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  • DC Chapter of Free Republic Needs Your Help at Walter Reed, Friday, March 18, 2011

    03/10/2011 5:41:28 AM PST · by kburi · 10 replies
    March 10, 2011 | Kburi
    WHY? Because March 18-20–Friday through Sunday–will be protest days in Washington D.C. These anti-war, anti-soldier, anti-American protesters are organized by the ANSWER Coalition, Veterans for Peace, World Can’t Wait, and other groups such as Code Pink and Iraq Veterans Against the War. March 19 is the 8th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war, known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. On Friday, March 18, from 7 to 9pm, a group known as Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will join the moonbats down the street and hold what they call a “Walter Reed Vigil”. The DC Chapter of Free...
  • A Quiet, But Good Night at Walter Reed. Week 307, March 4, 2011

    03/05/2011 12:58:43 PM PST · by kburi · 13 replies
    March 5, 2011 | Kburi
    ….A pleasant mild night at last, with a good amount of foot traffic coming and going from Walter Reed. That’s good because it gives us a chance to talk with the solders. One wounded warrior spent more than a few minutes with us and it was a worthwhile visit. Aaron, a USAF Staff Sergeant, 6th SF, with multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, survived 8 IEDs. He said the last two were the reason he is at Walter Reed in the Special Care Unit. BufordP, a USAF veteran, came across the street to talk with Aaron. We, as a...
  • “Thank You For Your Support”, Week 306, February 25, 2011 , Walter Reed,

    02/27/2011 2:34:54 PM PST · by kburi · 7 replies
    February 27, 2011 | Kburi
    ….Came a loudspeaker-sounding voice from the large ambulance as it turned the corner into WRAMC, after roaring down Georgia Ave with its sirens wailing. When ambulances arrive, often carrying wounded warriors direct from Germany, we normally stand quietly with our signs pointed towards the ambulance. Hearing acknowledgement of our presence was unexpected and gave us pause. Our reason for being here every Friday is to show support for the soldiers and their families. “Thank You For Your Support” came from the ambulance as it turned Into Walter Reed Lurker Bill’s comment two weeks ago, that we only had 6...
  • 4th Anniversary - When The Bus Stopped Here! Week 305, February 18, 2011 , Walter Reed

    02/23/2011 9:40:18 AM PST · by kburi · 14 replies
    February 23, 2011 | Kburi
    This Friday is the four year anniversary of Week 96 – The Bus Stops here. That night, the bus returning from the Aleethia Foundation’s Friday night dinner unexpectedly stopped before entering Walter Reed, and invited us onto the bus! Our practice is to stay at the front gates from 6:30 to whenever the bus returns. Often after 9pm. While we wave and cheer and they wave back, we had never been face to face with them. Until that memorable night, four years ago! Following is an excerpt from Week 96’s After Action Report, The Bus Stops Here, written four...
  • > CPAC Visitors Join the DC Chapter of Free Republic at Walter Reed, Week 304, February 11, 2011

    02/15/2011 9:47:39 AM PST · by kburi · 18 replies
    February 15, 2011 | Kburi
    Mr Trooprally submitted the following After Action Report. CPAC invaded our Support the Troops Rally at Walter Reed this night. They represented several east coast states. And they all came well dressed for the chilly temps. We enjoyed the “warm” temps, upper 30s and no wind, except when large trucks and buses came zipping past our positions. Visitors tonight were FReeper SeektheTruth, James (FL), Ross of Anystreet.org, (N.C.), Chris of Modern Conservative.com, (N.Y.) and Frances, Liberatchik.com, (GA.). Frances, whose art is displayed in Atlanta galleries, prepared a special red, white and blue sign with the words “ThankYou” on it...
  • Not Just Another Midwinter Friday Freep at Walter Reed, Week 303, February 4, 2011

    02/05/2011 7:09:18 AM PST · by kburi · 19 replies
    February 5, 2011 | Kburi
    Tonight was a rather mild night which was the likely reason that the front gates were so active. Cars and soldiers were going into and out of Walter Reed all night. At times the honks and waves were continuous. Lurker Bill’s music, mostly patriotic, but tempered occasionally with some Benny Goodman big band and a little jazz, brought a little sunlight to our portion of Georgia Ave. One dinner bus tonight filled with soldiers, returned a little before 9pm. Announcement:All of you who are coming to DC to attend CPAC, please make plans to visit us on Friday night....
  • A Little Snow Doesn’t Slow The DC Chapter of Free Republic in Week 302, January 28, 2011

    02/03/2011 6:10:31 AM PST · by kburi · 18 replies
    2/3/11 | Kburi
    A quiet night punctuated by honks and waves. The cold kept foot traffic down, but VictoryNY kept the volume up. Two buses filled with troops and families waving at us, returned from dinner at a downtown restaurant. Tonight they returned together. Most often they arrive at different times. Lurker Bill figures there are only six weeks of potential bad weather left for us to confront. We will start checking them off beginning the 4th of February. Big John who has been in and out of hospitals over the past year dropped by to stand for awhile. Earlier he had dropped...
  • DC Chapter’s Four Corner Offense started 5 years ago on January 20, 2006! Week 301,January 21, 2011

    01/25/2011 8:25:20 AM PST · by kburi · 30 replies
    1/25/11 | Kburi
    January 21, 2011 Notes Tonight, January 21, 2011 was bitterly cold due mainly to the wind. Cold weather gear was the uniform of the day. The full moon was beautiful and the cold kept the crazies away. Soldiers were paying attention to us. At one point, when the 82nd Airborne flag was prominently displayed, a soldier pulled over and yelled “where’s the 101st Airborne flag?” Ok, we will add the 101st Airborne flag to Flag Row. The bus returned late as there was a program in addition to their dinner for the wounded warriors. Below are excerpts from two AAR’s...
  • 300 Consecutive Weeks - Still Going Strong at Walter Reed! Week 300, January 14, 2011

    01/16/2011 9:07:48 AM PST · by kburi · 21 replies
    January 16, 2011 | Kbur
    It seems like yesterday that the DC Chapter started its Friday night rally to support the wounded warriors and their families and to counter first Code Pink, and then anti-troop protesters. Over the past 5 ¾ years, many members and visitors have stood together every Friday night, which has resulted in 300 consecutive Friday nights at Walter Reed’s front gates. Tonight was a great night to celebrate 300 weeks! The first thing we saw was a huge semi- trailer parked down the block, effectively blocking the moonbat presence. Don’t know why we didn’t think of that sooner. Lurker Bill had...
  • First Friday night in 2011-Troops Return; Walter Reed, Week 299, January 7, 2011

    01/13/2011 3:08:22 PM PST · by kburi · 15 replies
    January 13, 2011 | Kburi
    The Troops are back from holiday leave! A cold evening made warm by the return of the wounded warriors and their families, a number of whom came out to visit with us. Shortly after 6:30pm, as Trooprally was putting up the red “We Support Our Brave Troops” banner in front of Walter Reed, a soldier leaving WR, pulled over and thanked Trooprally for being here. “We Honor Our Brave Troops” red banner Two other wounded warriors came to talk and asked who the people (moonbats) down the block were. After discussing who the moonbats were and described the signs...
  • Last night in 2010, at Walter Reed, Week 298, December 31, 2010

    01/01/2011 3:35:25 PM PST · by kburi · 11 replies
    January 1, 2011 | Kburi
    HAPPY NEW YEAR From the DC Chapter of Free Republic! Mild weather greeted us on this the last night of the year. We had a good turnout and even though many soldiers were on leave for the holiday, traffic on Georgia Avenue was heavy. At times the honks and waves from passing cars were almost continuous. Trooprally made “Happy New Year to Our Troops” signs and we hung a Happy New Year banner for all to see. Many soldiers, relatives and others walking in or out of the front gates stopped to say hello or pass Happy New Year...
  • Christmas Eve, December 24, 2010, Week 297 at Walter Reed

    12/25/2010 10:32:01 AM PST · by kburi · 18 replies · 2+ views
    December 25, 2010 | kburi
    Santa joined the DC Chapter of Free Republic in wishing the troops a Merry Christmas tonight on Christmas Eve. As many soldiers were on leave for the holidays, it was a very quiet night. Traffic was down, but many passing cars on their way from an early service or to a later service acknowledged our presence with a honk or waves.TrueBlackMan stopped by for awhile and plans to return soon. A passing SUV stopped and the children wanted to know why Santa was in front of Walter Reed and not delivering presents. Santa (aka Lurker Bill) gave them some candy...
  • Walter Reed Hospital: We send e-mail messages out for all the holidays

    12/22/2010 2:23:28 PM PST · by paltz · 14 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 12/22/10 | Kerry Picket
    Commander Col. Van Coots of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center found his office phone ringing furiously off the hook on Wednesday. Activists read from blog sites he sent an e-mail to his staff and patients recognizing the Islamic new year. "It was a message sent entirely out on Walter Reed Army Medical Center announcements to my staff just letting people know that this was the Islamic new year and wishing everyone Muharram Mubarak," Colonel Coots told me on Wednesday. What may have been unknown to these blogs, however, according to Colonel Coots himself, was that he previously sent out...
  • First Snow at Walter Reed, Week 296, December 17, 2010

    12/19/2010 5:26:16 AM PST · by kburi · 13 replies · 1+ views
    December 19, 2010 | Kburi
    After last winter’s record snowfall, we regard Thursday’s dusting as a practice snow just to get us in shape. It would insult a ruler to even measure it. Mrs. Trooprally was under the weather which meant Trooprally was the photo taker tonight. Not a bad effort, but he’d rather be on the corner holding the flag. Margaret – the Administrative Volunteer at Aleethia Foundation which is responsible for the Friday Night dinners for the Wounded Warriors sent Mr. and Mrs. Trooprally an email earlier Friday. It reads in part: “ Looks like another cold night....We've been busy getting hoodie sweatshirts,...
  • Wounded Soldier Gets Rousing Welcome in Nevada

    12/18/2010 6:33:40 PM PST · by redreno · 4 replies · 5+ views
    kolotv.com ^ | 5:56 PM Dec 18, 2010 | Associated Press
    A soldier who had both legs amputated after a June mortar attack in Afghanistan received a rousing welcome from friends and family Saturday in his hometown of Hawthorne.
  • Walter Reed, Week 295, December 10, 2010, Christmas Tree Lights Up………

    12/12/2010 12:53:18 PM PST · by kburi · 27 replies · 5+ views
    December 12, 2010 | Kburi
    …….. the front of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, officially beginning the Christmas season. Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree Tonight, the American Flag flown on a recent mission in a Navy EA-6B Prowler flying out of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan joined flag row in front of Walter Reed. It was sent to the DC Chapter of Free Republic by Electronic Attack Squadron 209. (See Walter Reed After Action Report, Week 292, November 12, 2010) This American Flag Flew Over Afghanistan This evening was fairly quiet but we had a good response from cars, trucks and buses passing by. In...
  • Walter Reed, Week 294, December 3, 2010, The First Friday in December…….

    12/08/2010 7:21:32 PM PST · by kburi · 5 replies · 2+ views
    December 8, 2010 | kburi
    …….. was very lively indeed, at the Front Gate. Following is a summary of the evening as reported by Mrs Trooprally. The best thing about being at Walter Reed is knowing that the Troops like us being there. Tonight a few soldiers came out and thanked us. Then they talked with VictoryNY, whose enthusiasm is like a magnet. TammyCat and VictoryNY did their hoops and hollers and maintained a high energy level which kept the evening very lively. Tonight was pretty cold and Bill’s generator went on the fritz. So NO HEAT !!!! Mrs T used hand warmers so...
  • Walter Reed, Week 293, November 26, 2010, Thanksgiving Weekend…….

    11/30/2010 10:11:56 AM PST · by kburi · 15 replies
    November 30, 2010 | carykoki
    …..arrived, finding many wounded warriors off post for a long weekend. There was no Friday night dinner and therefore, no bus. The DC Chapter of Free Republic maintained its presence for the 293rd consecutive Friday night. Mrs Trooprally reported the minutes for this After Action Report: " After Thanksgiving, when everyone was stuffed with turkey, eight of us managed to get off the sofas and brave the elements. We were in good spirits and had great conversation. But, it was darn cold. 3D-Joy missed the cold so much that she came for a visit from Florida. Lurker Bill set...
  • Walter Reed, Week 292, On November 19, 2010, 21 Young Republicans From…….

    11/21/2010 7:26:48 AM PST · by kburi · 8 replies
    November 21, 2010 | Kburi
    …..George Washington University joined the DC Chapter of Free Republic, for its 292nd consecutive Friday night rally, supporting the troops and their families. Twenty one students including the student paper photographer (from Bermuda), held signs, chanted USA, USA…., and sang a few patriotic songs. George Washington University Students Arrive in Force! They brought a high level of energy and enthusiasm to the front gates of Walter Reed. But most importantly, they showed by their presence and comments that they support the wounded warriors. They came from states such as California, Maine, Ohio, Florida, Arkansas plus upstate NY, Manhattan and...
  • Walter Reed, Week 291, November 12, 2010, On Veterans Day Weekend….

    11/14/2010 9:32:00 AM PST · by kburi · 16 replies
    November 14, 2010 | Kburi
    …..Many Wounded Warriors had left for the weekend and there was no bus. Margaret of the Aleethia Foundation brought us two surprises. The first was a recognition certificate and American flag sent by Electronic Attack Squadron 209 to the DC Chapter of Free Republic. The certificate and American flag were flown on a recent mission on a Navy EA-6B Prowler flying out of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Both were received on behalf of the DC Chapter of Free Republic by Mr and Mrs Trooprally, and CindyTrueSupporter. (see photos) Members of the DC Chapter of Free Republic Holding the Certificate...
  • Lively Evening at Walter Reed! Week 290, November 5, 2010

    11/07/2010 1:03:05 PM PST · by kburi · 10 replies
    November 7, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Bundled up against the chill, Mrs Trooprally sent her weekly report from the Front Gate of Walter Reed. The DC Chapter of Free Republic’s 290th consecutive Friday night at Walter Reed was a good one! We started slow, then were kept busy by a steady flow of soldiers, more than we’ve seen in awhile. Traffic on Georgia Ave stayed heavy all evening. The bus came early and the driver started honking as soon as he saw us and kept it up until they were in the front gate. Inside the bus the soldiers and their families...
  • Soldiers and Election Talk Keep Us Warm! Week 289, at Walter Reed, Friday, October 29, 2010

    10/31/2010 5:45:27 AM PDT · by kburi · 14 replies
    October 31, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Mrs Trooprally sent the following report from the front lines at Walter Reed. An active night with a lot of people passing and talking with us. One wounded warrior and his Dad came out to talk and thank us for being there. They hadn’t seen us before. Lurkers Joey and Rick joined us and we were glad to see them. It had been awhile. It was the third cold Friday night in a row (the week days have been pleasantly mild), but election talk kept us warm and in a good mood. Tonight, Georgia Ave was...
  • Cold, But Quiet, Week 288, at Walter Reed, Friday, October 22, 2010

    10/24/2010 7:36:04 AM PDT · by kburi · 11 replies · 1+ views
    October 24, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES (from Ms Trooprally’s notes) Driving to Walter Reed tonight gave us the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall colors. It was a cold night, but fortunately no wind. A quiet night which gave the DC Chapter of Free Republic plenty of time to do what we like to do best: Support our Troops and their Families, until the DAV bus returned the wounded warriors from dinner. Next week is Halloween and we expect some costumes and candy. (Hint to 3D-Joy). Walter Reed Anti - War Protester News A repeat of last week! 1 moonbat until 8:30pm....
  • Today's Uniform - Cold Weather Gear, Week 287, at Walter Reed, Friday, October 15, 2010

    10/18/2010 5:54:17 PM PDT · by kburi · 15 replies · 4+ views
    October 18, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES (from Ms Trooprally’s notes) Out of nowhere, the great cold wind blew in from Western Maryland this Friday night, almost blowing our flags over. Some of us were unprepared and hadn’t brought cold weather gear. It was a hot coffee night and Ms Trooprally had it ready. GunsAreOK was partially prepared wearing short sleeves and gloves. We don’t think that his uniform will go much further this fall! All in all, the quick change in the weather caught us by surprise. Winter is coming. TrueBlackMan continued filming his Documentary by filming several more soldiers The bus...
  • Pleasant Surprises Dominate Week 286, at Walter Reed, Friday, October 8, 2010

    10/10/2010 4:52:58 AM PDT · by kburi · 15 replies · 2+ views
    October 10, 2010 | kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES (from Ms Trooprally’s notes) This night’s Support the Troops and their families started a little slow but picked up quickly with a helicopter landing close to the front gate. Followed in short order by the arrival of BufordP and TrueBlackMan. BufordP has been a constant presence but had to take some time off and we welcome him back! TrueBlackMan is a legendary figure who confronts the left in the DC area at many counter protests and we are always pleased when he stands with us. We had two visitors, FReeper Agreatper, from Pennsylvania, and Tammy Cat,...
  • No Show by 10/2 Rabble at Walter Reed, Friday, October 1, 2010, Week 285

    10/04/2010 9:34:35 AM PDT · by kburi · 19 replies · 4+ views
    October 4, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Tomorrow, the SEIU, AFL-CIO and NAACP will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial. The participants include the socialist workers party, the communist party of the U S, anarchists, casa, la raza, code pink and union members. Unions were to provide free transportation, a free lunch and some even received $60 to go. (contrast this group of losers with the hundreds of thousands of real Americans who travelled at their own expense to 9/12 Tea Party and Restoring Honor.) None of that rabble showed up at Walter Reed. ( Contrast that with the dozens of patriots...
  • Full Moon, Fall’s Coming , Walter Reed, Friday, September 24, 2010, Week 284

    09/26/2010 5:06:20 AM PDT · by kburi · 10 replies · 2+ views
    September 26, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES For the second consecutive Friday, Mrs Trooprally sent the following report from last night’s Support the Troops and Families rally at Walter Reed. We thanked and talked to over a dozen soldiers tonight. Dusk is coming earlier to normal rush hour. By the time cars pass us it is dark. We had 3 cars that we told to turn their lights on. The weather was balmy, like the beach, hot and sweaty, we could take! however, it was a full moon! Oh yeah, red light runners and cars cutting others off. All this in front of...
  • DC Chapter FReep , Walter Reed, Friday, September 17, 2010, Week 283

    09/19/2010 5:30:36 AM PDT · by kburi · 8 replies · 2+ views
    September 19, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Mrs Trooprally sent the following report from last night’s Support the Troops and Families rally at Walter Reed. A wounded warrior came out and talked with us. He thanked us for being there. Later a uniformed soldier stood and talked with Trooprally for a while. He was WRAMC staff and expressed appreciation for the DC Chapter of Free Republic’s presence on the corners. They discussed Free Republic and some of the memorable Walter Reed rallies. 3D-Joy spent her last Friday evening of this year with us, and will return early next year. She has been a...
  • DC Chapter FReep , Walter Reed, Friday, September 10, 2010, Week 282

    09/12/2010 6:31:28 AM PDT · by kburi · 12 replies · 4+ views
    September 12, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES This is Tea Party Weekend in Washington and a large number of Tea Party attendees spent their Friday night with the DC Chapter of Free Republic! Over 60 visitors joined with DC Chapter members to salute the troops and their families. Visitors were from Chicago, Indiana, Texas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida, Washington (state) and California. The evening was full of energy, flag waving, shouts, waves and honks. Mrs Trooprally, 3D-Joy and CindyTrueSupporter held down the table full of snacks, sodas, 9/12 ribbons and other tea party memorabilia. The Garrison commander also visited with us. The...
  • Muslim soldier Nidal Hasan to fellow military doctors: “We love death more then (sic) you love life!

    09/08/2010 11:00:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/8/10 | Michelle Malkin
    I want to see the whole thing. Every American should demand to see the whole damned thing. And then you need to demand to know the names of every higher-ups in the military and the government who read or saw this thing and did nothing about it. I’m talking about the chilling slide presentation that Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan gave at Walter Reed Hospital while a senior-year psych resident in June 2007. The Washington Post publishes details of the slide presentation, though not the original document itself. [Update: Good! WaPo publishes the full slide presentation here.] Goodbye, “Do no...
  • Walter Reed FReep #281 - September 3, 2010 - Thank You to our Soldiers!

    09/06/2010 8:44:05 AM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 12 replies
    September 6, 2010 | Tom the Redhunter
    I got to Walter Reed right at 6:30... but I was certainly not the first there. Whooping it up for the troops was VictoryNY, our most enthusiastic Freeper. Here she is with Cindy-True-Supporter, who arrived a few minutes later We Support Our Troops! God Bless our Soldiers! 24 - 7! Thank You to Our Soldiers! ...all this while jumping up and down and waving the flag with much vigor. She has a voice that would make Luciano Pavarotti proud! She is certainly a hit with the troops and their families coming out of the hospital. They've told us many times...
  • DC Chapter FReep , Walter Reed, Friday, August 27, 2010, 280th Consecutive Week

    09/04/2010 4:54:12 AM PDT · by kburi · 15 replies
    September 4, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Twas the night before the Restoring Honor rally on the National Mall, and we were joined by a number of visitors who were in town for the rally. Over 40 DC Chapter members and visitors had a great time saluting the troops and their families. Visitors were from St Louis, Connecticut, Syracuse, Wisconsin, Raleigh and Miami. And a few wounded warriors stopped by. The Garrison commander also spent some time with us. He told us how much our Friday night presence means to the soldiers recovering from wounds and to their families who come long distances...
  • DC Chapter FReep , Walter Reed, Friday, August 20, 2010, Week 279

    08/21/2010 10:56:45 AM PDT · by kburi · 10 replies
    August 21, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES A lot of energy on the four corners tonight! Visitors Sandy and Teresa from Toms River, NJ joined us. They are part of Eagles Up and every Saturday (noon to 1pm), they are in front of FT Monmouth countering their moonbats. Also joining us was Paltz, a FReeper and Protest Warrior from Virginia. Adding to the mix were four “little Trooprallys” who more than held their own. A soldier leaving Walter Reed in his car, parked, and joined us for awhile holding a sign. Lurker Bill had big speakers up playing great patriotic music which was...
  • 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.
  • Walter Reed FReep, Friday, August 13, 2010, Week 278

    08/17/2010 2:50:54 AM PDT · by kburi · 7 replies
    August 17, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Vacations, high temperatures and humidity and violent storms have impacted our Friday nights in July and August. However, Mrs Trooprally commented: “Tonight was a beautiful cool evening with no bugs! It was a good night to catch up with each other. There was no bus tonight as the Wounded Warriors went to the Washington Nationals baseball game.” Walter Reed Anti - War Protester News Moonbats hung their signs wherever they wanted, as Walter Reed did not restrict posting on their property. Just another wasteful night for these losers. HONOR ROLL for August 13, 2010, Mr and...
  • Michelle Obama Visits Military Families at Walter Reed

    08/13/2010 2:54:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Friday, August 13, 2010 | Jamie Crawford
    First lady Michelle Obama made an unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday as part of her "regular private meetings and interaction with military families," according to an official in her office.SNIPToday's visit to Walter Reed will allow the first lady to "share the feedback and concerns expressed by military families with officials inside the White House and across the administration," the official said.
  • Walter Reed FReep #277 - August 6, 2010 - The Battle of the Signs

    08/10/2010 6:31:29 PM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 8 replies
    August 10, 2010 | Tom the Redhunter
    It started off a normal enough FReep, with the Patriots of Free Republic stationing ourselves at the four corners around the main entrance to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in northwest Washington DC Before too long a car came out of WR, and the driver stopped to speak with with Cindy-True-Supporter and some other FReepers. He said that he had been down to the Pinkos and asked them if they were protesting the war or the troops. They said no. He then asked them if that was the case "why aren't you up there with the others who are supporting...
  • A Great Night at Walter Reed, July 30, 2010, Week 276

    08/09/2010 4:22:26 AM PDT · by kburi · 8 replies
    August 9, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Below are Trooprally’s notes on the 276th consecutive DC Chapter FReep at Walter Reed. This was an interesting night. First, the buses left late. Second, we couldn’t determine whether there were one or two buses. Third, almost everyone showed up late. Trooprally said it is going to be a long night. Well it was! The DAV bus showed up way past 9:00pm, and then we waited and waited, for the Big Bus to show up. As we were leaving, the Big Bus arrived. Big Bus had made two stops tonight picking up the Wounded Warriors and...
  • Ex-Walter Reed CSM accused of faking his record

    07/26/2010 1:37:18 PM PDT · by pabianice · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Army Times | 7/26/10
    Link Only An astonishing history of lies.
  • Wounded Warriors and Birthdays Mark Week 275 at Walter Reed Medical Center, July 23, 2010

    07/25/2010 4:49:51 PM PDT · by kburi · 14 replies
    July 25, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES 99 degree heat didn’t deter the DC chapter on its 275th consecutive Friday night at Walter Reed. Nor did it keep Wounded Warriors from walking out the front gates to wherever they go. We were able to speak with a number of them and two plus a mom, in particular. More about that later. 3D-Joy was celebrating her birthday and we all enjoyed cupcakes, a gigantic sub sandwich and cold sodas. She was accompanied by her daughter Linda. 3D-Joy had a pleasant surprise, when a driver pulled his car over, stopped, slid into the passenger seat,...
  • Walter Reed FReep #274 - July 16, 2010 - Back from Iraq

    07/23/2010 5:21:19 AM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 18 replies · 1+ views
    July 23, 2010 | Tom the Redhunter
    One of our very own, FReeper PrezUSA222 is back from Iraq where he served with the U.S. Army. We knew his tour was up but weren't sure exactly when we'd see him again. It was therefore a pleasant surprise when he showed up to FReep with us for a few hours Friday night. PrezUSA222 is the one in the black shirt, with your author at right. PrezUSA222 brought his friend and fellow veteran who was proud to be with us for awhile also There presence made me think back on the past 7 years since the start of Operation Iraqi...
  • Walter Reed FReep #273 - July 9, 2010 - The Blizzard of 2010

    07/14/2010 6:35:02 PM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 11 replies
    July 14, 2010 | Tom the Redhunter
    It was mush! mush! the whole way through. Through the snow we went, on and on. Our arms sore from constant shoveling, we didn't give up. Our driveways and streets had to be cleared. No one could get to work and many couldn't even get out of their development. As the days wore on we wondered if it would ever be cleared. Worried that our cable TV and internet would go out, we huddled...Flashback! Mr Trooprally's shirt certainly brought those memories back in a hurry. We got about 35 inches in Loudoun County, which is just northwest of Washington DC...
  • Saluting The Military on Independence Day at Walter Reed, Week 272, July 2, 2010

    07/04/2010 5:27:17 AM PDT · by kburi · 13 replies · 1+ views
    July 4, 2010 | kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES The Fourth of July celebrates our founders who had the courage and bravery to declare us Citizens, not Subjects of King George. On this Independence Day, the DC Chapter of Free Republic salutes our military, all wounded warriors, and their families who continue to ensure our Liberty. A number of soldiers coming and going, all evening, past us on this July 4th weekend. Although many Washingtonians leave for the long weekend, traffic was brisk on Georgia Avenue, and many honks and waves were directed towards our Support the Troops Signs, Banners and Flags. In addition to...
  • Full Moon Affects Moonbat Behavior, Walter Reed, Weeks 270 and 271, June 18 and June 25, 2010

    07/03/2010 6:03:49 AM PDT · by kburi · 14 replies · 3+ views
    July 3, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES The past two weeks have gone fast, and with Father’s Day on June 20, Kburi got a little behind in the AAR world. So this week we are combining the past two weeks! The DC Chapter has now completed 271 consecutive Friday nights in front of Walter Reed. June 18 and June 25, 2010Mrs Trooprally wrote the June 18, 2010 AAR:“Friday,(the 18th), you couldn’t of asked for a more beautiful night in the 70's . There was a great breeze in the air that just made it perfect. The moon was so bright I had to...
  • Standing Tall at Walter Reed, Week 269, June 11, 2010

    06/13/2010 7:11:21 AM PDT · by kburi · 12 replies · 301+ views
    June, 13, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Tonight was a little different in that there were two instances of anti-troop sentiments directed at us. These were specific and verbal, one was directed at us and one was directed at the troops. In one case a woman pulled over and made disparaging comments about our motives, and the other was a slow drive-by with invective yelled against our troops. This left’s rhetoric has been toned down over the past year and a half, but the reason we are here is to support the troops and their families. That includes standing between the anti-whatever they...
  • Stimulus Funds at Walter Reed, Week 268, June 4, 2010

    06/10/2010 5:04:18 AM PDT · by kburi · 16 replies · 134+ views
    June 10, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Tonight’s 268th consecutive Friday night report is from Trooprally. Being almost a perfect evening, just a bit humid, there were a lot of soldiers in 'n out of Walter Reed. One soldier, double leg amputee, came out on a sedgway for a trip to the local McDonalds. Since he unexpectedly zipped by us on his way out, we had ample heads up on his way back and we were able to talk a bit. Sidewalk construction (Stimulus Funds at Work) made RongKirby's southwest corner inhospitable for FReepers and banner. But since he had car troubles and...
  • Birther Army Doc Waives Hearing, Court Martial Likely To Move Ahead

    06/09/2010 12:06:14 PM PDT · by jamese777 · 153 replies · 513+ views
    TPM ^ | 7/9/10 | Justin Elliot
    The group backing Birther Army Doctor Terrence Lakin as he makes his way through the military justice system announced today that Lakin is waiving a preliminary hearing that was set for Friday. Lt. Col. Lakin refused orders on the grounds that Barack Obama is not eligible to be president. It is now up to Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, Military District of Washington Commander, to decide if the case will go to trial, said Chuck Dasey, spokesman at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, where Lakin is assigned. The American Patriot Foundation said in a press release: Saying that the...
  • Send A Soldier To A Ball Game

    06/04/2010 4:49:06 PM PDT · by concretebob · 5 replies · 254+ views
    Washington Mystics ^ | 4 June 2010 | Washington Mystics
    The Yellow Ribbon Fund has teamed up with the Washington Mystics to provide you, your friends and family an opportunity to support The Warrior Legacy Foundation as well as veterans and enlisted families in the Washington D.C. area. Please join us at the Verizon Center for Military Appreciation Day Presented by Cisco as the Mystics take on the Phoenix Mercury at 4 PM. If you would like to support this wonderful cause but can’t attend the game your tickets will be donated to military families in Washington, D.C. Lower level tickets normally $24 are only $18. Plus, $3 on every...
  • Memorial Day Weekend at Walter Reed, Week 267, May 28, 2010

    05/30/2010 7:14:43 AM PDT · by kburi · 15 replies · 366+ views
    May 30, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Banners, signs and flags played a prominent role in sparking honks, waves and comments all night. Although the forecast called for possible thunderstorms, we got only a few drops. One military wife driving into Walter Reed pulled over to talk and to thank us for being here. Her husband had lost a leg and we thanked her and her husband for their sacrifice. Other Notes – Worth NotingCarla and John from New Jersey visited all evening for the third time in a year. Some of us will see them along Constitution Ave during Rolling Thunder. Their...
  • T'was the Week Before Memorial Day, Week 266, May 21, 2010

    05/28/2010 7:54:11 AM PDT · by kburi · 7 replies · 206+ views
    May 28, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES This week’s after action report is provided by Mr Trooprally. Warmer temps, a triple blessing. After a cold and snowing winter, warmer temps help to put last winter in the past. Secondly, drivers have their windows down and pleasant conversation can be had when they stop for the red traffic light. But most importantly, warmer weather brings out our wounded warriors and their families to the front gates of Walter Reed. The soldiers pass by with a smile and we get to shake their hands in Thanks For Their Service. And their thanks to us for...