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JEREMIAH DENTON FLIES INTO THE SUNSET

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Blinked “Torture” During North Vietnamese Propaganda Broadcast.
By Harold Hutchison

Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr., the naval aviator who during his captivity told the world that the North Vietnamese were torturing prisoners of war, passed away today. He was 89 years old.

According to media reports, Denton passed away in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he had been receiving hospice care. After his naval career, during which he reached the rank of rear admiral, Denton served one term in the United States Senate, representing the state of Alabama.

COMMUNIST CHINA’S THREE WARS AGAINST AMERICA

Jiangkai-class frigate

Psychological, Legal, and Media Ops Used Against United States
By Harold Hutchison

The ChiComs are waging three forms of warfare against the United States, seeking to drive the United States away from commitments to allies in East and Southeast Asia. That is the conclusion of a 566-page report by the Office of Net Assessment, a DOD think tank, that warns the United States lacks the tools to counter the ChiCom strategy.

Tribute to the Fallen

Paying tribute to fallen sailors.

UNRECOGNIZED VALOR IN IRAQ?

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Hunter Calls for Re-Assessment of Operation Iraqi Freedom Awards
By Harold Hutchison

In the wake of the awarding of the Medal of Honor to twenty-four individuals whose valor was overlooked, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has called for the DOD to conduct a similar re-assessment for Operation Iraq Freedom.

In a commentary at DefenseOne.com, Hunter, who served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, wrote that the lack of a living Medal of Honor recipient for Operation Iraqi Freedom “should sound alarm bells.”

SEALS END HIJACKING

Capture Stolen Tanker
By Harold Hutchison

An oil tanker hijacked by Libyan rebels was re-taken by Navy SEALs from SEAL Team Two in an operation. The takedown ended a hijacking crisis that started earlier this month.

According to media reports, the North Korean-flagged tanker Morning Glory and a cargo of crude oil. The SEALs launched from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and took control of the vessel, which the Department of Defense called “a stateless vessel” in a release, without firing a shot.

U.S. GOVERNMENT LANDS GO TO POT

Marijuana growing on our national forests causes significant harm to the land, water and animals. The toxicants as well as the lethal weapons used on these sites, is both shocking and dangerous. The Forest Service, along with other agencies and volunteers, are working together to restore these impacted lands.

A SCREAMING EAGLE REMEMBERS BASTOGNE

The 101st Airborne Museum 'Le Mess' in Bastogne presents WW II Veteran Stories. This is Vince Speranza relating his memories.

HE DOVE ON A GRENADE – AND LIVED

Kyle Carpenter to Receive Medal of Honor
By Harold Hutchison

During the War on Terror, American servicemen have covered grenades with their own bodies to protect their comrades. Three of them, Army Private First Class Ross McGinnis, Master-At-Arms Second Class Michael A. Monsoor, and Marine Corporal Jason Dunham, who made the ultimate sacrifice, received the Medal of Honor posthumously. A fourth American serviceman, Marine Sergeant Rafael Peralta, controversially received the Navy Cross for covering a grenade in Iraq – with the possibility that he, too, could receive the Medal of Honor.

Warthogs at Bagram

A-10s at Bagram Airfield. This includes taxiing, taking off, and landing. There is also a pilot, Lt Col Hoffman, stepping to his aircraft and prepping for take off. There is also maintainers performing maintenance on the A-10 including weapon loading and A-10 FAZE.