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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 ^ | 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 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. 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 ^ | 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...