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At the Veterans Park in Brownsville, Texas, is a statue of Sgt. Jose M. Lopez carrying a Browning M1919A4- weight 31 lbs. During the Battle of the Bulge on December 17, 1944, Sgt. Lopez stopped the German Army blitz to over run his company. I once saw, on film, Sgt Lopez speak about his "seemingly suicidal mission" and to hear him say how he would pick up his weapon and cases of machine gun ammo and keep firing and running is just awesome.
The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
LOPEZ, JOSE M.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, 23d Infantry, 2d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Krinkelt, Belgium, 17 December 1944. Entered service at: Brownsville, Tex. Birth: Mission, Tex. G.O. No.: 47, 18 June 1945.
On his own initiative, he carried his heavy machinegun from Company K's right flank to its left, in order to protect that flank which was in danger of being overrun by advancing enemy infantry supported by tanks. Occupying a shallow hole offering no protection above his waist, he cut down a group of 10 Germans. Ignoring enemy fire from an advancing tank, he held his position and cut down 25 more enemy infantry attempting to turn his flank. Glancing to his right, he saw a large number of infantry swarming in from the front. Although dazed and shaken from enemy artillery fire which had crashed into the ground only a few yards away, he realized that his position soon would be outflanked. Again, alone, he carried his machinegun to a position to the right rear of the sector; enemy tanks and infantry were forcing a withdrawal. Blown over backward by the concussion of enemy fire, he immediately reset his gun and continued his fire. Single-handed he held off the German horde until he was satisfied his company had effected its retirement. Again he loaded his gun on his back and in a hail of small arms fire he ran to a point where a few of his comrades were attempting to set up another defense against the onrushing enemy. He fired from this position until his ammunition was exhausted. Still carrying his gun, he fell back with his small group to Krinkelt. Sgt. Lopez's gallantry and intrepidity, on seemingly suicidal missions in which he killed at least 100 of the enemy, were almost solely responsible for allowing Company K to avoid being enveloped, to withdraw successfully and to give other forces coming up in support time to build a line which repelled the enemy drive.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
"When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker accident occurred off the coast of Alaska in 1989, a Dutch team with clean-up equipment flew in to Anchorage airport to offer their help. To their amazement, they were rebuffed and told to go home with their equipment. The Exxon Valdez became the biggest oil spill disaster in U.S. history--until the BP Gulf spill."
Fast forward 21 years and once again: "Three days after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began on April 20, the Netherlands offered the U.S. government ships equipped to handle a major spill, one much larger than the BP spill that then appeared to be underway." "To protect against the possibility that its equipment wouldn't capture all the oil gushing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch also offered to prepare for the U.S. a contingency plan to protect Louisiana's marshlands with sand barriers. One Dutch research institute specializing in deltas, coastal areas and rivers, in fact, developed a strategy to begin building 60-mile-long sand dikes within three weeks."
Incredibly, once again the Dutch teams were told by our very own Yankee Govt. to get lost. Sick. Just sick. Read. It. All. Remember in November....
The Avertible Catastrophe @ The Financial Post
Friday, June 25, 2010
Cpl. Brent J. Thibodeaux (right), 21, a gunner from Kaplan, La., and Lance Cpl. Robert C. Lenfesty, 22, ammunition specialist from Seattle, with Delta Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, prepare to fire a high-explosive mortar round during a shoot in western al-Anbar province, Iraq, Sept. 14, 2008.
photo Cpl. Ryan Tomlinson
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A recent internal FBI report warns federal, state and local authorities to be alert for a potential new tool in the jihadi terror arsenal – the placing of suspicious, but harmless, bags in public places to inspire fear, disrupt public transportation and tie up police and bomb
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The Media Queen of the White House Press room has lost her crown and sent to the showers and retirement after her attempt to make anti Semitic remarks fashionable fell on it's face and her cronies were unable to cover for her outrageous remarks. Her retirement plans were initiated last week after her comments for Jews to get the hell out of Palestine and go back to Poland were videotaped and seen world wide.
"Keep watch over the far side of the water, there are quite a few buildings over that way," said Davis. With daylight waining, the 25-year-old infantryman brought his team into a wide circle and waited for darkness to cover the village.
The Marines of Charlie Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion arrived here a few weeks ago. Patrols like this one go out at least daily, usually more.
"We have really been trying to learn this area and its people, and these Marines continue to impress me," said Capt. Jason Ford, commander of C Company. "There is no limit to their potential- they don't get tired. These men are ready to do battle with the enemy, and they are always looking to do the right thing."
With enemy lines that are often unclear, the Marines of C Company use patrols like these as a baseline to gauge changes in the area. But when they go to meet the neighbors, it isn't like going next door for coffee and cookies.
"A thorn just stuck right through my boot," said Davis, more amused than concerned.
The terrain here is uneven at best. The fine sand in open areas makes moving forward difficult enough in the 115-degree heat. But, if firm footing is found, it comes with waist-high nettle, and rocks that seem fashioned for twisting ankles.
"It can be difficult sometimes. With the heat and the gear, it can weigh on you," said Davis, a Modesto, Calif., native. "But we push through all that. That's what Marines are about."
If the job is hard, the Marines here must be a little harder, because it's a mission that Marines like Lance Cpl. Naoto Nakamura, a scout team leader, are determined to do well. "I know for guys going out on combat patrols, especially for the first or second time, they might be jittery- I know I was. But in this type of war, you can't treat everyone like they're a hostile," said Nakamura, 21, from Boulder, Colo. "The people here want what most people want. They don't want to live under oppression, and that's exactly what the Taliban is doing to them."
That sentiment is exactly what many Marine leaders have come to expect from their men: a trustworthy friend to the people, a relentless hunter of the enemy.
"These people have had it hard. War has been going on for more than 30 years here," said Ford, 32, from San Lorenzo, Calif. "I can't imagine what it would be like to grow up in that. So, a little compassion and sympathy can help us understand how we can really help the people."
In this area, C Company's professionalism and resilience, will be put to the test. They will pursue the Taliban, to help provide a better life for Afghanistan's people.
"For as hard as it can be sometimes…" said Nakamura. "It's satisfying to know that we are helping the people. That's what this is about."
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Michael Clauer is a captain in the Army Reserve who commanded over 100 soldiers in Iraq. But while he was fighting for his country, a different kind of battle was brewing on the home front. Last September, Michael returned to Frisco, Texas, to find that his homeowners' association had foreclosed on his $300,000 house—and sold it for $3,500. This story illustrates the type of legal quagmire that can get out of hand while soldiers are serving abroad and their families are dealing with the stress of their deployment. And fixing the mess isn't easy.
Clauer Legal Defense Fund
c/o Plains Capital Bank
1629 Hebron Parkway West
Carrollton, TX 75010
Saturday, June 05, 2010
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Helen Thomas has been a White House correspondent for so long that when the White House was being built she was there holding the nails. So it's no surprise that the media darling should chin in with uber sugar daddy Obama-Care sentiments aka (animus against Israel) aka Israel is chopped liver quotes. Why NOT! The entire world is now going nuts with hatred toward Israel, who by the way, is the ONLY democracy in the her area of operations. Obama-care sentiments toward Israel have enabled the rest of the world into giving full expression to their hatred of Israel. As if they needed an excuse. And in our own backyard, Helen Thomas is the reeking tip of the antisemitic Iceberg in Washington. After the death camps and Hitler and World War II you would have thought we might have learned our lesson. You would be wrong. NUTS!
Thursday, June 03, 2010
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"...from the Marines Combat Outpost in Tahgaz, Afghanistan: There is much Fox News can't report about the valor and heroism of the most recent casualty in Afghanistan, a U.S. Marine with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. It's just too soon. But after spending time with his unit, Alpha Company of the 1st L.A.R., two things are clear: this Marine's loss ... read more
Rick Leventhal, Fox News, has a story on Bravo First LAR here
"Faces of War" and film segment :The Desert Rats, unfiltered, on Fox News Channel later tonight.
"Officially, they're Bravo Company Marines with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (or 1st L.A.R.)
Their nickname is "Berserkers".
Around the base, though, they're more likely to be called "Desert Rats".
There are REAL desert rats, which have been spotted running across the stone paths between sleeping tents at Forward Operating Base Payne... and then there are these guys, who spend up to 30 days at a time living, sleeping and patrolling the desert sands of Helmand Province in Southern Afghanistan.
"Best job I ever had. Best job I probably ever will have." says Captain Adrian Haskamp, an Iraq combat veteran now serving his first tour here.