This song was inspired by his father’s story. Tweet
Also known as “Jake,” Mr. McNiece led a group of men that Hollywood acknowledged with embellishment when none was needed. From NewsOK, here are some excerpts from today’s article: McNiece, a retired Ponca City postal worker, commanded a group of rough men nicknamed “The Filthy 13,” who served as the inspiration for the 1967 movie [...]
What an amazing man, a hero of heroes. Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley passed away quietly yesterday, after a life time of serving our nation in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. My ability to express my appreciation and awe for such a magnificent warrior is inadequate. Godspeed, soldier. You are an inspiration. Tweet
I believe, sadly, that might be true in many places and companies. As fewer-and-fewer people share in the sacrifice of military service in this country, fewer-and-fewer of them learn to value military service
From the video description: AN AMERICAN AH64 Apache Gunship observes a Taliban militant group armed and dangerous around a campfire. Then they send all 8 to hell. 3 burst of 30mm = $1000 1 Hell Fire Missile = $10,000 8 dead Taliban fighters = priceless ~~~~ Sadly, there will be 8 lost souls who are [...]
But the biggest slight to the family of SGT Collins came from their Commander in Chief. The man who bears the burden of sending our sons and daughters into battle to die for their country
Every day our troops fly into D/FW International at terminal D, either for an end of tour or R&R. Every day volunteers are there to greet and thank them. On Christmas Day, when so many are with their families, exchanging gifts and enjoying their time together, a larger than normal group was there to welcome [...]
U.S. Army soldier observes the scenery while he sits on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber – Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Oct. 09, 2010. The flood has affected nearly 20 million Pakistanis, forcing many from their homes. U.S. Army photo. (by Pfc. Joshua Kruger)
Though, I gotta tell you — I wouldn’t trade my years in the US Army for all the Ivy League degrees and faux prestige in the world.
Below are a few of the pictures that my little brother took during the Impact a Hero banquet in Houston, and some of the wounded warriors’ stories.