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  • Sources: Police officer shot in New Florence (PA)

    11/28/2015 8:25:01 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 11/28/15 | WJAC
    *Update: NBC affiliate WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh is reporting the officer is from the New Florence Police Department. NEW FLORENCE, Pa. Police said a gunman is on the loose in the area of New Florence, Westmoreland Co., just 13 miles west of Johnstown. Sources tell 6 News an officer was responding to a domestic dispute at a house on the 100 block of Ligonier Street in New Florence. Those sources said the officer was shot and found in the yard of a burning house. State Police and many other agencies, including Johnstown Police are converging on the location. Sources told 6...
  • Ben Carson's meeting with top army general in Detroit reportedly doesn't match records

    11/10/2015 4:10:32 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 92 replies
    MLive ^ | November 07, 2015 | David Muller |
    DETROIT, MI - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's account of being offered a full scholarship at West Point was called into question this week after the military academy said he never applied to the school. Carson admitted Friday that he never applied to West Point. Rather, the neurosurgeon from Detroit said he was informally offered a scholarship by a top U.S. Army general, but decided not to pursue it. However, The Detroit News reports that the encounter Carson was referring to, and that is described in his best-selling 1990 autobiography "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," does not match historical...
  • Rep. Lynn Westmoreland on Benghazi eyewitness testimony

    11/28/2013 3:10:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/26/13 | Megan Kelly
    Report: Americans left unprepared for defense Vid at link
  • What one question would you ask Mitt Romney if given the chance (vanity)?

    07/16/2012 7:18:24 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 72 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 16 July 2012 | Joe Napsha
    So here's the deal. My wife and I have been long time volunteers at the local GOP hq. and were offered a couple of tickets for a Romney campaign appearance in our county tomorrow. The details are at the link.I was not going to miss work, but my wife wanted to go in the worst way and then I found out this is going to be a fairly small gathering, 200 people or so.While not guaranteed, of course, there is at least a decent chance we will have the opportunity to ask him at least one question or give out...
  • GOP storms Westmoreland Courthouse (Democrat heavy County near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

    11/09/2011 7:36:35 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 7 replies
    Tribune Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 9 November 2011 | By Rich Cholodofsky
    Republicans authored a historic shift in Westmoreland County government on Tuesday. Charles Anderson and Tyler Courtney secured a majority on the board of commissioners for the first time since 1956. It also appears that Republicans swept all five row offices, defeating four longtime incumbents, according to unofficial election results. Two-term incumbent Controller Carmen Pedicone, potentially the last Democrat standing, lost by 262 votes to write-in candidate Jeff Balzer. "We worked so hard for this. It's just going to be a great victory. I am so happy, you don't even know," said Chairwoman Elaine Gowaty of the county Republican Committee. "I...
  • Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania give Obama the Finger

    11/08/2011 8:47:59 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 45 replies
    Westmoreland County Elections Bureau ^ | 8 November 2011 | Westmoreland County Election Bureau
    All but one precinct reporting now and it appears the GOP has taken control of the county commission for the first time since the Eisenhower administration.This is a county so Democrat heavy that Walter Mondale carried it during the Reagan landslide in 1984.But every row office now appears to have flipped to the GOP with only one race too close to call: The County Controller whose credentials were so good that even the county's GOP leaning daily newspaper endorsed the Democrat.
  • Funnel cloud rips Westmoreland County (Tornado damage in SW Pennsylvania)

    03/24/2011 8:13:59 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 6 replies
    Tribune Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 24 March 2011 (9:57 a.m.) | Trib Staff
    Robin Aaron thought it was the end. A ferocious storm ripped through Westmoreland County on Wednesday afternoon, leveling some houses and peeling roofs off others, tearing tops off trees and gouging the auditorium and athletic field at Hempfield Area Senior High School. As chunks of hail rained down, a churning funnel cloud screamed through Sewickley Township, leveling six homes on General Braddock Road. "I was outside taking my dogs in. I looked at the sky. It was getting real bad," Aaron said. "I grabbed my daughter and called to my son. ... We were all curled into a ball (in...
  • Georgia's congressional delegation pulls up a seat to State of the Union speech

    01/25/2011 4:37:48 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 27 replies
    AJC ^ | January 24, 2011 | Bob Keefe
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson plans to sit with Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss expects to be next to Sen. Mark Warner, the Democrat from Virginia. ... Others are not. “I ... believe very firmly that it is a trap and a ruse that Democrats are proposing,” Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Athens said on a radio show when asked about plans for the symbolic sit-together some Democrats and Republicans are planning for the speech. "(Democrats) want silence from Republicans ... and sitting together being kissy-kissy is just another way to try to silence...
  • Westmoreland voters favored Republicans in nearly every race.

    11/04/2010 8:22:02 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 3 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 11-04-2010 | Rich Cholodofsky
    A decade ago, Democrats dominated in Westmoreland County, holding a large voter registration edge and controlling nearly every state and county office. Fortunes have shifted so dramatically that after Tuesday's election, even Democrats have a tough time envisioning many wins in the party's future. "I don't think in the short term they can turn it around," said Tom Ceraso, a former Democratic county commissioner.
  • Rep. Lynn Westmoreland Eyes Government Shutdown

    09/14/2010 10:24:40 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | September 10, 2010 | James S. Hohmann
    A prominent Republican congressman raised the specter Friday of a government shutdown if the GOP wins control of the House. Speaking to hundreds of activists gathered at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington for the Faith and Freedom Conference, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) urged the audience to stand with House Republicans when they go toe-to-toe with President Barack Obama. Westmoreland said his caucus — presuming it takes control of the House come November — aims to pass spending bills that Obama is likely to veto. He predicted Republicans would not be able to override such a veto, creating a standoff that...
  • Volunteers Needed at GOP Hq in Westmoreland County, the Pivotal Part of Pennsylvania

    11/01/2008 6:53:43 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 9 replies · 883+ views
    Personal Observation ^ | 1 November 2008 | Personal Experience
    It was a beautiful day in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Clear and sunny, mid-60's and the leaves really needed raking. Our toilet needs new insides and our washing machine is busted.But Mrs. Vigilanteman and I put it all off to volunteer at GOP Hq in downtown Greensburg, TEL 724-836-0570. The food was great, the people working there were even better. One lady from England just got her U.S. citizenship and is putting it to good use. There are people drifting in and out all day helping with phone calls, but they are still only running about 75% capacity.I hate phone solicitors,...
  • Vietnamese Veterans Honor Gen. WESTMORELAND as a Hero (Giving Back)

    08/01/2005 11:00:53 AM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 13 replies · 742+ views
    Los Angeles Times, California/Local ^ | 08/02/2005 | David Haldane
    . Little Saigon CA's loving Memorial to Gen. WESTMORELAND: "You gave your best efforts. By virtue of Vietnam, together we held the line for many years and stopped the dominoes from falling. You are and always will be ...a courageous and dedicated soldier." .
  • Joe Galloway: To Two Viet War Icons: Rest in Peace (Gen Westmoreland and Vice Admiral Stockdale)

    07/31/2005 11:21:58 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 2 replies · 381+ views ^ | July 28, 2005 | Joe Galloway
    WASHINGTON - This is a tale of two men who were -- each in his own way -- icons of America's searing and bitter experience in Vietnam. Both left us this month, one at age 81 the other at age 91, and they left us wondering what it all meant and what they meant to us. One was a symbol of a nation's failure to succeed in its costly and bloody mission in Vietnam. The other was a symbol of gritty personal courage and simple personal honor while a seemingly helpless prisoner of America's enemies in that war. Gen. William...
  • Vietnam commander buried at West Point (Gen. Westmoreland)

    07/23/2005 11:28:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 990+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/23/05 | Michael Virtanen - AP
    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Gen. William Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam during a major escalation of the war, was buried Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy, where he was once superintendent. The World War II combat veteran died Monday at the age of 91 of natural causes at the South Carolina retirement home where he lived with his wife, Katherine. "He left his mark in history," a chaplain, Lt. Col. John J. Cook, said in a graveside eulogy. "The season of war is gone ... Now he'll enter a season of rest." Following a private chapel service...
  • Gen. William Westmoreland

    07/21/2005 8:17:33 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies · 454+ views
    AP ^ | July 20, 2005
    The full Ap obit: Gen. William Westmoreland CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) - Retired Gen. William Westmoreland, who commanded U.S. forces during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968 and advocated a strong military buildup at a time when American casualties were mounting, has died. Westmoreland died Monday of natural causes at Bishop Gadsden retirement home, where he had lived with his wife, said his son, James Ripley Westmoreland. He was 91. "I have no apologies, no regrets. I gave my very best efforts," Westmoreland told The Associated Press in 1985. "I've been hung in effigy. I've been spat upon. You...
  • Can the liberals learn from Vietnam? - (Westmoreland: legacy of the left's defeatism; spot on!)

    07/21/2005 9:21:46 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 909+ views
    Washington -- When retired Gen. William Westmoreland (Ret.) died this week in Charleston, S.C., the press erupted with reminiscences, mostly about him and the Vietnam War, mostly permeated with the myths of the Kultursmog , the politically-polluted culture of our elites, our liberal elites. After Vietnam the general spent the rest of his life refighting the war. He never learned that it was a war we could not win. He was a failure. These are three of the foul thoughts that pollute the liberals' culture and were repeated in many of his obituaries. I knew Westmoreland later in life, not...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers MACV HQ and the TET Offensive (1968) - July 21st, 2005

    07/20/2005 9:37:05 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 75 replies · 2,269+ views
    Vietnam Magazine | February 2001 | LTC James Jay Carafano
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Gen. Westmoreland, Who Led U.S. in Vietnam, Dies

    07/19/2005 12:52:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 1,453+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 19, 2005 | ERIC PACE
    Gen. William C. Westmoreland, who commanded the United States forces in Vietnam from 1964 to 1968, overseeing the vast troop buildup and the height of the fighting, died last night in a retirement home in Charleston, S.C., his son, James Ripley Westmoreland, announced. The general was 91. Westy, as he became known while a West Point cadet, was driving and combative - in World War II, leading a fast-moving artillery battalion; in Vietnam, directing "search and destroy" missions meant to decimate the enemy; in retirement, suing CBS for a television documentary that he said had defamed him. The libel suit,...
  • AP: William Westmoreland dead

    07/18/2005 7:57:49 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 324 replies · 9,805+ views
    Associated Press | July 18, 2005
    breaking, more to come
  • General William Westmoreland is 91 today

    03/26/2005 2:21:03 PM PST · by Borges · 2 replies · 418+ views
    Does anyone know what the General is up to these days? He hasn't been heard from much at all since that Libel lawsuit almost 20 years ago. You would think he would be a prime interview subject about his role in epochal events in American history.