Category: Veterans

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Veterans Day 2016

Today is Veterans Day – a day we set aside as a federal holiday and national public appreciation for all who have served in the defense of our freedom since our nation’s founding (although the official holiday is only about 90 years old.)  Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day pays homage to ALL who

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The American Fighting Man

Although the “American Fighting Man” certainly has many different faces and wears many different uniforms, the Army Infantryman is (arguably) the “typical” Soldier that comes to the minds of most Americans.  But who is this guy?  After nearly 40 years of military service (almost 20 of that in the Infantry) I have a pretty good

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Veteran’s Day 2013

Veteran’s Day; most of you will be off tomorrow for Veteran’s Day, Monday the 11th of November (it’s already Monday morning here.) It’s a good chance for a last BBQ before winter really sets in. For the Vets among you – thank you for your service. There is no higher calling in life in my

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Guns, Vets, Feinstein and Snopes

Apparently back on the 7th of March 2013 during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting there was a discussion of an amendment offered by Texas Senator John Cornyn.  During this meeting Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) allegedly said something like “All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms.” I

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Memorial Day 2013

Hopefully you all in the middle of a long Memorial Day weekend.  As it happens I know each of you quite well and I know that despite the fact that I have political differences of opinion with some of you I know you all to be solid patriots who know the value of military service

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