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« Reply #180 on: May 13, 2014, 07:42:33 PM »
WELL DESERVED MOH......  WASHINGTON — Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White will be awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on May 13, 2014, the White House announced late Tuesday afternoon.
 White, 27, will receive the nation's highest military award for his actions during a dismounted movement in mountainous terrain in Aranas, Afghanistan, on Nov. 9, 2007.

 White was serving as a Platoon Radio Telephone Operator assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, when his team of U.S. and Afghan National Army soldiers were set up and ambushed by a much larger and more heavily armed Taliban force after a meeting with Afghan villagers.

 "There was one shot, you know, down into the valley, and then it was two shots, and then it was full-automatic fire and RPGs ... it was coming from multiple directions," White later recalled, according to an Army news release.

 White was knocked unconscious by a rocket-propelled grenade that landed near him. When he woke up, 10 of the 14-man American element and the ANA soldiers were gone. To avoid the enemy fire, they had been forced to slide 150 feet down the side of a rocky cliff.

 White noticed that his teammate, Spc. Kain Schilling, had been shot in the arm. After White and Schilling found cover under a tree, White put a tourniquet on Schilling and stopped the bleeding. Then White saw Marine Sgt. Phillip Bocks lying out in the open, badly wounded.

 White sprinted 30 feet across open ground under a hail of bullets to reach Bocks. White made four runs out in to the open to drag Bocks out of the line of fire. He succeeded, but Bocks eventually succumbed to his wounds. Soon afterward, Schilling got hit in the leg by small-arms fire. White again saved his life, using his belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

 Then White noticed his platoon leader, 1st Lt. Matthew C. Ferrara, lying face-down on the trail, motionless. White again exposed himself to fire and crawled to Ferrara's position. After he realized Ferrara was already dead, White returned to Schilling’s side and began using his radio, until an enemy round blew the hand-mic out of his hand and disabled the radio. White grabbed Bocks’ radio and used it to bring in mortars, artillery, air strikes and helicopter gun runs to keep the enemy at bay. Friendly fire gave him his second concussion of the day when a mortar round landed too close and knocked him off his feet.

 After nightfall, White marked the landing zone and assisted the flight medic in hoisting the wounded Americans and Afghans into the helicopter. White would not allow himself to be evacuated until everyone else was in a position to leave.

 Six American servicemembers died in the battle.

 White, a native of Seattle, separated from the Army on July 8, 2011, and used his G.I. Bill to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He now works as an investment analyst in Charlotte.

 White, whose father was a Special Forces Soldier during the Vietnam era, will be the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. He and his family will join President Barack Obama at the White House for the presentation ceremony

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« Reply #181 on: May 14, 2014, 11:48:27 PM »
4-16-45.... 

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« Reply #182 on: May 17, 2014, 08:11:03 PM »
MAY 17,2014....ARMED FORCES DAY....A THANK YOU ..A SALUTE..& A PRAYER FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL SERVING....... www.defense.gov/afd/


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« Reply #183 on: May 18, 2014, 08:37:00 PM »
4-16-45.... 

It is worth the trip to Charleston SC to see this piece of History.

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« Reply #186 on: June 11, 2014, 04:28:40 AM »
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE AMERICAN VETERANS ADMINISTRATION ?..... VA medical center pulls curtain to hide Jesus, cross and altar
June 3, 3014

 At the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, officials have decided a dedicated chapel should not be perceived as a chapel because it might offend someone.
 Because the chapel is open to the public 24/7, Director James Rice authorized staff to literally hide the statue of Jesus, a cross and altar behind a curtain. He's still trying to figure out what to do about the religious-themed stain glass windows.
 The Center's Facebook page tried to defend its agnostic decision by saying the chapel displays the religious items during scheduled "chapel services" on Friday and Sunday. During other times, they must be hidden from public sight to give an appearance of "religious neutrality."
 Once again, the VA is showing hostility toward expressions of the Christian faith.
 Last December, VA centers censored displays and expressions of Christmas at four separate facilities, prompting Congress to call the VA to task for the blatant violation of religious freedoms by patriotic Americans.
 Richard Riley, pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain, said the decision to turn the formerly Christian chapel into a religiously neutral room is evidence of a bigger problem.
 "Christianity, not only globally, but particularly in the United States, is really under attack," he told FoxNews' Todd Starnes. "Christianity is coming under some horrendous conflict from the media and to some degree from our own government."
 TAKE ACTION
 Strongly urge your members of Congress to personally investigate why the Veterans Administration continues to censor the Christian religion at medical facilities.
 With former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki now resigned in disgrace, it's time for our elected officials to make a clean sweep of the VA and stop the nonsense under President Obama’s leadership.
 
Email your Representative and Senators now!


It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends and family members.......IS'NT SOMETHING OWED TO THE VETERANS WHO FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO DISPLAY THESE IDEALS ?


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« Reply #187 on: June 19, 2014, 08:51:17 PM »

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« Reply #188 on: June 24, 2014, 08:28:48 PM »
Wednesday, 25 June, marks the 18th anniversary of the bombing of Khobar Towers in Dahran, Saudi Arabia.  AQ has been identified as being responsible.  Nineteen members of the United States Air Force died in the attack and 498 other persons, including civilians, were injured.  Please keep them in your prayers.

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« Reply #189 on: June 25, 2014, 11:31:20 AM »
If I remember correctly most of the Air Force personnel were firefighters
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« Reply #190 on: June 27, 2014, 04:19:43 AM »
Wednesday, 25 June, marks the 18th anniversary of the bombing of Khobar Towers in Dahran, Saudi Arabia.  AQ has been identified as being responsible.  Nineteen members of the United States Air Force died in the attack and 498 other persons, including civilians, were injured.  Please keep them in your prayers.
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« Reply #193 on: July 11, 2014, 07:37:07 PM »
WOUNDED WARRIORS IN NYC.....  http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/rescue_5_welcomes_40_service_m.html

  The Wounded Warriors is one of two Charities that we try to help support in our yearly Get Together's. We hope to do the same this year in October, in appreciation for the tours that are given to us.