Tag: Special Forces Maj. Matthew Golsteyn

Military January 10, 2020

Military.com: 7 Times Army Vet Buck Henry Revolutionized Comedy; Police Investigate Officer Accused of Killing Vet’s Service Dog; Marine Vet Lawmaker Tells Military to Question the Orders They’re Given by Trump; Unidentified Planes Hit Iraqi Militiamen in Syria, Killing 8 and more ->
Task & Purpose: 2 airmen found dead in dorms at Spangdahlem Air Base; ‘He just radiated love’ — Army recruiter killed in Alabama shooting; Former Green Beret pardoned for murder loses first round in fight to get his Special Forces tab back; Army 2nd Lt. accused of running guns for ‘high-level’ drug trafficker; Videos show a Russian warship getting way too close to a US Navy destroyer in the Arabian Sea and more ->
DOD: Veterans, Officials Mark 75th Anniversary of Key WWII Battle; They’ve Got Your Back: A Sniper’s Role Is Crucial; DOD Marks 20th Anniversary of Trafficking Victims Protection Act and more ->



Military November 27, 2019

Military.com: Fort Hood Army Personnel Called in to Dispose of Live Mortar Round Brought to Pawn Shop; No Evidence Marine Gunnery Sgt. Killed by Friendly Fire, Officials Say; ‘Frogman Against Frogman’: Case Against SEAL Sparks Debate; The New ‘Monuments Men:’ These Soldiers Will Help Protect Treasures in Combat Zones;
Task & Purpose: A new Vietnam War film tells a story of battlefield heroism, and the desperate fight to see it recognized; Former Special Forces soldier acquitted of child sexual assault charges; Former Green Beret pardoned by Trump for alleged murder wants his Distinguished Service Cross back; A Marine veteran is suing Kentucky over his right to rock an ‘INFDL’ license plate and more ->
DOD: Defense Official Welcomes Bosnia-Herzegovina’s President to Pentagon; Task Force Curbs Technology Theft to Keep Joint Force Strong and more ->
By R. Tyson Smith, The War Horse: A Long-Awaited Reunion




Military December 13, 2018

That’ll Do, Sully, That’ll Do
By Jared Keller: ‘He Was A Warrior’ — Watch Airmen Hold An Emotional Viking Funeral For Fallen Combat Controller Dylan Elchin
By Kip Hill The Spokesman Review: She Spent Decades Trying To Find The WWII Veteran Father She Never Met. Then She Tried A DNA Kit
By Jeremy Schwartz, Austin American-Statesman: Deported To Mexico, An Army Veteran Finally Returns Home In Death
Torres, who died Saturday, returned to the United States this week, to be buried Thursday in the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. He was 64.

“He’s finally coming home,” said his sister, Norma Torres Treviño. “It’s not how we wanted, but he’ll be home.”
By Asia Fields, the Seattle Times: She Flew Helicopters In Iraq. Now She’s The Army’s Woman On The International Space Station
By Jeff Schogol: Army Charges Green Beret With Murder For Killing Suspected Taliban Bomb-Maker In 2010
In a statement to Task & Purpose last month, Golsteyn said the allegations him have already been resolved.

“This vindictive abuse of power must know no limit,” he said. “My hope is that Army leadership will stop this vindictive plan and effect the retirement that is pending.”
By Matthew Cox: A Helo Crash Killed Their Crew Chief. Now 2 Surviving Soldiers Are Suing The Manufacturer
By Oriana Pawlyk: Navy Achieves New F-35 Fighter Jet Milestone on USS Carl Vinson
By Nikki Wentling: Rolling Thunder to End Annual Memorial Day Ride in DC after 2019
The Angry Staff Officer Sgt. Rick: Are Systems Access Restrictions Marginalizing Reservists and Guardsmen?
Military.com: Louis Zamperini’s ‘Path to Redemption’

Louis Silvie Zamperini (January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014) was an American World War II veteran, a Christian evangelist and an Olympic distance runner, best known for being a Japanese prisoner of war survivor.

Zamperini took up running in high school and qualified for the US in the 5,000 m race for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1941, he was commissioned into the United States Army Air Forces as a lieutenant. He served as a bombardier in B-24 Liberators in the Pacific. On a search and rescue mission, mechanical difficulties forced Zamperini’s plane to crash in the ocean. After drifting at sea for 46–47 days (island spotted on the 46th, and arrived on 47th) he landed on the Japanese occupied Marshall Islands and was captured. He was taken to a prison camp in Japan where he was tortured. Following the war he initially struggled to overcome his ordeal.

Later he became a Christian Evangelist with a strong belief in forgiveness. Since 1952 he devoted himself to at-risk youth which his family continues today. Zamperini is the subject of three biographical films: Unbroken (2014), Captured by Grace (2015), and Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018 sequel to Unbroken, 2014).