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Text of US Assessment of Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s weapons attack on August 21, 2013

Statement on Syria by John F. Kerry

President Obama has spent many days now consulting with Congress and talking with leaders around the world about the situation in Syria. And last night, the President asked all of us on his national security team to consult with the leaders of Congress as well, including the leadership of the Congressional national security committees. And he asked us to consult about what we know regarding the horrific chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs last week.

White House Medal of Honor Ceremony

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SSGT TY CARTER RECEIVES MEDAL OF HONOR

Second Medal Awarded for Battle of COP Keating
By Harold Hutchison

Staff Sergeant Ty Carter received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the battle of COP Keating. Carter is the second living Medal of Honor recipient from that battle, the first time in 50 years that two American military personnel have lived to receive the Medal of Honor in the same engagement.

Kentucky Marine Awarded Silver Star for Leading Marines Through Heavy Combat

The commanding general of 1st Marine Division awarded Sgt. Matthew T. Woodall the Silver Star Medal at Camp San Mateo here Aug. 2 for his actions while deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan, during 2011. Woodall, a native of Paducah, Ky., displayed conspicuous gallantry while conducting combat operations in Helmand's Sangin district during a firefight, July 10 through 11, 2011.

'No atheists in foxholes': Chaplains gave all in World War II.

Many have heard the familiar phrase, "There is no such thing as an atheist in a fox hole." Where did this come from?

Research I verified in an interview with former World War II prisoner of war Roy Bodine (my friend) indicates the phrase has been credited to Father William Cummings.

As the story goes, Father Cummings was a civilian missionary Catholic priest in the Philippines.

The phrase was coined during the Japanese attack at Corregidor.

UAV STRIKE IN YEMEN

Four Al-Qaeda Killed
By Harold Hutchison

An American UAV strike in Yemen is believed to have killed four members of al-Qaeda. The strike comes as the United States has evacuated its embassy in Sana’a, the county’s capital, as embassies in another 18 countries remained closed.

More details about the threat emerged, including the fact that intercepts of electronic communication between al-Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, who heads al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Zawahiri reportedly ordered Wuhayshi to carry out an attack.

OSPREY PILOTS DECORATED

First Award of DFC to V-22 Pilots
By Harold Hutchison

The pilot and co-pilot of a V-22 Osprey have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism during a 27 June, 2012 operation in Helmand province. These are the first such awards to any pilot of the tilt-rotor aircraft, which has been serving in Afghanistan since 2009.