Coach was disappointed with players’ disrespect, so he lined up war heroes directly in front of them.
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.
Reminds me of this story.......Time for a C-Gar
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
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.
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
The Medal of Honor will be awarded this month to a Navy SEAL for his role in rescuing an American civilian being held hostage by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, the White House announced Tuesday.
President Barack Obama will award Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers the nation's highest medal for valor in combat.
The rescue of American medical doctor Dilip Joseph took place in eastern Afghanistan and also resulted in the death of a member of the Navy's Special Warfare Development Group, more commonly known as SEAL Team Six. Read more here
The Purple Heart is awarded for “The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917, has been wounded or killed. Specific examples of services which warrant the Purple Heart include any action against an enemy of the United States; any action with an opposing armed force of a foreign country in which the Armed Forces of the United States are or have been engaged”
I guess since no one else (ahem this administration) won’t say the attack against the Marines in the Chattanooga recruiting office July 16, 2015 was and “enemy” attack or was inspired by foreign terrorists to carry out the attacks, at least the Marine Corps will.
Was the attacker “Abdulazeez” a muslim? Yes. Was he discovered to be driven by muslim oriented enemy forces that hate Americans, their way of life, their sexy women, unlimited firearm and ammo purchases, fast cars, coldest beer, best whiskey and the always availability of cigars? YES.
Then why hasn’t anyone in DC said this? Go figure. Time for a C-Gar
Marine Sgt. DeMonte Cheeley wears his Purple Heart to recognize the bravery of the five service members killed in the July 16, 2015, attacks in Chattanooga.
“I feel honored, but at the same time, I still don’t want to take away from the fallen five,” Cheeley told Marine Corps Times Tuesday after receiving the Purple Heart. “I’ll definitely wear it in honor of the fallen five.” Read full story here
Captain Kevin T. Roche from St. Louis, Missouri was one of the 12 Marines lost in Hawaii after two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters were involved in an incident off of the North Shore of Oahu on January 14. The Coast Guard suspended the search on January 19.
Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 will hold a memorial service honoring 12 of its Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii at 2 p.m. Central Time. Read more here