Tag: Army Pfc. Vanessa Guillen

Military July 21, 2020

Military.com: As Court-Martial Continues, Naval Academy Midshipman Found Not Guilty of Attempted Sexual Assault; Former Airman Reality Winner, Imprisoned for Leaking Government Secrets, Tests Positive for COVID-19; Former Army Medic Gets Second Silver Star Over 50 Years After Saving 10 in Vietnam; Soldier Vanessa Guillen’s Murder Now a Rallying Cry for Lawmakers; Daughter of Coast Guard’s Top Enlisted Leader Awarded Lifesaving Medal for Water Rescue; Severely Disabled Veterans Will Soon Be Eligible for Bigger Adaptive Housing Grants and more ->

Task & Purpose: How a Pennsylvania veterans nursing home failed residents during a COVID-19 outbreak; That time Robin Williams had the perfect response when troops in Kuwait interrupted his comedy show and more ->

DOD: Sports Heroes Who Served: Baseball Legend Brooks Robinson; Army Sponsorship Program Helps Ease Transition for Soldiers, Families and more ->

The Angry Staff Officer: Put Down Clausewitz, Pick Up Pratchett






Military July 01, 2020

Military.com: 1 Suspect Dead, 1 in Custody in Connection with Pfc. Vanessa Guillen’s Disappearance; Army Increases Reward to $25K in Death of Fort Bragg Paratrooper; Woman Who Faked Death After Cheating VA Out of $300,000 Now Headed to Prison and more ->
Task & Purpose: F-16CM pilot killed in latest Air Force crash; Civilian suspect taken into custody during search for missing Fort Hood soldier; Unidentified human remains found during investigation into missing Fort Hood soldier; Family of dead Marine says US ‘absolutely’ needs to launch investigation into Taliban attack with suspected Russian ties; ’40 Thieves on Saipan’ — New book recounts epic struggle of Marine snipers in WWII and more ->
DOD: Hall of Fame Pitcher, Olympic Champion Sprinter Both Served in the Military; Face of Defense: From Peru to U.S. Navy Chief; Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan and more ->
By Michael Stahl, Narratively: The Deadliest Marksman’s Cold, Brave Stand Eighty years ago, a freezing Finnish farm boy took aim at the unstoppable Red Army — and became the greatest sharpshooter the world has ever seen.





Military June 30, 2020

Carlton Reiner[3] (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020)
Military service
In 1943, Reiner was drafted into the Army Air Forces and served during World War II, eventually achieving the rank of corporal. He had initially trained to be a radio operator, but after spending three months in the hospital recovering from pneumonia, he was sent to Georgetown University for ten months of training as a French interpreter; it was here that he had his first experience as a director, putting on a Molière play entirely in French. In 1944, after completing language training, he was sent to Hawaii to work as a teleprinter operator. The night before he was scheduled to ship out for an unknown assignment, he attended a production of Hamlet by the Special Services entertainment unit. Following an audition for actor and Major Maurice Evans, he was subsequently transferred to Special Services. Over the following two years, Reiner performed around the Pacific theater, entertaining troops in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima until he was honorably discharged in 1946.[12]

Task & Purpose: Service members are sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault using #IAmVanessaGuillen; He was the first Black Marine pilot, but his hometown still got his name wrong;
Military.com: Sen. Warren: Revoke Medals of Honor Awarded to Troops in ‘Wounded Knee’ Massacre; Major Space Force Units to Be Called Deltas, Officials Announce and more ->
DOD: Fort Knox Safety Official Donates Plasma to Help Others Fight COVID-19; Air Force Spouse Creates Face Masks for People With Disabilities and more ->
By Jake Rossen, Mental Floss: The Teenage Girl Gang That Seduced and Killed Nazis In the 1940s, sisters Freddie and Truus Oversteegen used their unassuming profile as teenagers to ambush and kill Nazis in the Netherlands.