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Gary Wetzel’s homecoming from the hospital

Last year, we talked about Medal of Honor recipient Gary Wetzel, when he had a motorcycle accident. He’s been in the hospital nearly a year recovering from laying down his bike at 60 miles/hour. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, he got a homecoming fit for the king that he is; It was a far […]

Some thoughts on John McCain’s pending demise

With the news that John McCain has a likely terminal form of brain cancer, the media is falling all over itself to heap sympathy, best wishes and praise on the octogenarian solon. While I am just as sympathetic to his family as I would be any other, I cannot play the hypocrite and act as […]

Mike Jolly; phony Marine

Some folks in Arizona asked about this David Michael Jolly, who goes by Mike Jolly in the martial arts realm. His organization is the Libre Fighting Systems Chapter Phoenix, AZ. He tells folks, and his students, that he did four years in the Marine Corps – it’s part of his schtick for teaching martial arts; […]

Thursday morning feel good stories

From Zachary, Louisiana; One person was shot and killed in a home invasion late Tuesday night in Zachary. According to the Zachary Police Department, the shooting occurred in the 4000 block of McHugh Road when a robbery suspect attempted to break into an apartment. The suspect was shot and killed by a homeowner. From Jackson, […]

Michele Bocci arrested

We wrote about this fellow Michele (pronounced Michael) Bocci In January and February when Oregon law enforcement were trying to build a case against him for ripping people off. He used a number of aliases, according to KGW. As well as pretending to be a Marine, he also faked a career as a doctor; In […]

Valor thief The Dick Blumenthal proposes $1/2b for Ukrainian wounded

The Dick Blumenthal, US Senator from Connecticut who claimed that he was a Vietnam veteran before the New York Times outed him in 2010, proposed that $500 million from the US Defense budget be portioned out for treating Ukrainian soldiers, according to Fox News; A Senate Democrat who once misrepresented his own military service record […]

The media notices “bacha bazi”

For the last eight years or so, the media has been ignoring “bacha bazi,” the practice of Afghan chiefs to keep young boys as sex slaves – a symbol of power in the culture. Well, now, suddenly, it’s a reason for concern at the Washington Post; As the United States sinks deeper into the Afghan […]

Peter Mims, the lost sailor

You probably remember Peter Mims, the Navy sailor who was thought to be lost at sea for a spell while US and Japanese Navy vessels searched the seas for him, but he was discovered below decks of the USS Shiloh after 50 hours. Well, David sends us a link to Good Morning, America which reports […]

Mo Brooks’ CIB

Last month, after Republican Congressman Mo Brooks helped wounded congressmen at that baseball practice in Arlington, retired Army Colonel John Reitzell of Huntsville bestowed a miniature Combat Infantryman Badge on Brooks, according to Alabama’s AL Online ; Reitzell told AL.com that he pinned the badge on Brooks’ lapel at a senate candidate forum at the […]

Juan Romanov-Pena; fake SEAL

Someone noticed this fellow, Juan Romanov-Pena on LinkedIn over a year ago. He was claiming to be the Ambassador to Austria as well as a Navy SEAL officer; At the time that he was claiming that, Alexa L. Wesner was the ambassador to Austria, but the post is unoccupied at the moment. The profile seems […]

Joseph Girvan; phony Army Ranger

Someone sent us a link to an article in AZ Central written by Joseph Girvan, an Army veteran. In the article he makes the claim several times that he was a Ranger while he was in the Army; I served in the U.S. Army as a Ranger for 11 years, stationed in Fort Lewis and […]

Wednesday morning feel good stories

From Cullman County, Alabama; The Sheriff’s Office confirmed an intruder shot and killed the homeowner. They say someone else inside the home then shot and killed the intruder. From Duquesne, Pennsylvania; Police are detaining a 17-year-old man who was shot in the leg after allegedly trying to break into a home along Clearvue Ave. in […]

Canadians donate to widow

We discussed Prom Minister Trudy Trudeau’s US$8 million gift to Gitmo grad Omar Khadr last week. It turns out that not all Canadians agree with the payment to the terrorist who killed US soldier Christopher Speer. According to Huffington Post, a radio host has attracted donors who are giving money to the soldier’s widow, Tabitha […]

The Complete Hater’s Guide to the US Air Force.

Last weekend I posted up a link to “We Are The Mighty’s Complete Haters Guide to the US Navy.” You didn’t think I’d leave it at that, right? The branches of the U.S. Military are like a very large family. They deal with one another because they have to, not because they always get along. […]

Maarik al-Tawaiha sentenced to life in prison

AFP reports that Maarik al-Tawaiha was sentenced to “hard labor for life” in a Jordanian court for the murder of three Americans. In its ruling, the court said the incident had happened when vehicles carrying the trainers approached the gate of the base. At that moment, there was “a low sound of gunfire from a […]

VA removes officials from Manchester hospital

The Boston Globe reports that two officials of the Manchester, New Hampshire VA hospital have been canned after the paper’s investigation of conditions there. The hospital’s chief of medicine, Dr. Stewart Levenson, said he had “never seen a hospital run this poorly.” The staffers, who reported the Manchester hospital to a federal whistle-blower agency, described […]

Remains found on sunken bomber in Adriatic

RGR 4-78 sends us a link from MSN which tells the story of Tulsamerican, a B-25 bomber that went down in the Adriatic Sea in 1944 with it’s ten crew members. Seven were rescued, but three remained missing. They are Lieutenant Eugene Ford, Sergeant Charles Priest, and First Lieutenant Russell Landry. But DPAA has found […]

Command Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza to be court martialed

David sends us a link to Military.com which reports that Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Jose Barraza is headed for a court martial on seventeen charges, including two charges of sexual misconduct after an Article 32 investigation (think grand jury). When we first talked about last April he was looking at fifteen violations of […]

Army training and DEERS markers

So there’s an Army PowerPoint presentation going around in preparation for rescinding the ban on transgendered soldiers. The whole program revolves around the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) system. It seems that, despite what a soldier’s DNA says, a “DEERS gender marker” in their records will supersede nature; Not only is the subject soldier […]

Tuesday morning feel good stories

From Rancho Cucamonga, California; The homeowner told deputies that he heard noises in his garage and went to investigate the sounds. When he entered his garage, he saw a suspect burglarizing his car. The suspect got out of the car with a knife in hand and advanced toward the homeowner. That’s when the homeowner drew […]

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