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  • Veterans' Group to 'Hawaii 5-0': Apology Not Accepted!

    12/15/2011 1:07:22 PM PST · by paudio · 15 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 12/14/11 | Tim Kenneally
    The veterans group the Greatest Generation Foundation is refusing to accept an apology from the series' executive producer after crew members for the show allegedly disrupted the group's visit to Honolulu's National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
  • Using the cashpoint. Nipping to the shops. The heart-warming story of the pups ...

    12/10/2011 2:01:05 PM PST · by algernonpj · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 9, 2011 | Jenny Stocks
    With his waggly tail in the air, three-and-a-half month-old labrador puppy Monty refuses to let go of the keys in his mouth. After shaking them from side to side, he eventually decides to drop them and bounces off to find another set. To see this naughty little mutt in action, it’s hard to believe that, in less than 18 months, he could be transforming the life of a young man who has lost limbs in Afghanistan, a policewoman shot in the line of duty or an injured firefighter. ... Hounds For Heroes is the creation of Allen Parton, 53, a...
  • Hunting With SEALs The valor of America's veterans reminds us why we remain free.

    11/17/2011 4:26:46 AM PST · by Makana · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 17, 2011 | Karl Rove
    My nine hunting companions last weekend in South Texas didn't look particularly special. Ranging from early-30s to mid-40s, they could be mistaken for the young doctor down the street, the general manager of the car dealership, the guy who builds custom motorcycles. But they are extraordinary. Among them, they had a Navy Cross, four Silver Stars, 26 Bronze Stars for valor and four Purple Hearts. These were Navy SEALs with a combined 150 years of service and more than 67 overseas deployments in the war against terror.
  • Remember that Tough Ole Coot in Virginia Who Refused to Lower Old Glory...?

    11/16/2011 6:36:19 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 16, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "Leadership is about submission to duty-  not elevation to power" Ever met an actual hero before? Here's your chance... You might remember a news story that began a couple years back, re. the 'stubborn' old man who defied his homeowners association, refusing to take down the 21-foot flagpole and full-size US flag he'd recently erected on his property. A little bit of background might help you understand his point: the man in question was born Van T. Barfoot -a Choctaw Indian, actually- in Edinburg, Mississippi on June 15, 1919.  Twenty-five years later, a world away near Carano, Italy, the lanky, 6'4", Van T....
  • Veteran's Day a Great Time to Watch "Until Then"

    11/11/2011 9:46:09 AM PST · by teenyelliott · 12 replies
    11/11/11 | me
    Watch this,Until Then , and be prepared to get emotional.Then consider helping out The Wounded Warrier Project And to all of our veterans, thank you.
  • Veteran’s Day: Honoring Patton’s 10th Armored Division – aka the Tiger soldiers

    11/11/2011 8:43:47 AM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-11-11 | Mataharley
    When this day rolls around annually, it's difficult to pick a single unit, battle or warrior to honor. And despite all attempts, the story is only fractionally told. Truly all Veterans, from all wars, are to be honored, respected and given heartfelt thanks for their contributions to our freedoms. But this year I decided to zero in on Patton's Tiger's Division, serving in his Third Army, and single out only one of their remarkable accomplishments…Combat Command B's Herculean efforts in WWII's Siege of Bastogne in the war's largest, and bloodiest, battle - the Ardennes-Alsace campaign. Or as it is...
  • Iraq war vet injured during Oakland protests(critical condition)

    10/26/2011 4:23:57 PM PDT · by EBH · 93 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 10/26/11 | Terry Collins
    The clash between Oakland police and Occupy Wall Street protesters left a Marine veteran who completed two Iraq tours in critical condition Wednesday after he was struck by a police projectile, a veterans' group said. Scott Olsen, 24, suffered a fractured skull Tuesday as he marched with other protesters toward City Hall, said Dottie Guy, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War. The demonstrators had been making an attempt to re-establish a presence in the area of a disbanded protesters' camp when they were met by police officers in riot gear. Several small skirmishes broke out and officers cleared the...
  • Dad Fights Zoning Board's Order to Destroy Backyard Tree House

    10/17/2011 6:06:46 PM PDT · by Immerito · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    A zoning board in Fairfax County, Va., is standing firm in its decision to order a war veteran to destroy a tree house he built for his two young sons. County officials determined Mark Grapin, an Army aviation specialist, violated zoning regulations when he built a tree house in his backyard. “The boys wanted a tree house,” Grapin told Fox News Radio, explaining it was a promise he made to his 8-year-old and 10-year-old sons before he left for Iraq. “It was a commitment I made to the boys and, frankly, we should do our best to keep our commitments...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • 67 Year old Vietnam Veteran smacks down gangbanger (classic video)

    09/29/2011 11:40:58 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/8/2011 | self
    67 year old vet beats down a gangbanger. Sad thing was that he was on the bus to go to his moms funeral. Vietnam Veteran Smack Down
  • Archie Comics’ First Gay Wedding

    09/14/2011 11:29:32 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Beelding Cool ^ | September 14, 2011 | Rich Johnston
    Can you believe such a comic book could have existed from Archie Comics just a few years ago? In Life With Archie #16, which looks at the world of a twenty-somthing Archie cast has recently created gay character Kevin Keller returning from war to get married to his partner in Riverdale. And everyone turns up to the ceremony… just as Archie is separating from his wife, Veronica. Is this proof that gay marriage does destroy traditional marriage after all? Written by Paul Kupperburg, drawn by Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith with a cover from Batman’s...
  • Angry veteran takes down tattered flag

    09/02/2011 10:37:29 AM PDT · by Walleye_Walter · 34 replies
    SanduskyRegister.com ^ | 9/2/11 | Emil Whitis
    John Henderson couldn’t take it any longer. He put down his half-eaten Whopper, got up from his seat inside Burger King on West Perkins Avenue and sauntered outside. It was late afternoon, about one week ago. He stopped at the flag pole, where he proceeded to lower the American flag that was flying high above the restaurant. Henderson, 63, folded up the huge mass of red, white and blue and loaded into his pickup. Then he drove to the nearby VFW post, where he hoped the flag would be “retired properly.” “When I looked at the flag he brought in,...
  • Retired disabled military dog Rocky dies if not adopted — Pets For Patriots Blog

    08/17/2011 6:14:09 PM PDT · by Pit1 · 9 replies
    SENT VIA EMAIL Subject: Retired disabled military dog Rocky dies if not adopted — Pets For Patriots Blog Three tours in Iraq and they want to kill this Marine.  Disgusting end for one of our veterans. Our military should stand by our K-9 soldiers or leave them alone.   I have forwarded this article on to my congressman.  Prayers up for someone to love and help Rocky.  Read comments after article.   Carl http://blog.petsforpatriots.org/retired-disabled-military-dog-rocky/ PLEASE CONGRESSMAN HULTGREN, HELP THIS VETERAN OUT.  THANK YOU. CARL SWENSEN
  • Col. Cecil L. Reavis, USAF Ret., age 90, of San Antonio, TX, passed on August 8, 2011

    08/14/2011 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 7 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | 08/14/2011 | Captain Peter Blood
    Col. Cecil L. Reavis, USAF Ret., age 90, of San Antonio, TX, passed on August 8, 2011. He died quickly and peacefully in the place he loved and was loved, the Inn at Los Patios. After enjoying his dinner, thanking the staff for the meal, and complimenting them on the fancy bulletin board, he simply walked to his room and passed into the Lord's embrace. Cecil was born in Childress, TX, the oldest of three sons born to Cecil and Ira Reavis who later moved to Shamrock, TX, where Cecil graduated high school in 1938. After high school, Cecil began...
  • ‘Veterans in Defense of Liberty’ Rises Up to Give Veterans a New Voice in the American Conversation

    08/10/2011 2:05:11 PM PDT · by astyanax · 4 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 9th, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    When men and women join the American military, they take an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies. It’s an oath we all take very seriously, but when they leave the service, many veterans lose a tangible way to continue to fulfill it. They also lose the brotherhood and camaraderie that go along with serving our country in the armed services. A new veterans group, called Veterans in Defense of Liberty, has risen up to fill both voids.
  • Military veterans create Super PAC to help Gov. Perry's presidential efforts

    08/01/2011 10:51:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 1, 2011 | Texas on the Potomic
    <p>Another Super PAC has been formed by a supporter of Gov. Rick Perry’s potential presidential bid, this one highlighting his support for military veterans in the context of an overall message of job creation.</p>
  • Warrior Walk

    07/31/2011 6:22:25 PM PDT · by sarasmom
    I crawled out of my bed early yesterday morning, to witness what promised to be a very special tribute to Florida servicemembers killed in action. http://warriorwalklakeland.com/ It was. God bless Melissa Sanchez, The First Presbyterian Church, all the veterans service organizations, and everyone else who were involved or participated in this event. It was free of political campaigning, and was what it advertised itself to be...a tribute to our fallen veterans.
  • How Rick Perry Could Shake Up The GOP Race

    07/20/2011 1:59:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | July 20, 2011 | Liz Halloran Interview
    Jul 20, 2011 — Will the Texas governor elbow his way into the crowded presidential race? Longtime Perry watcher Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune talks about why he thinks Perry will run and what kind of candidate he'd be. [snip] We spoke with the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith about the man he has followed since the early 1990s. A former editor of Texas Monthly magazine, Smith says he's convinced Perry will make a run at the White House, and tells us why other Republican hopefuls should be worried.
  • Vets face shortage of therapists

    07/18/2011 4:20:54 PM PDT · by JohnBrownUSA · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 20, 2011 | Peter Cameron
    "When vets seek therapy, they want a professional who can relate to soldiers in combat, and that usually means a therapist who has military experience. Without such empathy, therapy often is doomed, vets say. Because most psychologists and mental health care professionals don't have a military background, there's a void in the safety net for vets. Some veterans' organizations have stepped up, training members to help their peers, and the Soldiers Project provides free counseling from licensed professionals and veterans by phone to newly returned vets."
  • A Notable Passing: MSG. Robert L. Gibson, US Army, SF (Ret)

    07/18/2011 2:09:27 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 5 replies
    Legacy.com ^ | July 17, 2011 | Unknown
    Robert L. Gibson MSG. Robert L. Gibson, US Army SF (RET), passed away on Feb. 10, 2011. He was born on May 16, 1927 to Lacy & Mary Gibson. When he was 16 he signed up for the draft. He was drafted and turned 18 while serving in Germany during WWII. He stayed in the Army, and became a Paratrooper with Special Forces. He was the youngest Paratrooper in the 17th Airborne according to "Thunder From Heaven". He served in WWII, Korea, and 3 tours to Viet Nam. He served in various outfits including: 17th Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry...
  • Handicapped hero gets new state-of-the-art home after losing limbs in army

    07/13/2011 9:45:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12 July 2011 | Henrick Karoliszyn and Christina Boyle
    Two years after losing all four limbs in a bomb explosion in Iraq, a Staten Island soldier was finally given the keys to his new, state-of-the-art home yesterday. And he could not stop smiling. Brendan Marrocco beamed with pride as he crossed the threshold into his new abode in Prince's Bay, which has been tailor-made to suit his every need. "It's very overwhelming. The house is amazing," the 24-year-old said. "I can finally just try to live my life like everybody else. I really appreciate this." Marrocco was behind the wheel of an armored vehicle on Easter Sunday 2009 when...
  • Army amputee ejected from roller coaster, dies

    07/09/2011 10:38:50 PM PDT · by Immerito · 37 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 9, 2011 | NBC News
    A U.S. Army veteran who lost his legs while deployed in Iraq died after he was thrown from a 200-foot-tall roller coaster at an upstate theme park on Friday. James Thomas Hackemer, 29, was ejected from the Ride of Steel roller coaster at the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, located between Buffalo and Rochester, at about 5:30 p.m., the Genesee County sheriff's office said. The park confirmed a guest "came out of the Ride of Steel roller coaster" and said it was "saddened to report that the guest has passed." Hackemer, of Gowanda, lost his right leg below his knee...
  • There Will Be No More References To God At Houston Veteran’s Cemetery, Not Spoken Or Written

    07/06/2011 6:27:01 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 54 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-06-11 | Skookum
    Arleen Ocascio, director of the VA cemetery in Houston, has decided to take the Marxist Revolution a step further and has decreed that there will be no references to God or Jesus and that all ceremonies must be written and submitted to her for pre-approval. Obviously, this low level bureaucrat has decided Obama's Revolution is stalled and she must pick up the standard and impose her will on the veterans who come to the cemetery to bury their loved ones. According to her, there will be no mention of a Christian or Jewish God at future ceremonies, she has spoken...
  • Bataan Death March survivor dead at 96

    06/21/2011 4:49:22 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    WTKR.com ^ | June 20, 2011 | staff reporter
    GLOUCESTER— — James Downey Jr., who survived the infamous Bataan Death March in 1942 and became an inspiration to his family, died Monday. He was 96 years old. Downey served with the Army's 26th Cavalry Philippine Scouts, a decorated unit that still rode horses into battle in the early days of World War II. Half-Filipino by birth, his mother was of Philippine and Spanish heritage and his father was from Augusta County, a cavalry officer who fought in the Spanish-American War.
  • How a society girl left her glamorous life to become one of America's first women in Iraq

    06/20/2011 7:58:39 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:40 AM on 20th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The daughter of a prominent New York lawyer has told of her amazing transformation from sheltered, society girl to seasoned combat veteran. Former Manhattan jetsetter Jane Blair swapped her pampered life in New York to become one of the first women on the frontline in Iraq. In her new memoir Hesitation Kills, Mrs Blair, now a 38-year-old captain in the Marine Reserves, recalls the moment that changed her life. She said: 'I grew up in this environment where I never had to work for a living. My dad told me, "I will always take care of you".' She was in...
  • "The Power of Music" - (Grab a hankie before watching!)

    06/14/2011 9:34:00 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/30/10 | bspcn
    They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Ode of Remembrance.
  • WW II Bomber "Liberty Bell" Destroyed In Fire

    06/14/2011 12:13:25 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | June 14, 2011 | AP
    OSWEGO, Ill. -- A World War II bomber made what appeared to be an emergency landing in a cornfield on Monday, and all seven people on board escaped before it was consumed by fire, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. "The plane departed the airport, noted an emergency, and the pilot made what appears to be an emergency landing, after which the plane was consumed by fire," FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said in an e-mail. None of the passengers was injured. The accident occurred right after the plane, known as the "Liberty Belle," took off from the Aurora Municipal...
  • Will 2011 Be The Last Memorial Day We Are Free?

    05/30/2011 5:55:08 AM PDT · by BillKneer · 22 replies
    Will Memorial Day 2011 be the last one that we have? Will Memorial Day 2011 be the last one where “we the people” have the freedom to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice? Will “we the people” still hold the freedom that so many shed blood for in 2012 and earlier? I am not so sure. Our nation was founded on a few simple truths, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of...
  • Get ready for the rumble [Very Positive & Moving Palin/Rolling Thunder Video Report]

    05/30/2011 2:34:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    WJLA ^ | May 29, 2011 | WJLA.com
    Thousands of motorcycles poured into the D.C.-area today for Rolling Thunder, an annual event drawing motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country. The massive collection of motorcycle riders is descending on Washington in memory of the thousands of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam War.
  • Tucson SWAT Team Defends Shooting Iraq Vet 60 Times

    05/23/2011 4:37:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 214 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 20 May, 2011 | ELLEN TUMPOSKY
    A Tucson, Ariz., SWAT team defends shooting an Iraq War veteran 60 times during a drug raid, although it declines to say whether it found any drugs in the house and has had to retract its claim that the veteran shot first. And the Pima County sheriff scolded the media for "questioning the legality" of the shooting. Jose Guerena, 26, died the morning of May 5. He was asleep in his Tucson home after working a night shift at the Asarco copper mine when his wife, Vanessa, saw the armed SWAT team outside her youngest son's bedroom window. "She saw...
  • Raw video: Sheriff's Office interview on fatal SWAT raid

    05/15/2011 12:11:08 PM PDT · by petitfour · 114 replies · 1+ views
    KGUN9 ^ | 5/13/2011 | Jim Shields, Forrest Carr
    This week, KGUN9 News reporter Joel Waldman interviewed Pima Co. Sheriff's Department Lt. Michael O'Connor about the shooting of Jose Guerena, who died last week when a SWAT team tried to serve a search warrant at his Tucson home. The victim's wife Vanessa has stated that neither she nor her husband knew that the people breaking into her home were deputies. She said that her husband, who pointed a rifle at deputies, was only trying to defend himself. Guarena never got off a shot. But SWAT team members fired a total of at least 71 rounds, leaving the home riddled...
  • Veterans of the first Gulf War can't get treatment; Army admits medical records were destroyed

    05/01/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT · by Palter · 22 replies
    WTSP ^ | 15 Feb 2011 | Mike Deeson
    St. Petersburg , Florida -- Operation Desert Storm, which pushed Iraqi troops out of Kuwait but kept Saddam Hussein in power, took a huge toll on American servicemen and women. 159,705 veterans were injured or became ill, and 10,617 veterans have died of combat related injuries or illnesses since the initiation of the Gulf War during August 1990. Since the second Gulf War began, there have been another 5,884 casualties. Most of the veterans we talked to for this story say they are aware when they sign their name on the dotted line, they might not come home or could...
  • Popular Veterans Advocate Kills Self after War Tours

    04/15/2011 8:39:22 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON – Handsome and friendly, Clay Hunt so epitomized a vibrant Iraq veteran that he was chosen for a public service announcement reminding veterans that they aren't alone. The 28-year-old former Marine corporal earned a Purple Heart after taking a sniper's bullet in his left wrist. He returned to combat in Afghanistan. Upon his return home, he lobbied for veterans on Capitol Hill, road-biked with wounded veterans and performed humanitarian work in Haiti and Chile. Then, on March 31, Hunt bolted himself in his Houston apartment and shot himself.
  • Veteran's Widow Gets Fleeced by the Government (A personal account - vanity)

    04/13/2011 11:56:25 AM PDT · by OB1kNOb · 19 replies
    Email ^ | 04/13/11 | Email
    Following is an email I received today from a close friend & co-worker. Her dad who was a career military man and a veteran (of WWII, Korea and Nam, I think)passed away in December 2010. This account of our government's actions towards this hero and his now widowed wife of 65 years makes my blood boil towards this thugocracy that now rules over us. If anyone has any suggestions I can pass along to my friend that may help her mother in any way, it would be much appreciated. - OB1 Begin Email: By the way, I just heard about...
  • EVERY VETERAN Needs To Act Today<br> Honor Frank Buckles, Last WWI Veteran

    03/08/2011 8:25:28 PM PST · by mukraker · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 7, 2011 | Stewart M. Powell
    How will they send off the Last Doughboy? A Texas congressman who worked with the last surviving World War I veteran to try to create a national memorial to “The Great War” is calling for the late Army veteran Frank Buckles to lie in repose in the Capitol Rotunda — a setting usually reserved to honor those who have been president. Honoring Buckles at the Capitol “is our chance to say thank you to the last of a generation,” said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, who served in the Air Force Reserves in the 1970s. “It is the final legacy of...
  • Last living US WWI vet dies in West Virginia

    02/28/2011 4:57:31 PM PST · by Military family member · 14 replies
    WTHI TV 10 ^ | 2/28/2011 | WTHI TV 10
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - What was it like? What was it like in the trenches? What was it like in all those places whose names have faded in the dusty recesses of memory, places like Ypres and Gallipoli, Verdun and the Marne? What was it like to fight the war that was supposed to make the world safe for democracy? There's no one left to ask.
  • Video of Frank Buckles, the last WWI vet who died yesterday.

    02/28/2011 1:45:07 PM PST · by Saint X · 3 replies
    Americans at War ^ | February 28, 2011 | U.S. Naval Institute
    A very short but interesting video of Frank Buckles discussing his experiences in WWI. Seemed like a true gentleman. RIP.
  • Last living U.S. World War I veteran dies [Frank Buckles]

    02/27/2011 10:11:41 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | February 28, 2011
    Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110. Buckles "died peacefully in his home of natural causes" early Sunday morning, the family said in a statement sent to CNN late Sunday by spokesman David DeJonge. Buckles marked his 110th birthday on February 1, but his family had earlier told CNN he had slowed considerably since last fall, according his daughter Susannah Buckles Flanagan, who lives at the family home near Charles Town, West Virginia Buckles in 1917
  • Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies

    02/27/2011 8:39:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 02-27-2011 | staff
    Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110. Buckles “died peacefully in his home of natural causes” early Sunday morning, the family said in a statement sent to CNN late Sunday by spokesman David DeJonge Buckles marked his 110th birthday on February 1, but his family had earlier told CNN he had slowed considerably since last fall, according his daughter Susannah Buckles Flanagan, who lives at the family home near Charles Town, West Virginia
  • West’s Decision to Run for President Not Up to Him, But His “Real Bosses”

    02/24/2011 6:51:56 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 113 replies
    The Shark Tank - 02/14/11 - Javier Manjarres ^ | February 24, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    Allen West for President!!! Well, not so fast. Just last week, the Shark Tank opined that Allen West should be seriously considered for the Presidential ticket in 2012.
  • Ray McGovern(Army Veteran)Brutalized & Left Bleeding by Hillary Clinton Police “So this is America?”

    02/20/2011 6:23:09 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 94 replies
    Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs ^ | Wednesday, 16. February 2011 | Sibel Edmonds
    At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised & Arrested for Standing Silently As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday, condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for...
  • Sen. Jim Webb won't run for reelection in 2012 (D-VA)

    02/09/2011 8:49:28 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 193 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2011 | Ben Pershing
    Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012. Webb's decision, long anticipated by many in Virginia politics, will make his seat more difficult to hold for his party. Ex-Sen. George Allen (R), who lost the seat in 2006 to Webb, is running to win it back, and a handful of other GOP candidates are also running. Some Democrats hope ex-Gov. Tim Kaine will decide to run for the seat, but he has given no indication yet that he is interested.
  • Westboro Baptist Church to protest Veterans Funeral in Bordentown, NJ 1/22/2011

    01/21/2011 3:10:35 PM PST · by CharlieL · 45 replies
    I've received word that Westboro Baptist Church (according to their website) will be picketing the funeral of a decorated veteran in Bordentown, NJ on Saturday, January 22nd. We are seeking volunteers to form a silent wall to block the sight of it so the family can bury their son in peace.
  • American Veteran Removes US Flag from beneath Mexican Flag [YouTube Link]

    01/03/2011 4:54:39 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    American Veteran Removes US Flag from beneath Mexican Flag
  • EIV Network (TSA screening)

    12/25/2010 2:12:13 PM PST · by opbuzz · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 25 December 2010 | OPBuzz
    After waiting in the TSA line in the airport, going through the detector, getting wanded and patted down, I figured out a way to speed things up considerably. The TSA man said it would have been much quicker if they had been informed that I had a hip replacement, but I told him the prosthetic card my surgeon had given me didn't seem to provide any help when I used it before. The TSA website,(http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds), states, "All disability-related equipment, aids, and devices continue to be allowed through security checkpoints once cleared through screening. Additionally, we are continuing to permit prescription...
  • Wild Bill gets his wish: a ride in a muscle car

    12/13/2010 7:57:06 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 16 replies
    St. Petersburg Times (FL) ^ | 12/13/10 | Demorris A. Lee
    When the bright red muscle car rumbled up, Bill Morey's eyes twinkled. He had waited weeks for the chance to ride shotgun in such a car. The throaty sound of the 1970 Pontiac LeMans arriving outside his assisted living facility got his attention. "Listen at that," Morey said Sunday morning with a smile. Nearly deafened three decades ago by the roar of artillery fire in World War II, and more recently laid up by a blood clot that initially paralyzed him, Morey, 87, had a wish come true Sunday, thanks to an enterprising counselor and a willing volunteer.
  • Farmington soldier to receive new home

    12/11/2010 6:18:57 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    WHEC ^ | December 10, 2010 | Lynette Adams
    A Rochester home builder is giving a local veteran and his family the gift of a lifetime this Christmas -- a brand new home. News 10NBC was there when Faber Homes handed over the keys to Sergeant Matt Wido and his family in Henrietta. Imagine getting the keys to a brand new $185,000 house -- it seems to happen only on TV. But it happened for a young Farmington family and it was an emotional experience for just about everyone there. Matt Wido, his wife Diane and their two children are the new owners of a brand-new, three-bedroom home in...
  • Patriotism celebrated on four wheels

    12/05/2010 7:02:03 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 5 replies
    Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME) ^ | 12/4/10 | Daniel Hartill
    Larry Dearborn's limo swaggers even when parked. A bald eagle decorates the hood. Stars and stripes spangle the sides. And loudspeakers hidden beside the wheel wells belt out a version of "You're a Grand Old Flag." But it's the simple stenciled letters on the windows — listing the names of Maine soldiers killed since Sept. 11, 2001, — that make this car irreplaceable, the Vietnam War veteran said. It has become part of Maine's response to 9/11 and the wars that followed. Since 2005, Dearborn and his limo have been in many parades, several Wreaths Across America convoys and in...
  • DA seeks death penalty in officer's slaying [Riverside, CA]

    12/02/2010 3:07:15 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 9 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Dec. 2, 2010 | Richard DeAtley
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