Posts tagged ‘Military’

November 10, 2016

Veterans Day

by lewwaters

The latest from the wonderful children at Tussing Elementary School

http://www.restored.faithweb.com

Be sure to pause today and reach out and give thanks to any Veteran you know or come across. You live in a free country because of their sacrifices.

America’s Veterans, A Better Breed

November 12, 2013

Thank the Military This Thanksgiving

by lewwaters

Bush turkey 2Thanksgiving Day will soon be upon us and we will likely sit down with family and friends, overeat, watch a ball game and of course, somewhere in the course of the day we will give thanks for living in such a great country.

Most of us do not know hunger; fear of being dragged from our homes in the middle of the night to be interrogated or targeted by despots merely because we disagree with them and wish to lobby for changes.

We have fields of grain unlike many other countries and such bountiful farmlands that even the poorest among us are fed regularly.

We will give credit to many for such riches, but who really deserves credit?

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January 25, 2013

So, Some of You Ladies Think Combat Is ‘Fun?’

by lewwaters

02 NavyFew people reaching the age to enlist in today’s Military will remember the TV Show, Combat. It aired from 1962 to 1967 and hasn’t seen a wide syndication. But reading some comments from a few women and supporters of opening combat positions to women tells me they have unrealistic views of just what combat is, almost as unrealistic as it is portrayed in TV Shows, Movies and Video Games.

In announcing the end of the ban on women serving in combat roles, Leon Panetta said “everyone is entitled to a chance to become a combat soldier in a military that will now adopt gender neutral standards.”

One big problem for Mr. Panetta and those who feel they have something to prove, there is no such thing as “gender neutrality.” We are born male or female with distinct differences. One being upper torso strength, on average females having much less. And yes, I acknowledge that some females might have sufficient upper torso strength to equal the average male and even some men do not.

But our Military isn’t geared to individuals, it is geared to teams, units that are no stronger than their weakest link.

But what I find disturbing is quotes from former Military members who are female that were interviewed by the media bout the ending of the ban.

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April 14, 2012

Joe Galloway & Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, 2012 Salute To Vietnam Veterans

by lewwaters

Speeches made by Joe Galloway (We Were Soldiers) & Gen. Anthony C. Zinni (USMC Ret.) at the March 8, 2012 Salute to Vietnam Veterans held in San Francisco.

Joe Galloway

Gen. Zinni

Be proud of your service. We owe no one an apology for our serving!

Welcome Home, Brothers & Sisters.

December 21, 2010

Patty Murray Out of the Closet: Brags of Disdain for Straight Troops

by lewwaters

I have long maintained that Washington State’s senior senator, Patty Murray has no real appreciation of love of our Military, in spite of her public proclamations of just that. Last evening, December 20, 2010, she all but openly admitted her disdain in an email expressing her happiness over her voting to repeal the so-called ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy implemented by former president Bill Clinton in 1993.

Murray’s email said,

“Last week, I proudly cast my vote for legislation to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. For far too long, men and women with the courage and commitment to serve our nation have been asked to hide the truth about who they are. This is shameful, it’s bad policy, and it needed to end. In a speech on the Senate floor prior to final passage, I urged my colleagues to repeal this failed policy and told the story of Major Margaret Witt, from Washington state, who was discharged under DADT.”

While Murray’s words are wrapped in gushing praise, she obviously did not bother to actually discuss the issue with front line combat Troops, but relied upon claims of a small segment of people in the Military who knew they would be ousted for declaring their sexuality and did so anyways.

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May 28, 2010

DON’T YOU REMEMBER US?

by lewwaters

by Lew Waters
Viet Nam Veteran

Tearful RememberancesI remember that day long ago when I decided to join the Military. I know you can’t remember that day, but I do. I hoped I might not have to travel half way around the world to fight in that war long ago.

You looked proud of me then, but I could see the fear in your eyes. I could feel the apprehension inside of me, fear of the unknown, Basic Training, maybe fighting. But I went because it was the right thing to do.

I remember feeling so proud to put on the uniform and having my photo taken during Basic Training and how in your letter you said I looked all grown up and how proud you were of me.

I remember completing Basic and being sent off for more training in the skill the Military would assign me and the day towards the end when my orders came, telling me that I was being sent off to that far away land. I was going to war to help preserve someone else’s freedom and stand against those who would oppress others.

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