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Military December 23, 2018

The Angry Staff Officer A Letter Home from the Civil War on Christmas
By Paul Szoldra: Trump Will Remove Mattis, Replace Him With His Deputy On Jan. 1
By Dianna Cahn: No Dismissal in Court-Martial of USS Fitzgerald Commanding Officer
A military judge has ruled that statements made by the Navy’s top two flag officers, about a deadly 2017 destroyer collision, constituted apparent unlawful command influence — but not enough to merit a dismissal of the case.

The court-martial of Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the USS Fitzgerald’s former commanding officer, will go on.
New Haven Register, Conn.: Class-Action Suit Could Aid More Than 50,000 Iraq, Afghanistan War Veterans
NEW HAVEN — Through the efforts of a Yale Law School clinic, more than 50,000 U.S. Army veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are part of a newly certified class-action lawsuit that challenges the less than honorable discharges they received.

The plaintiffs are represented by the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic and co-counsel at Jenner & Block.

Military September 15, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: More than 7,000 Service Members ‘Leaning Forward’ to Aid Fellow Citizens
Department of Defense News Briefing on Preparations for Hurricane Florence by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security Kenneth P. Rapuano and Air Force General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Commander, Northern Command
Correction: The post and headline previously stated Williams was the oldest living Medal of Honor of recipient, which is incorrect. Former soldier Robert D. Maxwell, 97, is currently the oldest living recipient. Williams is actually the oldest living Marine recipient. This has been corrected and we apologize for the error.
By Paul Szoldra: The Youngest And Oldest Living Marine Medal Of Honor Recipients Met, And This Epic Photo Is The Result
Beyond humbled and honored by this moment. Hershel “Woody” Williams is the oldest living Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient. He charged the beaches of Iwo Jima during WW2. As the youngest living recipient I can only hope to one day live up to his legacy. #MOHConvention
By Lukas Mikelionis: Coast Guard Member ‘Removed’ for Making ‘Offensive’ Sign on Live TV
By Lt. Col. Dan Sukman, U.S. Army: How the Army Could Improve Field Grade Command: Follow The NFL
Week in Photos Photos By Multiple photographers DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Sept. 8-14
By Lauren McGaughy, The Dallas Morning News: More Families Are Suing The Air Force For Negligence In The 2017 Texas Church Shooting
By Richard Sisk: Paralyzed Vets Want to Crack Down on Airlines over Broken, Lost Wheelchairs
By James Barber: ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’: Faith, Marriage and the Battle Against PTSD
“Unbroken: Path to Redemption” is the movie that World War II hero Louis Zamperini really wanted everyone to see.