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  • VFW Members (But not the PAC) Supports LTC ALLEN WEST

    10/15/2010 6:36:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Blackfive ^ | October 08, 2010 | Michael C
    Despite the idiotic VFW support of LTC (ret) Allen West's opponent, over 500 VFW members supported LTC West at this event hosted by the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Leathernecks MC. Congressional candidate LTC (ret) Allen West addressing a gathering of veterans at the Vets For West Rally in Delray Beach, FL on September 25, 2010.
  • Man Puts Dog to Sleep, Wakes Up Next Morning to Find Pooch Still Alive

    10/12/2010 4:17:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    MyFoxDetroit ^ | 12 Oct 2010,
    SNIP On Saturday, Olivarez took Mia to the Westcott Veterinary Care Center on Grand River in Detroit to put her down. Afterward, he took the dog's remains back home and put them in his garage as he planned to bury the dog on Sunday. But when he went into the garage the next morning, he discovered Mia wide awake. "I was shocked," said Olivarez. SNIP
  • New York Fails To Mail Ballots to Active Military, DOJ Yet To Act

    10/12/2010 7:53:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 11, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    Despite a federal law requiring military ballots to mail by 9/18, military ballots across New York have not mailed as of today. The Justice Department has done nothing but talk about it. The 2010 debacle involving military ballots just became surreal. New York City and Westchester Country are but two of the several New York jurisdictions which admitted that they failed to mail military ballots. This fact should have been known on October 2, when the Justice Department should have marched into court seeking an immediate order that the ballots be sent — preferably by rapid express mail.Instead, a Justice...
  • VA, ATF say no guns for Iraq war vet

    09/05/2010 11:41:07 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 27 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | September 5, 2010 | David Codrea
    "Iraq Veteran Stripped of Right To Bear Arms," 5 News Ft Smith-Fayetteville tells us.Why?"A year ago the Irelan's began receiving a small stipend from Veterans Affairs because Lana had to take over the family's finances...The V.A. declared Wayne Irelan incompetent and now his right to own a gun is gone."Why would they do that, and what are the repercussions? "Irelan has post traumatic stress disorder from the Iraq war, but his wife says he has never been violent...The couple didn't know Wayne's gun rights had been terminated until they went to get a gun out of pawn. Days later Wayne...
  • Red carpet rolled out for WWII vets

    09/05/2010 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 3 replies
    The State ^ | 5 Sept 2010 | Jeff Wilkinson
    ...“This is personal to me,” he said. “I would be speaking with a German accent right now instead of a French accent if it weren’t for you,” he told the vets. French is the national language of Belgium. Diplomats from both Belgium and Luxembourg were in attendance at both events Saturday. Belgian Air Force Brig. Gen. Mike Delobel, defense attaché for the Belgian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and Consul Mario Wiesen of Luxembourg said they were there to recognize the contribution the veterans made in the liberation of their countries. “It’s a unique opportunity to say ‘thank you’,” Wiesen said....
  • Columbians, fans cheer Bulge vets (SC)

    09/03/2010 2:31:26 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The State ^ | 3 September 2010 | Jeff Wilkinson
    Demetri “Dee” Paris of Silver Spring, Md., stood on the 50-yard line of Williams-Brice Stadium next to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, “2001” blaring, fans roaring and Gamecock players flooding the field in what has been called the greatest entrance in sports. “Wow,” said the 95-year-old president of the national Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge organization, who had just tossed the coin to open the game. “I live near the University of Maryland, but it’s nothing like this. This is wild!” Battle of the Bulge veteran Leif Maseng from Columbia rode with other veterans in a procession from Uptown...
  • 'Texas Challenge' to honor Vietnam vets

    08/13/2010 8:04:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    KXAN ^ | 13 Aug 2010 | Pamela Cosel
    War is never a lukewarm topic of discussion – most are either for it or against it, none lacking opinions. War may be between countries, but in the trenches it is about the people: troops on the ground, in the air, on the sea. It is people who fight, people who are wounded, people who come home to loved ones – or not. Such casualties are not forgotten, but live on in memories others cherish as the bodies rest in graves. Birthdays are remembered and anniversaries marked in a myriad of ways as families honor those who served. The U.S....
  • A Nite Cap at Freedom Radio

    07/25/2010 2:01:47 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 4 replies
    A Nite Cap at Freedom Radio ^ | July 25, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Share a NiteCap and an interview with HonestConservative, Tonight at 8 pm est. Welcome our guests to this most important show. Welcome back to Freedom Radio, Tim Brown retired firefighter of the FDNY, survivor of the 911 attacks and founder of . We will shine the light of truth on the finances behind the Ground Zero Mosque, and who is responsible. The terrorist links between these investors and the project will be revealed. Go to for more. Tim is also one of this year's recipients of the Freedom Flame Award from the Center for Security Policy. Kieran Lalor...
  • Letter to the editor: V.A. response to the war

    07/23/2010 7:16:19 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies ^ | 07/23/2010 | Adam C. Walmus
    Recent media reports have declared that timely, dignified care should be provided to returning servicemen and women. At the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, we completely agree. America's soldiers, Marines, airmen, sailors, and Coast Guardsmen deserve the very finest medical care. Earned at enlistment, it is America's sacred promise to them. Nationally, and here in southeast Texas, VA works hard to honor that promise. Since 2003, more than 1.5 million military personnel have served and returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. Roughly 40% have enrolled for care in a high-tech, quality-focused VA system, including more than 8,500 southeast Texas sons...
  • Cartoon Ridicules Combat-Wounded Veteran Congressional Candidate and Backfires

    07/20/2010 7:29:18 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | July 20, 2010 | James M. Simpson
    A few months back I wrote a story about Veterans for Congress, focusing in particular on Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch, who is running for Congress in San Diego’s 51st district. “Gunny Pop” as he was affectionately known in the Corps, was grievously wounded in the first battle for Fallujah, Iraq, when he was hit in the head by an enemy RPG. Medically retired, he lost one eye and retains 8 percent use in his second eye, only because of the medical staff’s heroic efforts and Nick’s indomitable spirit. Nick earned the Silver Star for his battlefield bravery and innovation....
  • I Fought For You By The Sound Tank--ABSOLUTE MUST SEE VIDEO!

    07/20/2010 3:00:57 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 20 replies · 3+ views
    I Fought For You By The Sound Tank
  • Obama: More post-traumatic stress help for vets

    07/10/2010 11:47:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/10/10 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is taking what President Barack Obama calls "a long overdue step" to aid veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, making it easier for them to receive federal benefits. The changes that Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will announce Monday fulfill "a solemn responsibility to provide our veterans and wounded warriors with the care and benefits they've earned when they come home," Obama said in his weekly radio and online address Saturday. The new rules will apply not only to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but also those who served in previous conflicts.
  • The Day after D-day. Ernie Pyle reporting from Normandy

    06/07/2010 8:06:07 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 24 replies · 66+ views
    Ernie Pyle ^ | 06-07-1944 | Ernie Plye
    Some of the best reporting to come out of Normandy in the aftermath of the D-day landings. Even across the gap of years, his words are incredibly powerful. Column 1 A Pure Miracle NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 - Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and...
  • Who Are You Remembering This Memorial Day?

    05/29/2010 11:10:00 PM PDT · by mukraker · 22 replies · 393+ views
    A news story tonight reported that only 40% of those surveyed knew someone who had died in the service of Ameica. SAo, this being Memorial Day weekend, I'd like to ask my fellow FReepers to list the names of those you personally knew who have given their lives in the service of their country. I will start. Pfc John Mark Price Army killed during operation Just Cause in Panama, 1989 Hometown: Conover, Wisconsin
  • Feds Remove Second Mojave Cross on Sunrise Rock

    05/21/2010 1:59:38 PM PDT · by opentalk · 51 replies · 2,053+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 21, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Last month the Supreme Court declared that the Mojave Cross on Sunrise Rock could stay where it was. It was put up 75 years ago to honor World War I troops.10 days later (leftist) vandals stole the 75 year-old cross from the rock. Yesterday federal authorities removed the second cross that was put up to replace the first one. The Press-Enterprise reported: The Mojave Cross saga took yet another unexpected turn Thursday, when the contested symbol that vanished last week reappeared briefly before being taken down by federal officials. National Park Service officials learned Thursday morning that a cross again...
  • Vietnam POW endorses Blumenthal opponent in Conn. Senate race

    05/20/2010 3:48:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 402+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 19, 2010 | SUSAN DAVIS, WSJ
    Decorated Vietnam prisoner of war Orson Swindle Wednesday endorsed Republican Rob Simmons in the Connecticut Senate race. The support comes at an opportune time -- just two days after the New York Times reported that leading Democratic candidate Attorney General Richard Blumenthal had wrongly said he had served in Vietnam. Swindle was Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC) from 1997 to 2005 and he also served the Reagan administration. He retired from the Marine Corp as a Lieutenant Colonel. In a statement, Swindle praised Simmons as “my fellow Vietnam Veteran” and offered a sharp critique of Blumenthal that recalled his own days...
  • Blumenthal's Vets

    05/19/2010 10:33:16 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 12 replies · 774+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | May 19, 2010 | Daniela Altirmari
    One of those who stood with the AG has already drawn scrutiny. Elliott Storm of Milford. Conservative veterans groups and bloggers claim that Storm is a poser who invented a record of heroism . . . Phil Vasington, president of Leathernecks Connecticut MC, a group of Marines who also happen to be motorcycle enthusiasts, was annoyed when he spotted a newspaper photo of one of his members at the press conference wearing the club's official regalia. "We're a non-political organization,'' Vasington said this morning. "We're not taking a stance on the issue." But when a member wearing the group's vest...
  • One Phony Being Supported By Another Phony? (PICTURE)

    05/19/2010 3:30:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies · 549+ views ^ | May 19, 2010 | annem040359
    If there are certain things that REALLY get me upset the most, it is when it involves babies,animals,and veterans. Since I have got in my family people who either have in the past served in the past or at present are serving, seeing Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who was in the presser he had yesterday surrounded by veterans, one who was second towards the right side behind him, it was discovered that he is a PHONY Vietnam war vet, considering I have a brother-in-law who is a REAL VIETNAM war vet, having served in the USA Air Force...
  • Blumenthal Lies; Vets Honored

    05/18/2010 4:32:58 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 4 replies · 196+ views ^ | 05/18/2010 | Scott Factor
    To all of our veterans, I say “Thank You” for your service. For our Viet Nam vets who didn’t receive a hero’s welcome when you came home, I’d like to extend a hand of thanks for the service you gave to your country. This story, as I’m sure you may have heard, is about Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal lying about his service record. Specifically, he states that he served in Viet Nam when he really didn’t. Many people are making a specific point to expose this lying politician for what he really is…a service dodger. I agree that he...
  • Warriors for Congress

    05/05/2010 6:57:26 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 8 replies · 202+ views
    Melanie Morgan's web site supporting combat veterans running for a congressional seat.