World War I: Middle East Oil, Lusitania, Spanish Flu, and the story of Sergeant York

American Minute with Bill Federer

“The Great War” began in 1914 between Germany and its allies, against England and France and their allies. Battles were fought in Europe, Africa, the Pacific Islands, China, off the coasts of South and North America, and in the Middle East...

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Vietnam Vet’s Journey from Army Soldier to Warrior of God

New Redemption Press Book Shares Vietnam Vet’s Journey from Army Soldier to Warrior of God

ENUMCLAW, Wash., April 5, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — Relations between the United States and Vietnam have changed drastically since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. With current security and economic partnerships, the relationship between Vietnam and the US has been transformed, and analysts expect the countries to forge an even greater partnership in years to come–a seemingly impossible feat four decades ago*…

Source:New Redemption Press Book Shares Vietnam Vet’s Journey from Army Soldier to Warrior of God

Lowering the Bar for Female Soldiers

BreakPoint Daily

Men and Women are Different, and That’s a Good Thing

This month, Congress halted the rollout of the Army’s new Combat Fitness Test. Unlike the old test, which dates back to before combat roles were open to female soldiers, the new test requires men and women to meet the same standards of physical fitness. That’s a problem, critics and activists say, since, so far, 54 percent of women have failed this new gender-neutral test…

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2021 | Military Benefits

National Vietnam War Veterans Day
National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2021 | Military Benefits

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed on March 29 to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

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Today is – NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY

There have been 3,507 recipients of the Medal of Honor, (note it is not the Congressional Medal…) of those only 1 was a woman, 19 people received it twice and there are currently 69 living recipients. 

Veterans Radio | The Voice of America's Veterans since 2003

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY – MARCH 25TH

The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. (Public Law 101-564) Conceived in the State of Washington, this holiday should be one of our most revered. Unfortunately, all too many Americans are not even aware of its existence.

The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25, 1863, that the first Medals of Honor were presented to six members of Andrews’ Raiders, all soldiers from Ohio

Below are a few of the Medal of Honor recipient’s stories, as produced and recorded by Ken Rogge for Veterans Radio.

For more information related to honoring this special day in your community, visit HomeofHeroes.com.

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Gage’s physical and mental health were connected

“I think it’s important for me to tell my story because there’s a lot of people out there ready to give up. There’s a lot of guys who are hurting. It doesn’t matter how beat down you are, if you can still breathe, man, just keep getting up.”

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Video: Gage’s physical and mental health were connected

In the Air Force, Gage was able to become the fittest and strongest he had ever been. Unfortunately, arthritis started holding him back and eventually sent him home. After reconnecting with family membersfriends, a church community, and other Veterans, Gage found a new purpose. “It’s the reconnection with Vets that helps me the most.”

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Theirs Was a Better Generation

This in part was sent to me and was too true not to pass on. 

Has Hollywood lost touch with American values? - Los Angeles Times

Would someone please remind me again how many of today’s Hollywood elite put their careers on hold to enlist in Iraq or Afghanistan?  UH, Almost NONE.

The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $36 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after September 11, 2001, and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan, where he died in 2004. But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers.

[I will add here, that while I have no real issue with anyone not enlisting, I have real issues with folks not supporting our troops. It is one thing to disagree with war efforts another altogether to disparage those fighting for your freedom to open your mouth.]

Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that this is not America today than it was seventy years ago. And I, for one, am saddened. My generation grew up watching, being entertained by, and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort.

Like millions of Americans during WWII, there was a job that needed doing they didn’t question, they went and did it, those that came home returned to their now new normal life and carried on, very few ever saying what they did or saw.
 
They took it as their “responsibility”, their “duty” to the Country, to protect and preserve our freedoms and way of life, not just for themselves but for all future generations to come. As a member of a later generation, I’m forever humbly in their debt!

Click on the link below to see nearly 100 of the many Hollywood elitist who put it all on the line when it mattered. 

America’s Greatest Generation

Seeing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder effects Veterans at an alarming rate. Kowing the signs and where to get help is essential.

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Seeing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Seeing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is marked by extreme swings in energy levels and moods, from high highs to low lows. The condition affects an estimated 45 million people around the world, according to the World Health Organization, but with treatment, symptoms can be managed effectively.

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Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. You can also send a text message to the Veterans Crisis Line at 838255 or use the Veterans Crisis Line online chat. The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Four Chaplains Day

American Minute with Bill Federer

Four Chaplains Day: Sinking of USAT Dorchester & Courageous Self-Sacrifice

On the frigid night of FEBRUARY 3, 1943, the overcrowded Allied ship U.S.A.T. Dorchester, carrying 902 servicemen, plowed through the dark, freezing waters near Greenland.

At 1:00am, a Nazi submarine fired a torpedo into the transport’s flank, killing many in the explosion and trapping others below deck. It sank in 27 minutes. The two escort ships, Coast Guard cutters Comanche and Escanaba, were able to rescue only 231 survivors. 

In the chaos of fire, smoke, oil, and ammonia, four chaplains calmed sailors and distributed life jackets:

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A Harsh Wake Up Call

Maybe you are incarcerated like Don was, maybe you have some form of addiction, or are one of the 22+ a day Veterans and Military personnel contemplating suicide.  Whatever you are experiencing NO self-help book is going to work but as Don (and I) realized the transforming power of Christ can change your life forever.  PLEASE, I beg you to reach out to one of the contacts at the bottom of the page today. – Mike

 

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INSPIRING HOPE THROUGH TRANSFORMATION

Don Caballero

"God spoke to me, and He was very clear. He said, 'If you were to die today, where would you go?'"—Don

At one point in Don Caballero’s life, he seemed to be on the fast track to becoming a “career criminal.” After his parents divorced when he was in middle school, Don struggled with addiction, insecurities, and academic issues. First incarcerated at age 18, he spent years in and out of jails and recovery programs, homeless and running the streets. He was in custody in Fresno, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland.

“There was a point in my life where I honestly didn’t think I was going to see the age of 21,” recalls Don, “and there were some days, honestly, where I wish that I didn’t, because it felt so bad.”

The police would arrest him, he’d be released, and then he’d commit more crimes.

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