from a burning vehicle, June 9, 2017FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” The fitting Martin Luther King Jr. quote is a personal favorite of Staff Sgt. Nicholas...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Texas Shooting Hero, Stephen Willeford, Describes in Harrowing Detail How he Took Down..

    11/06/2017 5:43:24 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 35 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 11/06/2017 | Steven Crowder
    An actual world exclusive. Turns out the man's daughter is a fan and #MugClub members. This is an amazing story. It's no wonder the MSM doesn't want you to know about him. He's everything they try to claim gun owners are NOT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4HEchh0XD8
  • Customer tackles, disarms bank robbery suspect

    10/31/2017 8:25:52 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 5 replies
    The Extract ^ | 10.25.17 | Editor
    Surveillance footage at one Pennsylvania bank shows a customer intervene during an apparent attempted robbery. The man can be seen in the video entering the bank shortly before another man walked in with his face covered, carrying what appeared to be a gun.
  • BREAKING: Dem caught on film saying EXACTLY what she claimed Trump said! (Video)

    10/21/2017 3:54:06 PM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    Truthfeednews.com ^ | 10/20/17 | By truthfeednews
    Ready for some stunning hypocrisy? Democrat Frederica Wilson accused Trump of being heartless and telling an army widow her husband “knew what she signed up for” However, how ironic that she said essentially the EXACT SAME THING when discussing slain FBI agents in 2015. Is she equally outraged at her OWN comments?
  • President Gerald R. Ford's Remarks Restoring Rights of Citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

    08/29/2017 7:05:33 PM PDT · by central_va · 29 replies
    Ford Library ^ | Aug 5th,1975 | Gerald Ford
    I am very pleased to sign Senate Joint Resolution 23, restoring posthumously the long overdue, full rights of citizenship to General Robert E. Lee. This legislation corrects a 110-year oversight of American history. It is significant that it is signed at this place. -- Gerald R. Ford, President
  • Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled hero's farewell

    07/28/2017 5:55:07 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    AP and Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 Jul 17 | AP writer
    Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. Cena the 10-year-old black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, a museum ship in Muskegon, and carried off in a flag-draped coffin. Cena, who was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, was a bomb-sniffer for the Marines until his retirement in 2014. The celebration for Cena was organized by his owner, Lance Cpl. Jeff Young, who was paired with the dog in 2009 and...
  • 79 Years Young and Looking Great: Happy Birthday, Billy Mills

    07/01/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 14 replies
    Indian Country Today ^ | June 30, 2017 | Vincent Schilling
    In 1964, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Billy Mills, an Oglala Lakota, prepared to run the 10,000 meter race in hopes of winning an Olympic gold medal. Today, over five decades later, he is celebrating his 79th birthday.
  • MUST WATCH: Special Ops Veteran Runs Into ISIS Gunfire to Save Little Girl!

    06/19/2017 9:06:21 PM PDT · by Vendome · 33 replies
    Tell Me Now ^ | 6/19/2017 | Erin Perri
    H David Eubank is a former Special Forces Operative turned aid worker. The 56 year old veteran’s Free Burma Rangers aid organization has been in Mosul, Iraq fighting ISIS. He previously was in the military free fall team with the First Special Forces Group, so he is skilled in combat unlike most aid workers. So, when ISIS was firing upon civilians and he saw a little girl about 150 feet away from him, he sprang into action to rescue her. As you can see in the tweeted video below, Eubank is donning only a helmet and a bulletproof vest. He...
  • Finsbury Park Attack Suspect Named as Cardiff Resident Darren Osborne

    06/19/2017 1:40:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19, 2017 | Breitbart London
    “I’ve known him for 35 years, I grew up with him. It’s 100% him. He lives in Wales, he has four kids and his partner,” the man said. [snip] Earlier Monday morning Osborne was arrested on terrorism and attempted murder charges. Witnesses say that after the attack he shouted, “I’m going to kill all Muslims – I did my bit.”