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  • WWII Vet's Bible at Center of Fight at VA

    09/28/2019 7:37:05 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/28/2019
    A prominent religious-rights legal team is defending the Veterans Administration's placement of a Bible on a "Missing Man Table" at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center. First Liberty Institute is representing members of the Northeast POW/MIA Network in a lawsuit filed by anti-religion interests over the display.
  • This WWII veteran wants 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday

    09/22/2019 1:58:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 22, 2019 | Amanda Jackson
    James South is about to hit a big milestone in his life and he's hoping others can help him celebrate by mailing him a birthday card. South turns 100 on October 7 and his birthday wish is to receive 100 cards. It's a wish his assisted living home is trying to make come true. Brookdale Senior Living in Watauga, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, posted an image of South with a sign on Facebook on Friday. "Hello! My name is James South and I am a proud World War II Veteran! I will be turning 100 on October 7th,...
  • Kirk, the best brother ever, R.I.P.

    09/19/2019 8:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2019 | Larry Elder
    My brother Kirk Randolph Elder died suddenly and unexpectedly 16 days before his 70th birthday. He and Tresta, his wife of 41 years, had planned a trip to Hawaii, where they were going to celebrate Kirk’s birthday. Kirk was a retired supervisor at an oil refinery, and we were extremely close. He started coming on my radio show about four years ago, reluctantly at first. We’d discuss politics, culture and sports. A registered Democrat, he and I often disagreed. Yet, week after week, I received letters from listeners who called him their “favorite Democrat.” Kirk always showed respect for Republicans...
  • Break-time Viewing: Veteran loses dogs when hospitalized, and good people help out.

    09/18/2019 6:05:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    imgur.com ^ | imgur.com
    Very touching little video clip of veteran being told that he can have his dogs back because staff raised the necessary money, and that they were supplying him with dog supplies as well. Your monitor will likely fog up at this point. Make sure to turn the sound up (note the volume control displayed at the lower right side of the image below. Veteran loses dogs when hospitalized, and good people help out 
  • 1 in Custody After Report of Shots Fired at Chicago VA Hospital

    08/13/2019 5:01:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12 Aug 2019 | Staff
    Chicago "avoided tragedy" on Monday afternoon after police officers arrested a man who opened fire at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center on the city's West Side, FBI Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Sallet said. According to a spokesperson at the hospital, located at 820 S. Damen Ave., staff were told to shelter in place at around 2:18 p.m. The suspect, who was armed with an assault rifle, shot at the building initially, and then went inside the hospital, police said at a press conference. Authorities said the suspect fired both inside and outside but declined to answer just how...
  • Memorial thread for 'zot'.

    08/04/2019 6:05:27 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 122 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2019 | Scott Swett
    Obituary for Col. Ben H. Swett, U.S. Air Force, Retired Col. Ben H. Swett, Ret., passed away on July 20, 2019 in MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital. He had been a resident of Temple Hills, Maryland since 1971. He was born on September 3, 1934 at Saint Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, son of Herbert Elbridge and Marcia Harriet (Fadner) Swett. Though originally named “Herbert Benjamin,” he always used “Ben H.” as his first and middle names. Ben H. Swett attended grade schools in Wisconsin and Colorado, and graduated from Pasadena, Texas, High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated...
  • Country music icon Lee Greenwood helps gift double-amputee veteran a customized home [Texas]

    07/08/2019 10:32:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 8, 2019 | Anna Hopkins | Fox News
    Country music star Lee Greenwood was especially proud to be an American over the holiday weekend, after working with a nonprofit to provide a specialized home for an Afghanistan war veteran who lost his legs overseas. Greenwood teamed up with Helping a Hero to provide wounded warrior Matt Deatherage with a home equipped for him to live independently, and the two men appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Monday to talk about the new house and the organization that made it happen. ..." The Army veteran was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010, and stepped on a land mine in...
  • Another soldier’s remains returning ‘home’ to the region after 69 years (Ohio soldier 34th Div)

    07/06/2019 8:40:20 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 10 replies
    Butler County Journal News ^ | 07/05/2019 | Rick McCrabb
    BUTLER COUNTY — Stevie Rose never met her uncle, Roger Lee Woods, but through the letters he mailed to his father, she understood what was going through his mind during the Korean War. Twice in his hand-written letters, Woods asked about his sister, JoAnn, and the baby she was carrying. That girl was Rose, who was born in April 1950, one month after one of the letters arrived. “That’s when I realized I was part of this story,” she said. Army Pfc. Woods, a native of Hamilton County, was last seen on July 29, 1950. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency...
  • An SC veteran died with no known family, but hundreds showed up to give him a final salute

    06/15/2019 1:22:31 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 9 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 6/14/19 | Jessica Holdman
    COLUMBIA — He died with no family claiming him, but Petty Officer 3rd Class James Miske was surrounded by hundreds of people Friday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery where he would be buried. Miske, 75, was a Vietnam War veteran who served in the Navy from 1965 to 1967. He received a National Defense Service Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star, according to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home in Lexington, which handled the arrangements. Along with John Steubinger, George Shaw, Danny Ballentyn, Joseph Williams and now Miske — this is the fifth funeral of an unclaimed veteran that Pastor...
  • 96-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the national anthem on a harmonica before the...

    05/27/2019 8:36:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 27 May 2019 | ESPN
    FULL TITLE: 96-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the national anthem on a harmonica before the @USWNT match
  • This Vet Imprisoned for Digging Ponds on His Land Died. Now His Widow Continues the Fight.

    05/19/2019 5:05:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 19, 2019 | Kevin Mooney
    The name of a Navy veteran may be cleared after he was convicted, fined, and imprisoned for digging ponds in a wooded area near his Montana home, to supply water in case of fire. The Supreme Court has vacated a lower court ruling against Joe Robertson, who was sent to federal prison and ordered to pay $130,000 in restitution through deductions from his Social Security checks. Any definitive legal victory for Robertson would be posthumous, since he died March 18 at age 80. But his lawyers describe the Supreme Court’s action as a “big win” for Robertson’s widow, Carrie, who...
  • WW II Veteran...Dies on the way home on Honor Flight

    05/07/2019 1:03:36 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 7, 2019 | ABC News
    I've always been a WW II amateur historian, totally into WW II history, last year on this very day I was with a Stephen Ambrose Historical Tour on Omaha Beach on at the beginning of the Band of Brothers Tour... I will always honor a WW II from the Greatest Generation who passes away... But it hits home after this veteran passes away on the flight home at age 95 after going to the WW II Memorial in Washington It was like he willed himself to live long enough to visit the Memorial then died.... God Bless Him and all...
  • Honeycutt pulls out of Democratic Party, citing shift to left

    03/24/2019 6:30:23 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 35 replies
    The Lancaster News (South Carolina) ^ | March 24, 2019, p. 1A | Greg Summers
    Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt is no longer a Democrat. Honeycutt, elected to his fourth term in 2018, informed the local party Thursday that he was leaving. In an interview, the 81-year-old said he doesn’t plan to run for office again or join another political party. [photo caption] Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt [photo credit: FILE PHOTO] “I’ve thought about this for some time, and I’ve done what I felt like in good conscience that I should do,” he said Friday. “I don’t plan to go back. I’m not going to join anyone else. I’m going to be...
  • Gillette’s new campaign focuses on military service members transition into civilian life

    03/09/2019 1:50:47 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/19 | Louis Casiano
    Gillette is celebrating military service members and veterans in its ”Every Hero Sweats, Some Never Show It" ad campaign to spotlight the lesser-known challenges many face once they transition to civilian life. In a short film, the deodorant brand highlighted the commitment of service members to the military and their families but also shared many obstacles they face when they retire or enter the private sector. “Gillette wants to celebrate the everyday heroes who persevere through that transition all while balancing the everyday demands of their job, family life, and any number of additional challenges they face,” the company said...
  • AZ GOP Sen. McSally says she was 'preyed upon and then raped' in Air Force

    03/07/2019 10:23:58 AM PST · by AirForceVet1988 · 45 replies
    FOX News Channel ^ | March 6 2019 | Gregg Re
    Sen. Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, disclosed during an emotional Senate hearing on Wednesday she was "preyed upon and then raped" in the Air Force by a superior officer. The Arizona Republican, who served 26 years in the Air Force, made the disclosure during a Senate hearing on sexual assault allegations in the military. McSally said she didn't report the assault because she didn't trust the system, and was ashamed and confused. “My drive to fight against sexual assault in the ranks is not from the outside looking in," McSally began. "And it is...
  • WWII Vet Celebrates 100th Birthday With 20th-Straight Cowtown 5K

    03/03/2019 8:14:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 2, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    Ernie Lacroix reached two milestones on February 23: He finished his 20th-straight Cowtown 5K, and his first race as a 100-year-old. The Fort Worth, Texas, resident hit the century mark the day before on February 22, and what better way to celebrate than to do so by embarking on that time-honored tradition? “I have no idea of what prompted me to give the Cowtown a go,” Lacroix told Runner’s World. “I knew beforehand that I didn’t have a chance to win anything, but all the people obviously enjoying the competition looked like fun, so I gave it a go. I...
  • Passaic's Irving Locker, a World War II veteran, honored during State of the Union

    02/27/2019 11:17:28 AM PST · by Passaic · 2 replies
    NJ Record ^ | February 7, 2019 | Matt Fagan
    link posted above
  • U.S. anti-kidnap expert's vanishing spins Mexico mystery

    01/07/2009 8:42:32 AM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 268+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | Robin Emmott
    The abduction of a U.S. anti-kidnap expert in northern Mexico last month remains a mystery with no clues to the man's whereabouts and no ransom demanded by his captors, police said on Monday. Gunmen abducted Felix Batista,a Cuban-American credited with negotiating the release of hostages held by Colombian rebels in past years, in the relatively safe industrial city of Saltillo,Coahuila state,on Dec 10. "We have not had contact with Batista or those who took him," an official at the Coahuila attorney general's office said. Another official said last month the attorney general suspected drug gangs who wanted to show their...
  • Conservative site to replace Drudge.

    02/16/2019 3:48:05 PM PST · by Bob Celeste · 46 replies
    Bob Celeste
    When I was home, Before coming to The VA end of life hospice care at Togus, Augusta, Maine, I had a great alternative to drudge on my desktop, but on this lap top it is invisible. Does anyone know an alternative so that I can bookmark it on this laptop.
  • Central Texas cemetery invites public to veteran’s funeral--What happened--

    01/28/2019 12:57:42 PM PST · by TrumpisRight · 31 replies
    Was there | 1/28/2019 | trumpisright
    Just got home from the services for United States Air Force Veteran Joseph Walker. What a GREAT event it was. I think there were 350 people there. The Air Force was there in force (50), Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Army (50). 21 gun salute. Took an hour to get out of the cemetery. What a great turnout. Worth the 2 1/2 trip each way!