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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| November 22, 2019 | 15 Comments

This Sunday, November 24, 2019, is an important Christian celebration. The last Sunday of the liturgical/church season of “Tempus per Annum” is “Christ the King Day”. It is a religious holiday that is celebrated as a solemnity. The next Sunday after Christ the King Day is the first Sunday of Advent. Enjoy your weekend.

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Update on USS Fitzgerald Incident

Update on USS Fitzgerald Incident

| November 22, 2019 | 11 Comments

Fitzgerald’s  CO will retain his rank in retirement. He will be medically retired. https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/11/21/navy-to-allow-ex-fitz-co-to-retire-at-current-rank/ From the article: It’s the latest twist in the case of Benson, who learned in September that he would appear before a panel convened to determine whether he should be punitively removed from the sea service for his role in the […]

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US and South Korea

US and South Korea

| November 22, 2019 | 10 Comments

There is a discussion going on between South Korea and the US on keeping US troops in South Korea. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/11/21/us-defense-chief-ends-asia-tour-with-same-troubles-risks/ From the article:  HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper ended an Asia tour Thursday with the same trio of troubles on the Korean Peninsula that he found on arrival last week. Together they […]

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Valor Friday

Valor Friday

| November 22, 2019 | 7 Comments

Aviation Machinist Mate Rating Badge “On November 5th, 1944, 23 year old Loyce Edward Deen, USNR Aviation Machinist Mate (Gunner) Second Class, was killed by anti-aircraft fire during the Battle of Manila Bay.” He was buried at sea, still in his aircraft. More on Loyce here: Loyce Deen.og Thanks to Boomer via Poetrooper for the […]

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Friday FGS

Friday FGS

| November 22, 2019 | 4 Comments

Practice, practice. Jury acquits man who shot ex-boxer Fouad Zeton’s son, claimed self-defense BY MATT SLEDGE An Orleans Parish jury on Wednesday night acquitted the man who killed ex-boxer Fouad Zeton’s son but claimed he did so in self-defense. The jury acquitted 22-year-old James Nero after roughly four hours of deliberation. He was charged with […]

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Trump Lays Down the Law on Pardoned SEAL

Trump Lays Down the Law on Pardoned SEAL

| November 21, 2019 | 54 Comments

‘The Navy Will NOT Be Taking Away Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin’ By Megan Fox Donald Trump, CinC, has made his wishes perfectly clear on his favorite media- twitter. The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to […]

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Thursdays Are For Cooking

Thursdays Are For Cooking

| November 21, 2019 | 9 Comments

Some traditions don’t die. They just keep going on and get better with time. This now-traditional dish for Thanksgiving and other holidays is the classic green bean casserole from Campbell’s Soup. https://www.campbells.com/kitchen/recipes/classic-green-bean-casserole/ Created by Campbell Test Kitchen Manager Dorcas Reilly in 1955, its creamy, smooth sauce and unmatchable flavor combined with its simplicity makes Green Bean Casserole […]

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Funerals for Pfc Marley R. Arthurholtz and PFC Hulett A. Thompson (World War II); and CPL Earl W. Duncan (Korea)

Funerals for Pfc Marley R. Arthurholtz and PFC Hulett A. Thompson (World War II); and CPL Earl W. Duncan (Korea)

| November 21, 2019 | 7 Comments

Funerals will be held next week for previously missing individuals recently accounted for by DPAA. . . . This October, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Pfc Marley R. Arthurholtz, USMC. Pfc Arthurholtz was lost at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Pfc Arthurholtz will be buried next week – on Saturday, 30 November […]

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