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  • 'I'm only on trial because Israeli leaders fear the world'

    04/11/2016 2:30:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/4/16
    The full testimony of the IDF soldier who last month shot dead a wounded Arab terrorist in Hevron reveals the reasons he decided to shoot the attacker, who mere minutes earlier together with an accomplice stabbed and wounded a soldier. On Monday night Channel 2 published the transcription of the soldier's testimony, which details his concerns that the terrorist was moving to detonate a hidden bomb belt - other soldiers at the scene, a Magen David Adom (MDA) investigative committee and a CID officer have all confirmed that concerns of a bomb belt had not been ruled out. The soldier,...
  • Death threats received by family of soldier who shot terrorist

    03/27/2016 2:30:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/3/16
    The family of an Israeli soldier now under investigation after shooting a wounded terrorist has filed a complaint with the police after receiving death threats. Relatives of the soldier reported that a man with a discernibly Arabic accent called them on Saturday, making threatening statements and revealing private information about the family. On Thursday, two terrorists attacked an IDF soldier station in Hevron, stabbing him in the upper torso. Both terrorists were neutralized. As the wounded soldier was being carried away by paramedics, one of the neutralized terrorists began to move, leading several people at the scene to express concern....
  • One wounded in attack on Binyamin region community

    03/02/2016 12:45:50 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Two terrorists broke into the community of Eli, located in the Mateh Binyamin region, early Wednesday morning, where they attacked one of the local residents with a knife and clubs before fleeing the scene. The lightly wounded man was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem with cuts in the head. Security forces who were called to the scene located the two terrorists a short time later and killed them. Forces then conducted large searches to make sure no additional terrorists were present. During the searches a handgun was found outside the town on the path the terrorists used...
  • Wounded U.S. soldier soon to get 1st. U.S. penis transplant

    02/19/2016 7:09:53 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 49 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 2-19-16 | Reuters Staff
    A U.S. soldier wounded in an explosion will be the first person in the United States to receive a penis transplant, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital said, which could open the way for about 60 other servicemen with genital injuries to have this surgery.
  • Hotes Foundation donates advanced wheelchairs to wounded US Vets.

    02/17/2016 9:29:00 AM PST · by rorybagleys · 6 replies
    After seeing FOX News commentator Bill O'Reilly's efforts to help severely wounded United States military veterans regain their mobility with all-terrain track wheelchairs, Richard Hotes was so moved by the gesture that he decided to help. Hotes Foundation volunteers created an obstacle course and, with the help of injured veterans, tested more than 10 types of track chairs. When none of the vehicles met the veterans' expectations, volunteers chose the best available option and worked on a complete redesign with the chairs' manufacturer. After a year of development and testing, a suitable track chair was created and Hotes Foundation volunteers...
  • Turn off Fox News - Watch Donald Trump Special Event for Vets LIVE STREAM

    01/28/2016 6:04:35 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 181 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01-28-2016 | Charles O'Connell
    LIVE STREAM: Donald Trump Holds Special Event for Veterans in Des Moines, IA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCx5ILopcbY
  • Infamous Anti-gun Sheriff Shoots Himself in the Hand While Cleaning his Gun (Looks like Barney Fife)

    12/21/2015 6:49:08 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 59 replies
    Buzzpo ^ | December 19, 2015 | Eric Reed
    DES MOINES, Iowa – A fairly well-known anti-gun sheriff seems to have shot himself in the hand on Wednesday night while cleaning his firearm. Des Moines County Sheriff Mike Johnstone negligently discharged a round into his left hand, and was subsequently transported to the hospitals emergency room. His injury has been described by medical personnel as non-life threatening, but a hand surgeon was called in to assist. According to the Iowa Firearms Coalition, Johnstone has advocated for more and more gun-free zones. But perhaps Johnstone is most well-known for his statement from 5 years ago. When Iowa’s concealed carry law...
  • Terror Wave: Three Victims in Critical Condition

    10/18/2015 3:23:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/15 | Cynthia Blank
    Hadassah Medical Center issued an update Sunday morning on the conditions of the terror victims currently being treated at Hadassah Ein Kerem and Hadassah Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. The 20-year-old IDF soldier who was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in Hevron on Saturday evening is now in light condition after undergoing surgery overnight. Two patients remain hospitalized after suffering wounds in the brutal knife and gun attack on Tuesday aboard a bus traveling in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. A 76-year-old man remains in critical condition from that attack, while a 69-year-old woman's condition has been defined as moderate. A 79-year-old...
  • 3 dead, 5 wounded in Chicago as July 4th weekend begins

    07/03/2015 10:13:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/03/15 | Peter Nickeas, Alexandra Chachkevitch
    At least three men were killed and another five people were wounded across Chicago as the Fourth of July weekend got underway.. On one block in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a man was killed and another man was wounded about nine hours apart in shootings at the corner of 49th and Justine streets. Police said both men belonged to the La Razas gang, which has been fighting with a gang to the north in a small pocket of the Back of the Yards called "Halo City.
  • The Unknown Soldier

    05/25/2015 9:14:30 AM PDT · by heartwood · 3 replies
    David Jay Portfolios ^ | 5/25/2015 | David Jay
    There are no words, only pictures of wounded veterans. Please go to the site, and click through.
  • Silver Star Service Banner Day-May 1st

    04/30/2015 4:09:50 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 3 replies
    Congress.Gov ^ | 2015 | Steve Newton
    May 1st is Silver Star Service Banner Day: A day to remember our wounded, ill and injured Armed Force members from all wars. The United States House has made the day permanent while the Senate passes a continuing resolution every year. Take a moment on May 1st to remember the sacrifices made for our Nation.
  • Why George W. Bush Let a Soldiers Mom Yell at Him

    04/22/2015 12:47:33 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 68 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 21, 2015 | Dana Perino
    News of Americas military men and women were wounded and killed in Iraq and Afghanistan almost overwhelmed me on some days. I may have sounded strong when I was talking to the press, but sometimes I had to push my feelings way down in order to get any words out of my mouth to make statements and answer questions. The hardest days were when President Bush went to visit the wounded or families of the fallen. If it was tough for me, you can only imagine what it was like for the families and for a president who knew that...
  • South Sudan: US Military Aircraft Hit By Rebels

    12/21/2013 5:47:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | December 21, 2013
    Two US military aircraft have been fired at during an evacuation mission in South Sudan, wounding two service personnel. One is said to be in a critical condition, and it is thought at least one of the planes was damaged. South Sudan has blamed the attack on renegade troops. Officials said the aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and the scene of some of the country's worst violence in the past week. After being fired at the planes turned around and headed to Kampala in Uganda. From there the wounded service personnel were flown...
  • 2 officers wounded while confronting knife-wielding man at Connecticut Navy base

    11/13/2014 9:18:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/13/14 | Associated Press
    GROTON, Conn. Authorities say two Navy civilian police officers have been wounded while confronting a knife-wielding man at a Connecticut base. Navy officials say an officer guarding the submarine base in Groton Thursday night fired shots at the man who allegedly had tried to enter through a pedestrian gate. Authorities say one officer was injured by the ricochet of bullets. The second officer suffered a minor stab wound to the leg. Both have been treated and released from a local hospital.
  • Biden Misstates Troops Wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan By 47,000

    11/11/2014 5:49:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/11/14 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden misstated the number of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by 47,000 at a Veterans Day event today at Arlington National Cemetary. Heres audio of his remarks: "Every day for the last six years, I ask my staff early in the morning to contact the Department of Defense to get a detailed report of the number of troops deployed, the number wounded, and the number killed. Not a general number; the exact number every day," said the vice president. "Because for every one of those warriors theres an entire family, extended family, back in America that...
  • ISIS Leader "Critically Wounded" In US Airstrikes, Al Arabiya Reports

    11/09/2014 4:59:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/08/14 | Tyler Durden
    While US authorities noted the airstrikes on a 10-vehicle convoy near Mosul, they could not confirm the identity of those killed. *U.S. SAYS COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE IS LEADERS NEAR MOSUL: AFP *U.S. OFFICIAL CONFIRMS AIRSTRIKES TARGETED IS LEADERS:REUTERS *U.S. SAYS IT DESTROYED CONVOY OF 10 ISIS ARMED TRUCKS *CONVOY ATTACK WAS LAST NIGHT IN IRAQ NEAR MOSUL *U.S. SAYS ATTACK WAS AT SITE OF GATHERING OF ISIS LEADERS *U.S. CAN'T CONFIRM IF ISIS LEADER ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI THERE *U.S. SAYS IT HAS NO MORE INFORMATION RIGHT NOW ON AIRSTRIKES
  • Disappointing reports(vanity)

    10/19/2014 3:52:10 PM PDT · by Baynative · 19 replies
    Charity Navigator ^ | 10/1914 | Baynative
    I was looking about on the web for information on fundraising groups and came across this site that focuses on groups aiding military veterans.
  • 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 nations 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 Beer 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 Examiners 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 charitys 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, MOJuly 6, 2012The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) proudly announces the 2012 recipient of the prestigious SSFOA Commendation Awardactor 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 NBCs Americas 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 NBCs Americas 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 shows 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 Bulls-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 Staffs 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 departments 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
    HOUSTONHundreds 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 theyre 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...