Posts Tagged ‘Veterans’

BOOK REVIEW | Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields

September 26th, 2016
BOOK REVIEW | Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields

From VNVets Blog (used with permission): The Vietnam War was fought a half century ago, yet those who fought in it can never forget – or forgive – its consequences. The scars on the psyches of those who fought there cannot be erased. Each and every one of us who went paid a heavy price

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Stars and Stripes Oped: Stars are in the new SOCOM leader’s DNA

January 15th, 2016

Jan. 2 was a day of mixed emotions for me. Entering the U.S. Naval Academy grounds in Annapolis, Md., my visit had a twofold purpose — one bringing sadness; the other, joy. Sixteen years earlier, on Jan. 2, 2000, my father died. A Class of 1943 Naval Academy graduate who graduated in 1942 due to

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GUEST POST | Honoring Admiral Elmo Zumwalt and Remembering the Service Connected Asbestos-Induced Mesothelioma That Killed Him

July 13th, 2015

by Roger Worthington: Mesothelioma, as we know, does not respect fame, fortune, fitness, beauty or power.  It has taken down movie stars (Steve McQueen), athletes (Merlin Olsen), artists (Warren Zevon), politicians (Bruce Vento), and warriors, such as Admiral Elmo Zumwalt. Back in the late 1990s, when I helped launch the first-ever meso medical research  foundation (MARF), 

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Army finally gives Ft. Hood victims their full entitlements

June 15th, 2015

On April 10, a grievance by military victims of an enemy attack was partially addressed. However, it appeared a charade perpetuated by President Obama for six years would still leave the victims without that to which they were rightly entitled. To fully understand the victims’ plight, some background is needed. The Purple Heart is a

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Memo to Joint Chiefs: Now is the time for ‘moral courage’

September 29th, 2014

By Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt (ret.) Published September 27, 2014 FoxNews.com A recent documentary chronicled the pandemonium as North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon. Efforts to evacuate South Vietnamese were terminated and U.S. military personnel ordered to board the last helicopters. But several Americans ignored the order, continuing – until the last possible moment

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Trump Trumps Selflessness with Selfishness

August 7th, 2014

Family Security Matters Oped by James Zumwalt Recently, Donald Trump attended a ground-breaking ceremony for a hotel to be built in Washington, D.C. His attendance came in the wake of comments he had made criticizing the return to the U.S. for treatment of an American doctor who had been working in Africa where he contracted

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James E. Zumwalt (son of author, James G. Zumwalt) to serve as Military Legislative Assistant

January 24th, 2014

Congressman Jeff Miller has announced that  he will appoint James E. Zumwalt (son of author, James G. Zumwalt) to serve as his Military Legislative Assistant (MLA) in his Congressional office.  As MLA, Zumwalt will oversee National Security and Military policy in Miller’s Washington office. Read the full announcement

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A Veterans Day Message For America – from Joe Muharsky

November 9th, 2013

Guest Post from Joe Muharsky As I do every year on every Veterans Day, I attend a ceremony to honor our nation’s veterans. One year I chose to attend the ceremony at Veterans Park in Mentor, Ohio, my hometown. It was a modest ceremony, maybe 40 people at best, but then again through the years I

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Remembering the Passing of a “Veteran Era”

November 8th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 8 (UPI) — Veterans Day honors all who serve/served in the military; Memorial Day those who died in America’s wars. But sometimes lost in the mix is a “veteran era’s” passing. Such a passing occurred Feb. 27, 2011, when Frank Buckles — the United States’ last “doughboy” — died at age 110,

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“In Stone” (for Veterans Day)

November 8th, 2013

By Dennis Lowery, www.DennisLowery.com   “These are the times that try men’s souls.  The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.  Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we

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