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Life’s Tough in My Neighborhood

Life’s Tough in My Neighborhood

| January 19, 2019 | 37 Comments

First, let me say that I have to shovel snow today, whether I like it or not. If the “climate” is warming up, how come there are six inches of snow on my front steps? And how come the neighbors were out at 7AM with the snowblowers and other noisy things, rousing me out of […]

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Peoria Medal of Honor Recipient Honored

Peoria Medal of Honor Recipient Honored

| January 19, 2019 | 11 Comments

This story popped late yesterday. It was brought to our attention by Andy Kravetz of the Journal Star; he wanted it to have the widest possible dissemination, so he came here. Andy is a friend of TAH, and the story is, well. Read on for yourself. ‘Indebted to him forever’: Peoria Medal of Honor recipient […]

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“. . . a triumph of love against evil and truth against lies.”

“. . . a triumph of love against evil and truth against lies.”

| January 19, 2019 | 14 Comments

Looks like DPAA is on hold with respect to accounting for US personnel MIA due to the government shutdown. So this article will have to do this weekend in place of the usual “No Longer Missing” feature. Hopefully we’ll get back to normal and see more MIAs accounted for soon. . . . What follows […]

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Saturday Feel Good Stories

Saturday Feel Good Stories

| January 19, 2019 | 24 Comments

Not the way to meet new people. Residents fight off burglars during home invasion, 1 still on the run Amber Jayanth, Fox19 Area homeowners recently fought back after two men broke into their home. Ludlow police were called to a home on the 400 block of Oak Street around 7 p.m. on Wednesday after getting […]

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Lies by politicians and why we should care about politics as veterans focused on military issues.

Lies by politicians and why we should care about politics as veterans focused on military issues.

| January 18, 2019 | 22 Comments

Here’s VoV again, opining on the veracity, and the lack of, our elected officials. The CinC is arguably the most important role in government, they wield the power and weight of the greatest fighting force of the entire world in their hands. Our military goes where the CinC tells them to go, they do what […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| January 18, 2019 | 115 Comments

The military is a dangerous profession. You often need a bit of luck just to make it through the day unscathed. But sometimes, you need a whole lotta luck. Or a Guardian Angel working overtime. That’s especially true for some duty positions and specialties. Here’s my pick for perhaps the luckiest guy ever in the […]

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Keep a Weather Eye on This One

Keep a Weather Eye on This One

| January 18, 2019 | 58 Comments

Freshman Congress Critter Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is in the runaway horse state of mind, on a mad gallop with the bit in her teeth.  https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/01/13/democrats-failing-to-control-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-revolution/ Annoyed by not getting the enthusiastic support for her New Green Deal that she had expected from “fellow” Democrats, Ms. Cortez is not just champing at the bit. She had previously […]

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Valor Friday

Valor Friday

| January 18, 2019 | 14 Comments

Todays Valor Friday is dedicated to Maurice “Footsie” Britt, USA, and his WWII activities spanning North Africa to Sicily and the Italian peninsula. Footsie survived the war, and like many returning quiet heroes served again when elected to public office, and by Presidential appointment. So without further ado, here’s Footsie’s story as forwarded to me […]

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