Thursday, August 30, 2012

Missing Vietnam Soldiers Identified

Army Sgt. 1st Class William T. Brown of La Habra, Calif., Sgt. 1st Class Donald M. Shue of Kannapolis, N.C. and Sgt. 1st Class Gunther H. Wald of Palisades Park, N.J. will be buried as a group today, Aug. 30, in a single casket representing the three soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery. Brown and Shue were each individually buried on Sept. 26, 2011 at Arlington and May 1 in Kannapolis, N.C. On Nov. 3, 1969, the menand six Vietnamese soldiers were part of a Special Forces reconnaissance patrol operating in Quang Tri Province near the Vietnam-Laos border. The patrol was ambushed by enemy forces and all three Americans were wounded. Brown was reported to have suffered a gunshot wound to his side.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Hero

Airman 1st Class Brooke Goose
Airman 1st Class Brooke Goose
U.S. Air Force

Airman 1st Class Brooke Goose poses for a photo Aug. 24, 2012, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Goosen is the only female out of 28 Airmen in the 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Dyess metal shop and has more than seven years experience with welding.


Photo Courtesy AF.mil taken by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Stefanko

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Music Monday

My two favorite Alice songs because they go so well together. Pick up the CD/DVD of his "Theatre Of Death" show for one of the best concerts you'll ever see.


Alice Cooper - Only Women Bleed (Live)
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Homes For Wounded Vets

Recently, Bank Of America announced plans to make 1,000 properties available to wounded vets and first responders. You may have seen in the news that two wounded servicemen and their families have already received new homes and more than two dozen more have been donated. You can lean more about the non-profit organizations helping, or if you'd like to help out yourself or find out how to apply for one of these homes, you can visit the sites below.

Operation Homefront
Military Warriors Support Foundation
Friday, August 24, 2012

Missing WWII Airman Identified

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John E. Hogan, of West Plains, Mo., will be buried today, Aug. 24, in Arlington National Cemetery. On Sept. 13, 1944, Hogan and eight other crew members were on a B-17G Flying Fortress that crashed near Neust├Ądt-on-Werra, Germany. Only one of the crewmen is known to have successfully parachuted out of the aircraft before in crashed. The remaining eight crewmen were buried by German forces in a cemetery in Neust├Ądt. Following the war, U.S. Army Graves Registration personnel attempted to recover the remains of the eight men, but were only able to move the remains of one man to a U.S. military cemetery in Holland.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Hero

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Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin
Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin
45 years old from Laramie, Wyoming
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
August 8, 2012
U.S. Army

Relatives of Sgt. Maj. Griffin remember him as a man who was intensely dedicated to the military and to his family. His brother, Shawn, remembers him as someone who loved his family even more than the military and that he was a very competitive, fun-loving, real adventurous-type kid growing up. His nephew recalled to a local paper the time Sgt. Maj. Griffin took him to the base at Fort Carson when he was 10-years-old and let him sit in a tank. "He was definitely 100 percent Army. He was all about the Army. ... He lived it."

Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin was a 24-year veteran of the Army who had served three tours in Iraq and had been deployed to Kuwait and the Balkans. He was on a nine-month deployment when he was killed on Aug. 8 when he, along with Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy and Maj. Walter D. Gray, were killed by a homicide bomber in Sarkowi, Afghanistan.

"He truly believed in what he was doing, and that's the one solace that we kind of get out of this," said his brother. "He was where he wanted to be."


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Monday, August 20, 2012

Music Monday

This is what Rap is supposed to be.


Tougher Than Leather by Run-D.M.C.
Friday, August 17, 2012

And Sprinkle It With A Dash Of Classified

I was sent this article. I knew Julia Child worked in the OSS, the precursor to the CIA, during WWII, but it's actually a pretty cool story. Head over and check it out.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday Hero

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Signalman First Class Douglas Munro
Signalman First Class Douglas Munro
22 years old from South Cle Elum, Washington
October 11, 1919 - September 27, 1942
U.S. Coast Guard

Douglas Albert Munro was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada but moved to the United States when his father, a U.S. citizen, moved back to the States for work. He, along with his mother and sister, became a naturalized citizen in 1922. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1939 after a year of collage.
Monday, August 13, 2012

Music Monday

"My personal philosophy is my music. Nothing but music - Life - That's all."

Best damn guitar player ever. Period. Jimi will NEVER be topped.


Red House (Live) by Jimi Hendrix
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday Hero

Col. Mary Louise Milligan Rasmuson
Col. Mary Louise Milligan Rasmuson
April 11, 1911 - July 30, 2012
U.S. Army

Col. Mary Louise Milligan Rasmuson, a member of the first Women's Army Corps, or WAC, passed away on July 30 at the age of 101.

During her service with the WAC, Rasmuson worked with Congress to improve laws regarding female service credit and benefits. After leaving the Army and until her death, Rasmuson remained an ally for female service members and veterans.


You can read more about Col. Rasmuson here and here.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Two Missing Vietnam Airmen Identified

Air Force Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling of Phoenix, Ariz., and Maj. Aado Kommendant of Lakewood, N.J., will be buried as a group at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 8 -- the 46th anniversary of the crash that took their lives. Walling was individually buried on June 15, at Arlington National Cemetery.

On Aug. 8, 1966, Walling and Kommendant were the crew of an F-4C aircraft that crashed while on a close air support mission over Song Be Province, Vietnam. Other Americans in the area reported seeing the aircraft crash and no parachutes being deployed. Search and rescue efforts were not successful in the days following the crash.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Music Monday

He was trying to tell us. All the signs were there. Why didn't anyone see them?


Hot Rockin' by Judas Priest
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday Hero

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Almost two weeks ago a tragic event took place in Aurora, Colorado when a gunman walked into a movie theater and began shooting, killing 12 people. Three of those who were killed were military personnel.