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CPL Lonald D. Skeens – an Update

CPL Lonald D. Skeens – an Update

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recent article announced the identification of CPL Lonald D. Skeens, who was lost on 4 September 1950 near Haman, South Korea. CPL Skeens’ remains were recovered in 1951, but could not be identified with that era’s methods.  He was initially interred at the UN Cemetery at Tanggok, South Korea as an unknown.  Subsequently, his remains […]

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Wednesday morning feel good story

Wednesday morning feel good story

| November 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Today’s feel good story comes from Illinois; Two suspects entered the Calumet City Bakery 154th and State Line Rd around 3:30 pm Tuesday. One suspected walked into the store on his cell phone then signaled to the second suspect who walked in behind him. The first suspect brandished a gun and announced a robbery. The […]

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Prank It Forward helps a veteran

Prank It Forward helps a veteran

| November 25, 2014 | 12 Comments

The folks at Prank It Forward sent us this video of something they did for a veteran, in the form of a prank; Reaching out to share a prank collaboration between Break.com, Extra TV, and Michelle Obama. They teamed up as part of Break.com’s feel-good Prank It FWD campaign to surprise John, an unemployed veteran […]

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WTP?

WTP?

| November 25, 2014 | 17 Comments

The following headline appeared yesterday on an article published one the Gainesville (FL) Sun’s website: Suspect attempts to rape, rob man leaving ATM, Gainesville police say That’s not the odd part – well, maybe it is a bit “odd” for Gainesville, FL, but it’s not the oddest thing about the incident.  The really strange part […]

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An Update on RADM Giardina

An Update on RADM Giardina

| November 25, 2014 | 25 Comments

There’s been some recent news – again – about RADM Timothy M. Giardina. For those who’ve forgotten , RADM Giardina was the former Deputy Commander of STRATCOM who was relieved of duties (and who reverted to RADM rank) after being accused of using altered poker chips at a local casino. “Altered”, as in changed to […]

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The POW liars

The POW liars

| November 25, 2014 | 22 Comments

The piece we did yesterday on POW pretender Bob Curtis reminds me that we need to repeat this story about the Veterans’ Affairs Department and their inability to weed out phony POWs from their ranks. I talked to the reporter who wrote the article that we linked to at the Lebanon Democrat last night and […]

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Afghans to start night raids again next year

Afghans to start night raids again next year

| November 25, 2014 | 5 Comments

Hamid Karzai, the most Taliban man in Afghanistan, banned night raids last year to help his pals out in their war against Karzai’s government. According to Stars & Stripes, and the New York Times, the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is going to lift that ban with the coming of the new year; Afghan National […]

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Helman canned

Helman canned

| November 25, 2014 | 21 Comments

After 207 days on administrative leave, Sharon Helman, the former director of the Phoenix VA hospital has finally been kicked to the curb. Helman presided over a corrupt system that the Office of the Inspector General found that neglected veterans waiting for their treatment, yet taxpayers continued all of this time to pay for her […]

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