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 »
Wounded Vets Walk Out on Onaugural Ball
Tuesday night marked the latest in a series of missteps with the military for a new president (whose need for on-the-job training is painfully obvious) and/or his supporters: An inaugural ball honoring U.S. military veterans ended in a kerfluffle as several veterans walked out when a musical act’s attempt at humor backfired. During the Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Ball honoring the nation’s veterans, a | Read More »
My giving thanks this year
What to be thankful for this Thanksgiving:(A look around my little world for people and matters that I am thankful for everyday) 1) The love and support of my family as I have endured a rough personal spring and fall. My economic and marital matters suffered severe hits, yet I still stand tall thanks to them. 2) A much maligned President, who to this day, | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — Nov. 13, 2008
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/13/gop-files-suit-to-undo-mccain-rules/ GOP to file suit to undo McCain rules McCain-Feingold limits hurt presidential efforts http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/13/chinese-stimulus-spree-costs-us-capital/ China stimulus hurts U.S. credit markets Surplus funds stay at home http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/13/us-dealing-with-security-concerns-from-change-in-c/ EXCLUSIVE: U.S. military worries about climate change http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/13/veterans-kin-demands-answers-on-ptsd-drugs/ EXCLUSIVE: Dead veteran’s kin demand trauma inquiry After death of son, dad takes cases to Capitol Hill http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/13/money-walks-talks-and-wins-elections/ Better-funded won more races Losers are the less well off http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/13/arab-leaders-decline-to-snub-address-by-israeli-pr/ Arab | Read More »
Salute to Veterans
I want to take a moment and thank the men amd women who serve and have served in the armed forces.
Mr. Obama, The War in Iraq was a Mistake?
A much underreported and often ignored issue in this election is the war in Iraq. Mr. Obama has voted against funding our troops and spoken of how our soldiers are “Air raiding villages and killing civilians”. So one need not cogitate deeply to understand why Obama would rather speak of income redistribution. But why believe my opine? Fair question, so watch the following from someone | Read More »