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  • Transgender Vets Want Military Access

    01/11/2011 1:39:19 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 16 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 11, 2011 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted jacket, hat and black pumps were new -- fitting for a woman who spent two decades serving her country as a man.Sandeen was the only transgender person among the six veterans arrested in April while protesting the military's ban on openly gay troops. But when she watched President Obama last month sign the hard-fought bill allowing for the ban's repeal, melancholy tinged her satisfaction."This is another...
  • Doolittle's Nbr 13

    01/03/2011 10:29:01 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 16 replies · 1+ views
    e-mail | Mac McElroy LTC. USAF (Deceased)
    It was an exciting time for us. My unit was the first to receive the new B-25 medium bomber. When I saw it for the first time I was in awe. It looked so huge. It was so sleek and powerful. The guys started calling it the "rocket plane", and I could hardly wait to get my hands on it.
  • Navy veteran recalls kamikaze attack at Battle of Okinawa

    12/13/2010 6:48:56 AM PST · by FredJake · 16 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 12/8/2010 | Joe Newby
    Kamikaze - a Japanese word meaning "divine wind" - was a last-ditch effort by the Japanese to stop the Allied advance in the Pacific during World War 2. Pilots, mostly young students, gladly volunteered for suicide missions out of a strong sense of duty to their Emperor. Most of us know of the kamikaze through documentaries or old videos. But the suicide attacks were very real for Grove Schoolcraft, 85, of Sandpoint, Idaho. In fact, the ship he served on as a signalman, the USS PC-1603, was struck twice at the Battle of Okinawa, and scuttled on May 26, 1945....
  • Wreaths placed at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

    12/11/2010 7:23:22 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 6 replies
    knoxnews ^ | Dec. 11, 2010 | Nash Armstrong
    Veterans were among the group gathered Saturday morning at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike to place 350 Christmas wreaths on grave markers as a part of Wreaths Across America. The national program is an effort to decorate 131 Department of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries, state Veteran cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery and other memorial sites.
  • Thought Experiment

    12/07/2010 12:52:05 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Self ^ | 06 Dec 10 | Self
    I put together a thought experiment on another thread to illustrate the basic problem, as I understand it, in LTC Lankinís case. Those disapproving of his actions have failed to reply with the much other than ďthatís silly,Ē completely failing to cite regulations, laws, rules, or other such official codification. † For that reason, I should like to post that thought-experiment here and get other veteranís opinions (and hopefully the backing codifications) on the matter. Letís say that I were to type up orders assigning myself to the command of some unit, then dig out my old BDUs, get a...
  • Prof Compares Military Recruiters with Sex Predators

    12/07/2010 12:38:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Ricochet ^ | December 6. 2010 | Emily Esfahani Smith, Ed.
    Amy Hagopian, a professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, has been on a crusade to end military recruitment at local high schools. In 2005, she was behind the first successful effort in the U.S. to ban military recruiters on a high school campus. And these days, under the guise of scholarship, she has co-authored an article for the American Journal of Public Health that compares military recruiters to child sex predators. Hagopian is pictured below at Seattle's Garfield High School, which banned military recruiters in 2005 as a result of her efforts. Hagopian's recent article that compares...
  • Commander's Corner

    12/03/2010 12:53:30 PM PST · by Ultra-Secret.info · 2 replies
    Nine years ago two of the four commercial aircraft took off from Boston, and the other two took off from Newark, and Washington. They took off fully loaded with men, women and children-all innocent, and all soon to die. These aircraft were targeted at the World Trade Towers in New York, the Pentagon, and likely the Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Three found their mark. No American alive old enough to remember will ever forget exactly where they were, exactly what they were doing, and exactly who they were with at the moment they watched the aircraft dive into the World...
  • Vanity: My boss wrote a book, WE WERE BROTHERS

    11/30/2010 6:16:03 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    Dane Hoover ^ | 11/30/2010 | Dane Hoover
    I realize this is shameless, but do all of you old timers remember when there were extremely high numbers of Marines dying in peacetime helicopter accidents in 1975 just before the Saigon evacuation?
  • Vietnam Wall

    11/29/2010 1:58:52 PM PST · by umgud · 17 replies
    Virtual Wall ^ | na | na
    Vietnam Wall First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.
  • From Army Green to Pizza, Pizza

    11/29/2010 12:16:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Manassas News and Messenger ^ | November 29, 2010 | Julia LeDoux
    DUMFRIES, Va. - Tony Vazquez says the years he spent serving as a military police officer at Fort Belvoir prepared him to own his own pizza business. Vazquez and his wife, Shelley, are expected to open their Little Caesars franchise at 16708 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 121 in Dumfries on Thursday. ďIt was the discipline and teamwork I learned in the Army that made a big difference in my life,Ē he said. ďOne of the most important things I learned is that when you make a commitment, you stick to it. You must believe in what you are doing.Ē Tony...
  • WWII Vet passes - vanity

    11/27/2010 9:32:28 PM PST · by Principled · 18 replies
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home ^ | 11-27-10 | Townson-Rose Funeral Home
    Franklyn Wynne (Tony) Plemmons, age 86, born September 8, 1924 in Asheville, NC and formerly of Oglethorpe, GA, residing in Marble, NC passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010 at his residence. Affectionately called (Tony) by his family and friends, Tony was very proud of his Native American heritage as an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of KS and NE. He was also a decorated veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater with the 7th Air Force, 11th bomb group, 431st squadron as Flight Engineer and machine gunner on a B‚Äź24 bomber participating...
  • Found this and got PO'ed

    11/27/2010 8:42:52 PM PST · by DarkshadowNY · 21 replies · 1+ views
    I believe nothing he says.
  • Fallen Warrior

    11/18/2010 10:45:02 AM PST · by Toadman · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Savanna News ^ | November 18, 2010 | By Corey Dickstein
    Staff Sgt. Kevin M. Pape, 30, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died in Konar province of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire, according to the Department of Defense.
  • Vanity, need lawyer to sue Govt contractor

    11/13/2010 2:00:39 AM PST · by usnavy_cop_retired · 8 replies
    Kenneth J. Fournier | 11-13-2010 | Kenneth J. Fournier
    I am a member of a U.S. Military retiree group in the Philippines. We need to find a lawyer or law firm that can assess a possible class action lawsuit against a government contractor. I can't give details in the open for fear of the facts prematurely becoming known. If anyone can help direct us to a lawyer that will be willing to look at our case, we would be forever appreciative.
  • Veteran's Voice: Postsecret honors Vets

    This is a great video sharing some thoughts from troops who are out there everyday protecting our country.
  • 3 iconic WWII bombers coming to Deer Valley

    11/12/2010 11:24:01 AM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies
    See WWII history
  • I Fought For You!

    11/11/2010 9:44:25 AM PST · by Young Werther · 9 replies
    A Fellow Vetran ^ | 11/11/2010 | US Vetrans
    I fought for youHand Salute!
  • Thank You Fellow Vets

    11/11/2010 6:34:32 AM PST · by mainevet · 18 replies
    mainevet
    As I sit here at work today, I wanted to send my heartfelt thanks to all you fellow vets out there for your dedication to duty, love of country, and your sacrifices while serving, defending our country. Thanks Brothers and Sisters
  • GOOGLE FINALLY GETS IT!

    11/10/2010 9:19:13 PM PST · by pvoce · 31 replies
    Google ^ | 11/10/10 | PVoce
    It only took them HOW many years to recognize it?
  • Halloween Candy Buyback program...

    10/30/2010 11:27:19 AM PDT · by Conservative4Life · 14 replies
    TNT Dental Newsletter ^ | 26 Oct 2010 | TNT Dental
    A Sweet Way to Make Everyone Smile: The Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program! Every kid loves Halloween! So do adults. As responsible dentists, community members, and US citizens, Halloween Candy Buy Back dentists have found a way to keep the fun, while helping kids and our troops deployed overseas.
  • Breaking on Fox News... Clinton had Meek Convinced to Drop Out

    10/28/2010 4:28:56 PM PDT · by CapedConservative · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News
    Clinton had Meek convinced to drop out and endorse Crist... He reneged.
  • VETERANS AGAINST CANDIDATE MARK KIRK

    10/22/2010 12:42:56 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | OCT 20 2010 | Dscclive
    Veterans against Mark Kirk : Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARnxvOwnekI&feature=player_embedded
  • Northwest Ohio Veterans Job Fair returns Nov. 5

    10/17/2010 11:49:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WTOL-TV ^ | October 14, 2010 | Nick Dutton
    TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Over 60 businesses, schools, and community agencies will participate in the fourth annual Veterans Job Fair will be back Friday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Erie Street Market in Toledo. The event, which is presented by The Source, Lucas County Workforce Development Agency, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Veteran Services, and Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology, aims to bring military veterans together with employers, training, and other resources. "Our veterans and their families put their lives on hold to serve this nation, and when they return, it's our...
  • Taleban On Verge Of Collapse After Surge Success, Allies Insist

    10/14/2010 12:42:50 PM PDT · by SMARTY · 35 replies · 1+ views
    London Times | 10-8-10
    Taleban On Verge Of Collapse After Surge Success, Allies Insist Top-level figures say the battle has developed 'irreversible momentum', Anthony Loyd reports from Kandahar The best Taleban commanders are dead or captured. Their men are harried and subject to constant attack and betrayal. They are under-equipped, overwhelmed and demoralised. In a word, the Taleban are losing. In Britain and America there may be doubt and confusion over the future of the Afghan war, but in southern Afghanistan the description of the Taleban insurgency by senior figures at the forefront of the fighting is bold and unequivocal. The troop surge is...
  • A call to all Veterans!

    10/11/2010 8:18:10 PM PDT · by AAE_For_+_Domestic · 18 replies
    America's Survival ^ | 11 October, 2010 | AAE_For_+_Domestic
    Fellow Veterans, I'm active duty and just wanted to start out by saying thank you for all those who have gone before me to defend our countryís freedom. As you have probably noticed, we are under attack from within. Those who donít want to admit that probably should stop reading here. And we all swore an oath to defend this great Nation against all enemies, both foreign AND DOMESTIC!!!! So please help me by joining CRG (Communism Resistance Group) on resistnet.com. We need to take our country back!!! http://www.resistnet.com/group/crgcommunismresistancegroup?xg_source=activity And also, please try like hell to attend the upcoming conference...
  • Ideals To Aspire To [Review of An American Knight]

    10/09/2010 4:36:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Monday, 04 October 2010 | Written by Rear Admiral William A. Heine, USNR, Ret. and Colonel Michael D. Wyly, USMC, Ret.
    Ideals To Aspire To Written by Rear Admiral William A. Heine, USNR, Ret. and Colonel Michael D. Wyly, USMC, Ret. †† Monday, 04 October 2010 13:03 Review of An American Knight byRear Admiral William A. Heine, USNR, Retired and Colonel Michael D. Wyly, USMC, Retired. Both men were classmates of Colonel John Ripley, Class of 1962, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. A lone U.S. Marine hand-walked, gripping the girders underneath the bridge over the Cua Viet River in the midst of a fire fight, on Easter Sunday, 1972. South of the bridge, a beleaguered battalion of fewer than 700 South...
  • 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 ĎStop Lossí 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 Ďstop lossí 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 ó 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 Warriorís 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. Heíd 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 parentsí 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 Ė the most critical aspect of the law for USAA Ė 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 ó 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 Exití 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 ďOperation Proper ExitĒ 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 ďProper ExitĒ 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...