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Washington, D.C. gets Air Defense System that Obama Shut Down on U.S. Border - Military Leaders Oppose Cuts
Dear fellow Texans and Patriots. I was made aware of an incident in Silverdale, Washington that I think you should know about. Below is a letter from a Navy widow to Target after the manager refused to allow people to park their cars and attend a public memorial for a soldier that gave his life for his country in Afghanistan. Please read the letter below and feel free to show your support on Target's Facebook page. They have since issued an apology but the damage is done. Target owes its very existence to the men and women who have given their lives for their country.
I am stationed in Washington State and shop often at the Target Store on Silverdale Way in Silverdale, WA as do most of my Brothers and sisters in arms.
Four years ago, during a Fourth of July Bar-B-Q in Kingwood, I met a young Marine - Sergeant Brandon Bury. He stood 6 foot 6, and he was all Marine. At the time, I was so impressed by this young man’s tenacity, courage and fierce patriotism. I am even more impressed with him now. Two years after we met, at the age of 26, Brandon was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan. He was on his third tour of duty. He left behind a loving family and a community who adored him. I will never forget the day of his funeral when the whole town gathered on Kingwood Drive to pay respect to our fallen hero. American flags were draped over the empty streets, as Brandon’s casket came through. I remember speaking to a Marine from California
Football is back, and that means the holidays will be here before we know it. As our families start to prepare and get excited, it’s easy to forget that many families will have an empty chair at the dinner table this year. At each table, they hold a spot for their loved one who is serving our country overseas in our military. Read more »
There have been 1954 U.S. soldiers killed so far in the Afghanistan war according to icasualties.
1324 of those Deaths have occurred in less than 3 1/2 years under Obama while only 630 of those deaths occurred in 8 years under George W. Bush.
WHY NO MEDIA OUTRAGE?
I remember when Bush was President the Liberal Media stations and news outlets had daily updates of the number of U.S. Soldiers killed with pictures and everything. Now It is almost hard to find out how many soldiers are dying every day because when a soldier dies now, it is not on the front page or sometimes not even reported at all. Read more »
After 10 years as an Army infantryman, Sgt. Anthony Weir had a difficult time finding a good job as he transitioned from service in Iraq to civilian life. Although he remained in the National Guard, Anthony worked as a jail guard, security guard, carpet cleaner, and most recently a pizza delivery driver to support his wife and four children.
As reported by the Amarillo Globe-News, Anthony’s job as a pizza delivery driver landed him on the wrong side of a gun, when a teenage customer held a semiautomatic pistol to his stomach. Fortunately, the Army veteran of Iraq made his way out of that
These are reflections from a recent trip to New York around Saint Patrick's Day.
Twice terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the second being the attack on 9/11, but often forgotten is the first that occurred on February 26, 1993. That attack killed 6 people and injured a thousand more when an explosion erupted in a garage. The first attack was the first warning of what laid ahead. The 9/11 memorial venerates those who died in both attacks and reminds us of what happened so that this day should never be forgotten. Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, four new versions of the World Trade Center will surround the 8 acre ground featuring two waterfall ponds
When History is finally written about the Obama Administration, it may record how a President managed to lose two wars after inheriting one winning war and a strategy to win the other. Obama has one accomplishment, killing Osama Bin Laden, but that will be forgotten as American soldiers pull out amidst two countries in crisis and sacrifices made wasted with inept diplomacy abroad and a failure of the Obama Administration to make a case for his foreign policy at home. Obama never spent any of his political capital to defend his Afghanistan policy, and the American people have now abandoned their own support for a war that even President has given up on. Read more »
Recent media reports on the difficulty returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan face in finding jobs as they transition to civilian life raise some important issues. How do you translate their military skills and experience to civilian workforce needs?
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is addressing that issue in a number of ways. Two examples of this are the Texas Veterans Leadership Program and the College Credit for Heroes initiative.
Another Texas Soldier Dies in Afghanistan – Deaths Rise under Obama but No Media Outrage (Death Chart)
I just found out that a fellow soldier, and fellow resident of Lumberton, TX, David Drake, has been killed in Afghanistan. My prayers are with his family and his great sacrifice will be remembered.
Deaths and Injuries in Afghanistan are Rising Drastically under Obama – Where is the Media Outrage?
What really gets me upset is that when Bush was in office there were daily news updates and media outrage over deaths and injuries of soldiers. Well now, there are HUNDREDS more soldiers getting killed in Afghanistan per year under Obama than under Bush. Does the media not care about the deaths of soldiers anymore? Where is the outrage? Where are the daily updates from the media? Read more »