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  • World War II 'Hero of Iwo Jima,' John Keith Wells, dies in Arvada

    02/18/2016 9:43:22 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 2/15/16 | Lance Hernandez
    DENVER - America has lost a hero of Iwo Jima. First Lieutenant John Keith Wells, USMC, 94, of Wheat Ridge, died Thursday at the Arvada Care and Rehabilitation Center. Wells, who received the Navy Cross, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, commanded the 3rd Platoon, Easy Co., 28th Marine Regiment, during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The 3rd Platoon was part of the invasion force, landing on February 19, 1945. It was a key unit in the frontal assault on Mt. Suribachi. Wells, thinking the frontal assault order from higher up was pure suicide, refused to give his marines the order...
  • Bodies of WWII US Marines recovered in Pacific

    07/09/2015 10:22:31 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    The bodies of 36 US Marines have been found on a remote Pacific island more than 70 years after they died in a bloody World War II battle, a member of the recovery team said. The remains of the men were discovered after a four-month excavation on Betio Island in Kiribati, director of US charity History Flight Inc., Mark Noah, told Radio New Zealand.
  • Bill 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies at 90

    03/09/2014 4:33:13 PM PDT · by Doogle · 25 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 03/09/14 | ap via fox
    William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 90. His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night. "He had a good, long life," his son said. The HBO miniseries, based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, followed the members of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from training in Georgia in 1942 through some of...
  • Where was Tom Brokaw?

    01/22/2014 11:01:15 AM PST · by HalTa · 41 replies
    I know this is a few months old, but it's something that has been puzzling me. Where was Tom Brokaw when the "Greatest Generation" was being publicly disrespected and humiliated at the World War 2 memorial? All they wanted to do was visit this open air monument, {many in wheelchairs} that was dedicated to them. IN my mind, Brokaw should have been there, leading the charge to remove the barriers. I guess he had to make the choice, Greatest Generation or Obama. He chose Obama.
  • ‘Disgusting’: NBC viewers not amused by actress Natasha Leggero’s mockery of Pearl Harbor vets

    01/01/2014 7:14:47 AM PST · by LSUfan · 40 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 31 Dec 13 | Michelle Malkin
    As Twitchy readers will recall, the makers of SpaghettiOs apologized last month for a crass Pearl Harbor day promotional tweet. Actress and “comedian” Natasha Leggero, a co-host of NBC’s New Year’s Eve special along with TV/radio personality Carson Daly, apparently decided to double-down on stupid with a New Year’s Eve swipe at America’s greatest generation. Because nothing says festive like mocking WWII heroes who survived the Pearl Harbor raid.
  • Obama Acted Like a Beleaguered Dictator

    10/19/2013 9:57:22 PM PDT · by kathsua · 16 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | October 18, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama's use of riot police to deal with WWII veterans wishing to visit their war memorial is the type of action one would expect of a dictator who's afraid protesters are attempting to overthrow him. Obama's obsession with keeping veterans away from their war memorial makes no sense. Why would a sane president do such a thing? Obama's actions indicate he is a compassion less vindictive individual who doesn't care about people. He wants to make himself feel important by pushing other people around. Obama blundered badly in Syria. His proposal to bomb Syria was the political equivalent...
  • Mount Rushmore blockage stirs anger in South Dakota

    10/05/2013 12:16:44 PM PDT · by mrreaganaut · 118 replies
    Kristi Noem Facebook Page ^ | Oct. 5, 2013 | Kristi Noem
    The federal government has been blocking people from pulling off the side of the road to view Mt. Rushmore! This is government arrogance at its worst. [The original article is from a source we cannot link to here on FR (Argus Leader).] This was taken from Kristi Noem's page (R-SD).
  • “Escort And Honor Ride”: Bikers Rally Today For WWII Vets At Closed Memorial

    10/05/2013 8:20:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | October 5, 2013 | Rachel Pulaski
    Today, from 9am to 11am, bikers will be rallying at Washington D.C.’s WWII Memorial that has been closed to the public due to the federal government shutdown. The bikers plan to honor the WWII veterans and show their support. ... Riders!…Kick Stands Up and lets ride for these American Heroes!! America’s Greatest Generation defended our rights 70 years ago. Now it’s time that we defend THEIR rights and ensure they have access to THEIR Memorials. It’s time we show our government that we will no longer tolerate the political thugs that feel they can punish America into submission!! We are...
  • We can see 2014 from the Barry-cades: New symbol of Obama’s presidency [Photoshops and Priceless!!)

    10/02/2013 3:06:09 PM PDT · by Vendome · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/02/13 | Twitchy Staff
    These are deliberate attempts to inflict pain on the public wherever they can, including shutting down our White House, Our National Parks and Mount Vernon? This is beyond silly and those GOP hacks had better find some back bone. Someone needs to hold this A-hole accountable. He needs a very public humiliation.
  • Governor Palin’s Call for Civil Disobedience Around the ‘Barrycades’

    10/02/2013 2:42:55 PM PDT · by Bratch · 81 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | October 2, 2013 | Steve Flesher
    Governor Palin hit the current day’s shameful behavior from Barack Obama just as we’d expect her to.Via Facebook: My Call For Civil Disobedience Around The “Barrycades” It’s beyond shameful to see Barack Obama disrespect and mistreat our World War II veterans so blatantly. Obama’s political stunt to “shut down” their memorial by barricade is to elicit an angry response to generate bad publicity for people the president uses in his continual blame game. Don’t believe me? Look at the “barricade” at the World War I Memorial: Check out the barricade at the World War One memorial—> pic.twitter.com/lJEYjY3GtR— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn)...
  • Obama Putting Up More Barricades at World War Two Memorial This Morning

    10/02/2013 6:41:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 563 replies
    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | Kristinn
    Twitter photo by Charlie Spiering, the Washington Examiner.The Obama administration is adding more barricades at the World War Two Memorial in Washington, D.C. this morning, according to reporters on the scene.The reinforcements are being put in place apparently to prevent a repeat of yesterday when WWII veterans aided by several Republican Congressmen pushed aside barricades to visit their memorial.Buzzfeed got no response from the White House last night when queried about the administration closing the memorial to veterans.A report last night claimed that the Park Service would arrest veterans who attempt to visit the WWII Memorial.
  • Rand Paul: "Goons" blocked WWII Memorial

    10/02/2013 6:55:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | October 2, 2013 | Lucy McCalmont
    Sen. Rand Paul blasted the federal government for trying to block World War II vets from visiting their memorial, saying “some idiot in government sent goons out there to set up barricades.” “If Harry Reid and the President want to keep the parks closed — I mean did you read the story today? Some idiot in government sent goons out there to set up barricades, so they couldn’t see the monument. People had to spend hours setting up barricades where there are never barricades to prevent people from seeing the World War II monument because they’re trying to play a...
  • Shutdown overreach: More personnel sent to WWII memorial than Benghazi

    10/02/2013 11:52:54 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 29 replies
    Shutdown overreach: More personnel sent to WWII memorial than Benghazi; Park Service closes park it doesn't run (Video at Link) The National Park Service is sending so many officials out to shut down federal parks from visiting Americans that at this rate it might have to suspend furloughs if the government closure continues. Two examples: -- At the World War II Memorial on The Mall in Washington, where veterans have been staging protests to keep it open...
  • 'What Are They Going to Do Next? Hang a Drapery Over Mt. Rushmore?'

    10/02/2013 11:02:56 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 46 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Government shutdown or not, there's no reason to keep elderly veterans away from the World War II Memorial, says Rep. Louie Gohmer (R-Texas), who was there on Tuesday when a group of 85- to 98-year-olds from entered the barricaded Memorial grounds. "It is a granite sidewalk -- it's a sidewalk!" Gohmert told Fox News on Wednesday."They (the National Park Service) spent extra money to go find barriers to put up in front of these World War II vets. And I'm wondering what are they going to do next -- hang a drapery over Mt. Rushmore? I mean, this...
  • Obama Administration Decided to Block Access to Memorials

    10/02/2013 10:44:16 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 50 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2 Oct 2013 | Mike Flynn
    On Monday, the first day of the government shutdown, a number of WWII veterans showed up at a memorial to their service to find that access had been blocked. The memorial is in a public space and is open 24/7, with almost no oversight from Park Police personnel. (Who, by the way, are exempt from the government shutdown.) The White House was, according to reports, informed of the veterans' visit and chose to block access. ... On Monday, the first day of the government shutdown, a number of WWII veterans showed up at a memorial to their service to find...
  • New wave of WWII veterans move barricades to access DC memorial

    10/02/2013 10:31:34 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 96 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/2/13 | FoxNews
    <p>A new wave of veterans were forced to move barricades at the WWII Memorial in Washington Wednesday morning to gain access during the government slimdown, a spokeswoman from Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., told FoxNews.com.</p>
  • WWII vets see how government behaves when it faces irrelevance

    10/02/2013 10:28:14 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 2 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 10/2/13 | David Freddoso
    Several months ago, just before Sequestration began, the Department of Homeland Security preemptively released thousands of foreign nationals who were awaiting deportation, at least some of whom had serious criminal offenses on their records. (Child abuse, for example)... ...When bureaucrats are threatened with irrelevance or face appearing unneeded, they respond by inflicting as much pain as possible, in hopes that they can prove they’re necessary and get their budgets increased. And even worse, an administration trying to make a political point — as Obama’s is — has every incentive to make a shutdown felt as acutely as possible. So obviously,...
  • WWII memorial opened to vets

    10/02/2013 10:24:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 2, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    The National Park Service opened the World War II Memorial Wednesday to veterans visiting from around the country. Carol Johnson, a National Parks Service spokeswoman, said the veterans' groups had been granted access Wednesday because it was deemed a first amendment demonstration. The memorial was still closed to the public, however, and Johnson said other war memorials on the National Mall would also be closed. But veterans could be seen visiting the Vietnam War Memorial about a half-mile away. The memorials were closed and barricaded because of the government shutdown that began Tuesday. Veterans arriving at the World War II...
  • Cruz Blames Obama's Fixation On Health Care For WWII Memorial Closure

    10/02/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 26 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-2-2013 | Catherine Thompson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement Wednesday faulting the Obama administration for the closure of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Cruz's full statement: President Obama is so fixated on forcing Obamacare on the American people that he's even willing to deny World War II veterans the right to access the memorial they have earned through their heroic service. This scenario encapsulates the bigger problem in Washington. President Obama is so set on imposing his destructive, far-left ideology that his government is literally barricading World War II veterans out of their memorial and blocking funding to the...
  • WWII Vets Plan to Storm Barricades at Lincoln Memorial, After Obama ‘Goons’ Close Sites Down

    10/02/2013 8:40:41 AM PDT · by montag813 · 131 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-02-2013 | John Hill
    Above: National Park Service workers setting up new barricades this morning, around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, the Obama Administration got real petty over the partial government shutdown, sending employees to barricade memorial sites around Washington that are normally open 24/7. Thankfully, one group of WWII vets wasn't having ANY of it - removing barricades, with the help of fantastic GOP Reps. like Steve King (R-IA) and others - and refusing to be denied access to THEIR World War II Memorial. Well today, another group of WWII vets plan to do the same thing at the Lincoln Memorial,...