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John James Lavoie; revisiting the phony Marine

John James Lavoie; revisiting the phony Marine

| July 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Last month we talked about John James Lavoie, the retired Marine Master Sergeant who claimed to have some valor medals from Vietnam and some schooling that didn’t appear on his FOIA, as you can see in the picture above. So, unsurprisingly, Lavoie has started pushing back against his detractors. He has presented the media with […]

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Horace Appleby gets his Silver Star

Horace Appleby gets his Silver Star

| July 6, 2015 | 3 Comments

On January 6, 1945, Horace Appleby and his unit from Echo Company, 180th Infantry Regiment withdrew under heavy fire from their positions. When they got to cover, Horace noticed that one of his friends was missing, so he plunged back into the heavy fire and guided his friend to relative safety. For his actions that […]

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Monday morning feel good story

Monday morning feel good story

| July 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

In Bradenton, Florida, a serious chickenshit tried to rob a friends house armed with a knife. He pried a window open and climbed in. The homeowner merely confronted him and the little weasel ran off. Sorry, no guns, just courage. The police have been issued a warrant for the man’s arrest. However in New Orleans, […]

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Is it worth it?

Is it worth it?

| July 5, 2015 | 20 Comments

I served 3 tours in Germany, a total just barely short of 9 years. During those years, duty and time permitting my wife, son and I were able to see some of Europe. In 1988 or thereabouts, we booked a tour to Holland’s Tulip festival. A tour of Amsterdam preceded the Tulip Festival. Aside from […]

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Susan Gonzalez and the case for gun ownership

Susan Gonzalez and the case for gun ownership

| July 5, 2015 | 9 Comments

First Coast News tells the story of Susan Gonzalez and her experience 18 years ago when she went to open the door when she thought her son was trying to get in – instead the door was ripped from it’s hinges and two men forced their way in to the house. While she fled her […]

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Michael Warning; steals Humvee

Michael Warning; steals Humvee

| July 5, 2015 | 46 Comments

Chief Tango sends us a link to the story about Michael Warning, reportedly a veteran who stole a Humvee military vehicle from Fort Gordon, Georgia and led police on relatively high speed chase to South Carolina; The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect stole the military vehicle from Barton Field at Fort Gordon, where […]

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Sunday morning feel good story

Sunday morning feel good story

| July 5, 2015 | 19 Comments

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, three fellows trying to turn their lives around tried a smash-and -grab at a local sporting goods store. They crashed a stolen van through the front of the business. A few months before, the business which sells a lot high-end sporting merchandise like sneakers, jeans and designer wear was broken into. The […]

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Sandon Matthew Sierad; bad behavior from PTSD

Sandon Matthew Sierad; bad behavior from PTSD

| July 4, 2015 | 39 Comments

About a year ago, this fellow, Sandon Matthew Sierad, got the snot beat out of him by cops in Walmart. You can see the video of the encounter at the link. Mr. Sierad is a pretty big dude, stretched out to 6’7″ I’m sure that influenced the police somewhat. Also, the police had received three […]

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