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Lt. Col. Gerald H. Green III; question answered

Lt. Col. Gerald H. Green III; question answered

| October 30, 2014 | 17 Comments

The other day we talked a bit about Lt. Col. Gerald H. Green III who was the commander of the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, GA briefly until some of his awards came into question. Well, Chip sends us a link to the Army Times which confirms our suspicions; A lieutenant colonel relieved of […]

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Why Not Send Mercy and Comfort?

Why Not Send Mercy and Comfort?

| October 30, 2014 | 12 Comments

With the Ebola crisis apparently far from being controlled in Africa, the Obama administration has committed a large contingent of American troops to the fight and now is reportedly weighing the possibility of bringing African victims to the U.S. for treatment. I have a suggestion to make: why not send Mercy and Comfort into the […]

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Daryld “Gil” Gilbertson; embellishing Sheriff in Oregon

Daryld “Gil” Gilbertson; embellishing Sheriff in Oregon

| October 30, 2014 | 59 Comments

The folks at Guardians of Valor shared with us their paperwork for Daryld “Gil” Gilbertson, the sheriff for Josephine County, Oregon. He is a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and according to his records, he spent more than 2 years of his 3 years of service deployed to the Pacific, first on the destroyer […]

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Ninth Circuit upholds conviction of Valor thief Elven Swisher

Ninth Circuit upholds conviction of Valor thief Elven Swisher

| October 30, 2014 | 18 Comments

Former Marine Elven Swisher told the Veterans Affairs Department that he had been wounded on a secret mission into China or North Korea in 1957, that he had been awarded a secret Purple Heart for the wounds, but that he’d been told to keep it quiet. As a result, he collected a few thousand bucks […]

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First women to earn EIB are Korean

First women to earn EIB are Korean

| October 30, 2014 | 26 Comments

Well the glass ceiling for women earning the Expert Infantry Badge has been busted – by Korean soldiers – according to the Army Times; Staff Sgt. Kim Min Kyoung and Staff Sgt. Kwon Min Zy, both infantry squad leaders in the Republic of Korea Army’s 21st Infantry Division, said they are honored to have had […]

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The Ebola quarantines and the great military divide

The Ebola quarantines and the great military divide

| October 30, 2014 | 29 Comments

Cross Posted from the paying-home. I generally try to avoid any topic about the president, because damn near everyone out there either hates the man reflexively, or sort of worships him.  And so the comments turn into a disaster, and I have to keep monitoring, because some people simply cannot confine their comments to the […]

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Giffords tries to make guns an issue in this election

Giffords tries to make guns an issue in this election

| October 30, 2014 | 11 Comments

The Associated Press makes Gabby Giffords a very sympathetic figure in their piece about her struggle – a woman shot in the head by a mad man stands up to the giant National Rifle Association and their single-minded Bubba constituency as she tries to make guns an issue in this election. As Giffords visited nine […]

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The party of “Uncle Toms”, “Whores” and “Bumpkins”

The party of “Uncle Toms”, “Whores” and “Bumpkins”

| October 30, 2014 | 34 Comments

Democrats seem to be losing the mid-term elections and so they’re cranking up the hyperbole. In South Carolina, Democrat candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen called the sitting governor a “whore”, but the Washington Post tells us that it was “accidental”, whatever that means; During an appearance in Florence, Shaheen said, “we are going to escort […]

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