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  • Air Force family helps Purple Heart recipient, wife (Tissue ALERT)

    04/24/2008 4:59:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 693+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Mike Hammond, USA
    4/24/2008 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Staff Sgt. Matthew Slaydon lay motionless on a dusty road in Iraq, his body riddled with shrapnel after an improvised explosive device exploded about 2 feet from his face. His left arm hung by a couple of tendons and his face was unrecognizable. His friends worked frantically to save him from an early grave. Sergeant Slaydon, an explosive ordnance disposal technician from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was critically injured Oct. 24, 2007, while serving to protect convoy routes in Iraq. The explosion left him...
  • Army Vet, Hockey Player Puts Iraq War Injuries ‘On Ice’

    04/16/2008 5:44:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 158+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 16, 2008 – Retired Army reservist Joseph L. Bowser was 9 years old when he first experienced the thrill of skating and using his hockey stick to whack a rubber puck across the ice on a frozen pond in his birthplace of Toledo, Ohio. Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph L. Bowser plays competitive ice hockey despite the loss of his lower right leg due to an injury suffered from an exploding enemy rocket April 12, 2004, in Balad, Iraq. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Today, the 48-year-old Iraq veteran still plays ice hockey,...
  • Canada loses another soldier in Afghanistan

    04/04/2008 3:44:02 PM PDT · by Clive · 27 replies · 86+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2008-04-04 | (wire service)
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Another Canadian soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. Pte. Terry John Street, 24, from Hull, Que., was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Street was with the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Man. The incident took place early Friday evening in the volatile Panjwaii district west of Kandahar city, long a hotbed of Taliban activity. Brig.-Gen. Guy Laroche, the commander of Canadian forces in Afghanistan, says Canada’s presence in Afghanistan brings hope to its people. Laroche says he hopes this comes as some comfort to the family...
  • Military Medical Care on Right Track, Wounded Warriors Say

    03/13/2008 5:24:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 188+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2008 – The majority of severely wounded warriors say the military health system is on the right track, and is doing all it can and should to provide their care, a new Zogby International survey shows. The poll of 435 servicemembers wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan shows 77 percent are satisfied the military health system is doing all it can to meet their health care needs, and nearly 60 percent said their trust and confidence in the system has increased since they began receiving medical treatment for their wounds. The poll was conducted Feb. 27 and...
  • Marine continues on with one leg (Still serving: Bring Tissues)

    03/10/2008 5:21:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 350+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Katie Mathison, USMC
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 10, 2008) -- He faded in and out of consciousness. He knew his legs were injured, but he did not know to what extent. Capt. Ray Baronie, the executive officer for the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Wounded Warrior Regiment, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, has few clear memories of his hospital stays overseas. One of the things he remembers is watching the doctors cut off his boots, as they talked about amputation. Baronie, at the time, a liason officer between the Iraqi Security Forces and the Marines of II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was on...
  • A Belated Posthumous Medal of Honor for a Sioux Warrior (Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Keeble)

    03/04/2008 4:10:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies · 1,073+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 02, 2008 | John B. Dwyer
    In the aftermath, he had been wounded at least five different times by fragmentation and concussion grenades in the chest, arms, right calf, knee, right and left thighs.  Eighty-three fragments were later removed.  He never complained and refused medical evacuation until his men were settled into their night defensive positions.  Born on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Indian reservation in 1917, Woodrow Wilson Keeble joined the North Dakota National Guard in 1942 while the Chicago White Sox were trying to recruit the big athlete.  He served with Company I, 164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, the first US Army unit on Guadalcanal. They...
  • Injured, separated from the Air Force, but not forgotten (Ex-Pararescueman)

    02/29/2008 4:31:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 95+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Master Sgt. Kimberly A. Yearyean-Siers, USAF
    /29/2008 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Training medical personnel as a member of the 59th Logistics and Readiness Squadron's Medical Readiness Training team was not the path that George Torres had planned to pursue when he trained as an Air Force Pararescueman. A broken back and compound fracture to his ankle, caused by a combat-related incident, ended his Air Force career. However, thanks to the Helping Airman Recover Together, or Palace HART, program he is now working for the 59th Medical Wing. "I knew shortly after the accident my career in the Air Force was over. After five combat deployments...
  • Warrior Transition Unit develops ‘healing triad’ for soldiers

    02/22/2008 3:48:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 671+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — There’s a special group of Army patients at this Southern Arizona Army post — warriors in transit. They are active duty soldiers, National Guard members and Reservists who have suffered physical or emotional problems while serving in combat, have been injured while on duty or have other serious illnesses as the Army’s medical community takes a holistic approach to either return them to a unit or prepare them to return to civilian life. Much of what is part of a Warrior Transition Unit is fallout from health care problems that came to light last year at the...
  • Mullen Visits Pendleton Wounded Warrior Battalion

    02/20/2008 3:25:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 143+ views
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb. 20, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stopped in here yesterday to see how the Marines Corps treats its wounded warriors. U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Marine Cpl. Giovanni Morales, a resident at the Wounded Warrior Battalion West at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 19, 2008. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen visited the Wounded Warrior Battalion West facilities and spoke to wounded Marines in the program. The battalion...
  • Clinic Provides One-Stop Shop for Wounded Warrior Care (Wounded warrios: Walter Reed)

    02/17/2008 3:20:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 90+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2008 – Outpatient care for the Army’s wounded warriors is an “entirely new system” that is better now at taking care of soldiers than it was a year ago, the service secretary said here Feb. 15. Army Secretary Pete Geren spoke to a packed auditorium during a ceremony honoring the addition of the Wounded Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. “Today we can say with growing confidence that, in outpatient care, Army medicine is taking care of those who’ve borne the battle,” Geren said. Geren and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody...
  • Rare Egyptian "Warrior" Tomb Found

    02/15/2008 7:21:27 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,140+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 2-15-2008 | Steven Stanek
    Rare Egyptian "Warrior" Tomb Found Steven Stanek in Cairo, Egypt for National Geographic NewsFebruary 15, 2008 An unusual, well-preserved burial chamber that may contain the mummy of an ancient warrior has been discovered in a necropolis in Luxor. Scientists opened the tomb—found in Dra Abul Naga, an ancient cemetery on Luxor's west bank—on Wednesday. Inside the burial shaft—a recess crudely carved from bedrock—experts found a closed wooden coffin inscribed with the name "Iker," which translates to "excellent one" in ancient Egyptian. Near the coffin they also found five arrows made of reeds, three of them still feathered. A team of...
  • She Crucified Her Enemies And Burnt London To The Ground. Meet Britain's First Feminist, Boadicea

    02/07/2008 3:19:53 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 999+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-6-2008 | Paul Johnson
    She crucified her enemies and burnt London to the ground. Meet Britain's first feminist, Boadicea By PAUL JOHNSON Last updated at 21:32pm on 6th February 2008 Britain's history is rich in fiery queens, and the first such heroine, tall with red hair down to her waist, commanding and brave, was Boadicea, warrior leader of the ancient Britons. She lived at the same time as the emperors Claudius and Nero, and led a surprisingly successful British revolt against Roman rule in AD60-61 (which, for reference, was when St Paul was writing epistles and St Mark composing his Gospel). She was a...
  • America Supports You: Sibling Group Helps Others With Loss

    01/18/2008 3:45:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 58+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2008 – For decades, mothers and wives who lost a loved one in combat had a community of others who faced similar feelings to turn to for support. Today, brothers and sisters of those killed in action have a similar support network. Karen A. Hickman, of Indiana, founded Gold Star Siblings Inc., so that siblings of deceased servicemembers had someone to lean on who understands what they’re going through. “There has never been an organization just for siblings,” she said. “Our goal is to become one voice, to reach out and help the ones trying to...
  • Mirror Therapy Shows Promise in Amputee Treatment

    01/16/2008 3:50:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 837+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2008 – When Army Sgt. Nicholas Paupore puts a mirror between his legs and looks down, he’s whole again. The right leg that was destroyed when an explosively formed penetrator ripped through his Humvee just south of Kirkuk, Iraq, suddenly reappears before his eyes, reflecting the left leg that remains. Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Jack Tsao, associate professor of neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Md., encouraged Army Sgt. Nicholas Paupore, an outpatient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., to try mirror therapy to treat phantom pain in...
  • America Supports You: Vet Receives Hero’s Welcome, New Home

    12/19/2007 3:27:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 271+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Devin L. Fisher
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo., Dec. 19, 2007 – A disabled Iraq war veteran thought he came here Dec. 14 to pick out colors and tiles for a bathroom remodel, but instead was surprised with the keys to a new home. Disabled Iraq war veteran Brandon Burke, left, is surprised with a new home during a live radio broadcast in Castle Rock, Colo., Dec. 14, 2007. American Military Family, Inc. teamed with 30 contractors to provide a fully remodeled, handicap-accessible mobile home to the former U.S. Army combat medic, who was permanently disabled during a 2005 mortar attack in Baghdad. Photo...
  • Wounded Warrior program delivers cookies

    12/17/2007 4:38:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 126+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Capt. Erin Dorrance
    12/17/2007 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- Wounded American servicemembers aeromedically evacuated out of Ramstein Air Base every Tuesday leave Germany with home-baked goods made by base spouse group volunteers. The program, called Wounded Warrior, is sponsored by spouse groups in the 86th Operations Group and occurs every Tuesday throughout the year as injured Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen prepare to fly to the states. "I felt so honored to offer this service to those who have served us," said Paige Norris-Miller, a 37th Airlift Squadron spouse who delivered cupcakes and decorated sugar cookies with the Wounded...
  • Wounded Warrior Program Provides Enduring Support to Families

    12/15/2007 2:05:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 132+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2007 – There’s no set limit on how long the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior program will provide one-on-one service to severely wounded soldiers and their families, a U.S. Army official said yesterday. “We assist and advocate for severely wounded soldiers and their families for as long as they need us, wherever they are located,” Army Col. James Rice, the Wounded Warrior program’s director, said in a conference call with online journalists and “bloggers.” The Wounded Warrior program is for soldiers who are considered 30 percent or more disabled, as found by the Army disability system, to ensure...
  • Soldier Loses Leg, Wife Enlists Instead

    12/09/2007 2:40:31 PM PST · by Cagey · 28 replies · 662+ views
    WKMG TV NEWS ^ | 12-9-2007
    Wife Inspired By Soldier Husband's Sacrifice SAN ANTONIO -- More than a year after infantryman Alejandro Albarran lost part of his right leg to a blast in Iraq, he still hasn't decided whether he'll stay in the Army. "Right now, I'm leaning against it," Albarran said, looking ahead with distaste to a possible desk job. But whatever he decides, Spc. Albarran, 20, won't be leaving Army life behind now that his wife enlisted to take his place among the ranks. "After everything he's gone through -- and he loves the Army -- he kind of inspired me," said Janay Albarran....
  • America Supports You: Group Builds Custom Home for Wounded Warrior (Caution: Blurry Screen)

    11/20/2007 3:15:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 237+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Toni Maltagliati
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2007 – A former Army sergeant and his family are settling into a brand new house this month in New Bern, N.C., custom-built to insure his war injuries will not keep him from independent living. Enjoying the first moments in their new home, Eric and Stephanie Edmundson, front, are joined by Donna and Bill Russell of Kit Corp., left, and John Gonsalves, far right, president and Founder of Homes for Our Troops. Photo courtesy Homes for Our Troops  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Well, we need the house because Eric is in a wheelchair all the...
  • Army Makes Progress on Warrior Transition Units

    10/22/2007 4:25:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 55+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2007 – The Army is working quickly to field and fully staff new warrior transition units, which provide critical support to wounded soldiers and their families, the general in charge of the Army Medical Action Plan said. The Army has created 35 warrior transition units, which consist of 58 companies of about 200 soldiers each, Army Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, deputy commanding general of the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command, said at a media roundtable Oct. 19. These units are designed to fill a gap in support personnel for wounded troops that the Army identified...
  • Godspeed Adam

    10/19/2007 9:30:59 PM PDT · by CJ Wolf · 44 replies · 52+ views
    me | today | me
    My Stepson Adam is getting deployed shortly. Godspeed sir. May the Lord of Hosts be round you as a wall of fire, and shield you in the day of battle.
  • From former Soviet Union to America’s finest fighting force

    10/18/2007 5:43:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 224+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Carrie Booze
    Pfc. Yevgeniy Kulgeko executes a pull up during a daily physical training session. Kulgeko, a native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, holds Company M's pull up record with 58 repetitions. MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Oct. 18, 2007) -- Private First Class Yevgeniy Kulgeko's first memories of the military take him back to his hometown of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where his grandfather, an officer in the Soviet Army, would give him rides around the neighborhood in an armored vehicle. During this time, Uzbekistan was living under the shadow of the Cold War and was an enemy of the United States. On...
  • Warriors give Taliban a pasting

    10/15/2007 10:31:42 AM PDT · by Rikstir · 7 replies · 130+ views
    uk MoD ^ | 15 Oct 07 | uk MoD
    The area around Forward Operating Base Arnhem has seen continual fighting over the last 12 months and until recently was a Taliban stronghold. That was, until a new type of Warrior arrived in the neighbourhood, and one that is giving confidence to the local villagers to come home. Right Flank 1st Battalion Scots Guards, an armoured infantry company commanded by Major Chris Bell is the first unit in Afghanistan to be using the Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicles on a major deployment. The Guards have been at FOB Arnhem, the front line of the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) operations against...
  • Loki

    10/14/2007 2:41:56 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies · 99+ views
    self | October 14, 2007 | swampsniper
    A Freeper Warrior Cat.
  • Airmen with nose for danger (rrrrRRRUUFFF! WOOF!)

    08/14/2007 6:53:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 443+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Maj. Michele Gill
    8/14/2007 - FORT DIX, N.J. (AFPN) -- As a Blackhawk helicopter lowers itself to the ground, voices are drowned out by the turning rotors. Some of the soon-to-be passengers are muzzled. Waiting patiently, they are in a staggered formation to board the helicopter that will take them on a training flight over Fort Dix, N.J. No ordinary Airmen are about to board. These Airmen are military working dogs and their security forces handlers, who are students in the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's Phoenix Warrior Course at Fort Dix, N.J. The Phoenix Warrior class included its first canine training track...
  • Announcing - MAD 2 1/2 September 21, 2007

    08/02/2007 2:32:10 PM PDT · by the right reverend · 3 replies · 834+ views
    Military Appreciation Day, Inc. ^ | 02 August 2007 | the_right_reverend
    Military Appreciation Day is an event organized by volunteers to provide a day of fishing for our Active Duty Military, Guard and Reservists. The event also includes activities for their families and a southern style cookout.
  • Military Pays Tribute to Special Warrior

    07/10/2007 5:08:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 386+ views
    TAMPA, Fla., July 10, 2007 – The military paid tribute to a special operations leader at a retirement ceremony for Army Gen. Bryan “Doug” Brown here yesterday. U.S. Army Gen. Doug Brown, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, salutes during the singing of the national anthem during a change of command ceremony presided over by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., July 9, 2007. Brown, who has commanded USSOCOM since September 2003, is retiring from active duty after 40 years of service to the nation. Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, who...
  • Army’s Medical Hotline Serves Soldiers, Families

    06/26/2007 4:59:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 590+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 26, 2007 – The Army’s three-month-old “Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline,” established March 19, has already fielded thousands of calls from soldiers and concerned family members, officials said here yesterday. Vanessa Bradchulis, a customer care representative at the “Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline” center in Alexandria, Va., often receives calls from fathers or mothers inquiring about the medical status of their wounded sons or daughters. Defense Dept. photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The hotline was created by the Army’s senior leadership in the wake of a series of news reports in...
  • Dad accepts soldier's diploma

    05/06/2007 2:44:30 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 12 replies · 606+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | May 6, 2007 | Jeremy P. Meyer
    Half a world away from Denver, Army Capt. Joel Parker sat in a military camp outside Baghdad on Saturday and watched his graduation ceremony from Regis University via the Internet. A virtual graduation was fitting for Parker, since he has been completing his master's of business administration degree online while fighting on the front lines. "It's a great feeling," said Parker in a telephone interview from Iraq. "It feels like a mission accomplished." His father, Leedell Parker of Denver, stood in his 36-year-old son's place Saturday, donning a black cap and gown and striding across the Regis stage to accept...
  • Wounded Warrior Brigade Top Enlisted Soldier Provides Hands-On Leadership

    04/25/2007 11:08:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 302+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 25, 2007 – Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Hartless, an airborne ranger and master parachutist, served nearly his entire 24-year career jumping out of planes. He earned parachute badges from Italy, Jordan, Norway, Korea, Germany and Honduras. His airborne career ended, though, when he was crushed under a 10-ton front loader in Afghanistan in 2005. Once stable, Hartless was taken to Walter Reed Army Medical Center here. He has since recovered, but in an ironic and unlikely career twist for an infantryman, Hartless’ injuries have brought him back again to Walter Reed -- this time to apply...
  • Army Launches Wounded Warrior, Family Hotline

    03/19/2007 4:19:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 138+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2007 – Army officials this morning launched a new hotline to help wounded warriors and their family members to get information or assistance with medical or other issues. The “Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline,” 1-800-984-8523, also will help Army leaders improve services to wounded soldiers and their families, officials said. "We have designed this call center to be able to collectively hear what the soldiers say about their health care issues, so as issues are raised, we can identify systemic faults or problematic areas and senior leaders can better allocate resources," said Maj. Gen. Sean J....
  • Training Aids Make Army Warrior Tasks Training More Realistic

    02/20/2007 5:14:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 516+ views
    ARMY.MIL/NEWS ^ | Rob Martinez
    Soldiers train for IED and other situations they may encounter in Iraq on convoys and maneuvers. In the most recent training, an extra training aid was introduced to create a realistic setting for the soldiers. Paintball gun AK-47s, M-4s, M-16s and IED's were used instead of the MILES (A laser system used to detect hits) gear. Photo by TRADOCFORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (TRADOC News Service, Feb. 15, 2007) -- Cadre of Company B, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion completed the evaluation part of two weeks of training, Saturday. The cadre had trained during hours outside of teaching classes. "We've organized the permanent...
  • America Supports You: Warrior Foundation Aids Wounded Troops

    02/19/2007 11:33:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 207+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2007 – With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan underway, the San Diego-area community was looking for ways to help wounded servicemembers returning to the area. So in 2004, community members started the Warrior Foundation, an organization that reaches out to wounded troops and their families. The Warrior Foundation, a subset of the San Diego Council, Navy League of the United States, began as an effort to get touch-activated electric razors to those with shoulder, arm, and hand injuries to make shaving easier, Jim Bedinger, the foundation’s treasurer, said. San Diego radio talk-show personality Rick Roberts...
  • Army Program Enables Wounded Warrior to Serve Again

    01/11/2007 4:32:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 295+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2007 – Jorge DeLeon may have lost a leg in the war, but he never lost a desire to serve his country. Two years after his military aspirations were crushed by an anti-tank mine, DeLeon is back in Army service – this time as a Department of Defense civilian. Jorge DeLeon operates a radio at the Fort Sam Houston Police Department. DeLeon is the second Department of Defense employee hired at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, under the Army Wounded Warrior Program, and the first amputee. Courtesy photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The former sergeant...
  • Ancient 'Warrior' Found In Permafrost (Altai Mtns)

    01/10/2007 3:32:52 PM PST · by blam · 80 replies · 3,106+ views ^ | 1-10-2007
    Ancient 'warrior' found in permafrostFrom correspondents in Moscow January 10, 2007 11:48pm RUSSIAN archaeologists have uncovered the 2000-year-old remains of a warrior preserved intact in permafrost in the Altai mountains region, the official Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily says. The warrior was blond had tattoos on his body. He was wearing a felt coat with sable fur trimmings and was buried in a wooden frame containing drawings of mythological creatures with an icepick beside him, the paper said. Local archaeologists believe the man was part of the ruling elite of a local nomadic tribe known as the Pazyryk. Numerous other Pazyryk tombs...
  • The Caring Culture vs. the Warrior Culture

    11/05/2006 7:53:55 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 728+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11 5 06 | Denis Keohane
    The Democrats have a problem with America’s warrior culture, and consequently, with our military. And yet, honesty compels me to say that such hostility and scorn does not explain all of the Democratic left’s attitude to our troops, present and veterans. There are some with outright contempt, who loathe the military, but there are many Democrats who are better than this. Watching a wide range of talking heads the last few days on the various news shows, it became clear that some Democrats at least were genuinely hurt and confused by the implications drawn and accusations made that they did...
  • A little sunshine in lives of wounded vets

    10/09/2006 8:48:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 457+ views
    JACKSON'S GAP, Ala. — Army Pfc. Joshua Stein grew up in the water, swimming, diving and spearfishing at his native island of Saipan in the Pacific Ocean. Now, however, Stein is learning to water-ski without his legs, which were blown off when a roadside bomb hit the Bradley fighting vehicle he was driving. With help, Stein straps his scarred body into a cradle fitted on a single, wide ski. Then, he grasps the tow rope with a right arm covered with skin grafts and rises out of the water, grinning and giving a thumbs-up with his mangled left arm, as...
  • Peru finds ancient burial cave of warrior tribe - Chachapoyas, white-skinned aka "Cloud People"

    10/05/2006 8:11:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 3,799+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/5/06 | Robin Emmott
    LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Archeologists have uncovered a 600-year-old, large underground cemetery belonging to a Peruvian warrior culture, thought to be the first discovery of its kind, an official said on Thursday. After a tip-off from a farmer in Peru's northern Amazon jungle, archeologists from Peru's National Culture Institute last week found the 820-feet-(250-meter)deep cave that was used for burial and worship by the Chachapoyas tribe. So far archeologists have found five mummies, two of which are intact with skin and hair, as well as ceramics, textiles and wall paintings, the expedition's leader and regional cultural director Herman Corbera told...
  • Coming home: Fallen soldier Mellen greeted by mourners

    10/03/2006 4:50:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 715+ views
    TUCSON — Case is home. The body of Army Cpl. Casey Lee “Case” Mellen came back to Arizona around 2 p.m. Monday as a Navy cargo aircraft landed at Tucson International Airport and taxied to the executive terminal. Although it was a sad day, the soldier’s father, Casey Edward Mellen, said, “I’m happy my son’s home.” The war is claiming many American men and women, he said. Case is just one of the dead and is part “of all the future dead soldiers,” Mellen said. It was not a political statement against the war, just a reality as GIs remain...
  • Christian Youths Training to Fight for Jesus

    09/19/2006 4:37:22 AM PDT · by No-Really-But · 21 replies · 907+ views
    ABC News Web site ^ | Sept. 17, 2006 | Dan Harris
    Film Shows Youths Training to Fight for Jesus New Documentary Features Controversial Bible Camp, Evangelical Movement An in-your-face documentary out this weekend is raising eyebrows, raising hackles and raising questions about evangelizing to young people. Speaking in tongues, weeping for salvation, praying for an end to abortion and worshipping a picture of President Bush -- these are some of the activities at Pastor Becky Fischer's Bible camp in North Dakota, "Kids on Fire," subject of the provocative new documentary, "Jesus Camp." "I want to see them as radically laying down their lives for the gospel as they are in Palestine,...
  • Gristhorpe Man 'Was Bronze Age Chieftain'

    09/06/2006 6:36:19 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 635+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2006 | Roger Highfield - Nic Fleming
    Gristhorpe Man 'was Bronze Age warrior chieftain' Reports by Roger Highfield and Nic Fleming (Filed: 07/09/2006) Gristhorpe Man, who was found buried in a tree trunk in the 19th century, has been identified as a Bronze Age warrior chieftain by archaeologists. The skeleton of Gristhorpe Man, excavated near Scarborough in 1834 Although a few examples of burial in a scooped-out oak tree have been found in Scotland and East Anglia, it was an unusual method and the example found near Scarborough, North Yorks, was the best preserved. The remains were discovered in 1834 by William Beswick, a local landowner, in...
  • What it means to be a Warrior

    09/04/2006 5:45:12 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 15 replies · 902+ views ^ | September 4, 2006 | Mark D. Divine
    Though I have never tasted the horror and incomprehensible sadness of sitting beside a dying teammate; I have experienced the bond formed by self-sacrificing teammates while an active duty SEAL in the 1990’s. It has not only defined me as a man. But it has given me a sincere appreciation for what it means to be a warrior: An understanding that not all men are warriors. And why America owes so much to its cardinal warriors like Marc Lee and the men who served – and continue to serve – on his left and his right.
  • S. Korea: Mounted Archers Training in a Mongol Plateau

    08/31/2006 11:40:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 86 replies · 1,565+ views ^ | 08/04/06
    Mounted Archers Training in a Mongol plateau Some S. Koreans dug up old military training manuals from 18th century and are trying to restore the art of ancient warriors.Here, they are practicing once-lost art of mounted archery. They went to Mongol steppe to do their summer training.It was done this August on Arkhangel Aimac, a plateau which is 1,000 km from its capital Ulan Bator and 1,700 m (5660 feet) above sea-level .The uniform they are wearing is from Chosun(1392~1910) era.A trainee practicing so-called 'Parthian Parting Shot'This is a favorite technique of Northen steppe warriors in the past. Koreans also used to use it....
  • Weekend warrior no more, Reserve Marines drop stigma

    08/18/2006 4:27:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 454+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Leo A. Salinas
    HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, Washington (Aug. 18, 2006) -- Richard Litto does not like the term “weekend warrior.” In fact, he despises it, and the mere mention of the phrase triggers a standoffish response in a thick, South Boston accent. “I don’t like it,” said Litto, a reserve Marine on active duty at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. “We’re all Marines regardless of what status we’re in.” And Litto is a true Marine. The 46-year-old sergeant currently serves with Marine Air Support Squadron 6; however, when called up for active duty from the reserves, he wanted to be with the action....
  • The American warrior – Part II Why American warriors will defeat the terrorists

    08/15/2006 12:24:25 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 14 replies · 1,266+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | August 15, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    For those who may never have served in an elite unit, laughing and singing in the face of death, boasting about wanting to fight and welcoming the sting of battle, might seem like the behavior of disturbed, socially disconnected people. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Wounded troops get their Camp Pendleton barracks - The Wounded Warrior Center

    08/10/2006 8:42:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,569+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/10/06 | Thomas Watkins - ap
    The Marine Corps on Thursday unveiled the first West Coast barracks for Marines and sailors who are wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, an alternative to the often-empty quarters that house many injured troops while their units remain overseas. The Wounded Warrior Center is the second Marine barracks for the wartime wounded. The first opened last year at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and is run by a Marine colonel who was himself injured in Iraq. The newest barracks at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego, look like a moderate hotel, with TVs, carpeted hallways, separate bedrooms and sitting areas. Donated handmade quilts...
  • Violence Is Blamed On 'Warrior Gene' In The Maoris

    08/09/2006 6:51:47 PM PDT · by blam · 82 replies · 2,549+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-10-2006 | Paul Chapman
    Violence is blamed on 'warrior gene' in the Maoris By Paul Chapman in Wellington (Filed: 10/08/2006) Maori leaders reacted furiously yesterday after a scientist said their race carried a "warrior gene" that predisposed them to violence and criminal behaviour. Dr Rod Lea, a genetic epidemiologist, told the International Conference of Human Genetics in Brisbane that Maori men were twice as likely as Europeans to bear monoamine oxidase, a gene that is also connected with risk-taking behaviour such as smoking and gambling. Performing arts group Pounamu Kai Tahu perform the haka He was reported as saying the discovery went "a long...
  • Iraqi war vet aquitted (Not in MSM)

    07/06/2006 12:36:26 PM PDT · by radar101 · 66 replies · 1,684+ views
    NEWS 24 SOUTH AFRICA ^ | 30 JUNE 2006 | NEWS 24
    Salem - A jury deliberated just two hours on Thursday before finding an Iraqi war veteran and former Marine of the Year acted in self-defence when he fired a shotgun into a group of club-goers outside his home, injuring two people. The jury acquitted marine sergeant Daniel Cotnoir, a 34-year-old reservist, of two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in the shooting last August. Cotnoir had rejected an earlier plea deal. He could have faced up to 20 years in prison. He stood stoically and showed no emotions as the verdicts were read. Prosecutor John Dawley urged...
  • America Supports You: Wounded Warrior Cyclists Mark Holiday

    07/05/2006 5:41:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 271+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Elaine Wilson
    SAN ANTONIO, July 5, 2006 – As the city celebrated July 4 with colorful parades and family barbecues, a small group of cyclists rode into Fort Sam Houston marking an independence day of their own. Steve Nardizzi (far right), executive director of Soldier Ride, introduces a few of the wounded warriors participating in the Soldier Ride National Tour 2006 at Fort Sam Houston's Fourth of July ceremony. The cyclists stopped by after a nine-day trip from Dallas to help the San Antonio community pay tribute to the nation. Photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The...
  • America’s Warrior Culture and the Warrior Class

    07/05/2006 3:59:06 AM PDT · by Curlyhead · 17 replies · 1,058+ views ^ | 7/05/06 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    This “sense” is bred in a uniquely American warrior culture, which is every bit as stalwart and recognizable as what we’ve come to know in history as the old Prussian military tradition, the culture that led to the great Roman Legions, Japan’s Bushido Code and the Samurai, and Scotland’s famous Highland warriors (from which we’ve drawn much of our own warrior culture), among others. So the logical two questions would be – in a nation founded with an institutional aversion to militarism and large standing armies – how have we come to this American warrior culture and a warrior class?...