Military March 30, 2019

By Bill Wagner: Joe Bellino, Navy’s First Heisman Trophy Winner, Dies at 81
Joseph Michael Bellino (March 13, 1938 – March 28, 2019) was an American football halfback who won the Heisman Trophy in 1960 playing for the United States Naval Academy and later played in the American Football League (AFL) for the Boston Patriots.[1] He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

Task & Purpose: Trump: Navy SEAL accused of war crimes being moved to ‘less restrictive confinement’
By Amy Bushatz: Petty Officer Awarded First Coast Guard Medal Since 2016 for Heroism in Vegas Shooting

A petty officer currently stationed at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is the first Coast Guardsman since 2016 to be awarded the prestigious Coast Guard Medal for heroism.
By Lolita C. Baldor: Parris Island Officials Unsure if USMC Will Fully Integrate Boot Camp
By Patricia Kime: American Legion to Congress: Don’t Replace POW/MIA flags with Transgender Banners
The National Center for Transgender Equality sent flags to all members of Congress to commemorate the International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31. According to media reports, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, swapped out their POW/MIA flags for the banners.
By Patricia Kime: Vets in Congress Introduce Bill to Protect Gold Star Spouse Benefits
By Sarah Elms And Lauren Lindstrom, The Toledo Blade: Veteran sues University of Toledo for allegedly disclosing PTSD and portraying him as a safety threat
By Haley Britzky: For the first time in history, a state National Guard command team is all women
By Jim Garamone Thomas Passes Special Operations Command Reins to Clarke
By David Vergun: Nation Recognizes Vietnam Veterans in Annual Observance
By David Vergun: Rosie the Riveter Inspired Women to Serve in World War II

By Jeff Schogol: Dakota Meyer explains why he hates his Medal of Honor