Military June 08, 2019

The Philadelphia Inquirer | By Mensah M. Dean: An Army Veteran, LGBT Leader Found Dead in Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office
By Ryan Pickrell, Business Insider: An Army veteran’s family wants answers after he died in jail and his brain, heart, and throat were mysteriously removed
A pathologist hired by the family, who believes the narrative surrounding Palmer’s death is suspicious, reportedly determined he was the victim of a homicide.

One particularly troubling thing is that when the body was turned over to the family, it was badly bruised, and several of his body parts — namely his brain, heart, and throat — were missing. | By Hope Hodge Seck: Fallujah Vet Will Be First Living Medal of Honor Recipient from Iraq War
David S. Bellavia, 43, of Batavia, New York, will have his Silver Star upgraded to the highest military award for valor in a June 25 ceremony at the White House, a source close to Bellavia confirmed to The news of the award was first posted at the American Legion’s Burn Pit blog Thursday and then confirmed by Army Times. The White House is expected to announce the award next week. | By Matthew Cox: Army Selects First Female General to Command Infantry Division | By Patricia Kime: His Suicide Note Was a Message to the Navy. The Way He Died Was the Exclamation Point
Editor’s Note: This article contains a description of suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, the Veterans Crisis Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-273-8255, press 1. Services also are available online at or by text, 838255.
By David Vergun: WWII Veteran Shares Memories From Normandy Invasion
Greek, U.S. Defense Leaders Meet at Pentagon
By Jim Garamone: Remembrance Important to D-Day Veterans
By Jim Garamone: Chairman: Alliance Building is a Lesson of Normandy Invasion