WASHINGTON — In the latest expansion of US humanitarian aid to besieged Kurdish Yazidis and Christians in northern Iraq, President Obama said this morning he would be sending a massive shipment of thoughts and prayers, sources confirmed. Read more
Yesterday afternoon, we lost a wonderful comedian in #RobinWilliams who inspired and entertained the nation with his roles in Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire and more. But more importantly, we lost a genuine man who cared for everyone around him. #GotYour6 admires his dedication and support for veterans and service members.
Robin Williams, the famed comedian and actor, died Monday at age 63.He had a remarkable career and was one of the funniest people of all time. But beyond his career of making people laugh — one of my favorites being his role as Vietnam-era radio personality Adrian Cronauer — his response in 2007 to troops in Kuwait who basically turned their back on him is one worth remembering. Read more
In an effort to stem the tide of refugees attempting to leave East Berlin, the communist government of East Germany begins building the Berlin Wall to divide East and West Berlin. Construction of the wall caused a short-term crisis in U.S.-Soviet bloc relations, and the wall itself came to symbolize the Cold War. Read more
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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2013 3:34 p.m. EST
MacAidan Gallegos was just five years old when his father was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.
Four years later, 9-year-old ‘Mac’ had a special request in honor of his father’s birthday on Jan. 24 . He wanted to write his dad a letter that would be delivered to him in heaven, KTUU reports. Read more