Archive for December 27th, 2012

December 27, 2012

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf RIP

by lewwaters

SchwarzkopfJust seen on Twitter: “AP source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf has died in Tampa, Fla.” at the age of 78.

May he rest in peace. Til we meet in Fiddler’s Green, General

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Former President George H.W. Bush released the following statement from his hospital bed,

“Barbara and I mourn the loss of a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. A distinguished member of that Long Gray Line hailing from West Point, General Norm Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the ‘duty, service, country’ creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great Nation through our most trying international crises. More than that, he was a good and decent man — and a dear friend. Barbara and I send our condolences to his wife Brenda and his wonderful family.”

Schwarzkopf’s sister says he passed away from complications with pneumonia.

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December 27, 2012

Vets, whispers, and a little horse sense

by lewwaters

BY REES LLOYD (Reposted by author’s request)

Vet WhispererA great gift to give to veterans with stress this Christmas or for the new year is information about or sponsorship in the unique “Join-Up”® equine therapy program of Monty Roberts, the internationally famous horseman, horse trainer, and humanitarian known as the “Horse Whisperer.”

Roberts’ “Horse Sense & Soldiers” workshops, through his International Join-Up® Organization, are being credited with transforming the lives of veterans wounded by service-related post traumatic stress injury by teaching them to use his unique method of working with, and ultimately “joining up” with, untrained horses without the use of any violence whatsoever.

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