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  • Wounded Soldier & His Injured Military Dog Awarded Purple Hearts, Reunited in Texas

    09/19/2018 12:09:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Fox &friends
    A wounded Army specialist was reunited with his working dog in Texas last week after each were awarded a Purple Heart for their heroism. Spc. Alec Alcoser and Alex, an 8-year-old German shepherd, were back together after both were badly injured in a suicide bombing last month in Afghanistan. Alcoser was reportedly left with a multitude of broken bones from the blast and took shrapnel to 30 percent of his body. His canine companion also lost his left rear leg.
  • U.S. soldier pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State

    08/30/2018 1:11:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 29, 2018 | AP
    A soldier based in Hawaii pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help Islamic State, telling a judge he provided secret military information, a drone meant to track U.S. troops and other support to undercover agents he believed were members of the terrorist organization. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, handcuffed and wearing a prison jumpsuit, spoke in a clear voice when he told a U.S. magistrate judge that he was guilty of all four counts against him.
  • SUPER SOLDIER X-ray vision will soon give soldiers the superhero ability to see through walls

    06/15/2018 6:53:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | 15th June 2018, 9:30 am Updated: 15th June 2018, 12:48 pm | By Saqib Shah
    X-ray vision is no longer the stuff of comic books. BIONIC soldiers with X-ray vision could soon be a reality thanks to a new wireless system that uses radio-waves to map people's movements behind walls. Researchers at MIT trained artificial intelligence to analyse radio signals that bounce off human bodies to create a dynamic stick figure that mimics a person's actions. The above and below pics show three people that have been mapped by the wireless AI device using radio signals The tech allows you to see them through walls as moving stick men _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The so-called neural network can...
  • Rebel U.S. soldier punished for cutting chutes as Humvees drop from plane

    05/10/2018 7:00:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies ^ | 5/9/2018 | unk
    A U.S. Army soldier has been reduced in rank to the E-1 grade and given a Bad Conduct Discharge after a panel of soldiers and officers ruled he deliberately destroyed three Humvee vehicles being airdropped during an exercise by cutting the straps to their parachutes. The issue has been covered closely by the Military Times and the site reported Wednesday that Sgt. John Skipper, a Germany-based cavalry scout, was convicted of destruction of government property and making false statements. The event happened in 2016. Skipper was found guilty of three instances of destroying military property worth over $500 and lying....
  • Cathay Williams -- A Buffalo Soldier's Secret

    04/26/2018 6:44:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicle ^ | April 22, 2018 | Tom Correa
    William Cathay enlisted in the United States Army on November 15th, 1866, in St. Louis, Missouri. Cathay signed up for a three-year engagement and was assigned to the 38th United States Infantry Regiment after passing a medical examination. Shortly after enlisting, Cathay contracted smallpox and was hospitalized. When rejoining the 38th Infantry stationed in New Mexico, Cathay was having problems due to the lingering effects of smallpox complicated by the New Mexico heat. Of course, as anyone in the infantry can attest to, marching in the heat takes a toll on a person. Coupled with the effects of smallpox, Cathay was hospitalized more often...
  • Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

    12/30/2017 4:06:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2017 | Joe Marino
    An Army solider died in the Bronx inferno Thursday night — while heroically rushing in and out of the apartment building to save several other lives, his grieving dad told The Post. “That’s his nature,” said Kwabena Mensah, 62, whose son Emmanuel died when the Belmont building went up in flames. “He was trying to help people out from the fire, and unfortunately he lost his life. He tried to do his best.
  • Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

    12/29/2017 7:41:35 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Joe Marino
    Emmanuel Mensah, 28, had been home from Army duty for the holiday after finishing basic training in Georgia, said the dad. He was scheduled to head next to Virginia and from there to battlefields unknown.
  • Five reasons Trump's widow story stings(barf alert)

    10/19/2017 7:30:20 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2017 | Anthony Zurcher
    Welcome to day three of the Donald Trump condolence-call story. It started badly, with the president questioning the way his predecessors dealt with the families of war dead. It's only got worse, as the story has morphed into one of an allegedly callous presidential call to a grieving widow of a US soldier killed in Niger. Here are five reasons why this snowballing story is so damaging to the president. It cuts against a strengthMr Trump campaigned on being a defender of the US military and, in particular, US veterans. Time and again he said those in the armed services...
  • Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother

    10/18/2017 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2017 | bbc news
    The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman's claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son's widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: "He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway." Mr Trump said Ms Wilson's account was "totally fabricated". Sgt La David Johnson was killed in Niger by Islamist militants this month. He was one four US special service soldiers who died in an ambush. Mr Trump had already been criticised for not contacting the families of...
  • Terrorist Murderer of Soldier Lee Rigby Demand Compensation Money

    09/09/2017 9:24:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Four years ago, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale shocked the world when in broad daylight and on a busy street in South East London attacked and beheaded Fusilier Lee Rigby (then 25 years old). They hacked off his head and recorded a sick diatribe at the scene with blood on themselves and on the street with the body lying on the floor. And now Adebolajo is seeking compensation from the British government because he feels distressed in jail. The pair were, of course, Islamic converts who attended the same Mosque as Mohammed Emwazi, aka “Jihadi John,” made “famous” by his...
  • Russia unveils its hi-tech motorised 'Star Wars' armour for soldiers complete with exoskeleton ...

    07/02/2017 8:32:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 44 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | July 1, 2017 | RORY TINGLE
    It might resemble something out of Star Wars, but this is the prototype for a combat suit that Russia hopes will give its soldiers the edge on the battlefields of the future. The high-tech item includes an exo-skeleton, or outer layer, designed to boost strength and stamina and a layer of body armour to shield the wearer from bullets. The all-black kit also has a Stormtrooper-style helmet with a tinted glass visor and a mini task light poking out of the side. It was put on display on Thursday at the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow. A...
  • JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (A Soldier Died Today)

    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. ... Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country.
  • Giving Up a Seat for a Soldier Makes Drexel Professor Want to ‘Vomit’

    03/29/2017 3:49:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 60 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 03/29/2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A radical Drexel University professor who once wished for “White Genocide” for Christmas and hoped to “Abolish the White Race” is under fire again. This time, he said he wants to “vomit or yell about Mosul” after someone gave their seat to a uniformed soldier. Drexel professor George Ciccariello, currently a visiting researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, shocked his online followers after he complained about an act of appreciation for a soldier. “Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul,”...
  • Paris Orly Airport shooting: Attacker was on terror watchlist [Paris Attack Foiled]

    03/18/2017 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 18, 2017 | Sky News Staff
    In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, wrestling one of them to the floor and trying to take her gun. The man was shot dead by patrol officers as they attempted to protect the women and members of the public at the airport, according to France's Interior Ministry.... ...A police source said the man was "a radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services and the justice system" and had a history of thefts and violent robberies.
  • Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier's gun (Paris)

    03/18/2017 2:45:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/18/2017 | BBC
    A man has been shot dead after grabbing a solider's gun at Orly airport in Paris, French officials say. He was killed by the security forces in a shop after seizing the weapon in the airport's southern terminal. The airport has been shut down after what the authorities say was an extremely serious incident and passengers not allowed to disembark. A security operation is continuing with bomb disposal experts involved and a search for any possible accomplices. Police also want to make sure the dead man was not wearing an explosive belt......
  • New Jersey Soldier Home for Holidays Beaten By Men Who Allegedly Didn’t Like His Army Jacket

    01/05/2017 3:41:41 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 5, 2017, 3:42 PM | BY JESSICA SCHLADEBECK
    A New Jersey soldier set to deploy to the Middle East in just a few months was met with violence when he traveled home to visit his widowed mother for the holidays. U.S. Army Serviceman Austin Freni was reportedly attacked and brutally beaten by a group of young men while he was walking with his mother, Lori Freni, after the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia on New Year’s Day, reported. The attack was prompted, Lori Freni said, by the fact that her son was wearing his Army jacket, according to Fox 23. She said a group of 10 to 15...
  • Israeli soldier convicted in high-profile manslaughter case

    01/04/2017 6:04:16 PM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 4, 2017 | Oren Liebermann
    An Israeli military court convicted an Israeli soldier of manslaughter Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a wounded Palestinian knife attack suspect. The Palestinian, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, 21, was one of two men accused of stabbing another Israeli soldier in the West Bank city of Hebron in March. Charges were brought against Sgt. Elor Azaria after video footage emerged showing him shooting Sharif in the head as he lay on the ground, injured and already subdued. The second Palestinian suspect had already been shot dead. The case against Azaria has divided opinion among the Israeli public, politicians and members of...
  • Congressman joins push to secure presidential pardon for imprisoned Army Lt.

    12/19/2016 1:38:33 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Army Times ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | Meghann Myers
    Congressman joins push to secure presidential pardon for imprisoned Army lieutenant By: Meghann Myers, December 13, 2016 Just over three years into his 19-year sentence, and on his 32nd birthday, the mother of Clint Lorance, a platoon leader convicted of giving his soldiers the go-ahead to shoot and kill three unarmed Afghan civilians, is making a plea to President Obama to send her son home. The incident happened during a 2012 Afghanistan deployment. Lorance, a first lieutenant at the time, was convicted in 2013 of two counts of second-degree murder, having ordered a private first class to shoot the civilians,...
  • Soldier needs our help- sign the petition.

    12/13/2016 2:06:26 PM PST · by son of terrence · 17 replies
    In a last ditch effort to free their son, the parents of First Lieutenant Clint Lorance have created a video plea asking President Obama for a presidential pardon. The heartbreaking four-minute video features Anna and Tracy Lorance explaining the character of their son and why he deserves to walk free. Lieutenant Lorance was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison for ordering his men engage three military aged males riding a motorcycle speeding towards his patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan in July of 2012.
  • 2 Fort Campbell soldiers charged with murder in disappearance of fellow soldier

    11/30/2016 8:35:54 AM PST · by nickedknack · 16 replies ^ | November 30, 2016 |
    Two Fort Campbell soldiers were charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine, federal authorities announced Tuesday. Jamal Williams-McCray and Charles Robinson of the 101st Airborne Division were charged two months after McClaine disappeared and her car was found abandoned in a Nashville parking lot...Williams-McCray is McClaine’s ex-husband.