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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| July 20, 2018 | 26 Comments

July 20, 2018 Sea Dragon Off the coast of Flinders, Australia, swims a male weedy sea dragon. Like its relative the seahorse, the male sea dragon will care for the eggs laid on his tail by his female mate.

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Sgt. Maj. John Canley to receive Medal of Honor for Hue heroics

Sgt. Maj. John Canley to receive Medal of Honor for Hue heroics

| July 20, 2018 | 8 Comments

Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley was told by the President that his Navy Cross is being upgraded to the Medal of Honor as soon as the White House can decide when the ceremony will occur. It happened 31 January to 6 February 1968 in the ancient Vietnamese City of Hue, when he was Gunnery […]

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Amer Sinan Alhaggagi pleads guilty

Amer Sinan Alhaggagi pleads guilty

| July 20, 2018 | 13 Comments

Mick sends us a link from Fox News which reports that Amer Sinan Alhaggagi, a 23-year-old graduate of Berkley High School pleaded guilty this week to planning to lend support to ISIS so they could kill 10,000 Americans in a terrorist attack. Alhaggagi allegedly opened several Twitter and Facebook accounts in 2016 for ISIS supporters. […]

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Oathkeepers cancel protest; counter-protesters burn flag

Oathkeepers cancel protest; counter-protesters burn flag

| July 20, 2018 | 15 Comments

According to the Associated Press, Oathkeepers planned a protest at Maxine Waters’ office in Los Angeles, California and then cancelled it at the last moment. A pickup with two passengers didn’t get the word and when they showed up at Waters’ office, counter-protesters ripped the flag from the truck, stomped on it and burned the […]

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Robert Cooper; Canadian phony

Robert Cooper; Canadian phony

| July 20, 2018 | 17 Comments

Our partners at Stolen Valour – Canada send us their work on this Robert Cooper fellow who claims that he was a hero of the Canadian Army. SV-C has a tougher time verifying claims than we have; Our team conducted a thorough review of all available records, this included websites, newspaper articles, photographic images, regimental […]

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LT Michael P. Murphy memorial vandalized

LT Michael P. Murphy memorial vandalized

| July 20, 2018 | 38 Comments

A park in Suffolk County, New York, dedicated to the memory of Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, was vandalized this week. A $2500 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of the vandals; Murphy, a Navy SEAL from Patchogue, was killed in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings in […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| July 20, 2018 | 10 Comments

In South Fulton, Georgia; The victim told police that her ex-boyfriend came to her home on Montilly Place and kicked down her front door. According to investigators, she repeatedly warned him that she was armed and that she would shoot him. Police said the man continued into the house and the woman fired three shots, […]

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A Potential Solution to the Problem of the Badge

A Potential Solution to the Problem of the Badge

| July 19, 2018 | 76 Comments

Having reviewed all the complaints and angst-ridden responses to the possibilities of having to change the EIB/CIB designations from Infantryman to something else, it is safe to say that there is a solution to this problem. Instead of the term “Infantryman” being changed to “Infantryperson” or “Infantrytroop”, or some such other birdbrained, braindead, confoundedly idiotic […]

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