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  • Sgt. Maj. Of The Marine Corps Says Lower Pay For Marines “Will Raise Discipline”, Make Them Less....

    Can you believe this guy? Who is he representing, the president of the troops he is supposed to stand up for? Last time I checked our Marines are plenty disciplined and far from entitled. http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/top-enlisted-leader-marine-corps-says-lower-pay-marines-will-raise-discipline/
  • (Video) This Vietnam Veteran Has Found a VERY Unique Way To Treat His PTSD

    This Vietnam veteran has found a pretty unique way to treat his PTSD. He served for nearly 5 years and nothing seemed to be helping, but he's found a way that has been a big help for him. http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/video-vietnam-veteran-found-unique-way-treat-ptsd/
  • (Video) Vietnam Vet Hated By His Math Students. Boy They Were Wrong.

    04/07/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by AmericanAndProud1989 · 18 replies
    <p>This is a pretty awesome post I saw on the American Military News website. These students thought their teacher was horribly miserable and then one of them found something out about him. Greatly inspiring about a guy who still serves his community!</p>
  • Fulcrum Drivers (Polish Mig 29 pilots in action - VIDEO)

    04/06/2014 10:50:33 AM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | Miros&#322;aw Gawro&#324;ski, 2nd ltnt Rafa&#322; Pinkowski
    See the movie of the Polish pilots from the 22 Tactical Air Base (22 BLT) in Malbork flying Mig 29 Fulcrum. Really cool in my opinion. When I see such movies - I wish I was a pilot :-) Fulcrum Drivers 22BLT
  • 2014 Silver Star Service Banner Day

    03/28/2014 6:12:31 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 9 replies
    Let's Remember our Wounded, ill and Injured Veterans on May 1st
  • Seattle copter crash, IMHO, tail rotor failure!

    03/19/2014 6:12:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
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    Very sad about the copter crash in Seattle the other day, with loss of life, but here is my input as a former Army/Vietnam aviator. As the eye-witness accounts said that the copter, which looked liked a Bell Ranger, or an OH-58 as I remember it, they said that as the copter lifted off of the helipad it dipped and started to rotate, which may be a sign of a tail rotor failure. If the tail rotor failed for some reason, there is no control of left/right lateral movement. The copter is then helpless and out of control, and it...
  • Capt. WILLIAM FRANCIS REICHERT, USA,

    03/11/2014 1:51:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    WILLIAM FRANCIS REICHERT is honored on Panel 5W, Row 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. http://thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=42812 Mark Stolz markstolz@prodigy.net Served in his comand 2908 Vinny Dr. Prescott AZ 86301 I was there on 27 Jan. 1971 and saw it happen. I want to share my story, of that eventful day, after 38 years. I was the driver of the lead half track 31D. One man was holding up the whole unit from going to the field that day, all because he refused to get a hair cut. With the engine running, drowning out any sound and my head resting on...
  • Navy X-47B

    Just 5 months ago ( July 10, 2013 ) the Navy successfully conducted take-offs and landings from a fairly new nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, with a new stealth jet called the X-47B. What is so different about this plane is the fact that it is a 'drone'. Yes, it is completely unmanned. Drones come in all sizes, and the X-47B is likely one of the larger ones. Note that this aircraft is stealth, meaning the enemy cannot detect a plane like this in the first place. In the unlikely event they get lucky at shooting one...
  • Today in U.S. Military History - 3 March 1945

    03/03/2014 3:29:39 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 8 replies
    3 March 1945 - Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan Three Marines and Two FMF Corpsmen earn the Medal of Honor.
  • Today In U.S. Miiltary History 20 February 1945 - Pfc. Jack Lucas, USMC (MOH)

    02/20/2014 6:15:54 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 17 replies
    20 February 2014 | Self
    Pfc. Jacklyn Harold Lucas, USMCR (MOH) From Today in U.S. Military History: 20 February 1945 – Iwo Jima, Japan Citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the First Battalion, Twenty-sixth Marines, Fifth Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 20 February 1945. While creeping through a treacherous, twisting ravine which ran in close proximity to a fluid and uncertain front line on D-plus+1 Day, Private First Class Lucas and three other men were suddenly ambushed by a hostile...
  • The best commercial ever - And not a word is spoken.

    02/05/2014 8:50:06 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | Food City
    Well worth your sixty seconds. Food City - Salute
  • The #rd Artillery and the SS San Francisco Disaster

    02/01/2014 2:42:01 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    In October, 1848, M, under Lieut. Geo. P. Andrews, sailed for California around the Horn, to join F. The movement of the regiment, though contemplated, was deferred. But our recently conquered subjects were restless, and had to be kept in order. With this object in view, B and L were sent early in April, 1853, to Texas, where they remained until early in 1854. This was for them a most fortunate circumstance, as they thus missed one of the direst calamities that has ever befallen our army on the seas. How this was, we will now proceed to state. Pursuant...
  • 1968 Tet Offensive

    01/30/2014 5:28:07 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 24 replies
    Personal Experience ^ | January 30, 2014 | Donald J. Taylor
    January 30, 1968 is a very important date in American History, but very few Americans are aware it. Since the birth of our Republic, there have been a number of significant events that have drastically affected our country’s future development and wellbeing. Some of these events were immediately recognized as significant but others took more time, and the damage caused to our country by the “Butterfly Effect” spawned by the 1968 Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War is just now beginning to be realized by a few of us who were there. Those who were there know all too well...
  • Col. Cassius Fairchild

    01/23/2014 10:18:40 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Fairchild, Col. Cassius (1829–1868) Col. Cassius Fairchild b. Franklin Mills (now Kent), Ohio, December 16, 1829 d. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 24, 1868 Cassius Fairchild was a Wisconsin soldier and political figure best-remembered for his military service during the Civil War. Businessman Cassius Fairchild was the brother of Wisconsin Governor Lucius Fairchild. He was born in Ohio in 1829 and came to Madison with his family as a teenager in 1846. He attended Waukesha Academy (Carroll College) and became active in politics. In 1859 Fairchild was chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party and he served as a state assemblyman in 1860....
  • The Legacy of George M. Ring

    01/23/2014 10:07:33 PM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Seton Hall News ^ | Friday, June 14, 2013 | Laurie Pine
    Celebrating The Legacy of George M. Ring Friday, June 14, 2013 by: Laurie Pine Seton Hall University celebrates the legacy of George M. Ring, a former member of the Board of Regents and one of the University’s most dedicated supporters, who passed away on June 7. Mr. Ring served on the Board of Regents from 1984 to 2002 and on the Board of Trustees from 1997-2001. Named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1987, he earned a B.S. in finance (’65) and an M.B.A. (’71) from the University. His numerous University accolades include his induction into the Stillman School of...
  • MG General Clifton F. von Kann, Commander of 1st Cav Division Dies

    01/23/2014 10:00:24 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Legacy ^ | Jan 15, 2014
    General Clifton F. von Kann Von Kann, Clifton F. Major General, Ret. US Army Retired Army Major General Clifton F. von Kann of Washington, DC passed away peacefully on January 15, 2014 in the Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Gen. von Kann's first and second wives, Sallie Emery Flint and Kathryn Maxwell Heyne, predeceased him. He is survived by two children, Curtis E. von Kann of Washington, DC and Lisa C. von Kann of Barnet, Vermont; two stepchildren, Pamela Heyne Widell of St. Michaels, Maryland and Peter Heyne of Houston, Texas; and eight grandchildren and step...
  • Return to Makin Island - Semper Fidelis

    01/21/2014 4:21:05 PM PST · by DariusBane · 11 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | MadMan66
    True story of the recovery of 19 US Marines Killed in Action on Makin Island in WWII and their return home to Arlington National Cemetery 58 years later.
  • RangerUp ENLISTED Viewing Party/Drinking Game

    01/10/2014 3:20:48 PM PST · by concretebob · 14 replies
    The Rhino Den ^ | 10 January 2014 | RU_Rob
    <p>FOX debuts a new sitcom tonight called Enlisted. Before you read any further I am going to say that from a military stand-point, the premier will drive you bat-shit crazy. But, and it is a big but, the producers of Enlisted recognized that they screwed-the-pooch and are offering you a chance to tell them just how bad they sucked at the pilot (trust me it gets better as the season progresses).</p>
  • The Americans who died for Canada in WWII finally get their due: 'These men are my heroes'

    01/01/2014 5:19:01 AM PST · by albertabound · 13 replies
    http://www.thestar.com/ ^ | Wednesday, January 1, 2014 8:13 AM EST | : Mitch Potter
    By: Mitch Potter Washington Bureau, Published on Tue Oct 22 2013 E 2 Reddit thXPLORE THIS STORY 2 PHOTOS Save to Mystar Share on Facebook inShareis! Republish WASHINGTON—Richard Fuller Patterson was a strapping young flyer with a world of promise when he died, alone and forgotten, almost 72 years ago in the cockpit of his Spitfire. Shot down over Belgium at age 26, with a Canadian insignia on his arm and his American citizenship in doubt. That’s how the end came for this graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. Patterson was an heir to a name that still means...
  • Someone tell me what aircraft this is.

    12/29/2013 4:49:02 PM PST · by CodeJockey · 65 replies
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    Lost my Mom this past week and as is probably a right of passage Dad has passed on a ton of family photographs to me. He had a small album of pictures from when he was in the 352nd fighter squadron in Vietnam around 1967. Not sure the protocol for posting actual active duty military pictures, but almost 50 years have passed now. This was one aircraft that was in his album. There were several F-100'S. That was what he wrenched on at the time. He never spoke of being over there, and I never asked many questions.
  • World War II vet told he’s too old for memorial parade

    11/17/2013 6:12:53 AM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 16 Nov 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    The Express reports that 89-year-old Albert “Dusty” Miller has served as the grand marshal for nearly 40 years in the Royal British Legion’s annual Remembrance Day parade. The reason? Officials say Miller is “too old to be insured.” “They came up to me and said, 'I've got a bit of bad news for you,’” Miller told the paper. "At first I thought somebody had died and it was going to be another funeral. Then they told me HQ insisted I had to stand down as parade marshal.” ,,,
  • The Warrior's Tale

    11/16/2013 6:13:31 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 12, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The warrior's tale is a simple enough thing. Strong as steel, but fragile as chance. It is the wind in his soul and the wall we build around ourselves to tell us who we are. Before there were cities or nations, and railways and airports, computers and telephones-- the tale was told around campfires. Acted out in pantomime, dressed up in animal furs and cave paintings. But the tale was the same. The people were confronted with a threat and they called upon the best and strongest of their men to go out and fight it. These were their warriors....
  • New budget cut options include military pay, veterans

    LookwhatO' and the DumyRats want to do to us now;New budget cut options include military pay, veterans
  • Veterans expo to shine light on available benefits

    11/09/2013 8:05:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — They have served their nation. Some in heated battles. Others during times of cool tensions. As individuals, they may have been drafted — a concept foreign to today’s generation — or enlisted. For many, their service may have been for a few years. Yet for others, it was a decades-long career. Be they soldiers, Marines, sailors, airmen or Coast Guardsmen they have special benefits, although many do not know what they are and how to apply for them But on an upcoming important day — Veterans Day — celebrated most years in Sierra Vista on Nov. 11,...
  • THE ORIGIN OF OLD CORPS/NEW CORPS

    11/08/2013 5:04:48 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 23 replies
    Chesty Puller Himself! | 11/08/2013 | RaceBannon
    Lt Samuel Nicholas was recruiting his first recruit for the Marine Corps in Tun's Tavern, Philadelphia, November 10, 1775. His first recruit came up to him. "Here , sign your name or make your mark. Here's $10 pay for your first month. Did you bring your rifle?" The first Marine Recruit signed his name, took the money and said, "Yes, Sir, I have my rifle." "Lt Nicholas said, "Outstanding! Go sit down in the room in the back!" The second Marine recruit shows up. Lt Nicholas says, "Here, sign your name or make your mark! Here's $10 for your first...
  • A Fitting Tribute to Heroes

    11/06/2013 2:05:57 PM PST · by Monkey Face · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 10:08am | Dave Urbanski
    “There must have been 15 Chicago firemen and an equal number of Chicago police and they formed a corridor for the Marines when they got off the airplane,” he said.
  • Tricare leaves thousands of beneficiaries without medical providers

    11/01/2013 9:01:16 PM PDT · by usnavy_cop_retired · 2 replies
    11/2/13 | Kenneth J. Fournier
    Tricare leaves thousands of beneficiaries without medical providers No, that headline is not hyperbole. It is true. In Angeles City, Philippines the two hospitals that beneficiaries are required to use, and the affiliated specialist at these hospitals, have cancelled their participation in the Tricare Demonstration Project, yet the beneficiaries are still required to use only these same medical providers for their medical care or forfeit reimbursement for their out of pocket cost for that care. Here are the details. On 1 January, 2013 Tricare started a Demonstration Project for beneficiaries in the Philippines. Tricare’s contractor, International SOS, (ISOS), was tasked...
  • Why is veterans' advocate Arnold Fisher angry?

    10/21/2013 7:32:37 AM PDT · by StayAt HomeMother · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | 21 Oct 2013 | Martha Raddatz, Richard Coolidge & Jordyn Phelps
    Arnold Fisher is angry. The real estate mogul and philanthropist wants know why the U.S. government isn’t doing more to help the country’s veterans in their recovery from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). “If we can't do this, we are not a decent people,” Fisher said. “We lose that decency if we can't help those who help us.” […] he and his family have made it their mission to fill the void in assisting the country’s veterans through their two foundations: The Fisher House Foundation and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. “All the money comes from the...
  • WWII Marines Accounted For

    10/17/2013 2:05:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    WWII Marines Accounted For The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that two U.S. Marines missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Henry S. White, 23, of Kansas City, Mo., and Staff Sgt. Thomas L. Meek, 19, of Lisbon, La., will be buried as a group in a single casketrepresenting the two servicemen, on Oct. 18, at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. On July 21, 1943, White and Meek were crew members of an SBD-4...
  • World War 2 aviator identified and to be laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery

    10/16/2013 9:01:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Spero Forum ^ | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013 | MARTIN BARILLAS
    World War 2 aviator identified and to be laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013 BY MARTIN BARILLAS The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced on October 11, despite the current partial federal government shutdown, that the remains of an American aviator are being returned to his family for burial. 1st Lieutenant Robert G. Fenstermacher, who was shot down during the Second World War, will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on October 18. Lieutenant Fenstermacher, a native of Scranton PA, was just 23 years old when he paid the greatest...
  • Truckers Ride for the Constitution and Veterans [VIDEO]

    10/13/2013 4:07:21 PM PDT · by DCLIBERTY · 3 replies
    Russia Today-TV America ^ | 10/11/2013 | Russia Today Perianne Boring
    The government shutdown the World War II memorial, now truckers are shutting down America. On October 1, the Obama administration closed the WWII memorial in DC, which was paid for with private funds to honor the country's most beloved veterans. One week later, the Administration allowed for an immigration reform rally to take place on the National Mall with hundreds of illegal immigrations in participation, just a few hundred feet away. The outrage caught national headlines and the National Park Service has since changed the wording on the signs around the memorial. Ride for the Constitution has sent their drivers...
  • Leave No Man Behind!

    10/09/2013 5:55:48 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 31 replies
    The Depths of MY Soul | 9oct2013 | ConorMAcNessa
    MAY ALMIGHTY GOD UPHOLD AND DEFEND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! THIS NATION IS dearer to me than my own life. I fought for it willingly and proudly, as my ancestors have done since the American Revolution, and as members of my family continue to do to this very day. MY FOUR-GREATS Grandfather, Samuel Brison, was born in Scotland around 1760. He emigrated to the Colonies and served in the Revolutionary War, retiring afterward to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where he passed on to his reward in May 1935. Memorial to Battery "C", 5th U.S. Artillery at Gettysburg,...
  • Saturday ceremony at cemetery will honor 35 vets

    10/04/2013 7:45:12 AM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA — The drive to find military veterans who have died and fell through society’s cracks, leaving them without final military honors, continues. At 1 p.m. on Saturday the cremated remains of 35 veterans, and the wife of one of them, will be placed in columbaria niches at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery off of Buffalo Soldier Trail in Serra Vista. Cemetery Administrator Joe Larson said honoring the 35, who served in War World II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, as well as during the Vietnam era and peacetime, will mean they bring the total of Missing...
  • MiG Alley

    09/22/2013 9:15:03 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | April 2010 | John T. Correll
    April 2010 MiG Alley By John T. Correll The American F-86 Sabres stopped the MiG-15s—and their Russian pilots—at the Yalu. In August 1950, a Soviet air division with 122 MiG-15 jet fighters arrived in northeastern China and set up headquarters at Antung on the Yalu River, the dividing line between Chinese Manchuria and North Korea. On Oct. 18, an American RB-29 reconnaissance aircraft spotted 75 fighters on the ramp at Antung, but that did not raise much alarm for Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s United Nations Command or the US Far East Air Forces. Nor was there any great concern on Nov....
  • FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN KING, RAF

    09/22/2013 8:49:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Sabre Pilots Association ^ | 5 May 2011 | Charles Keil
    FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN KING, RAF by Charles Keil Shortly before the end of World War II, in February, 1945, at the age of eleven, I was a pupil at St Bartholomew's Grammar School, an all-boys school in the county of Berkshire, England. Only a few weeks into my first term, having broken the rules by talking to a fellow pupil during morning assembly, I was sent to the prefect for summary punishment. In those days, the prefects (senior boys appointed by the staff to discipline the younger brethren) in English grammar schools had enormous power over other pupils. I stood...
  • My Memory of 9/11

    09/11/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT · by lotr01 · 24 replies
    9/11 ^ | 9/11/2013 | J Hines
    On 9/11/2001 I did not wake up to this when terrorists flew jet liners into the twin towers. My day had already begun at 0500 hour while serving in the USAF undergoing advanced SRT training at Ft. Leonardwood. By 0615 hour, we were prepped ready to rehearse in taking down a building. This morning exercise was the result of the previous evening lessons on terrorism. My class was filled with Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force. Read the rest here My Memory of 9/11What was your 9/11 experiences?
  • Deep in Enemy Territory

    09/05/2013 6:34:12 AM PDT · by lotr01
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 7/30/2013 | Mark Knapp
    This is a brief story on Ken Snyder experiences with the SOG unit that he had served while in Vietnam. Special Operation Group - code name Studies and Operations Group to make it seem like a liaison to academia. SOG conducted reconnaissance missions in North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Operating unofficially in the no play area, so to speak. Ken also talks about working with the "Montagnards", the mountain people of Vietnam that hated the South Vietnamese as much as they hated the North Vietnamese. westernshootingjournal.com/stories/deep-in-enemy-territory/
  • Every Marine should read this book!

    The Grunt Padre ISBN: 9781891280085 Author: Fr. Daniel L. Mode Binding: Softcover Pages: 223 Price: $15.95 This is the definitive biography of Fr. Vincent Robert Capodanno, a chaplain for the Marine Corps during the Vietnam war. Greatly beloved by so many who served under his spiritual care, Fr. Capodanno died on the field of battle giving the last rites to the US soldiers he served so well. He was just declared a “Servant of God” by the Vatican, which is is the first major step toward the canonization of a saint. Fr. Mode recounts the story of Capodanno’s life growing...
  • Medal of Honor Convention at Gettysburg

    08/20/2013 3:35:20 PM PDT · by PaulZe
    A Concert Celebrating America’s Heroes: Past – Present – Future Event: Join us for a “Concert Celebrating America’s Heroes – Past – Present – Future” at the Pennsylvania Monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Featuring The “President’s Own” United States Marine Band and the West Point Cadet Glee Club, the evening will serve as a touching tribute to members of our Armed Forces over the past 150 years. Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm (check-in and parking assistance starts at 5:15pm) Location: Pennsylvania Monument What to Know Before You Register How do I get tickets? Although this event is free,...
  • Vanity - How do you find the WWII service record of a deceased relative?

    08/13/2013 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 23 replies
    8/13/2013 | Self
    My mother's brother recently passed away. I know he saw a lot of combat in Europe and liberated several camps. Unfortunately, that's about all I know, as Uncle Stanley never talked about the war, and we weren't allowed to ask him about it.Whenever I see a movie about the war in Europe, I always wonder if that was his unit, if he was in that battle, etc... Is there any way to find any of this out?
  • President of the Silver Star Families of America Slams Pittsburgh V.A.

    08/05/2013 3:34:45 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 2013 | steve Newton
    The Silver Star Families of America, SSFOA, has one mission: to remember, honor and assist the wounded, ill, injured and dying of our Armed Forces from all wars.
  • Something for veterans on this Friday

    08/02/2013 8:00:33 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 1 replies
    www.joebros.org ^ | today | jagusafr
    This is a tune called "Bridges", about the things we think about when deployed: home, and peaceful places. This one was written about Spring Canyon, the OCF retreat center in Colorado, but I think everybody has a place like this where they go in their heads.
  • Newcastle World War II hero mystery solved

    08/01/2013 11:28:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Newcastle Evening Chronicle ^ | 20 Aug 2010 12:10
    Newcastle World War II hero mystery solved 20 Aug 2010 12:10 MISSING details about the life and times of a Second World War hero can finally be told. MISSING details about the life and times of a Second World War hero can finally be told. Nearly 70 years after RAF rear gunner Sgt Frederick ‘Leonard’ Molteni paid the ultimate sacrifice over occupied Belgium, his life story can be revealed. Sgt Molteni was killed with his five Wellington bomber crewmates on a doomed mission in 1941 when they were shot down over the Belgian coast. His grave now lies in Belgium...
  • Lieutenant General Richard Phillip Klocko, USAF

    07/20/2013 3:31:51 PM PDT · by robowombat
    Richard P. Klocko 1937 1937 Class Crest Cullum No. 10775 • Apr 19, 2011 • Died in Hilton Head, SC Interred in West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY Lieutenant General Richard Phillip Klocko was born in Dunkirk, NY on Feb 26, 1915. He graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1933, received a Competitive Congressional Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, and graduated from there in 1937. He completed primary and advanced flying training at Randolph and Kelly Air Bases at San Antonio, TX, and received his wings in October 1938. General Klocko’s first assignment in the Army Air Corps was...
  • Reflections on the Life of Kermit Peter Hansen

    Reflections on the Life of Kermit Peter Hansen In the beginning . . . Kermit Peter (Pete) Hansen was born on April 7, 1919 , in the small town of Melvin, Iowa . His grandfather, Peter Hansen, and his grandmother, Wilhelmina Bruer Hansen, came to this country from Denmark and Germany , respectively. Pete's mother Agusta Jurgens Hansen and father, Ernest Hansen were both born and raised in Iowa . Pete was the youngest of three children: his sister, Luverne Hansen Katz, the oldest of the three is 93 years young and his brother, Ingwer was seven years older than...
  • Japanese flag captured at Iwo jima

    07/15/2013 9:58:28 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 8 replies
    friend in the Marine Corps League ^ | 7/15/2013 | RaceBannon
    This is something cool, so fat, as it is translated, itis a series of personal messages to a soldier on Iwo Jima, wishing him well
  • MARINE MISSING IN ACTION FROM KOREAN WAR IDENTIFIED (PFC Richard Gzik, Recipient of the Navy Cross)

    MARINE MISSING IN ACTION FROM KOREAN WAR IDENTIFIED The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Pfc. Richard S. Gzik, 19, of Toledo, Ohio, will be buried Sept. 28, at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. On Dec. 2, 1950, Gzik and the other Marines of M Battery, 11th Artillery Regiment, 1st Marine Division, came under attack on the west side of the Chosin Reservoir in North...
  • SOLDIER MISSING FROM KOREAN WAR IDENTIFIED (Army Sgt. 1st Class Harold M. Brown)

    07/10/2013 7:14:19 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Dec. 18, 2012 SOLDIER MISSING FROM KOREAN WAR IDENTIFIED The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Sgt. 1st Class Harold M. Brown, 20, of Winston-Salem, N.C., will be buried Dec. 22, in Hamptonville, N.C. In late November 1950, Brown and elements of the 31st Regimental Combat Team, known as “Task Force Faith,” were advancing along the eastern banks of the Chosin Reservoir, in North Korea. After...
  • AP IMPACT: Internal report calls MIA accounting work ‘acutely dysfunctional,’ could fail

    07/07/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT · by darkwing104
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2013 | AP
    The Pentagon’s effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from “dysfunction to total failure,” according to an internal study suppressed by military officials.
  • Warrior Hikers in Front Royal VA Friday Night

    06/18/2013 11:50:49 AM PDT · by concretebob · 19 replies
    Warrior Hike ^ | 18 June 2013 | concretebob
    Friday 1900 hours at VFW Post 1860 in Front Royal, VA. The VFW in Front Royal is hosting the Warrior Hikers: Combat Veterans who are “Walking off the War” by hiking the Appalachian Trail (yes, ALL 2,180 miles) to raise money for wounded vets. Warrior Hike is a non-profit organization that uses the funds raised to purchase modified vehicles for wounded vets. Come out and help support Warrior Hike Friday night at 7:00 at the Front Royal VFW Post 1860 1847 N Royal Ave Front Royal, VA 22630 Cooking with the Troops will be onsite with BBQ Sauce and who...