Veterans

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  1. Veterans Today: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/12/07/va-official-visits-santa-monica-to-address-homeless-vets/

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    Friday, December 7th, 2012 | Posted by Veterans Today
    VA Official Visits Santa Monica to Address Homeless Vets
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    DOWNTOWN — Dr. Tommy Sowers is a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer and was the 2010 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri’s 8th congressional district before being sworn in on Aug. 20, 2012 as assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    President Barack Obama tapped the Bronze Star recipient to oversee programs involving intergovernmental relations, including homeless veterans. Sowers, who has a Ph.D. in government from the London School of Economics, was in Los Angeles Wednesday to tour the West Los Angeles V.A. and to speak directly with homeless service providers. He even found time to connect with a homeless veteran on the Third Street Promenade.

    Following that encounter, Sowers, 36, spoke with the Santa Monica Daily Press about his mission and the president’s ambitious goal of ending veteran homelessness in the next five years.

  2. Navy SEAL commander dead in Afghanistan in suspected suicide
    Reuters – 14 hrs ago
    http://news.yahoo.com/u-navy-seal-dead-afghanistan-reported-suicide-011024814.html

    Commander Job Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, shown in this Naval Special Warfare Group TWO handout photograph, died of a non-combat related injury in central Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province, the Pentagon said in a statement. A senior member of the U.S. Navy’s elite SEAL unit has died in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said on December 23, 2012, and media reports said the death was a possible suicide.

  3. Dakota Meyer

    Dakota Meyer - Congressional Medal of Honor

    Another impressive Medal of Honor recipient, Corporal Dakota Meyer received his for exceptional acts of bravery after he almost single-handedly rescued 36 men trapped in a firefight during the Battle of Ganjgal.

  4. Monica Lin Brown

    Monica Lin Brown

    Army medic Monica Lin Brown became the first woman since WWII to receive the Silver Star after she ran through insurgent gunfire to save her fellow soliders in an April 2007 battle in Afghanistan.

  5. Wars always take two sides to finalize an end-game, and these participants both share courage, honor, and loyalty to their own; in the heat of battle, it is often forgotten, that this type of dedication brings the battle closest to the minds of the combatants, and these memories, for the survivors, remain for a Lifetime. Such are the recollections found here: http://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/japanese-wall-of-defense/

    We encourage all those with a Memory to share these thoughts with their peers and the youngest generation who, today, are having their own life shaped in the chaos of War.

    1. Although not a ‘christian’ site, the essence of Christianity has served the West well, albeit with the usual excess encubant to all ‘religions’.

      The elements of Christianity have embued a certain gravitas to the secular State in days past, and while it is certain that the altruism attributed to modern ‘christiantiy’ has served well in the continuing destruction of our Western people, we found this Site, with its interesting portrayal of recent positions by the present regime, to be quite enlightening:

      http://swordattheready.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/pentagonu-s-military-declare-christianity-hate-group-block-access-to-southern-baptist-website/

  6. Here is a nice Song worthy of your attention:

    Lyrics:

    by Iris Dement

    There’s A Wall In Washington

    There’s a wall in Washington
    And it’s made of cold black granite
    They say 60,000 names are etched there in it
    In that wall in Washington

    A father, he traveled from far away
    To walk the path ’til he finds that name
    He reaches his hand up and traces each letter
    The tears they fall as his memories gather
    For the boy who filled his heart with pride
    Is now but a name that’s been etched
    In the side of this wall in Washington

    A mother she traveled from far away
    To walk the path ’til she finds that name
    She reaches her hand up and traces each letter
    The tears they fall as her memories gather
    She feels the baby at her breast
    But her heart it breaks because all that is left
    Is this wall in Washington

    A boy, he traveled from far away
    To walk the path ’til he finds that name
    He reaches his hand up and traces each letter
    He stares at the name of his unknown father
    His heart is young and it’s filled with pain
    In anger he cries out

    “Who is to blame for this wall in Washington
    That’s made of cold black granite?
    Why is my father’s name etched here in it
    In this wall in Washington?”

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