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    A timely piece 'Resurrected' perfectly on this Memorial Day...It is high time that WE as Americans try to reflect on the Sins of OUR Government...Pat Tillman died a questionable death in a War BASED on Fraudulent Evidence and Lies...

    Once again,here is that extremely well written and 'Heart-Wrenchingly' Honest article written by Kevin Tillman,Pat's Brother...Thank You Kevin for proving what it means to be a true modern day American Hero...Too bad most Americans do not want to be bothered by what OUR Country,and the Hundreds of Thousands who DIED for it...''ONCE STOOD FOR''...As far as I'm concerned,LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL is still alive in this Country THANKS to Men like Kevin Tillman...Thank You Kevin...Pat's Memory as well as the Memory of Every Soldier who Died for this Country Lives in the 'Hearts' of ALL Americans...May God Bless all OUR Soldiers and keep them Safe...


    https://patriotsandprogressives.com/...pats-birthday/
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    I don't have much to say after that post Wizard. But what I do want to say is that like many other people in this country, I have discovered through doing genealogy that I have had countless ancestors serve for this country in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WW I and WW II. So far I have not found any that served in the Korean or Vietnam War. They all have my great respect for what they did. At this time I do not know if any died in battle. One thing I do know is that for the most part but not always, war and battle has been a thing of man, not woman. Yes there are exceptions. I think of England and English queens specifically. And now we have many women that want to go serve their country in battle. So maybe I am wrong but I still think that by and large, war is a thing of the male species. I know, the feminist in me is showing it's colors right now but that is just the way I feel about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I don't have much to say after that post Wizard. But what I do want to say is that like many other people in this country, I have discovered through doing genealogy that I have had countless ancestors serve for this country in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WW I and WW II. So far I have not found any that served in the Korean or Vietnam War. They all have my great respect for what they did. At this time I do not know if any died in battle. One thing I do know is that for the most part but not always, war and battle has been a thing of man, not woman. Yes there are exceptions. I think of England and English queens specifically. And now we have many women that want to go serve their country in battle. So maybe I am wrong but I still think that by and large, war is a thing of the male species. I know, the feminist in me is showing it's colors right now but that is just the way I feel about it.

    Excellent post ABFwife...Thoughtful...Heartfelt...and of course...Truthful...Thank You Dear Lady!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard View Post
    A timely piece 'Resurrected' perfectly on this Memorial Day...It is high time that WE as Americans try to reflect on the Sins of OUR Government...Pat Tillman died a questionable death in a War BASED on Fraudulent Evidence and Lies...

    Once again,here is that extremely well written and 'Heart-Wrenchingly' Honest article written by Kevin Tillman,Pat's Brother...Thank You Kevin for proving what it means to be a true modern day American Hero...Too bad most Americans do not want to be bothered by what OUR Country,and the Hundreds of Thousands who DIED for it...''ONCE STOOD FOR''...As far as I'm concerned,LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL is still alive in this Country THANKS to Men like Kevin Tillman...Thank You Kevin...Pat's Memory as well as the Memory of Every Soldier who Died for this Country Lives in the 'Hearts' of ALL Americans...May God Bless all OUR Soldiers and keep them Safe...


    https://patriotsandprogressives.com/...pats-birthday/
    Didn't you or I part this before? still a nice read...

    What is a Veteran

    A "Veteran"- Whether active duty, discharged. retied or reserve- is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount of "Up to and including their Life"

    The above was written on the cover of a box my father had when they return his clothes form the "Holyoke Soldiers Home" when he past 4/24/19



    This includes Iran and Venezuela, Afghanistan and Iraq.......what he had said in the past holds so true today..


    "“Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die. The was the "war to end wars." This was the "war to make the world safe for democracy." No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason. No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits. No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with United State patents. They were just told it was to be a "glorious adventure".

    Thus, having stuffed patriotism down their throats, it was decided to make them help pay for the war, too. So, we gave them the large salary of $30 a month!

    All that they had to do for this munificent sum was to leave their dear ones behind, give up their jobs, lie in swampy trenches, eat canned willy (when they could get it) and kill and kill and kill...and be killed”
    ― Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

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    All I can say is this. For those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice, my heart can't express the gratitude I feel for all those soldiers whose only mission was to serve their country.
    May God bless all men and women who serve us today.


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    Let us Remember for those that fought for Freedom and sacrifice their life and let us Remember for those that fought for our Freedom here in America (1776) To our Fallen Heroes May you walk with our lord and savior!
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    https://www.esquire.com/news-politic...t-carried-him/


    The Things That Carried Him The award-winning true story behind one soldier's last trip home.


    Don Collins stood in the sun and mapped out in his mind a rectangle on the grass, eight feet by three feet. He is forty-nine, wears a handful of pomade in his hair, and no longer needs a tape to take the measure of things.

    Indiana state law dictates that the lid of the burial vault be two feet below the surface. That meant Collins had to dig down five feet, ultimately lifting out about a hundred cubic feet of earth. He wouldn't need a tape to measure that, either. Since 1969, his father, Don Sr., has owned the Collins Funeral Home, just up Elm Street, just past the little yellow house with the two yellow ribbons tied to the tree out front. As a boy, Don Jr. had lived upstairs with the spirits and the rest of his family, over the chapel. He and his younger brother, Kevin, would later work with their dad in the back room, embalming the bodies of their neighbors at three o'clock in the morning, and he still assists his father in his capacity as coroner. But Don Jr. has had enough of bodies in back rooms. He likes it better outside, in the sticky air, working with the earth.

    Now he pushed a slick of bangs off his low forehead and lifted a square-bladed shovel out of the back of his pickup truck. It was the second to last day of May, but it was already summer hot, and he moved slowly, surveying again his imaginary rectangle. Satisfied that it lay parallel to the path, the hedgerow, and the train tracks beyond it, Collins made his first cut into the grass.

    The next day, Thursday, May 31, 2007, he sat in the heat on a distant tombstone, waiting until he could finish the rest of his work. Just after twelve o'clock, the first people arrived: a vanload of nine honor-guard soldiers up from Fort Knox, dressed in their green Class-A uniforms, with knotted ties and berets. Collins had seen them practicing and pointing at various spots in the grass when he dug the grave. Now seven of them stacked their M16's in one of those spots. Each gun held three rounds; Sergeant Aaron Huber, a broad-backed thirty-one-year-old veteran of the war in Iraq, had taken care to polish his ammunition to a high shine. Six of the soldiers, including Huber, then assembled in two rows between the grave and where they knew the hearse would park. The extra rifleman remained with the weapons, and the noncom in charge, thirty-seven-year-old Sergeant Kenneth Dawson, stood at attention nearby. The ninth man, Specialist Robert Leatherbee, a boy-faced twenty-six-year-old from Massachusetts, took his place about forty feet away. With his buzz cut and iron-crisp uniform, he looked like a soldier, but there seemed something smaller or gentler about him, at least compared with the others. Maybe it was just that he was holding a trumpet instead of a gun, his fingers tender on the brass.
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