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« Reply #315 on: December 15, 2015, 08:43:27 AM »
 One of the members sent me this. Maybe you've seen it before. But I think it's GREAT.

 

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« Reply #316 on: December 21, 2015, 10:33:36 PM »
AN NYPD OFFICER & 5 OTHER AMERICAN SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN AN ATTACK WHILE SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN ......REST IN PEACE TO OUR BROTHER IN BLUE & HIS 5 MILITARY BROTHERS. ...THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPREME SERVICE....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.nydailynews.com/news/world/nypd-killed-afghanistan-suicide-bombing-article-1.2473357


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« Reply #317 on: December 21, 2015, 11:48:47 PM »
A TOTALLY DISGRACEFUL ACT TOWARD AN HONORABLE US MARINE...As a Marine i am in total disgust w/the way this case is being handled....he should have been awarded a Meritorious act for saving lives if his warning was heeded....what is being done to politicians who used an unsecure channel ?...NOTHING....those who went before us looking down i am sure cannot believe this.....hopefully as the case plays out there will be a better outcome for the Major......Jason you are in one of the best places to be in the FDNY keep your chin up ...you did do the right thing....SEMPER FI !
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/11/30/decision-to-force-out-marine-who-sent-warning-ahead-of-insider-attack-upheld/

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« Reply #318 on: December 22, 2015, 07:18:01 PM »

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« Reply #319 on: December 24, 2015, 12:52:58 AM »
AN NYPD OFFICER & 5 OTHER AMERICAN SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN AN ATTACK WHILE SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN ......REST IN PEACE TO OUR BROTHER IN BLUE & HIS 5 MILITARY BROTHERS. ...THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPREME SERVICE....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.nydailynews.com/news/world/nypd-killed-afghanistan-suicide-bombing-article-1.2473357
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« Reply #321 on: December 31, 2015, 09:12:46 PM »
WW II female pilots barred from Arlington National Cemetery



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« Reply #323 on: January 06, 2016, 08:15:50 PM »
RE:  "'This is a very unique and interesting situation,' Thomas McCollum, the garrison public affairs officer for the North Carolina base told Military.com." 

I nominate this for understatement of the decade.

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« Reply #324 on: January 06, 2016, 08:25:17 PM »
I always wished i could live in the civilian housing (Capes) on the old Ft Tilden Base by 329.......PS back around 1993 the Vollies from Breezy got permission to do live burns at the old wooden barracks on the Fort grounds.....they actually just burned them down...the FDNY had orders from HQ not to go near any of the burns...tons of people were pulling up to 329 yelling "Fire " & not understanding why no one turned out.

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« Reply #325 on: January 06, 2016, 08:31:01 PM »
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Staff Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Jan. 5, 2016, in Marjah District, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire. The incident is under investigation.

McClintock was assigned to the1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Buckley, Washington.


With prayers for Sgt. McClintock, his family, friends and colleagues.

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« Reply #326 on: January 10, 2016, 09:47:23 AM »
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Staff Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Jan. 5, 2016, in Marjah District, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire. The incident is under investigation.

McClintock was assigned to the1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Buckley, Washington.


With prayers for Sgt. McClintock, his family, friends and colleagues.
Two articles relating to the unfortunate event. Rest in peace, thank you for your service:
http://sofrep.com/45772/special-forces-soldiers-left-flapping-in-the-breeze-in-marjah-afghanistan/
http://sofrep.com/45826/navy-seal-congressman-leads-congressional-inquiry-into-obamas-afghan-quagmire/

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« Reply #327 on: January 17, 2016, 04:11:33 PM »
U.S. NAVY SEALS REQUEST THAT YOU PASS THIS ON!!!
 For those who may not know, here are a list of Chris Kyle's awards.
 
•2 Silver Stars with Combat Valor
 
•5 Bronze Stars with Combat Valor
 
•Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Valor...
 
•2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Combat Valor
 
•2 Combat Action Ribbons
 
•Navy Presidential Unit Citation
 
•Joint Meritorious Unit Award
 
•Navy Unit Commendation
 
•Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
 
•Navy Good Conduct Medal with 2 Service Star
 
•National Defense Service Medal
 
•Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
 
• Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 Campaign Stars
 
•Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
 
•Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
 
•Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 3 Service Stars
 
•Rifle Marksmanship Medal
 
•Pistol Marksmanship Medal
 
• United States Navy SEALs Insignia
 
Here isa description of his funeral, definitely worth reading:
 
Chris Kyle:
 

This is apparently from a wife of one of the Navy Seals in attendance... it makes interesting,disturbing, but hardly surprising reading.
 
Chris Kyle became the US armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not something he was happy about, other than the fact that in so doing, he saved a lot of lives.
 

 
 
Three years ago, his wife Taya asked him to leave the SEAL teams because he had a huge bounty on his head by Al Qaeda. He did and wrote the book "The American Sniper" and 100%of the proceeds from the book went to two of the SEAL families who had lost their sons in Iraq .
That was the kind of guy Chris was. He formed a company in Dallas to train military, police and I think firemen, how to protect themselves in difficult situations. He also formed a foundation to work with military people suffering from PTSD. Chris was a giver not a taker. He, along with a friend and neighbor, Chad Littlefield, were murdered trying to help a young man that had served six months in Iraq and claimed to have PTSD.

 
Now I need to tell you about all of the blessings.

 
Southwest Airlines flew in any SEAL and their family from any airport to the funeral... free of charge.The employees donated buddy passes and one lady worked for four days without much of a break to see that it happened. Volunteers were at both airports in Dallas to drive them to the hotel.
 
The Marriott Hotelreduced their rates to $45 a night and cleared the hotel for only SEAL's and family.
 
The Midlothian,TX Police Department paid the $45 a night for each room. I would guess there were about 200 people staying at the hotel, 100 of them were SEALS.
 
Two large buses were chartered (an unknown donor paid the bill) to transport people to the different events and they also had a few rental cars (donated).
 

The police and secret servicewere on duty 24 hours during the stay at our hotel.
At the Kyle house, the Texas DPS parked a large motor home in front to block the view from reporters. It remained there the entire five days for the SEALS to meet in and so they could use the restroom there instead of the bathroom in the house.
 
Taya, their two small children and both sets of parents were staying in the home. Only a hand full of SEALS went into the home as they had different duties and meetings were held sometimes on an hourly basis.
 
It was a huge coordination of many different events and security. Derek was assigned to be a Pall Bearer, to escort Chris' body when it was transferred from the Midlothian Funeral Home to the Arlington Funeral Home, and to be with Taya. A tough job. Taya seldom came out of her bedroom. The house was full with people from the church and other family members that would come each day to help. I spent one morning in a bedroom with Chris' mom and the next morning with Chad Littlefield's parents (the other man murdered with Chris). A tough job.
 
 
 
George W. Bush and his wife Laura , met and talked to everyone on the Seal Team one on one. They went behind closed doors with Taya for quite a while. They had prayer with us all. You can tell when people were sincere and caring.
 
Nolan Ryan sent his cooking team, a huge grill and lots of steaks, chicken and hamburgers.They set up in the front yard and fed people all day long including the 200 SEALS and their families.
 
The nextday a local BBQ restaurant set up a buffet in front ofthe house and fed all once again. Food was plentiful and all were taken care of. The family's church kept those inside the house well fed.
JerryJones, the man everyone loves to hate, was a rock star. His wife and he were just making sure everyone was taken care of....Class...He donated the use of Cowboy Stadium forthe services because so many wanted to attend. The charter buses transported us to the stadium on Monday at 10:30 am. Every car, bus, motorcycle was searched with bomb dogs and police. I am not sure if kooks were making threats trying to make a name for themselves or if so many SEALS in one place was a security risk, I don't know. We willingly obliged. No purses went into the stadium!

 
We were taken to The Legends room high up and a large buffet was available. That was for about 300 people . We were growing. A Medal of Honor recipient was there, lots of secret service and police and Sarah Palin and her husband. She looked nice, this was a very formal military service.
The service started at 1:00 pm and when we were escorted onto the field I was shocked. We heard that about 10,000 people had come to attend also. They were seated in the stadium seats behind us.
It was a beautiful and emotional service.The Bagpipe and drum corps were wonderful and the Texas A&M men's choir stood through the entire service and sang right at the end. We were all in tears.
 
 
 
The next day was the 200-mile procession from Midlothian , TX to Austin for burial.It was a cold, drizzly, windy day, but the people were out.
We had dozens of police motorcycle riders, freedom riders, five chartered buses and lots of cars . You had to have a pass to be in the procession and still it was huge.
Two helicopters circled the procession with snipers sitting out the side door for protection.
It was the longest funeral procession ever in the state of Texas.People were everywhere. The entire route was shut down ahead of us, the people were lined up on the side of the road the entire way.
 

Firemen were down on one knee, police officers were holding their hats over their hearts, children waving flags, veterans saluting as we went by.
Every bridge had fire trucks with large flags displayed from their tall ladders, people all along the entire 200 miles were standing in the cold weather. It was so heart warming. Taya rode in the hearse with Chris' body so Derek rode the route with us. I was so grateful to have that time with him.
The service was at TexasNational Cemetery. Very few are buried there and you have to apply to get in. It is like people from the Civil War, Medal of Honour winners, a few from the Alamo and all the historical people of Texas .
It was a nice service and the Freedom Riders surrounded the outside of the entire cemetery to keep the crazy church people from Kansas that protest at military funerals away from us.
 
Each SEAL put his Trident (metal SEAL badge) on the top of Chris' casket, one at a time. A lot hit it in with one blow. Derek was the only one to take four taps to put his in and it was almost like he was caressing it as he did it.
 
Another tearful moment.

 
After the service Governor Rick Perry and his wife, Anita , invited us to the governor's mansion. She stood at the door, greeted each of us individually, and gave each of the SEALS a coin of Texas . She was a sincere, compassionate, and gracious hostess. We were able to tour the ground floor and then went into the garden for beverages and BBQ. So many of the Seal team guys said that after they get out they are moving to Texas.
They remarked that they had never felt so much love and hospitality. The charter buses then took the guys to the airport to catch their returning flights. Derek just now called and after a 20 hours flight he is back in his spot, in a dangerous land on the other side of the world, protecting America.
We just wanted to share with you, the events of a quite emotional, but blessed week."
 

 
To this day, no one in theWhite House has ever acknowledged Chris Kyle; his service, his death, his duty, his generosity, his caring, his life.
 
 
However, the President can call a sports person and congratulate him on his bravery for announcing to the world that he is gay.
 
 
 He can say on national television that someone, a man who has committed a crime and was shot by police in the line of duty, would have made him a good son.
 
 
The SEALS  have asked that you please, keep this moving if you think Chris Kyle would have made a good son.

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« Reply #328 on: January 24, 2016, 03:37:08 AM »