National Bird Day: US Navy


Talk of War: A mother’s concern for her deploying son


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The following comment was  on my Google Plus  after I posted a blog about US military  training  Soldiers how to survive in the event of a capture. I think this mother conveys a similar sentiment for most military families. I have full permission to share this here.

Anna,
This is one of the things that worried me the most hun when my son joined the military, he would not back out of it he was determined to go at 18 years old. So I crying my eyes out told him I was proud which I am so very proud of him. He was so young. We talked about the worry his father and I had about when he was a baby what if someone stole him? I would and his father would rather know he was heaven than being tortured by people and us never finding our son again. He said, “mom you don’t have to worry about that happening.” That was before his first tour. I am so glad to have him home now even though he has changed from the war.

 

Link to Band of Mothers website here! 

(Vietnam) Veterans can apply to upgrade discharge for PTSD


Between the Threads of Life and Sacrifice


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Grab some tissue…

This was written by veteran Marine Mr. M. and posted publicly (with image) on Google Plus. Follow him there by clicking his name.

Is there a place where we’re all meant to be, a place between the threads of life and sacrifice, fate and luck, is there a place in the distance like this for me, and if so what’s a lad like me to do? Is it a vanishing door in time and space, that if we’re to step inside it becomes a suicide raid? To never return to those we love with every ounce of are being. A vanishing soldier once there,  now never to return. Tap tap on his family’s door, the dreaded door no person wishes to open but must, this will be the last time a Marine knocks on his widows door, as he shouts from the clouds above, don’t bother I won’t die, I promise you those tears will dry, don’t feel sorry I’ll be fine, we will meet once more my sweet, so don’t bother, live like we were going to and know that I’ll always keep an eye on you. Just in case, I forget that gorgeous face.

#GivingTuesday


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A global day dedicated to giving back.  You can participate in this event by donating your used clothing and household items, visit clothing donations.org by clicking on their logo below to schedule a pick up of donations in your area.  Thank you!

This was originally shared on Google Plus by   VVA Donations

The 25th Anniversary of Desert Shield/Desert Storm


UPDATE: US Marines in West Africa-Video


The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons


EVENT: Beruit Memorial


This was originally posted yesterday so these events will be taking place today.

2014 USMC 239th Birthday


War Stories: “Bring me back to where I am most comfortable”


I just found this in my stream on Google Plus. Oddly enough, the author links back here to WordPress and can be found here: Volatile by Brenton Leeamindfulwarrior.wordpress.com

The following is a testimony, straight from the horse’s mouth. If it’s raw and real you want, look no further…remember, many of our veterans/troops are feeling this way. They NEED our support. 

Rob Marshall

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New writing:

Volatile by +Brenton Lee

Sometimes I don’t know how I make it day to day. It seems as though I am in a state of perpetual cognitive dissonance with only the briefest periods of respite. My few and infrequent sanctuaries of seeming normalcy only exascerbate the situation… Read more

Civil War e book: Pictorial History of the War


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COMMENCEMENT TO ITS CLOSE: 

GIVING A GRAPHIC PICTURE OP ITS ENCOUNTERS, THRILLING INCIDENTS, FRIGHTFUL SCENES, HAITI 

BREADTH ESCAPES, INDIVIDUAL DARING, DESPERATE CHARGES, PERSONAL ANECDOTES, 

ETC., GLEANED FROM EYE-WITNESSES OF, AND PARTICIPANTS IN, THE TERRIBLE 

SCENES DESCRIBED—A TRUTHFUL LIVING REFLEX OF ALL MATTERS 

OP INTEREST CONNECTED WITH THIS THE MOST 

GIGANTIC OF HUMAN STRUGGLES. 

TOGETHER WITH A COMPLETE CHRONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE WAR. 

By MRS. ANN S. STEPHENS. 
EMBELLISHED WITH OVER TWO HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS. 

 

 

To view and/or download a free copy of this e book link here.

Dear US Soldiers And Veterans:


I hate that I have to share this kind of information but grateful for those who are lookin’ out for our veterans. 

#vascandals

USHR14 Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


They’ve gone live

“Real men …. wear flowers in their Kevlar” ~#USArmy