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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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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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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If You Feel Overwhelmed From Your Service to Your Country, Get Help!

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Military news…

China is building missile silos left and right, and it has the new Air Force secretary on edge. Former Army officer Frank Kendall warned that the new silos indicate China is developing a “first strike” nuclear weapons capability, which represents a major “destabilizing move,” Kendall warned.

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There is a massive 2000-year-old gold treasure missing in Afghanistan and the Taliban is trying to find it. In fact, it’s one of the largest collections of gold in the world, and until recently its existence was known by only a select few.

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A married Army officer who allegedly spent years creating an elaborate web of lies to deceive women has been fired following an investigation. Lt. Col. Richard Kane Mansir, a civil affairs officer based in Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, had a “playbook” of lies he he told women, one of them said.

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Army Lt. Richard Collins III had just been commissioned as an intelligence officer when he was killed in an apparent hate crime. Now his parents are trying desperately to have him buried in Arlington National Cemetery. But it is an uphill struggle, and all because of a loophole in Army policy.

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You wouldn’t think that a big, lumbering C-17 cargo jet could pull off a hair-raising aerial stunt, but one such aircraft just did in Australia. A video posted to Reddit shows a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 flying between skyscrapers in a stunt which looks cool but is incredibly dangerous, according to one U.S. Air Force pilot.

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I have been sharing the table of contents from, Signs of Hope for the Military: in and Out of the Trenches of Life. So here is some more chapter titles:

Ft. Bragg

Sitting on the Military Plane

We were all sitting on a plane ready to fly to the Bay of Pigs.

White Lightening

My first experience with homemade booze

Scars Only Show where you Have Been, Not Where You Are Going

It is hard for service men and women to come home after the scars they acquired while on duty.

No Reinforcements Coming

There are times when we feel we are fighting our battles alone

F.E.A.R.

Forget everything and run, or Face everything and rise

People Don’t Understand Me

What can we do for those who have PTSD in their Marriage?

Deployment Can be Hard on a family

Leaving a spouse behind to take care of everything can be very hard.

Marriage is Not a Four Letter Word

There is no “perfect marriage,” just two imperfect people who refuse to give up.

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In my next post on Wednesday, I will share the rest of the chapters in my upcoming book, Signs of hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

Be sure to come back and check them out. BETTER YET!!

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How are you doing? is the world spinning too fast for you? Are the nights fearful.

FEAR NOT!!

There are over 13,025 fellow veterans on this site who have your back.

If you are dizzy still, GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7. They have highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until the 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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Searching for Gold Star Families to Interview for my Upcoming Book

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Military news…

Thanks to a U.S. Marine’s GoPro deployment video, we can see what the U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan actually looked like. This isn’t the sanitized version presented by public affairs: this is the confusion, anger and antics that actually marked life on the ground in the war’s final days.

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The Department of Defense needs your help renaming nine Army forts and two Navy ships that were named after people who served the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. . That’s right, the military is crowd-sourcing name ideas for its installations, so it’s up to you to make the dream of Forty McFortface, or perhaps something better like Fort Alwyn Cashe, a reality.

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 The five sailors killed in a recent helicopter crash aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln provide a stark reminder that seemingly routine military operations can turn just as deadly as combat. That is especially the case when it comes to the difficult task of landing a helicopter on an aircraft carrier.
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16 years ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe died after walking through fire three times to save his fellow soldiers from the burning wreckage of their Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Iraq. But despite being endorsed by the Pentagon eight months ago to receive the Medal of Honor for his incredible act of sacrifice, Cashe has still not received it.

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For the past three presidential administrations, top military leaders went out of their way to avoid any conversation with the American public about what was happening in Afghanistan and why. But now that U.S. troops are finally out, military leaders have no excuse to keep their work secret. The war is lost, and the country deserves to know why.

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Ever want to take your boss to court for being a jerk? It’s a tactic that rarely works in the military, but it did for the legendary Army Maj. Richard “Dick” Winters of “Band of Brothers” fame. That’s right, Winters out-foxed the Army’s green weenie just like he did the Nazi’s. in WWII.

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I just finished putting the table of contents together for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

All I really have are some follow up interviews. I also want to do another interview with a Gold Star mother, but I seem to have lost her contact information.

If you know Vickie Ziegler, please tell her to connect with me at doug@dougbolton.com.

I have stopped sharing excerpts from the book, because my publisher said SLOW DOWN! Do not give so much away free.

You can find many of them by searching the archives.

Better yet….

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What’s happening in your world soldier? Is the earth spinning too fast for you? Do you fear sleeping at night?

FEAR NOT!

With the 12,970 fellow veterans on this site who have your back, you are in good hands.

But! If it is just too much for you right now, 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 the 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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