Category Archives: Support the Troops

A Very Happy New Year

Courtesy of frequent commenter NortonPete who sent this link, comes a story about a town that would not ignore a wounded veteran. In fact, they made sure that Jim Benoit and his wife Pam have a new home to live … Continue reading

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Fred Thompson’s Christmas Ad

  H/T to Ed Morrisey who says it is the best one from any candidate. I agree with that assessment. Tweet

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Shame

I read this in the Daily Mail and had to walk away from my computer and right out of my office. When I came back,it wasn't any better. Soldiers who suffered appalling injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan were verbally abused … Continue reading

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Making A Wrong A Right

The US Army has already tepped in to the case of a wounded soldier who was asked to return a portion of his enlistment bonus (original post here.) Jordan Fox will NOT have to return any of that money. The … Continue reading

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Rear Echelon Springs Into Action

There is quite a lot of justifiable outrage over this report. (There is also quite a lot of posturing from some people who frankly only care because it can be used politically.) At least one soldier has been dunned to … Continue reading

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Gifts Of Thanks

Major Elizabeth Robbins, deployed in Iraq, thanks America and Americans for the "paper love" sent to the troops deployed overseas. It means the world to the men and women serving our country in distant places. Those of us overseas know … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

Harry Patch is the very last British veteran of the trenches of World War One. (I first posted about Mr Patch when he helped kick off the annual Poppy Appeal in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset late last month.) Today Mr. Patch calls for … Continue reading

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Our Back Pages

Peter Collier reminds us that the relegation of America's heroes to the back pages of our national consciousness isn't a good thing for us. Collier knows a bit about heroes, having interviewed living Medal of Honor recipients for a book. … Continue reading

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Some Have Not

The vote of the 218 politicians in the House of Representatives yesterday proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that some have forgotten what support for the troops in time of war means. Despite all the promises before the vote that … Continue reading

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Seattle Paper Covers Watada Court

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer actually has a pretty straightforward report on the court martial of Ehren Watada. The reporters, Mike Barbar and Kery Murakami do a pretty well even handed report. There are protests and counter protests planned and giant puppet … Continue reading

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The Difference

Blackfive (Uncle Jimbo writing) brought this one to my attention. It seems William Arkin of the Washington Post's Early Warning blog took a shot at the troops who spoke out in the NBC video report I posted yesterday. Uncle Jimbo … Continue reading

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Read This

This is really important. All of you politicians, all of you fair weather supporters of the troops. This matters. Do not read beyond this point until you have read what is written over at the link. Is there a lot … Continue reading

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Grassroots Support

[My son sent me an email to be posted here. I will not link to the site he describes for rather obvious reasons.] Hello fellow readers of the Boulevard. Many apologies for the lack of posts in the past several months. … Continue reading

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The War We Have

Bryan from Hot Air has just returned from Iraq and files a report that describes the situation he saw over there. He was embedded with a unit operating out of Forward Operating Base Justice. The report he files follows very … Continue reading

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A Blog Advent Calendar

From Reader I Am  from Done With Mirrors at her personal blog site, Either End of the Curve. (Incidentally, an absolutely great catch phrase for the blog!) A musical Advent calendar and tribute to the troops at that. Great music, … Continue reading

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