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  • 'The prosecutor has no evidence against the soldier'

    03/30/2016 1:21:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/16
    Attorney Ilan Katz, who is heading the defense team for the soldier who last Thursday shot a wounded terrorist in Hevron, said on Wednesday that the soldier's lawyers will not agree to him being stood on trial for homicide. In the incident, the soldier was filmed by an Arab activist for the radical leftist NGO B'Tselem shooting a terrorist, who minutes earlier together with an accomplice stabbed and wounded a soldier. The soldier has argued he shot the terrorist over concerns he was moving to detonate a bomb belt that was thought to be hidden under his unseasonable coat. That...
  • Wounded U.S. soldier soon to get 1st. U.S. penis transplant

    02/19/2016 7:09:53 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 49 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 2-19-16 | Reuters Staff
    A U.S. soldier wounded in an explosion will be the first person in the United States to receive a penis transplant, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital said, which could open the way for about 60 other servicemen with genital injuries to have this surgery.
  • Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home

    01/17/2016 11:04:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 9, 2016 | Len Wells
    Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home By Len Wells Evansville Courier & Press, Ind. (Tribune News Service) Published: January 9, 2016 ALBION, Ill. The remains of an airman listed as "missing in action" during the Vietnam War have been recovered. Officials with the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the remains of Pfc. Kenneth Leroy Cunningham of Ellery, Illinois. He had been missing since Oct. 3, 1969. He was 21 at the time. Cunningham's remains will be flown back to the United States later this month, arriving at the airport in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan 19. His remains...
  • City In Tizzy Over Soldier With Crude Fake Gun

    12/15/2015 6:20:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    How the mighty have fallen. A soldier, in uniform, with a pack and a clearly fake gun causes an entire section of Australian civilization to go into the "vapors".Throughout most of the rest of the world, there would hardly be a comment. Seeing soldiers on exercises is common and only slightly noteworthy.Notice that this soldier did nothing that was even remotely threatening, except exist. He did not fire blanks. He never pointed the crude, welded metal sections, vaguely resembling a rifle, at anyone. We (in the United States) would be in the same place if it were not for...
  • Soldier Faces Possible 58 Year Sentence As Pentagon's Sexual Assault Witch Hunt Seeks New Victim

    12/03/2015 9:22:06 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 15 replies
    Bob McCarty.Com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Bob McCarty
    Maj. Christian “Kit” Martin is an Army Ranger and master Army aviator with some 1,000 hours of combat flying time, including 500 while using night-vision gear. Though he’s been to war and back three times, fighting both on the ground and in the air, nothing prepared the 47-year-old for the battle he’s fighting now, trying to avoid becoming another victim of the Pentagon’s sexual assault witch hunt that could send him to prison for 58 years* for something he did not do.
  • Airline Passengers Get Astonishing Message they will never forget

    11/26/2015 7:52:33 AM PST · by austinaero · 29 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | Nov 26, 3015 | Ashley Edwardson
    "One of those patriots, a 21-year-old Army Soldier, will not be at the family table this Thanksgiving. He made his last trip home on October 16, his ashes carried by a family member. While boarding was about to begin, an employee of Alaskan Airlines asked travelers to help her honor the Soldier while she sang the National Anthem for him. Her tribute was recorded by a passenger on the flight and was later shared by another flight attendant."
  • SIGN:WE WOULD RATHER DO BUSINESS WITH 1,000 AL QAEDA MEMBERS THAN ONE US SOLDIER

    11/19/2015 7:35:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Google Plus ^ | November 19, 2015
    When I first saw this image I was overwhelmingly confused, upset. I had to find out the source of the sign, who authored, made it, what the story behind it was, but had no clue and neither anyone at Google Plus did either. I then thought of doing a Google reverse image search hoping this strategy would reveal something, anything about the sign I could possibly learn. The idea was right on because it lead me to unravel the mystery behind this bizarre imagery. (HINT: Look at the very bottom of the image to get a clue.) SNOPES provides...
  • Fort Bragg soldier guilty of misconduct; separation will allow health care

    10/10/2015 7:56:57 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 34 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | Fri Oct 9, 2015 | Greg Barnes
    A three-member board recommended Friday that Fort Bragg Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer be separated from the Army on a general discharge under honorable conditions. When he awoke in a Chapel Hill hospital bed, Eisenhauer looked at his nurse and demanded to know: "Who's covering the roof?" A psychologist and a psychiatrist testified Friday that severe PTSD and other factors led Eisenhauer to suffer a "pathological flashback" that caused him to think he was shooting at Afghan insurgents, not police and firefighters. "The blur of reality is just all crunching around him. So what's he shooting at? He's not even sure,"...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 10 October 2015

    10/09/2015 5:55:58 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 308 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!!!!! | The Canteen DJ's
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~ Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l Internet Radio l AOL Music l Sonique (Lycos) l Real Radio Live365 l 971TheRiver l GotRadio l Wherehouse l Target l Shoutcast AFRTS l VH1 l XM Radio l BET l audiophile l Virgin Radio l Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l Yahoo! Launch Music l Radio Disney l Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Soldier at Fort Campbell killed during training exercise

    10/06/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    WAVE3.com ^ | 10/6/15 | Chuck Morris
    FORT CAMPBELL, KY (WSMV) - A Fort Campbell soldier died on Tuesday after being shot during a training exercise, according to officials. A spokesman said the solider, who has not been identified, died around 10:20 a.m. at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on post at Fort Campbell. No other soldiers were injured. The death is currently under investigation.
  • Police detain soldier walking around NC mall with rifle, ammunition

    07/03/2015 8:50:02 PM PDT · by rikkir · 45 replies
    Fox News / Associated Press ^ | 7/3/2015 | Associated Press
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. Fayetteville police say Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was arrested and charged with "going armed to the terror of the public" in connection with Thursday's incident at Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville. A statement from the Fayetteville Police Department says Wolfinger was preparing to have photographs taken with the military equipment and rifle when 911 calls were received of an armed male at the mall.
  • Bragg soldier charged with going armed to the terror of the public

    07/03/2015 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 07/03/15 | Nichole Manna
    A Fort Bragg soldier with an AR-15 assault-type rifle wearing a military ballistic panel carrier and carrying multiple rifle ammunition magazines caused a busy Cross Creek Mall to lock down Thursday night. Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was charged early this morning with going armed to the terror of the public. He told police he was preparing to have photographs taken with military equipment when 911 calls sent Fayetteville police to the mall. Wolfinger was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was released to his company commander and provost marshal at Fort Bragg. The incident happened on the eve...
  • Just a Common Soldier

    05/25/2015 5:35:15 AM PDT · by Uncle Lonny · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1987 | A. Lawrence Vaincourt
    Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poems 25th anniversary. Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country.
  • video obtained of Fort Bliss soldier shows moments before his death while in custody

    05/17/2015 10:24:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    KFOX14 exclusive: video obtained of Fort Bliss soldier shows moments before his death while in custody Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Erika Castillo More Sharing Services 5K EL PASO, Texas - An active-duty Fort Bliss soldier self-reported for a two day DWI sentence at the El Paso County Jail in 2012 but died before he saw the light of day or his family again. In July 2012, KFOX14 anchor Erika Castillo reported on the story of the mysterious circumstances surrounded the death of Sgt. James Brown while he was in jail. KFOX14 fought all the way to the Texas...
  • UKRAINE: A Ukrainian soldier's thoughts: "What is War?"

    05/17/2015 7:16:55 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    Ukraineian Soldier ^ | 13 May 2015 | Sergy Yakovenko
    What is the war: It when the wife of your 'sworn brother' has a Birthday, and all platoon gathers money so that he could buy her a gold chain and a pendent. - it when you have tea in the morning with a friend, and at lunchtime you learned that he died. - it when faithless people cross themselves and thank God after each mine bows up and did not get them. - it is when the church questions is it right or wrong to help a soldier who fights with weapons in hand, while sinful people are selling their...
  • Planned fallen soldier monument in Mich. veterans memorial causes controversy over prominence of gun

    04/17/2015 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | Fox News
    A veterans group wants to complete the Veterans Memorial in Milford's Central Park with a fallen soldier monument, but the Village Council isn't sure the piece which features a pair of boots and a helmet atop an M-16 rife is an appropriate focal point for the park. Bear Hall, founder and chairman of the local Friends of American Veterans (FAV), approached the council earlier this month hoping for approval of the plan. The group wants to place a fallen solder memorial also known as a battle field cross at the end of the brick paver walkway...
  • A soldier and his dog were killed. Watch what baggage handlers do with their caskets.

    04/10/2015 11:35:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    Shrug ^ | March 18, 2015
    ... The Delta Honor Guard is a group of employees and baggage handlers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. What they do for Fallen Soldiers is extremely touching ...
  • Man Found Dead in Downtown Miami Was Scottish Soldier

    03/30/2015 4:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/31 | Cherine Akbari and Brian Hamacher
    Police are investigating after a man was found dead near a busy Miami intersection early Sunday morning. Oscar Aguilera first found the man's body on a sidewalk at Biscayne Boulevard and 81st Street around 7 a.m. "I saw him not moving and puddle of blood," Aguilera said. "I went and checked and saw when his eyes were wide open." The victim was later identified as 22-year-old Shaun Cole, a Scottish soldier who was in town with friends for the Ultra Music Festival. Cole served in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1SCOTS) and had served in Afghanistan and...
  • 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII

    01/18/2015 7:34:25 AM PST · by virgil283 · 68 replies
    petapixel ^ | January 16, 2015 | Michael Zhang
    "Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world. He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II. Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor). I know nothing about who shot the film or who it...
  • Help this soldier who has been awaiting trial for over three years after a PTSD incident.

    01/17/2015 6:59:08 AM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    vanity post ^ | January 17, 2015 | self
    How can a US Army 82nd Airborne soldier with PTSD & traumatic Brain injury be held in state/county prison for over three years after his arrest for PTSD violence while in a Warrior Transition unit at Ft Bragg awaiting treatment? He was asleep in his apartment at night when he awoke to firemen smashing down his door and he thought he was back in Afghanistan. His private investigator who prepared his defense investigation has died. His attorney has become ill and is no longer practicing......... What ever happened to a speedy trial? Three years in prison, no trial, no PTSD...
  • Fort Hood soldier, 24, under self-monitoring for Ebola found dead at 7.30am outside his own apt.

    01/13/2015 2:52:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 128 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/15 | James Nye
    A Fort Hood soldier who just returned from West Africa and was self-monitoring for Ebola symptoms was found dead on Tuesday outside his apartment, officials said. Killeen police and hazmat teams arrived after 911 calls came in of a man's body on the front lawn of his home, which is just outside the base. Fort Hood said that the 24-year-old man, who has not been named, had returned on January 7 as part of a 87-person team assigned to West Africa for three months and was found dead at around 7.30am. Carrie Williams, director of media relations for Texas Department...
  • Girl says Feminism is greater than being a Soldier...you read that right...

    12/31/2014 10:55:58 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 28 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-31-14 | The Looking Spoon
    So this little girl took to her Google + page and wrote this gem diamond...diamond, because it will last forever and ever thanks to the internet.I'm going to charitably chalk this up to being young and DUMB! I'm going to HOPE AND PRAY that one day she'll wake up older and wiser and realize this post of hers will go down as one of the most ignorant and idiotic things she's ever said in her life as well as in the history of all humankind.That is my hope...Still hoping...adding prayer...Join me.
  • This image of a soldier is photoshopped, but that fact makes the image no less true

    11/20/2014 2:53:23 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This is really cool, I wish I thought of it!
  • Soldier Stabbed in Tel Aviv Dies of Wounds

    11/10/2014 1:11:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    inn ^ | 11/10/14 | Gil Ronen
    Almog Shiloni, the 20-year-old IDF soldier who was critically wounded in a terrorist stabbing attack at the entrance to Tel Aviv's Hahagana train station on Monday, has died of his wounds. Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics tried to resuscitate the victim at the site before sending him to Tel-Hashomer Hospital where he was brought to the surgery room. Shiloni was reportedly stabbed numerous times, including in the upper body and waist, as he tried to fight off his attacker. The attacker proceeded to try and escape from the scene towards Levanda Street as he was pursued by security forces and...
  • Negro Is An Acceptable Term for Black Soldiers, U.S. Army Says

    11/06/2014 2:59:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    NYDN ^ | November 5, 2014 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    Negro is an acceptable term for black soldiers, U.S. Army says Color it a confusing command update. One military official says using the word to describe a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa might be for people who prefer to refer to themselves this way. But another calls it the dumbest thing Ive ever heard. What year is it again? Army regulations still allow for black soldiers to be labeled Negro a term that faded in the late 1960s. The archaic policy was spelled out as recently as Oct. 22, when the...
  • DOD Admission: Only One Plane Available to Transport Infected Soldiers Out of Africa, One at

    10/25/2014 10:51:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | 10/24/14
    The idea that youre coming before us and giving this type of testimony raises great concerns (Infowars) The US Defense Department will only have the capability to fly four service members out of Africa per week should they contract the deadly Ebola virus, a Major General said at a meeting today regarding the militarys response to the epidemic. Speaking at a House Oversight & Government Reform Committee hearing earlier today, Maj. Gen. James Lariviere told North Carolina Congressman Patrick McHenry that the US plans to have in the vicinity of 3,000 troops in Africa by the end of the...
  • Freeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 25 Oct 2014

    10/24/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 325 replies
    Our Troops Knock It Out Of The Park!!!! | The Canteen DJ Baseball Team
    ***** Tunes For The Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~ Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l Internet Radio l AOL Music l Sonique (Lycos) l Real Radio Live365 l 971TheRiver l GotRadio l Wherehouse l Target l Shoutcast AFRTS l VH1 l XM Radio l BET l audiophile l Virgin Radio l Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l Yahoo! Launch Music l Radio Disney l Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l Billboard...
  • Soldiers told not to wear uniforms in public, bases hike security

    10/22/2014 3:18:56 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014
    News / Canada Soldiers told not to wear uniforms in public, bases hike security Rear Admiral John Newton asked staff 'to restrict movement in uniform as much as possible' in light of the Ottawa attacks. By: The Canadian Press, Published on Wed Oct 22 2014 OTTAWACanadian Forces bases across the country were told Wednesday to consider increasing security levels after shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Maj.-Gen. Christopher Coates said bases were asked to take precautions appropriate to their environments to ensure the safety and security of personnel, equipment and buildings. Across the country,...
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Have We Lost Our Mind & Sense Of Respect For Our Military?

    10/11/2014 6:39:04 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Have We Lost All Sense Of Respect Of Those Who Risk Their Life For Us? Kurdish Fighters Say They're Outgunned As ISIS Gains Ground In Kobani
  • AWOL Afghan soldiers reportedly sought asylum out of fear of Taliban

    10/01/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 1, 2014
    Three Afghan soldiers who vanished during training in Massachusetts last month and resurfaced days later at the Canadian border said they want asylum because returning to the homeland they are sworn to defend could mean death at the hands of the Taliban. They catch us, they kill us, Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, 48, told the Boston Globe of the Taliban, the terrorist government driven into exile by coalition forces. They tip those who kill us. Arash and the others, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar, say the lives of their relatives back home have been threatened. The soldiers...
  • This Little Boy Couldnt Find Help Anywhere, Until A Soldier Did Something Incredible

    09/26/2014 3:25:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | September 26, 2014 | Sarah Zagorski
    For over a decade, a Bosnian soldier, former Staff Sergeant Wayne Ingram, has been helping a boy with a condition called Tessier facial cleft. This condition is so rare that there are only 26 cases reported worldwide. And, unfortunately, in some countries cleft or palate deformities are considered reasons for abortion.Ingram met four-year old Stefan Savic while on patrol in Eastern Europe and decided he should help him by having fundraising drives. Stepan told the Daily Mail more about Stefan’s condition:“The condition had been left untreated and had grown between Stefan’s eyes, crushing his skull, forcing his eyes apart to...
  • Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation

    09/02/2014 7:09:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 September 2014 | Ashley Collman
    One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American photojournalist executed on camera last month by the Islamic State. Billy and Karen Vaughn also lost their son Aaron Carson Vaughn in 2011, when the SEAL Team Six soldier's Chinook helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. Now the couple are calling on President Barack Obama to step down, citing his reaction to the Foley video and 'lack of leadership' in confronting ISIS.
  • Soldier dies after causing Army base lockdown, shooting self

    08/25/2014 5:49:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    foxnews ^ | August 25, 2014/
    A female soldier who sparked an "active shooter" alert on a Virginia military base on Monday died after shooting herself in the head, military sources said. ... The soldier, who has not yet been publicly identified, reportedly did not harm anybody else during her morning rampage in an office in a four-story building on the base, which is located about 45 km (28 miles) south or Richmond, Virginia. ... Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, the commanding general of the support command, said that the soldier was a sergeant 1st class who had been in the Army for 14 years and...
  • Couple Buys This Flag for $5 at a Flea Market Then Finds a Grateful Mom for Whom Its Priceless

    07/27/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 6 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsA Texas couple made a surprisingfind during a recent visit to a flea market. Lanie Mae and Wally Brown were looking through a stack of used flags, when one of them caught their eye. According toYahoo News: I was shocked to see dedications from Marines all over this flag to a lance corporal named Fred, Lanie Mae writes in a Facebook message.While scouring the many heartfelt messages to this young man, simultaneously we saw RIP Fred and again, simultaneously we said, we have to get this flag to his mama.
  • Buffoon Kerry asks fallen soldier's mother how her day is going

    07/24/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/24/14 | Carl in Jerusaelem
    US Secretary of State John FN Kerry went to see the parents of US citizen and fallen lone soldier Max Steinberg HY"D (May God Avenge his blood). Kerry put his foot so deeply into his mouth as to make it crystal clear why our rabbis decreed that one who goes to console a mourner should not speak until spoken to. According to the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Kerry entered and exited the room swiftly, surrounded by men in black and refusing to take any questions from press. Hows your day? Kerry asked as he sat down. Hows your day?...
  • Hamas Claims It Captured an Israeli Soldier, Celebrations Erupt in Gaza (UPDATE: Israeli Denies)

    07/21/2014 6:27:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/21/14 | Dave Urbanksi
    Hamas claimed it captured an Israeli soldier Sunday, resulting in gunfire and cheers erupting in Gaza in apparent celebration, CNN reporters on the ground said.
  • Here Is Everything We Know And Dont About The Israeli Soldier Hamas Says It Captured

    07/20/2014 4:52:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    BuzzFeed, ^ | 7/20/14 | Sheera Frenkel
    A hooded figure identifying himself only as Abu Obaida appeared on Palestinian television Sunday night to announce that the group had kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Israeli military experts immediately disputed the report. The Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed Sunday night that they had captured an Israeli soldier named Shaul Aron. The group released his ID number and photos as evidence of his capture. The soldier was named as 21-year-old Shaul Aron, a Golani brigade infantryman. The Israeli military spokesperson refused to confirm or deny rumors that a soldier had been captured, and told BuzzFeed,
  • Israeli soldier from Los Angeles is killed in Gaza

    07/20/2014 4:24:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/20/14 | Lauren Raab
    A Los Angeles man was one of the Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza this weekend as fighting intensified. Max Steinberg was a Woodland Hills native and voluntarily joined the Israel Defense Forces, according to the Jewish Journal. According to voter records, he was 24 years old. Steinberg graduated from El Camino Real high school in 2008, studied at Pierce College, joined the Israeli army in 2012 and was a sharpshooter in the Golani Brigade, his Facebook page says. It was unclear exactly how Steinberg died, but the Israeli military announced Sunday that 13 members of the Golani Brigade were killed...
  • Cat welcomes home soldier (video)

    06/25/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Fox News/youtube ^ | June 2014 | Not stated
    'In this touching video, Finn the Ragdoll cat greets his owner, Nick, who is returning home after drill."
  • Warrior Nurse awarded Bronze Star

    06/24/2014 8:52:57 AM PDT · by Warrior Nurse · 91 replies
    6/24/2014 | Self
    Warrior Nurse was awarded the Bronze Star
  • When This Soldiers Car Broke Down Near A Small Town In Utah, What These Locals Did Blew Him Away

    06/23/2014 1:27:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | june 23, 2014 | andrea d. combs
    Air Force Staff Sergeant Rowan Coash was on his way to Texas to report for duty when his car broke down unexpectedly. More than 1,000 miles from his destination, he was left on the highway outskirts of Price, Utah. While waiting for a tow truck, he called his friend Erica to tell her about his setback. Erica chose to takeactionby reaching out to the Facebook community. Anybody out there in Facebook Land near Price, UT and willing to help a soldier? Hundreds of people shared Ericas post; and Leslie Holmes, a Good Samaritan in Price, saw the post and helped...
  • Bergdahl Wasn't Only Soldier to 'Walk Off' Afghan Outposts

    "At least a dozen guys just walked off their posts" in Afghanistan since 2009 for a variety of reasons, said an experienced soldier, one of four Afghan war veterans familiar with the incidents who spoke to ABC News. The other sources estimated the number could be more than a dozen.
  • CA soldier may never move again after he was attacked outside bar by 6 Russians spoiling for a fight

    05/30/2014 6:13:09 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | May 29, 2014 | MATTHEW BLAKE
    A soldier attacked over the weekend at a bar by a gang of six Russians may never move again, his family said today. Specialist Korry McClanahan, 25, was set upon and beaten outside Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. in Tacoma, Washington, where he had been playing pool with a friend on Friday night. The father-of-one's family are now holding a bedside vigil at Madigan Army Medical Center, where doctors were forced to remove a piece of Spec. McClanahan's skull to relieve swelling to his brain. snip The attack happened after Spec. McClanahan and his friend, also a soldier, stepped outside...
  • Soldier adopts military dog who saved his life. (video)

    05/29/2014 4:04:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | 5-29-2014 | nationalgeographic.com
    While serving in Afghanistan, combat dog Layka was injured after running into a building ahead of her handler to clear it. Determined to reward Layka for her selfless act of bravery, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald adopts her after coming back home.
  • An American soldier: Owen Thomas

    05/15/2014 10:37:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Kill or be killed. Imagine if you were suddenly thrown into a world where atrocities were a daily occurrence, where adrenaline constantly pumped through your veins in response to fear, where even children are a threat to your life. This is the story of an American soldier, one of tens of thousands who had to endure the horrors of war in Iraq or Afghanistan. In light of the despicable way many of the Veterans Administration agencies, especially the healthcare facilities, have been treating our veterans, it seems time we got a glimpse of what so many of our heroes went...
  • Marine and Soldier Take Back US Flag from Hippie Protesters (Video)

    04/03/2014 9:13:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/3/14 | Jim Hoft
    A US Marine and soldier took back the American flag from protesters for disrespecting it for holding it upside down. The confrontation unfolded in Albuquerque, N.M. in the wake of protests of the citys police department. Via FOX Nation:
  • 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 theres a pretty valid reason behind the so-called unnecessary assault. Vieira, who uploaded video of the confrontation to YouTube, was later arrested by...
  • Technological advances have given us the ability to make some family portraits extra special

    03/12/2014 3:27:11 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I can't even place the very first moment I heard of it, but I was in my very early teens when the internet started "happening."By the time I was 20 we didn't know what we'd do without it, and that was before social media like Facebook was even created.I say that because I really try to imagine in my mind living in the world without any of it, which is only possible because the first third of my life was that way. In some ways it seems nice to me, like life would be less...noisy.And then I see something like...
  • A Letter From A Soldier's Wife

    03/08/2014 8:12:53 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 2/14/14. | BuzzFeed User
    Its borderline abusive, inhumane and unjustifiably despicable. Our troops go and serve proudly for months on end, and return to a situation that sometimes proves to be more emotionally disturbing than what they faced on active duty. Please read the story below, and if you had no idea of this reality, I regret to inform you, this is the new cost of the liberty and freedom we all enjoy.
  • Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Home Deciphered

    03/07/2014 12:05:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 05, 2014 10:18pm ET | Owen Jarus
    A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, probably as a volunteer, in a Roman legion in Europe. In the letter, written mainly in Greek, Polion tells his family that he is desperate to hear from them and that he is going to request leave to make the long journey home to see them. Addressed to his mother (a bread seller), sister and brother, part of it reads: "I pray that you are in good health night and day, and I always make obeisance...