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  • America’s Wounded Warrior Veterans March on the Congress

    02/06/2010 5:21:37 PM PST · by brianhumeck · 275+ views
    The Military Order of the Purple Heart is stepping up to the call from Congress for input on how best to resolve the issues most important to the nation’s veterans. America’s wounded warriors from across the country will converge on Washington, D.C. during 8-12 February, 2010 to meet with their state’s Senators and Representatives to educate them on these important issues. Coming by twos and threes from almost every State and Territory...
  • Governor Palin Presents Purple Hearts to War Hero

    05/31/2009 9:25:53 AM PDT · by euram · 3 replies · 473+ views
    Governor Sarah Palin, with Jeff Roy, National Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, pins the Purple Heart Medal on Wayne Stackhouse, with his wife, Ilene by his side. Also pictured, the Operation Denali climbing team, who begin their ascent of North America's tallest mountain on June 1, 2009.
  • Gov Palin to Join MOPH Press Conference to Launch Operation Denali 2009

    05/29/2009 1:50:47 PM PDT · by euram · 7 replies · 499+ views
    TransWorldNews ^ | 05-29-09 | TransWorldNews
    The National Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Jeff Roy, and Governor Sarah Palin, will hold a press conference at 10:00 am on May 30, 2009 at Mt View VFW Post 10252 located at 3105 Mt View Drive, Anchorage. The purpose is to launch an extraordinary expedition by America’s heroes to successfully summit 20,320 ft. Mt. Denali, the highest peak in North America, after more than a year of intensive preparations. Commander Roy will introduce the members of this team of wounded warriors who symbolize the strength of our Nation and those who defend it.
  • PERMIT UPDATE: GATHERING OF EAGLES Support Our Troops Rally, March 17, 2007, Washington, DC -

    03/12/2007 8:17:32 AM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 33 replies · 1,578+ views
    Gathering of Eagles website ^ | March 12, 2007 | Gathering of Eagles
    The National Park Service has issued a permit for the Gathering of Eagles demonstration and rally on March 17 in Washington, D.C. as illustrated on the Eagle web site “Maps” link under “Sections”. BOTTOM LINE: AS UNACCEPTABLE AS THE PERMIT GRANTED IS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROTECT THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL We view the permit decision unacceptable and will be taking immediate steps to appeal what we believe is an unworkable decision. If the National Park Service is unfavorable to our appeal, our legal arm will pursue immediate court action to acquire an equitable, realistic solution. The good news...
  • Drop Everything But Your Pants!

    03/09/2007 6:00:24 AM PST · by kristinn · 208 replies · 8,340+ views
    Friday, March 9, 2007 | Kristinn
    ....and head to Washington, D.C. for the Gathering of Eagles next weekend.Freeper #1 Jim Robinson has joined the Move America Forward caravan and is making the cross-country trek to join the Eagles as they protect the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and rally for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.March 17, 2007 has the potential to go down in history as the day Vietnam veterans, veterans of other eras and their fellow patriotic Americans stood up to the anti-American left in overwhelming numbers.Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan know about the Gathering of Eagles and are cheering us on. Will you let them...
  • Gathering of Eagles Has Antiwar Organizers on the Run!

    03/08/2007 4:42:43 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 147 replies · 5,478+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | March 8, 2007 | GOE
    The communist, pro-terrorist group International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) seems to realize they are facing a hot LZ on March 17. ANSWER has made significant changes in their plans since their initial announcement that they would hold their ‘antiwar’ rally at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Last week they changed the location of their rally from Constitution Gardens (East side of the Vietnam Memorial) to a park one block west of Memorial on Henry Bacon Drive. Yesterday, ANSWER announced they are only going to use the Henry Bacon Drive park as a meeting point for their...
  • Purple Heart group gets flak over nod to Sen. Clinton

    02/20/2006 12:33:47 PM PST · by ncountylee · 43 replies · 1,939+ views
    Scripps Howard ^ | 20-FEB-06 | LISA HOFFMAN
    WASHINGTON -- It was a simple plaque, the sort handed out every day on Capitol Hill by interest groups showing their appreciation for a legislator's efforts on behalf of their cause. In this case, it was the Military Order of the Purple Heart organization that presented an award to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., last Thursday. The nonprofit group honored Clinton for her stewardship of measures calling for a commemorative Purple Heart postage stamp and the establishment of Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Recognition Day, as well as her advocacy for veterans' health care. But a story on the conservative...
  • Hillary Clinton Gets Purple Heart Award

    02/17/2006 6:25:42 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 216 replies · 6,015+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Feb. 17, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has put in for a Purple Heart - and she received the decoration yesterday. The former first lady garnered the award without being wounded in combat - or sustaining any kind of injury at all - as is usually the case with Purple Heart recipients. Neither has Clinton ever served in the military, though she once claimed in a TV interview she tried to join the Marines. Instead, Mrs. Clinton received a symbolic award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart "in recognition of her inspirational leadership and dedicated service to America’s military service...
  • Stolen Valor Act of 2005

    01/18/2006 8:24:39 PM PST · by Calpernia · 138 replies · 2,656+ views
    The Library of Congress - Bills Resolutions ^ | 2005 | Congressman John Salazar
    In July, Congressman Salazar introduced HR 3352 - the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. His bill aims to expand federal law enforcement's ability to prosecute individuals who claim to have received military medals they did not earn. These imposters degrade the meaning of medals earned in service to our nation and sometimes use their "standing" as a medal recipient to commit further fraud and more dangerous crimes. Congressman Salazar’s Stolen Valor bill already has bipartisan support. In the first week alone, more than 50 Members of Congress signed up to help defend the honor of our veterans.
  • Purple Heart received after 55 years

    01/12/2006 4:30:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 441+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lanessa Arthur
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2006) -- Private First Class Frank Albano, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, was injured by shrapnel at Inchon, South Korea in 1950, just two years after enlisting in the Marine Corps. More than five decades later, the 76-year-old veteran was awarded his Purple Heart. During a Dec. 15, 2005 ceremony at Camp Horno, 55 years after being injured, Albano stood in front of Lt. Col. David J. Furness, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment to be recognized for his sacrifices. “There were Marines with worse injures,” said the resident of Mission...
  • Looking on the bright side: Baton Rouge Marine on the road to recovery

    12/07/2005 3:14:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 332+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2005) -- A Baton Rouge, La. native was presented the Purple Heart Medal here Nov. 30 for injuries he suffered while deployed to Iraq in September. Lance Cpl. Ryan Cahill, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, and several members of his unit had been searching for improvised explosive devices in Karmah, a city outside Fallujah, at the time he was injured. “The IED went off about five to 10 yards from the humvee I was driving,” said the 19-year-old Cahill. “There was a lot of confusion that followed, because I...
  • Wounded Charlottesville, Va. Marine looks toward uncertain future

    12/07/2005 3:17:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 519+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2005) -- Like many of his brothers-in-arms wounded in the line of duty, Lance Cpl. Brandon Love stoically accepts his fate while looking to the future with hopeful eyes. Love, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, was presented the Purple Heart Medal Nov. 30 for wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Iraq’s Al Anbar province in September. But despite the heavy weight of what this award represents, the 19-year-old native of Charlottesville, Va. spoke only of recovering and getting back in the fight. “I’m still motivated, and I hate...
  • From supply clerk to interpreter to Purple Heart recipient

    12/06/2005 6:14:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 483+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Cpl. Matthew K. Hacker
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2005) -- While serving as an interpreter with 2nd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Lance Cpl. Amber R. Price of Greenville, N.C., a supply clerk with 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd MLG, traveled in several convoys during her time in Iraq, but, unbeknownst to her, the one on Aug. 13 would be her last. Price was riding in the lead Humvee in a convoy taking supplies from Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, to Camp Fallujah, Iraq, when an overwhelming explosion rang out on the right side of the road. Price was sitting in...
  • It's all in the family for Jacksonville Purple Heart recipient

    11/22/2005 5:56:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 544+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 22, 2005) -- Whether wounded on the battlefield or resting in a military hospital back home, injured Marines have always relied on the support of their fellow service members and loved ones to motivate them on the often rough road to recovery. Nineteen-year-old Lance Cpl. Brian Floyd received more than a few words of encouragement from his family, but a unique understanding of the trials he faced as a wounded combat veteran of the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq. “It’s a family tradition to serve our country, no matter what branch of...
  • Memphis sniper, Iraq war veteran, receives Purple Heart

    11/22/2005 6:36:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 847+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 22, 2005) -- A Memphis, Tenn. native was awarded the Purple Heart Medal here Nov. 16 for wounds received during combat operations in Iraq. Twenty-five-year old Lance Cpl. Josh Barrett, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment’s Surveillance, Target and Acquisition (STA) Platoon, and several of his teammates had been conducting counterinsurgency operations outside Fallujah in July at the time of the incident. “It happened around 11:30 (PM), while we were on a mission to insert sniper teams to be used for counter-IED (improvised explosive device) operations,” the 2003 Ole Miss’ University...
  • Vets' Group Feels Cut Out Of Budget Process

    11/18/2005 4:33:23 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 2 replies · 378+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 18, 2005 | Jon Dougherty
    Friday, November 18, 2005 ON CAPITOL HILL Vets' group feels cut out of budget process Date change for congressional testimony seen as detrimental Posted: November 18, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jon Dougherty © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com The head of the nation's largest veterans' group says the decision by a House committee chairman to move forward by several months the traditional date such organizations give budget testimony will likely lead to less, not more, influence in the process. Thomas Bock, the national commander of the American Legion, says a recent decision by House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Steve Buyer, R-Ind., to...
  • Three-time Iraqi war veteran, Athens native, awarded Purple Heart Medal

    11/16/2005 5:47:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 488+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 16, 2005) -- An Athens, Ga. native was presented the Purple Heart Medal here Nov. 10 for wounds received in combat in Iraq. Lance Cpl. John T. Shepard, a 31-year-old boat mechanic formerly with Small Craft Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, and several members of his unit had been conducting a foot patrol through Ramadi’s streets in August when they were ambushed by several insurgents. The capital city of western Iraq’s Al Anbar province is located approximately 100 kilometers west of Baghdad, and has been a focal point of resistance against U.S....
  • Sergeant Recalls Insurgent's Attack

    11/16/2005 6:12:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 322+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Senior Airman Amaani Lyle
    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany, Nov. 16, 2005 — When the blast of an explosive device sent his sport utility vehicle hurling 45 feet away from his convoy in Baghdad City, Iraq, Master Sgt. Jimmie Hughes literally did not know what hit him. About a year since that fateful day when Hughes was knocked unconscious, he was honored here Nov. 11 with the prestigious Purple Heart military decoration. The award signifies that a U.S. military member or a U.S. civilian national suffered serious injury or death in action against an enemy of the United States. As the soft sounds of the...
  • Missing Combat Wounded Veterans in La.

    09/07/2005 12:57:07 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 1,377+ views
    MOPH Department of Louisiana ^ | YIP Ricky Jackson
    YIP Ricky Jackson Commander MOPH Department of Louisiana Help us find our Brothers and Sisters We are out of touch with some of our members and need to find and see what is needed to help them. If you have any information call the Commander, Ricky Jackson. Please freep mail me for his contact information. I wasn't sure if I should post it or not. From New Orleans, La. Chapter 1955: Louis P. Adams Jr. - Metairie, La. Lionel Anderson - New Orleans, La. Wesley E. Anderson - New Orleans, La. William Armour - Bogalusa, La. John C. Baye Jr....
  • 223rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE PURPLE HEART

    08/06/2005 8:32:20 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 370+ views
    House Committee on Veterans' Affairs ^ | Friday August 05, 2005 | CHAIRMAN STEVE BUYER AND RANKING MEMBER LANE EVANS
    CHAIRMAN STEVE BUYER AND RANKING MEMBER LANE EVANS RECOGNIZE THE 223rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE PURPLE HEART Sunday, August 7, is the anniversary of the Purple Heart, which is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are wounded in conflict with an enemy force or while held by an enemy force as a prisoner of war. The Purple Heart is also awarded posthumously to the next of kin of members of our armed forces who are killed in conflict with an enemy force or die of a wound received...
  • Former Colonel now a Purple Heart Pillowcase Maker

    08/03/2005 11:55:01 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 18 replies · 721+ views
    email ^ | Wed, 3 Aug 2005
    The deafening blast and the blinding flash of a roadside bomb might be the last thing the soldiers and Marines can recall before awakening in a bed at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. And when they turn to either side in that hospital bed, the first thing they are likely to see is a Purple Heart embroidered on their pillow. They won't know it, but they have Ken Hunter, a retired pharmacist in Burleson, to thank. The Purple Heart is the nation's oldest military decoration. It was created by George Washington and is given to GIs wounded or...