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NBC: At least 10 Brian William embellishments

NBC: At least 10 Brian William embellishments

| April 26, 2015 | 6 Comments

While NBC fans are calling for the return of Brian Williams to the network, CNNMoney says that the network has found “at least 10″ incidents of Williams embellishing his news stories; But The New York Times and The Washington Post reported new details on Friday night that painted Williams in a decidedly negative light. The […]

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The case for a professional standing Army; the Ukraine example

The case for a professional standing Army; the Ukraine example

| April 26, 2015 | 21 Comments

Richard Nixon ended the US conscription program in 1973 and we’ve had a large professional volunteer standing Army since then. When the old Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Jimmy Carter reinstated draft registration because he had made military service so unattractive it became clear that conscription would be the only way that the US […]

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From the Road, Two for Sunday

From the Road, Two for Sunday

| April 26, 2015 | 3 Comments

Spent a loooong time on the road this past week, and will be doing the same this weekend.  After today, I think I’ll have calluses on my  . . . well, let’s just say I’ll have some new calluses.  (smile) One of the good things about being on the road is the opportunity to listen […]

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Keith Chandler back in the news

Keith Chandler back in the news

| April 26, 2015 | 12 Comments

Last year we wrote about this Keith Chandler fellow who had forged his military documents in order to get Purple Heart license plates that he didn’t earn during his brief and tumultuous career in the Army. Well, he finished his 90 days in jail, I guess, but now he faces having his five years of […]

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Sunday morning feel good stories

Sunday morning feel good stories

| April 26, 2015 | 4 Comments

This morning’s tales of gun-wielding good guys begin with this one from Ohio; Around 5:30 Friday night, the man walked into The Wireless store on West Galbraith Road and pointed a gun at the clerk. The clerk had a gun in the store. The video shows him grab it, he backs into a back room […]

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Michael Conley; phony Hamburger Hill hero

Michael Conley; phony Hamburger Hill hero

| April 25, 2015 | 50 Comments

The good folks at Professional Soldiers send us their work on Michael Conley. Next month, Mr Conley will be the guest speaker at a “Welcome Home” event for Vietnam veterans in Bedford, Indiana; “Conley is probably the most decorated Vietnam veteran in Lawrence County, earning two bronze and two silver stars and a purple heart,” […]

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Brian Wilson Jones; SFOD Delta Radio repairman

Brian Wilson Jones; SFOD Delta Radio repairman

| April 25, 2015 | 43 Comments

Scotty sends us his work on Brian Wilson Jones who uses half-truths to tell the story of his military career in order to hoodwink folks out of their money. He claims that he was a sergeant major, which is true, and he claims that he was in SFOD Delta, which is true as well. But […]

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Stolen Valor in Australia

Stolen Valor in Australia

| April 25, 2015 | 8 Comments

The day before ANZAC Day, two police offers saw this fellow at MacDonald’s in Robina, Australia. One of the police officers was also a 20-yeteran and a sergeant of the Australian Armed Forces and noticed several discrepancies on this yahoo’s uniform; The 41-year-old man failed to produce a military ID, but claimed he was a […]

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