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The real first woman with an EIB

The real first woman with an EIB

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

A diligent reader on Facebook dropped off a link to the story of the real first woman to earn an Expert Infantry Badge, and it was an American soldier, Capt. Michelle Roberts, back in 2011 according to army.mil; Roberts, an activated National Guard Soldier, said she believes it is her duty to be trained as […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| October 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

Amy sends us our first feel good story today, it’s from Texas; The man first called 911 to say that someone was trying to break into his home, then called again minutes later and reported that the would-be burglars were smashing the window next to his door with rocks. He told a dispatcher that he […]

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Frein arrested

Frein arrested

| October 31, 2014 | 6 Comments

The fellow we wrote about a few weeks ago who shot two Pennsylvania state troopers, Eric Frein, was arrested last night and hauled in to booking in the handcuffs of the officer that he killed, according to Fox News; “He did not just give up because he was tired,” state police Commissioner Frank Noonan said […]

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Lt. Col. Gerald H. Green III; question answered

Lt. Col. Gerald H. Green III; question answered

| October 30, 2014 | 35 Comments

The other day we talked a bit about Lt. Col. Gerald H. Green III who was the commander of the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, GA briefly until some of his awards came into question. Well, Chip sends us a link to the Army Times which confirms our suspicions; A lieutenant colonel relieved of […]

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Why Not Send Mercy and Comfort?

Why Not Send Mercy and Comfort?

| October 30, 2014 | 13 Comments

With the Ebola crisis apparently far from being controlled in Africa, the Obama administration has committed a large contingent of American troops to the fight and now is reportedly weighing the possibility of bringing African victims to the U.S. for treatment. I have a suggestion to make: why not send Mercy and Comfort into the […]

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Daryld “Gil” Gilbertson; embellishing Sheriff in Oregon

Daryld “Gil” Gilbertson; embellishing Sheriff in Oregon

| October 30, 2014 | 101 Comments

The folks at Guardians of Valor shared with us their paperwork for Daryld “Gil” Gilbertson, the sheriff for Josephine County, Oregon. He is a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and according to his records, he spent more than 2 years of his 3 years of service deployed to the Pacific, first on the destroyer […]

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Ninth Circuit upholds conviction of Valor thief Elven Swisher

Ninth Circuit upholds conviction of Valor thief Elven Swisher

| October 30, 2014 | 19 Comments

Former Marine Elven Swisher told the Veterans Affairs Department that he had been wounded on a secret mission into China or North Korea in 1957, that he had been awarded a secret Purple Heart for the wounds, but that he’d been told to keep it quiet. As a result, he collected a few thousand bucks […]

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First women to earn EIB are Korean

First women to earn EIB are Korean

| October 30, 2014 | 28 Comments

Well the glass ceiling for women earning the Expert Infantry Badge has been busted – by Korean soldiers – according to the Army Times; Staff Sgt. Kim Min Kyoung and Staff Sgt. Kwon Min Zy, both infantry squad leaders in the Republic of Korea Army’s 21st Infantry Division, said they are honored to have had […]

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