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Hagel to step down? Already?

Hagel to step down? Already?

| November 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

The broadcast news is reporting without any details that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stepping down fro that position. Jennifer Griffin on Fox News reports that he tendered his resignation to the President this morning and that they mutually agreed. He never should have been the SecDef. His service in Vietnam was enviable, but […]

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Gerhard “Jerry” Smith; Major E-10 Marine phony

Gerhard “Jerry” Smith; Major E-10 Marine phony

| November 24, 2014 | 11 Comments

Scotty sends us his work on this fellow Gerhard Smith who was actually busted several years ago by our buddy, Doug Sterner. He was busted when he tried to join his local Marine Corps League with this obviously forged DD214; Yeah, I don’t know what a “Major E-10″ is, but Scotty says that he tries […]

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Bob Curtis; phony POW on Veterans’ Day

Bob Curtis; phony POW on Veterans’ Day

| November 24, 2014 | 9 Comments

Average NCO found this guy, Bob Curtis, in the Lebanon Democrat. He was to speak at a Veterans’ Day parade for Wilson County, Tennessee; Principal speaker for the day will be Spc. Bob Curtis, who was a prisoner of war of the Vietnamese for a year, spending his time carrying a 4-feet-by-4-feet bamboo crate he […]

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Fayetteville Feel Good Pointless Gun Buyback

Fayetteville Feel Good Pointless Gun Buyback

| November 24, 2014 | 7 Comments

From the Fayetteville Observer So many guns were collected during Fayetteville’s first gun buyback event Saturday that police had to start giving out IOUs after about two hours. More than 250 guns were collected, according to a Fayetteville police spokesman. The Rev. Mark Rowden, who was a driving force behind the event, said the response […]

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Monday morning feel good story

Monday morning feel good story

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Today’s feel good story comes from California and it’s brought to you by Chief Tango; El Dorado County Sheriff said the homeowner was driving home about 3:40 a.m. on Thursday when he spotted two men on his property on Calamity Lane. The homeowner told the sheriff’s department he thought the men were stealing from him, […]

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Be Thankful

Be Thankful

| November 23, 2014 | 10 Comments

A wood burning cook stove held a place in the corner of my Mom’s kitchen. When my middle brother headed off for the Army, I inherited the responsibility to kindle the fire in it every morning. After, of course Mom roused me from beneath the pile of quilts that made up my bed. Mom’s kitchen […]

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Remembering Colonel Chuck Hall

Remembering Colonel Chuck Hall

| November 23, 2014 | 5 Comments

I once saw an Army Colonel in full class A uniform hug a man in battered fatigues and a boonie hat. Both had tears streaming down their faces. They had not met prior to that moment in time and probably never saw one another again. That date was November 11, 1984. My best friend Patrick […]

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LTC Raymond Valas convicted

LTC Raymond Valas convicted

| November 23, 2014 | 32 Comments

Bobo sends us a link to the Stars & Stripes article which announces the conviction of LTC Raymond Valas for soliciting for sex with a minor girl while he was on temporary duty (TDY) to San Antonio a year ago August; Valas faces between 10 years and life in federal prison when he is sentenced […]

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