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  • 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 · 80 replies
    6/24/2014 | Self
    Warrior Nurse was awarded the Bronze Star
  • When This Soldier’s 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 take action by 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 Erica’s 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 city’s 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 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...
  • 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
    It’s 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...
  • Wife killed Ga. soldier for insurance, feds say

    03/05/2014 7:27:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | Mar 5, 2014 | Jan Skutch
    Wife killed Ga. soldier for insurance, feds say By Jan Skutch Morris News Service March 5, 2014 SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier schemed with her brother to kill her husband in exchange for a $160,000 insurance policy payout, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. Lillie Eubank, 39, told investigators she arranged to have her brother, Carl Evan “Cowboy” Swain, travel from Alabama to Savannah, bought a T-ball bat and selected the site for the attack at a recreation park on Fort Stewart, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Heaps Ippolito said. The victim, Army Spc. John Joseph...
  • The ‘Incredible’ Thing an 8-Year-Old Boy Did for a Soldier Will Be Remembered For a ‘Lifetime’

    03/02/2014 2:20:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2 Mar 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Like most 8-year-olds, Myles Eckert was already dreaming up ways he could spend a $20 bill he had just discovered laying in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month. “I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to,” the child recounted to CBS News. That’s because Eckert saw Lt. Col. Frank Dailey enter the restaurant. The man in uniform changed his mind. Why? “Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Eckert explained to CBS. So, instead of purchasing something for himself, Eckert did something very different on Feb....
  • The ‘Incredible’ Thing an 8-Year-Old Boy Did for a Soldier Will Be Remembered For a ‘Lifetime’

    03/02/2014 3:51:10 PM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    CBS News via the Blaze ^ | 3/2/14 | Steve Hartman
    Like most 8-year-olds, Myles Eckert was already dreaming up ways he could spend a $20 bill he had just discovered laying in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month. “I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to,” the child recounted to CBS News. That’s because Eckert saw Lt. Col. Frank Dailey enter the restaurant. The man in uniform changed his mind. Why? “Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Eckert explained to CBS.
  • Obama's SOTU use of SFC Remsburg as a prop (vanity)

    01/29/2014 8:24:55 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 8 replies
    FR | 1/29/2014 | self
    I first caught wind of a thread about "the use of a soldier as a prop" less than an hour ago; it's amazing how little interest it's generated, aside from the ad hominem attacks against those that saw it less about 'honoring' SFC Remsburg, than 'using' him. Late to rise & without coffee, it was easier than normal to not react and I took a devil's advocate stance, looking for fact, as I did not watch SOTU. Where to go first? Web search came up with little; I went to DU and found this thread: Title: F**K (edited)He stood that...
  • Impersonating a soldier is wrong

    01/24/2014 2:12:21 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 13 replies
    Peterborough Examiner ^ | January 22, 2014 | Galen Eagle
    Peterborough’s David Jeffrey Dodd said he is a retired member of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, haunted by the scenes of his overseas experiences when his platoon was bombed and a female soldier died in his arms. “She was an incredible Soldier. I lost 4 good soldiers and she was one!,” Dodd posted on the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Association Facebook page Sunday. “I’m coming into a hard time of year (feb sucks bc that’s when it happened)…. I can’t sleep most nights because I see s--t in my dreams.” It would be...
  • Soldier shocks son at basketball game (sweet video but blurry monitor warning)

    01/18/2014 10:20:23 PM PST · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 1/18/2014 | cnn newsroom
    Video at link
  • Puppy love: Soldier brings his furry friend home for the holidays

    12/30/2013 6:41:32 AM PST · by Innovative · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | FoxNews
    An American Special Forces soldier serving in Afghanistan has a new best friend thanks to his own compassion for the animal and the assistance of family, friends and two non-profit organizations that offered a helping hand. Although the exact circumstances of their meeting are unclear, Aaron Eleby of Valatie, N.Y., told News 10 he discovered a white puppy while on tour in the war-torn nation.
  • A Different Christmas Poem

    12/20/2013 1:46:58 PM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 7 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 12/20/13 | Unknown
    A Different Christmas Poem The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the tree I believe, Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep, Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep. In perfect contentment, or so it would seem, So slumbered I, perhaps I started to...
  • Muslim fanatics guilty of brutal British soldier murder

    12/19/2013 6:44:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | December 19, 2013
    London (AFP) - Two Muslim extremists were on Thursday found guilty of the gruesome murder of a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, hacked to death soldier Lee Rigby as he walked back to his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, in May.
  • Kanye West Compares Dancing on Stage to Being a Cop or Soldier

    12/09/2013 10:54:34 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | pacothecat
    “Like, I’m just giving of my body on the stage; I’m putting my life at risk, literally!” “When I think about when I’m on the ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing,’ and ‘Coldest Winter’ moment, like that mountain goes really, really high. And if I slipped… You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.”
  • NYT Apologizes Over Article on Slain IDF Soldier

    11/20/2013 10:52:22 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | November 11, 2013 | Elad Benari
    The New York Times has apologized for the picture it chose to go along with an article it published about last week’s brutal murder of IDF soldier Eden Atias. Rather than showing a photo of the soldier, the article entitled “Attack on Israeli Worsens Tensions With Palestinians” instead featured a photo of the 16-year-old terrorist’s mother as she was visited by her relatives. On Tuesday, the newspaper’s public editor Margaret Sullivan posted a blog in which she admitted that using the mother’s photo was the wrong decision.
  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...
  • Soldier 'Put Up Fight, was Strangled with Belt' Terrorist who murdered co-worker 1st

    10/27/2013 11:22:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 10/27/13 | Gil Ronen
    The lawyer representing Nadal Amar, the terrorist who abducted and murdered First Sergeant Tomer Hazan last month, has provided details of the murder. According to a report on Channel 10, the lawyer said that Hazan fought his abductors, but they managed to handcuff him and then strangled him to death with his own trouser belt. Amar reportedly said that one of the terrorist organizations had promised him 5 million shekels for carrying out the murder. The lawyer, Muhammad Abed, also told the Maan news agency that his client has been tortured by his jailors. "He has undergone unbelievable torture, of...
  • Vanity - Request for info for my son about to enter the military

    10/22/2013 8:33:30 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 46 replies
    none ^ | 10/22/13 | me
    My son is about to enter the military. He will be at the tip of the spear. I would like to get him a really good watch. As I've never done anything more dangerous than clean gutters, I've no idea what sort of watch and what sort of band will stand up to what it will need to stand up to. I'd be most grateful to anyone who can provide some advice on this. Thanks so much.
  • Ft Hood Soldier Charged For Gear After IED Blast

    10/21/2013 10:39:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    kcentv ^ | 10/21/13 | Sophia Stamas
    You can't put a price tag on surviving a deadly attack overseas, but one Fort Hood soldier knows the cost of the helmet that saved his life all too well. "I had a couple shrapnels in my side plates and in my helmet," Army Sergeant Michael Williams said about the gear that protected him on June 13, 2011. Now, more than two years after the day he was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Iraq, he got a "bill" for his shrapnel-pierced helmet. "I automatically assumed that, you know, that's the gear that I got blown up in, that...
  • Soldier Receives 20 Year Sentence One Year After Afghanistan Shooting

    10/16/2013 10:23:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/13 | AWR Hawkins
    In late summer 2012, Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance ordered one his "marksman to engage" Afghan men approaching their position on a motorcycle. The marksmen killed two of the three men; because they were unarmed, Lorance was charged, tried, and, in just over a year, sentenced to 20 years in Leavenworth. Yet as the Washington Times reports, the charges ignore the fact that "a common enemy tactic is for unarmed fighters on motorcycles... to track [U.S.] unit movements... with cell phones." On the other hand, after Army Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 soldiers and wounded more than 30 during his...
  • Now, I’m In A Bad Moo-d Too – Evidently Our Navy Is Non-Essential (soldier pay withheld)

    10/09/2013 3:08:34 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/ ^ | October 9, 2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Well, I didn’t think I could get any more pissed today, but I’m there. First, I hear that Obama has blocked the death gratuity for families of fallen Rangers. But, I was heartened to hear a private foundation stepped up to the plate to help: After families of fallen U.S. military personnel were denied benefits due to the government shutdown, the Fisher House Foundation has stepped forward to help cover travel and funeral costs to help families receive the remains of their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The Fisher House has been providing housing and...
  • Police: Soldier fatally stabbed; may be hate crime

    10/06/2013 8:51:15 AM PDT · by Errant · 79 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 6 October, 2013 | Staff
    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - A 20-year-old active-duty soldier was stabbed to death in a parking lot at the 12500 block of Pacific Highway Southwest around 2:30 a.m., officials say. Three soldiers were walking from Joint Base Lewis-McChord along Pacific Highway SW when a group of men in a car drove by and someone inside shouted a racial comment toward the white soldiers, the Lakewood Police Department said. "One of the soldiers yelled back something about the suspects treating combat soldiers with disrespect," Lt. Chris Lawler said. The vehicle turned around, and five black males got out of the car and confronted...
  • Undiplomatic: Israel Furious After French Diplomat Hits Soldier

    09/22/2013 8:41:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 9/22/13 | Ari Soffer and Maayana Miskin
    Tensions between Israel and the European Union over the EU boycott of Israelis living in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) may be exacerbated by a new incident in which a French diplomat struck an IDF soldier. The incident occurred as IDF soldiers stopped a “humanitarian aid” shipment of tents and other supplies that were headed for an illegal Bedouin encampment. The equipment was to be sent to Bedouin and foreign activists in the Jordan Valley whose illegal encampment was destroyed last week after the High Court of Justice, Israel’s Supreme Court, ruled that the structures were built without proper permits. The...
  • 'Star Trek' Villain Michael Ansara Dies at 91

    08/02/2013 12:09:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 2, 2013 | Mike Barnes
    He played the great Klingon warrior Kang on three versions of "Star Trek" and a Native American on ABC's "Broken Arrow." Michael Ansara, the rugged character actor who played Klingon commander Kang on three different Star Trek TV series, has died. He was 91 ... Born in a small village in Syria to American parents, Ansara starred as Native Americans on two 1950s primetime series ...
  • Help returning soldier get his dog back

    The Seattle news station has the video story online. This soldier was deployed and had a friend watch his dog. When he came back, he found out his friend had either given away or sold his dog. His dog is microchipped and registered to him so it won't be an issue once he finds him. The more people who see this, the better his chances are of finding his dog. http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pet/3956713351.html
  • Is This the Most Interesting Opening Paragraph Wikipedia's Ever Published?

    07/11/2013 1:25:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Thursday, July 11, 2013 | Elias Groll
    Most Interesting Man in the World, meet your match. On Sunday, Twitter user Matthew Barrett created something of a sensation by linking to the obscure Wikipedia biography of the British army officer Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. His tweet -- "This guy surely has the best opening paragraph of any Wikipedia biography ever" -- has been retweeted more than 3,200 times over the past several days. So just how mind-blowing is the introduction? Judge for yourself: Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart[1] VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 - 5 June 1963), was a British Army...
  • Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Accounted For (Army Spc. 5 John L. Burgess, of Sutton Bay, Mich)

    06/25/2013 6:09:49 PM PDT · by Stoat · 20 replies
    Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Accounted For             The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that a soldier, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted for and will be buried with full military honors along with two of his crew members.            Army Spc. 5 John L. Burgess, of Sutton Bay, Mich., was the crew chief of a UH-1H Iroquois helicopter that crashed in Binh Phuoc Province, South Vietnam.  Also, killed in the crash were 1st Lt. Leslie F. Douglas Jr., of Verona, Miss.; lst Lt. Richard Dyer, of Central Falls, R.I.; and Sgt. 1st Class...
  • Sgt. 1st Class Dillard Johnson is the deadliest US soldier on record - with 2,746 kills

    With 2,746 confirmed kills, Sgt. 1st Class Dillard Johnson is the deadliest American soldier on record — and maybe the most humble.
  • Army Reprimands Soldier Under Fire for Religious Beliefs

    06/24/2013 2:56:12 PM PDT · by Greystoke · 24 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/24/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A member of the U.S. Army Band who said he was reprimanded for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his personal car, serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a party and reading books written by conservative authors like Sean Hannity was found guilty of three Article 15 charges. Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, a decorated soloist with the Army Band, was found guilty Thursday of failing to go to an appointed place of duty, disobedience of an order and making a false official statement, his attorney said. The charges were handed down June 9, one day after Sommers told Fox News that he was...
  • Former Alabama star back Glen Coffee will graduate from U.S. Army Airborne School

    06/21/2013 11:08:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/21/13 | Frank Schwab
    Not many players walk away from football as abruptly as Glen Coffee did. The former Alabama star running back played a season with the 49ers and even started two games. Then the former third-round pick simply told the team he was done with football during training camp before what would have been his second season, in 2010. Most football players will stay in the NFL until they're told they can no longer come back, but Coffee admitted he just didn't like football anymore. And it turns out, he had bigger goals. AL.com reported Coffee enlisted in the U.S. Army in...
  • PHOTO - 1917: Soldier in Black and White Camouflage

    06/10/2013 7:42:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1917 | Retronaut
    “Soldier in black and white uniform to conceal him while climbing trees. He stands in front of a house camouflaged to represent a fence and trees. Company F, 24th Engineers. American University, D.C. Army Engineer Corps..”
  • Lawyer: Soldier to admit Afghanistan massacre

    05/31/2013 10:02:23 AM PDT · by billybudd · 48 replies
    This Week UK ^ | May 30, 2013 | Staff
    US SOLDIER Robert Bales, who killed 16 Afghan civilians during a rampage in Kandahar last year, will escape the death penalty by pleading guilty to murder. ... Sixteen people, mainly women and children, were killed in two villages near the base during the rampage. Some of the bodies were piled up and set on fire. ... Last month, AP spoke to locals in the villages that Bales terrorised. "Relatives of the victims became outraged at the notion Bales might escape the death penalty," it said. One man, Mohammed Wazir, who lost 11 family members including his mother and two-year-old daughter...
  • Ted Cruz reminds us….It's the Soldier...

    05/27/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC
    "It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who gave us the freedom to demonstrate It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag. And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag." Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC
  • French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris

    05/25/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-25-2013 | Adam Taylor
    French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris Adam TaylorMay 25, 2013, 1:43 PM A soldier patrolling as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan was stabbed in the neck this afternoon, Reuters reports. A police source told the news agency that the soldier would survive the attack. He is 23 years old, according to CNN. Le Parisien is reporting that the attacker was of Northern African appearance, aged around 30 years old and wearing a jilbab, a type of Islamic garment. The man quickly fled the scene and has not been caught. The attack happened in La Défense, to the...
  • Can One Iraq Vet Stop Obamacare?

    04/29/2013 4:16:27 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 29 2013 | David Catron
    In the lore of the ancient Romans, Horatius was a soldier who single-handedly fought off an invading army. The Etruscans had attacked in order to impose a despot on Rome and, by holding them back while his comrades destroyed the bridge that was the only practical route to the city, this single warrior saved the free republic. Obamacare is certainly the bridge via which the forces of despotism plan to “fundamentally transform” the United States, and a decorated Iraq veteran named Matt Sissel may be the Horatius who prevents them from crossing. This 32-year-old artist, businessman, and holder of the...
  • French soldier stabbed in throat outside Paris

    05/25/2013 11:51:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 05/25/13 | AP
    A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and France's president said authorities are investigating any possible links with the recent slaying of a British soldier. President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker was unknown and cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the assault on the uniformed soldier in the La Defense shopping area. The life of the 23-year-old soldier was not in danger, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
  • UK: Muslims screaming "Allahu akbar" behead British soldier with machete on public street

    05/22/2013 3:03:01 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 72 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 22, 2013
    UK: Muslims screaming "Allahu akbar" behead British soldier with machete on public street In the face of appeasement and denial everywhere in the West, the jihad grows more brazen. Here is the feed from the BBC: 1753: Senior aides to Mayor of London Boris Johnson describe the Woolwich killing as a 'sickening deluded deranged act of violence', says the BBC's Robin Brant. 1744: Senior Whitehall sources have told the BBC that the Woolwich attackers are thought to have tried to film their attack whilst shouting "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great, says political editor Nick Robinson. The men were said...
  • 'Soldier beheaded' in Woolwich machete attack: latest

    05/22/2013 10:40:15 AM PDT · by IDRATHERNOT · 196 replies
    British soldier beheaded in London street by 2 assailants shouting "Allah Akbar".
  • Woolwich: 'Soldier Dead After Terror Attack'

    05/22/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 103 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6:31pm UK, Wednesday 22 May 2013 | sky news
    A man reported to be a serving soldier is dead and two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Downing Street has called a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee after the incident in John Wilson Street, which David Cameron described as "truly shocking". Sky sources understand that senior police officers believe the killing was likely to be a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack. Dozens of weapons - including a number of knives - and pools of blood could be seen on the ground, where a...
  • US Military Soldier killed by Afghan

    03/11/2013 9:50:29 AM PDT · by paratrooper82 · 21 replies
    self | 03/11/2013 | paratrooper82
    Please pray for the family of a fallen friend who was shot in the back by an Afghan he was training. He was a close friend and family we trained together for years! He will be dearly missed!
  • Note to Libs from THE AMERICAN SOLDIER:

    02/25/2013 11:29:57 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Panetta: ´Everyone Entitled to a Chance´ to be Combat Soldier in ´Gender Neutral´ Military

    01/24/2013 6:34:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 1/24/13 | Matt Cover
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that whether they are male or female "everyone is entitled to a chance" to become a combat soldier in a military that will now adopt "gender netural" standards. “If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job--and let me be clear, we’re not talking about reducing the qualifications for a job--if they can meet the qualifications for the job then they should have the right to serve,” Panetta said at a Pentagon press conference. The Defense Department announced today that it would rescind its 1994 policy restricting women