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  • Rescued POW Jessica Lynch: 'I feel very blessed'

    07/25/2015 6:41:03 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Urban
    ... The crash left her with broken bones in her back, a compound fracture of her left femur and a mangled right foot. In captivity, the Iraqis removed her femur and replaced it with a 1940s rod that was made for a man. "I woke up with four or five Iraqi men staring at me and didn't know where I was or where my company was," Lynch said. "I laid there in fear." An infection set in in her leg, and she said her captives wanted to amputate. "I cried and begged them to please stop and to leave me...
  • McCain and the POW Cover-Up

    07/23/2015 10:58:46 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    The American Conservative .com ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    Eighteen months ago, TAC publisher Ron Unz discovered an astonishing account of the role the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanberg’s explosive story.
  • New national GOP frontrunner: McCain is a hero, and if there was a misunderstanding,

    07/21/2015 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Journal calls it Trump’s attempt to make peace with the GOP after two days of heavy breathing over the McCain comments. It’s not an apology, but Mediaite is right that it’s probably as close as he gets to an apology. Which is good, because only RINOs apologize. He insists here that he didn’t really say what everyone heard him say this past weekend about McCain, which is interesting given that Trump fans have spent the last three days claiming that what he said was correct. Trump keeps pointing in interviews to this “fact check” by Sharyl Attkisson, who took...
  • POW case haunts McCain's image as war hero

    07/21/2015 4:13:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome R. Corsi
    Though he immediately backtracked, presidential candidate Donald Trump reopened the controversy over Sen. John McCain’s service during the Vietnam War and his subsequent handling of the post-war POW issue by questioning whether the Arizona Republican should be regarded as a hero. McCain, whose father and grandfather were four-star Navy admirals, has been commended throughout his career in the Senate for enduring five-and-a-half years in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison in North Vietnam. But various critics, including Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Sydney H. Schanberg, have charged that McCain, working with fellow Vietnam veteran and then-Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., suppressed information about...
  • McCain and the POW Cover-Up

    07/21/2015 7:13:52 AM PDT · by Homer1 · 13 replies
    Theamericanconsetvative.com ^ | 7/1/2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence...
  • Trump Is Still Right (McCain)

    07/21/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 29 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | July 21, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The latest media-generated "blowup" is from The Donald saying that McCain isn't a real war hero. Well, he's not folks. You don't become a war hero by being captured by the enemy. You might become one through what you did before or after that, but the act of being captured itself doesn't qualify because you don't choose that. McCain is not a war hero because there was nothing particularly valorous about his service. Moreover, and at least as important, what he did to his first wife was viperous, not valorous. Carol McCain is a war hero. She stuck with her...
  • The wife of a Vietnam POW/MIA has gotten nothing but lies from the U.S. government

    07/20/2015 9:11:39 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 40 replies
    http://www.vietnow.com ^ | Carol Hrdlicka
    ...His jet was hit by ground fire, and David was forced to eject, parachuting into a valley near a village. As his parachute deployed, his wingman watched him descend, and saw him captured as he landed. David’s capture in Laos was published in a North Vietnamese newspaper, Quan Nahn Dan... One of the committees I testified before was the 1992 Senate Select Committee Hearings on POW/MIA. John Kerry and John McCain did everything to keep the truth from coming out and ignored all the evidence. Three former Secretaries of Defense testified that men had been left behind, but Kerry and...
  • Mr. Trump’s curious remark about John McCain’s time as a POW: Misstep or trap?

    07/20/2015 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What could Donald Trump have been thinking when he said John McCain was not a war hero? Certainly he must have known it would lead to the end of a political career – but the question now is: Whose political career? The media – even the putatively conservative New York Post – is gleefully saying, “Trump is toast after insult: ‘McCain not a war hero’ Don Voyage!” Is this true; or is this media wishful thinking so they can go back to telling us how wonderful Jeb Bush is? Wishful thinking is a dangerous thing in all walks of life...
  • 70 years after WWII, Japanese company apologizes to US POWs

    07/19/2015 8:32:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2015 | ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Sunday to a 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war for using American POWs for forced labor during World War II.At the solemn ceremony hosted by the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, James Murphy of Santa Maria, California, accepted the apology he had sought for 70 years on behalf of U.S. POWs from executives of Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
  • POW “War Heroes” and Mr. Trump

    07/19/2015 4:45:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    Never Yet Melted ^ | 7/19/2015 | David Zincavage
    When the last colliery in the Region closed in 1954, my father borrowed several thousand dollars to pay the bribe necessary to gain entry to the Steamfitters Union. The nearest construction work was far away in Westchester County, New York. My father worked on various construction jobs in Westchester, commuting home only on weekends, until he retired in the late 1970s. When I got to be a teenager, my father was able to pull strings to get me work as a helper on construction. One of the regular journeyman plumbers I used to work with was a thin, depressive Polish...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Washington Post Smeared Donald Trump; Misrepresented His Comments on John McCain

    07/19/2015 10:50:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-19-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Republican elites and the liberal media are piling on GOP front-runner Donald Trump today after his comments yesterday on Sen. John McCain. Trump attacked John McCain after the Arizona senator called Trump’s conservative supporters a bunch of crazies.Here is Trump’s full speech from yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJNfbthf9GA Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson defended Donald Trump today after the media onslaught over his comments on Saturday. Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting?An article in the Washington...
  • McCain and the POW Cover-up

    07/19/2015 10:45:18 AM PDT · by capecodder · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence...
  • Donald Trump Says McCain No War Hero: ‘I Like People Who Weren’t Captured’

    07/18/2015 10:16:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 296 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-18-2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump escalated his feud with Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain Saturday in a way that probably wasn’t the most politically astute.Appearing at the 2015 Family Leadership Summit in Iowa, Trump decided to make the case that McCain is not a war hero. Asked by moderator Frank Luntz why he would call a war hero like McCain a “loser,” Trump replied, “He’s not a war hero.”“He’s a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said sarcastically. “I like people who weren’t captured, I hate to tell you.”McCain spent five and a half years in a North Vietnamese prison where he...
  • Obama Leaves U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati Behind In Iran

    04/08/2015 10:21:44 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 8, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Justice: A Marine veteran has been held captive in Iran since August 2011, when he was taken prisoner while visiting family and charged with spying. Does President Obama hear his plea for unconditional freedom? With the exception of deserters like Bowe Bergdahl, those who put on a uniform and serve their country seem like afterthoughts to this administration, if they're thought of at all. Just ask Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine sergeant allowed to languish 214 days in a Mexican jail for the crime of missing a highway exit. Or now, Amir Hekmati of Flagstaff, Ariz., a Marine vet who sits...
  • The Un-American Hero: The Crimes of John McCain

    02/03/2015 6:11:57 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 2/2/2015 | Brandon Turbeville
    On Thursday January 29, 2015, famed mass murderer Henry Kissinger was once again scheduled to address the US Senate Armed Services Committee. Because the tradition of allowing some of the most bloodthirsty killers, traitors, and psychopaths to address members of Congress or provide them with marching orders is par for the course in Washington, Kissinger’s appearance should have come as no surprise to anyone. Nor should it have come as a surprise that this committee boasted a terrorist sympathizer and notorious color revolution artist like John McCain as a member. What was surprising, however, was that this particular address saw...
  • Captured By Grace [28 minute movie]

    01/18/2015 3:47:59 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 7 replies
    Billy Grahan assoc. ^ | Ja. 2015 | Billy Grahan assoc.
    Captured By Grace [video at link] Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned bombardier, survived a plane crash and prisoner of war camps during WWII. He returned a hero, but his greatest battle was yet to come.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Stalag 17 (1953)

    09/12/2014 6:23:45 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Billy Wilder's classic drama-comedy about a gang of American airmen being held in a German POW camp. William Holden stars as the cynical, wheeler-dealer JJ Sefton, with great supporting cast work from Don Taylor, Neville Brand, and especially Peter Graves.
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: Militants held captives Ukrainians "corridor of shame"

    08/24/2014 6:52:07 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    www.pravda.com.ua ^ | Sunday, 24 September 2014, 14: 43
    Sunday, 24 September 2014, 14: 43 In Donetsk, pro-Russian guerrillas held captive Ukrainians "corridor of shame" instead of the parade to the day of celebration for the independence of Ukraine. In Donetsk, the militants held a parade of prisoners " Only once hear someone shouting "glory to Ukraine!". The captives were under escort. Prisoners of war fighters in Donetsk, 24 September. Photo from ěnstagrama Alexander exactly Kotsa Prisoners DNRěvcěv The prisoners held by terrorists, Donetsk on the 53rd anniversary of independence of Ukraine. Prisoners under escort by terrorist militants fighters in Donetsk At 14.00 in the Centre of Donetsk began...
  • Historic photos capture the biggest prisoner escape attempt during WWII...

    08/22/2014 6:14:01 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 23rd August 2014 | Emily Crane
    In the dead of the night 70 years ago, more than 1,000 Japanese men stormed the barbed wire perimeter fences of Cowra prisoner of war camp in central NSW. Armed with improvised weapons including baseball bats and sharpened kitchen knives, hundreds of Japanese prisoners overcame machine gun posts in what would become the biggest POW escape of World War II. The mass breakout at the detention camp on August 5, 1944 resulted in a 10-day manhunt as Australian soldiers and police searched for hundreds of armed escapees roaming the Cowra countryside, 300km west of Sydney. A total of 359 Japanese...
  • Britain's oldest WWII prisoner of war dies just days after his 100th birthday

    08/10/2014 10:46:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/10/2014 | Steph Cockroft
    The man believed to be Britain's oldest surviving prisoner of war, who was held captive at the camp immortalized in The Great Escape, has died five days after turning 100. Sergeant Reginald Drake was one of the few remaining British survivors of the infamous Stalag Luft III camp in Zagan, Poland, where 76 men attempted to escape to their freedom in 1944. The airman was based there for 11 months, during the four years he was held captive by Germans during the Second World War. Sgt Drake was captured in August 1941, after his bomber was shot down and crash-landed...
  • Terrorists abduct wounded soldiers from hospital

    07/14/2014 2:08:00 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 14.07.2014 0000016:54 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, July 14 /Ukrinform/. Terrorists of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) abducted two wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the regional hospital's burn center, the OstroV online edition reported citing a source with the hospital.
  • Russian revenge: Ukrainian female officer faces court in Voronezh amid Ukrainian military's success

    07/09/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | July 9, 2014, 1:02 p.m. | Ivan Verstyuk
    Russia is not doing a very good job lately in hiding its connections with separatists in the Donbas. Nadiya Savchenko, female officer of Ukrainian army's Aydar unit who was captured in Luhansk Oblast on June 17, was transferred to prison in Voronezh, a Russian city not far from the border with Ukraine, reported television news program TSN. Savchenko is being suspected in the murder of Russian journalists while participating in Ukraine’s antiterrorist operation, though local prosecutors have not come up with an official accusation yet, the senior lieutenant’s Russian lawyer said. However, her younger sister Vira said that the Voronezh...
  • Fresno Deputies: Man Crashes Stolen Truck Used In Burglary, Steals Other Truck As Owner Shoots

    06/11/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    KMJ 580 ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ryan Harris
    FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) -- A parolee is on the run after Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies say he used a stolen truck to take stuff from a business and then dodged bullets from another one of his victims. 28-year-old Randy Grill's criminal odyssey began Wednesday morning when investigators say the man filled the back of that stolen truck with stuff from a business near Kearney and Valentine. People saw him and chased him out of the neighborhood. As he ran, he blew through a stop sign not far away and crashed into a car there. That person chased after him until...
  • The curious case of Bob Bergdahl’s apparent tweet to the Taliban (had ONGOING contact with Taliban!)

    06/04/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2014 | Abby Phillip
    ...Bergdahl apparently published a tweet last week about Guantanamo’s detainees. Except this tweet was directed at a Taliban spokesman... “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners,” the tweet said... And he has said he maintains constant e-mail contact with a Taliban member with knowledge of his son’s whereabouts.
  • Bergdahl’s Former Roommates Paint Different Picture of him

    06/04/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 68 replies
    ABC News Radio ^ | 6-4-14 | ABC News Radio
    "But Sherry Horton knows a different Bergdahl than the one the world has come to see in the chilling proof of life videos the Taliban released. "He's a very interesting guy, he was very quiet, he was an observer," Horton said. Horton, the artistic director of Sun Valley Ballet in Idaho, said she was Bergdahl's ballet teacher and later, she became his roommate in his hometown of Hailey, Idaho, when he was about 18 or 19 years old. She describes Bergdahl as someone who was interested in mixed martial arts, culture, languages and learning new things. "He was a wonderful...
  • Bergdahl Never Listed By Pentagon As Prisoner Of War

    06/03/2014 4:13:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    CBS Washington DC ^ | June 3, 2014 | Staff
    In his five years of captivity, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was never listed by the Pentagon as a prisoner of war. Nor has the U.S. applied that term to any of its Taliban prisoners — including the five senior Taliban figures who were released last weekend from detention at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Bergdahl’s freedom. A look at how that process works:
  • ‘Getting worse by the hour’: FNC reports Bergdahl renounced US citizenship

    06/03/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 214 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12:17 pm on June 3, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    " John Ekdahl @JohnEkdahl Follow If confirmed, this would be a bit of a game-changer. 9:52 AM - 3 Jun 2014" ThatÂ’s putting it mildly. If this report from Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin is true, the Bergdahl affair just got a whole lot stickier: "Jenna Lee âś” @Jennafnc Follow Great reporting from @JenGriffinFNC - new report: Berghdal left behind a note renouncing American citizenship...developing... 9:43 AM - 3 Jun 2014" "David Shor @IshYimini Follow OMG. https://twitter.com/jennafnc/status/473852493286633472 Â… he left us behind. This is a game changer. He should be happy we didn't drone him. 9:53 AM -...
  • Only Obama Would Exchange Five Terrorists For A Deserter

    Over the weekend President Obama secured the release of a soldier captured by the Taliban. Bowe Bergdahl had been a POW for five years. In order to secure his release Obama gave up five militant Islamic terrorists being held at Gitmo. One of them had direct ties to Osama bin Laden. It seems an extraordinary price to pay for the release of one American POW. Obama has never been known as much of a negotiator, this is further evidence of his lack of negotiating skill. It looks even worse when one considers Bergdahl was likely a deserter. Releasing anyone from...
  • American Soldier Who Served With Freed POW Casts Doubt on Official Story...

    06/01/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/1/2014 | Soopermexican
    Early Saturday it was announced by the administration that the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan was released in exchange for 5 Guantanamo Bay terrorists being set free to Qatar. [Explicit language below.] The circumstances of the capture of Bowe Bergdahl had been in question long before his release – supposedly he had wandered off and captured by the Taliban. But a soldier on Twitter is claiming that the official story is untrue, and has posted his version of the events that led to Bowe’s capture as I originally posted on my blog. Towards the end of his story,...
  • Mullah Omar Hails Release of 5 Top Taliban Commanders as 'Great Victory'

    06/01/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory' Mullah Omar, the reclusive head of the Taliban, has purportedly released a statement hailing the transfer of the top five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo to Qatar. Omar says their freedom is a "great victory." The five Taliban leaders were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since 2009. A copy of the statement attributed to Omar has been posted on the Taliban's Urdu-language web site. Omar thanks the government of Qatar, as well as its emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, for his help...
  • Working to free all Guantanamo prisoners’ tweet from account of released soldier’s father deleted

    06/01/2014 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 31, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy has reported, President Obama ordered the release of five Gitmo detainees to secure the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan. Recently, a tweet was published from the account of Bowe Bergdahl’s father, Robert, which stated a desire to see all Gitmo detainees released. Here’s the tweet from Bob Bergdahl’s account, which was published May 28 and deleted Saturday night (at the time of publication the deletion of the tweet has not been acknowledged on the account): @ABalkhi I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of...
  • Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion problem

    06/01/2014 10:49:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion problem By Michelle Malkin • May 31, 2014 08:51 PM While many people jumped aboard the Bowe Bergdahl bandwagon, I was not one of them. His release today in exchange for five Taliban commanders who had been in custody at Gitmo underscores troubling questions that have persisted since his alleged abduction. Longtime readers will recall questions raised here about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance. Here’s a flashback from my July 20, 2009 blog post:
  • POW dad’s bizarre deleted tweet raises questions about Obama’s prisoner swap

    06/01/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/1/14 | Joe Saunders
    A Twitter posting by the father of the serviceman released from Taliban captivity Saturday in exchange for five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay is raising deep questions about what exactly the Obama administration did to get Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl out of Afghanistan. Here’s the tweet, which Robert Bergdahl posted May 28 – before his son’s release – and deleted Saturday, according to Twitchy.com. Whatever else it might be, “God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen!” doesn’t sound like a rousing call to patriotism. ABalkhi is the Twitter handle of Abdulqahar Balkhi, a Taliban spokesman. It’s important...
  • US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    05/31/2014 2:01:49 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 50 replies
    washington AP ^ | May 31, 2014 | JULIE PACE and LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban
  • Bergdahl released, but there is a dark cloud in the silver lining

    05/31/2014 2:55:48 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Bearingdrift ^ | 5/31/14 | JR Hoeft
    There is nothing more awesome than knowing that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released by the Taliban after serving in captivity for five years. Bergdahl represents the American fighting spirit. Has survived his ordeal. And he will return home to Idaho with honor. Having received training on how to survive captivity several times, I remember that we were always taught to maintain hope that no matter what our government would come get us. That we would never be forgotten. That, at some point, we would regain our freedom. That has happened today. However, has there been a cost with the...
  • Mexico officials treated jailed Marine like POW?

    05/29/2014 6:34:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-28-14 | Greta VanSusteren
    May. 28, 2014 - 5:27 - Marine who served beside Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says he claims prison officials chained him to a bed, treated him like the 'worst gun smuggler' #MarineHeldinMexico
  • Mark Schultz - Letters From War (Video)

    04/18/2014 10:59:22 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 19 2007 | Mark Schultz
    My son first heard this song during services at boot camp. (He graduated one week ago.) He played this for me yesterday, in the car, while I was driving. I literally had to bite my tongue to keep from crying, behind the wheel, of the car I was driving. A Dodge Challenger, by the way. Rented. Trying to get on the freeway. While biting my tongue.
  • Air Force Decides Bible Too Controversial To Memorialize MIAs, POWs

    04/05/2014 7:41:29 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 5, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    No Honor Allowed for POW/MIA Display e Missing Man Table is a semi-official place of honor in some dining facilities of the U.S. armed forces in memory of fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service-members. The table serves as the focal point of ceremonial remembrance, originally growing out of US concern for the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. The display consists of small table with a white table cloth, an inverted glass, a plate with a lemon and salt, a single rose and yellow ribbon. To a few the most offensive part of the display is the Bible. Patrick Air Force Base...
  • Air Force removes Bible from POW-MIA display

    03/31/2014 6:23:46 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    On March 14 Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh told members of the House Armed Services committee that there was no war on religious liberty. “The single biggest frustration I’ve had in this job is the perception that somehow there is religious persecution inside the United States Air Force,” the general told lawmakers. “It is not true.” Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) told me the Air Force seems to be the worst offender when it comes to attacks on religious liberty. If that’s true, perhaps Gen. Welsh could explain why a Bible was removed from a POW/MIA Missing Man...
  • Jeremiah Denton, Former Vietnam POW Who Blinked 'T-O-R-T-U-R-E', passes at 89

    03/28/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT · by Saint X · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/28/14 | Naval Institute Staff
    The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese captors, died on Friday.
  • Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam war hero, dies at age 89

    03/28/2014 10:39:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a prisoner of war for more than seven years in North Vietnam, died on Friday in Virginia Beach. Mr. Denton was 89 years old. His son, Jim Denton, told The Washington Post, which first reported the news, that his father died of a heart ailment. Mr. Denton, a retired U.S. Rear Admiral, was shot down over the city of Thanh Hoa in Vietnam in 1965 and captured while leading a bombing mission. He later wrote a book about his experiences. Mr. Denton grabbed national attention in 1966 when he was forced to give...
  • TALIBAN SAYS IT SUSPENDS TALKS ON US SOLDIER

    02/22/2014 10:25:55 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies
    AP ^ | February 23, 2014 | KATHY GANNON
    The spokesman for Afghanistan's Taliban says they have suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay. In a terse emailed statement Sunday, Zabihullah Mujahed blamed the "current complex political situation in the country" for the suspension of what was considered the best chance of securing Bergdahl's freedom since his capture in 2009. It is the first official acknowledgement of indirect talks with the U.S. to free Bergdahl. Bergdahl, 27, of Hailey, Idaho, was last seen in a video released in December, footage...
  • Edwin A. Shuman III, Former Prisoner of War Who Defied Hanoi Hilton Guards, Dies at 82

    12/24/2013 11:18:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 24, 2013 | Richard Goldstien
    As Christmas 1970 approached, 43 American prisoners of war in a large holding cell at the North Vietnamese camp known as the Hanoi Hilton sought to hold a brief church service. Their guards stopped them, and so the seeds of rebellion were planted. The Hoa Lo prison, a 19th-century structure built by the French in central Hanoi, was christened the Hanoi Hilton by American prisoners during the Vietnam War. A few days later, Lt. Cmdr. Edwin A. Shuman III, a downed Navy pilot, orchestrated the resistance, knowing he would be the first to face the consequences: a beating in a...
  • Col. Bud Day, Vietnam War Hero, Dies at 88

    07/28/2013 12:01:01 PM PDT · by OddLane · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | Richard Goldstein
    Col. Bud Day, an Air Force fighter pilot who was shot down in the Vietnam War, imprisoned with John McCain in the notorious “Hanoi Hilton,” and defiantly endured more than five years of brutality without divulging sensitive information to his captors, earning him the Medal of Honor, died Saturday in Shalimar, Fla. He was 88.
  • War Hero Bud Day Dies at 88

    07/28/2013 8:13:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 77 replies
    Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | Sunday, July 28, 2013
    Retired Air Force Colonel Bud Day, a celebrated war hero and veteran's activist, died Saturday. He was 88. Day, a Medal of Honor recipient, was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years. He also received the Purple Heart. William Everett, regional commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, said Day was very giving of his free time, attending military ceremonies until his health no longer allowed him to. One of his last appearances was at his own birthday celebration Feb. 24. "Very, very sad," Everett said, of hearing about Day's death Saturday morning. "It's...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Stalag 17"(1953)

    07/14/2013 1:02:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1953 | Billy Wilder
  • AP IMPACT: Internal report calls MIA accounting work ‘acutely dysfunctional,’ could fail

    07/07/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT · by darkwing104
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2013 | AP
    The Pentagon’s effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from “dysfunction to total failure,” according to an internal study suppressed by military officials.
  • 1915 WWI Vintage Photo: Captured Turk Sniper Disguised as a Tree (Early Camouflage)

    06/24/2013 7:16:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Retronaut ^ | June 1915 | Retronaut
    From ’The Great War: A History’, volume III, 1916 (litho)
  • POWs, MIAs still being sought

    05/11/2013 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/13 | Jim Emerson
    Michael Scott Speicher was a United States Naval Aviator and the first combat casualty of the Gulf War. He was declared missing in action as there was no rescue attempt at the time he was shot down. There was much speculation surrounding anecdotal evidence about the aviator having survived, along with some reports that LCDR Speicher was being held prisoner in Iraq. But attempts to find the flyer were unsuccessful. In 2009, an Iraqi came forward and led US Marines to the location where Speicher had been buried in 1991. Speicher’s remains were...
  • Mildred Dalton Manning, Army nurse and World War II prisoner, dies at 98

    04/07/2013 7:26:45 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    wa po ^ | Matt Schudel
    In 1943, two Hollywood movies were made about the heroic nurses of the Philippines, “Cry ‘Havoc’ ” and “So Proudly We Hail,” but the real-life Angels of Bataan and Corregidor were almost forgotten after they were interned. The letters they wrote to their families in America never arrived and were found after the war in a Manila warehouse. Mrs. Manning later said that the prison camp had no showers, beds or kitchens. A single toilet was used by hundreds of people. Yet somehow she and the nurses persevered. They maintained strict military order among themselves, always wearing their uniforms and...