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December 2011 Archives

From a subscriber: “Americans are amazing….What talented people we are….” End of an Era – DISCOVERY Sad, this created so many jobs and gave us so many things that we enjoy in our homes today.  And why are we discontinuing […]

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The base’s public-address system is the simplest way to call the troops — just shout out the soldiers’ last names, tell them where they’re needed, and they’ll hustle right over. But there was some head-turning the day I summoned these […]

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment It would be hard to forget that face, even if they hadn’t seen it just the day before. A young Afghan man stood on the side of a […]

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Following a few frantic minutes, air-traffic controllers finally made radio contact with the lost young pilot. “What was your last known position?” they asked. “When I was No. 1 for takeoff,” came the reply. — Phyllis Nielson   Provided Courtesy […]

From a subscriber: “I find it hard to believe that people can joke in front of this honored tomb.  Listen to the laughter in the stands, and how this young soldier got their attention; respect was returned to our fallen […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Army Stephen Ellis “A soldier who served in Iraq is part of a legendary rugby family…when he is severely burned in a freak accident…even if you don’t like rugby, this is one helluva story about […]

Military Heroes – U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse The terrain was ideal for an ambush. “To our west and to our east was high cliff faces,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse. “To the south was the […]

I was visiting my parents with my new husband, a Navy frogman, when he drew me aside. “I don’t think your mother likes me,” he said. “I was explaining that I can’t wear my wedding ring when I dive, because […]

The following article on Martha Raye is from a subscriber who comments: “The most unforgivable oversight of  TV is that her shows were not taped. This is a great story about a great woman. I was unaware of her credentials […]

This YouTube video was sent in by 2 different subscribers.  The comment on the site states, “I’m a three tour Vietnam Vet, also Honduras, Panama, and Desert Shield/Storm (USMC – Field Medical Former Corpsman). This Video is Fabulous, being a […]

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