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  • Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez passes away

    11/21/2015 8:36:51 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 29 replies ^ | 21 Nov, 2015 | By Royale Da
    Editor's note: All flags on the Navajo Nation will be flown at half-staff until June 8 in honor of Nez. Nez's public viewing will take place June 9 from 5-8 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. A mass will be held June 10 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. A graveside service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery from 1:30-2:15 p.m. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Chester Nez, the last original Navajo Code Talker, has passed away in his Albuquerque home. Nez was recruited with 28 other Native Americans...
  • Over 1,000 turn out for unclaimed veteran's funeral

    11/17/2015 3:04:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Mary Milz
    INDIANAPOLIS - Over 1,000 well-wishers have turned out for the funeral of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who died with no family to plan his final arrangements. There was an overflow crowd at the Lawrence United Methodist Church Tuesday morning for the funeral of Billy Aldridge. He died last month at the age of 80 at a local nursing home. When WTHR shared Mr. Aldridge's story on our Facebook page, the response was overwhelming, with thousands of Facebook fans sharing the post and commenting. Legacy Funeral Home asked the public to help give him a dignified funeral. Turnout is...
  • A Veteran's Day Tribute from a VA Nurse

    11/10/2015 3:00:20 AM PST · by Portcall24 · 4 replies
    allnurses ^ | 11 Nov 14 | dantheman0904, ADN, RN
    I have worked for the VA for quite a number of years, and I have taken care of countless veterans into their finals hours and then some. I was always touched by the post mortem procedures that the VA had in place. Upon the pronouncement of death and after the family has had ample time to say goodbye, the nursing staff is to prepare the body for transport to the morgue. After preparation, the body is transferred to the morgue's gurney, the lid is placed on top. A black canvas backed shroud cover is arranged over the lid, and an...
  • Col Paul D Bunker, USA, DSM

    11/03/2015 4:24:56 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Paul Delmont Bunker (May 7, 1881 – March 16, 1943) was an American football player and soldier. Bunker attended the U.S. Military Academy and became the first football player at West Point to be selected as a first-team All-American by Walter Camp. Bunker was chosen as an All-American at the tackle position in 1901 and repeated as an All-American in 1902, but as a halfback. He served in the U.S. Army for 40 years and was in command of the coastal artillery forces in the Battle of Corregidor. On the fall of Corregidor, Bunker became a prisoner of war. He...
  • American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell, Part 2

    11/03/2015 4:16:32 PM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Prologue ^ | Winter 2003, Vol. 35, No. 4 | Lee A. Gladwin
    Winter 2003, Vol. 35, No. 4 American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell, Part 2 By Lee A. Gladwin Brazil Maru The Brazil Maru passes through the Panama Canal on March 26, 1940. Nearly five years later, it carried Allied POWs. (185-CZ-Vol. 51-Brazil Maru) The Brazil Maru and the Enoura Maru: Finishing the Journey into Hell On December 27, the prisoners at San Fernando boarded the Brazil Maru and Enoura Maru and sailed for Takao, Formosa, part of the TAMA #36 convoy, bound for the POW camps near Moji, Japan. Landing craft ferried them from the pier...
  • American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell

    11/03/2015 4:14:21 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Prologue ^ | Winter 2003 | Lee A. Gladwin
    Winter 2003, Vol. 35, No. 4 American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell By Lee A. Gladwin Oryoku Maru The Oryoku Maru under attack at Olongapo, Luzon, December 14–15, 1944. (Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, RG 38) John M. Jacobs had been in Manila when the Japanese captured the Philippines in the early stages of World War II, and now, in 1944, he was a prisoner of war, or POW, in the Bilibid Prison in Manila. There, he and other American and Allied POWs were often forced to do heavy labor. With...
  • Col Maurice Francis Daly USMA Class of 1927 and the All Time-All America team of manhood

    11/03/2015 4:10:49 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    1927 Class Cullum No. 8056 • Jan 21, 1945 • Died in POW ship This obituary is written with the consoling feeling that hundreds of contemporary West Pointers, who, knew Moe Daly, will sympathize with the difficulty of placing his lovable and striking characteristics in cold print. Maurice Francis Daly was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 20, 1901. That his Irish immigrant parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Daly of West Hartford, Connecticut, knew how to rear children, is borne out by the facts that our “Moe" graduated from Connecticut Agricultural College before entering West Point; his sister, Katherine (Mrs....
  • MIA update

    10/23/2015 1:39:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced burial dates for four Korean War soldiers whose remains had previously been identified and returned to their families. To be buried with full military honors are: Army Cpl. Grant H. Ewing, 28, was buried Oct. 19 in his hometown of Fort Lupton, Colorado. Ewing was assigned to Battery C, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, which was deployed north and east of the town of Kunu-ri, North Korea. It would be later learned he was captured by Chinese forces, but died in a POW camp in February 1951. Army Cpl....
  • Henry Henley Chapman, USMA Class of 1917, Military Family dating back to the Revolution.

    10/22/2015 12:26:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Henry Henley Chapman No. 5733, Class of April 20, 1917. Killed in action September 29, 1918, at Cambria, France, aged 24 years. Captain Henry Henley Chapman, of the class of 1917, U. S. M. A., was killed in action, in France, September 29th,. 1918. He fell on the field of honor while leading his men over the top in the first wave of the great attack of the Thirtieth Division that broke the Hindenberg line at Bellicourt, about four miles north of St. Quentin, and where the St. Quentin Canal enters the tunnel. The 30th was operating with the 4th...
  • Emory Jenison Pike, USMA Class of 1901, MOH

    10/22/2015 10:07:51 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Emory Jenison Pike No. 4066. Class of 1901 Died of wounds near Vandieres, France, September 16, 1918, aged 41 years. Emory Jenison Pike was born in Iowa, December 17, 1876, and appointed from that state to the Military Academy in 1897, graduating with his class in February, 1901. His first service was in the 2d Cavalry, which he joined at Matanzas, Cuba, returning with it to the United States in December, 1901. After two years at Fort Myer, he sailed with his regiment via Suez for a tour of Philippine service. His next station was Fort Assinniboine, Montana. Promotion to...
  • American War Heroes Return Home 7 Decades Later

    09/27/2015 2:37:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 | Alexander Mallin
    Clay Bonnyman Evans knew all there was to know about his grandfather though the two had never met until that moment under several feet of crushed coral rock on a remote island in the Pacific. Evans was polite when requesting the anthropology brush he would use to sweep some of the dust from his grandfathers remains when they were found in May on the Tawara Atoll. My whole life I grew up with that medal on the wall and the citation, Evans said, holding back tears. Hes always been my hero.
  • Army picks new vehicle to replace the Humvee

    08/27/2015 9:38:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    (CNN)The Army this week selected the company to build its much-anticipated new vehicle to replace the Humvee -- a multibillion dollar contract. Oshkosh Corporation, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, won the $6.7 billion contract to produce the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which will also be used by the Marine Corps. The initial order will be for 17,000 vehicles, with production set to begin next year. The Army expects to have its first JLTV unit ready to go in fiscal year 2018, according to a release from the Army. Oshkosh beat out two competitors for the final contract: defense giant Lockheed...
  • Why has 'First Team' website been suspended?

    08/13/2015 5:40:54 PM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    First team ^ | August 12, 2015
    Does anybody know why this website has been suspended?: The First team website was the largest source of detailed information about the 1st Cav Division. Larger by far than the division association site. The question is why was it suspended? Too politicaly incorrect?
  • Camp Liberty seeks to create safe haven for veterans with mental and physical disabilities

    07/29/2015 3:10:35 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies ^ | July 29, 2015 | Olivia Dimmer
    NORVELL TWP, MI -- Rick Briggs has always been involved in charity work to help veterans, but when his son came back from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder, he knew more needed to be done for veterans. "A lot of guys put a gun in their mouth because they don't have hope, they don't have a purpose," Briggs said. "They need both hope and purpose to move forward." So, Briggs partnered with other volunteers to bring a shared dream to life. The 137-acre campsite of Camp Liberty, once finished, will feature a welcome center able to house a large family...
  • 34,000 Vets Lost Healthcare Eligibility

    07/27/2015 5:17:02 PM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 14 replies
    Military.Com ^ | July 27,2015
    Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA enrollment center in Atlanta, says 34,000 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan lost their eligibility for healthcare after the VA sat on their applications until they expired.
  • Filibuster of Veterans Bills

    06/14/2015 9:12:35 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 11 replies
    Vanity | June 14, 2015 | Self
    I am having an argument with a Lib, his stance is that the Repubs have filibustered all veterans bills in the senate, when I look at the congressional record, it seems the bill never got out of committee. However, there are a mountain of websites claiming the repubs are filibustering vets, for example: Some of the bills that they filibustered - bills that would have helped American people in this difficult economy: H.R. 12 - Paycheck Fairness Act H.R. 448 -- Elder Abuse Victims Act H.R. 466 - Wounded Veteran Job Security Act H.R. 515 - Radioactive Import Deterrence Act...
  • DFAS Backlog for new retirees?

    06/04/2015 10:08:03 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 10 replies
    Vanity | June 5, 2015 | Self
    One of my buds a retired USAR officer turned 60 in April 2015, he had completed all the paperwork to start his pay last year. However on 1 May he got a notice from DFAS there was a 30-60 backlog. He finally got his first check (deposit) today. Anyone know about this? I could not find an article on it.
  • What do you think about the movie "The Last Castle"

    05/27/2015 2:35:02 AM PDT · by Krosan · 29 replies
    Barring the obvious disbelief about a three star general being sent to jail for a bad command decision during an operation.
  • A Memorial Day Tribute in Honor of 1st Lt. Nathan Krissoff, USMC - KIA 12/09/06 Anbar province, Iraq

    05/24/2015 2:14:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Concert for Valor ^ | November 19, 1014 | Steven Spielberg & CDR Bill Krissoff, USN
    This video is a moving tribute to honor an outstanding young Marine Officer by his father, Dr. Bill Kristoff. At the age of 61, Dr. Bill Kristoff of Truckee, CA joined the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in order to honor the memory of his oldest son by serving as a surgeon in Afghanistan to treat wounded Marines. While doing some further research on this amazing family, I found this: The outdoor activities were a joy shared by Nathan, his father, and his younger brother, Austin, 24, who joined the Marines shortly before Nathan died.The family kept word of Nathan's death...
  • JERRY YELLIN--He flew the last combat mission in WWII {video}

    05/22/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    DavidsHub ^ | unknown | Jerry Yellin
    They simply don't make 'em like this any more. Take five minutes to watch this video interview -- and listen carefully to what he says and how he says it. I promise you, you won't regret a second of it. Ask yourself, how many of the few surviving WWII veterans kept themselves and their uniform in such good condition for over 70 years and can still proudly wear it? Notice his superb delivery, no teleprompter, no script -- just a 91-year-old fighter pilot representing the greatest generation at home and abroad who won WWII. He has some surprises and a...
  • Captain Sir Ernest Beachcroft Beckwith Towse and the Day Queen Victoria Wept

    05/12/2015 5:29:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    GENI ^ | March 7, 2015 | Ralph Celt Christie
    Ernest Beachcroft Beckwith Towse, Sir Ernest Beachcroft Beckwith Towse, Sir Birthdate: April 23, 1864 Birthplace: London, United Kingdom Death: Died June 21, 1948 in West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Immediate Family: Husband of Gertrude Towse Brother of Beatrice J B Towse Gertrude Towse wife Beatrice J B Towse sister About Ernest Beachcroft Beckwith Towse, Sir Towse, Sir (Ernest) Beachcroft Beckwith (18641948), army officer and campaigner for the welfare of blind people, was born at Regent's Park, London, on 23 April 1864, the elder of the two sons of Robert Beckwith Towse, solicitor, and his Irish wife, Julia Ann...
  • A Brief Sketch of the Life and Death of Lt. Simeon W. Cummings

    05/12/2015 3:31:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    A Brief Sketch of the Life and Death of Lt. Simeon W. Cummings By Peter Holman The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved The Confederate raider CSS Alabama put in at Saldanha Bay in the Cape Colony (Western Cape in present day South Africa), 160 sea miles northwest of Cape Town on July 29th 1863. Captain Rafael Semmes vessel was desperately in need of repairs and he seized the opportunity to recaulk and paint the Alabama. Small parties of men and officers also made good use of the time to go ashore to hunt birds and...
  • Need info on my Dad's DFC citation

    05/07/2015 4:36:00 PM PDT · by clintonh8r · 18 replies
    My Dad was awarded the DFC in World War 2. He was an Army Air Corps pilot, flying C-47s in CBI, North Africa and Italy. I need assistance in getting a copy of the award citation. I am having his medals framed to present to my nephew and I'd like to be able to tell him what his Pop-pop did to earn the award. Can someone tell me whom to contact, presumably in the DoD? Many thanks.
  • Silver Star Service Banner Day-May 1st

    04/30/2015 4:09:50 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 3 replies
    Congress.Gov ^ | 2015 | Steve Newton
    May 1st is Silver Star Service Banner Day: A day to remember our wounded, ill and injured Armed Force members from all wars. The United States House has made the day permanent while the Senate passes a continuing resolution every year. Take a moment on May 1st to remember the sacrifices made for our Nation.
  • hostage rescue attept ceremony Saturday at noon, Arlington

    04/23/2015 5:49:30 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies
    Hostage Rescue Attempt ^ | 04/23/15 | RaceBannon
    For those in the DC area, there is the annual ceremony for the rescue attempt fallen this Saturday at noon time in Arlington National Cemetery head to the tomb of the unknown soldier, it is right in front of the rotunda
  • Ceremony sees 40th receive new senior enlisted leader Sword of responsibility handed over

    04/15/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA When it comes to Army noncommissioned officers, they like their ceremonies short and simple with the right touch of traditions. So it was on Tuesday, when two command sergeants majors John Reinburg and Christopher Schultingkemper stood on Brown Parade Field, with soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion before them, watching as the units senior NCO position changed. Reinburg has deployed 10 times during his career, which will now continue with his reassignment to the Army Central Command at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
  • OPERATION HOMECOMING - 12 February - 4 April 1973

    04/07/2015 6:36:33 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 4 replies
    OPERATION HOMECOMING12 February 4 April 1973 Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their C-141A aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. 12, 1973, during Operation Homecoming. The mission included 54 C-141 flights between 12 February and 4 April 1973, returning 591 POWs to American soil.
  • Sculptor Captures Son's Spirit to Salute the Marine Corps

    03/20/2015 6:44:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/20/2015 | Matt Burke
    With every stroke of sculptor John Phelps steady hand, the clay began to take shape. First, there was a skeleton that soon began to look more and more like one Marine in uniform; then there were three. Before long, their faces twisted and contorted to depict the horrors of combat. The nonprofit veteran service organization Hope for the Warriors commissioned Phelps to immortalize the now-iconic Hell House photo taken by Lucian Read during the battle for Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. The photo depicted two Marine lance corporals carrying a bloodied 1st Sgt. Bradley Kasal out of a house following a...
  • M-1 Garand Question

    03/13/2015 1:53:45 PM PDT · by elder5 · 75 replies
    My Father in law passed away and left me his M-1. I'm ex-army (M-16 days) and other than the time I spent in the military I haven't had too many weapons in my hands. The weapon is in great shape except for a small amount of rust in front of the rear site. My question is how to remove the rust without damaging the weapon. Thanks.
  • Its existence kept secret throughout the war, the US naval base at Ulithi.

    03/11/2015 12:56:36 PM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies ^ | Wed May 07, 2014 | BY GEORGE SPANGLER
    In March 1945, 15 battleships, 29 carriers, 23 cruisers, 106 destroyers, and a train of oilers and supply ships sailed from "a Pacific base." What was this base? The mightiest force of naval Power ever assembled must have required a tremendous supporting establishment. Ulithi, the biggest and most active naval base in the world was indeed tremendous but it was unknown. Few civilians had heard of it at all. By the time security released the name, the remarkable base of Ulithi was a ghost. The war had moved on to the Japanese homeland, and the press was not printing ancient...
  • V.A. Crisis Call Center Documentary Wins Oscar

    02/23/2015 9:29:13 PM PST · by RonPaulLives · 2 replies ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | Breitbart
    The HBO documentary Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 picked up the Oscar for Best Short-Subject Documentary at Sunday nights 87th annual Academy Awards. The 40-minute film follows staffers at the Department of Veterans Affairs 24-hour call center as they speak with veterans experiencing emotional crises.
  • William H. Wilbur, Jr. USMA 1949

    02/17/2015 3:23:30 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    William H. Wilbur, Jr. 1949 1949 Class Crest Cullum No. 17220 Sep 06, 1950 Died in Korea Lieutenant William H. Wilbur, Jr.. was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 25, 1926, the son of Brigadier General William Hale Wilbur. (Class of 1912, USMA) and Laura Schieffelin Wilbur. He was mortally wounded in action near Tabudong, Korea, on September 6, 1950. Bill lived a short life, a life with a tragic ending, but one with more meaning and purpose than many of us will lead though we live many years. Military ancestry was in his blood. To know him...
  • Support Naming Future I-10 Bridge In Memory Of Fallen Paratrooper

    02/16/2015 10:14:01 PM PST · by CanOpener · 10 replies
    Local and national support for naming the future I-10 bridge in Mobile Alabama in memory of a fallen paratrooper... Corporal Chris Mason (KIA 28 November 2006 Iraq)... continues to grow. The Facebook page that was setup, for people to like and show support has over 6,000 people listed and growing each day. Most are people from Lower Alabama, where the bridge will be constructed. But still there is a great deal of resistance from the "good ole boy network". Chris will need your help. Corporal Chris Mason once said.... Being in the military is about putting your life on the...
  • Tattoos, prescription drugs, obesity hinder Army Reserves recruitment effort

    02/16/2015 8:19:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    The majority of potential Army reservists are either hooked on prescription drugs, have too many tattoos, are overweight or have mental conditions that prohibit them from joining the military, recruiters say. Seven out of 10 applicants who return to their civilian lives after training, but can be called into active service at any time fail to meet Army Reserve standards for on mental, physical and other grounds, said Capt. Eric Connor, U.S. Army Reserve Command spokesman. The problem affects the broader service as well. According to Army Recruiting Command statistics compiled last year, 71 percent of young people...
  • World War II airman's remains coming home to Iowa (SSgt Marvin Steinford)

    01/29/2015 1:55:12 PM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    World War II airman's remains coming home to Iowa The remains of an Iowa serviceman are coming home, 66 years after he disappeared when his bomber was hit by German gunfire over Hungary. Staff Sgt. Marvin "Steiney" Steinford of Keystone was 22 when he bailed out of the damaged B-17 "Flying Fortress" on March 24, 1945, the military said Wednesday. A memorial service has been set for 2 p.m. June 21 at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids, to be followed by graveside services at Cedar Memorial Cemetery, also in Cedar Rapids. Steinford's bomber was headed for Berlin when it...
  • Major General Laurence B. Keiser 1917

    01/25/2015 1:04:14 PM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies
    West Point Aog ^ | After 1969
    Laurence B. Keiser 1917 Cullum No. 5719 Oct 20, 1969 Died in San Francisco, California Interred in West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY I have never known an officer who more deserved recognition as a "soldiers soldier than Laurence Bolton Keiser. He was a man who embodied in the highest degree the cherished traditions of his Alma Matermilitary bearing and dignity, forthright moral courage, tactical brilliance and dynamic leadership and, most of all, an understanding and loyalty for those who served under him. Dutch knew soldiers, and he had the attribute of inspiring them by simple affection and...
  • Serve, Protect, Defend: Former Army MP, CID Agent Awarded For Heroics

    01/25/2015 12:47:46 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Army.Mil ^ | March 26, 2014 | Colby T Hauser
    Serve, Protect, Defend: Former Army MP, CID Agent Awarded For Heroics March 26, 2014 By Mr. Colby T Hauser (USACIDC) Related Links U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command During a formal ceremony yesterday in the office of the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, a former U.S. Army Military Policeman and CID Special Agent was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions during the Korean War. Sgt. 1st Class Robert "Cowboy Bob" Keiser, who passed away in December 2009, was awarded the Army's second highest award for valor for saving the lives of "hundreds of Soldiers"...
  • Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company

    01/05/2015 7:32:10 AM PST · by TigerTale · 4 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | 01-02-15 | Jason Auld
    In August of 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait triggering a quick response from the United States. Ground troops and aircraft were rapidly deployed to protect the country of Saudi Arabia. The first boots on the ground were from the historic 82nd Airborne Division- America's Guard of Honor. Now, almost 25 years later there are very few accounts of what it was like for the soldiers on the ground. The photo book "Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company" will tell the story of B Co 313th Military Intelligence Battalion in their own words and photos.

    11/26/2014 3:34:30 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 3 replies
    A&E ^ | 11/11/2013 | Herb Heilbrun and John Leahr
    A Heart warming story you may have seen before, but it's well worth seeing again.
  • My Grandfather

    11/11/2014 7:13:01 PM PST · by uscga77 · 15 replies
    Today was originally, Armistice Day, the end of World War I. Here's to my Grandfather, Edward Smith who served in a machine gun company in the Meuse-Argonne Forest and St Miheil battles. He saw more than any person should ever see and said very little about it to his wife or his son, my dad. It's said he suffered the ill effects of mustard gas. He did enjoy his time after the war in the Army of Occupation. Here's to grandpa, one of those Yanks who helped turn the tide of that awful war and bring it to an end.
  • Free meal o'charleys leads to reunion

    11/11/2014 2:10:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 10 replies
    self | racebannon
    Free meals at ocharleys Just met Marine, first time since 1980 use Okinawa, hostage rescue attempt time Way cool Name Brian Dancey
  • 2014 Medal of Honor Recipient

    11/10/2014 7:44:13 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    This isn't the full list, it is the remaining three that WSJ had covered in this past year. 1 - USMC Lance Coporal William Kyle Carpenter of Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, earned his medal for serving in the line of fire in Helmand Province on November 21, 2010. He was a member of a platoon-sized coalition force, comprised of two reinforced Marine rifle squads partnered with an Afghan National Army squad. 2 - USA Staff Sergeant Ryan M Pitts Company C, 2d Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment earned his Medal of Honor for serving in the line of fire...
  • Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies

    11/03/2014 9:53:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 74 replies
    wsj ^ | 10/2014 | Frank Jardim
    Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies starring Brad Pitt, no I'm not a fan of his, but did enjoyed the movie. The authenticity of the tanks was the real thing, Sherman's and the German Tiger I. Pitt's character is a bit reminiscent of the role he played as a soldier in Inglorious Basterds, which also took place during WWII. He takes his five-man crew behind enemy lines, where they are outnumbered and outgunned. FURY is the first war film to feature a real life German Tiger I tank which actually came out of a museum collection. Tigers were the...
  • 2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

    10/26/2014 1:33:41 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 15 replies
    The Military Wallet ^ | October 25, 2014 | Ryan Guina
    Veterans Day is soon approaching and there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks
  • Why I Hate Cops

    10/24/2014 8:15:52 AM PDT · by old school · 146 replies
    Breach Bang Clear ^ | 21 October, 2014 | Nathan "Mad Duo Nate"
    "Why I hate cops- they roll heavier than we did outside the wire downrange, they use helicopters and machine guns and militarized stuff and drive tanks into crowds..."
  • Disappointing reports(vanity)

    10/19/2014 3:52:10 PM PDT · by Baynative · 19 replies
    Charity Navigator ^ | 10/1914 | Baynative
    I was looking about on the web for information on fundraising groups and came across this site that focuses on groups aiding military veterans.
  • Jonah Goldberg: No military dog left behind

    09/01/2014 9:56:41 PM PDT · by EC1 · 15 replies
    I'm sharing this here because there isn't a single grunt who doesn't appreciate these loyal, faithful friends and guardians. I also know there are some reasonably high ranked grunts here, and a heck of a lot still hooked into the system who can spread the word. This is truly a vile act. They are not disposable sensor packages with teeth. They are friends. Colleagues. I don't even like dogs much, but having 90 lbs of warm fur and teeth watching over you is immensely reassuring.
  • In Memory of Lawrence (Larry) N. Guarino, Col, USAF (Ret)

    ... Larry received his wings and commission in the U.S Air Force in 1943. During WWII, he saw service in North Africa, Italy and China. He was recalled again for the Korean War. He was later assigned to the Philippines, Japan, and Okinawa. Major Guarino was flying combat missions in Southeast Asia in early 1965 when he was shot down and forced to eject over North Vietnam. He was captured and taken as prisoner of war, spending the next 2,801 days in captivity. Colonel Guarino was released on February 12, 1973. He was awarded the nation's second highest award, the...
  • Eielsons Lady of the Lake had role in Cold War

    08/17/2014 9:35:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | By Sam Friedman
    FAIRBANKS A recent survey of Eielson Air Force Bases Lady of the Lake confirmed that the aircraft had a noteworthy history in the air before it was abandoned to its gravel pit lake grave. Work by about a dozen divers from Eielson and Fort Wainwright confirmed earlier this month that when she was airworthy, the Lady of the Lake was the specific aircraft that detected evidence of Soviet atomic testing in 1949, the first aircraft to do this. Most residents and visitors to Eielson Air Force Base know the Lady of the Lake as a specter of a plane....
  • Help! Looking for a past article

    08/15/2014 3:51:07 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 11 replies
    I am looking for an article posted within the last 36 hours about a time traveler talking to a man about the future of his 2 grandchildren. Wanted to share it with others but forgot to bookmark it.