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  • Man Who Opened Fire on SC Police Identified as 74-Year-Old Vietnam Veteran

    10/04/2018 10:28:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/4/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Police identified the man who opened fire on officers in Florence, South Carolina, Wednesday as 74-year-old Fred Hopkins, a Vietnam veteran and former attorney. Breitbart News reported that one officer was killed and six others injured when Hopkins opened fire. ABC 7 identified the deceased officer as 52-year-old Terrence Carraway, a 30-year veteran of the Florence Police Department. Authorities said the gunman, Fred Hopkins, is a Vietnam veteran who opened fire as officers came to the house to serve a search warrant. The warrant did not pertain to Hopkins; rather, it centered on “an accusation that a 27-year-old person at...
  • McCain and the POW Cover-Up (Flashback to 2010)

    08/30/2018 4:24:46 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies
    https://www.theamericanconservative.com ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence...
  • Hawaiian Dad Hopes to Keep a Promise to His Late Daughter by Fighting State's Gun Laws Up to SCOTUS

    08/09/2018 6:04:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Independent Review Journal ^ | 8 August,2018 | Sydney Monduy
    During a conversation with his late daughter, Vietnam War veteran George Young explained the importance of the Second Amendment.However, his daughter, Tim, was shocked to find out that her father could not carry a handgun in the state of Hawaii.“I made the promise that they cannot take your Second Amendment away,” Young said in an interview with Reuters. “So to prove it to her, that's when I started.”After his daughter died in a car crash in 2004, Young decided to keep his promise and began a journey to fight the state's gun laws that may end at the Supreme Court.At...
  • Marine Gets Unexpected Call from Trump, Will Receive Medal of Honor 50 Years After Heroic Battle

    07/21/2018 1:39:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 69 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 20, 2018 | Allison Kofol
    Fifty years after the Battle of Hue, one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, a Marine is being recognized for his brave actions. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley received a phone call from President Donald Trump earlier this month in his home in Oxnard, California. Trump told Canley that he was receiving the Medal of Honor for his work in early 1968. The White House will be making an official announcement once the date for presenting the award is confirmed. Canley has previously received the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his heroism. In...
  • Ernest Medina, Army Captain Acquitted in My Lai Massacre, Dies at 81

    05/14/2018 11:06:37 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 14 May 2018 | Richard Goldstein
    Ernest L. Medina, the Army captain who was accused of overall responsibility for the March 1968 mass killings of unarmed South Vietnamese men, women and children by troops he commanded in what became known as the My Lai massacre, but was acquitted at a court-martial, died on Tuesday in Peshtigo, Wis. He was 81.
  • John 'Songbird' McCain: I tried to commit suicide during captivity in the Vietman War

    05/11/2018 7:19:03 AM PDT · by ethom · 79 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 20 hours ago
    McCain: I tried suicide in captivity During a interview with CNN's Larry King, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he is ashamed that he tried to commit suicide while in captivity during the Vietnam War.
  • How the 2004 John Kerry Swiftboat Commercial Was Created by Brian Craig of Steve Kane Radio Show

    01/25/2018 2:14:18 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 25, 2018 | Brian Craig
    VIDEO. [Brian Craig, co-host of the Steve Kane Radio Show (WWNN 1470 AM Radio), describes starting at about the 18:30 mark how he was the one who originally CREATED the TV commercial many credited for defeating John F. Kerry in 2004...The SwiftVets commercial. Many others have taken credit for creating that commercial but the HISTORICAL TRUTH is that Brian Craig was the creator as he explains here.]
  • DEVELOPING: New Study Shows Parasite Killing Vietnam Veterans

    11/22/2017 5:43:44 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 92 replies
    alboenews.net ^ | November 21, 2017
    A new study by the VA is showing that a parasite from the jungles of Vietnam may be slowly killing Vietnam War veterans. The study was conducted using blood samples of the veterans. The VA issued a study this spring to look at the connection between liver flukes that were ingested through undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer.
  • VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

    11/22/2017 8:59:27 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-22-2017
    Veterans returned to the U.S. after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam a half century ago, but hundreds of them may be dying from a silent bullet — a slow-killing parasite living in the men decades after the war, a new study revealed. Liver flukes, parasites that infect a human when raw or undercooked fish is eaten, are being investigated as the cause of a rare bile duct cancer among veterans who served in the Vietnam War. It could take years for symptoms to show up, but when they do, the host is left with tremendous pain and given just...
  • 47 Years Ago, A Wounded Medic Pulled Soldiers From Danger, Today Trump Gives Him Medal Of Honor

    10/25/2017 2:10:36 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 23-Oct-2017 | Jack Davis
    President Donald Trump is scheduled to present the Medal of Honor on Monday to a former Green Beret who saved the lives of his fellow soldiers during a Vietnam War mission that the U.S. military at one time never acknowledged. Gary M. Rose, 69, of Huntsville, Alabama, will be recognized for risking his life while serving as a medic during a firefight in Laos in September 1970. Because Laos was a neutral country at the time, the mission in which Rose was involved was never officially on the books. “This medal and the presidential citation, it honors what the (Vietnam-era...
  • McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking ‘bone spur’ deferments in Vietnam

    10/23/2017 1:32:05 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 107 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 10/23/2017 | Aaron Blake
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  • Trump awards Medal of Honor to Special Forces medic who braved Vietnam gunfire

    10/23/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 23, 2017 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Officially, retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose was never in Laos at the height of the Vietnam War. Rose, now 69, served as a medic in the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group, an elite division of the Special Forces. It was so secret that, for more than four decades, he never spoke about it to anyone – not even the people he served with. Those that served with him, however, never forgot the bravery he showed during a four-day mission, called “Operation Tailwind,” in the landlocked country in September 1970. Rose, then a sergeant, ran through a hail...
  • Trump to award medal of honor to Vietnam veteran

    09/20/2017 5:18:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 20, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Ret. Army Capt. Gary M. Rose, a Vietnam War veteran, for risking his life as a medic to provide emergency treatment to his fellow troops. Rose, who lives in Huntsville, Ala., is expected to receive the nation's highest military honor on Oct. 23, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday. Rose was awarded the nation’s second highest medal for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, in 1971. Members of the military and Congress have lobbied for years for him to receive the Medal of Honor, according to Stars and Stripes...
  • Deputies confiscate a CNY veteran's guns. They were wrong. What happened?

    07/31/2017 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | July 31, 2017 | By Elizabeth Doran edoran@syracuse.com,
    Don Hall was sitting in his living room watching TV with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. earlier this year when he was startled by flashing police car lights in his driveway. Hall met the Oneida County sheriff's deputies in the driveway, worried that they were bringing bad news about a family member. Instead, the deputies produced an official document demanding that Hall, a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran who is a retired pipefitter, turn over his guns to them on the spot. On the document Hall said he was described as "mentally defective." When Hall told police he'd never had any mental...
  • President Trump to award his first Medal of Honor

    06/13/2017 12:22:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WTKR-TV ^ | June 13, 2017 | CNN
    President Donald Trump will award his first Medal of Honor as president to James McCloughan of the US Army for “conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War.” In a ceremony planned for July 31, McCloughan will receive the honor for actions he took over the course of 48 hours in close-combat fighting against enemy forces in Vietnam in 1969. McCloughan, who was 23 at the time, was serving as a private first class combat medic after being drafted. He voluntarily risked his life on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and disoriented comrades. He suffered wounds from shrapnel and small arms...
  • 50 Years ago today

    05/13/2017 3:21:41 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 117 replies
    Self | today | Self
    On May 13th, 1967, I was shot through my upper right thigh, shattering my femur and almost severing my leg. I celebrate this day every year because it was the day I almost died but through God’s grace, I have lived this half century more. I was a twenty-one year old Lance Corporal (E-3) in the Marines serving as an Artillery Scout (an enlisted Forward Observer) with Golf Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2/1) about 16 kilometers Southwest of Danang, Vietnam. Our company was on a local sweep a little north of Hill 55, following the edge of the Song...
  • Leo Thorsness, Decorated Veteran Held Captive With McCain, Dies at 85

    05/03/2017 6:06:52 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | 3 May 2017 | By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
    Col. Leo K. Thorsness, one of the most highly decorated American airmen of the Vietnam War and a belated recipient of the Medal of Honor for his heroism on a mission that took place 11 days before he was shot down and taken prisoner, died Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla. Colonel Thorsness, who had been brutalized during his six years of captivity at the notorious North Vietnamese prison known as the Hanoi Hilton, where he was a cellmate of John McCain’s, was 85. His death was announced by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which said he had been treated for...
  • President Trump Signs Vietnam War Veterans Day Act; Honor Nam Vets By Flying Flag

    03/29/2017 9:39:36 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/17 | Taylor
    President Trump signed in to law on Tuesday an act of Congress that honors Vietnam veterans with their own day of recognition, according to a White House statement. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and calls for the U.S. flag to be flown that day to honor those who served in Vietnam. The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). The bill passed the Senate last month and cleared the House last week. The Three Soldiers Statue, part of the Vietnam Veterans...
  • LTG Hal Moore passed away

    02/11/2017 4:36:35 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 31 replies
    Army WTF Moments ^ | February 11, 2017 | unknown
    LTG Hal Moore has passed away last night at age 94. He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized as a Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) during the week-long Battle of Ia Drang.
  • 'We Were Soldiers' hero passes; the celebrated life story of a soldier, a leader, a father

    02/11/2017 1:00:52 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 84 replies
    oanow.com ^ | February 11, 2017 | Troy Turner
    Two weeks ago, a senior commander with the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division, serving in battle-hardened Afghanistan, sent a letter to Auburn, Alabama. It was addressed to a national hero. “You are a true legend…and continue to inspire the troops of today, all across the globe,” he wrote. “We hold one of your edicts close to our hearts – ‘No second-place trophies.’ The winning spirit is alive and well.” A few months earlier, movie stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn made a special trip to Auburn for the sole purpose of seeing this same hero. He and Gibson had met...