Military May 21, 2019

By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pfc. Leslie Bellrichard
 
Leslie Allen Bellrichard (December 4, 1941 – May 20, 1967) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.

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By Jared Keller: UNC Charlotte shooting hero awarded posthumous ROTC Medal of Heroism
 
 
 
 
Military.com | By Oriana Pawlyk: F-22s Intercept Russian Bombers, Fighter Jets Off Coast of Alaska
U.S. F-22 Raptors intercepted four Russian bombers and a pair of Su-35 Flanker-E fighter aircraft off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD.

NORAD on Tuesday said that two F-22 stealth fighters initially intercepted two Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers. Following that intercept, two more F-22s intercepted a second group of two Russian bombers flanked by two of the Sukhoi-made fighters
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While the aircraft remained in international airspace, they flew into North America’s Air Defense Identification Zone, or the airspace surrounding the United States and Canada. The ADIZ stretches roughly 200 miles off Alaska’s coast.
 
 
 
 
Military.com | By Hope Hodge Seck: Navy to Change Pilot Call Sign Protocol After Minority Aviators Report Bias
 
 
 
 
Military.com | By Patricia Kime: Supreme Court Denies Military Medical Malpractice Case Petition
The U.S. Supreme Court has elected not to hear a case that questioned why members of the U.S. military can’t sue the federal government for medical malpractice by military doctors.

In a rare display of unity between jurists of the divided court, however, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed support for granting the petition while Justice Clarence Thomas penned a dissent to the denial of the petition, Walter Daniel v. the United States.
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“Such unfortunate repercussions — denial of relief to military personnel and distortions of other areas of law to compensate — will continue to ripple through our jurisprudence as long as the Court refuses to reconsider Feres,” Thomas wrote Monday.
 
 
 
 
By Jared Keller: Green Berets parachuted over Mont Saint-Michel to honor the 75th anniversary of their Special Forces predecessors’ arrival in France
 
 
 
 
By Paul Szoldra: Top Navy official calls out government lawyers for spying on legal team of Navy SEAL accused of war crimes
 
 
 
 
By Katie Lange: NASCAR’s Hamlin Swaps Steering Wheel for Ship Helm
 
 
 
 

The last battle in Europe in the Second World War occurred seventeen days after VE day. The battles of Poljana and Odžak were the culmination of the Civil War that raged within the World War in Yugoslavia, and were representative of a world where local conflicts and the World War became intertwined, and competing factions fought to shift the balance in the late stages of the war.