General Petraeus on the military today...

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Thanks to my fellow veterans: I remember the day I found out I got into  West Point .  My Mom actually showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of class. She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up my admission letter.

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Now back to our POW liberators. .

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    "Four Doolittle Raiders Located"   Maj. Ray Nichol was the ideal man for the strange task ahead of him. Towering over the Japanese, he took charge of the situation from the beginning as he confronted the commanding officer of the field. "I am Major Nichol, United States Army," he announ

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Te Retired Enlisted Association 9-29-14

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FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED September 29, 2014 This is the time of the year that news will be coming out from campaigns around the country; battles in the Middle East; programs being created to try and stop the spread of Ebola but less dramatic news coming out directly from Washington.

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We start a new chapter in our book. . .

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    "Four Doolittle Raiders Located"   Light rain pelted T. Sgt. Nestor Jacot in the face as he tapped out a coded message on the portable high-frequency radio transmitter in Peking in August, 1945. Beside him S. Sgt. Dick Hamada vigorously turned the hand crank on the power generator. Aro

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Now back to our POWs.

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              Forty Months of Hell   A high point in the long months of imprisonment was reached on Christmas Day, 1944. Some strange fighter planes the prisoners could not identify roared over the prison headed for oil refineries and storage tanks nearby. Explosions followed, interspe

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  • General Petraeus on the military today… - Thanks to my fellow veterans: I remember the day I found out I got into  West Point .  My Mom actually showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of class. She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up my admission letter.  […]
  • Now back to our POW liberators. . -     “Four Doolittle Raiders Located”   Maj. Ray Nichol was the ideal man for the strange task ahead of him. Towering over the Japanese, he took charge of the situation from the beginning as he confronted the commanding officer of the field. “I am Major Nichol, United States Army,” he announced authoritatively. “I wish […]
  • Te Retired Enlisted Association 9-29-14 - FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED September 29, 2014 This is the time of the year that news will be coming out from campaigns around the country; battles in the Middle East; programs being created to try and stop the spread of Ebola but less dramatic news coming out directly from Washington. That means some […]
  • We start a new chapter in our book. . . -     “Four Doolittle Raiders Located”   Light rain pelted T. Sgt. Nestor Jacot in the face as he tapped out a coded message on the portable high-frequency radio transmitter in Peking in August, 1945. Beside him S. Sgt. Dick Hamada vigorously turned the hand crank on the power generator. Around these two American soldiers […]
  • Now back to our POWs. -               Forty Months of Hell   A high point in the long months of imprisonment was reached on Christmas Day, 1944. Some strange fighter planes the prisoners could not identify roared over the prison headed for oil refineries and storage tanks nearby. Explosions followed, interspersed with machine gun fire. […]
  • Cape Cod Veterans - October Newsletter Very busy summer for our organization.  August 28th we finished the last part of the Disabled Veterans home in Hyannis, the picture window and 3 others were replaced. Much thanks to Barnstable Sheriff’s Dept. and Nauset Disposal for their help. A full listing of costs associated with this work, (materials, coffee and lunch […]
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  • Collings Foundation September eNews - Hello everyone,  I don’t how many of you might be interested in this but here it is.  I was going to attend this but sad to say I will be Camping in Conn. that weekend.  For those of you out of State——————not too late to get on the road. If you cannot view the images […]
  • VA Updates Disability Claims Application - VA Updates Disability Claims Application 09/24/2014 01:00 AM EDT The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve Veterans, families and survivors. Standardizing the process by which Veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for Veterans and their survivors to clearly […]
  • Veterans trust dedicate 100th memorial carillon - Thursday, September 4, 2014 AMVETS, Kentucky Veterans trust dedicate 100th memorial carillon in Greenup County Post to Twitter Post to Facebook 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 Send via Gmail Send via E-mail program A memorial carillon was dedicated recently at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County. The bell […]
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  • VFW Action Corps Weekly 9-26-14 - In This Issue: 1. DOD Expands Military Financial Protections 2. Camp Lejeune Care Update 3. Campaign and Election Update1. DOD Expands Military Financial Protections: The Department of Defense today announced a regulation proposal that will reduce predatory lending practices, expand protections provided service members by closing loopholes in current rules, and ensure military families receive […]
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  • Now back to our book and the remaining 5 Doolittle Raider POWs. . - In Kiangwan Prison, the remaining five prisoners were unaware that their buddies had been executed. Still in solitary confinement, each was trying to maintain his sanity against the loneliness and uncertainty. While Hallmark, Farrow, and Spatz were being executed, the other five were roused out of their cells and marched to the same room where […]
  • Final Regulations for Camp Lejeune Veteransand Their Families - 1 Publication of Final Regulations Fact Sheet Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans and Payment or Reimbursement for Certain Medical Expenses for Camp Lejeune Family Members September 23, 2014 Summary: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to providing the best care for Veterans and families related to Camp Lejeune historical […]