Tag: Ret. retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins

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.
Military.com | 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 Military.com. 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.
Military.com | By Matthew Cox: Army Selects First Female General to Command Infantry Division
Military.com | 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 www.veteranscrisisline.net 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


Military July 25, 2018

By Richard Sisk, Military.com: A Medal of Honor Recipient Describes How He Was Saved By A Tiger And A Sawed-Off Shotgun
Bennie G. Adkins (born February 1, 1934) is a retired United States Army soldier and recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions in March 1966 during the Vietnam War. From March 9-12, 1966 Adkins distinguished himself during a 38-hour close-combat battle against North Vietnamese Army forces during the Battle of A Shau. At the time of the cited action, Adkins was a sergeant first class serving as an Intelligence Sergeant with Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces.[1]

By Stacy Bare: PTSD: It’s Not Just for Veterans Anymore
By Marine Corps Sgt. David Staten Defense Media Activity: Orlando Has a Military Resort, And This Marine Reviewed It
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz 386th Air Expeditionary Wing: Face of Defense: Airman’s Lifesaving Act Leads to Physician Assistant Career
By Navy Seaman Michael Prusiecki, USS Nimitz: Face of Defense: Navy Father, Daughter Enjoy Serving Together
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S., Australia Hold Consultations on Indo-Pacific Defense, Economic Development
By James Clark: Marine Raiders’ Reunion Breathes New Life Into The Corps’ ‘Old Breed’
By Jared Keller: Watch Afghan Special Forces’ All-Female Platoon Train To Kick Ass And Take Names