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Desert Storm commander Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78 – “Stormin’ Norman”

Posted by devildog6771 on December 30, 2012


Desert Storm commander Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78. Many,  including me knew him as ” stormin’ Norman'” a name he did not particularly care for. At a time when many of leaders, military and otherwise are surrounded by scandal, General Norman Schwarzkopf managed to stay above the fray. He died as a true American Hero! I for one wonder if we will ever see his type again.  The General was  highly decorated Vietnam Veteran and he led the successful American military action to remove Saddam from Kuwait. in the first Persian Gulf War in 1990. General Schwarzkopf will be remembered by many for his daily news reports on”OPeration Desert Storm in 1991.”  Schwarzkopf  also was a very active spokesperson in the fight against “prostate cancer” after he was diagnosed with the disease in 1993.

RIP General Schwarzkopf. Thank you for a job well done and thank you and you family for your lifelong service to our country. You will be missed and have left a large void in our nation’s military leadership!

h/t :U.S. News .com.

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No more USSA. Bring Back the USA!

Posted by devildog6771 on May 28, 2012


Each war is different, each war is the same

Each war is different, each war is the same (Photo credit: kevin dooley)

I have been trying hard to decide how to best pay tribute to all our troops, past and present who have served one nation. I joined the USMC a week after graduating from High School. It was my life long dream. I can’t really say when that dream began to grow inside me . It was just there one day and I worked hard to achieve it. You hear a lot all the time about the “boomers” and the “greatest generation!” I remember as a child “the War” was always talked about in this respectful and fearful voice. Sometimes I felt like “the war” was still going on somewhere and I suppose it was in many people’s minds either as PTSD, remembering the bread and food lines or working in the factories to build the planes and everything else needed for our “boys!” To this day my mother has to go to the store if the front row in her cabinet is empty or not full all the way across. I heard her tell her cousin recently, “she was the same way, whatever that meant, she remembered the rationing and all and she felt compelled top keep her cabinets completely full.”

When usually had a garden when I was a preteen. We grew almost all our vegetables and some fruit. Mom canned many things, made jams, jellies, preserves, etc. It was all delicious. IT also cut back the grocery bill for a family of eight considerably.It seemed to me everyone we knew had a garden. We also had Bantam chickens for eggs and for food. You haven’t seen anything until you see a Bantam hen defending her baby chicks or have been chases by a Banty rooster. They can be quite ferocious.

At our house we all knew not to ask Dad too many personal questions about the war. When John Wayne, Henry Fonda , or any one of those other great stars came on TV in a war movie, my dad always watched them almost reverently! We all knew we better be quiet and watch the movie too. He also loved that show, “Combat” that came on every week until the star got killed by a chopper because he forgot to duck during taping of an episode. Vic Marrow was a good actor. Dad always said real heros never talked about their medals and the war. So when I came home from school one day and told him about this kid at school talking about his dad’s medals, dad just said, that famous line, “heroes don’t talk about their medals. After my Dad died mom found Dad’s medals. She didn’t even know he had them. He never told her about them.

When I joined the USMC all my dad said was it was no game. The military owned me for the duration of my enlistment. No talking back or discussion, just do as you’re told. He was right! I wasn’t an outstanding Marine. I did my job. I tried to do it well. I had a great deal of pride in the Corps. My three brothers were in the Army at Ft. Bragg. One of my sister also joined the Corps and served at Quantico with me. When we all came home at the same time, it was a constant loud discussion over which was best, the Corps or the Army. We drove my Mom nuts. Naturally, my Dad got into the fray at times. I think all these boisterous encounters had a lot to do with my nephew Mike going into the Navy after the Twin Towers were bombed. One brother was an MP and later a local Deputy Sheriff. This started a law enforcement trend in the family. First with Mike and later, my own daughter.

We are not a rich family. I’d have to say we are middle class. We have some very bright people and some not so bright. I’ll leave this at that. We’re not special. I think the service side of us all comes from my mom and dad teaching us values, ethics, morals. We were taught, you work for everything. If you don’t earn it you don’t usually respect something. We were taught to respect adults and our elders, manners were insisted upon. Don’t lie, steal, oe cheat. No one can take away one’s dignity or self-respect; but, one could give them away by one’s misdeeds. We were taught about God. To respect those teachings in the Bible. We were taught about the freedoms we have here in America and to be grateful for them and protect them. If I hadn’t been taught these values as a child, I might not have taught them to my own kids. Any more it seems that the way I was brought up is gone for good. Many parents don’t tech kids anything but about alcohol, drugs, & what is “owed to one” from the guvment!!

Flying the Flag, parades and speeches are nice tributes to our troops now and the memories of the sacrifices of the fallen. But a greater tribute would be not to fail to protect what our troops defend with their lives every day or else the boomer generation will be remembered as the generation that allowed what the greatest generation died defending slip away. What a tragedy? What a sad tribute to our deceased veterans and those serving now. I don’t want to serve or do anything else for the USSA but I will defend with my life the USA until my dying breath.

So you want to honor our troops and our past Veterans; then, vote in November in a way to help restore the USA and let’s get rid of everything that symbolizes the USSA! Don’t try to pretend it never was, ,et history record its coming and passing so we can learn from our mistakes!! This is my Memorial day tribute to the troops and the memory of those gone. That I salute them every day and love and support the USA in every way I can. God Bless our troops. God Bless America!

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Pull out of Afghanistan now!! America first! It is time to look out for ourselves!!

Posted by devildog6771 on March 18, 2012


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Afghans are going  crazy over the burning of Korans used by the enemy to pass on information. Now one of our troops is accused of killing 16 innocent women and children! I’m sorry but; what’s the big deal? The enemy does both of these things on a daily basis! Sounds so cold when you put it like that doesn’t it.? Personally everything about these people sounds cold to me. Why don’t they start taking charge of their own country? Don’t they want a better life for their kids? Don’t they have any national pride.?

I think we should pull out now. Cut off all aid in all forms. Let them sink or swim, fish or cut bait! You can’t force people to want independence or freedom. Let’s toss their ungrateful behinds into the pond and see if  they will swim or drown. At least they will have chosen their own path.

Sounds so cold and heartless doesn’t it? Well, That’s how I feel right now. We have our own country to save. It’s quickly going down the tube.! While we’re at it, let’s stop all aid we send all over the world.  Let’s start looking out for number ! for a change, That’s what the rest of the world is doing.! Let the crooked UN do all the goody two shoes stuff. That might keep them so busy they can’t cause anymore problems worldwide as it continues its efforts for world control and domination!!  I see the UN following the same path as the old League of Nations! It has long out served it’s purpose.  It has become”self-aware” and now a “monster” has been let loose on the world. But, its own internal corruption will destroy it from the inside out.   Isn’t it amazing how all those wealthy folks and people and those “lofty super” folks have turned out to be in the end just like those they are so superior to, greedy, self-important, and corrupt.

I suppose it is true, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely!!

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A Veterans Day Tribute to Our Troops

Posted by devildog6771 on November 11, 2011


“Who am I?”

I left home to go to a far away land, now everything is different. I can’t explain to anyone how. Lately everything seems to be so very confused. It all runs together and it won’t slow down. One minute I’m a normal eighteen year old kid without a care in the world. Next minute I’m a soldier, alone with my thoughts as I crouch behind a battered vehicle dodging enemy bullets that whiz past my head. Beside me are my brothers and sisters, my only source of strength and courage to go on when I feel myself start to slip away. Read the rest of this entry »

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We don’t want or need your “nation building!”

Posted by devildog6771 on June 24, 2011


U.S. troops in Afghanistan

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Earlier in the week we all heard the president give about a thirteen (13) minute talk about pulling some of our troops out of Afghanistan. Correct me if I am wrong; but, didn’t the Taliban just announce the beginning of their Spring Offensive? Oh wait, I forgot! As the president said, we aren’t at war with the Taliban. We are at war with Al Qaeda.

Let’s see, we can go into Pakistan for hiding Al Qaeda leaders and fighters. I am so confused! Didn’t the Taliban hide and fight side by side with Al Qaeda? Well, I am sure the president knows best even if General Praetorius doesn’t think this is a good idea. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sit Down or Leave!

Posted by devildog6771 on April 9, 2011


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That’s what Jim Moran (D) told soldier, Wayne Tunic, at a town meeting.

Tunic was questioning  Moran about military pay in the event of a government shutdown. Tunic persisted in seeking an answer. Moran got frustrated and finally told the soldier to sit down or leave!

Since the Spending Bill got a reprieve last night, there is a bill being proposed to ensure that the Military Pay goes out to the troops when the government shuts down! About time!!

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Fighting Back

Posted by devildog6771 on January 7, 2011


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I remember very well the activities of the radical groups of the 60’s. I lived through that time. The Black Panthers, the Weather Underground, the SDS, the rest of the radicals, the DSA, and all the other radicals. They permeated every legitimate group trying to better their life from the Blacks and Women’s Movement to the beginning of their climb to power “again” within the unions.  When the War in Vietnam ended they lost their momentum.

Their climb back was begun again in earnest when Russia collapsed. I read a copy of the minutes of a DSA convention in Chicago from just after Russia’s collapse. The participants ranted for a while and “cried in their beer” before a man took the podium and explained how everyone was looking at everything all wrong. He explained that if Russia collapsed then maybe she failed to be true to the “cause!” Then he outlined a plan he felt would carry out their dream right here in America. Read the rest of this entry »

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