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  • Kerry to Israeli critics: I’ve been ‘attacked before by people using real bullets’

    02/06/2014 12:24:41 PM PST · by illiac · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel.
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: I’ve been 'attacked before by people using real bullets'

    02/05/2014 6:12:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel. “For Israel there is an increasing delegitimizing campaign that has been building up,” Kerry said, without condemning the effort. “People are very sensitive to it. There are talks of boycotts and other kinds of things.” In response, Israel’s economy minister Naftali Bennett harshly criticized Kerry’s failure to speak out against the...
  • Wife of Ft. Hood victim: Obama ignores our plight, never called us

    10/02/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT · by tapatio · 17 replies
    On November 5, 2009, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times by Maj. Nidal Hasan while he was serving on-duty at Ft. Hood in Temple, Texas, in what became known as the Ft. Hood Massacre. Today, Sgt. Manning's wife is fighting for official military recognition for the victims of the attack, saying President Obama has ignored them and refused to acknowledge their sacrifice.
  • Victims Outraged as Feds Refuse to Call Fort Hood Attack Terrorism

    10/20/2012 8:52:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 19 Oct 2012 04:50 PM | Todd Beamon
    Victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood in Texas that killed 13 people and wounded dozens more are outraged that the U.S. government refuses to classify it as an act of terrorism. About 160 victims and their families released a video on Thursday describing the shooting — in which Army Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire on a room full of soldiers — and arguing why it should be classified as a terrorist attack. ...... The U.S. Department of Defense has ruled the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting a case of workplace violence. ...... Hasan consulted by email with top...
  • Obama's Muslim Administration vs. Ft. Hood Victims

    10/11/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Self | Oct. 11, 2012 | Stayfree
    Megan Kelly of Fox News did a telephone interview with the wife of one of the Ft. Hood victims. She confirmed the fact that the Obama Muslim Administration still refuses to call the Ft. Hood attack by Maj. Hasan an act of terrorism even though he had email communications with senior al-Qaeda recruiter and Yemen-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. So far, the administration refuses to allow those victims of the attack to receive Purple Hearts and other benefits and yet it continues to keep Terrorist Hasan on the military payroll at $6,000/month!!
  • Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'

    02/14/2013 5:31:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | NED BERKOWITZ
    In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families. "It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism," wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep....
  • Defense Department Says Giving Purple Heart To Fort Hood Survivors Would Hurt Hasan trial

    03/29/2013 10:38:36 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Pamela Browne, Catherine Herridge
    <p>Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News.</p> <p>The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD “position paper” is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.</p>
  • Treatment of the Fort Hood Victims

    02/14/2013 12:25:30 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    In 2010, Kimberly Munley sat next to Michelle Obama as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Munley was invited as a hero of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings. As a civilian police officer, Munley fired back after Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire in an attack that killed 13 adults and wounded 32. Munley was shot three times. Her partner, Mark Todd, fired the shots that brought down Hasan and ended the carnage. Three years later, Munley told ABC News reporter Brian Ross, she feels "betrayed," as Obama broke his promise to care for the Fort...
  • Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims

    02/13/2013 2:31:07 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview broadcast on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected." There was no...
  • Obama Should Classify Fort Hood Attack As Act Of Terror

    02/14/2013 4:48:09 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 14, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: Victims of the Fort Hood shooting, including a prior SOTU guest, say they've been neglected by the military, "betrayed" by the president and denied full benefits in the name of political correctness. Kimberly Munley was one of two police officers who confronted Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan when he shouted "Allahu Akbar" and opened fire on U.S. soldiers. Thirteen people were killed, including a pregnant soldier, and 32 others shot in the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas. Munley was shot three times as she and her partner, Sgt. Mark Todd,...
  • Who's Minding The Military?: Obama abandons his post

    02/15/2013 4:34:11 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 15, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Who’s Minding The Military?: Obama abandons his post by Daniel Clark If outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s testimony on the Benghazi attack is to be believed, President Obama abandoned his post as Commander-in-Chief, even as the lives of ambassador Chris Stevens and several others hung in the balance. Panetta met with Obama and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, around 5 o’clock on the day of the attack, which would continue until about seven hours later. He says the president told the two of them, “to do everything we needed to do to try to protect...
  • Ft. Hood Victims Shamefully Denied Purple Hearts

    04/01/2013 4:58:57 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terrorism: We have a medal for those who remotely operate drones, but the Pentagon claims awarding the victims of the 2009 shooting with Purple Hearts would jeopardize the shooter's chance at a fair trial. We recently noted that the Obama administration's shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Major Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence" had denied survivors benefits they would have been entitled to had the attack been properly labeled an act of terror. For example, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times but was denied benefits that...
  • GIVE THEM THE PURPLE HEART

    11/10/2009 5:36:57 AM PST · by shortstop · 17 replies · 804+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/10/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    Should they get the Purple Heart? The soldiers who were shot Thursday at Fort Hood, the ones who were killed and the ones who survived -- should they get the Purple Heart? It’s the medal, generally speaking, that we give GIs who are wounded by enemy action in combat. Often, when dignitaries come through military hospitals, they will award the Purple Heart to recuperating soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors. If you are hit by an IED, you get the Purple Heart. If you are shot in a firefight, you get the Purple Heart. If you get a shrapnel wound from...
  • Defense Department says giving Purple Heart to Fort Hood survivors would hurt Hasan trial

    03/30/2013 6:58:59 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 30, 2013 | Pamela Browne, Catherine Herridge
    Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News. The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD “position paper” is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.
  • Where are the Purple Hearts? Some Truths About Fort Hood

    11/14/2009 10:39:06 AM PST · by AJKauf · 12 replies · 431+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 14 | Roger Kimball
    welve solders and one civilian army employee were massacred by Maj. Nidal Hasan, an army psychiatrist, on November 5 at Ft. Hood, Texas. Maj. Hasan injured another thirty people, some critically, before being shot himself by the local police. Will the soldiers whom Hasan killed or injured in this latest terrorist assault receive the Purple Heart? In my view, they should. But whether they do depends on how the Obama administration decides to spin the episode. If it determines that the soldiers were victims of criminal assault, the answer is No: they do not get this most somber military decoration....
  • Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims

    02/12/2013 10:26:56 AM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    ABC ^ | 12 Feb 13 | NED BERKOWITZ and BRIAN ROSS
    Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected."...
  • Do the wounded at Ft. Hood get a Purple Heart?

    11/11/2009 7:07:45 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 67 replies · 1,308+ views
    vanity question | 11/10/09 | Mamzelle
    I'm not military, but my understanding is that a Purple Heart is for those wounded in action. Do these dead and wounded qualify? If not, would it be proper to lobby for them to receive the medal.
  • Lawmakers Determined to Override Obama’s ‘Workplace Violence’ Classification of Fort Hood

    02/25/2013 7:13:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite the veto threat and snail's-pace prosecution of Hasan -- and the fact that the media "let this thing go." WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the court-martial of accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will creep forward at its glacial pace with a motions hearing to hear defense requests on a change of venue and the makeup of the panel that will potentially hear the case. Facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder — and potentially the death penalty — Hasan’s trial has been delayed several months by his growth of a beard not...
  • JIHAD IN AMERICA: Obama betrays victims of Fort Hood terror (purple hearts for victims?)

    10/23/2012 8:30:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 22, 2012 | William Murray
    Will Gov. Mitt Romney reverse the decision of President Barack Hussein Obama and issue the Purple Heart to the victims of the jihad attack on Fort Hood in 2009? The day before the general election, Nov 5, is the third anniversary of the jihad attack by Maj. Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas. Thirteen of our service members, as well as one unborn baby, died under Hasan’s gunfire. None of our service personnel was armed, making them easy targets as Hasan screamed “Allah Akbar!” and began shooting. President Barack Hussein Obama refuses to designate Hasan’s assault on Fort Hood as...
  • Should the Ft. Hood Shooting Victims Receive the Purple Heart?

    05/19/2010 7:04:39 AM PDT · by laotzu · 70 replies · 979+ views
    WOAI ^ | 5/19/10 | Jim Forsyth
    A major question is swirling around the 13 US service personnel who were killed, and the 30 who were wounded in the Ft. Hood shooting in November. Central Texas Congressman John Carter (R-Tx), who represents Ft. Hood and Killeen, is introducing a measure in Congress to award the 43 victims of the shooting by Maj. Nadal Hasan the Purple Heart, and the benefits which come from being awarded the decoration. “All these things are already given to soldiers who are killed or injured in combat,” Carter said, “And I think they should be extended to those soldiers who were killed...
  • Purple Hearts proposed for Fort Hood victims

    11/17/2009 12:29:19 PM PST · by Califreak · 101 replies · 2,951+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/17/09 | unnamed
    Washington (CNN) -- Military victims of the Fort Hood massacre will be eligible to receive the Purple Heart if Congress passes a bill introduced Tuesday. Non-military victims could receive the Secretary of Defense Medal of Freedom -- the civilian equivalent of the Purple Heart. Both military and civilian personnel killed or wounded in the November 5 attack would be granted the same legal status as combatant casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq. The bill was introduced by Texas GOP Rep. John Carter, who represents Fort Hood in the House of Representatives.
  • The Claim that Awarding Purple Hearts to Hasan’s Victims Would Prejudice His Murder Trial Is

    04/01/2013 5:29:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 1, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Full title: The Claim that Awarding Purple Hearts to Hasan’s Victims Would Prejudice His Murder Trial Is Ridiculous What fact do you suppose is better known: (a) that Nidal Hasan has been incarcerated since he killed 13 American soldiers and wounded several others while screaming, “Allahu Akbar!” in the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, or (b) that his victims were denied Purple Heart medals by the U.S. government? Obviously, by leaps and bounds, the answer is (a). And for this reason, among several others, it is patently disgraceful that the Obama administration and its minions in the hyper-politically correct Pentagon brass...
  • Obama says Hagel won two Purple Stars

    02/15/2013 10:37:16 AM PST · by don-o · 46 replies
    Heard on npr - Democracy now | February 15, 2013
    From a "live chat" Obama had yesterday afternoon. He corrected himself to say "Purple Hearts." Simply a slip of the tongue or yet another evidence of profound and invincible ignorance?
  • Pentagon: No Purple Heart for PTSD

    01/06/2009 4:30:54 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 19 replies · 976+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Jan 06, 2009 | Jeff Schogol,
    Based on the group’s findings, Dr. David Chu, undersecretary of personnel and readiness, has decided that PTSD does not meet the requirements for the Purple Heart, Lainez said on Monday. "Historically, the Purple Heart has never been awarded for mental disorders or psychological conditions resulting from witnessing or experiencing traumatic combat events (e.g., combat stress reaction, shell-shock, combat stress fatigue, acute stress disorder, or PTSD),"
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH...photos...12/22/08

    12/22/2008 3:53:24 PM PST · by daisyscarlett · 52 replies · 1,237+ views
    yahoo news; whitehouse.gov;daylife.com | Daisyscarlett
    DONATE A COAT LINK President Bush and Mrs. Bush participated in One Warm Coat Holiday Service Project at the Pathways to Housing, D.C. Washington, D.C. The One Warm Coat project is.a nationwide effort to convince our fellow citizens to contribute a used, but not overly used, coat, to help a soul who may need to be warm this winter. The President and Mrs. Bush donated coats personally and also delivered coats donated by the White House staff. Transcript of Remarks President Bush traveled to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit wounded veterans and to have an MRI of...
  • Medic Earns Three Purple Hearts During One Deployment to Iraq (John Kerry he ain't!)

    12/01/2008 3:30:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 675+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2008 – If Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sims was a cat, he’d have only six lives left after his yearlong deployment to Iraq with the 1st Armored Division’s Company B, 270th Armor Battalion, out of Fort Riley, Kan. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sims, a medic who was wounded three times during his last deployment to Iraq, is preparing to deploy again. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I was wounded three times in Iraq the last time I was there,” Sims said of the deployment that began in January 2005. Sims, a medic,...
  • Purple Hearts for PTSD?

    05/26/2008 6:15:39 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 6 replies · 47+ views
    RCP ^ | May 26th, 2008 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Since the 1960s the combination of the antiwar and non-serving sectors of academia, the media, the leaders of various peace causes, the "allergic-to-combat" upper income sector of society and the “shrinkocracy” have made various cases with various levels of proof that try to establish that not only was the old Mothers for Peace poster correct that "war not healthy for children and other living things," but that it causes far more casualties than are normally counted. Veterans have always found war downright hazardous to their health. But now their own lobbying groups such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American...
  • Two Friends Survive Blast in Iraq, Receive Purple Hearts Together

    07/28/2007 12:55:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 347+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 27, 2007 – “Martinez! We made it!” Army Sgt. Luis Rivera-Valentin shouted to his fellow soldier Sgt. Luis Martinez upon seeing him in a coalition hospital in Baghdad. Army Sgts. Luis Martinez and Luis Rivera-Valentin wear the Purple Heart Medals they received July 27, 2007, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., for wounds received in Baghdad in April. Defense Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Hours before, on the morning of April 22, Rivera-Valentin and Martinez rode through eastern Baghdad in an RG-31 Nyala mine-protected vehicle. They were clearing...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 12-22-06

    12/22/2006 4:09:40 PM PST · by onyx · 212 replies · 3,451+ views
    White House; yahoo ^ | 12-22-06 | onyx
    Today, President Bush and First Lady Laura went to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to visit with volunteers and our brave troops. He awarded sixteen Purple Hearts. Here he is seen helping volunteer children wrap Christmas presents for children of families whose parent have been wounded in service to our country. Quote of the Day In leiu of a quote of the day, I offer you the complete text of his remarks: THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I are honored to be here to thank the folks working here at this service project. What you're seeing is some...
  • [VANITY] The Thread Of Hijacked Threads

    05/09/2006 9:52:39 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 421 replies · 9,576+ views
    N/A | 10 May 2006 | kevkrom
    Single-issue people. They're out there... on every thread. No matter what the topic, they try to link it to their pet issue in some way, shape, or form. They are... The Thread Hijackersâ„¢. While little can be done to stop them, and it is probably best to ignore them, I find it much, much more fun to mock them. Sure, being passionate about an issue you care about is a good thing, but thread hijacking is annoying and, to be honest, turns off people who might otherwise agree with you. So, on to the mocking. I'd like to coin the...
  • When Soldiers Get Killed and Wounded in Combat Do Not Get Their Purple Hearts

    03/14/2006 10:18:35 PM PST · by kokonut · 5 replies · 275+ views
    It has come to my attention, quite shockingly, that the Pentagon has not yet given out Purple Hearts to the soldiers killed and wounded in the grenade and rifle attack at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait a few days before the start of the Iraq war on March 23, 2003. It has been three since the attack and family and service members are wondering why the Pentagon’s refusal to give out Purple Hearts? One of them was my cousin, Major Gregory Stone, who was mortally wounded from the grenades that were tossed in his tent while he slept. The Purple Heart,...
  • Three Years and Counting (Why is the Pentagon withholding Purple Hearts from deserving recipients?)

    03/11/2006 1:36:31 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 895+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 20, 2006 | Jim Lacey
    I HAD JUST SETTLED DOWN to go to sleep when two thunderous explosions shattered the desert stillness. The blasts were still echoing when a young soldier at the back of my tent started shouting in pain. While other soldiers began tending their wounded comrade, I made my way outside. SCUD alert warnings were already going off--this was March 23, 2003, just days before the start of the Iraq war.For a long moment I assumed that our camp in Kuwait had been hit by one or more missiles. But as I took in the chaos, the reality of the situation slowly...
  • Jack Murtha's "Fake" Purple Hearts, An Open Letter

    01/15/2006 4:00:20 PM PST · by armydawg1 · 441 replies · 9,418+ views
    Strange Military.com ^ | Jan 12, 2006 | Kelly Anne & Don Bailey
    Jack Murtha's 'Fake' Purple Hearts - An Open Letter May 5, 2002 Dear Jack, I’m writing on matters of joint concern. A number of weeks ago I was talking with someone who is a mutual acquaintance and your name came up. It was an unusually frank discussion and I considered it private. I did relate some opinions about you and shared some recollections about experiences with you in Congress. I was, to be honest, critical about how you misled me about ABSCAM where you convinced me you had voluntarily told federal agents about the offer of money to you and...
  • Murtha's War Hero Status Called Into Question

    01/13/2006 11:53:53 AM PST · by paltz · 645 replies · 22,500+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/13/05 | By Marc Morano and Randy Hall
    (CNSNews.com) - Having ascended to the national stage as one of the most vocal critics of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman John Murtha has long downplayed the controversy and the bitterness surrounding the two Purple Hearts he was awarded for military service in Vietnam. Murtha is a retired marine and was the first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress. Since 1967, there have been at least three different accounts of the injuries that purportedly earned Murtha his Purple Hearts. Those accounts also appear to conflict with the limited military records that are available, and...
  • Bush Visits Marines Wounded in Iraq

    12/21/2005 10:50:30 AM PST · by Bigh4u2 · 16 replies · 820+ views
    BETHESDA, Md. - Since the Iraq war began in 2003, it has become an annual pre- Christmas rite for President Bush to personally comfort wounded soldiers. He continued that tradition Wednesday, going bed-to-bed in an intensive care unit and handing out Purple Hearts to the valiant. Bush was visiting with Marines wounded in Iraq and the medical staff treating them at the National Naval Medical Center here. Before going behind closed doors to spend about two hours with servicemen and women, Bush spoke briefly to medical care givers and troops able to leave their rooms.
  • My latest John (3-Purple Hearts) Kerry e-mail

    10/26/2005 2:01:12 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 28 replies · 2,080+ views
    johnkerry.com | Oct 26, 2005 | john kerry
    Dear Wanker, Later today, I will deliver a major speech on the war in Iraq. It asks a hard and essential question: how do we bring our troops home within a reasonable and responsible timeframe, while achieving what needs to be achieved in Iraq? One thing is certain. It isn't by continuing to pursue the Bush administration's "stay for as long as it takes" rhetoric. And it isn't by blindly following their policy of cutting and running from the truth that underlies that rhetoric. That's why my speech today will call on the Bush administration to immediately draw up --...
  • Soldier Receives 2 Purple Hearts, 16 Others Earn 1 (must read pass / pass on to friends and family)

    01/28/2005 8:24:02 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 19 replies · 880+ views
    Army News Service ^ | January 27, 2005 | Spc. Joshua McPhie
    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 1st Cavalry Division presented 17 Soldiers with the Purple Heart medal Jan. 25 in a ceremony honoring their sacrifice. One of the Soldiers, Sgt. Jerone Johnson, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, received two awards for injuries received on two separate occasions while serving in Baghdad. "I'm speechless being awarded two purple hearts at one time, knowing that it's rare," said Johnson. His first injury, in the middle of July, was the result of shrapnel from an Improvised Explosive Device. The blast left him with a concussion and minor injuries around his eye. The second injury...
  • DFU SONG: Christmas 2004 - I'm Gettin' Nothin' for Christmas (the Swiftees snitched on me)

    12/14/2004 7:11:25 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 1,228+ views
    DFU CHRISTMAS 2004 SONGS | 12-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    THE CHRISTMAS SONG JINGLE BELL ROCK IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER LET IT SNOW UP ON THE HOUSETOP GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER ==================================================================== MIDI - I'M GETTIN' NOTHIN' FOR CHRISTMAS I told lies about Vietnam...those Swiftees snitched on me I left things off Kerry dot com...those Swiftees snitched on me For treason I should have been tried...'cause of me more soldiers died My discharged had been modified...those Swiftees snitched on me Oh, no more electors for Christmas...my message failed to come through No more electors for Christmas...I'm scared of...
  • PATRIOTIC HOLLYWOOD STARS OF YESTERYEAR - GREATEST GENERATION

    11/30/2004 3:47:50 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 881+ views
    Private Email | NOVEMBER 20, 2004 | UNKNOWN
    In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the real actors of yester-year loved the United States. They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War II many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love. They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men & women, many as simple "enlisted men". This page lists but a few, but from this group of only 18 men came over 70 medals in honor of their valor, spanning from Bronze Stars, Silver Stars, Distinguish...
  • U.S. Navy Seabees Receive Purple Hearts [three from NMCB 4, Port Hueneme]

    11/20/2004 12:53:52 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 5 replies · 851+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | Nov 18, 2004 | Journalist 2nd Class (SW) Barbara Silkwood
    NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (NNS) -- Three Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 received Purple Hearts during a ceremony held Nov. 16 at Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme, Calif., in recognition of their wounds sustained in action while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Michael Loose presented the awards to Master Chief Constructionman Martin Yingling, Chief Equipment Operator Darion Williams, and Steelworker 3rd Class Justin Sasser. Assigned to Task Force Echo, they were injured through indirect fire from a rocket attack...
  • The Bottom Line (Why liberalism is a disease)

    10/29/2004 5:48:17 AM PDT · by Shortwave · 3 replies · 526+ views
    The following is from an email I received. Thanks to the sender. This may have been posted before, but it's worth reading again. If you know a VET who is going to vote for Kerry, it may be worth printing this off for him/her to read. An Open Letter to Senator John F. Kerry >From Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. October 19, 2004 Dear Senator Kerry, I never met my uncle Will. He was a lieutenant in the Navy during WWII. He was killed in action on his PT boat in the Pacific. For his fatal wounds, he received the Purple...
  • Open Letter to Senator Kerry

    10/26/2004 4:27:21 PM PDT · by Spottys Spurs · 9 replies · 591+ views
    Solving Light.com ^ | October 19, 2004 | Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr.
    Dear Senator Kerry, I never met my uncle Will. He was a lieutenant in the Navy during WWII. He was killed in action on his PT boat in the Pacific. For his fatal wounds, he received the Purple Heart posthumously. The first-captain of my West Point class took a bullet through the heart while leading a South Vietnamese airborne battalion into combat. For this fatal wound, he was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. My senior year roommate at West Point became a tunnel rat. A booby trap explosion killed him in the tunnels of Duc Pho. The army awarded him...
  • STATEMENT TO KERRY & SOLIDARITY WITH OUR SWIFT BOAT BROTHERS FROM SPECIAL FORCES VIETNAM VETERANS

    10/23/2004 12:48:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,181+ views
    FORETE.COM ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2004 | J.R.
    An Open Letter to Senator John Kerry and a Statement of Solidarity with our Swift Boat Brothers-in-Arms from Special Forces Vietnam Veterans The undersigned Special Forces Vietnam Veterans support our Swift Boat brothers-in-arms and believe that John Kerry is unfit to be our Commander-in-Chief or to lead our nation as President. The Kerry presidential campaign has raised the significance of this deeply-felt and long-standing issue. While many, if not a majority, of the signatories of this request are Republicans and Bush supporters, many are not. Those who are Democrats have been effectively disenfranchised by Kerry’s candidacy. For most of us...
  • OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR KERRY FROM A VETERAN

    10/23/2004 12:16:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 841+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2004 | ROBERT BOWIE JOHNSON, JR.
    Open Letter to Senator Kerry From a Veteran Sunday, October 24, 2004 Dear Senator Kerry, I never met my uncle Will. He was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He was killed in action on his PT boat in the Pacific. For his fatal wounds, he received the Purple Heart posthumously. The first-captain of my West Point class took a bullet through the heart while leading a South Vietnamese airborne battalion into combat. For this fatal wound, he was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. My senior-year roommate at West Point became a tunnel rat. A booby trap...
  • JOHN KERRY, A LIFETIME OF WASTED OPPORTUNITIES

    10/18/2004 9:19:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 697+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2004 | MICHAEL ASHBURY
    John Kerry, a Lifetime of Wasted Opportunities Written by Michael Ashbury Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Unlike the average American, John Forbes Kerry was born into a family of wealth and privilege. His mother, Rosemary Forbes, was a French national, and heiress to the Forbes family fortune. Her father James Grant Forbes was born in Shanghai, China. Family members, including her father were leading opium dealers in China during the Opium War accumulating a considerable fortune. With support of the Forbes wealth, John Kerry had the opportunity of the finest education being trained at boarding schools in Switzerland and Massachusetts, including...
  • MILITARY SERVICE AND THE LESSONS OF VIETNAM

    10/13/2004 4:35:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 929+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2004 | LT. COLONEL CHARLES WADE
    WRITTEN BY LT.COLONEL CHARLES WADE Wednesday, October 13, 2004 Even before the primary elections, President Bush’s military service was a political issue as was Senator Kerry’s military service which he touted and others questioned. Reporters continue to seek comment from candidates, political operatives, and pundits. It seems that everyone is an expert, and everyone has an answer. Some of the more interesting responses have come from Republican senators who typically begin by asserting that they honor Senator Kerry’s Viet Nam service, but… Honor: What is that all about? What virtues are honorable? More important, what virtues are both militarily and...
  • THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

    10/10/2004 3:01:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,952+ views
    BRIAN TRACY.COM ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2004 | BRIAN TRACY
    The Emperor Has No Clothes By: Brian Tracy John Kerry is neither a “war hero” nor a “patriot.” It is about time that someone pointed out that “the emperor has no clothes” and that Americans are being presented with a false choice. If you read the newspapers long enough, a series of facts emerge that appear undeniable and irrefutable. But no one seems to want to “connect the dots” for fear of offending the powers that be in the national media, such as CBS. Here is what we know. First of all, Kerry did not “volunteer” for service in Vietnam....
  • DITHERING OVER DOCUMENTS (NY Post calls for viewing all of Kerry's Records)

    09/17/2004 11:22:05 PM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 28 replies · 1,205+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 09/18/2004 | New York Post Editorial Board
    One of the most notoriously left-wing judges on the federal bench has or dered the Pentagon to release by next week any unreleased files related to President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the Air National Guard. ~snip~ It was told by the U.S. Navy that 31 pages of documents remain closed to public inspection. Why? Because under the law, the documents can't be disclosed without John Kerry's authorization. And John Kerry refuses to grant that authorization. Even though he and his aides repeatedly have suggested that all his records are public and available on the campaign Web site. ~snip~ But if...
  • SF Request for Investigation of Awards Granted to Kerry

    09/15/2004 1:52:58 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 12 replies · 1,526+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Sep 8, 2004 | Tom Fitton
    Gentlemen: This letter supplements Judicial Watch’s August 18, 2004, letter Re: “Request for Investigation, Determination and Final Disposition of Awards Granted to Lieutenant (junior grade) John Forbes Kerry, USNR.” Recent press reports have documented how Senator Kerry’s DD Form 214 lists a “Silver Star with Combat ‘V.’” Senator Kerry posted his DD Form 214 (and other selected service related documents) on the Internet at JohnKerry.com. As you are aware, the “Combat ‘V’” device is never awarded with the nation’s third highest award for heroism. Journalist Thomas Lipscomb, writing in the Chicago Sun-Times quoted a Navy spokesman stating: “The Navy has...
  • Kerry And The Killing

    09/14/2004 1:53:03 PM PDT · by Angry Republican · 1 replies · 325+ views
    News Central ^ | Mark Hyman
    In his campaign book Massachusetts Senator John Kerry notes there was fine line between actions that merited a court martial -- or a medal. He reported that medals were given for questionable activities in order to boost morale. This narrow distinction figures into the controversy that has raged for a several weeks regarding the Silver Star Kerry was awarded for killing a Vietnamese man. For more than 30 years, Kerry has portrayed a heroic version of a life and death struggle -- of staring down a suspected guerilla who was about to fire upon Kerry's swift boat. It was kill....