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  • Don Jr. Thanks 82-Year-Old MA Veteran for Standing Tough After He Was Beaten for Supporting Trump

    06/05/2020 10:47:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Donald Trump, Jr., on Friday, surprised an 82-year-old Massachusetts man who was beaten this week for supporting his father, President Donald Trump. Charlie Chace, an 82-year-old Air Force veteran, was beaten while he was waving a Trump sign at a rotary in Fall River. A 27-year-old man, later identified as Aidan Courtright, was charged by police in the incident.
  • WWII veteran beats COVID-19, honored on 100th birthday

    05/25/2020 3:42:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25 2020 | David Aaro
    An Army Air Corps veteran who survived WWII has now beaten the coronavirus after being "in the fight of his life," according to a report on Friday. John MacKay, 100, is currently housed at Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, which is described as having the deadliest known outbreak at a long-term care facility in the U.S. The home has seen at least 70 veterans killed by the virus. “It’s a miracle. It is,” said his daughter, Susan Regensburger, according to Boston's WFXT. “He is a fighter."
  • Jean Craig, "Tillacum" Has Passed Away

    05/19/2020 4:03:11 PM PDT · by Jemian · 44 replies
    Adams' Funeral Home ^ | May 19, 2o2o
    Jean McLeod Craig June 7, 1930 – May 19, 2020 On May 19, 2020 Jean slipped the surly bonds of earth, put out her hand and touched the face of God. A memorial service is planned for 11:00 am, Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Adams Funeral Home. Jean was born on June 7, 1930 on her father’s fishing boat halfway between Ketchikan, Alaska and Prince Edward Island. Jean was the oldest of 13 children and was proud of her Alaska Native Heritage. She was a Haida in the Eagle Frog clan and worked in a cannery as a teenager and...
  • A Birthday request from a 100 yr old Sailor

    04/01/2020 9:26:43 PM PDT · by ping jockey · 7 replies
    ping jockey
    This old fellow just turned 100 years old yesterday. Because of the quarantine he was not able to have a normal party so he wished for 100 comments and shares. It is currently going viral and I am sure a little Freeper love will send it to the moon.
  • Prayer Request: Cal Veterans Home Redding has 1st case of COVID019

    04/01/2020 10:18:14 AM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 30 replies
    Just got word from my father in law, who's a resident, that one of the workers tested positive for COVID-19. Another worker shows symptoms but hasn't gotten results back. He a tough old bird, Korean War Vet, and told me he and the other fellows aren't worried, but he would like your prayers.
  • Earl Granville running against Cartwright PA-8

    01/23/2020 5:11:23 AM PST · by finnsheep · 4 replies
    ABC Channel 16 WNEP ^ | Dec. 12, 2019 | Elizabeth Worthington
    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- An area veteran is tossing his hat into the political ring, announcing he is running for Congress. Staff Sgt. Earl Granville posted a video on his website Thursday morning explaining why he is running as a Republican for Congress in the 8th District against incumbent Democrat Matt Cartwright. The 8th Congressional District covers much of northeastern Pennsylvania. Granville joined the Pennsylvania National Guard in 2001 and went on to serve tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was severely injured in an attack in Afghanistan and lost his leg.
  • Why I Love Chick-Fil-A

    12/07/2019 12:46:38 PM PST · by MissEdie · 82 replies
    self | December 7, 2019 | MissEdie
    What I witnessed today while I was in line at the Chick-Fil-A located in the Magnolia Mall in Florence, SC is why I love this place. I had placed my order and was waiting for my drinks when an older gentleman walked up to the server next to mine. When the young man behind the counter asked for his order, the gentleman stuttered, then got a look of fear in his eyes. "I've forgotten why I'm here and what I was going to get." The young server reached past the register, patted this man on his arm and said, "That's...
  • Navy vet’s ashes destined for sunken Pearl Harbor battleship

    12/07/2019 4:22:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    fax ^ | 12/07/2019 | AUdrey Macavoy
    On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. He lived to be 98 years old, marrying twice and outliving both wives. He worked for a refrigeration company for nearly four decades. This weekend, divers will place Bruner’s ashes inside the battleship’s wreckage, which sits in Pearl Harbor where it sank during the attack 78 years ago that thrust the United States into World War II. The Southern California man will...
  • Steve Schmidt: Tulsi Gabbard "Just Awful," "Spectacularly Bad," "Dishonest At A Pretty Large Level"

    11/22/2019 3:55:30 PM PST · by rintintin · 53 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov 21 2019 | Ian Schwartz
    Former Republican strategist and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was "just awful" and had a "spectacularly bad" night at the Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night moderated by MSNBC. Later, when Gabbard was interviewed by MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Schmidt, a former adviser to Sen. John McCain in 2008, chimed in that her positions are "extreme." STEVE SCHMIDT, FMR. REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: I thought that Mayor Pete had an exceptional night. He really demonstrated tonight in a performance that was pretty flawless yes has risen into the top tier of candidates. ...

    11/11/2019 2:25:30 AM PST · by knarf · 24 replies
    self ^ | November 11, 2019 | knarf
  • Tulsi Gabbard qualifies for November presidential debate, defying predictions

    11/07/2019 11:26:09 AM PST · by rintintin · 58 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | Nov 7 2019 | Sophie Cocke
    She’s now obtained at least 3% in four polls in early nominating states or national surveys...
  • The Odd Conservative Love Affair With Tulsi Gabbard

    10/24/2019 1:46:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | October 24, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    I think I know what the deal is with all the gushing adoration Tulsi Gabbard has somehow managed to wrangle from ordinarily sensible conservatives. Think of a regular guy walking down the hall in high school, and the head cheerleader passes by and says, “Hi.” The dude’s going to think she’s awesome. Of course, just because she is polite doesn’t mean Regular Joe is ever going to take her to the prom. Tulsi gets Strange New Conservative Respect for several reasons, but the primary one is that she doesn’t seem to hate our guts. She is what an opponent should...
  • Hillary, Acknowledge the Damage You’ve Caused

    10/22/2019 4:46:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/22/19 | Tulsi Gabbard
    Hillary Clinton, Your foreign policy was a disaster for our country and the world. It’s time for you to acknowledge the damage you have caused and step down from your throne.  
  • WWII Vet's Bible at Center of Fight at VA

    09/28/2019 7:37:05 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/28/2019
    A prominent religious-rights legal team is defending the Veterans Administration's placement of a Bible on a "Missing Man Table" at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center. First Liberty Institute is representing members of the Northeast POW/MIA Network in a lawsuit filed by anti-religion interests over the display.
  • This WWII veteran wants 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday

    09/22/2019 1:58:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 22, 2019 | Amanda Jackson
    James South is about to hit a big milestone in his life and he's hoping others can help him celebrate by mailing him a birthday card. South turns 100 on October 7 and his birthday wish is to receive 100 cards. It's a wish his assisted living home is trying to make come true. Brookdale Senior Living in Watauga, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, posted an image of South with a sign on Facebook on Friday. "Hello! My name is James South and I am a proud World War II Veteran! I will be turning 100 on October 7th,...
  • Kirk, the best brother ever, R.I.P.

    09/19/2019 8:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 9/19/2019 | Larry Elder
    My brother Kirk Randolph Elder died suddenly and unexpectedly 16 days before his 70th birthday. He and Tresta, his wife of 41 years, had planned a trip to Hawaii, where they were going to celebrate Kirk’s birthday. Kirk was a retired supervisor at an oil refinery, and we were extremely close. He started coming on my radio show about four years ago, reluctantly at first. We’d discuss politics, culture and sports. A registered Democrat, he and I often disagreed. Yet, week after week, I received letters from listeners who called him their “favorite Democrat.” Kirk always showed respect for Republicans...
  • Break-time Viewing: Veteran loses dogs when hospitalized, and good people help out.

    09/18/2019 6:05:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ |
    Very touching little video clip of veteran being told that he can have his dogs back because staff raised the necessary money, and that they were supplying him with dog supplies as well. Your monitor will likely fog up at this point. Make sure to turn the sound up (note the volume control displayed at the lower right side of the image below. Veteran loses dogs when hospitalized, and good people help out 
  • 1 in Custody After Report of Shots Fired at Chicago VA Hospital

    08/13/2019 5:01:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12 Aug 2019 | Staff
    Chicago "avoided tragedy" on Monday afternoon after police officers arrested a man who opened fire at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center on the city's West Side, FBI Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Sallet said. According to a spokesperson at the hospital, located at 820 S. Damen Ave., staff were told to shelter in place at around 2:18 p.m. The suspect, who was armed with an assault rifle, shot at the building initially, and then went inside the hospital, police said at a press conference. Authorities said the suspect fired both inside and outside but declined to answer just how...
  • Memorial thread for 'zot'.

    08/04/2019 6:05:27 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 122 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2019 | Scott Swett
    Obituary for Col. Ben H. Swett, U.S. Air Force, Retired Col. Ben H. Swett, Ret., passed away on July 20, 2019 in MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital. He had been a resident of Temple Hills, Maryland since 1971. He was born on September 3, 1934 at Saint Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, son of Herbert Elbridge and Marcia Harriet (Fadner) Swett. Though originally named “Herbert Benjamin,” he always used “Ben H.” as his first and middle names. Ben H. Swett attended grade schools in Wisconsin and Colorado, and graduated from Pasadena, Texas, High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated...
  • Country music icon Lee Greenwood helps gift double-amputee veteran a customized home [Texas]

    07/08/2019 10:32:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies ^ | July 8, 2019 | Anna Hopkins | Fox News
    Country music star Lee Greenwood was especially proud to be an American over the holiday weekend, after working with a nonprofit to provide a specialized home for an Afghanistan war veteran who lost his legs overseas. Greenwood teamed up with Helping a Hero to provide wounded warrior Matt Deatherage with a home equipped for him to live independently, and the two men appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Monday to talk about the new house and the organization that made it happen. ..." The Army veteran was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010, and stepped on a land mine in...