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Benefit show for disabled marine vet “Moose McArthur”

Posted in Spread The Love with tags on April 13, 2012 by spikestl

Click on the pic to enlarge

http://moosebenefit.com/

SIGN THE PETITION ~ Dave Alan McArthur II: Re-visit his disability case and upgrade to 100% disability

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on March 16, 2012 by spikestl

http://www.change.org/petitions/dave-alan-mcarthur-ii-re-visit-his-disability-case-and-upgrade-to-100-disability#

The symptoms that Dave suffers from prevent him from living a normal life. Dave has been diagnosed with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). These injuries were sustained while serving our country in Afgahistan and being struck by the blast of an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). Some of the symptoms that Dave suffers from are: headaches, vomiting, memory loss, nightmares and and intense irritability. Dave deserves the opportunity to heal from these injuries and try to get back to a sense of normalcy with his family.

Please Click this Link and Sign the Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/dave-alan-mcarthur-ii-re-visit-his-disability-case-and-upgrade-to-100-disability#

Vets angry over American flag featuring Obama

Posted in Brown Shirts with tags , , , on March 14, 2012 by spikestl

U.S.A.F. Rolling in the Deep

Posted in Cool Beans with tags , on February 5, 2012 by spikestl

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson and Sidewinder perform a cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Sidewinder is part of the 571st Air Force Band, 131st Bomb Wing, Air National Guard. They are deployed as the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band

Sidewinder is Capt John Arata – officer in charge, keyboards, fiddle; Tech. Sgt. Kevin Maret – NCO in charge, percussion; Tech. Sgt. John Cavanaugh – operations/logistics, bass; Tech. Sgt. Joseph Castilleja – guitar; Staff Sgt. Tobias Callaway – saxophone; Staff Sgt. Ransom Miller – trumpet; Staff Sgt. Devin LaRue – trombone, guitar, keyboards; Staff Sgt. Brian Owens – vocals; Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson – vocals; Staff Sgt. Sean Navarro – Audio, Trombone.

Find them at, http://www.facebook.com/SidewinderANGband

Happy Birthday

Posted in Cool Beans with tags on February 1, 2012 by spikestl

November 10, 1981

Posted in Amazing with tags , , , , on November 9, 2011 by spikestl

Corporal Jason L. Dunham

Cpl. Dunham was born on November 10, 1981.
Coincidently the same day as the Marine Corps Birthday.
He was born and raised in Scio, New York.
On April 14, 2004 Dunham and his squad intercepted multiple cars near the area were his battalion commander’s convoy came under attack. Dunham’s squad was searching for weapons used in the attack, when Dunham discovered an AK-47, a man began attacking the Marines in order to flee. Dunham used Hand to Hand Combat tactics to subdue the man. During this the man dropped a hand grenade. immediately Dunham took off his helmet and put in on the grenade and laid on the helmet to absorb the blast, in doing this he saved the lives of 2 fellow Marines, He was sent to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He died 8 days later.

Awards

Medal of Honor
Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal /w 1 Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Navy Sea Service Ribbon
Namesake of USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109)

U.S. Army SSGT Surprises His Daughter After Her High School Band Performance

Posted in Cool Beans with tags on November 2, 2011 by spikestl

Service Members Sing the Star Spangled Banner for July 4th

Posted in Cool Beans with tags on July 4, 2011 by spikestl

I have never heard this song sound better than this!

Happy Independence Day

Posted in Amazing, Cool Beans, Liberty, Sovereignty with tags , , on July 3, 2011 by spikestl

Fundraising for Justin Mcloud–St. Louis Marine wounded in action

Posted in Cool Beans with tags on June 29, 2011 by spikestl


H/T The Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis
http://www.slssas.org/
http://www.vfwpost2593.org/

Letter from VFW Post 2593

Dear Fellow American:

On December 10, 2010, United States Marine CPL Justin Mcloud lost both of his legs and his left arm after stepping on an improvised explosive device in the Helmand Province.

As part of our outreach campaign to help veterans the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 8, VFW Post 2593, its auxiliaries and the Marine Corp League Jeffco Detachment 707 are sponsoring a BBQ benefit on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 for CPL Justin Mcloud and his family.

We would greatly appreciate your donation to assist us in making this event successful for Justin whose sacrifices made possible the freedoms we all enjoy today.

Donations can be in the form of product(s), gift certificate(s) or tax-deductible monetary donation. Please make checks out to CPLJustin Mcloud and mail to:

VFW Post 2593

Justin Mcloud Benefit

Attn: Debbie Denny

2301 Church Road

Arnold, Missouri 63010

If you prefer, a representative of our Post would be more than happy to pick up your donation.

Thank you for your support of our veterans and for your consideration of this request.

Sincerely,

Brad Denny

Brad Denny, Commander

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Becker-Meyer-Becker

Post 2593

636-296-2611

All money raised is collected by the Arnold VFW Post 2593, a registered non-profit. Checks should be made out to Justin Mcloud. The money is held in an escrow account, then transferred to Justin, tax-free, when he engages an attorney to ensure the transfer is properly made. The funds are not restricted. The post recognizes that, although health care is provided by the military, there are many other family needs–adapting a house, vehicle, etc.

Marine Week, St.Louis, 6/24/2011

Posted in Cool Beans with tags , , on June 25, 2011 by spikestl

United States Marines, Land, Air and Sea Combat Demonstration

Teen Punished for Honoring Military

Posted in Cool Beans, FAIL with tags , on June 13, 2011 by spikestl

Medal of Honor: Sgt. Leroy Petry (second living recipient in Afghan war)

Posted in Amazing with tags , on June 9, 2011 by spikestl

Memorial Day, May 30, 2011

Posted in Liberty with tags , on May 26, 2011 by spikestl

Choking back tears, Christian Golczynski accepted the flag from his father’s casket. Photographer Aaron Thompson described this moment as “the most emotionally moving event I may have ever witnessed and may ever witness in my life.”

On March 27, just a few weeks before Marc Golczynski was to return home from his second tour in Iraq — one he volunteered for — he was shot on patrol and killed by enemy fire in al-Aanbar province.

During a moment at the burial, Christian stepped forward to receive the flag for his father. The expression of grief on his young face was captured in a photo and became a powerful symbol for soldiers, their families and anyone who sees it.

When asked about his dad, Christian said, “He was a hero. He helped our country.”

Real Hero’s

Posted in Cool Beans with tags , on May 3, 2011 by spikestl