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  • The Silver Star Families of America requests assistance in award Process.

    09/30/2010 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Need a little help in the nominating process. FREEP this survey.
  • I see the Marines are looking for more Labradors to work in Afgah.

    09/30/2010 7:52:26 AM PDT · by investigateworld · 2 replies
    USA today | today | self
    From reading USA Today, I see the Marines have recognized the value of the Black Lab.... Let me tell you about mine: One day I came home. Sam, (the Lab) started dry humping and got up on his hind legs and started doing a jig. That's his way of saying."I know you have been screwing around with the Irish - so where is my chunk of Corned Beef?". Really, if the Marines want a working pair, have them contact me here, or at my place of employment, "Lesbian Pizza company", Eureka, MT
  • President Encourages Troops and Veterans to Claim ‘Stop Loss’ Pay

    09/29/2010 7:30:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Disabled American Veterans - News & Info - ^ | September 15, 2010 | unknown
    ...Obama encourages active duty troops and veterans whose service in Iraq or Afghanistan was involuntarily extended or retirement was suspended due to ‘stop loss’ to apply for the special retroactive pay to which they are entitled.
  • Heroes4hire job fair at E. Hartford (Connecticut)

    09/27/2010 5:07:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Day ^ | September 27, 2010
    East Hartford- The state will hold the fifth in its series of Heroes4Hire career fairs on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ballroom at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The career fair is an opportunity for Connecticut veterans, who have served in the armed services, the Connecticut National Guard and the Reserves and are looking for work, to connect with prospective employers. More than 50 employers are expected to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Veterans' Administration and CBS Radio. Attendees can have a member of the Labor...
  • In the 10th Year of War, a Harder Army, a More Distant America (e - mail from my friend)

    09/21/2010 9:39:30 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 56 replies
    Politics Daily | 9/9/10 | David Wood
    In the 10th Year of War, a Harder Army, a More Distant America David Wood/Chief Military Correspondent Posted: 09/9/10 The U.S. Army now begins its 10th continuous year in combat, the first time in its history the United States has excused the vast majority of its citizens from service and engaged in a major, decade-long conflict instead with an Army manned entirely by professional warriors. This is an Army that, under the pressure of combat, has turned inward, leaving civilian America behind, reduced to the role of a well-wishing but impatient spectator. A decade of fighting has hardened soldiers in...
  • Japan foreign minister apologizes to US POWs

    09/13/2010 12:16:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2010 | Eric Talmadge
    TOKYO — Japan's foreign minister apologized Monday for the suffering of a group of former World War II prisoners of war visiting from the United States and said they were treated inhumanely. The six POWs, their relatives and the daughters of two men who died are the first group of U.S. POWs to visit Japan with government sponsorship, though groups from other countries have been invited previously. "I offer my deep, heartfelt apology for the inhuman treatment you suffered," Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada told the group.
  • 5/7 Cav.- Tet Offensive Viet Nam a Warrior’s Story

    09/04/2010 2:26:05 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 14 replies
    From his hospital bed Captain Howard Prince had a clear view of the TV screen as President Lyndon Johnson came on to address the nation. It was March 31, 1968, and the war in Vietnam was going badly. Prince knew. He’d been downrange, fighting in the rice paddies and marshes of Southeast Asia.
  • Apache Tribute (Video)

    09/01/2010 8:59:04 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10 May 2007 | --
    A tribute to all American Armed Services Members.
  • A Free Offer to Current Military and Veterans

    08/29/2010 1:57:28 PM PDT · by PROCON
    bigpeace.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2010 | C. Blake Powers
    New and Social Media are dominant forces in information distribution today, and even the military has adopted the use of both. Of course, members of the military were a driving force in that, as they used both to keep family and friends up to date with what was happening to them overseas. When specialized military news sites, like Blackfive and Mudville Gazette came along, the reach to larger audiences became apparent and have led directly to sites such as this one.
  • Flagstaff man restores old military vehicles

    08/22/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies
    A Flagstaff man has history in his warehouse. He's made a hobby of restoring military vehicles for 25 years. In one corner of Bill Buehler's warehouse is a 1942 Stuart Light Tank M3, once a reliable servant during landings with U.S. Marines and mobile and fast for fighting in the deserts of North Africa and the jungles of the South Pacific. Nearby is a Sexton tank, built by Canada for the British Army, and an Allis-Chalmers Sherman tank, both from World War II. Buehler also has a Humvee from the first Gulf War. "I buy and sell them," he said....
  • Marine gets hero's welcome from thousands in Jacksonville

    08/21/2010 7:00:02 AM PDT · by Chieftain · 26 replies
    Florida Times-Union ^ | August 21, 2010 | Dan Scanlan
    The rattle of thunder was replaced by the rumble of Harley-Davidson motorcycles Friday afternoon as 20-year-old Tyler Southern came home from months of hospitalization at Walter Reed Army Medical Center following severe injuries from a bomb. But the sky seemed to brighten when he lit up a big smile as he rolled to his parents’ home on Gathering Oaks Drive at 5:30 p.m., arms high as he rode in a motorcycle sidecar.
  • 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--------"