Screw military decorum: Karis Oglesby’s parents feared their little girl wouldn’t remember her dad’s face by the time he came home from his eight-month-deployment to Kuwait. They had nothing to worry about. The little girl, who turns 3 on Thursday, interrupted a military homecoming ceremony this week after she spotted her father standing in the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Military Families
Ted Cruz: “To every Democratic senator who said he or she will support this deal, I ask you to consider: How will you look in the eyes of the mothers and fathers of our soldiers, the hundreds of soldiers, American soldiers, who were murdered in Iraq with Iranian IEDs that came from General Soleimani?”… Read more »
Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: “The city itself is not symbolic is… Read more »
For a country that’s been engaged in two major theaters of war for around the last 13 years, much of the service and sacrifice has been made by the true 1%’ers. A 2013 Pew Research article reports that only a 5th of the Congress at the time had any military experience, themselves. Not all that… Read more »
President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for this Memorial Day. On FB, I’ve noticed a number of friends sharing this link. KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in… Read more »
Several Rangers have Fallen in combat during the shutdown. The Rangers’ families need your help. One such family is the Pattersons.
Due to the government shutdown and the denial of death benefits, PFC Cody Patterson’s family is under severe financial distress. The 75th Ranger Regiment is currently attempting to collect donations through the Ranger Assistance Fund.
Contributions can be made at the RAFs website at http://www.75thraf.org/ by clicking the “Donate Here” button.
Checks can be sent to:
The Ranger Assistance Fund
2733 Summerfield Pl.
Phenix City, AL 36867
– See more at: http://www.blackfive.net/main/2013/10/no-death-gratuity-benefits-for-families-of-fallen-rangers-help-now.html#sthash.921T1JtJ.dpuf
More about Cody Patterson from the 3-75th:
President Barack Obama writes a school excuse note for Alanah Poullard, 5, while visiting with Wounded Warriors and their families in the East Room during their tour of the White House, Sept. 19, 2013. Alanah asked for a note to show her kindergarten teacher.
History, like this title, can be ambiguous; indeed, the ambiguity of history belongs to those who write and their interpretations of events. One of the most inspiring historical events was the Battle of Thermopylae. A battle story first told to this author by his grandmother, a children’s librarian, when he was small enough to sit… Read more »
Hat tip to BlackFive for this: How to thank soldiers, by George W. Bush While Bush-haters perceive President Bush as evil incarnate who sent “kids” off to be maimed and killed in an imperialistic war for oil against a country that was never a threat, and to make his rich friends richer, I just have… Read more »