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  • 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. http://vaincourt.homestead.com/common_soldier.html
  • 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, NJ.com 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    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.
  • First U.S. service member killed in Syria fighting the Islamic State

    11/24/2016 10:56:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    WashPost ^ | 11-24-2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    A U.S. service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement. The service member was killed near Ayn Issa, a town roughly 35 miles northwest of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa. The death marks the first time a U.S. service member has been killed in the country since a contingent of Special Operations forces were deployed there in October 2015 to go after the extremist group.
  • Gold Star family booed on flight as they headed to meet their soldier’s remains

    11/20/2016 6:57:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Nov 19, 2016 | Nicholas Filipas
    Gold Star family booed on flight as they headed to meet their soldier’s remains Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, Calif., died Nov. 12 of injuries sustained from an apparent suicide bomber in Bagram, Afghanistan. Department of Defense Nicholas Filipas The Record (Stockton, Calif.) The father of a soldier who was killed last weekend in Afghanistan was disappointed and hurt after airline passengers booed him and his family as they flew to meet his son’s remains. Stewart Perry, an ex-Marine who lives in Stockton, said the ordeal left him feeling disrespected. “It was really disgusting on the passengers’...
  • Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified (Hunt) (Montini: After 65 years, a soldier lost in Kor

    11/12/2016 9:05:21 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    He was a kid, really, barely 18, but he and his brother joined the army to stop the communists. And that is did. At last, he will be brought home to Arizona, 65 years later. PFC Dan Hunt was with a UN force in a month long slug-fest, along Heartbreak Ridge, a just north of what is now the Demilitarized Zone. Dany was wounded in the head by shrapnel during the fighting. His CO told Daniel that he didn’t have to go back, He was treated, and he returned to his unit. He was wounded again, this time in the...
  • Re-Post Update: Horn Lake Soldier Injured in Alleged “Hazing” Incident (PVT has committed suicide)

    09/21/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT · by GailA · 15 replies
    WREG TV ^ | 9/21/16 | NA
    (Horn Lake, MS) Horn Lake High graduate Taylor Odom is hanging to life by the proverbial thread at a Colorado military hospital after a November 7th training accident. ”He came in with a brain bleed, shearing of the brain, two punctured lungs…” said his Mother, Jennier Palazola-Herrin. The long list of injuries goes on to include liver damage, massive internal bleeding and numerous broken bones from the neck down, including a crushed pelvis. He’s been revived from death at least once.
  • Army deserter gets tens of thousands in benefits after faking war wounds

    08/21/2016 2:32:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2016
    <p>An Army deserter from North Carolina is facing federal charges for allegedly receiving tens of thousands of dollars in veteran benefits by faking war wounds and military honors.</p> <p>Roy Lee Ross, Jr., 64, of Morganton, N.C., is accused of defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs by using the name of another Army veteran, according to the Charlotte Observer.</p>