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Vet cheats vets

Vet cheats vets

| April 19, 2014 | 22 Comments

An Army reservist, Birdie Anderson, was able to scam the VA, and thus the rest of us, out of more than $364,000, according to The Tennessean; Birdie Anderson, 55, received a $80,600 grant from the VA in April 2007 in conjunction with a program to house homeless military veterans. Anderson used the grant to buy […]

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To Support Our Patriots–Privatize the Military

To Support Our Patriots–Privatize the Military

| April 19, 2014 | 28 Comments

It occurred to me in the last blog I put together, “Why So Few Choose to Serve,” that the government has a distinct advantage over American patriots, and because we have a Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps talking about why marines should be paid less. The reason for this is that the US government, […]

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Remembering Our Forgotten Dead from Vietnam

Remembering Our Forgotten Dead from Vietnam

| April 19, 2014 | 19 Comments

The Vietnam War claimed over 58,000 American men and women in uniform (the officially-recognized total today is 58,220).  It claimed a far greater number of Vietnamese.  This much we all know. Those US military personnel who died as a result of the “official” Vietnam War are permanently memorialized in Washington, DC, at the Vietnam Veterans […]

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Sgt. Reckless, Revisited

Sgt. Reckless, Revisited

| April 18, 2014 | 18 Comments

Jonn got an e-mail from one of our TAH readers recently, and forwarded it to me.  It was the story of “Sgt Reckless” – the equine Marine. I guess the reader must have missed the story I wrote and posted at TAH about Sgt Reckless some months back.   Still, it’s worth repeating. ——————— Yesterday (author’s […]

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About that Kennedy-Bisping Bout . . .

About that Kennedy-Bisping Bout . . .

| April 18, 2014 | 12 Comments

Well, he didn’t knock him out, or even get him to completely shut up.  But Tim Kennedy did defeat Michael Bisping in their UFC bout earlier this week. The bout went the distance. The Army Times has further details.  I’ll leave it at that, since I’m sure TSO will want to weigh in with additional […]

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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| April 18, 2014 | 212 Comments

So, I’m out for the next couple of days taking my son to his grandmother’s house. So here’s a lunar eclipse weekend open thread, the picture sent to us by Ex-PH2. Knock yourselves out.

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Fake Ranger in Texas

Fake Ranger in Texas

| April 18, 2014 | 17 Comments

The Houston Chronicle reports that a fake Ranger, Daniel Lee Marshall Jr., insinuated himself into the circle of friends around Marcus Luttrell, and now Marshall’s circle of friends includes Bubba and Tiny; Marshall first got close to Luttrell’s family back in 2005 when the sailor was temporarily missing as the only survivor among a group […]

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Mr. Rogers’ Message to Military Fakes

Mr. Rogers’ Message to Military Fakes

| April 18, 2014 | 13 Comments

Through the magic of videotape and YouTube, regular TAH reader ChipNASA has discovered a historical artifact of great importance.  He has located the late Mr. Fred Rogers’ – of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood fame – message to military fakes and valor thieves of all eras. Let’s just say it looks like Mr. Rogers, an ordained minister, […]

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