If history judges correctly, one of the Best of the Military Leaders of these past, failed policies of civilian and military leaders, to present times one name will stand out above all the others as a true Understanding Leader and that will be one General Eric Shinseki. Those of us in the present already know much about what this military leader was put through and by whom, but he has been brought back to lead again, lead in the way he seems to have also done, with compassion and understanding for those he has been placed in command of, throughout his military careerer and his life.
Nov 13 2009
Oct 23 2009
Justified Honor and Remembrance for not only Sgt. Yarosh but all who served and are serving in these two theaters, burned soldier portrait to show at Smithsonian!
This is and will be for a long time a great tribute to this soldier, and all the Fallen and Maimed of these two continuing occupations. And like “The Wall”, until we can build a Memorial for the Fallen of both these conflicts, it should be a Reminder to this Nation of what We Allowed “In Our Names!”!!
Mar 13 2009
I went over to ABC News to see if they had posted a video report that I caught last night, never got to that as this is what I found, and will be airing this morning on GMA.
First lady Michelle Obama wants military families to know they have a friend in the White House, she told “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview today at Fort Bragg, N.C. — her first network television interview since her husband took office.
“It hurts. It hurts,” the first lady said of hearing about military families on food stamps. “These are people who are willing to send their loved ones off to, perhaps, give their lives — the ultimate sacrifice. But yet, they’re living back at home on food stamps. It’s not right, and it’s not where we should be as a nation.”
Feb 22 2009
Those who Serve the Country Serve the Whole Country and Thus Should Be Given the ‘Honor’ and ‘Respect’ Due Them when Returned to this soil after Dying during that Service!!
There are some groups of people who welcome home the returning soldiers in airports and other transportation points.
We organize rallies for the families and communities on the return of locally based Units of the Reserves, National Guard, and on Army and Marine bases.
We have returning men and women soldiers surprising their young children, and school classmates, and we readily show these surprise homecomings while we watch them with the same tears of joy as the kids.
Some will give a “Welcome Home” and a Handshake when meeting soldiers wherever.
Jan 02 2009
Earlier today I received an e-mail from an on line friend, she is the wife of a military serviceman now serving in Iraq, she is also very active in support of her fellow spouses and the families as well as returning OIF and OEF military personal seeking needed help but finding the going sometimes extremely troubling, confusing or denied.
Many of us Veterans have found her and she us and have gotten to know her through our own advocacy of our brothers and sisters. Some are working directly with her and she with them.
She has written a very personal letter, the title I used above is the one from her letter to us, of her experiences and feelings, as a military spouse, and while posting it on a few sites it has now found it’s way to a number of other sites.
Aug 16 2008
We have two theaters of occupations of others in destroyed countries, destroyed by us, one in continuing destruction from others before to us now and our broken promises of helping to rebuild as that theater grows more dangerous, the other totally destroyed on the trumped up lies of a twisted ideology of a few, tens of thousands dead and maimed, millions living as refugee’s, billions of dollars wasted, stolen, lost in the machine of war profitteering, soldiers serving mutiple tours in both, families of same scraficing as a nation that is not moves along, most not caring what is happening In Their Names.
We call this “The War On Terror” and in the seven years these conflict theaters have been raging all we’ve created are the hatreds that will feed the ranks of the criminal terrorists leading to damaged National Securities around the globe and more theaters of death, destruction and occupations.
The sub title of this ‘War On Terrorism’ has been sold to all as a clash of twisted religious ideologies, a ‘Religious War’, on all sides. Those war hawks supporting and pushing these ideologies, few of them fighting, define everything about these clashes with political and religious labels, those opposed are left to define in same manner.
Jul 18 2008
The country’s wartime status has riddled this Presidential election year with added questions.
That’s why several non-profit military groups have come together to try to hold a Presidential town hall meeting at Fort Hood.
Sen. Barack Obama is the missing ingredient for a town hall meeting at Fort Hood.
This is a nobrainer for the Obama Campaign, especially as to recent remarks by Senator McCain, and he isn’t as great as he and others think as to Town Halls or other formats. The Obama camp have many like Wesley Clark and other knowledgable Veterans of our Military who have more than just his back, as well as the many running on the same ticket for federal offices.
May 23 2008
The youngest victims of the Wars we adults wage, especially our Wars of Choice!
Bob Woodruff, of ABC News, did another of his outstanding reports on the ‘Wounds of War’, this one about the youngest victims, the children of those who serve.
As a Country cheers on the ‘Shock and Awe’ of Waging War on others, those others having done nothing to warrent our Invasion and Occupations, that same Country does little in Sacrifice!
We wear our shame with our Apathy and Arrogance!
May 18 2008
Every year our Department of Defense budget grows to ever Huge Proportions and we’re givin the simpleminded reason that we’re getting our National Security Protection, and we simply except, no questions asked, don’t even get upset when corruption within is brought out, or outrageous costs for items we could purchase offshelf cheaper in a handware store.
Many have seen this YouTube Video of the barracks conditions for returning soldiers at Fort Bragg, or at least heard about it, which has brought about this,
Mar 30 2008
The reviews you should be reading and listening to, from Military Personal and Family members Of. The ones, small numbers they are, who are actually sacrificing and understand the meanings some of these movies are trying to bring out, that the greater majority, the civilian population, really need to be explained to. Especially in these conflicts they do little to nothing as a sacrifice, most important not wanting to pony up the cost of these Wars of Choice and the Huge longterm Costs of!
Retention policy of keeping solders in the military past their contractual obligation
Feb 02 2008
underneath the bridge
summoned by dark forces
came a wayward minstrel
riding two white horses
upon the light of Saffaron
she twisted so sanguine
offered up this chalice
called it muddy wine
floated over shoulder stiff
and sat just behind
a burial dirge dethroned
the giant dandelions
in azure feathers and solemn steps
a following did appear
from grain and milk and coyote thoughts
from rain and silk and feeding troughs
a village on the move
chants in their own tongue
unwitnessed ‘cept traditions
in forested tunnel halls
anchors and ropes and finest spice
flippers and snouts and talon’s claw
centers on sacrifice
in order to sacrifice you must first care