Memorial To Slain Navy Seal Chris Kyle Unveiled

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ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A memorial for slain Navy Seal and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974.

Ceremonies were held Thursday in Odessa to unveil the granite-and-limestone Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza, which also includes a bronze statue of Kyle. It is a privately funded memorial. Read full story here Time for a C-Gar

 


Heroic Huey pilot to receive Medal of Honor five decades later

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WASHINGTON — The details of the heroism that will see Charles Kettles awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House come back clearly and quickly even five decades later.

The White House announced Tuesday afternoon that Kettles would receive the award from President Obama on July 18.

Kettles, 86, recalls the events of May 15, 1967: flying his UH-1 helicopter time after time after time into dizzying, withering fire to save the lives of dozens of soldiers ambushed by North Vietnamese troops in the Song Tau Cau river valley; nursing the shot-up, overloaded bird out of harm’s way with the final eight soldiers who’d been mistakenly left behind. Read full story here


Memorial Day

Take the the time today to remember all of those that made the ultimate sacrifice for this country and you. Without them, this country would be very different. Its hard enough to go through life and even harder if you have lost a loved one defending this country. Today, remember those that died defending it. Time for a C-Gar


Coach was disappointed with players’ disrespect, so he lined up war heroes directly in front of them.

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Hey Kids, this is what a patriotic leader looks like. Sad that their coach had to teach them what their parents did not-Time for a C-Gar

Basketball Coach Buzz Williams of Virginia Tech was disappointed with the overall state of respect among college basketball players.  He had noticed for years that most college players would not pay attention during the National Anthem.

As we’ve all seen, some do stand in full respect.  But many don’t: they sway along with the music, others look down at the floor, others even goof off and pay no attention.  And we’ve all been there.  Williams realized what was lacking was the reverent attitude due to those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy every day. Something we all need reminding of.


Senior Chief Byers to Receive Medal of Honor at White House Ceremony

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From the Navy Office of Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr., for his courageous actions while serving in Afghanistan, will be presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony Feb. 29, 11:10 a.m. EST.

Byers will receive the honor for his rescue efforts during a hostage situation during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012. He is only the 11th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery displayed in Afghanistan. Read more here


MARSOC corpsman to receive Silver Star for thwarting insider attack

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A Navy corpsman will receive the nation’s third-highest valor award Friday for taking out a rogue Afghan commando who tried to kill U.S. and Italian special operators in an insider attack.

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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Alejandro Salabarria will be awarded the Silver Star for heroic actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 with 2nd Marine Raider Battalion. The award will be presented by Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman, commander of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Read full story here