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  • Founder and CEO of the Silver Star Families of America Offers to Trade Himself

    06/11/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 15 replies
    Self ^ | 2014 | Steve Newton
    For immediate Release 6/10/14 Clever, Mo Founder and CEO of the Silver Star Families of America Offers to Trade Himself for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi
  • Silver Star Families of America calls for expanded use of Non-VA Care Program

    06/03/2014 8:40:50 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 9 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeremy P. Amick, public affairs officer Silver Star Families of America Phone: (573) 230-7456 Email: jamick1@earthlink.net
  • May 1st is Silver Star Service Banner Day

    04/30/2014 4:15:17 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 1 replies
    Recognizing the wounded, ill and dying veterans of our nation’s armed forces.
  • Healing the ‘Invisible Wound’

    03/28/2014 8:31:49 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 28 March 14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dar Place was two feet away when his friend and fellow soldier took his own life during the Gulf War. Two decades later, like so many other veterans, Place is still haunted by the plague of suicide in the military. “I personally saw my driver after Desert Storm in his tank put a gun underneath his mouth and pull the trigger, while I was no further away from him than I am from you right now,” Place told the Washington Free Beacon at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. He was one of the...
  • 2014 Silver Star Service Banner Day

    03/28/2014 6:12:31 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 9 replies
    Let's Remember our Wounded, ill and Injured Veterans on May 1st
  • Wounded Syrian couple treated in Israel: “We were taught this is a brutal enemy state, but we

    01/21/2014 4:22:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch | 1/21/14 | Robert Spencer
    Islamic supremacist anti-Semitic propaganda endangers not only Jews. “Wounded Syrian couple treated in Israel,” from Israel Hayom, January 19 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Israel Defense Forces troops brought a wounded Syrian couple to Poriah Hospital near Tiberias Thursday night. The couple, residents of the embattled town Daraa, arrived with gunshot wounds in their legs. The male is 27 years old and his wife is 23 and in the early stages of pregnancy.While the two did not have life threatening wounds, the two have been through an immense amount of duress recently: Two months ago, the couple lost their...
  • Ayotte: Deal cuts military survivor benefits

    01/13/2014 1:27:24 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Jan 14 | Jeremy Herb
    The Pentagon has determined that the budget deal passed last month cutting $6 billion in military pensions would also reduce survivor benefits, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said Monday. But the cuts to survivor benefits and two other programs related to combat and disability pay will be repealed in the omnibus spending bill, said a senior Senate aide familiar with the government funding measure expected to be released later Monday. "At the end of the day, this will all be addressed," the aide said. Ayotte has been one of the most vocal senators opposing the cut to military retirement benefits...
  • Creigh Deeds critically wounded; son dead from gunshot

    Former Dem nominee for VA-Gov in serious condition. Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home and his son Gus is dead from a gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning. Deeds is being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Authorities said they are trying to determine the sequence of events at the Deeds home in Bath County early today. Further details were not immediately available.
  • Five IDF Soldiers Wounded in Gaza Five IDF soldiers wounded in explosion as they work

    10/31/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 10/31/13 | Elad Benari
    Five IDF soldiers were wounded near the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Thursday evening. An initial investigation has found that terrorists detonated an explosive device as IDF soldiers were operating in the area, preparing to blow up the terror tunnel that was recently discovered by IDF soldiers, leading from Gaza into an Israeli kibbutz. As the soldiers crossed the border fence, the device was detonated, wounding the five soldiers who were taken by helicopter to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. The IDF responded by opening fire at terrorists who were in the ara.
  • Wounded warrior makes final jump

    10/22/2013 2:00:10 PM PDT · by SZonian · 1 replies
    Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs ^ | 10/18/2013 | Capt. Victoria Porto
    HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- One by one, Airmen from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron lined up at the back of a C-130, paused, then stepped off the aircraft Oct. 16, completing their free fall training jump into the picturesque water of Florida's Emerald Coast. For Staff Sgt. Johnnie Yellock Jr., this jump was two years and 28 surgeries in the making. In 2011, Yellock, a 23rd STS combat controller, was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While on a mission checking Afghan local police outposts, his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. "When I opened...
  • SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA UP IN ARMS OVER WORLD WAR ll MEMORIAL FLAP

    10/02/2013 3:14:51 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 75 replies
    Boaz Missouri October 2nd 2013 For Immediate Release
  • 1 Dead, 13 Wounded In Christmas Eve, Christmas Shootings (Chicago)

    12/26/2012 7:48:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/26/12 | CHICAGO (STMW)
    violence over the Christmas holiday, including an 11-year-old boy grazed by a bullet and a man who was shot to death during a dispute in the Englewood neighborhood. Joshua Davis, 18, was shot to death in the 2000 block of W. 69th Street — a few blocks from his home — after an altercation with several males on a CTA bus, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The group followed Davis off the bus when one of the males pulled out a handgun and shot Davis several times in the torso and once in the ear about 11:30...
  • LANCE CORPORAL HAMMAR AND THE DEBATE WE SHOULD BE HAVING ON PTS(D)

    12/21/2012 3:08:14 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 14 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    The Silver Star Families Call for a Debate on PTS
  • FREEING JON HAMMAR

    12/13/2012 7:11:25 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 12 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    The Silver Star Families of America work to free Lance Corporal Hammar.
  • FREE HAMMAR NOW!

    12/11/2012 2:52:29 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 11 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    I though everyone would be interested in this. It is amazing to me the utter unresponsiveness of the government. We have only gotten one reply to our inquires and that is from his representative in Miami. Nothing from State, nothing from the White House. Frustrating beyond belief.
  • Wounded Warrior Project faces fallout after snubbing ‘Gun Talk’

    11/14/2012 2:10:52 PM PST · by AAABEST · 41 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | David Codrea
    In a development that shocked veteran talk show host Tom Gresham of the nationally-syndicated Gun Talk Radio program, the Wounded Warrior Project “declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show,” the program reported yesterday on its Facebook page. “I'm stunned at your email saying that the WWP doesn't participate in an interview or activity related to firearms,” Gresham emailed the charity’s public relations director, Leslie A. Coleman. “Inasmuch as there are 90 million gun owners and most of them support wounded veterans, I think they would be shocked to hear that they are, by way...
  • FReep the vote for our wounded, ill and injured veterans.

    10/09/2012 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 1 replies
    Please help us get a Presidential Proclamation.
  • Regenerative Medicine Helps Rebuild Wounded Warriors

    09/13/2012 3:50:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    abc ^ | 9/13/12 | KATIE MOISSE
    Ron Strang lay helpless in the dirt as the hole in his leg was packed with gauze and swathed in bandages. The Marine sergeant was on foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province when an improvised explosive device tore through his left thigh, shredding his muscle and draining half his blood. "I'm sure I would've died without the quick actions of my fellow Marines," said Strang, 28, who endured more than a dozen surgeries and painful skin grafts to close the gaping wound. Though his skin eventually healed, Strang was left with half the quadriceps he once had. "I had to...
  • FRC Security Guard Shot by Gunman: ‘I Feel That God Put Me In a Position to Be There At That Time’

    08/17/2012 11:21:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 17, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) –The security guard who stopped a gunman at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday, despite sustaining a shot to the arm, said God put him there at that time to stop the attack. The gunman was carrying a 9mm handgun with two extra loaded magazines and another 50 rounds of ammunition in his backpack. Leo Johnson, the building operation manager at the FRC, a conservative policy group that promotes "faith, family and freedom," has been hailed as a hero by authorities for not letting an armed gunman get too far past the front door. In an interview with...
  • Silver Star Families of America honors actor Gary Sinise for support of wounded and ill veterans

    07/25/2012 2:06:16 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 13 replies
    CLEVER, MO—July 6, 2012—The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) proudly announces the 2012 recipient of the prestigious SSFOA Commendation Award—actor and musician Gary Sinise.
  • A Soldier of Misfortune: Staff Sgt. Joshua "Ike" Eisenhauer

    07/01/2012 11:49:00 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 6 replies
    Save Our Soldiers Website ^ | June 27, 2012 | Save Our Soldiers Staff
    Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer is a U.S. Army soldier who suffered severe and debilitating wounds while serving in Afghanistan. Joshua now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a direct result of those injuries and his combat experiences in Afghanistan. The PTSD has caused Joshua to have flashbacks on multiple occasions, including the night of January 13, 2012 when members of the Fayetteville, North Carolina Fire Department came to his apartment in response to a small fire in his apartment complex. When the firemen tried to forcibly enter the apartment, Joshua, experiencing a PTSD flashback instinctively resisted, believing that...
  • Did Timothy Poe Lie About Being Injured in Afghanistan

    06/08/2012 7:16:12 AM PDT · by HollyB · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 8, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Timothy Michael Poe won over the crowd and the judges of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” even before he began to sing, with his moving story of blocking a grenade blast in 2009 to save his buddies in Afghanistan – an act of heroism he said broke his back and left him with a brain injury.
  • Military Disputes "AGT" Star's Account of War Injury

    06/07/2012 1:25:50 AM PDT · by Saije · 15 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 6/6/2012 | Sam Chung
    Timothy Michael Poe, a rising star on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” has become the subject of controversy after reports emerged that call into question his account of surviving a grenade attack in Afghanistan. On Monday night, the show’s audience broke into applause after they watched a teary-eyed Poe talk about the injury he sustained in Afghanistan. He explained that he had acquired a stutter after suffering a brain injury during his 2009 tour and added that the attack ended his 14-year military career, but that singing was his way of healing. A day after the show aired, however, Lt. Col....
  • THE SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA IS SOLICITING COMMENTS ON WOUNDED WARRIOR TRANSITION UNITS

    03/24/2012 5:18:24 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 14 replies
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    Semi Vanity
  • Wounded Warrior Marksmanship Units – An Army Bull’s-Eye

    03/12/2012 5:30:27 PM PDT · by marktwain
    ammoland.com ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Michael Molinaro
    FORT BENNING, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)- The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is proud to announce its historic expansion with the creation of a Marksmanship Instructor Group and Paralympic Section, the first-ever Army units designed specifically for wounded warriors deemed able to continue to serve on active duty. Approved by the Army this week, this historic first is part of the Army Chief of Staff’s initiative supporting Wounded Warriors. For these Soldiers, serving in the USAMU will involve raising Army combat readiness by providing the absolute best shooting instruction for all Army units. They will also showcase the Army by competing at a...
  • Obama Visits Wounded Service Members

    03/02/2012 3:47:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    abc ^ | 3/2/12 | Mary Bruce
    President Obama spent this afternoon visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, meeting 27 injured troops and awarding eight purple hearts. During his visit to the hospital the president met with 11 soldiers, 14 Marines, one sailor and one NATO forces member, according to the White House. Twenty-six of the service members that the president met were injured in Afghanistan and one was wounded in Iraq. The visit comes just two days after the president honored Iraq veterans at a White House dinner, praising those who served as heroes and welcoming them home after nearly nine...
  • Woman killed amid attack on police officer

    12/26/2011 10:40:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 12/26/11 | Geoff Folsom
    MARIETTA — A Marietta woman who was accused of sending threatening packages to lawmakers was shot and killed after attacking a Cobb Police officer Christmas morning, police said. Using a knife and a handgun, Jameela Cecila Barnette, 53, assaulted an officer from the department’s Precinct 3 who had knocked on her apartment door after responding to an alarm, Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said. Despite receiving injuries to his arm, Pierce said the officer, who is not being identified at this time, fired his service weapon to stop the assault. The officer was treated and released at the scene,...
  • 'Shalit Deal Terrorist' Wounded, in IDF Hands

    11/19/2011 3:48:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    A terrorist released in the Shalit deal is reportedly hospitalized and under IDF guard. According to the family of a Jewish man hospitalized at Hadassah in Jerusalem, he has recently had to share his room with a terrorist who was apparently shot in the course of IDF counter-terror activity. The terrorist is under constant police and IDF guard. The relatives told Arutz Sheva that they have been told that the terrorist was freed in the recent Shalit deal, and was recaptured after engaging in terror activity against Israel. This claim is currently uncorroborated. The family members claim that the Arab...
  • VA finds that veterans with war wounds live longer than unscathed

    07/21/2011 4:31:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    In the 60 years since he was wounded at war, Ruben Campos has lived a happy, healthy life in Tucson. The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to know why. The VA is taking a closer look at veterans like Campos, 81, after recent medical research showed a link between war wounds and increased longevity. Aging veterans who, in their youths, earned Purple Hearts -awarded to troops wounded in action - substantially outlived their military peers who didn't receive the medal, the study found. VA researchers tracked more than 10,000 veterans of World War II and Korea from the late 1990s...
  • A Little Help Please (Vanity)

    06/19/2011 2:52:20 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 2011 | Steve Newton
    Need a little help with voting
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • Hundreds cheer Wounded Warriors at Bush Intercontinental Airport

    05/21/2011 7:26:06 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 7 replies
    KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | May 20, 2011 | Doug Miller
    HOUSTON—Hundreds of people gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday to welcome more than 200 wounded veterans to Houston. The veterans, many of them in wheelchairs or on crutches, passed through a cordon of cheering civilians waving flags and yelling their thanks. Some people in the crowd stepped out to shake the veterans hands or hug them and welcome them to Texas. "Awesome," said one of the veterans. "God bless Texas." (snip) "In the morning they’re going to see 200 boats sitting on the water with volunteers that are opening their hearts to show these soldiers a really good time...
  • Gaddafi likely wounded and not in Tripoli: Italy

    05/13/2011 11:37:05 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 12th 2011 | Paolo BiondiMay
    Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has likely been wounded in western airstrikes and has probably left Tripoli, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Friday. A Libyan government spokesman immediately denied that Gaddafi had been harmed. Frattini told reporters that he believed what he had been told by Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, the Catholic bishop in Tripoli, that Gaddafi had probably left Tripoli and had probably even been wounded by NATO airstrikes. "I tend to give credence to the comment of the bishop of Tripoli, Monsignor Martinelli, who has been in close contact over recent weeks, when he told us that...
  • President Honors Wounded and Ill on Silver Star Service Banner Day

    05/01/2011 4:01:03 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 1+ views
    The Silver Star Families of Ameria ^ | May 2011 | Steve Newton
    Today is Silver Star Service Banner Day and the start of Military appreciation Month.
  • Camaraderie, Challenge Inspire Wounded Warriors

    03/29/2011 5:20:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., March 29, 2011 – Camaraderie and the opportunity to challenge themselves are proving to be some of the best therapy possible for wounded warriors attending the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Former Army Spc. Barbara Newstrom, left, and Army Sgt. John Barnes, center, both wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom, take a break during the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 28, 2011. Joining them is Barnes' mother, Valerie Wallace, who watched the changes last year’s clinic helped to bring about in her son....
  • Soldier Inspires Others With Brain-injury Recovery

    03/22/2011 4:25:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 – His first significant brain injury was a setback, but when he experienced several more a few years later, Army Capt. Galen Peterson figured he’d reached the end of his military career. “One of the biggest things that I struggled with when I was going through [traumatic brain injury] is the impression that my career and life as I knew it was over, that there was no way I could stay on active duty, much less an armor officer,” he said. But with hard work and perseverance, he was able not only to remain on active...
  • Call for Help to Support Wounded Marine

    03/03/2011 9:33:19 AM PST · by Ingtar · 19 replies
    WREG TV, my wife ^ | 3/2/2011 | WREG TV
    FAST FACTS: * Memphis company initiatives support for wounded Marine * Marine injured in Afghanistan three weeks ago * Company wants Mid-South to flood Marine with cards and notes ... If you or your organization would like to send a get well wish, you can write to Romo at the address below. LCpl Jacob Romo National Medical Center 5 East Inpatient Surgical Unit 8901 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20889-5600
  • Wounded Iraq Vet Gets Heckled During Columbia University Speech

    02/20/2011 1:15:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    fox ^ | 2/20/11 | New York Post
    Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus. "Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.
  • 1 dead, 7 hurt after Lowell shooting spree

    01/01/2011 12:58:06 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    AP ^ | January 1, 2011
    A 20-year-old woman is dead and seven other people were hurt in a multiple shooting in Lowell. Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said two Lowell men, 20-year-old Jameson Phoun and 19-year-old Sothy Voeun, have been arrested and will be arraigned on murder charges Monday.
  • Wounded War Vet Reunites With Vermont GI Who Saved Him (Sgt. Edward Matayka lost his legs)

    12/12/2010 1:05:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    V News ^ | 12/12/10 | John Curran
    Wounded War Vet Reunites With Vt. GI Who Saved HimBy John Curran Associated Press Published 12/12/2010 South Burlington, Vt. -- The last time they were together, it was in the wreckage of a roadside bombing in Afghanistan Sgt. Edward Matayka, a 33-year-old Vermont National Guard medic, had been mortally wounded. Specialist David Schwerer, of White River Junction, was among those who gave him first aid, applying tourniquets that saved his life but couldn't save his legs. Yesterday, Matayka got to say thank you, welcoming Schwerer home from a yearlong deployment in an emotional reunion at a ceremony for returning troops....
  • A Great Cause – the Wounded Warrior Experience

    11/08/2010 1:29:54 PM PST · by Superstu321 · 2 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 11/08/10 | Stupac
    Last Thursday I went to one of the most moving events I’d been to here in D.C. – The Wounded Warrior Experience. It was put on by the American Veterans Center and the Military Order of the Purple Heart and it was a live taping of an interview with two disabled veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Army Captain Ryan Kules and Corpsman James Raffetto we’re two of the wounded veterans interviewed and they we’re both amazing. Kules lost a leg and an arm while serving in Iraq and Raffetto lost both legs and arm while serving in Afghanistan. Neither seemed...
  • Wounded Soldiers Stuck in Middle of Aircraft Battle

    10/31/2010 12:27:45 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    AOLNews ^ | October 30, 2010 | Sharon Weinberger
    "More than two dozen injured U.S. troops, including six critical-care patients, have been loaded onto the C-17 transport aircraft destined for Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Then everyone aboard gets the bad news: There's a fuel leak, and the aircraft may not be able to fly today." ... "The Air Force has ordered 213 C-17s to date, but further orders depend on a battle between Congress, which has pushed to extend the production line, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who wants to halt further purchases."
  • The Silver Star Families of America requests assistance in award Process.

    09/30/2010 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Need a little help in the nominating process. FREEP this survey.
  • TUNES FOR TROOPS

    06/30/2010 2:01:29 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 4 replies
    My Friends I apologize if this is not the correct way of asking for help. Mods feel free to delete
  • Wounded Soldiers return to battlefield

    06/27/2010 6:38:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | U.S. Forces Iraq
    BAGHDAD – Cpl. Charles DuPree took a knee and buried his head in his hands. Staff Sgt. Jeral Majetic knelt in front of him as they grabbed hold of one another; both veterans too overwhelmed to support their own weight. With his voice cracking, DuPree said, “This is it, we’re back.” Staff Sgt. Jeral Majetic (left) and Cpl. Charles DuPree comfort Staff Sgt. Christopher Bain as he visits the site where he was injured in 2004. These three, along with eight other wounded warriors, came out to the site as part of the Operation Proper Exit program’s most recent trip...
  • Edinger's strength and resolve helped him survive tragic ordeal

    05/09/2010 4:13:41 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 1 replies · 372+ views
    mail tribune ^ | 9th May | Paul Fattig
    Liz Edinger will never forget that telephone call, the one dreaded by any worried parent of a uniformed son or daughter in harm's way in Afghanistan or Iraq. "Nick called and asked if I was sitting down," she said. "I sat down, and he said, 'Mom, my left foot is missing.' " "This is six hours after it happened," added Scott Edinger, her husband and Nick's father. "He said, 'I stepped on a land mine but don't worry, I'm going to be fine.' " Army Cpl. Nick Edinger, 22, lost his left foot to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan...
  • Vanity FR this vote

    05/04/2010 5:36:05 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 6 replies · 288+ views
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2010 | Steve Newton
    I apologize in advance if this post is in violation of any rules and ask the mods to remove it if it is.
  • BLUNT’S BILL TO ESTABLISH SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY PASSES HOUSE

    04/21/2010 12:58:17 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 10 replies · 1,349+ views
    Congress Blunt ^ | April 21, 2010 | Press Release
    Folks since the Silver Star Families of America was practically born on FR, I thought you might like to see this. A Stand alone Resolution from the House.
  • Volcanic Ash Reroutes Transport of Afghan War Wounded

    04/20/2010 6:44:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 254+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 20, 2010 – Ash from an Icelandic volcano limiting European air traffic has forced the U.S. military to reroute some American troops wounded in Afghanistan through Iraq instead of Germany, a military official said today.Video Defense officials decided to transport war wounded to Balad, Iraq, to increase troops’ level of survival and to maintain medical capacity in Bagram, home to the primary U.S. medical center in Afghanistan, Air Force Brig. Gen. Steven L. Kwast said.“It's all driven by the requirement medically that that intermediate stop saves lives, and it needs to be done,” Kwast, commander of the 455th...
  • New Implants Mold to Brain Like Shrink-Wrap [amazing medical promise]

    04/18/2010 11:34:27 PM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies · 507+ views
    LiveScience ^ | April 18 , 2010 | Jeanna Bryner
    New silken brain implants that mold to the organ's grooves and crevices like shrink-wrap could lead to better devices for monitoring and controlling seizures. "They can also serve as advanced brain-machine interfaces for control of prosthetics and other devices," said John Rogers, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The new implants could transmit signals from the brain to the prosthetic, Rogers and his colleagues explain in the April 18 issue of the journal Nature Materials.