After serving in Afghanistan, man pretended to be paralyzed in order to get a house for free
While serving a tour in Afghanistan in 2011, Justin Perez Gorda, a 22-year-old U.S. Army specialist, was severely hurt by an IED explosion. He sustained a traumatic brain injury as well as damage to his legs and lower body, but he lived. He informed everyone of his impending permanent paralysis, including with his wife.
The story of how an army dentist valiantly saved the lives of dozens of soldiers
What is the most interesting way someone has died? This man’s story is out of a fairytale. Ben SalomonPhoto byCongress Medal of Honor Society. This person is Ben Solomon, who served as an American army dentist during World War II. Ben offered to serve as a frontline surgeon in a battle against Japan because no one in the army actually required a dentist and one of the frontline surgeons was hurt.
'Tunnel to Towers' Nonprofit Honors Disabled & Retired U.S. Army Veteran Hero by Paying off his Mortgage for Veteran's D
The nonprofit T2T did something special for a disabled and retired army veteran that has helped many people in the Chesterfield community with his nonprofit organizations for disabled people.
Happy Veteran’s Day 2022! Morris County Honors Local Veterans
Veteran's Day 2022 Honors U.S. Service Members.Morristown Minute. The Morris County Board of Commissioners presented Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medals to Seven Veterans Last night in celebration of Veteran’s Day 2022.
A Ceremony Honoring Veterans Will be Hosted at Veterans Freedom Park On Friday, November 11th
From Eastman's Afghanistan DeploymentMarjorie K. Eastman's official Facebook pageThis Friday, a ceremony featuring a speech from 10-year U.S. Army Veteran (and Cary resident) Marjorie K. Eastman will begin at 11:00 AM at Veterans Freedom Park.
U.S. Military Suspected In Murder of 2 Soldiers
(Unsolved Mysteries Wiki) Part of this case centers around Billy Ray Hargrove. Billy was a Sargent who served in the Gulf War. Along with his platoon, he was sent from Germany to Saudi Arabia. His platoon had been active in Operation Desert Storm. Despite the fact that they never went into combat, Billy still recommended his platoon for a medal. His recommendation was shot down by his superiors. They didn’t feel that the merit for them to receive such an award was there. In a dubious move, Billy forged the signatures of his superiors and got his platoon the medals. In June of 1991, Billy was found out and he was charged with forgery as he landed in South Korea.
The Brave American Soldier Who Manually Bit Down on Blasting Caps to Single-Handedly Halt Vietnamese Assault
John Walter Ripley, a United States Marine Corps Colonel, was one of the few U.S. advisors to the South Vietnamese Marine Corps (VNMC) in Vietnam in 1972 when he was ordered to carry out an important mission that resulted in him hampering a major assault by the Viet Cong.
New Coffee Shop, Owned by Army Veteran, Now Open
For many, coffee makes the world go around. Whether it is waiting for you before heading off to work, it’s sitting in the communal coffee pot in the break room, or you prefer to stop off at a favorite shop during your lunch break, sometimes there’s just nothing like a cup of freshly brewed coffee. There is a new coffee shop now open and operational in metro Phoenix. While there are already numerous coffee shops throughout the Valley, this particular coffee shop is different. It is owned and operated by a former Army veteran.
Less then 25 percent of soldiers have moved out of Fort Bragg condemned barracks
In a recent update from Fort Bragg officials, 291 out of 1,170 soldiers have moved out of the Smoke Bomb Hill Barracks. U.S. Army Pfc. Riley Norris packs his bags and walks out of his room at Smoke Bomb Hill indefinitely.(U.S. Army Photo By Pfc. Austin Robertson)
Zapatista: The Formation of An Anarchist Army In North America
A researcher named Nick Henck from Raleigh, North Carolina wrote about a group of people living in Mexico following an ideology called Neozapatismo. Neozapatismo is an ideology that combines social anarchism (a specific branch of anarchism that view individual freedom as interrelated with mutual aid) with Mayan tradition. This form of anarchism is actively being practiced by a group of people in Mexico living in the Chiapas region and has something interesting that many statists seem to believe is literally impossible: an army that defends the common people while still following anarchist principles and not becoming an all-consuming monopoly on violence.
17 Years Later, Her Parents Still Don't Believe It Was Suicide
LaVena Johnson was an Army Private deployed in Iraq. While she was away, LaVena called home every day to make sure she was in touch with her family. Her last call to them was on July 17th, 2005. She was excitedly updating them on her plans to come home for Christmas. “She told us not to decorate the tree until she got home,” LaVena’s mother, Linda Johnson, said of her daughter. “We said we’d wait for her, of course. She was so happy to be coming home.”
Fort Bragg working on moving soldiers out of condemned barracks
One month ago, it was announced that close to 1,200 soldiers living in the Smoke Bomb Hill barracks would have to move out after the barracks were condemned due to moldy conditions.
U.S. soldier requires assistance in rescuing kittens she cared for while deployed
A Dozing Ginger Cat in the Sunlight PhotoPhoto by Andrew Apperley from Burst. "We can make these missions possible with the help of caring people, but they do not come cheap," said Derek Cartwright, a veteran and the coordinator for Paws Of War, per People.
Kargil Vijay Diwas (July 26 1999)
The Kargil War was an armed conflict between India & Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir. The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers, imposing as Kashmiri militants, into positions on the Indian side of the Line of Control, which serves as the de facto border between the two nations.
Veteran Para Athlete Brian "Big Country" Conwell Wins 5 Medals at Tempe Wheelchair Games
Brian Conwell recently competed in the Tempe Wheelchair Games in Arizona, winning several medals. The multi-event competitor trained for months to prepare for the games. Brian has competed in multiple events across the country after an industrial accident led to the loss of use of his legs during active duty.
Governor Announced how Military Installations spent over $114 Billion in Texas
The military has money to spend to improve the safety of citizens in the United States. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently announced that 14 military installations in Texas spent billions of dollars. San Antonio was the biggest military provider.
Army Veteran Para-Athlete Takes Home Gold in Desert Challenge Wheelchair Event
Brian BigCountry Conwell Celebrating His WinConwell Family Archive. Army veteran Brian "Big Country" Conwell recently participated in the 2022 Desert Challenge Games in Mesa, Arizona. The Desert Challenge games brought over 300 competitors from 12 countries to compete in a variety of events such as archery, swimming and track and field. Hosted by Arizona Disabled Sports, this event is open to competitors with developmental or physical disabilities. The event takes place in Mesa, Arizona.
Biden's horseback didn't work, China sent fighter jets back into Taiwan's airspace
China-Taiwan tension: A few days ago, Biden said in response to a question that if China attacks Taiwan, the US will not remain silent, it will intervene militarily. This was considered to be the toughest statement ever made by a US president on the China-Taiwan dispute.
Japanese Americans To Hold A Memorial Day Service
Monument at the Salt Lake City Cemetery(Image is author's) An event to honor and remember Japanese American veterans will be held at the upper section of the Salt Lake Cemetery on Sunday, May 29, 2022. It will be at 8:30 AM and is open to any interested persons. All are invited with a special invitation to veterans and their families.
Texas National Guardsman Who Attempted To Help Drowning Migrants At The Border Is Still Missing
On Friday, a member of the Texas National Guard attempted to assist drowning migrants crossing the border in the Rio Grande. The soldier has been missing since the incident and authorities are still attempting search and rescue efforts.