Archive for February 2014

Former SEALs on Maersk Alabama Cause of Death

The AP headline, “Respiratory Failure Named In Deaths Of 2 SEALS” definitely caught my attention. Before my browser could open the story, I was wondering…Respiratory failure? Is that some sort of euphemism for strangulation? Were they somehow gassed? Poisoned? Drugged? Then, I read the article. Which lead me to this one, filed four days earlier... Read more »

Soldier Suicide There is Hope

22 a day. Some say that number is much higher, over 100 a day when all veterans are included. Even 1 a day is too many. It is an issue that everyone seems to know about, but no one really knows what to do. For too many a soldier survived life in a war zone,... Read more »

Gold Star Mothers Address Wisconsin National Guard (Dis) Honor Guard

Yesterday, a story aired on TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin about National Guardsman Teresa Harrison’s photos going viral on Facebook and the internet. In short, this soldier posted a selfie with the comment “It’s so damn cold…WHY have a funeral outside!? Somebody’s getting a jacked up flag…” A second photo was also posted, and of the... Read more »
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Super Bowl Commercial Gets Gold Star Pin

Super Bowl commercials generate as much excitement for some as the game itself. For those whose hometown teams are in this ultimate contest of America’s most popular sport, the breaks in action are time to run and answer nature’s call, grab the next course in the snack lineup or another beverage. For many others, they’d... Read more »
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    Views and opinions from the Gold Star, Military and Veteran perspective are generally different from those of the civilian world. Much of what I write is "their" stories, as told to me as the Gold Star Mother of PFC Andrew Meari, KIA 11/1/10 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. This is how I continue to honor the Oath my son took. I don't like labels or boxes as the former is insufficient to describe a person and the latter limits a person but if you insist, call me a Progressive Republican. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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