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  • Women Soldiers Make History in First Gender-Integrated Ranger School

    04/24/2015 12:25:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 23, 2015
    A group of women soldiers made history this week after earning a place in the first gender-integrated Ranger Course Assessment at Fort Benning in Georgia. The U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning opened Monday to a class of 19 women and 380 men, according to Stars and Stripes. Over the last four months, 20 women had secured a spot in the course assessment after passing one of four sessions of gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Courses (RTAC). One female soldier chose to withdraw. Only eight women and 184 men successfully completed the first four days of Ranger School, after a...
  • Army sued over plan to put women on front lines of combat

    04/04/2015 8:40:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    WND ^ | April 4, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Two lawsuits have been filed seeking information about the U.S. military’s plan to use women to “close with and kill” the enemy, based on reports that suggest having women in “tip of the spear” fighting units such as the Rangers and the Navy SEALs may be counterproductive. The Obama administration announced two years ago it would make female military personnel eligible for assignment to direct ground combat units, including the infantry, beginning in January 2016. Under the military’s structure, women would be ordered into such positions. Various military agencies and units since then have been analyzing the safety and effectiveness...
  • Stolen Valor “Ranger” meets actual Ranger. Does not fare well

    12/06/2014 11:36:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    There are far too many of these stories each year and they really cause me to grind my teeth. People going around claiming the status of heroes, wearing the uniforms and badges of honor granted only to those who served our nation with distinction, while having either never served or not having been awarded those honors are among the lowest types of cretins. Sadly, if we tried to cover them all here, Hot Air would have no space for any other subjects. But this one was so jarring and seems to be heading for such a satisfying result that it...
  • Arizona Rangers, 1903

    11/03/2014 3:20:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    These Arizona Rangers were gathered together in 1903.  The rifles that I can identify are all 1895 Winchesters.   In 1903 the total ranger force was 26 men.   I count 25 in this picture.   The Ranger Act of 1901 required that every ranger carry an 1895 Winchester and a Colt Single Action Army in .45 Colt.  One Ranger, Private Lonnie McDonald,  had been wounded in February of 1903, and he may not have yet recovered.  I see a few possible gunbelts, but the angle is precisely wrong to see any holstered Colts.   Picture from historynet.com. ©2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission...
  • Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men

    04/18/2014 6:26:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 92 replies
    DC clothesline ^ | Apr 18, 2014
    Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men Posted on April 18, 2014 by Dr. Eowyn BLM-snipers-outside-of-Bundy-Ranch In an interview with TPN’s Dylan Scott Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Richard Mack, former Arizona county sheriff and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), said: “One of our CSPOA members who was there earlier and got there before I did was phoning me and telling me that they were going to be killed. The federal snipers, several of them — I don’t know if you know this — but they were paid mercenaries. They’re contractors. They’re...
  • BLM Rangers Brought in From Out of State for Nevada Ranch ‘Emergency’

    04/11/2014 11:23:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    They’re almost like a hired gun’. Armed Rangers were brought in from out of state by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to assist in security surrounding the Bundy Ranch, according to the family. A heated confrontation on Wednesday resulted in Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon being tasered by BLM officials and a 57-year-old protester being shoved to the ground. Stetsy Bundy Cox, Cliven’s daughter, told the Washington Free Beacon that some of the rangers had Oregon and California license plates. “You know, some of these guys don’t even know why they’re here,” she said. “A few people have talked to...
  • VIDEO: Civilian Called Out For Wearing Ranger Uniform Offers Explanation

    03/22/2014 12:48:14 PM PDT · by absentee · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/22/14 | Caleb Howe
    “I’d serve today,” said the man, Joseph Scott. “One phone call and I’d be gone.” It sounds as if the man meant no disrespect. However, more responsible voices, including the recruiter who told Scott where to buy the uniform gear, should have informed him about wearing the uniform in public. And while one can certainly sympathize with Scott, it in no way suggests any wrongdoing on the part of the soldiers who called him out in the now-viral video of the confrontation. That uniform must be earned. Not everyone can make it. And as sad as it may make some...
  • Ranger that called the fake soldier out gets arrested immediately after the confrontation

    03/18/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    RTBA News ^ | 3-18-2014 | Kristopher Vieira
    The man behind the footage of calling a fraud soldier out for wearing Ranger, E.O.D., and 101st Airborne Tab was arrested immediately after the video by the campus authorities. The reason? He was charged with disturbing the peace and making threats against a phony soldier who was pretending to serve and die for our country. The police reported that Vieira, the man confronting the fake soldier, approached him on several occasions and verbally assaulted the fraud! Well there’s a pretty valid reason behind the so-called unnecessary assault. Vieira, who uploaded video of the confrontation to YouTube, was later arrested by...
  • They Call it Darby Day

    02/15/2014 6:53:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It was Darby Day in Fort Smith, Ark., one Friday this snowy month, and the students at Darby Junior High held their annual observance in honor of the school's namesake. Just who was Bill Darby of Fort Smith, Ark.? He was a brigadier general, a West Pointer, and a legend. He wasn't just a U.S. Army Ranger, he was the Rangers' first commander and founder. He began not just a special force but a special tradition. The Brits had their commandos, and now we had our Rangers. They had their Orde Wingate and his Chindits, we had our Bill...
  • Park Rangers Refuse Truckload of Porta Potties for WW II Veterans

    10/09/2013 6:02:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 206 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 9,2013 | Jim Hoft
    A semi carrying porta potties pulled up yesterday beside the WW II Memorial in Washington D.C.. The porta potties were donated by private citezens to help out the visiting veterans since the facilities are closed. However, the park rangers turned the truck away and they were not allowed to unload. Michele Tennery witnessed this event and was astonished that the rangers could be so heartless in their treatment of the veterans. Michele added, “The photos show the attempted delivery of Port-A-Johns by Don’s Johns. The NPS Ranger would not allow the Port-A-Johns to be left at the WWII Memorial site...
  • Cleveland police, report refute Texas Rangers’ reliever Tanner Scheppers memory of Thursday attack

    07/28/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/28/2013 | Evan Grant
    A day after Tanner Scheppers reported he was unavailable after being “sucker-punched” while leaving a Cleveland restaurant, a different version of the story is being reported, as well. In it, Scheppers was the instigator in a fight at a Cleveland restaurant/bar at approximately 2:30 a.m.. He was one of three Rangers at Pannini’s, along with reliever Joe Nathan and catcher A.J. Pierzynski. According to an unnamed source in local weekly Cleveland Scene, Scheppers “lost a bar fight. He had 10 chances to walk away before this happened.”
  • Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers cleared for action after being assaulted in Cleveland

    07/27/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 55 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 27, 2013 | Mark Townsend
    Life on the road can be dangerous for professional athletes. Unfortunately for Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers, he found that out the hard way after the team arrived in Cleveland on Thursday night for their weekend series against the Indians. According to Drew Davison of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Scheppers was attacked by a group of young males in downtown Cleveland after going out for a food run. The assault took place about two blocks away from the team's hotel, and as a result Scheppers was unavailable to pitch on Friday night after suffering a laceration near his left eye...
  • Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers attacked on Cleveland street

    07/27/2013 1:49:36 PM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/27/2013 | Evan Grant
    <p>Texas Rangers RHP Tanner Scheppers was not available in Friday’s extra-inning loss to Cleveland because he was dealing with the after-effects of being attacked by “several young males,” on a street two blocks from the team hotel Thursday night.</p> <p>Scheppers said he was out getting food Thursday night when he was attacked and “sucker-punched.” He did not recall the time, but did contact the police. A report was not filed after Scheppers said police told him it was unlikely that anybody would be apprehended.</p>
  • Advertise on NYTimes.com. The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

    07/02/2013 6:31:37 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2,2013 | Clay Tarver
    Jason Everman has the unique distinction of being the guy who was kicked out of Nirvana and Soundgarden, two rock bands that would sell roughly 100 million records combined. At 26, he wasn’t just Pete Best, the guy the Beatles left behind. He was Pete Best twice. Then again, he wasn’t remotely. What Everman did afterward put him far outside the category of rock’n’roll footnote. He became an elite member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, one of those bearded guys riding around on horseback in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban.
  • [Vanity] NBA Finals Game 7 - Spurs vs. Heat

    06/20/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    self | 2013-06-20 | Me, myself and I
    Game Seven. In the realm of sport ($1 to RINO Romney), those are two stirring words. And in just a few hours, the San Antonio Spurs have a shot at redemption after frittering away what should have been a slam dunk for a fifth NBA title and a deserved crowning of a dynasty. Game six is still fresh in my mind. Not only Tuesday's collapse when the Spurs were up by 5 with 20 seconds left. Yet another game six is still painful for this Texan. That of course was the 107th World Series when the Rangers were two...
  • Report: Pentagon to open SEALs, Army Rangers to women

    06/17/2013 3:18:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 200 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2013 | Carlo Munoz
    The Pentagon is planning to open the ranks of the Navy SEALs, the Army's elite Ranger units and other specialized combat outfits to female soldiers for the first time, according to reports. The first opportunity female soliders will have to join the military's elite combat units will be with the Navy, according to Pentagon plans outlining the transition, obtained by the Associated Press on Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel could officially announce plans to expand access to those units as soon as Tuesday, according to the AP. Hagel's pending announcement builds upon former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta's decision in January...
  • Darby Rides Again

    01/16/2013 10:52:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    They were not to be called Commandos. The Brits had dibs on that name. And they had earned it. Our special forces would train in Northern Ireland at the start of the Second World War, and while they might have British trainers and instructors, they'd have to be called something else. The brass would choose a name. They chose Rangers. This outfit would also need a commander. More than a commander -- a leader, one who understood that this special force would have to be, well, special. Its members would always take the offensive, springing on the enemy as if...
  • Army Reviews Whether to Allow Women in Ranger School

    05/16/2012 9:12:40 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 May 2012 | N/A
    WASHINGTON — Army leaders have begun to study the prospect of sending female soldiers to the service's prestigious Ranger school — another step in the effort to broaden opportunities for women in the military. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, said Wednesday that he's asked senior commanders to provide him with recommendations and a plan this summer. And while he stressed that no decisions have been made, he suggested that Ranger school may be a logical next step for women as they move into more jobs closer to the combat lines. "If we determine that we're going to allow...

    05/13/2012 5:59:35 AM PDT · by airborne · 51 replies
    NHL website ^ | 5/12/12 | none
    NHL announces dates, starts times, national TV coverage for Conference FinalsThe National Hockey League announced today the dates, start times and broadcast information for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, which begin Sunday, May 13, when the Phoenix Coyotes host the Los Angeles Kings at 8 p.m. ET. The Eastern Conference Final will match the New York Rangers against the New Jersey Devils. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final will be Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET. National rightsholders NBC and NBC Sports Network in the United States and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada will provide...
  • Hamilton makes history with four home runs

    05/08/2012 9:56:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    MLB.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | T.R. Sullivan
    Josh Hamilton tied a Major League record when he hit four home runs against the Orioles on Tuesday night, and Netali Feliz allowed one run over six innings as the Rangers won their second straight with a 10-3 victory at Camden Yards. Hamilton is the 16th Major League player to hit four in one game and the first since Carlos Delgado did it on Sept. 25, 2003, for the Toronto Blue Jays. He also set an American League record with 18 total bases. He had a double in his other at-bat to tie a Major League record for extra-base hits....
  • Report: Rangers' forward Avery retiring?

    03/13/2012 8:42:53 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NHL.com ^ | 03.13.2012 | NHL.com
    Is Sean Avery done with hockey? Avery said Monday night during an After Show segment of Bravo TV's Watch What Happens Live that he was leaving the game. When asked about his hockey future, Avery said, "I am officially retired. I threw my skates in the Hudson." If true, the announcement would close out a tumultuous final season for Avery spent with the New York Rangers and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Connecticut Whale. After being waived by the Rangers earlier this season, Avery was assigned to the Whale before re-joining New York on Nov. 5. In 15 games...
  • Josh Hamilton talks 'makeover'

    02/16/2012 4:48:17 AM PST · by italyconservative · 2 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 15, 2012 | Richard Durrett
    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said Wednesday that he's committed to figuring out why he had another alcohol relapse and is undergoing what he called a "Josh Hamilton makeover." Hamilton appeared on "Glenn Beck" on GBTV.com with guest host Dr. James Robison, Hamilton's pastor with LIFE Outreach, a Christian ministry based in Euless, Texas. The slugger, who told Robison he's going to "one-on-one" counseling sessions, said when he had his last relapse, in January 2009 in Tempe, Ariz., that he thought things would be fine and that he'd get on with his life. *snip* On Wednesday, in his first one-on-one...
  • Video: Flyers fans attack Rangers fans

    01/05/2012 2:55:01 PM PST · by Raymann · 27 replies
    ESPNNewYork.com ^ | January 5, 2012 | Katie Strang
    NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia police department has released surveillance video of a brutal attack following Monday's Winter Classic game in an effort to identify the three suspects involved in the beating of two men wearing New York Rangers jerseys outside a South Philadelphia cheesesteak shack. The graphic video shows three suspects wearing Philadelphia Flyers jerseys beating and kicking the two victims outside Geno's Steaks in South Philly at 7:15 p.m. ET. More From ESPNNewYork.com Rangers. Islanders. Devils. If you want hockey information, ESPNNewYork.com has you covered. Blog One of the victims was an off-duty Woodbridge, N.J., police officer, according...
  • Texas man gets 99 years for cattle rustling

    11/22/2011 8:11:07 PM PST · by Racehorse · 50 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 25 August 2011 | Betsy Blaney
    An East Texas man with a prolific cattle rustling history spanning more than a decade has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for swindling bovines from a Mississippi rancher. Carl Wade Curry, 44 from Athens was accused of stealing 400 head of cattle worth more than $200,000 last year. District Attorney Staley Heatly says Curry placed an order with a Mississippi man using a fake name and cattle company in Vernon, where the owner shipped the cattle. The owner contacted authorities when he didn't receive payment. A jury in Hardeman County took less than 30 minutes to both convict...
  • Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers agree to $14.5-million deal

    11/22/2011 5:28:51 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-22-11 | Stephen Hawkins
    ARLINGTON, Texas - Longtime Twins closer Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers agreed Monday night to a two-year contract with a club option for 2014, a move that means Rangers closer Neftali Feliz will shift to the starting rotation. "We look at this as almost like two acquisitions," general manager Jon Daniels said. The two-time defending American League champions had discussed moving Feliz into the rotation last spring, but the timing wasn't right then. Daniels said being able to sign Nathan made that move easier now. It also would help offset the loss of free-agent starter C.J. Wilson if the...
  • Rangers won't show Ventura pummeling before White Sox games

    11/03/2011 12:50:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-2-2011 | 'Duk
    Ever since his Texas Rangers collapsed over the final two games of the World Series last week, Nolan Ryan says he hasn't watched the disappointing replay of David Freese's(notes) triple sailing over Nelson Cruz's(notes) head in the ninth inning of Game 6. He doesn't plan to, either. But while Ryan concedes he may accidentally see the replay while watching something else, everyone's favorite fireballer says he's going to make dang sure that another highlight won't be played when the Chicago White Sox come to opening day at Rangers Ballpark next April. That, of course, would be the clip of Ryan...
  • MLB World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers At St Louis Cardinals - 8:05 PM EDT Fox TV

    10/28/2011 2:03:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 511 replies · 2+ views
    Seires is tied up 3-3, this is it! Matt Harrison (LH) v C Carpenter (RH)
  • Down to call, Game 6 echoes blast from past

    10/28/2011 2:06:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 27 replies · 1+ views
    MLB ^ | 10-28-11 | Rhett Bollinger
    With FOX broadcaster Joe Buck echoing his father's well-known call by saying, "We will see you tomorrow night," after the Cardinals' epic 10-9 win over the Rangers in Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday, it conjured memories of the Twins' win in similar fashion over the Braves in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. It was legendary broadcaster Jack Buck who famously said, "And we'll see you tomorrow night," after Twins center fielder Kirby Puckett launched a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning at the Metrodome to send the Series to a...
  • Tony La Russa's daughter removes offensive tweet about Ron Washington

    10/25/2011 11:54:43 AM PDT · by txroadkill · 27 replies
    aol.sportingnews.com ^ | 10/25/2011 | STAFF
    Devon La Russa, the daughter of St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, apologized and removed an offensive tweet she sent Sunday night regarding Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, Yahoo! Sports reports. The tweet that created the backlash: "I saw a crack head doing 'The Wash' today. Coincidence? I think not..."
  • La Russa asks bullpen “Can you hear me now?” (maybe he should learn to text?)

    10/25/2011 6:41:21 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    missourinet dot com ^ | oct 25, 2011
    La Russa asks bullpen “Can you hear me now?” October 25, 2011 By Bill Pollock Remember playing the game “Telephone” as a kid? You sat in your classroom and the first kid was given a statement by the teacher they had to memorize then repeat back to the next classmate and so on and so on down the line? “Sally took a batch of cookies over to their new neighbors who just moved in where the Robinson’s lived before the husband Mike moved to Seattle to take a job as a pilot.” That statement was whispered through the classroom until...
  • MLB World Series Game 4 - St Louis Cardinals AT Texas Rangers - 8:05 PM EDT Fox TV

    10/23/2011 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    St Louis leads the series 2-1. Edwin Jackson (RH) v Derek Holland (LH)
  • MLB World Series Game 1 - Texas Rangers At St Louis Cardinals - 8:05 PM EDT Fox TV

    10/19/2011 4:11:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    Chris Wilson (LH) V Chris Carpenter (RH)
  • WORLD SERIES WINNERS - 7 different winners in last 7 years?

    10/08/2011 6:53:31 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 44 replies
    espn ^ | oct 2011
    Unless the Cardinals win it all this year, it will be 7 different winners in the last 7 years. That's good for baseball. From 1978 to 1987, there were 10 different winners. 1987 Minnesota Twins 1986 New York Mets 1985 Kansas City Royals 1984 Detroit Tigers 1983 Baltimore Orioles 1982 St. Louis Cardinals 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers 1980 Philadelphia Phillies 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 1978 New York Yankees
  • 2011 ALCS / NLCS playoff thread

    10/08/2011 1:35:57 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 398 replies
    Free Republic ^ | October 8th 2011 | cripplecreek
    Tigers and Rangers Cardinals and Brewers
  • ‘Top Secret America’: A look at the military’s Joint Special Operations Command

    09/02/2011 11:07:01 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2011 | Dana Priest and William M. Arkin
    The CIA’s armed drones and paramilitary forces have killed dozens of al-Qaeda leaders and thousands of its foot soldiers. But there is another mysterious organization that has killed even more of America’s enemies in the decade since the 9/11 attacks. CIA operatives have imprisoned and interrogated nearly 100 suspected terrorists in their former secret prisons around the world, but troops from this other secret organization have imprisoned and interrogated 10 times as many, holding them in jails that it alone controls in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, this secretive group of men (and a few women)...
  • Oregon rangers rescue man from fall at Crater Lake

    07/12/2011 1:14:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/12/11 | AP
    Medford, Ore. (AP) -- Rangers and others at Crater Lake National Park spent about six hours rescuing a New York man who slid 300 feet into the remains of a volcano that forms the nation's deepest and clearest lake. Authorities describe the man as 27, from New York, and say his injuries were serious. He wasn't identified. Witnesses said he was with friends Monday, went beyond a barrier onto a snow bank at an overlook, fell headfirst and slid partway down the 700-foot wall toward the lake.
  • Shannon Stone's widow worried for son

    07/08/2011 6:12:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    ESPNDallas.com ^ | July 8, 2011
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan says he spoke by telephone with the widow of the firefighter who died after a fall at Thursday night's game. He says Jenny Stone told him that "she's very concerned about her son and the impact that this is having on him." Shannon Stone, 39, fell over a railing in left field during Thursday night's game in Arlington, Texas, as he reached for a foul ball tossed to him by outfielder Josh Hamilton. Stone was at the game with his 6-year-old son, Cooper. Jenny Stone, through Ryan, asked that the news media...
  • Army Rangers Recount Tale of Medal of Honor Recipient's Heroic Act

    06/10/2011 10:25:29 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/10/11 | James Rosen
    When Army Sergeant First Class Leroy A. Petry receives the Medal of Honor from President Obama next month, the Santa Fe resident will have to make sure the batteries are recharged for the prosthetic right hand he extends to friends and strangers alike. Although custom prohibits medal winners from speaking publicly in advance of their receipt of the honor, three of Petry’s Army Ranger comrades held a news conference in Seattle Thursday to recount his extraordinary heroism and selfless sacrifice in the line of duty.
  • Army sergeant who saved 2 comrades to get Medal of Honor

    05/31/2011 7:22:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 42 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 31, 2011 | msnbc.com staff and news service reports
    WASHINGTON — An Army sergeant who lost his right hand throwing an armed grenade away from other wounded soldiers will become only the second living service member from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The White House said Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry will receive the nation's highest military decoration from President Barack Obama in a ceremony July 12. ... The Army News Service said Petry and another soldier came under fire as they searched a courtyard. Petry was shot through both legs and the other soldier also was wounded, the news service...
  • Soldiers climb Mount McKinley in memory of Rangers

    05/30/2011 5:50:55 PM PDT · by Tainan · 6 replies
    Forbes, etc. ^ | 30 May 2011 | AP
    (mods - excerpt from AP story) ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Five Army Rangers stationed in Washington state have summited North America's highest mountain. Army officials say the soldiers reached the 20,320-foot summit of Mount McKinley in Alaska Friday night, just in time to for the Memorial Day weekend. The Rangers - assigned to 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord - made the climb in honor of the 11 Rangers from their regiment who have died in the line of duty. At McKinley's summit, the soldiers planted a flag from 2/75 with the names of the 11.
  • Bear Memories

    05/17/2011 5:04:18 AM PDT · by Eye of Unk · 6 replies
    1990 | Terry Ross Erickson
    Bear Memories The youngest baby was about three, a carbon copy of him in me, When Dad took us all to Yosemite. Not expecting it to become a calamity. The chubby baby smelled of food. He wouldn't share, which the bears thought rude, so when Donnie bopped the bear's brown nose. The bear's unpredictable anger rose. Donnie took off in high gear, wailing. The bear growled, his patience failing. The bear chased the babe. The baby ran. Dad heard him yell near the garbage can. The bear looked around and saw Dad coming But followed the child who kept on...
  • Rangers' Derek Boogaard found dead

    05/13/2011 8:23:06 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 60 replies
    epsn.com ^ | 5-13-11 | epsn
    NHL winger Derek Boogaard has died, the New York Rangers announced in a news release on Friday night. The news was first reported by Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune who said that Boogaard, 28, was found dead at his apartment in Minneapolis on Friday.
  • A Bunt, and a Bomb, and There Are Giants Stalking the Earth

    11/02/2010 2:08:01 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 25 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | November 2, 2010 | Yours Truly
    Oh, what a feeling it must be to be Aubrey Huff and Edgar Renteria. Not that it feels any less marvelous to be just among the San Francisco Giants---as in, the World Series-winning, drought-breaking, first-time-living-on-the-Bay-Series-winning San Francisco Giants. But a key retread from among the castoffs and misfits their own manager calls the Dirty (Couple of) Dozen and a broken down infielder on the possible threshold of retirement, but with the World Series' Most Valuable Player award in his hands, have a lifetime of bragging rights about which to brag to their grandchildren in due course. All Huff did was...
  • Giants win the Series! Giants win the Series!

    11/01/2010 8:00:31 PM PDT · by rivercat · 282 replies · 1+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 11/01/2010 | Chris Haft
    Go ahead, say it. It's no longer mere fantasy or sheer folly to do so. A rare mix of veteran rejects and budding stars completed an unlikely ascent to the Major League summit Monday night, allowing all to repeat a five-word phrase never before heard: World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Giants made franchise history with a 3-1 triumph over the Rangers in Game 5 of the World Series, ignoring their underdog status to capture the 106th Fall Classic, four games to one. An unlikely hero combined with a likely one to elevate San Francisco to new heights.
  • Giants beat Rangers - Win World Series

    11/01/2010 7:58:21 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 23 replies
    San Francisco's wait is over. After 56 years, the Giants are world champions, winning Game 5 via Edgar Renteria's HR
  • Giants beat Rangers for 3-1 World Series lead

    10/31/2010 8:54:11 PM PDT · by Schatze · 50 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | October 31, 2010 | Reuters
    ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 on Sunday to move within one victory of their first World Series title in 56 years. A superb performance by 21-year-old rookie left-hander Madison Bumgarner helped San Francisco claim a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Fall Classic. Home runs by Aubrey Huff and Buster Posey provided the firepower for the Giants, now one win away from clinching their first Major League Baseball championship since 1954 when they played in New York. Game Five of the Series will be played on Monday, with San Francisco sending...
  • Swing Along With Mitch

    10/31/2010 3:25:39 PM PDT · by BluesDuke
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 31, 2010 | Yours, Truly
    Somehow you just knew things were going to be a little different in Game Three when a rookie who hails from the mutual hometown of a legendarily raunchy blues woman and an angel of death puts the Texas Rangers back on the scoreboard while a suddenly-savvy fellow who thought his career would end in Japan does what everyone assumed Cliff Lee was supposed to do right out of the World Series chute. Mitch Moreland won't be anthologised on any future collections of some of the raciest blues ever shaven dry---which, by the way, was sort of the title of one...
  • Rangers give Giants the ol' Texas 1-2

    10/30/2010 9:20:59 PM PDT · by Immerito · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/30/2010 | Jim Reeves
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The last images to splash across The Ballpark's video board above the Home Run Porch before the Texas Rangers took the field Saturday night for the first World Series game ever played in North Texas may rank as the most memorable moment in Texas sports history. Also, probably not coincidentally, the most inspirational. Mitch Moreland AP Photo/Matt SlocumPerhaps taking a cue from owner Nolan Ryan, Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland delivered an early blow that wobbled the Giants. On the video board it is once again Aug. 4, 1993, and 46-year-old Nolan Ryan -- who moments earlier...
  • Walks in the Park

    10/28/2010 9:04:49 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 11 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 28, 2010 | Yours truly
    So what happened to the great pitching duels we were supposed to see in at least the first and maybe the first two World Series games? One of them got obliterated in what threatened to become a San Francisco Giants blowout, and the second got walked not so gently into that good gray night by a Texas Rangers bullpen to whom the strike zone suddenly seemed low, away, inside, or all the above. And when the Rangers' walking men finished gift-wrapping what turned out to be a second straight night's six-or-better run inning, the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Rowand---yet...
  • They Might Be Giants, After All

    10/27/2010 9:30:41 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 57 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 27, 2010 | Yours Truly
    The San Francisco Giants might have been the Dirty Couple of Dozen in their manager's affectionate eyes, but they might also be giants. They sure looked like it when the World Series got to the bottom of the fifth in Game One Wednesday night and they exposed Cliff Lee as only human, after all. And then they got close enough to being cut back down to midgets before hanging in just tenaciously enough to wrest an 11-7 win from a bunch of Texas Rangers who didn't exactly feel like going gently into that not-so-warm San Franciscan night. The Giants spent...