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+ Sorry I am late on getting this out to you. I was in the hospital for two days last week. I had black stools, and they had to go into my stomach and take out four polyps. After they did that my stools returned to a beautiful brown. (I know much more than you really needed to know. )

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Military news…

Veterans who are not American citizens will have their US military service considered before being deported
Veterans who are not American citizens and are detained by law enforcement officials will now have their U.S. military service considered before they are deported.

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Marine veteran Trevor Reed says recovery is going well after his release from Russia

Marine veteran Trevor Reed told CNN that in the 48 days since his release from Russian prison things have gone well — he’s gaining weight back and getting into the physical shape he was in before he was detained.


Retired Army officer shakes things up in Nevada GOP contest crucial to Senate control

A Nevada Republican with a political pedigree and the backing from former President Donald Trump and the GOP establishment is facing a surprisingly strong primary challenge from retired Army captain and Purple Heart recipient Sam Brown.


Senate panel approves $45 billion increase to White House’s defense budget
Senators and committee staff attributed more than half of the funding increase to historic inflation that has been teetering between 7% and 8%. The remainder of the increase accounts for additional funding for security aid to Ukraine.

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Austin says he’s confident public support for Ukraine aid will continue despite soaring gas prices and tanking stock market

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday said he believes the citizens of NATO countries will continue to support spending billions of dollars on military aid for Ukraine.

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US officials believe NATO will admit Finland and Sweden into alliance as Russia wages war in Ukraine

The historically neutral countries of Finland and Sweden are close to becoming members of NATO as Russia wages war in Ukraine and the alliance looks to bolster its defenses, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

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US and Asian allies prepare missile defense drill to counter North Korean launches the U.S., South Korea and Japan are rehearsing their ballistic missile defense this summer following a record number of demonstrations by North Korea this year of its missile capability.
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You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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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!!!

We just past 15,000 subscribers this morning! It makes me feel so happy to see so many of you that have subscribed. I know that what is printed has some meaning to you from the high number of new subscribers each day.

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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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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 15,001 veterans on this site who have your back.

Here is what I am asking you to do…please share this site with as many other veterans as you can. It has helped so many.

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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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Mariupol teeters as Ukrainians defy surrender-or-die demand

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Russian ship sinks after battling a fire that Ukrainian forces claim was caused by their missile attack
A Russian cruiser that Ukrainian forces claim they hit with two missiles has sunk, the Russian Defense Ministry reported Thursday.

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DOD identifies remains of WWII pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Addison Baker

On April 8, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified the remains of Lt. Col. Addison Baker, a posthumous Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.

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North Korea tests ‘tactical guided’ weapons, condemns US-South Korean drills
The initial estimates peg the projectiles as more limited in range than a launch March 24 of an intercontinental ballistic missile that was theoretically capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.  North Korea has conducted at least 11 other rounds of missile tests so far this year.

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Mariupol teeters as Ukrainians defy surrender-or-die demand

If Mariupol is captured, Russian forces there are expected to join an all-out offensive in the coming days for control of the Donbas, the eastern industrial region that the Kremlin is bent on taking after failing in its bid to seize Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.

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In Lviv, displaced artists create anti-war, anti-Russian work

Ukrainians feel a need to tell the world — and especially Russians — what has happened here. The country’s contemporary artists find themselves at the forefront of that storytelling mission.

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US troops to train Ukrainian forces on howitzers in coming days
The training, which will occur outside Ukraine, will teach Ukrainian forces to operate the 155mm howitzers. They will then return to the fight and train other Ukrainians to use the American cannons, the official said.

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Zelenskky: Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine has begun

Russia launched its long-feared, full-scale offensive to take control of Ukraine’s east on Monday, attacking along a broad front over 300 miles long, Ukrainian officials said in what marked the opening of a new and potentially climactic phase of the war.

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Two short stories about my own Uncles who fought in WWII. They are my heroes.

My Uncles in WWII

My Uncle Dwight Wood was a WWII veteran. He had a hard time sharing his time in the military, so I wasn’t able to interview him directly, but I did get some idea of what he went through to help defend our country.

Uncle Dwight was the driver of a tank during the war. One day he was in the tank with two other soldiers. A Japanese soldier climbed onto the top of the tank and threw a grenade down into the tank where they were. The grenade instantly killed one of the men right next to my uncle, and my uncle and the other men were wounded with fragments from the grenade. My uncle was given the Purple Heart, and to his death he would not talk too much about his time in the military. The event of seeing his buddy killed right before his eyes was too overwhelming, and it had haunted him until his death. They didn’t even know what PTSD was back in WWII. It was called, “Shell Shock,” back then.  This is a classic case that shows that thousands of WWII veterans surely lived with PTSD all of their lives. 

Another person who was a WWII veteran was my Uncle Claude.  He was a Seabee. The Seabees were an extremely important part of the military. They built bridges, forged roads through the brush. They built sleeping quarters for the troops. It hard to say how many lives were affected by their heroics, but they were very much admired by the rest of the troops.  I never got to ask him any question about his time.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you struggling?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 14,345 veterans on this site who have your back.

Here is what I am asking you to do…please share this site with as many other veterans as you can. It has helped so many.

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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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