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  • LIBERAL HEROS AND VILLIANS

    10/02/2013 8:59:10 AM PDT · by 7thson · 3 replies
    The reason for starting this general conversation is I am a comic fan - specifically the Marvel/DC line of superheros. I just watched FLASHPOINT. The story is how the Flash goes back in time, changes the event of his mothers death, and upon his return the earth is drastically changed. He never got the speed force and there is no Flash. Bruce Wayne is shot as a child and his father becomes a more darker Batman, dealing out death, and Bruce's mother becomes the Joker. Superman is taken into custody upon his landing on earth and kept away from the...
  • Hillary Botches Civil Rights Hero's Name "Medgar Evans."

    08/12/2013 8:17:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 8/13/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Hillary Clinton, speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco Monday night, botched the name of civil rights icon Medgar Evers. The former secretary of state and first lady was recounting the story of one of her mentors, lawyer John Doar. "In 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi, John stepped between angry protesters and armed police to prevent a potential massacre after the murder of Medgar Evans," said Clinton, who was referring to Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist who was murdered while walking into his home on June 12, 1963. Watch the video below:
  • List of Sheriffs Saying ‘NO’ to Obama Gun Control

    01/21/2013 1:52:09 PM PST · by AuntB · 34 replies
    CSPOA ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | CSPOA
    Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken. The following is a list of sheriffs and state sheriff’s associations from all over our great nation who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unlawful gun control measures. I applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction. I would encourage other Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom. List of State Sheriff’s Associations 1. Utah Sheriff’s Association List of County Sheriffs 1. Sheriff...
  • Chris Hayes from MSNBC is uncomfortable with calling war dead heros

    05/30/2012 9:26:08 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 7 replies
    "It is, I think very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking the word valor, without invoking the word heros. Why do I feel so uncomfortable about the word hero? I feel… uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, and things like that. But it seems...
  • America Attacked - 911 video

    09/10/2011 6:05:15 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 10 replies
    America Attacked - GunStuff ^ | 9.11.12 | gunstuff
    Every year I watch this two or three times to remind myself that foru planes with innocents aboard crashed into the Pentagon, a field in PA and the twin towers. It breaks your heart to hear the phone calls - to family to say good bye. We must never forget that evil has a name...Islam perverted
  • tributes to 911 via on line radio

    09/09/2011 11:16:57 AM PDT · by q_an_a
    Kaam Radio in Dallas, TX ^ | various + Kack Mcoy, Dave Tanner
    every hour on the hour all day till Sunday night the station has a variety of tributes to the servicemen, first responders etc. etc. My wife called and said, I made me cry as I listened last hour. (12:00 CT) These folsk fly the flag three or four times a day and have some good old music too
  • Hundreds cheer Wounded Warriors at Bush Intercontinental Airport

    05/21/2011 7:26:06 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 7 replies
    KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | May 20, 2011 | Doug Miller
    HOUSTON—Hundreds of people gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday to welcome more than 200 wounded veterans to Houston. The veterans, many of them in wheelchairs or on crutches, passed through a cordon of cheering civilians waving flags and yelling their thanks. Some people in the crowd stepped out to shake the veterans hands or hug them and welcome them to Texas. "Awesome," said one of the veterans. "God bless Texas." (snip) "In the morning they’re going to see 200 boats sitting on the water with volunteers that are opening their hearts to show these soldiers a really good time...
  • Video: Medal Of Honor Celebrates 150th Anniversary

    03/26/2011 8:07:34 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 1 replies
    Senior military and Pentagon officials and their families were on hand for the event at the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.
  • Department Begins Project for Vietnam War Veterans

    01/19/2011 4:05:40 PM PST · by Dubya · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 – More than three decades after the war’s end, the Defense Department has begun a project to pay tribute to the nation’s Vietnam War veterans. The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration was spawned from the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. “It was a very important time period for veterans, because most Vietnam veterans as a whole never received the homecoming that our troops receive now,” said Army Lt. Col. Hunter Holliday, public affairs officer for the commemoration. At the center of the project is a website, “50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration,” at...
  • 'Where do we get these people?'

    11/25/2010 2:18:55 PM PST · by radioone · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11-25-10 | Rich Lowry
    In this season of gratitude, Bill Krissoff has a different notion of thankfulness than most of us. He feels "very lucky" to have been able to drop his orthopedic practice in Truckee, Calif. (a ski town in the Sierra Nevada), enlist in the Navy, and deploy to a war zone to repair the broken bodies of Marines -- all at an age when most other people are making retirement plans. Bill and Christine Krissoff had a right to think their family had already sacrificed enough for the country. Both their sons Nathan and Austin "were heavily influenced by 9/11," Krissoff...
  • Video: Troops Returning Home to Surprised Loved Ones

    05/20/2010 8:16:51 PM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 84 replies · 2,619+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/20/10 | EyeBlast TV Staff
    If this does not bring a tear to your eye, head to the cardiologist because you are missing a heart.
  • Plaque hack at Anderson Cooper's new place

    02/12/2010 11:49:46 AM PST · by Species8472 · 23 replies · 1,611+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2010 | TOM TOPOUSIS
    There'll be little room for history in Anderson Cooper's new home. Before he bought his century-old firehouse in Greenwich Village, bronze plaques honoring members of Fire Patrol 2 who died in the line of duty -- including on 9/11 -- were stripped from the building to make it easier to sell. The plaques were rescued from a pile of trash by Arnie Roma, whose son, Keith, a member of the fire patrol that worked out of the building, died on Sept. 11, 2001, rescuing people from the World Trade Center. A plaque in his son's honor graced the firehouse's facade....
  • 0BOWma's biggest snub of the SOTU....unbelievable!

    01/28/2010 7:39:44 AM PST · by MadelineZapeezda · 26 replies · 2,561+ views
    vanity | 1/28/2010 | me
    First Lady Michelle OBOWma invited the officers Sgts. Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd to sit with her in the guest box at Zero's SOTU. They were both credited with stopping Army Maj. Hasan, the Fort Hood crazed muslim terrorist who killed 13 people in November Kim Munley was shot in the knee and just released from the hospital last week. http://whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/01/26/ft-hood-police-officers-to-join-first-lady-at-state-of-the-union/
  • We Pay Them Tribute (NOTE: You might need Kleenex!)

    11/29/2009 5:44:53 PM PST · by greatdefender · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Let us pay tribute to these champions of freedom & heroes of the Red, White & Blue! God Bless Them (Living or deceased)
  • Band Of Brothers Hero, Darrell 'Shifty' Powers Dies

    06/25/2009 2:01:18 PM PDT · by Flavius · 64 replies · 3,197+ views
    Tricities.com ^ | 6/20/09 | Roger Brown
    <p>In a 2001 interview with The Roanoke Times, Darrell "Shifty" Powers talked about some of his experiences during World War II.</p> <p>Powers, a United States Army paratrooper and sharpshooter, belonged to Easy Company, part of the legendary 101st Airborne Division. He recalled a bitterly cold day in the Ardennes when he was able to draw down on a German sniper, sighting his target by the misty cloud of the man's breath. He killed him with one shot.</p>
  • Hero makes it Home: WWII veteran laid to rest 65yrs after plane crash (touching story)

    04/26/2009 7:50:27 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 9 replies · 947+ views
    LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL ^ | Sunday, April 26, 2009 | Ray Westbrook
    Staff Sgt. Jimmie Doyle, whose warplane crashed into the ocean off Palau in 1944, was given full military honors, along with a hero's homecoming, during funeral and graveside services Saturday at Lamesa. The location of the plane was unknown for 60 years, then found under 70 feet of water in 2004 by the BentProp Project that searches for soldiers missing in action. The plane and the crewmen still aboard were recovered in 2008, and Doyle's identification was completed earlier this year. His grandson, U.S. Marine Capt. Casey Doyle, recently escorted Staff Sgt. Doyle's casket from Hawaii to his hometown of...
  • Rescued ship captain returns home

    04/17/2009 2:18:38 PM PDT · by appleseed · 19 replies · 761+ views
    BBC ^ | 17 April 2009
    Richard Phillips, captain of the US container ship the Maersk Alabama that was attacked by pirates off the Somali coast, has arrived back in the US. His home town of Underhill, Vermont, is preparing to give him a hero's welcome. After being reunited with his family, Capt Phillips thanked the military for rescuing him, saying there were the real heroes. During the attack, he offered himself as a prisoner to the pirates in return for them letting his crew go free. He was rescued after US snipers shot dead three of the pirates that were holding him captive on a...
  • Made by a 15 year old girl

    04/02/2009 8:09:29 AM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 60 replies · 3,512+ views
    an email to me this morning ^ | 2009 | don't know her name
    This puts to shame the output of a number of Hollywood producers and/or directors. All I can say is WOW!!!!!!! This film was made by a 15 year old girl. It is the hottest thing on the internet and on Fox News today. Lizzie Palmer who put this YouTube program together, is 15 years old. There have been over 3,000,000 hits as of this morning. In case you missed it, here it is. Watch all of it.......and, pass it on!! http://www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0&autoplay=1
  • RIDE-IN to the Atlanta Tea Party - Calling all GA BIKERS!

    03/31/2009 7:02:17 PM PDT · by leftyontheright · 9 replies · 881+ views
    North GA Freepers | 3/31/09 | me
    Announcing a bikers "Ride-In" in support of the Media March and Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party Meet at: The Varsity, downtown ATL - April 15 KSU: 4:30 p.m. Short ride through downtown Atlanta to the Capitol in support of the Media March and Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party. The media can only ignore us for so long. Let's rattle some windows at CNN Center, AJC and more...time for our 'voices' to be heard.
  • Heroic Hollywood: Something We Can Believe In – Again

    03/31/2009 6:47:51 PM PDT · by Harpo Speaks · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 3/31/09 | Russ Dvonch
    Hollywood’s gift to America – and the world – is the Hollywood Hero. Cue laughter from the Left: “How quaint! How primitive! How typical of lowbrow, right-wing culture! We give our Best Picture awards to nihilist movies like "No Country for Old Men" and Best Actor awards to anti-heroes like Daniel Plainview in "There Will Be Blood." No hope for millions of Americans there!” Many of you have probably taken courses in screenwriting and read several of books on the subject. You know about character arcs, emotional beats, and mid-point reversals. Yet, when it comes to putting words to paper,...
  • The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

    03/16/2009 7:47:42 PM PDT · by reader25 · 31 replies · 1,576+ views
    Yahoo News/The American Legion ^ | Mon Mar 16, 5:49 pm ET | Craig Roberts
    The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases. "It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is...
  • Pray for American Heroes

    03/13/2009 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 8 replies · 404+ views
    3/13/09 | Hiskid
    Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. 1 Chron. 29:11
  • Because he cared, war dead get the respect they're due

    03/08/2009 8:15:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies · 905+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/7/09 | Gail Rosenblum
    Eric Besvold missed the HBO premiere of "Taking Chance" a few weeks ago, but he hopes to catch it on DVD. Besvold, 35, is drawn to the true story of Marine Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, who escorts the body of 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps, killed in Iraq, home to Dubois, Wyo. Besvold has traveled much the same road. In June 2006, Besvold, a St. Paul resident who works on the baggage ramp for Northwest Airlines, was jolted by what he saw one afternoon. After the normal sea of luggage down the conveyer belt came a military casket, "like just...
  • Republicans Oust Budget-Talks Leader...

    02/18/2009 4:31:27 PM PST · by dila813 · 22 replies · 1,839+ views
    drudgereport ^ | Feb. 18 | Drudge Report
    Links through to evil Bloomberg.... Senator Hollingsworth is the new leader.... Went to the new leader's site to listen to him. http://cssrc.us/web/36/ He Warmed My Heart! This is the Hope I and change I am looking for! Kind of like a Palin not in charge but will do everything it takes to fight hard. Researching him, thinking of sending some donations.
  • General Patton's "Blood and Guts" Speech the Troops (Warning Language)

    03/17/2003 5:26:05 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 21 replies · 5,443+ views
    General Patton
    The Speech Given somewhere in England on June 5th, 1944 "Be seated." Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self-respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real...
  • McCain Stops at Senate en Route to White House (McCain Stops arrives at Senate, no deal yet)

    09/25/2008 1:19:34 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 269+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | September 25, 2008 | By Michael D. Shear and Lori Montgomery
    The White House meeting was in part the result of McCain's stunning pronouncement Wednesday that he would stop campaigning to return to Washington, where he had urged Bush to convene a summit to address the crisis. But for most of the afternoon, McCain has not visibly been part of the action on the issue. He was not present when House and Senate negotiators emerged from a two-hour meeting to declare success. That announcement was made by Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Robert F. Bennett (Utah) and Frank. McCain, by contrast, spent some time...
  • America Attacked - Still the best video every about 911

    09/10/2008 8:12:23 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 11 replies · 331+ views
    gunstuff ^ | 10.11.01 | gunstuff
    This is the story that never dies, because people with a love of our country have captured the day, the horror, the evil that attacks the innocent. I will never forget - I hope you will share this with your friends. God Bless the people who helped, the people who lost so much. Bless the men and women who volunteered to find the killers and to show them we will not be afraid - we will find them and do what we must to build a just world.
  • Hollywood’s Hero Deficit

    07/10/2008 10:45:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 13 replies · 172+ views
    The American, A Magazine of Ideas ^ | July 07, 2008 | James Bowman
    The movie industry no longer aspires to portray genuine heroism—even though that's precisely what audiences want to see. A spate of movies about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terror came out last year, all of them hostile to U.S. involvement and all of them box-office flops. At the time there was a certain amount of soul-searching in the media as to why, when most Americans told pollsters they thought the Iraq war, at least, had been a mistake, they didn't seem to want to go and see movies that sought to show them just how...
  • Bagpipes Cryin'

    06/30/2008 12:45:16 PM PDT · by GLH3IL · 2 replies · 141+ views
    http://www.rushlowharris.com/ ^ | July 4, 2007 | Rushlow Harris
  • Minutemen return to Mission (Texas)

    04/11/2008 6:59:41 AM PDT · by 2dogjoe · 10 replies · 147+ views
    The Monitor ^ | April 11, 2008 | The Monitor
    MISSION - Volunteers with the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps have returned to the Rio Grande Valley. Participating in a month-long "muster" along the Rio Grande in Mission, the group hopes to aid federal authorities in stopping immigrants, criminal aliens and others from crossing the border illegally. The organization began patrolling the area between the Hidalgo International Bridge and the Los Ebanos International Ferry on March 29. Using night vision goggles, camouflaged vehicles and high-tech radios the group is credited with stopping thousands of illegal border crossers over the past several years. Although volunteers have no authority to detain illegal crossers,...
  • Camp Eggers Dedicates Building to Fallen Airman

    03/03/2008 5:02:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 1,884+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Seaman Timothy Newborn, USN
    CAMP EGGERS, Afghanistan, March 3, 2008 – Fellow airmen, as well as soldiers, sailors, Marines and civilians, gathered to dedicate the Gillespie House here yesterday to honor a fallen airman. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Farrington reads the closing remarks at a March 2, 2008, dedication ceremony naming a building at Camp Eggers, Afghanistan, after Air Force Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie, who was killed in action in July 2007 while serving as an embedded training team senior mentor with the Afghan National Army 207th Corps in Herat. Photo by Seaman Timothy Newborn, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • DC Chapter and FReinds Welcome Winter Solstice at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    12/28/2007 6:54:27 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 28 replies · 642+ views
    JV'sb words, Photos by Mrs T and Plea Deal | 28 December 2007 | Jimmy Valentine's brother, Mrs. T, Plea Deal
    "-- Week 140 of Honoring Our Wounded Warrior Heroes -- It was the Friday before Christmas; I thought we’d be lucky if the magnificent seven made it again. The city of DC was being deserted as the President had given Federal workers Christmas eve off and state and local governments were following suit. But what to my wondering eyes appeared St. Fraxnious and a hearty crew of patriots. Buford P and Gunny (Gathering of Eagles) North Carolina The Doctor of Freep CMKleinin02 a Doctor Raoul associate Nellie, another of Doctor Raoul’s fellow travelers from the Westchester front Albion Wilde and...
  • Hero cops save 12 from fire in 2 Bronx homes

    11/26/2007 5:58:06 AM PST · by SubGeniusX · 11 replies · 162+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, October 29th 2007 | DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
    As fiery debris rained down on them, two city cops rushed through a pair of Bronx homes engulfed in flames Sunday and helped rescue 12 people, including two infants. Officers Michael Welsh and Christopher Scott kicked down doors and screamed to wake people as the blaze devoured 374 Bronx Park Ave. in West Farms. After they emerged from the inferno, they busted into the neighboring house, which was already spewing plumes of black smoke into the air. The cops suffered minor injuries, but no one else was hurt because of their heroic efforts while on patrol about 9:15 a.m., officials...
  • 63 Years Later, Medal-Winner Tells His Story

    11/03/2007 6:36:59 PM PDT · by girlangler · 47 replies · 405+ views
    The Greeneville Sun ^ | 11/03/07 | Bill Jones
    Saturday, November 3, 2007 63 Years Later, Medal-Winner Tells His Story Sun Photo by Bill Jones Delbert Fellers, 85, poses with the medals he won for his World War II military service. Among the medals is the Silver Star medal he received for silencing a Japanese machine gun that was pouring deadly fire on his unit on Angaur Island in September 1944. By: By BILL JONES/Staff Writer Source: The Greeneville Sun 11-03-2007 Sixty-three years ago, Delbert L. Fellers, of Greene County, was a reluctant warrior who had been drafted into the U.S. Army for service in World War II. “I...
  • Hero cops save 12 from fire in 2 Bronx homes

    10/29/2007 3:12:38 AM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 507+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 29, 2007 | PETER KADUSHIN, TINA MOORE and ETHAN ROUEN
    Hero cops save 12 from fire in 2 Bronx homes BY PETER KADUSHIN, TINA MOORE and ETHAN ROUEN DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERSMonday, October 29th 2007, 4:00 AM Police Officers Christopher Scott (left) and Michael Welsh from the 12th Precinct As fiery debris rained down on them, two city cops rushed through a pair of Bronx homes engulfed in flames Sunday and helped rescue 12 people, including two infants.Officers Michael Welsh and Christopher Scott kicked down doors and screamed to wake people as the blaze devoured 374 Bronx Park Ave. in West Farms. After they emerged from the inferno, they...
  • Live Updating Thread: 2007 Southern California Firestorms

    10/21/2007 9:48:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4,246 replies · 3,113+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9:35 AM PDT, October 21, 2007 | Associated Press
    UPDATE: The city of Malibu is advising residents in Puerco Canyon to begin evacuating due to a wildfire driven by powerful winds. This area is north of Pacific Coast Highway and about 1 mile west of Pepperdine University. Residents along the beach on Malibu Road may soon be evacuated. Pacific Coast Highway is closed between Kanan-Dume Road and Topanga Canyon. Residents are advised to head to the west. Evacuation centers are being set up in the Zuma Beach area. A wildfire driven by powerful winds in the Malibu Hills this morning threatened a university, destroyed at least one home and...
  • Corps Becomes a Marine

    10/13/2007 5:04:02 AM PDT · by usmcobra · 10 replies · 142+ views
    Navy corpsman becomes a Marine Oct. 11, 2007; Submitted on: 10/11/2007 08:35:08 AM ; Story ID#: 200710118358 By Lance Cpl. Ubon Mendie, MCRD Parris Island Pfc. Shawn Dickens, a new Marine, was a Navy corpsmen for about four years before deciding to join the Corps. Even throughout recruit training, Dickens was referred to as 'Doc' and aided his fellow platoon members with medical questions. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Ubon Mendie" Pfc. Shawn Dickens, a new Marine shows a mural of what he calls the “Corpsmen Code.” The words read “through hell and back for a wounded Marine.” Words Dickens believes...
  • More Miserable Failure in Iraq

    07/28/2007 4:57:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 1,524+ views
    Blogs for Bush ^ | July 28, 2007 | Mark Noonan
    Geesh, how much worse does it have to get before they finally admit they've got it wrong? Insurgent attacks in Iraq’s Ninewah province have dropped significantly, and if the trend continues, fewer U.S. troops will be needed in the region, an Army commander in the area said Friday. A sign of the improved security situation in the province is the fact that the province - which includes Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city - will transfer to Iraqi provincial control sometime next month, said Army Col. Stephen Twitty, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 4th Brigade, during a briefing with Pentagon reporters...
  • Minnesota Guard's 1st Brigade Returns Home

    07/16/2007 7:35:09 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies · 612+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/16/07 | Lisa Kiava
    After serving in Iraq for more than a year, 2,600 members of the Minnesota National Guard's 1st Brigade Combat Team are finally coming home. The guard members were deployed a total of 22 months, 16 of which were spent in combat zones. That is longer than any other military unit in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Soldiers are returning Monday to armories in 10 different communities including Little Falls, Bloomington, Cottage Grove and Duluth. One of the reunions took place at the Brooklyn Park Armory where 45 soldiers unloaded off buses into the arms of loved ones. The guard members were part...
  • [edited] off, mate! How the Aussies repelled Iranian gunboats (unlike our own hapless sailors)

    06/23/2007 6:42:52 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 23 replies · 1,440+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 22nd June 2007 | RICHARD SHEARS
    <p>It was a stand-off on the high seas like that which led to the arrest of 15 British sailors and marines by the Iranians earlier this year.</p> <p>But this time the potential captives were Australians and they were a little less meek in their response.</p>
  • Patriotism prevails over protest (Awesome! Any Freepers there?)

    04/22/2007 6:57:27 AM PDT · by Scarchin · 28 replies · 1,011+ views
    Union Leader ^ | April 22, 2007 | SHAWNE K. WICKHAM
    Her heart was breaking, until the man with the flag restored Monika McGillicuddy's faith.
  • The lost 20 years of CIA spies caught in China trap

    04/20/2007 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 12 replies · 945+ views
    times UK ^ | today
    On a crisp spring morning in 1973 a pale and emaciated man made his way slowly across the Lo Wu bridge from China into Hong Kong. A British soldier at the frontier post saluted him as he approached. This was, the man later reflected, “the first act of dignity shown to him in 20 years”. His name was Jack Downey. He was a CIA agent, and since 1952 he and a colleague, Richard Fecteau, had languished in a Chinese prison, often in solitary confinement, secret hostages in the Cold War between the US and China. The capture, imprisonment and eventual...
  • Active-duty troops petition to end withdrawal plans

    03/14/2007 3:45:46 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 26 replies · 729+ views
    Stars&Stripes ^ | March 2, 2007 | Leo Shane III
    WASHINGTON — A campaign by active-duty troops asking Congress to drop plans for a withdrawal from Iraq has collected more than 1,200 signatures in its first few weeks. The “Appeal for Courage” — which reads as a response to the anti-war “Appeal for Redress” presented to Congress last month — has been circulating both at bases in Iraq and online though military blog sites. Organizer Lt. Jason Nichols, a 33-year-old naval projects officer who has been in Baghdad since mid-January, said the goal is to keep lawmakers focused on letting the military finish its mission in Iraq, and not prematurely...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (03/11/07)

    03/11/2007 5:34:27 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 28 replies · 409+ views
    03/11/07 | Kevin Davis
    This weeks Sci-Fi Listing: Sunday: 9/8 Dresden Files -- SciFi Channel 10/9 Battlestar Galactica -- SciFi Channel Monday: 8/7 Heros -- NBC Wednesday: 9/8 Jerhico -- CBS
  • Sci-Fi Weekly Thread (03/04/07)

    03/04/2007 4:20:27 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 33 replies · 509+ views
    03/04/07 | Kevin Davis
    The Weekly Sci-Fi Thread: Sunday: 9/8 - Dresden Files ---> SciFi Channel 10/9 - Battlestar Galactica ---> SciFi Channel Monday: 9/8 Heros ---> NBC Wednesday: 8/7 Jericho ---> CBS
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread 02/18/07

    02/18/2007 4:20:04 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 7 replies · 314+ views
    02/17/07 | Kevin Davis
    This Week Sci-Fi Listings: Sunday: 8/7 -- Dresden Files -- Sci-Fi Channel 10/9 -- Battlestar Galactica -- Sci-Fi Channel Monday: 9/8 -- Heros -- NBC Wednesday: 8/7 -- Jericho -- CBS
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Listing (02/11/07)

    02/11/2007 11:28:48 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 29 replies · 379+ views
    02/11/07 | Kevin Davis
    Sorry for not posting last week.... There was no new Dresden Files or BSG... Sunday 02/11/07: 9/8 - The Dresden Files 10/9 - Battlestar Galactica Monday 02/12/07: 9/8 - Heroes
  • Police salutes at airport gain world attention (Excellent Story)

    02/10/2007 7:31:19 AM PST · by devane617 · 30 replies · 1,449+ views
    MiamiHerald.com ^ | 02/10/2007 | DAVID OVALLE
    The body of Master Sgt. Shawn A. Richardson arrived at Miami International Airport an hour behind schedule. It was 1:30 a.m. He was greeted by firetrucks and a row of Miami-Dade police officers, an impromptu honor guard that carefully draped the American flag over his casket and escorted the sergeant from the runway. The brief ceremony passed quietly, but not unnoticed. Touched, American Airlines Capt. Gary Blied wrote an essay and e-mailed it to some friends. They forwarded it to others. Blied's moving words spread quickly around the world. Thousands of e-mails popped into his inbox. Tearful phone calls came...
  • So, which of these 2 soldiers is your hero? (FREEP the Poll)

    02/08/2007 8:33:55 AM PST · by Sopater · 33 replies · 1,357+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | Thursday, February 8, 2007 | ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr.
    So, which of these 2 soldiers is your hero? By ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr. P-I COLUMNIST This is the story of two soldiers with a common bond -- the mess that is Iraq. The first soldier, born in Tacoma, put on a military uniform after enlisting out of high school. The 24-year-old was living the bachelor life until the day he walked into the Taco Bell near Fort Lewis and locked eyes with a woman working there. She became his wife. The second soldier isn't married. Nearing 30, he made his way to the same Tacoma-area Army base, hundreds of...
  • Al Anbar Outlook Getting More Optimistic

    01/03/2007 3:25:43 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies · 352+ views
    Centcom ^ | Norris Jones
    RAMADI, Iraq— “In one of Iraq’s most turbulent areas, we’re seeing signs that the situation is changing,” says Navy Commander James Lee. He just finished a six-month tour with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as their representative on the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) for Al Anbar Province that includes the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah. “At one point the local tribal leaders and the population at large fought against us. But as they observed our continuing efforts to improve their communities, they’ve taken noticeable steps switching their alliance from sympathizing with the insurgents to helping us get the security...