VETERANS: The Gooferment allows “Churches” that support the welfare / warfare state

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/11/laurence-m-vance/another-double-whammy/

Another Double Whammy
By Laurence M. Vance
November 3, 2022

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If you have the misfortune of attending the typical conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalist church on a Sunday before a military appreciation day (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day), you will see the church building and the grounds around the church decorated with American flags, hear special prayers offered for the troops, see military personnel and veterans recognized (especially if they wear their uniforms to church), read the church bulletin with an American flag on the cover, see men wearing cross and flag lapel pins, hear hymns of worship sung to the state, hear the choir singing a medley of patriotic songs, see video tributes to the troops, and hear the pianist play the song of each branch of the military during the offering.

But now, this Sunday, since it is also the Sunday before election day, you can expect to see and hear extra American flags adorning the church and grounds, admonitions to pray for America and government officials, a military color guard parading down the main aisle of the church to open the service, pastors reading the Declaration of Independence, pastors leading the congregation in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, men wearing American flag ties, local politicians in attendance (only Republicans, of course) being introduced and sometimes asked to come up and say a few words, and/or a military chaplain from the local base delivering the sermon.

Some churches will no doubt also sing Lee Greenwood’s patriotic anthem “God Bless the USA,” and they will sing it proudly because they are proud to be Americans where at least they know they’re free. (I can just picture Christians singing this in church in 2020 or 2021 with a mask on their face.)

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In my “eddycation”, I always thought that the Church was a “Champion of the People” against the King in the Middle Ages.  I think that in Lincoln’s “Civil War” (aka the war of northern aggression) that line was blurred.  That trend continued into WW1 when the Churches aligned themselves with the Gooferment.  Fast forward to the Viet Nam war when the Churches were big in the (Astroturf) antiwar movement against Nixon. LBJ just stepped into it.  At that point, the Deep State began to subvert the Church goers with a deliberate policy of eroding moral values.  Pedophilia in the Catholic Church took them out of education business.  And here we wind up with the various Churches supporting the “military”.   The Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats could care less about the troops or veterans.  Look at the MIA as an example.  So I think the writer is on to something.

Let’s separate Church and State!

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VETERANS: Vets should be ripping the politicians and bureaucrats out of their offices over this.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/28/us-army-colonel-blocked-busloads-of-americans-allies-trying-to-escape-afghanistan-documentary/

​I was just speaking to @​S Kent Troy​ on Facebook about Heinlein’s “leave no one behind”, here’s a great example why vet ​s​can’t trust the Gooferment.

The USA Gooferment leaves everyone “high and dry”.

Argh!

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VETERANS: Let’s poll the KIAs and the MIAs about the draft!

https://sharylattkisson.com/2022/08/poll-most-americans-still-oppose-the-military-draft/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Sharyl+Attkisson+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Daily+Newsletter

(POLL) Most Americans still oppose the military draft
Despite the recruitment efforts by the U.S. military, fewer than one-in-four Americans are in favor of a military draft. This is according to the latest Rasmussen Reports. The survey found that 23% of American adults think the United States should have a military draft. Sixty-one percent (61%) see no need for a draft and 14%

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(POLL) Most Americans still oppose the military draft
Dated: August 14, 2022 by Sharyl Attkisson 
Emmy-Award Winning Investigative Journalist, New York Times Best Selling Author, Host of Sinclair’s Full Measure

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Despite the recruitment efforts by the U.S. military, fewer than one-in-four Americans are in favor of a military draft.

This is according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.

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I’d be interested what veterans think.  Of course, they can’t poll the KIAs and MIAs.  

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. — Herbert Hoover

I can’t imagine that ANY vet would want a draftee in the foxhole with them.

I still don’t understand women in the military.  In Israel, where ere is no front line or safe rear area, I understand that everyone fights. (Reminds me of Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, there is a line that goes something like “everyone drops (parachutes) in and everybody fights”.  

That being said, the only reason for the draft’s continued existence is it provides a Gooferment paycheck to an entrenched bureaucracy. Charles Rangel (imho a stopped clock) every session introduced legislation to end the draft. I always agreed with him on that. (Didn’t the Fourteenth Amendment eliminate slavery?)

Argh!

#endthedraft

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VETERANS: D-Day — anyone remember it?

https://www.army.mil/d-day/history.html

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The Normandy beaches were chosen by planners because they lay within range of air cover, and were less heavily defended than the obvious objective of the Pas de Calais, the shortest distance between Great Britain and the Continent. Airborne drops at both ends of the beachheads were to protect the flanks, as well as open up roadways to the interior. Six divisions were to land on the first day; three U.S., two British and one Canadian. Two more British and one U.S. division were to follow up after the assault division had cleared the way through the beach defenses.

Disorganization, confusion, incomplete or faulty implementation of plans characterized the initial phases of the landings. This was especially true of the airborne landings which were badly scattered, as well as the first wave units landing on the assault beaches. To their great credit, most of the troops were able to adapt to the disorganization. In the end, the Allies achieved their objective.

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Technician Fifth Grade John J. Pinder Jr.

Unit: 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June 1944, near Colleville-sur-Mer, France. On D-day, Technician 5th Grade Pinder landed on the coast 100 yards off shore under devastating enemy machinegun and artillery fire which caused severe casualties among the boatload. Carrying a vitally important radio, he struggled towards shore in waist-deep water. Only a few yards from his craft he was hit by enemy fire and was gravely wounded. Technician 5th Grade Pinder never stopped. He made shore and delivered the radio. Refusing to take cover afforded, or to accept medical attention for his wounds, Technician 5th Grade Pinder, though terribly weakened by loss of blood and in fierce pain, on 3 occasions went into the fire-swept surf to salvage communication equipment. He recovered many vital parts and equipment, including another workable radio. On the 3rd trip he was again hit, suffering machinegun bullet wounds in the legs. Still this valiant soldier would not stop for rest or medical attention. Remaining exposed to heavy enemy fire, growing steadily weaker, he aided in establishing the vital radio communication on the beach. While so engaged this dauntless soldier was hit for the third time and killed. The indomitable courage and personal bravery of Technician 5th Grade Pinder was a magnificent inspiration to the men with whom he served.

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“A soldier accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life. The civilian does not.” — Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.) and student, p. 26 Starship Troopers (1959) by Robert A. Heinlein

GBA

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VETERANS: Memorial Day is to remember those who gave their all!

https://www.bing.com/search?q=carl+hitchcock+sniper&PC=U316&FORM=CHROMN

Carlos Hathcock – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Hathcock

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Carlos Norman Hathcock II (May 20, 1942 – February 22, 1999) was a United States Marine Corps (USMC) sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills. Hathcock’s record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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This is an amazing story. A good story because he got back alive. 

So many of our young women and men didn’t.  Of those that made it back, how many were broken?

And politicians and bureaucrats speak glibly about “war”.  Give them and their children a gun and a plane ticket. 

“A veteran is someone who at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to the ‘United States of America’ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.'” -Anonymous

“A soldier accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life. The civilian does not.” — Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.) and student, p. 26 Starship Troopers (1959) by Robert A. Heinlein

Remember Heinlein’s Starship Troopers’ universe? One does not merely have the right to be a citizen and vote by virtue of what Heinlein called the mere accident of birth; rather, one has to earn this right through Federal Service that tested one’s ability and willingness to sacrifice for the greater good of the polity. Bet not a lot of vets would vote for all the undeclared wars the USA has been in since WW2?

Let’s fill Congress with vets and see how quickly we get out of meaningless wars!

GBA

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VETERANS: Sadly yet another vet dies alone

https://patch.com/new-jersey/southbrunswick/s/i8urx/bergen-wwii-veteran-100-will-be-laid-to-rest-after-body-identified?utm_source=nearby-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert

Community Corner
Shared from Paramus, NJBergen WWII Veteran, 100, Laid To Rest After Body Identified

  • Eugene Walker Dednam, who lived in Hackensack his whole life, died April 5​ at the age of 100. He was buried Tuesday with military honors.

Michelle Rotuno-Johnson, Patch Staff
Posted Tue, May 10, 2022 at 9:55 am ET|Updated Tue, May 10, 2022 at 5:08 pm ET

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Eugene W. Dednam of Hackensack served in Europe​ during World War II with the 4043rd Quartermaster Truck Company: the Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rome-Arn​o, according to his obituary. (Shutterstock)

PARAMUS, NJ — A World War II resident from Bergen County was laid to rest Tuesday with military honors at the George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus. Eugene Walker Dednam, who lived in Hackensack his whole life, died on April 5 at the age of 100 according to his obituary from Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service.

Dednam was an only child, and never married or had children. No one came to claim his body, so Bergen County medical examiners and Sheriff’s Office employees looked for a living relative, as NorthJersey.com reported.

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VETERANS: Bet not a lot of vets would vote for all the undeclared wars the USA has been in since WW2?

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2022/05/07/damn_lucky_831154.html

Damn Lucky
By John Waters
May 07, 2022

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What is the final lesson you can share?

That we will continue to sort of stumble through questions about war, but never learn anything. For 50 years, I never spoke about war, much
less myself or what I did. I had nightmares. I had my inner struggles and inner demons and I had to overcome them in time, but by the same
token war was not something I wanted to remember or document. It was not until I got invited to speak to others about my combat experience, to
speak to groups of young people, that I realized I had a duty and obligation to reflect my true feelings and beliefs about war. The people
were so young. I recognized a duty to remind young people about the sacrifices made by other Americans, up to and including death, to make
life possible for them and others not yet born. When called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice, some of us did, and they should be remembered.
Those of us who survived owe it to them, and to each other, to remember what they sacrificed.

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“A veteran is someone who at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to the ‘United States of America’ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.'” -Anonymous

Remember Heinlein’s Starship Troopers’ universe? One does not merely have the right to be a citizen and vote by virtue of what Heinlein called the mere accident of birth; rather, one has to earn this right through Federal Service that tested one’s ability and willingness to sacrifice for the greater good of the polity. Bet not a lot of vets would vote for all the undeclared wars the USA has been in since WW2?

That’s the book that made me an anti-war little L libertarian.  And, I can empathize with Lucky’s realizations.

In my era, you had only two options — serve or Canada.  There were no CO status being give out; akin to the “religious objector” status to Covid vaccination.  My best friend from high school went underground and I never saw him again.  My other friend went into the Army and I didn’t see him for decades.  It was a terrible time.

And for what.

Just like all the “wars” since then, based on lies or egos.  And, no one is held to account.

Argh!

All the politicians and bureaucrats, who advocate for going to war in the Ukraine, should be given a gun and plane ticket.

Argh!

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VETERANS: “Stealing” Veteran’s healthcare to service illegal aliens

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/28/bidens-dhs-confirms-plans-to-siphon-healthcare-services-away-from-veterans-to-illegal-aliens-at-border/

Biden’s DHS Confirms Plans to Siphon Healthcare Services Away from Veterans to Illegal Aliens at Border
John Binder
28 Apr 2022704

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President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has seemingly confirmed plans to siphon healthcare services away from American veterans treated at Veterans Affairs (VA) to illegal aliens arriving at the United States-Mexico border.

During a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed to Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA) that the Biden administration is in talks with VA officials to potentially transfer doctors and nurses to the southern border to treat illegal aliens arriving every day in record-breaking numbers.

“Is the department planning to reallocate resources, doctors and nurses, from our VA system intended to care for our veterans to illegal immigrants at our southern border?” Hinson asked.

Mayorkas responded, stating that “the resources that the medical personnel from the Veterans Administration would allocate to this effort is under the judgment of the secretary of Veterans Affairs, who prioritizes the interests of veterans above all others for very noble and correct.”

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Sigh! Once again the USA screws its military.  Time to hold the Gooferment’s politicians and bureaucrats accountable.

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VETERANS: Vets know what the FLAG really means — a lot of KIAs, MIAs, WIAs, DAVs who sacrificed for it

https://www.foxnews.com/us/utah-garbage-man-secretly-filmed-saving-american-flag-from-trash

Utah garbage man secretly filmed teaching woman a ‘lesson’ about American flag
‘I took an oath once to defend this country and our flag, and I still do,’ the man said
By Jon Brown | Fox News

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A garbage man in Utah was filmed last week taking an American flag out of the trash and folding it neatly when he thought nobody was looking.

Don “Munch” Gardner, a Marine Corps veteran, was secretly taped honoring the flag by Huntingdon, Utah resident Brooke Cowley, according to Fox 13.

“I was a complete idiot! I was cleaning our porch while the kids did an Easter egg hunt. I threw away our flag and pole because it had broken and ripped,” Cowley wrote on Facebook. “Then I witnessed our ‘garbage man’ stop get out of the truck, unhook the flag and take the time to fold it!”

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A lot of people sacrifices — some it all — and hopefully we all will remember that.

God loved the Marines.  And they prove what they love — Semper Fidelis.  

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VETERANS: Project 100,000 died at ~3x the normal rate

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TIL about Project 100k, where LBJ and Sec of Def Robert MacNamara decided to lower the mental and medical standards to recruit more soldiers to fight in Vietnam. These soldiers died at ~3x the normal rate.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000

Project 100,000
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Project 100,000 (also McNamara’s 100,000), also known as McNamara’s Folly, McNamara’s Morons and McNamara’s Misfits,[1][2] was a controversial 1960s program by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to recruit soldiers who would previously have been below military mental or medical standards. 

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Disgraceful!

I never heard this one or its results.

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VETERANS: Pvt. Henry Gunther should be the icon for all of America’s wars

https://dailyreckoning.com/a-tribute-to-pvt-henry-gunther-and-others

A Tribute to Pvt. Henry Gunther and Others
By Brian Maher
Posted November 11, 2020

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102 years ago today, on the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour… the guns went quiet on the Western Front…

And the white doves of peace took wing.

Today we turn away from the Sturm und Drang of the present — from the world of manna, from the election, from the virus — to reflect briefly upon that morning of Nov. 11, 1918… and a little-known chapter of history.

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Three words spring to mind:

Spite. Ambition. Stupidity.

But there were careers to consider. Consider the general who invaded Stenay so his men could bathe — a certain William Mason Wright.

After the war he was promoted. Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army was his new title.

He could claim the distinction, after all, of capturing the final American objective of the war.

A less gaudy distinction fell to a young man under his command that morning — Pvt. Henry Gunther by name, of our former city of Baltimore.

This poor fellow was the last allied fatality of that fateful day, Nov. 11, 1918 — and of the Great War itself. Time of death:

10:59 a.m.

Below, we show you why the American entry into WWI was a foolish idea, in addition to other foolish ideas that have landed America in trouble. 

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Let’s no forget Pvt. Henry Gunther and all the other MIAs, KIAs, and all the other broken casualties of war.

And, the politicians and bureaucrats that fight pointless wars with other people children!

Remind them often.

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VETERANS: Gastonia, NC mistreat a homeless vet and his dog is killed; for NOTHING?

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/veteran-attacked-his-service-dog-tasered-after-angry-woman-wrongly-accused-him-of-panhandling/

Veteran Attacked, His Service Dog Tasered After Angry Woman Wrongly Accused Him of Panhandling
Matt Agorist October 20, 2021

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Gastonia, NC — Joshua Rohrer is an honorably discharged Army veteran who, like tens of thousands of other veterans, is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in Afghanistan. As a result of his illness, Rohrer hasn’t been able to hold down a job and is homeless. As panhandling is illegal in the city, Rohrer simply sits on the street and waves to folks as they walk by — which ended last week in a violent encounter with police.

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Huffman explained that after she was tasered, Sunshine took off running and hid in a nearby store.

“[Rohrer] said, ‘My dog! My dog!’” Huffman said. “They took him to the back of the police car and slammed him on the pavement.”

That’s when Conley began filming as more officers arrived on the scene.

“It was really traumatizing,” Conley said. “I’ve never seen anything like that.”

When Rohrer bonded out, he told local media that he wasn’t begging for money, despite what the caller said. He was simply sitting there, which is not illegal at all.

“They proceeded to attack me and rough me up and use excessive force what I would consider police brutality,” he said. “I wish that they would have been calm and listen to what I had to say instead of attacking me.”

According to Rohrer’s family, after finding out his dog had been killed, he is not doing well.

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VETERANS: Only vets should vote!

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/pz46fl/what_is_something_that_a_fictional_chacter_said/

r/AskReddit 
•Posted byu/ThomasTheGreatGenius 
17 hours ago
 
What is something that a fictional chacter said that stuck with you ? [SERIOUS]

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“A soldier accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life. The civilian does not.” — Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.) and student, p. 26 Starship Troopers (1959) by Robert A. Heinlein 

This resonated with me. As a VietNam era vet, I realized that only vets should vote. I lost friends in the Republic of, had friends and relatives come back “different”, and even lost my best friend who went underground to avoid the draft.

Only vets should vote, because they UNDERSTAND (I’d use the Heinlein word ‘grok’) what it means to send young women and men in “harm’s way”. When politicians and bureaucrats vote for war, I’d hand them a rifle and say “OK, Pops, you go first!”

Dona Nobis Pacem

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VETERANS: DNF D-Day

https://www.dday.org/the-memorial/

Bedford boys

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Bedford, Virginia… Like eleven other Virginia communities, Bedford provided a company of soldiers (Company A) to the 29th Infantry Division when the National Guard’s 116th Infantry Regiment was activated on 3 February 1941. Some thirty Bedford soldiers were still in that company on D-Day; several more from Bedford were in other D-Day companies, including one who, two years earlier, had been reassigned from the 116th Infantry to the First Infantry Division. Thus he had already landed in both Northern Africa and Sicily before coming ashore on D-Day at Omaha Beach with the Big Red One. Company A of the 116th Infantry assaulted Omaha Beach as part of the First Division’s Task Force O.

By day’s end, nineteen of the company’s Bedford soldiers were dead. Two more Bedford soldiers died later in the Normandy campaign, as did yet another two assigned to other 116th Infantry companies. Bedford’s population in 1944 was about 3,200. Proportionally this community suffered the nation’s severest D-Day losses. Recognizing Bedford as emblematic of all communities, large and small, whose citizen-soldiers served on D-Day, Congress warranted the establishment of the National D-Day Memorial here.

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Having met some D-Day vets I’d say the common factor was their humility.

Not sure that I’d have had the stones to do what they did,

And, I hope such courage will never be required again.

GBA

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VETERANS: WWII Midway vats were of stern stock

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3965033/posts

Leadership and Sacrifice at Midway June 4, 1942
self | June 4, 2021 | self
Posted on 6/4/2021, 1:02:44 PM by Retain Mike

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A great summary of the battle of Midway.

It’s hard to imagine the courage it took to go up facing certain death in obsolete hardware to take a swing and hope for a “lucky strike”.

The American experiment was save here by a bunch of tough men.

Where will they come from when need again?

GBA

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VETERANS: Remember and recover ALL the Vets

https://nypost.com/2021/05/15/honored-at-last-the-heroes-of-flying-tiger-line-flight-739/

Honored at last: Remembering the heroes of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739
By Jane Ridley

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The Sargent family, including Judith (from left) and Clifton and daughter Jennifer Kirk, lost Clifton’s brother, Donald, when Don’s military flight disappeared.Six decades after their loved ones vanished into thin air, relatives of the victims of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 — 93 soldiers aboard a secret-mission flight chartered by the US Army in the buildup to the Vietnam War — want answers.

They gathered together Saturday for a ceremony in Columbia Falls, Maine, organized by the non-profit Wreaths Across America at a memorial to honor the fallen.  

“The memorial ceremony offers some closure,” Marie Mull, 82, told The Post of her brother, Sgt. Clarence Ganance of Rensselaer, NY. “We’ve always wondered what happened . . . probably always will.”

Nobody knows exactly what happened on the morning of March 16, 1962, because no bodies nor debris — not even a single piece — have ever been recovered.

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Some sources claim the elite team of Rangers aboard Flight 793, mostly communications specialists, had been hand-picked by President John F. Kennedy as part of a covert operation involving the CIA. It has since emerged that in early 1962 — three years before American ground troops “officially” entered the Vietnam conflict — the US had advisors training indigenous tribes in Laos and Cambodia. As the agency was trying to determine if America should join the ongoing war in Southeast Asia, the situation was politically sensitive.

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Repeat demands from legislators, including Maine Senator Susan Collins, led to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests and the release of heavily redacted military documents — but that has only caused dissatisfaction among bereaved family members frustrated by the absence of clarity.

“It’s called the runaround,” concluded Crumpler. “Nobody [in the political system] has an answer so they just keep sending us elsewhere.”

Neither the government nor military has taken an official stance on the mission or what might have happened to the flight. A report by the Civil Aeronautic Board released after the crash merely stated that “the board is unable to determine the probable cause.”

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Right now, she said, “It’s as if James and the other men never existed.”

The appeals have so far been thwarted by the Department of Defense which claims those aboard Flight 739 were not participating in an “official” combat mission.

She, along with the other grieving families, believes the unveiling of the Maine memorial is a step in the right direction.

“The Rangers’ creed says ‘Leave no comrade behind,’ but these men were left behind,” pointed out Monica Young, whose father, John C Wendell, Sergeant First Class, disappeared the day before her 15th birthday. “Thanks to this [Saturday’s] remembrance, they’ve no longer been left behind.”

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Sorry, but the Gooferment’s “official mission” is just bureaucratic “new speak” for “we don’t give a s#$%”!

I think as part of every vet’s “celebration” — Independence Day, Decoration Day, and Veterans’ Day — we should take the opportunity to demand that “our representative” account for the Gooferment’s past actions that cost good men and women their lives, happiness, and posterity.

Argh!

I will; will you?

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VETERANS: Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29th

Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29th

On March 29, our Nation will commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day on its 50th anniversary. There are several virtual events, live webcasts and 2021 traveling wall schedules posted to help us remember and respect the nine million American men and women – more than six million of whom are living today – who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during our involvement in Vietnam from November 1, 1955 to May 7, 1975. 

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Sadly for all those that didn’t come home and those that were so badly damaged — both recognized and unrecognized.

A special place in Hell for all the politicians and bureaucrats that sent them there.

Let’s honor them by bringing all the girls, boys, women, and men home now! We have so many politicians and bureaucrats to send in their place if it’s really needed!

Requiescat In Pacem. Dona Nobis Pacem.

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VETERANS: Doris “Dorie” Miller, U.S. Navy mess attendant 2nd class

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/917816651/a-military-first-a-supercarrier-is-named-after-an-african-american-sailor?fbclid=IwAR1QkeW1B3KEFqATaE_h0ROVLUq_x-KiuxESikrmBtJiGTyls_NEUer14wQ

A Military 1st: A Supercarrier Is Named After An African American Sailor
September 29, 2020 @ 5:01 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
JAY PRICE
FROM NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO – WUNC

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Doris “Dorie” Miller, U.S. Navy mess attendant 2nd class, became one of the first American heroes of World War II for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
U.S. Navy/National Archives

Military names can echo down through the ages, a fact underlined by the current fight in Washington, D.C., between President Trump and Congress, which has voted to strip the names of Confederate generals from several Southern Army bases.

The president has vowed that won’t happen, but the battle might not be resolved before Election Day.

The Navy, meanwhile, has quietly charted a new course. A supercarrier now on the drawing boards will be christened the USS Doris Miller.

It’s the first supercarrier to be named for an enlisted sailor and the first to be named after an African American.

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I “knew” some of the story from high school history but never knew the man’s name. 

Hopefully this is something that the children learn in school.

Requiescat In Pacem Dorie.

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VETERANS: Nemo Resideo

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2020/12/21/americas_mias_coming_home_653955.html

America’s MIAs: Coming Home
By Christopher D. Brady
December 21, 2020
 
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On December 23, 1944, 24 year old Captain Lawrence Dickson flew his P-51D Mustang on a routine surveillance mission into Italy and crashed. He became one of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen (Red Tails) Missing in Action (MIA) in World War II.  In spite of a post-war scouring of Europe for U.S. service members, it took 68 years to locate his crash site.  His remains were excavated in August 2017 and identified 15 months later using advanced DNA techniques.  This is indicative of how difficult it is to locate, excavate, and then identify missing service members.

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The concept of the Latin phrase nemo resideo, or “leave no one behind,” is almost as old as warfare itself. Greek mythology portrayed heroes who rescued those captured by enemies.

Unfortunately we have in the past and I guess “we” will in the future.

Personally, I think that the politicians and bureaucrats should be held to account for the girls and boys who ARE left behind!

AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY!

Maybe then they will be incentivized to get everyone home?

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VETERANS: American Legion HQ warns about tents for “outdoor dining”

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I was copied on an email from the New Jersey State department of the American Legion warns about tents for “outdoor dining” being “non-conforming” after November 30th.  They recommended the Post may need to get a permit, inspection, and make modifications to “conform”.

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My reaction was; “I wish that the State Department would push back harder against King Murphy’s diktats.  They are killing the economy as well as our post.  It’s only a matter of time before the Post will go under.  And, the facts about lockdown don’t match reality,  They don’t know squat about this virus. http://www.wrongaboutlockdown.com

Argh!

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VETERANS: Inspiration in Steadiness From Band of Brothers Paratrooper, Carwood Lipton

During a season of intense stress in history, Carwood Lipton, an elite World War II paratrooper from the Band of Brothers, provides a prime example of someone who held things together. On a wintery evening in Belgium’s Bois Jacques woods, Sergeant Carwood Lipton slipped through the twilight from foxhole to foxhole, encouraging the soldiers in his care.

Source: Inspiration in Steadiness From Band of Brothers Paratrooper, Carwood Lipton

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A great read for Veterans’ Day!

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VETERANS: Memorial

Image: Wikimedia Commons The Anthem Veterans , in Anthem, Arizona, consists of five white pillars representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each pillar contains a slanted elliptical opening, and the five are arranged so that at 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, the sun’s light passes through all five and illuminates the Great Seal of the United States, which is inlaid among 750 red paving stones engraved with the names of veterans.

Source: Memorial

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Neat. And make me sad for all the vets.

Let’s bring all the girls, boys, women, and men home now! We have so many politicians and bureaucrats to send in their place if it’s really needed!

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VETERANS: Lawrence Brooks, the country’s oldest-known World War II veteran … …

https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/acts_of_kindness/article_1577e026-05bb-11eb-a7d8-03d066f206a6.html

Oldest World War II veteran gets new roof in New Orleans, thanks to phone call, volunteers
BY KATY RECKDAHL | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
PUBLISHED OCT 3, 2020 AT 3:57 PM | UPDATED OCT 3, 2020 AT 8:56 PM

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When Lawrence Brooks, the country’s oldest-known World War II veteran, turned 111 in September, he received more than 10,000 cards, a salute from a squadron of aircraft and a happy birthday call from Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

His daughter, Vanessa Brooks, 60, heard her father’s end of the conversation, as the governor thanked him for his Army service and chatted with him about his big birthday. As the call concluded, it seems, the governor told Mr. Brooks to reach out if he needed anything.

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I don’t know if the Governor did anything or there was publicity that made it happen.

And, I’m very pleased with what happened!

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VETERANS: How To Invoke a Face Mask Exemption at the Veterinarian & How To Make Sense of all Face Mask Orders

Dear Stevo, Just wanted to thank you again for your advice and encouragement regarding resistance to mandatory mask mandates. I have an appointment with my vet this week. The vet clinic has a “mandatory” mask requirement, with which I do not intend to comply.

Source: How To Invoke a Face Mask Exemption at the Veterinarian & How To Make Sense of all Face Mask Orders

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In another talk about the misery caused by using euphemism to dull the language Carlin said “I bet you, if we’d have still been calling it shell shock, some of them Viet Nam veterans might have gotten the attention they needed at the time. But it didn’t happen, and one of the reasons is because we were using that soft language, that language that takes the life out of life. And it is a function of time, it does keep getting worse.”

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OK!  Let’s go back to calling it “shell shock” and help any of the vets that are still around and have not suicided!

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VETERANS: 2 Vets and the tragic V.A. waiting list (PODCAST) | Sharyl Attkisson

How the lives of two veterans intersected in a tragic way, revealing serious problems in the system intended to help soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Source: 2 Vets and the tragic V.A. waiting list (PODCAST) | Sharyl Attkisson

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You can’t listen to this and not be ENRAGED at the politicians and bureaucrats of the Veterans Administration.

I know that the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy. But in this case, they have “outdone” themselves with possibly criminal neglect of of returning combat vets with Brain Trauma Disorder (BTD) and PTSD.

I pray for my fellow vets and will ask any politician seeking my vote what they have done on this issue, if anything.

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