Doyle - USMC for 22yrs. served in Vietnam and Desert Storm.
Sue - Working with Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard and Veterans for over 35yrs.
#1 Son - Active Duty Army MSG. Served 2 tours in Iraq, Medi' vact'd from Iraq on second tour - Bronze Star - Purple Heart
Daughter - Married to former Army National Guard Sgt.
#2 Son - Former Army Reserve SSG. Served 1 tour in Afghanistan - Bronze Star w/ "V" for Vallor
#3 Son - Active Duty Marine GySgt. Served 1 tour (so far) in Iraq currently waiting to hear if he was selected for Warrant Officer Program.
currently 13 Grandchildren - 2 Great Grandchildren
Doyle (GySgt-USMC-Ret) & Sue's Blog
Posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:28pm
Posted on March 19, 2009 at 12:48pm
A posting from my Marine web site.
The outrage of the morning: the Department of the Navy has given Congressman John Murtha a “Distinguished Service” award. Yes, that’s the same John Murtha who accused the Haditha Marines of being murderers without evidence, before their trial, then refused to apologize when all charges against them were dropped.
Here’s a petition to try to reverse this utterly unmerited award:
To: Secretary of the Navy
Posted on March 19, 2009 at 12:00pm
It is not surprising to me, that there are many grass roots efforts all across our great Country that are rising up to fight for our rights as Americans. Another group that has just sprung up is Oath Keepers. According to their web site, they are teaming up with many like organizations, Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard and Veterans to fight the good fight and protect the rights given us under the Constitution of the United States, and to prevent those who would take them away from… Continue
Posted on March 18, 2009 at 11:06am
For any who have not read Col. Riley's letter to Gen. Shinseki, you should go to Col. Riley's Corner and read it. I am a Service connected Combat Veteran. I support the Col.'s position 110 %. When you apply for Hospital benefits with the VA, you already have to tell them how much you earn. That helps them determine how much of a co-payment you must make. The VA also wants to know if you have any private insurance ie.. Blue Cross, Blue Shield. VA and the insurance company then fight about who is… Continue
Posted on March 17, 2009 at 10:46am
Where are ALL of the Veteran Groups? We in the Veteran community and the military, have a very large voting block. If we ALL came together, we could change things in Washington (Disneyland East). Secretary Gates has just said that he plans to cut back on appropriations for defense spending. He says that his decision is based on meetings he had with the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He plans to cut funding for Ships, Planes and Armored Tactical Vehicles. This does not make any sense to me as a… Continue