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  • Want to Cut Spending? Abolish the Marines! (Barf Alert)

    08/20/2010 11:54:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Blog Critics Magazine ^ | July 14, 2010 | Alan Kurtz
    U.S. government spending is out of control, and much of it swirls down the military's bottomless sinkhole. The FY 2010 federal budget is $3.55 trillion, of which $663.7 billion (18.74%) is earmarked for the Department of Defense. The U.S. spends 4.3% of its GDP on defense, more than double that of our nearest competitor, China (2.0%). With 4.5% of the planet's population, we account for over 40% of world military expenditures. As a country, we are $14 trillion in debt. Many defenders of our global military posture and permanent War on Terror insist that every penny spent on defense is...
  • Not one FREEPER search turned this up.

    08/18/2010 9:02:39 PM PDT · by pansgold · 9 replies
    Zac Rhyner gets the AIR FORCE CROSS ^ | VIII / XVIII / MMX | pansgold
    On March 10, 2009, SSgt. Zachary Rhyner, USAF, of Medford, Wisconsin, received the Air Force Cross from Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF), in the presence of General Norton Schwarz, Chief of Staff, USAF (CSAF), at Pope AFB, North Carolina, adjacent to Ft. Bragg, for his role in employing air power to support the ODA 3336 special forces and their Afghan allies on April 6, 2008. The Air Force Cross is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Air Force. He is an air combat controller from...
  • 9th Circus Kort finds Lying is CONSTITUTIONAL

    08/18/2010 6:55:08 PM PDT · by pansgold · 20 replies
    POLITICO ^ | VIII / XVIII / MMX | pansgold
    Today two fruits on the 9th circus court ruled it's ok to wear any medals you want. Lying is ok now. The Stolen Honor Act was ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL. EBAY has plenty of MOH's for sale! Any takers? I doubt it here.
  • Candidate possibly embellishing military career with unearned ribbons & medals

    There is a current politician and candidate running for reelection here in SW Ohio who is a peacetime Air Force veteran. She served honorably for 6 years as an officer. She never saw combat nor was in theater. What is troubling is that this politician goes around wearing a chest full of military ribbons as if she were some sort of war hero. She wears them on her shirts, jackets, and other articles of clothing at public events. She almost resembles General Patton. She also let's you know that she is a veteran over and over and over again. She...
  • Brady Campaign slams Glenn Beck rally

    07/27/2010 2:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The announcement that Glenn Beck would host a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech" was bound to attract critics. In an editorial featured on The Huffington Post, Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke takes aim at the "Restoring Honor" rally, which is co-hosted by the National Rifle Association (NRA). "Most jarring is the sad irony of all of these people at the podium," writes Helmke, "with their supporters spread across our National Mall, celebrating, in part, their worship of guns, while invoking, quite blatantly,...
  • Gen. McChrystal's retirement ceremony marked by laughter, regret

    07/24/2010 10:51:36 AM PDT · by shove_it · 22 replies · 3+ views
    WaPo.com ^ | 24 Jul 2010 | Linda Davidson
    Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal ended his 34-year career as an Army officer in an emotional retirement ceremony, marking the last chapter of his swift and stunning fall from grace. [...] (This is a slide show of photos, with commentary on each photo, of Gen. McChrystal's retirement ceremony at Fort McNair yesterday afternoon. It was Gen. McChrystal's request that his ceremony be conducted in ACUs (Army Combat Uniform) rather than Ceremonial Blues.)
  • USAA CEO: President Signs Bill with Amended Volcker Rule

    07/21/2010 10:09:02 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies
    Email ^ | July 21, 2010 | Josue (Joe) Robles Jr.
    President Obama has signed a sweeping financial services reform bill approved by Congress. Thanks to the support of USAA members, employees and friends, the new law provides consumer protections while preserving the way USAA serves its members. USAA believes the amended Volcker Rule provision – the most critical aspect of the law for USAA – will better serve consumers and our members. You can learn more about the Volcker Rule in USAA's Newsroom. We're gratified that congressional leaders clearly heard your voices in crafting this legislation. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and, in particular, Sen. Kay Hagan,...
  • Rosary returned to Vietnam vet as pledged 44 years ago

    07/18/2010 1:19:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 07/16/2010
    COLORADO SPRINGS — A Vietnam veteran has fulfilled his 44-year-old battlefield promise to return a rosary to a wounded comrade. Frank Heidel gave the rosary back to Chuck Doole on Wednesday night during an emotional reunion of the two veterans and their families. Doole had been shot in an ambush and feared he was going to die. The rosary was a gift from his grandmother and he didn't want it to be lost, so he gave it to Heidel. Heidel promised to return it when both were safe, but they lost touch. Heidel periodically tried to find Doole without success,...
  • Fighter Leader Robin Olds Honored

    07/16/2010 4:34:45 PM PDT · by gorush · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Flight Journal ^ | 2007? | Dale Boggie
    This from a Fighter Pilot chat group hosted by Tom Weeks about the memorial service held at the Air Force Academy honoring the recently deceased legendary fighter pilot, ace, leader Robin Olds:Read the article (with picture) at the source, you won't regret it.
  • The Warrior Song

    07/15/2010 5:46:13 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    The Warrior Song ^ | Unknown | Sean Householder et al
    Take some names this morning, people. "Tell 'em they can kissm'a$$." Ooorah.
  • Thunderstruck (video)

    07/14/2010 1:32:50 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9 June 2010 | via Youtube
    Military video showcasing it smany helicopters. ah-64 apache, uh-60 blackhawk, and the kiowa
  • 'Proper Exit’ helps wounded warriors complete their mission

    07/08/2010 10:43:37 AM PDT · by pabianice · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Fort Gordon Signal ^ | 6/10 | MacLeod
    A group of eight wounded warriors have returned to the combat zone in Iraq where they were injured, to find a sense of closure. This second group of “Operation Proper Exit” will spend a week in Iraq, thanks to the Troops First Foundation and the USO. In June, six amputee combat veterans went back to Iraq as part of “Proper Exit” and visited seven military installations. This week the veterans are also traveling to many of the places where they received injuries, to see firsthand what progress their sacrifices and those of their comrades have brought to Iraq. At Camp...
  • Soviet soldier in Afghanistan

    07/07/2010 5:57:03 PM PDT · by franksolich · 8 replies
    conservativecave ^ | July 7, 2010 | franksolich
    When I was wandering around the socialist paradises of the workers and peasants with free medical care for all during the 1990s, of course I made a great many acquaintances. What follows was one of them, a guy I met on a train. He had recently been fishing, and insisted I join him in his meal. Normally, I am a laid-back, mellow, easy-going sort of person, and I had no problems accepting the hospitality of Russians, Ukrainians, White Russians, and Moldavians, but this was, uh, dead fish. I however got the impression I had better eat, and so for the...
  • 3rd United States Infantry (The Old Guard)Fife and Drum Corps 50th Anniversary Tattoo

    06/28/2010 4:55:56 PM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies · 1+ views
    50th Anniversary Tattoo - Part 1 Share / Bookmark (53:37 min) Featured: The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Continental Color Guard, National Anthem, Army Superior Unit Award Ceremony, Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, City of Washington Pipe Band, American Originals Fife and Drum Corps, U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps "The Commandants Own". 50th Anniversary Tattoo - Part 2 Share / Bookmark (59:24 min) Featured: U.S. Military Academy Band "Hellcats", 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps, Federal City Brass Band, U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Tattoo finale.
  • Air Force MIAs from Vietnam War are Identified

    06/15/2010 2:57:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 177+ views
    6/15/2010 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Department of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office announced June 14 that the remains of four Airmen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are; Capt. Peter H. Chapman, II, Centerburg, Ohio; Tech. Sgt. Allen J. Avery, Auburn, Mass.; Tech. Sgt. Roy D. Prater, Tiffin, Ohio; and Sgt. James H. Alley, Plantation, Fla. Sergeant Prater is to be buried in Columbia City, Ind., June 19. Other burials are being scheduled individually by the families of the Airmen. April 6,...
  • Military History Web page (Gold Mine of cool stuff)

    06/10/2010 1:34:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 412+ views
    http://www.johnsmilitaryhistory.com/index.html • Virtual Battlefield Tours • Armored Fighting Vehicles • Military History Book Store And much More
  • Anyone know how to verify Vietnam Veteran status or status in the army

    06/09/2010 1:44:25 PM PDT · by woodcraftsman · 76 replies · 206+ views
    I have someone who claims to have served two tours in Vietnam and he says that he was in the Special Forces and 82nd Airborne. We all think he is a phony, because there is nothing in his makeup that would indicate this. He also claims to be a PHD and a whole slew of other things. Is there any way to verify his military history without him knowing?
  • Face of Defense: Medal Comes After 66 Years

    06/08/2010 4:06:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 27+ views
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 8, 2010 – World War II-era Coast Guardsman Harry Milton Daube, 88, the last living survivor of the sinking of the USS Leopold, was presented the Purple Heart Medal during a June 4 ceremony at his home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Jensen pins a Purple Heart Medal onto the chest of World War II-era Coast Guardsman Harry Milton Daube, 88, during a June 4, 2010 ceremony at Daube’s home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Daube is the last living survivor of the sinking of the USS Leopold during World...
  • Tales from the Morgue: D-Day: News of the invasion reaches home

    06/05/2010 6:55:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 447+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Johanna Eubank
    When D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944, the Arizona Daily Star had the news in the paper of the same date thanks to time differences. The news of the invasion came over the wire, and a two-page extra was printed. The main headline couldn't fail to attract attention: ALLIES LAND IN FRANCE. Other headlines called it the greatest military action in history. All of the headlines had a winning tone to them including "Allied paratroopers strike first blow at Axis vitals" and "Berlin acknowledges deep penetrations by glider-borne troops." Much of the news came from the Germans: The Germans said...
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes' Addition to the National Anthem During the Civil War

    06/05/2010 6:51:11 PM PDT · by jdfromny · 21 replies · 293+ views
    When our land is illumined with liberty's smile, If a foe from within strikes a blow at her glory, Down, down with the traitor that tries to defile The flag of the stars, and the page of her story! By the millions unchained, Who their birthright have gained We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained; And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave, While the land of the free is the home of the brave.
  • 'Forgotten Heroes' laid to rest in Santa Fe [Veterans Died but Never Claimed by Family]

    06/03/2010 10:39:28 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 349+ views
    KOB .COM ^ | 06/03/2010
    It was a historic moment in New Mexico Thursday as 13 veterans were given a proper military burial at Santa Fe National Cemetery. It's the start of New Mexico's Forgotten Heroes program. The veterans died in the past three years, but were never claimed by family so their cremated remains sat on shelves in Bernalillo County. A woman with a national movement called the Missing in America Project brought this to the attention of county and state officials.
  • Officials identify Air Force pilot missing from Vietnam War

    06/03/2010 6:39:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 381+ views
    6/3/2010 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Officials from the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 2 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Col. Elton L. Perrine of Pittsford, N.Y., was buried last week at Arlington National Cemetery. On May 22, 1967, Colonel Perrine and Capt. Kenneth F. Backus completed a nighttime strike against the Cao Nung Railroad Yard near the town of Kep in North Vietnam. Seconds after the bomb run, a nearby aircrew reported seeing an...
  • Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker

    06/02/2010 10:42:07 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies · 578+ views
    kob.com ^ | 06/02/2010
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Lemuel Bahe Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Code Talkers who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language, has died. He was 91. Navajo Nation officials said Wednesday that Yazzie, who lived in Whitecone, Ariz., died at his home last Friday. Tribal President Joe Shirley Jr. ordered flags on the Navajo Nation to be flown at half-staff from June 3-6 in honor of Yazzie. Yazzie joined the Marines in September 1944.
  • Sharpshooter’s WWII memories still sharp Wartime experiences still vivid for Upton man

    05/31/2010 8:42:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies · 452+ views
    Woecester (MA) Telegram ^ | 5/31/10 | Boynton
    Once you were assigned to a tank, you ate on it, you slept on it, you guarded it. -- alfred consigli UPTON, MA — Alfred Consigli opened a worn leather case and pulled out a delicate datebook from 1943. “I have a lot of girls’ names in here,” the 86-year-old said with a smile. More than that, in there is a day-to-day history of where he was in England, France, Germany and Australia in 1943, the year he was drafted into the Army. “Everything happens for a reason,” said Mr. Consigli. In the living room of his small house in...
  • Don’t ask how much it costs to repeal ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

    05/30/2010 9:43:45 PM PDT · by American Cabalist · 7 replies · 415+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 31, 2010 | Ilario Pantano
    Ilario Pantano, former USMC officer and current candidate for Congress in NC-07 leaves no doubt about where he stands on DADT. In fact, he doesn't just have an opinion based on his combat experience, he accuses standard-bearer Congressman Patrick Murphy of selling his military oath for hard Leftist special interest money - he names names AND amounts! He charges hard as a Marine ought! After Jack Murtha, another Pennsylvania all-star, made an art form out of shoving our troops under the bus for his own career, I never thought I’d live to see what Congressman Patrick Murphy has just done:...
  • To join the Army's Old Guard, Iraq war veteran learns to sweat the small stuff

    05/30/2010 11:38:13 AM PDT · by shove_it · 14 replies · 494+ views
    WaPo ^ | 30 May 2010 | story Christian Davenport and photos by Jahi Chikwendiu
    They are crazy about creases in the Old Guard, which is why it takes Army Sgt. Nicholas Pata more than an hour to press his uniform the night before inspection. [...] Pata, who is 27 and looks every bit the model soldier, does not want to fail. He wants to join the Old Guard, the most obsessive-compulsive unit in the Army. Pata has survived a harrowing 15-month tour in Iraq. He spent the week after 9/11 digging for bodies in the rubble of Ground Zero. On nights and weekends, he volunteers with the Prince George's County fire department. But it's...
  • Memorial Day Minutes: 'Servants of the Security and Freedom of Nations'

    05/30/2010 5:51:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 103+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/30/2010 | Mrs. Judy L. McCloskey
    Memorial Day Minutes: 'Servants of the Security and Freedom of Nations' By Mrs. Judy L. McCloskey5/30/2010Catholics in the Military (www.catholicmil.org/) The Church established thirty-five military ordinariates in as many countries specifically for the pastoral care of those who serve in the armed forces as "servants of the security and freedom of nations" (CCC 2310). Nine of those thirty-five entities, including the Military Archdiocese for Military Services USA, were established by the great Pope John Paul II. Because Rome sees the spiritual edification of soldiers as mission essential, so should we all. (Photo furnished by the Department of Defense) Fr. Duesterhaus...
  • How We Bury the War Dead

    05/30/2010 2:29:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 388+ views
    WSJ ^ | MAY 29, 2010 | YOCHI J. DREAZEN and GARY FIELDS
    The U.S. military didn't always bring home its dead. In the Seminole Indian Wars in the early 1800s, most of the troops were buried near where they fell. The remains of some dead officers were collected and sent back to their families, but only if the men's relatives paid all of the costs. Families had to buy and ship a leaded coffin to a designated military quartermaster, and after the body had been disinterred, they had to cover the costs of bringing the coffin home. Today, air crews have flown the remains of more than 5,000 dead troops back to...
  • Your Outreach Helps Open the Door for Potential Legislative Changes

    05/28/2010 2:23:58 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 1 replies · 94+ views
    EMail ^ | May 28, 2010 | Josue (Joe) Robles Jr.
    Dear (JJ): A few weeks ago, I asked you to urge your U.S. senators to amend their financial services reform legislation to eliminate the impact of the Volcker Rule on insurance company investment portfolios. Thanks to the more than 750,000 e-mails and phone calls generated by USAA members, employees and friends, there is now widespread and bipartisan understanding that an amendment to the Volcker Rule would be good for consumers. I am writing today to let you know that the Senate has approved its legislation and directed a committee crafting the final bill to specifically consider the concerns you raised....
  • DON’T YOU REMEMBER US?

    05/28/2010 1:55:26 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 28 replies · 530+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | May 28, 2010 | Lew Waters
    I remember that day long ago when I decided to join the Military. I know you can’t remember that day, but I do. I hoped I might not have to travel half way around the world to fight in that war long ago. You looked proud of me then, but I could see the fear in your eyes. I could feel the apprehension inside of me, fear of the unknown, Basic Training, maybe fighting. But I went because it was the right thing to do. I remember feeling so proud to put on the uniform and have my photo taken...
  • My memorial day thoughts(vanity)

    05/28/2010 5:43:56 AM PDT · by alchemist54 · 7 replies · 296+ views
    05/28/10 | alchemist54
    This is Memorial Day weekend, a weekend that should be dedicated to the fallen heros of our nations wars but has evolved into picnics, backyard barbeques, parades, ballgames, and a myriad of other events but mostly a long weekend from work. My ancestors came to the colonies as military men given land grants in the colony of Georgia to raise militia to defend against the Spanish in Florida. They fought in all the ensuing wars up to the revolutionary war and the civil war. My grandfather rode with Teddy Roosevelt at sand Juan hill. My father was with Patton’s 2nd...
  • Veterans increasingly find service helps in court

    05/22/2010 11:59:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 2 replies · 190+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | May 22, 1010 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The plea was passionate, dramatic and effective: haunted to addiction by memories of a Bosnian mass grave and the shooting of a teen in Honduras, former U.S. Army Capt. Sargent Binkley robbed two Silicon Valley pharmacies for painkillers. A Santa Clara County jury came back in January 2009 with a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity for the first robbery. Because of that verdict, a San Mateo County judge in March approved a plea bargain between Binkley and prosecutors that called for mental health treatment rather than a lengthy prison sentence for the second...
  • VFW’s Response to Blumenthal’s Press Conference

    05/19/2010 10:08:11 AM PDT · by chooseascreennamepat · 29 replies · 842+ views
    VFW Home Page ^ | 5/19/2010 | Self
    VFW’s Response to Blumenthal’s Press Conference KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 18, 2010 - Mr. Blumenthal is not a member of the VFW and VFW National By-Laws do not allow any level of the organization to endorse political candidates. VFW national did not sanction and was not, in fact, aware that the press conference was going to be held at a VFW Post. This decision was made at the Post level and the VFW Department of Connecticut issued the following: The following statement is by Richard DiFederico, Department Commander Connecticut VFW: “Those who served in Vietnam or offshore or in neighboring...
  • USAA CEO: We’re Requesting Your Help Once Again

    05/14/2010 10:37:04 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 537+ views
    Email ^ | May 14, 2010 | Joe Robles
    Dear JJ: A few weeks ago, I asked you to urge your senators to amend a portion of the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S.3217) currently pending in the U.S. Senate. Today, I am writing to thank you for your efforts and inform you that your concerns were heard. Your outreach sent a strong message to the Senate and prompted the introduction of an amendment that addresses the concerns of USAA and our valued members. As you now know, the Senate has been debating this sweeping financial reform bill which includes a provision, known as the Volcker Rule,...
  • United States Navy set to be renamed

    05/14/2010 4:55:02 PM PDT · by Ro_Thunder · 29 replies · 746+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 5 May 2010 | Michael Bearak
    Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., was one of the main authors of the bill and represents Camp Lejune on the North Carolina coast outside of Jacksonville. Jones feels the name change accurately describes the scope of the department and recognizes the Marines' efforts and contributions. Now, in an effort to give them more recognition, the House approved a measure to rename the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
  • Need help with claim of military service.

    05/13/2010 5:01:57 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 17 replies · 665+ views
    I'm trying to determine if a federal law has been broken.
  • One man's database helps uncover cases of falsified valor

    05/11/2010 12:26:58 AM PDT · by Sarajevo · 8 replies · 699+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9 May 2010 | Christian Davenport
       It certainly looked real. It had the right font, right seal. It was even signed by the secretary of the Navy.   But Doug Sterner, self-appointed guardian of the nation's military decorations, immediately suspected that there was something fishy about the Marine's citation for the Navy Cross, one of the military's most prestigious awards.
  • Battle of Britain to be commemorated at Air Tattoo

    05/07/2010 7:37:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 166+ views
    go over to the FR link for the plans to honor WWII History
  • Killed 66 years ago,buried today.WWII soldier.

    04/30/2010 11:13:34 AM PDT · by Mears · 15 replies · 732+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 29,2010 | Peter Schworm
    "Farrell's remains were discovered in 2008,when a German explosives team swept a proposed construction site--------"
  • Photo essay: B-25 Mitchells fly during Raider reunion

    04/21/2010 6:36:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 808+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, USAF
    4/21/2010 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- Vintage B-25 Mitchell bombers fly during a memorial honoring the 68th Doolittle Raiders reunion here April 18.A vintage B-25 Mitchell bomber flies near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 18, 2010, during a memorial flight honoring the Doolittle Raiders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey) View the slideshow
  • Photo essay: Doolittle Raiders meet for 68th reunion

    04/19/2010 7:29:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 855+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Lance Cheung
    4/19/2010 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFNS) -- Some of the remaining members of the Doolittle Raiders participate in a question and answer session with the media here April 16. The Raiders continue to inspire those servicing in the Air Force.
  • a 1918 patriotic song that is good for 2010

    04/18/2010 10:51:37 AM PDT · by John McDonnell · 192+ views
    In Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana ^ | 1918 | Charles H. Gabriel and Homer A. Rodeheaver
    We'll Be Waiting When You Come Back Home (1918) words by Chas. H. Gabriel, music by Homer A. Rodeheaver MIDI sequence by John McDonnell: chgos010.mid (clarinet sound indicates the voice part)free online sheet music of this composition You have gone to fight our battles in the trenches "over there". You have left your home and country for the war-torn world "somewhere". Though we may not stand beside you, as the days of trial come, Yet as mothers, sweethearts, brothers, we'll be waiting when you come back home.We'll be waiting when you come back home, with a welcome you will understand....
  • Pentagon tightens restrictions on hate group participation

    04/14/2010 5:42:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 22 replies · 623+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Apr 14, 2010 | By Kevin Baron,
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Thinking of writing a few choice words in an online “white power” chat room? Think again. The Pentagon is cracking down on extremism in its ranks with a new set of rules restricting servicemembers from participating on the Web sites of supremacist groups. A new Defense Department directive on dissident and political activity issued on November 27 — the first since 1996 — says servicemembers “must not actively advocate supremacist doctrine, ideology, or causes.” This includes writing blogs or posting on Web sites. The new directive is the first at the Defense Department-level to address Internet-based supremacist...
  • WWII VET RECALLS ESCAPE Bonnie Henry: He was blasted out of sky

    04/05/2010 4:54:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 840+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Bonnie Henry
    They were playing "One O'Clock Jump" when the news broke: The Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. "We were at a dance at the Madison Theater," says Tom McHugh, 88, who grew up in a family of 12 kids in Rochester, N.Y. What followed next may be the most amazing World War II story I have ever heard - and believe me, I've heard plenty of them. On Dec. 19, 1943, McHugh, a retired attorney and longtime Tucsonan, was bombardier on a B-17 that literally exploded in midair after being attacked by the Luftwaffe. The explosion blew him out of the...
  • Fremont (Ohio) resident on team that rescued 513 U.S. pilots during WWII dies

    03/24/2010 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 6 replies · 324+ views
    The Lima News ^ | March 24, 2010 | Christopher D. Kirkpatrick
    FREMONT — World War II hero Art “Jibby” Jibilian, who volunteered with two others to parachute into Nazi-occupied Serbia and orchestrate the air rescue of 513 downed U.S. pilots, died Sunday evening in his home. The 86-year-old had battled leukemia for two years. His daughter, Debi Jibilian, said yesterday her father was persistent in his goals, including fighting his cancer. He had a dose of chemotherapy just a week ago to try to beat back the disease, she said. “God love him. He continued to give speeches, he would get blood transfusions, and he would keep traveling,” she said. “What...
  • After 65 years, news service adjusts Bataan photo caption to match veteran’s memory

    03/21/2010 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 27 replies · 1,391+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 22, 2010 | Adam Geller
    For 68 years, John E. Love has been haunted by the memory of carrying fallen comrades to a mass grave hollowed out of a Filipino rice field. Now, at last, a bit of history is being rewritten because of those memories. After six months of research, The Associated Press is correcting the caption on one of the most famous photos in its library, 65 years after the image first moved on the newswire. The image shows defeated Allied soldiers after their surrender to Japanese forces on the Philippines’ Bataan Peninsula in April 1942. Over the years, the photo has become...
  • Landing on a Pitching Deck, Part 1

    03/17/2010 6:52:28 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 20 replies · 1,514+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | unknown | PBS
    www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=4gGMI8d3vLs For part II Night Ops: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=4gGMI8d3vLs
  • (YouTube)General Douglas Mac Arthur Sept. 2, 1945

    Historical Footage: Japanese Surrender Signing Aboard Battleship Missouri Sunday Sept. 2, 1945.. This is an actual film made of the surrender ceremony of the Japanese to General Douglas Mac Arthur in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. Actual voice of the General.
  • Trace Adkins and the West Point Cadet Glee Club, USMA, ACM 2009 (video)

    03/12/2010 7:45:37 PM PST · by jdfromny · 3 replies · 351+ views
    youtube.com ^ | 5/5/09 | davethearmystud
    Please support The Wounded Warrior Project http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
  • Mutiny in the making at Ft. Drum?

    03/11/2010 9:13:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 1,884+ views
    North Country Public Radio ^ | March 11, 2010 | David Sommerstein
    The left-leaning Mother Jones magazine's fascinating cover story this month profiles a growing militia-style group on the right called Oath Keepers. The twist is that Oathkeepers are largely active-duty members of the military who are preparing to disobey their Commander-in-Chief. The story features Lee Pray (not his real last name), a private based at Fort Drum: In Pray's estimate, it might not be long (months, perhaps a year) before President Obama finds some pretext—a pandemic, a natural disaster, a terror attack—to impose martial law, ban interstate travel, and begin detaining citizens en masse. One of his fellow Oath Keepers, a...