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  • War veteran Peter Gouldstone, 98, dies a month after violent robbery

    12/02/2018 3:20:43 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 15 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/2/18 | Sky News
    A 98-year-old man has died a month after a violent robbery left him with two bleeds on the brain. Second World War veteran Peter Gouldstone was attacked in Enfield, north London, in the home he had lived in for more than 60 years. He was taken to hospital but died on Friday.
  • Hundreds brave the cold to honor Vietnam veteran who died with few known family members

    11/28/2018 10:57:53 AM PST · by NEMDF · 6 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | November 28, 2018 | Chris Peters
    Hundreds of people stood in the chilly air of Omaha National Cemetery on Tuesday to honor a Vietnam veteran who died seemingly alone. A line of cars stretched from the cemetery along Highway 50 to Interstate 80 at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the scheduled start time for the interment. People in military fatigues, Vietnam veteran jackets and civilian attire packed the hillside, waiting in near silence to honor a 73-year-old veteran they did not know.
  • Veteran’s Day: The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2018 4:18:06 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 28 replies
    November 11, 2018 | Se;lf
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. These civilians become warriors confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was...
  • Dan Crenshaw started the week as a punchline and ended it as a star. The real story came [tr]

    11/11/2018 9:35:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2018 | Dan Zak
    Dan Crenshaw’s good eye is good enough, but it’s not great. The iris is broken. The retina is scarred. He needs a special oversized contact lens, and bifocals sometimes, to correct his vision. Six years after getting blown up, he can still see a bit of debris floating in his cornea. His bad eye? Well, his bad eye is gone. Under his eye patch is a false eye that is deep blue. At the center of it, where a pupil should be, is the gold trident symbol of the Navy SEALs. It makes Dan Crenshaw look like a Guardian of...
  • Army Vet Blocked From Voting Over Flag On T-Shirt, Accused Of Supporting Trump

    11/09/2018 12:14:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | November 7, 2018
    A poll worker is accused of refusing to let a military vet vote in Lake Forest. Former Army veteran John Reader says an older man with a beard and a Hawaiian shirt told him a flag on his t-shirt was a “symbol of hatred” and was prohibited in a polling place. “I was standing here waiting to vote, and a gentleman…said this flag was an item of protest and symbol of hatred,” Reader said. “I clearly explained it was an American flag, he said it’s not in color, I was not allowed to wear it. “He wouldn’t let me vote...
  • Jimmy John's employee drives veteran to hospital (trunc)

    10/26/2018 6:20:02 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 26th, 2018 | Fox News AP story
    A phone call to a wrong number in Nebraska delivered just what a man in pain needed: a ride to a hospital...Her brother is a veteran living on disability and didn't have Department of Veterans Affairs' approval to call an ambulance, she said. He also couldn't afford a taxi to a hospital, she said...It took Nagengast a little while to realize she hadn't reached her brother's social worker... Voss called delivery driver Zach Hillmer, who picked up Holeman and drove him to a hospital emergency room. Hillmer, a U.S. Navy veteran, said it was a privilege to help a fellow...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet

    10/14/2018 6:16:58 PM PDT · by Theo · 131 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Jeff Rainforth
    Mark Zuckerberg must need money because he just robbed a triple-amputee Iraq War vet blind. Brian Kolfage joined the Air Force just before 3000 Americans were killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that also destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City. He wanted to serve. He wanted to keep what had happened to thousands of his fellow Americans from happening again. It was his duty, he believed. During Brian's second tour in the Middle East, he volunteered for a dangerous mission in Iraq. On September 11th, 2004, exactly 3 years to the day since the 9/11/01 attacks,...
  • Police officer fatally shoots homeowner who killed intruder

    08/01/2018 12:24:10 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    Officers responding to a home invasion in Colorado reportedly gunned down the homeowner — moments after he reportedly fatally shot the intruder.
  • Famous Veteran: Paul Newman USNAVY

    07/04/2018 10:48:45 AM PDT · by eastforker · 18 replies
    TWS ^ | 2014 | Kent Weekly
    Graduating high school in 1943, Newman briefly attended college before enlisting in the U.S. Navy Air Corps. He wanted to be a pilot, but he was told that he could never fly a plane as he was colorblind. He ended up serving as a radio operator and spent part of World War II serving in the Pacific. After leaving the military in 1946, Paul Newman attended Kenyon College in his home state of Ohio. He was on an athletic scholarship and played on the school’s football team. But after getting into some trouble, Newman changed course. “I got thrown in...
  • Famous Veteran : Glenn Ford USMC USNAVY Reserve

    07/03/2018 5:01:00 PM PDT · by eastforker · 27 replies
    TWS ^ | 2014 | TWS
    Actor. Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Canada, when he was eight years old his father, a railroad executive, moved his family to Santa Monica, California. He performed in high school plays and then joined "West Coast", a traveling theater company. His film debut was in "Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence" (1939). After World War II started, he put his career on hold and enlisted in the United States Marines. In 1992, Ford was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in France during the war aiding those fleeing from the Nazis. He also served in...
  • 112-year-old Austin resident, our oldest living veteran, robbed of savings, identity

    06/30/2018 8:16:20 PM PDT · by HKMk23 · 24 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 6-29-2018 | Brendan Meyer
    Someone is impersonating the oldest man in America. Family members of Richard Overton, the 112-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Austin, learned that his personal bank account had been drained on Friday.
  • Michigan WWII veteran hopes to receive 100 cards on his 100th birthday

    05/17/2018 8:13:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/17/2018 | Madeline Farber
    For his 100th birthday on June 6 -- which comes 74 years after he was miraculously pulled off a Normandy-bound boat on D-Day -- Michigan WWII veteran Isaac "Ike" Fabela has just one wish, his family said. Fabela will be anxiously checking his mail, as the happy and humble vet hopes to rack up 100 birthday cards from well-wishers across the country.
  • This 20-year-old is on a mission to interview every living WWII veteran before they die

    05/01/2018 3:42:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WJLA ^ | 4/25/18 | JUSTIN COVINGTON
    **SNIP** So far, Sharma has interviewed more than 850 veterans in 45 states. “They can say that their lives have had a purpose greater than themselves. Lot’s of people are born, they live and they die without having an impact on the world,” Sharma said. “But every single World War II veteran have given millions of people a chance at life. Because of the hell they went through at 18-19 years old.” Sharma’s goal is to preserve their stories for future generations through his nonprofit, Heroes of the Second World War.
  • Veteran receives world's first total penis and scrotum transplant at Johns Hopkins

    04/23/2018 9:57:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | April 23, 2018 | WOWK
    BALTIMORE, MD (WCMH) - On Monday, surgeons at The Johns Hopkins Hospital announced they have performed the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant. The team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons performed the 14-hour surgery on March 26. Their patient? An veteran who was injured in Afghanistan. Doctors used the entire penis and scrotum (minus the testicles) from a deceased donor.
  • 111-year-old Texan, the oldest living U.S. veteran, takes his first trip on a private jet

    04/10/2018 10:40:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.dallasnews.com ^ | 04/09/2018 | Brendan Meyer
    After more than 111 years of living, the nation's oldest veteran was treated to an unexpected first: a trip on a private jet. On Saturday, Austin's Richard Overton was flown to Washington, D.C., for a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The trip was made possible by billionaire Austin businessman and philanthropist Robert F. Smith. Last Friday, Smith spent a couple hours visiting Overton, believed to be the oldest man in America, at Overton's home. Overton mentioned that one day, he'd like to visit the museum, where Smith donated $20 million. The next morning, Overton...
  • US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico

    03/25/2018 5:38:22 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | March 25, 2018 | Theresa Waldrop
    A US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The deportation follows an earlier decision by US authorities to deny Miguel Perez's citizenship application because of a felony drug conviction, despite his service and the PTSD he says it caused. Perez, 39, was escorted across the US-Mexico border from Texas and handed over to Mexican authorities Friday, ICE said in a statement.
  • Readers' Poll: The 10 Worst Songs of the 1980s

    03/16/2018 2:50:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 513 replies
    rolling stone ^ | 10/6/2011 | Andy Greene
    A few weeks ago we asked our readers to vote for their least favorite songs from the 1990s, so it was the obvious next move to dial it back 10 years and see what you guys hated in the 1980s. The results are sure to infuriate a lot of people. For the record, I personally disagree with most of these selections. In fact, I love a lot of these songs... 10. Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up'... 9. Taco - 'Puttin' On The Ritz'... 8. Toni Basil - 'Mickey'... 7. Bobby McFerrin - 'Don't Worry Be Happy'... 6....
  • Vote for a Veteran

    03/02/2018 7:35:57 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 1/2/2018 | Gilbert Garcia
    If there’s a dark-horse candidate to watch in the ridiculously crowded GOP field to replace outgoing Congressman Lamar Smith, it could be William Negley. Like most of the 18 Republican candidates in the U.S. District 21 race, Negley has never held elective office. Unsurprisingly, he has low name recognition and only two months to spread the word about his candidacy. In an early December poll commissioned by Fight for Tomorrow, a national Super PAC, Negley registered the support of only 0.7 percent of Republican voters in the district, placing him eighth among the candidates who ultimately filed.
  • Internet Rallies for Disabled Veteran Besieged by SJWs, Raises $21,000 and Counting

    01/23/2018 2:12:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-23-18 | Megan Fox
    Last week, PJ Media reported about Will Caligan, a conservative disabled veteran who lost his job after offending the Transgender Mafia with science. Caligan is a talented comics artist who found himself in a bigoted work environment run by people hostile toward anyone with conservative Christian views. Instead of tolerance, Caligan experienced public shaming, threats, a job loss, and colleagues turning their backs on him after he stated a man can not change his DNA based on wishes. Sane people everywhere were alarmed and dismayed that a person could lose his livelihood after one inconsequential exchange on social media. So...
  • 97-year-old WWII veteran takes a knee to support protesting NFL players

    01/05/2018 3:22:09 PM PST · by rey · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 Sept. 2017
    Hours before NFL players across the league took a knee during the national anthem in defiance of President Trump on Sunday, one World War II veteran hosted a protest of his own — in his backyard. "These people have every right to protest," John Middlemas, a 97-year-old farmer from Springfield, Missouri, told his grandson, Brennan Gilmore, before kneeling.