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Veterans who verify their service can get Fox Nation Free for 1 year.

| January 20, 2022 | 16 Comments
Veterans who verify their service can get Fox Nation Free for 1 year.

  There are a growing number of places that have begun to use a Verification Process before they give special offers to Veterans.  It seems they are using access to SCARA in order to do this. I have to say that every time I stand in line at the Navy Federal Credit Union I can […]

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Lawrence Brooks, oldest living WWII veteran in U.S., dies at 112 in New Orleans

| January 5, 2022 | 20 Comments
Lawrence Brooks, oldest living WWII veteran in U.S., dies at 112 in New Orleans

We talked about Lawrence Brooks a couple times over the last two years (here and here), as he celebrated his birthdays as the oldest living WWII veteran. He served during the war in a non-combat role in the mostly black 91st Engineer General Service Regiment stationed in Australia. He was drafted in 1940, which would […]

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From Black Hawk to bombshell

| December 30, 2021 | 11 Comments
From Black Hawk to bombshell

KoB sends in the latest from a fan favorite, the Pin-ups for Vets Calendar. Among this year’s twelve lovely ladies is retired Army Black Hawk pilot Jana Tobias. Fox News has a bit about her; Jana Tobias was eager to suit up in a completely different way. The veteran, who served in the Army as […]

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Richard Marcinko passes away at 81

| December 27, 2021 | 15 Comments
Richard Marcinko passes away at 81

The Facebook page, for the Navy Seal Museum, announced the passing of Richard “Dick” Marcinko, at 81. His service included actions against the enemy in Vietnam, as well as standing up and leading “SEAL Team Six.” He retired from the Navy and continued contributing to society through his books and security firm. From the military […]

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Politician accused of stolen valor wins mayoral seat

| December 10, 2021 | 54 Comments
Politician accused of stolen valor wins mayoral seat

Gene James, a Republican in San Clemente, California, attracted our attention back in 2020. Steve posted about accusations of stolen valor levied against James, then a candidate for the city’s council. In that advert, which you can see below, it shows prominently the Legion of Merit and lists that award as part of his accomplishments. […]

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Reality Winner, convicted of espionage, says she’s “not a traitor”

| December 9, 2021 | 42 Comments
Reality Winner, convicted of espionage, says she’s “not a traitor”

Reality Winner (that’s her real birth name) did not live up to her father’s hope to be “a real winner” when she leaked top secret documents from her position as a NSA intel specialist. The Air Force linguist veteran recently gave an interview to 60 Minutes where she professed that she only violated the sacred […]

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Last “Easy” Company (Band of Brothers) officer passes away

| December 4, 2021 | 30 Comments
Last “Easy” Company (Band of Brothers) officer passes away

KoB sends in the sad word that the last officer of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division, World War II has passed away at age 99. Shames was portrayed by actor Joseph May in the Band of Brothers mini-series in 2001. He appeared in the seventh episode “The Breaking Point”. That episode dealt with the 101st’s […]

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Army officer who reported prisoner abuses dies at age 42

| November 30, 2021 | 31 Comments
Army officer who reported prisoner abuses dies at age 42

Former US Army Major Ian Fishback, who was one of the people that sounded the alarm on prisoner abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan has died. There’s a lot in the story that is unusual, not the least of which is he was only 42 years old. Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Army Times article; […]

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