Videos: Richard Arvin Overton October 15, 2017

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Richard Arvin Overton (born May 11, 1906) is an American supercentenarian who at age 111 years, 155 days is the oldest verified surviving U.S. war veteran and the oldest living man in the United States. He is a veteran of World War II who served with the United States Army. In 2013 he was honored by President Barack Obama.[2][3][4][5] He currently resides in Austin, Texas.

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Quotes October 13, 2017


Though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…
~ Psalm 23:4 KJV Bible
 
 
 
 
Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
General George Marshall
 
 
 
 
If you don’t succeed…attack again.
Lt Col. Ralph Huber
 
 
 
 
In war, only the simple succeeds.
Field Marshal Paul Von Hindenburg
 
 
 
 
Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, and brains save both.
Erwin Rommel

 
 
 
 
​Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Plato

Images October 13, 2017


Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during an event where NASA introduced 12 new astronaut candidates at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Seven candidates are service members: Army Maj. Frank Rubio, a battalion surgeon for 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick, Former Navy SEAL Jonny Kim, Air Force Lt. Col. Raja Chari, Marine Corps Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli, Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Bob Hines and Navy Lt. Kayla Barron. After completing two years of training, the new astronaut candidates could be assigned to missions performing research on the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft built by commercial companies, and launching on deep space missions on NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket.
(NASA photo by James Blair)


 
 
 
 

U.S. Soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska, set off smoke grenades during Northern Edge 2017 May 10, 2017, at Fort Greely, Alaska. The smoke was used by the Soldiers to mark the completion of one of the objectives needed to regain the port the simulated port they were taking.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson)


 
 
 
 

Fort Bragg
Silver Star and Purple Heart
Master Sgt. Delorean M. Sheridan smiles at his daughter, Kinsley, while Staff Sgt. Christopher G. Baradat and Tech. Sgt. Jeremy C. Whiddon look on during a 21st Special Tactics Squadron awards ceremony, presided by Lt. Gen. Eric E. Fiel, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, Jan. 10, 2014. Sheriden was awarded the Silver Star medal for heroically distinguishing himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States in Wardak province, Afghanistan, March 11, 2013. Baradat was awarded the Silver Star medal for heroically distinguishing himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States in Sono Valley, Sheltan District, Kunar province, Afghanistan, on April 6, 2013. Whiddon was awarded the Purple Heart medal for wounds received in action, May 29, 2013.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Krause)


 
 
 
 

Georgia National Guard
878th Task Force Dynamite
VALHALLA, Afghanistan, August 11, 2013 – Georgia Guardsmen from the 878th Task Force Dynamite stand in formation in Afghanistan


 
 
 
 

US Air Force
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U.S. Army Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, N.C., take a quick rest before assuming security of the perimeter of The Troussaint Louverture International Airport, Haiti, Jan. 17, 2010, in response to the earthquake that devastated much the country. The soldiers are resting outside because they gave up their tent so it could be used to assist injured Haitians.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russell E. Cooley IV)

FYI Military October 10, 2017


 
 
 
 

Cold War Recognition Certificate

The Cold War Recognition Certificate is a recognition certificate awarded by the Secretary of Defense to all U.S. Armed Forces personnel and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era, which is defined as September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991.[1][2] Anyone who served in the military or the Federal Government during this period is authorized to receive the certificate.
 
 
 
 
By Andrew Kirell: The Secret History of Nazi Creek, Alaska

Quotes October 06, 2017

Obstinacy is a fault of temperament. Stubbornness and intolerance of contradiction result from a special kind of egotism.
Carl von Clausewitz,
military leader

 
 
 
 
Ah, these diplomats! What chatterboxes! There’s only one way to shut them up – cut them down with machine guns. Bulganin, go and get me one!
Joseph Stalin – As reported by De Gaulle during a long meeting.
 
 
 
 
Shortly before World War I, the German Kaiser was the guest of the Swiss government to observe military maneuvers. The Kaiser asked a Swiss militiaman: “You are 500,000 and you shoot well, but if we attack with 1,000,000 men what will you do?” The soldier replied: “Shoot twice and go home.”
 
 
 
 
Dec. 23, 1944 – “Battle of the Bulge” – An entire U.S. armored division was retreating from the Germans in the Ardennes forest when a sergeant in a tank destroyer spotted an American digging a foxhole. The GI, PFC Martin, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, looked up and asked, “Are you looking for a safe place?” “Yeah” answered the tanker. “Well, buddy,” he drawled, “just pull your vehicle behind me…I’m the 82nd Airborne, and this is as far as the bastards are going.”
 
 
 
 
In 2000, Army specialist Jeff Lewis was sent to Fort Bragg on a parachute jump with no training save for a one day refresher course. Despite stepping out of the plane on the wrong foot and twisting his gear up, he managed to make the jump safely. When asked about it later, he replied “The US Army said I was airborne qualified, and I wasn’t going to question it.”
 
 
 
 
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f**k with me, I’ll kill you all.”
General Mattis
 
 
 
 
“If there is a god, he’ll have to beg for my forgiveness”
Written on the walls of a concentration camp by an anonymous victim of the Nazis.