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« Reply #495 on: March 27, 2018, 12:46:25 AM »
TECH SGT TASHAN BRIGGS...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE & SACRIFICE...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Wake and funeral arrangements have been announced for USAF Technical Sergeant Dashan J. Briggs, the Riverhead LI native killed in a military helicopter crash in Iraq March 15.

Briggs, 30, of Port Jefferson Station, is survived by his wife Rebecca and two young children, Jayden and Ava. (See complete obituary.)

Visitation will take place at the Westhampton Beach Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, March 28, from 2 to 4:30 and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the department on Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

Briggs was among seven military personnel who perished in the crash of the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter in western Iraq near the Syrian border. He and three others aboard the aircraft — Capt. Andreas B. O’Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches, Capt. Christopher T. Zanetis, 37, of Long Island City and Master Sgt. Christopher J. Raguso, 39, of Commack were members of the 106th Air National Guard Rescue Wing in Westhampton. The crash is not believed to be the result of hostile fire, according to military officials.
Briggs held the rank of staff sergeant when he died. He was promoted posthumously to the rank of technical sergeant.

A GoFundMe page has been started to benefit his widow and children.

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« Reply #498 on: April 03, 2018, 02:33:41 AM »
 AUDIE MURPHY ...
Interesting read....
 
Audie Murphy, the kid from Farmersville, Texas, was only 46 years old when he died in a helicopter crash into the Virginia Mts.  He was bothered all his life when he came back from the War and it really affected his life.  He never got the medical help he should have gotten.
 
Not many young people know who Audie Murphy was or how big a war hero he was.  Two or three of the medals he earned would make most service men proud, but to have earned his decorations in battle is truly unbelievable.
 
 
List of Decorations for Audie Murphy:
 
Medal of Honor
 
Distinguished Service Cross
 
Silver Star (with oak leaf cluster)
 
Legion of Merit
 
Bronze Star (with oak leaf cluster and Valor Device)
 
Purple Heart (with two oak leaf clusters)
 
U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal
 
U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal
 
Presidential Unit Citation (with First Oak Leaf Cluster)
 
American Campaign Medal
 
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars (representing nine Campaigns) and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily and Southern France)
 
World War II Victory Medal
 
Army of Occupation Medal (with Germany Clasp)
 
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
 
French Fourrage in Colors of the Croix de Guerre
 
French Legion of Honor - Grade of Chevalier
 
French Croix de guerre (with Silver Star)
 
French Croix de guerre (with Palm)
 
Medal of Liberated France
 
Belgian Croix de guerre (with 1940 Palm)
 
 
Additionally, Murphy was awarded:
 
The Combat Infantry Marksman badge with Rifle Bar,
Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar.
 
Isn't it sad the media can tell us all about the BAD that goes on, but ignores the GOOD people?  If a movie Star or politician stubs their toe we have to hear about it for Days!!!
 
 
From the Los Angeles Times on April 15, 2010
 
Pamela Murphy, widow of WWII hero and actor, Audie Murphy, died peacefully at her home on April 8, 2010. She was the widow of the most decorated WWII hero and actor, Audie Murphy, and established her own distinctive 35 year career working as a patient liaison at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration hospital, treating every veteran who visited the facility as if they were a VIP.
 
Any soldier or Marine who came into the hospital got the same special treatment from her.  She would walk the hallways with her clipboard in hand making sure her boys got to see the specialist they needed.  If they didn't, watch out.
 
Her boys weren't Medal of Honor recipients or movie stars like Audie, but that didn't matter to Pam.  They had served their Country. That was good enough for her. She never called a veteran by his first name.  It was always "Mister."  Respect came with the job.
 
"Nobody could cut through VA red tape faster than Mrs. Murphy," said veteran Stephen Sherman, speaking for thousands of veterans she befriended over the years. "Many times I watched her march a veteran who had been waiting more than an hour right into the doctor's office.
 
She was even reprimanded a few times, but it didn't matter to Mrs. Murphy. "Only her boys mattered.  She was our angel."
 
Audie Murphy died broke in a plane crash in 1971, squandering millions of dollars on gambling, bad investments, and yes, other women. "Even with the adultery and desertion at the end, he always remained my hero," Pam told me.
 
She went from a comfortable ranch-style home in Van                                         Nuys where she raised two sons to a small apartment - taking a clerk's job at the nearby VA to support herself and start paying off her faded movie star husband's debts. At first, no one knew who she was.  Soon, though, word spread through the VA that the nice woman with the clipboard was Audie Murphy's widow.
 
It was like saying General Patton had just walked in the front door. Men with tears in their eyes walked up to her and gave her a Hug. "Thank you," they said, over and over.
 
The first couple of years, I think the hugs were more for Audie's memory as a war hero. The last 30 years, they were for Pam.
 
One year I asked her to be the focus of a Veteran's Day column for all the work she had done. Pam just shook her head no. "Honor them, not me," she said, pointing to a group of veterans down the hallway. "They're the ones who deserve it."
 
The vets disagreed.  Mrs. Murphy deserved the accolades, they said. Incredibly, in 2002, Pam's job was going to be eliminated in budget cuts.  She was considered "excess staff."  "I don't think helping cut down on veterans' complaints and showing them the respect they deserve should be considered excess staff," she told me.
 
Neither did the veterans. They went ballistic, holding a rally for her outside the VA gates. Pretty soon, word came down from the top of the VA. Pam Murphy was no longer considered "excess staff."
 
She remained working full time at the VA until 2007 when she was 87.
 
"The last time she was here was a couple of years ago for the conference we had for homeless veterans," said Becky James, coordinator of the VA's Veterans History Project. Pam wanted to see if there was anything she could do to help some more of her boys. Pam Murphy was 90 when she died. What a lady.
 
 
by Dennis McCarthy,
Los Angeles Times on April 15, 2010
 
 

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« Reply #499 on: April 03, 2018, 09:59:43 AM »
AUDIE MURPHY ...
Interesting read....
 
Audie Murphy, the kid from Farmersville, Texas, was only 46 years old when he died in a helicopter crash into the Virginia Mts.  He was bothered all his life when he came back from the War and it really affected his life.  He never got the medical help he should have gotten.
 
Not many young people know who Audie Murphy was or how big a war hero he was.  Two or three of the medals he earned would make most service men proud, but to have earned his decorations in battle is truly unbelievable.
 
 
List of Decorations for Audie Murphy:
 
Medal of Honor
 
Distinguished Service Cross
 
Silver Star (with oak leaf cluster)
 
Legion of Merit
 
Bronze Star (with oak leaf cluster and Valor Device)
 
Purple Heart (with two oak leaf clusters)
 
U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal
 
U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal
 
Presidential Unit Citation (with First Oak Leaf Cluster)
 
American Campaign Medal
 
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars (representing nine Campaigns) and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily and Southern France)
 
World War II Victory Medal
 
Army of Occupation Medal (with Germany Clasp)
 
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
 
French Fourrage in Colors of the Croix de Guerre
 
French Legion of Honor - Grade of Chevalier
 
French Croix de guerre (with Silver Star)
 
French Croix de guerre (with Palm)
 
Medal of Liberated France
 
Belgian Croix de guerre (with 1940 Palm)
 
 
Additionally, Murphy was awarded:
 
The Combat Infantry Marksman badge with Rifle Bar,
Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar.
 
Isn't it sad the media can tell us all about the BAD that goes on, but ignores the GOOD people?  If a movie Star or politician stubs their toe we have to hear about it for Days!!!
 
 
From the Los Angeles Times on April 15, 2010
 
Pamela Murphy, widow of WWII hero and actor, Audie Murphy, died peacefully at her home on April 8, 2010. She was the widow of the most decorated WWII hero and actor, Audie Murphy, and established her own distinctive 35 year career working as a patient liaison at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration hospital, treating every veteran who visited the facility as if they were a VIP.
 
Any soldier or Marine who came into the hospital got the same special treatment from her.  She would walk the hallways with her clipboard in hand making sure her boys got to see the specialist they needed.  If they didn't, watch out.
 
Her boys weren't Medal of Honor recipients or movie stars like Audie, but that didn't matter to Pam.  They had served their Country. That was good enough for her. She never called a veteran by his first name.  It was always "Mister."  Respect came with the job.
 
"Nobody could cut through VA red tape faster than Mrs. Murphy," said veteran Stephen Sherman, speaking for thousands of veterans she befriended over the years. "Many times I watched her march a veteran who had been waiting more than an hour right into the doctor's office.
 
She was even reprimanded a few times, but it didn't matter to Mrs. Murphy. "Only her boys mattered.  She was our angel."
 
Audie Murphy died broke in a plane crash in 1971, squandering millions of dollars on gambling, bad investments, and yes, other women. "Even with the adultery and desertion at the end, he always remained my hero," Pam told me.
 
She went from a comfortable ranch-style home in Van                                         Nuys where she raised two sons to a small apartment - taking a clerk's job at the nearby VA to support herself and start paying off her faded movie star husband's debts. At first, no one knew who she was.  Soon, though, word spread through the VA that the nice woman with the clipboard was Audie Murphy's widow.
 
It was like saying General Patton had just walked in the front door. Men with tears in their eyes walked up to her and gave her a Hug. "Thank you," they said, over and over.
 
The first couple of years, I think the hugs were more for Audie's memory as a war hero. The last 30 years, they were for Pam.
 
One year I asked her to be the focus of a Veteran's Day column for all the work she had done. Pam just shook her head no. "Honor them, not me," she said, pointing to a group of veterans down the hallway. "They're the ones who deserve it."
 
The vets disagreed.  Mrs. Murphy deserved the accolades, they said. Incredibly, in 2002, Pam's job was going to be eliminated in budget cuts.  She was considered "excess staff."  "I don't think helping cut down on veterans' complaints and showing them the respect they deserve should be considered excess staff," she told me.
 
Neither did the veterans. They went ballistic, holding a rally for her outside the VA gates. Pretty soon, word came down from the top of the VA. Pam Murphy was no longer considered "excess staff."
 
She remained working full time at the VA until 2007 when she was 87.
 
"The last time she was here was a couple of years ago for the conference we had for homeless veterans," said Becky James, coordinator of the VA's Veterans History Project. Pam wanted to see if there was anything she could do to help some more of her boys. Pam Murphy was 90 when she died. What a lady.
 
 
by Dennis McCarthy,
Los Angeles Times on April 15, 2010


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« Reply #500 on: April 03, 2018, 08:15:38 PM »
Outstanding.   Respect Due.

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« Reply #501 on: April 07, 2018, 01:34:20 AM »
https://www.theday.com/military-news/20180308/billet-night-sets-stage-for-future-coast-guard-officers

Billet night sets the stage for future Coast Guard officers 

Wishing the soon-to-be new Ensigns and Second Lieutenants from all the Service and Maritime Academies smooth sailing and fair, following winds.

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« Reply #502 on: April 09, 2018, 06:08:49 PM »
 We should have a veterans list for this site 
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« Reply #503 on: April 13, 2018, 01:53:39 AM »
USS NEW YORK....   http://jwvsw.org/carriers.pdf

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« Reply #504 on: April 21, 2018, 10:00:03 PM »
I received  this disturbing message.....this must be acted on & rectified.... QUOTE....SHALL WE HIRE A MONUMENT
ENGRAVER TO GO TO
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 
AND ADD THE MISSING WORDS?
 
THIS
IS A MESSAGE FROM AN APPALLED OBSERVER:
 
Today
I went to visit the
  new
 World War II
Memorial in Washington,DC.
I got
an unexpected history lesson. Because I'm a baby
boomer,
I was
one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my
parents,
Veterans of 'the greatest
war,' with their families. It was a beautiful day,
and
people were smiling and happy to be there. Hundreds of us
milled around
the memorial, reading the inspiring words of Eisenhower and
Truman
that
are engraved there.
 
On the
Pacific side of the memorial, a group of us gathered to read the
words
President Roosevelt used to
announce the attack on Pearl Harbor :
 
'Yesterday, December 7,
1941--a date which will live in infamy--
the United States of
America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked.'
 
One
elderly woman read the words aloud:
 
'With
confidence in our armed forces, with the abounding
determination of our people,
we will gain the inevitable triumph.'
 
But as
she read, she was suddenly turned angry. 'Wait a minute,' she
said,
'they
left out the end of the quote. They left out the most important
part.
Roosevelt ended the
message with
 
'So help us God.'
 
 
Her husband said, 'You are probably
right. We're not
supposed to say things like
that now.'
 
'I know I'm right,' she insisted.
'I remember the speech.' The two
looked dismayed,
shook
their heads sadly and walked away.
 
 
Listening to their
conversation, I thought to myself,
'Well,
it has been over 50 years; she's probably
forgotten.'
 
But
she had not forgotten.
  She was right...
 
 
I went
home and pulled out the book my book club is reading
---
'Flags
of Our Fathers' by James Bradley.
It's
all about the battle at IwoJima.
 
I
haven't gotten too far in the book. It's tough to read
because
it's a
graphic description of the WWII battles in the
Pacific.
 
 
But
right there it was on page 58.Roosevelt's speech to the nation
ends in
'So help us God   ..'
 
 
The
people who edited out that part of the speech when they
engraved
it on
the memorial could have fooled me. I was born after the
war!
But
they couldn't fool the people who were there.
Roosevelt's words are
engraved on their hearts.
 
 
 
Now I
ask:
 
 
'WHO
GAVE THEM THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE WORDS OF OUR
HISTORY???'
 
 
Send
this around to your friends. People need to know before everyone
forgets.
 
 
People today are trying to
change the history of America by leaving God
out
of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since
the beginning.
He
still wants to be...and He always will be!
 
 
If you agree, pass this on
and God Bless YOU!

If not, May God Forgive
You!
 
UNQUOTE.

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« Reply #505 on: April 22, 2018, 08:44:59 AM »
A memorial of that size doesn’t get built without a large committee.....how is that decision passed??   That sounds like something that should go strait to Mr Trump
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« Reply #506 on: April 22, 2018, 12:11:26 PM »
The last phrase in a re-enlistment oath is “so help me god. As long as that stays warehouse once that is omitted we are lost forever
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« Reply #507 on: May 02, 2018, 01:04:49 PM »
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« Reply #509 on: May 13, 2018, 07:11:09 PM »
Tonight on the Fox News channel at 2200 hrs (not the regular Channel 5 news) which in NY on Spectrum is Channel 44 on the Levin Show "Life , Liberty & Levin" Gary Senise will talk about Veterans & his plans for taking care of the Children of Fallen Service Members.