Archive for the ‘Armed Forces’ Category

Four British Soldiers Killed Enabling Afghan Election

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Every day in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers in the Coalition that brought freedom to those two countries make the ultimate sacrifice for the country they serve and in defense of Liberty. Today I read about the lost of four British soldiers who lost their lives during Operation Panther's Claw, a campaign ...

Benjamin Kopp – A Real American Hero

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

I heard about this story while listening to Greg and Melissa on KS95 this morning. It is a heart-wrenching story that stopped me in my tracks. It is the story of a real American hero, who not only gave his life for his country, but went on to save another ...

Auction House Does Soldier Good

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

When someone does a good deed, it is only right that it is acknowledged. In the case of Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, it is only fitting that their act of good will be publicly noted. The story involves a National Guard captain preparing to be deployed (second tour) to Iraq ...

Two Attacks, Two Presidential Responses

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Two acts of terror took place this week, each resulting in two different responses from the White House. In the first, abortionist George Tiller was murdered for the sole reason that he provides abortion services, especially (and specifically late-term abortions). Scott Roeder, Tiller's accused killer, is anti-abortion and Christian. The second incident ...

Silencing The Right

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

From World Net Daily News: A newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed "right-wing extremists" concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats. The report, titled ...

Mt. Suribachi Anniversary

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Today is the anniversary of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The flag was raised by five U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman, immortalized in a photo by Joe Rosenthal. Three of the men in the photo were killed in battle. The Battle of Iwo ...

Happy Birthday to Robert Sweeney – An American Hero

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

February 20th marks the birthday of Robert Augustus Sweeney, born that date in 1853. Sweeney is interesting historically as being one of only 19 (currently) men who have been awarded two Medals of Honor. He is also the only African-American to hold that distinction. Sweeney was a Navy man, and as ...

Cuba Demands Return of Guantanamo Bay

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The now "retired" dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro, darling of Hollywood elites, Moonbats, and tyrants around the world, is back in the news, now demanding that the U.S. return Guantanamo Bay military base to Cuba. Somehow I don't think Obama's response will be "come and get it." More than likely ...

Deserters, Germany, and Occupation

Friday, January 30th, 2009

For several years now the Left has been demanding an end to the "occupation" of Iraq but have been mute on the 60+ year occupation of Germany. Now I know why. From FoxNews: The 31-year-old former mechanic of the 601st Aviation Support Battalion is enjoying perks that eluded him back home ...

Veteran’s Day 2008

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who have donned the uniform of the United States Military. Without your courage and sacrifice, we would not be the nation that we are today. To my father, who served in the Korean War. To my uncles and cousins who served in WW2. To my cousin who ...

Telegraph Biased On Reporting Bush Guard Serivce

Monday, September 8th, 2008

The U.K. Telegraph is letting its political bias show in an article concerning military service of current and recent presidential candidates. The piece is by Toby Harnden, and either this guy failed to do his homework, or he is suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome, or both. The article covers the ...

Canada Set To Deport Army Deserter

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Looks like Canada may actually deport Robin Long, a deserter from the U.S. Army. I'll be mildly surprised if they actually do it. From the Globe and Mail: "I was just shocked at some things in [the] ruling," Bob Ages, a spokesman for an informal group called Vancouver War Resisters Support ...

Deployment is for Sheep?

Friday, July 11th, 2008

There is an article being carried on McClatchy about a man, Francisco Martinez, who returned to military service after his only son was killed in Iraq by a sniper. We should honor his sacrifice, his courage, and his integrity. Mourn with him the loss of his son, and respect his ...

Berkeley Police Arrest Bare-breasted Moonbat

Friday, June 20th, 2008

From the Land of the Ludicrous, AKA Berkeley, California, we have yet another anti-war protest in front of the Marine Recruitment Center organized by the Moonbats of code Pinko and Breasts Not Bombs. One Moonbat was arrested for continuing to display her knockers despite requests from police to cover-up. I ...

Army Deserter Calls Iraq War Illegal

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

When I was in the Air Force back in the '80s, deliberately missing an ordered troop movement was called "desertion." Today it is called a "political statement." One of the more recent adaptors of this tactic for failing to live up to a contractual obligation with the military is Matthis ...

Two Iranian-backed Terrorist Leaders Surrender In Iraq

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Much to the consternation of the MoveOn crowd and the Democratic Party, U.S. Forces (and the Bush Administration) scored another victory in Iraq: the surrender of two terrorist leaders. From FoxNews: Two suspected Shiite militia leaders surrendered Friday during American raids on their homes south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. One ...

King vs. Newsbusters Blogger

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The Bangor News, in Maine, is carrying a piece on Stephen King firing back at blogger Noel Sheppard at newsbusters.org, who published an article on a statement King made when addressing a group high school students at a symposium held at the Library of Congress. What was it that Stephen King ...

Minnesota Soldier Receives Surprise Homecoming

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

KARE 11 news is running a piece on the homecoming of Ken Melrose, a sergeant in the National Guard who has just returned from duty in Iraq. The story mentions that his house in St. Cloud was rented out during his deployment and that the renters had trashed the place. ...

Berkeley Letter to the Editor Insults Those Who Serve In the Military

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I was perusing the letters to the editor page on Inside Bay Area and was stunned with one that I read concerning the Berkeley anti-Marine protests run by code Pink and other groups during the past few months. From Inside Bay Area (you'll have to scroll down a ways to find ...

40 Billion Dollar Class-Action Suit Against Anti-War T-shirt Maker

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

FoxNews is reporting that there is a suit seeking class-action status against carryabigsticker.com, the Arizona T-shirt company that has produced and sells a T-shirt listing all of the U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. From FoxNews: A Tennessee couple who lost their son in Iraq want an Arizona merchant to pay more ...