June 6th, 1944. The Most Important Day in Military History is Remembered Today.

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Military news…

Ukrainian fighter calls US soldier for help fixing Javelin missile launcher
The Ukrainian soldier reportedly called back 30 minutes later to say he’d taken out a Russian military vehicle.

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Flip-flop-wearing Air Force commandos saved 2 lives on the way back from training

“I think in Special Tactics we just expect this of our operators and of ourselves.”

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Veteran dies of heart failure after being turned away from VA hospital

As the ambulance arrived at the hospital, the staff’s main concern seemed to be confirming whether the patient could pay.

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Ukraine to get 4 rocket systems in new $700 million US military aid package
Four medium-range rocket systems will be included in the latest $700 million U.S. military aid package after continued calls by Ukrainian officials for the weapons, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl said Wednesday.

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Russian, Ukrainian troops fight block by block in key city

Moscow seeks to capture all of Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region, and Sievierodonetsk is key to that.

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Biden says no to rockets that could reach Russia
Ukraine has been calling for weeks for longer-range multiple launch rocket, or MLRS, systems it says are needed to halt Russian advances in the east.

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Supreme Leader acknowledges Iran took oil from Greek tankers

Iran took oil from two Greek tankers in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf in retaliation for Greece’s role in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker in the Mediterranean Sea.

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EXCITING NEWS!!!

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Today is D-Day. June 6th. It is the most important day in Military history. Normandy and its beaches were overwhelmed by thousands of troops, and their efforts changed the war as we knew it.

I had three Uncles that fought in that war. Two received Purple Hearts. They were my heroes.

I have a military book to recommend to you that is all about D-Day 1944. It is called, D-Day June 6th 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, by Stephen E. Ambrose. The book is a New York Times Bestseller. It is over 600 pages long and loaded with details of battles and decisions that were made.

I highly recommend it.

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I will be sharing more excerpts from my own upcoming book called, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life, so keep coming back to check them out. Better yet, be one of the new subscribers by going to the top of this page and clicking on Subscribe. When you do all future posts will come directly to your inbox.

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If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Another Interview About A Near Death Experience With A WWII Veteran

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Military news…

Air Force pilots explain why the F-22 Raptor is a ‘beast’ in aerial combat

“You may fly this aircraft with reckless abandon.”

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The Navy just launched a brand new ship it doesn’t even want

Another of the troubled Littoral Combat Ships takes to the water.

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I saw ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and it’s way better than the original

We feel the need for speed.

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Russian troops are proving that cell phones in war zones are a very bad idea

“If I can find you, I can target you.”

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The Pentagon can’t explain the ‘spherical object’ in this video

“We want to know what’s out there as much as you want to know what’s out there.”

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Biden Speeds up Military Aid to Ukraine, Drawing U.S. Deeper Into War

From the start of the war, the administration sought to parse its response, deciding which weapons could be called defensive and therefore were acceptable to send to Ukraine and which ones could be called offensive and therefore should not be delivered. But the line has shifted in recent weeks.

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Coast Guard Admiral Becomes First Woman to Lead a U.S. Military Branch

The Senate voted unanimously late Wednesday to confirm Adm. Linda Fagan as the next commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. “I’m committed to fielding an operationally relevant and ready force and will continue to focus on readiness and our ability to execute operationally,” Fagan said.

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Baby Formula Supply Is ‘Adequate’ at U.S. Military Commissaries, Pentagon Says

“We’re not immune to the same supply chain problems that other families across America are experiencing,” John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon.

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Here is the third in a series of three interviews with WWII Veterans. Bob Coury was a Captain in the Army. His story follows.

What was your job as a Captain?

I had a full company of men who unloaded ships in Okinawa.

How did that go?

We did a great job of keeping equipment, and supplies to the soldiers fighting Okinawa.

Did you have any times you almost died?

I was up on one of the ships and somehow I feel off into the ocean. I was in between the ship and a barge that was moving in the waves. If I didn’t get out of there fast the barge could crush me. I swam fast to the end of the barge and was able to make it to shore. (Near death experience)

I asked him how hard it was to unload the ships in enemy territory?

It was very hard because the Kamikaze planes were trying to hit the ship we were Unloading.

Any advice to young recruits?

Always obey your leaders, and do your best.

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I have a side story about Bob Coury. I was shopping for groceries one day and I saw a man with a WWII hat on. I went up to him and said, “Thank you for your service. ” We both went on our way and I thought why onearth didn’t I ask him if he would allow me to interview him.

I Figured I had made a huge mistake. However when I got in line to ay for my groceries there he was in line. I didn’t hesitate, and asked him if I could interview him. He said sure and handed me one of his cards.

I looked at the card and it blew me away. This guy owned all the Bob’s Hamburgers restaurants in the area! I knew him from way back in highschool.

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His push was that he had 19 cent hamburgers. He happend to build his first restaurant in the street I walked home from high school. He was there working everyday.

My mom gave me 25 cents to get a burger every day on my way home. Bob even stopped to talk to me from time to time. I got a cup of water and chomped away.

I never thought for a New York minute that this guy would be back in my life.

We have become good friends. He just past the age of 100 this year and he is still going.

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If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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It Was a Hard Day for Biden When he Met With Families of the 13 Heroes of Afghanistan

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Military news…

“With the mass airlift complete, U.S. policymakers no longer have an excuse to avoid contemplating the lessons of a 20-year war riven by hubris, flawed assumptions, and deceit.” That’s from national security expert Daniel R. DePetris, talking about America’s overdue reckoning with its failure in Afghanistan.

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“I was just thinking, ‘is this real’ … Things like this don’t just happen.” That’s what a security forces airman at Beale Air Force Base thought last month when he saw a car speeding towards his gate with no sign of stopping.

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In 2017, a Marine Corps veteran named Brian Easley took desperate action to get his VA disability payment: he walked into a bank with a backpack which he said was filled with C-4 explosives. Now, a movie about Easley is being made.

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President Biden, got a chilling response from the families of the 13 dead heroes who died in Afghanistan.

Some refused to even talk to him.

Others shared their hurt feelings with him, and some were very directive.

One father showed Biden a picture of his son. he said,” Don’t you ever forget that face. Get to know about each of these heroes who died for you. ” Biden who seemed upset said, “I know them.”

Know each and everyone of those heroes and their backgrounds. I think not.

As they took each soldier, in coffins, off of the plane, Biden saluted them and looked at his watch. He did that with all 13 coffins. One parent said that this was the most disrespectful thing he has ever seen.

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Yet, another reminder that I have slowed down my sharing of excerpts of my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

My publisher, Bookbaby, thinks it is better to tease you a little rather than share so much.

So, to see some excerpts you need to find them in the archives.

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Checking in…

How are your days going? Long and sometimes frightening?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 12,950 fellow veterans here who have your back.

If the days are overwhelming you, GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7.

There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255…texting 838255

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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