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FORMER SOLDIER TO RECEIVE MEDAL OF HONOR

Kyle J. White To Be Honored For Actions in 2007 Ambush
By Harold Hutchison


HONORING THE FALLEN OF RAMADI

Marines, families and veterans came together to remember and honor Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, who gave their lives at the battle of Ramadi, during a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 6, 2014. It was the 10 year anniversary of the battle of Ramadi, one of the most significant battles of the war in Iraq.

LOSING 23 A DAY

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Veteran Suicides Climbing
By Harold Hutchison

America is losing 23 veterans a day to suicide, and the problems have been getting worse in recent years. To put that number in perspective, the number per day translate to over 8300 veterans a year committing suicide.

According to a report by Breitbart News, the stats are staggering. The suicide rate has climbed by over 30% among active-duty military since 2008. A report covering suicides in 2011 noted that 301 suicides occurred among active-duty troops that year.

Theater Response Force Air Assault

Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, recently conducted a mission to Tarin Kowt, Urugan province as part of their Theater Response Force mission. The TRF is a battalion sized quick reaction force tasked with providing the ability to deploy anywhere in Afghanistan and conduct operations on a moments notice.

SOG'S DEADLIEST TARGET

From the February 2008 issue of SOF:
When the Studies and Observation Group sent RT Lion to look into a highway junction known as "Oscar 8", they knew they were going after a deadly target.

They just had no idea how deadly it was.

INSIDER THREAT TO WAR JOURNALISTS?

One Killed, One Wounded by Shooter in Afghan Uniform
By Harold Hutchison

Two journalists were shot, one fatally, during an “insider attack” in Khost province. The attack was similar to those that have normally targeted American and NATO troops.

According to media reports, AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who had won the Pulitzer Prize, was killed in the attack, which was carried out by a district police officer. The shooter reportedly shouted “Allah ackbar” before firing an AK-47 rifle at Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon, a reporter with the Associated Press.

HAVE THREE MIAS BEEN FOUND?

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Cambodia Repatriates Possible American Servicemen
By Harold Hutchison

Cambodia has returned three sets of remains believed to have been American servicemen who were missing in action from the Vietnam War. The three servicemen were among 53 of the 90 MIAs in that country still not accounted for.

According to media reports, the remains were discovered in Kampong Cham province. American forces carried out air strikes in Cambodia from 1969 to 1973, plus a ground invasion in 1970. The last American casualties in Southeast Asia were also suffered in Cambodia.

DOWNPLAYING A RESURGENT THREAT

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Obama Downplays Russian Threat
By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

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

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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.