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Bergdahl. The painful rash that just won’t go away…

| September 21, 2020 | 39 Comments
Bergdahl. The painful rash that just won’t go away…

Bergdahl lawyers say military judge’s job application posed conflict ninja sends us the Military Times article and on the latest attempts by Bergdahl’s lawyers to free the convicted deserter. A new motion filed in the case of former U.S Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking the highest appeals court for the U.S. military to overturn […]

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Alwyn Cashe’s Medal of Honor moves one step closer to reality

| September 18, 2020 | 8 Comments
Alwyn Cashe’s Medal of Honor moves one step closer to reality

Last month we reported on the news that Defense Secretary Esper had recommended Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe’s Silver Star be upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Around these parts we have believed the platoon sergeant’s heroism in combat needs to be properly honored. Our first mention of Cashe dates back to 2011 and numerous times since then. […]

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Soldier shot, wounded at Fort Bliss after allegedly causing disturbance, pointing gun at Military Police

| September 15, 2020 | 22 Comments
Soldier shot, wounded at Fort Bliss after allegedly causing disturbance, pointing gun at Military Police

Multiple sources are reporting an incident in which a soldier brandished a firearm at MPs last night at Fort Bliss in Texas. Military Police shot and wounded a soldier causing a disturbance early Tuesday on post at Fort Bliss, Army officials said. The incident took place just after midnight. In a statement, Fort Bliss authorities […]

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Trump presents Sergeant Major Thomas “Patrick” Payne with his Medal of Honor

| September 12, 2020 | 11 Comments
Trump presents Sergeant Major Thomas “Patrick” Payne with his Medal of Honor

Poetrooper sent me a reminder that we missed notifying y’all that Sergeant Major Payne has received his Medal of Honor. It was presented to him at the White House yesterday by the president. I talked about SGM Payne last week in my Valor Friday. At the time, information on the quiet professional was scarce. Payne […]

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Valor Friday

| September 4, 2020 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

This Valor Friday piece is hot off the presses. The medal hasn’t even been awarded yet, in fact, it’s that fresh. Word came earlier this week that Sergeant Major Thomas “Patrick” Payne is an Army Ranger assigned to the Special Operations Command (SOCOM). In an odd turn this is all based on anonymous tipsters, no […]

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Army announces new Fort Hood investigation amid leadership change

| September 2, 2020 | 39 Comments
Army announces new Fort Hood investigation amid leadership change

To the surprise of nobody, the commanding general of Fort Hood has been replaced. Taking the helm of base, which has become notorious for soldiers going missing and/or murdered, is Maj. Gen. John B. Richardson IV. The Army says that the change in command was pre-planned. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, the former CG, will not […]

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SecDef approves proposal to upgrade Alwyn Cashe’s Silver Star to the Medal of Honor

| August 29, 2020 | 29 Comments
SecDef approves proposal to upgrade Alwyn Cashe’s Silver Star to the Medal of Honor

I erred yesterday when I scheduled this article. It was supposed to go out this AM, but I set it for yesterday AM. It posted retroactively (who knew WordPress would do that?). Despite the error, many of you saw it, but I want to make sure everyone gets a chance. If it looks familiar, it’s because […]

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Army Special Forces Col accused of sexual assault acquitted

| August 28, 2020 | 50 Comments
Army Special Forces Col accused of sexual assault acquitted

Stars and Stripes is reporting that Colonel Kevin M Russell has been acquitted of all five sexual assault charges levied against him at a court martial this week that lasted less than two days. The jury deliberated a little over an hour, which is very quick on a case of this seriousness. That quick deliberation […]

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