Marine Cpl. Jacob C. Leicht, 24, of College Station, Texas, died May 27, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
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Marines prepare to erect a memorial display for Cpl. Jacob [...]
Just when you think that Americans don’t care about anything but themselves, your faith is restored after watching just how much they do care. This is a must see video. Thanks to BG for sending this in.
Killed in action the week before, the body of Sergeant First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon [...]
Ceremony Commemorates Vietnam War’s First Combat Casualties
By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2009 – Bright blue skies above the National Mall today belied the solemnity of the ceremony commemorating the first two American combat casualties of the Vietnam War.
“On this date 50 years ago, two men lost their lives in a [...]
U.S. Soldiers carry the remains of U.S. Army Spc. Israel Candelaria Mejias during a transfer ceremony on Dover Air Force Base, Del., April 7, 2009. Mejias died in Baghdad, Iraq, April 5, 2009, of wounds sustained from a mine detonation during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment and attached [...]
From RonD: “I don’t know if this story is true, but it sure is good!”
My lead flight attendant came to me and said, ‘We have an H.R. on this flight’. H.R. stands for human remains.
‘Are they military?’ the Captain asked. ‘Yes’, she said. ‘Is there an escort?’ I asked. ‘Yes, I already [...]
After reading this article from the Strategy Page and speaking with persons training our forces and some in training, I knew James Dunnigan was right.
Today’s training of medics, particularly those being trained in Special Operations Command, is so extensive that there have been reported minor rumblings from a few with MD after their names, that [...]