I Believe in our Veterans
On December 7th, 1941 the United States was attacked by the Empire of Japan. That unprovoked attack led the United States into the most globally encompassing conflict humanity has ever experienced, World War II. The sacrifices our soldiers made, on and off the battlefield allowed our nation to remain free, and planted the seeds of freedom in cultures all over the world. On December 7th, 2009 | Read More »
I Volunteered Before It Was Cool
Back in August, I volneetered to help Representative Ginny Brown-Waite with a Veterans Benefit Resource Fair she is hosting here in my town. I did this long before Obama and Hollywood pushed people to volunteer. Today is the day of the fair. I am not doing it because it is cool or because someone said I should do my civic duty or for any glory. | Read More »
Kerry Shafts The Military And The Country Again…Cowardice Or Treason??
John Kerry, the oh so pompous…who is seeking some legacy other than the betrayal of his comrades in arms in Viet Nam, has decided to extend his treasonous activities to brand new generations of our servicemen and women. Kerry is despicable. Thank the Lord above that the honorable men of the Swift Boat Veterans had the courage of their convictions and stopped Kerry’s White House | Read More »
Can You Hear Us Now? – The New Voice of Activist Veterans.
There is a largely ignored, little known or understood demographic out there, that the Obama Thugfest would prefer stayed silent or went away. America’s veterans are only usually consulted or cited when some one, or another politician, needs to use us for election, or to save an incumbency, or to legitimize some political scheme or another. This by NO measure is meant to denigrate the | Read More »
Remembering Our Veterans: My Best Fourth of July
by Michael Mandaville www.CitizenSoldierHandbook.com Our Heroes are everywhere. They pass by us at the market. They work for us. They walk our streets. I’m talking about the men and women of our Armed Forces who serve and have served our country ably, courageously and without acclaim. We all know one such individual. They don’t talk much about it, except with hesitation and humility. And they believe that | Read More »
Fighting for Dad
Not so long ago, First Sergeant Paul John Reeder was a force to be reckoned with. His soldiers might tell you that he was quick to correct (or criticize). They might also tell you that he was very protective. An injustice against his soldiers could not survive his wrath. First Sergeant Reeder entered the service of the United States Army during the Vietnam War | Read More »
Democrats Rewarding Labor Unions at Service Members’ Expense
The Department of Defense is moving forces from Okinawa to Guam – all well and good. Except, the recently passed DOD Authorization contains funding for construction firms to pay their workers wages consistent with labor rates in Hawaii – 250% HIGHER than wages in Guam. This will not only take over $10 billion (over 10 years) needed dollars out of the pockets of wounded service | Read More »
Veterans Fight to Keep 75-yr. old Mojave Desert Memorial Cross
After WWI many U.S. soldiers moved to the Californian desert to find physical and emotional healing. In 1934, they erected a memorial to honor their fallen comrades, a single white cross, – a symbol used around the world to memorialize those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The site for the memorial was chosen because at a certain time of day, the sun | Read More »
Remember the Fallen
My brother returned, safe and sound, from Iraq this week. A soldier in the National Guard, he was called up a year ago and spent about nine months overseas. His first son was born while he was active and training to go over. Though we both aspired to it, he chose the military path that I did not. My brother and I don’t get along | Read More »
This Guy Pretty Much Says It All.
Promoted by Caleb … Why aren’t Sheehan and the like called extremists for protesting but veterans are? GOOD QUESTION! It’s really too bad that the media won’t cover this video from Midnight Blue. But hey, it’s probably for the best with him being a “right-wing extremist” (translation-veteran) and all, right? This diary is cross-posted on The Minority Report.
We are still at war
A few weeks ago I was getting my haircut. As I was on my way to do PT(physical training) with some of my junior enlisted folks, I was in my Army PT uniform. The discussion came around to military things and my upcoming return to Iraq. The young(low twenties) lady cutting my hair said “Isn’t the new president going to end the wars?” I had | Read More »
(Cartoon) – Report of an Attempted Mugging
Let’s not forget what they were planning (even though they’ve backed off from it for now)
Wounded War Heroes Deserve Better
Here is a letter I just wrote to President Obama: Dear President Obama, I thought that once you became Commander in Chief of our troops, you would mellow and shed some of the far-left anti-military pre-election rhetoric. It saddens me to learn that you have not changed since being handed the reins of our world-elite soldiers. Our troops were sent into battle by the President | Read More »
Army throws native WWII vets under the bus
There are only 26 surviving members of the Alaska Territorial Guard, a unit composed of mostly Native militiamen which was established to guard the territory of Alaska from the threat of Japanese attack during World War II. The militia was deemed necessary because Japan had made incursions into the Aleutians and occupied some of the islands in 1942. Now the Army, in its bureaucratic wisdom, | Read More »