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March 5, 2021

Remains Identified as Army Chaplain, Medal of Honor Recipient Who Died as POW in North Korea

The remains of Father Emil Kapaun, a Kansas native and Catholic priest who died while a prisoner of war, have been identified by military officials.

Sen. Jerry Moran announced Thursday that the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency of the Department of Defense has identified Kapaun's remains. As of Thursday evening, Kapaun was not listed by the agency among the names of people who have recently been accounted for.


MOH thread: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1014451324

“I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.”

CPT Kapaun is relieved. His long watch is over.

December 12, 2020

Army Navy game 2020

They are dedicating it to honor the 25th Infantry Division, Tropic Lightning.


Go Army!
October 22, 2020

Fort Bragg says its Twitter account was 'hacked'

Fort Bragg garrison officials say their verified Twitter account was hacked after posts weighing in on the issue of female pubic hair and lustful comments about a nude woman’s picture appeared on the social media website.
The XVIII Airborne Corps spokesman, Col. Joe Buccino, said the garrison has “ruled out any malicious intent” by its public affairs officials. He added that they still don’t have much information about how the incident occurred.


I’m betting it was someone who was getting out in a few days.

They went to one of the accounts that showed boobs and was chatting away.

October 4, 2020

Battle of Mogadishu

I got out of the Army in 93.

I later became friends with several of the Task Force Ranger and the 5th Special Forces detachment that was ordered to “Hold in place” while TF Ranger had to stand on its own .

I also met several of the 10th Mountain guys and one guy from an engineer unit that was there to help.

They said it’s the most evil place they ever served. Those were soldiers who saw the sectarian violence in Iraq. They said it was completely understandable while everyone pulled out. The whole system couldn’t be changed.

I hope we do a better job of preparing our military for what they see.

I added for more context

September 23, 2020

House lawmakers unanimously pass bill that would allow Alwyn Cashe to finally receive the Medal of H

“ Lawmakers in the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that would allow President Donald Trump to upgrade the Silver Star of Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe to the Medal of Honor, solidifying a step forward in the push to recognize Cashe for his heroic actions in 2005.

The House bill that passed on Tuesday waives the requirement that a service member receive the Medal of Honor within five years of their bravery so that Cashe's award can be upgraded, Military Times reports; language calling for the Medal of Honor was also included in the national defense authorization act this summer. “

Link: https://taskandpurpose.com/news/house-bill-alwyn-cashe-upgrade

September 18, 2020

Army sergeant major to receive Medal of Honor for saving 75 hostages from ISIS

“An Army sergeant major will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his remarkable bravery during a 2015 mission to free hostages from the Islamic State group, The White House announced Thursday.

Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Payne, 36, will receive the nation's highest award for battlefield heroism during a ceremony at The White House on Sept. 11, according to the announcement, which said Payne's "extraordinary heroism and selfless actions were key to liberating 75 hostages during a contested rescue mission that resulted in 20 enemy fighters killed in action."

Somewhere there is a picture of him rocking brown corcoran jump boots with the new uniform.

There is a short video attached.


He came out of the Ranger Regiment which is why he’s wearing that beret.

January 1, 2020

Fort Bragg paratroopers rapidly deploy New Year's Day in response to embassy attacks

Source: The Fayetteville Observer

Within 18 hours of receiving a notice to deploy in support of American embassy attacks and a breach in Iraq, paratroopers at Fort Bragg were ready, officials said.

More than 650 paratroopers toted equipment in brisk weather during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, to board C-17 aircraft headed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations as part as the Immediate Response Force.

A spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division said paratroopers with the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were activated and deployed in response “to the increased threat levels against U.S. personnel and facilities.”

TEB this is why your buddies had to head back to Bragg. Weren’t they 504th dudes?

Read more: https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20200101/fort-bragg-paratroopers-rapidly-deploy-new-yearrsquos-day-in-response-to-embassy-attacks

November 3, 2019

Antelope Island crash 29 OCT 1992

Hill Air Force Base, Utah -- (AF) -- An Air Force helicopter crashed into the Great Salt Lake during rough weather, killing 12 people, authorities said Friday. The only other person aboard was rescued from the water.
A storm, with snow at high elevations, hampered rescue efforts but all 12 bodies were recovered, said Hill Air Force Base spokesman Dave Kendziora. The MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter was on a training mission when it went down Thursday night in northern Utah's inland sea, about 100 yards off the northern tip of Antelope Island and about 15 miles west of Hill Air Force Base.

Kendziora said crews in search helicopters spotted debris and bodies in deeper water northwest of the crash, apparently pushed there by high wind. They were recovered by crews in boats.
One survivor was pulled from the water and was in serious condition at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center with cuts on his right leg and over his left eye.
The helicopter was assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing headquartered at Hurlburt Field at Eglin Air Force Base outside Pensacola, Fla., said George Grimes, spokesman for the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
It may have been stationed with squadrons elsewhere in Florida, he said.
The only squadron that flies the Pave Hawk is the 55th Special Operations Squadron at Eglin.
The helicopter was on a joint Army-Air Force exercise, and those aboard could have included Army personnel, Grimes said.

List Of Casualties:
COL. John Kenellay- 3/75 CDR
LTC. Ken W. Stauss - 1/75 CDR
1sg Harvey Moore - 3 Charlie PSG
Sgt. Blaine Mishak
Spc. Jeremy Bird

Air Commandos - Quiet Professionals
LTC. Ronald Pexiotto
CPT. Michael Nazionale
TSGT. Mark Scholl
SSG. Steven. W. Kelly
Sgt. Phillp Kesler
SGT. Mark G. Lee
Senior Airman. Derek Hughes

I read something once from one of the guys who was on the bird that didn’t crash. His friend had tried to get on his helicopter and he told them there wasn’t any room. His friend got on the other bird and he was killed when it crashed. He lives with that every day.

Not forgotten

October 17, 2019

MAJ Gabbards comment in the debate

She mentioned that a Democratic CNN commentator called her a Russian asset. I had to look it up and it’s true. I don’t agree with everything she does.

Accusing a military officer of being a traitor is a serious thing. It can trigger a CID / FBI investigation, hold a security clearance or promotion.

And frankly I think a lot of the people yelling “Russian agent” are just childish. I was glad to see Ms April Ryan pushing back.

August 24, 2019

They are punks

And the right tags it on us because there are west coast towns who let them get away with it or condone their bullshit

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