GWOT: Iraq

Letters From Fallujah (7) The Memorial Service

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23 Oct 03

 

Uncle Hank,

 

We went back to FOB Volturno the other day.  We’re on our third month here, there’s been guys injured, evac’d, a couple in Germany in the hospital but we had our first Paratrooper killed.  Sarn’t Spear and the Delta Comp’ny CO and 1SG went back for the memorial service.  We took two trucks, took some volunteers for the convoy ‘cuz they knew Staff Sarn’t Peterson.  One of my buddies was in Sarn’t Peterson’s squad in Alpha Comp’ny.  ...

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Allen Ness Sounds off about Sexual Misconduct

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Otherwise Titled: Our 21st Century Paratrooper (Allen Ness) Updates this 20th Century Garritrooper (Vassar) about Sexual Misconduct in the Modern Military

My comment: Damn! Anything that interferes with the harmony and cohesion of this organic team, off with their heads.

False accusations of rape/sexual harassment are running amok in the Army these days. Half the lawmakers see the Army as the Defense of our Nation the other half see’s it as a petri dish for their social justice programs, and in the ...

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Letters From Fallujah (4) COP Factory

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20 AUG 03

Uncle Hank,

We’ve been busy since I wrote last.  We ran a couple missions into Fallujah, what a shithole.  We were security for the Battalion Commander, which means we were way too far from what was really going on but we got to hear about it on the radio.  What utter bullshit.  We also had to watch our Battalion CSM sleep in his vehicle like the huge turd he is.  The men of 1Panther call him “Deebo” like ...

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Former burn pit inspector: Pentagon officials ignored warnings during Iraq War

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[Source: Fox News Exclusive by Perry Chiaramonte, Lea Gabrielle]

The hazardous effects resulting in terminal illnesses and the loss of life of American service members, veterans and contractors exposed to the burn pits on bases where they were stationed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn is a discussion that has long been covered up.

Those who have not died are gravely ill from exposure to thick clouds of black smoke and toxic waste burned at military sites ...

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By An Angel’s Kiss, 7 Members of HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopter, Aghanistan

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Since 2011 we have honored military deaths by hostile fire in the Middle East at UnifiedPatriots.com. Every single one. Their memorial is best known by this art of an Angel kissing a dying knight.

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony.

CPT Andreas B O’Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches, NY, and

CPT ...

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