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Dec 26, 2011 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Baghdad— He rarely leaves his house. He's been shot at by gunmen in a passing car. He gets death threats over the phone. "Traitor," the callers say. "American agent." Tariq, 27, is a quick-witted, tech-savvy Iraqi who tosses off idiomatic American English phrases such as "I'm outta here" and "That's ...

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Dec 26, 2011 15 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(AP) - SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Police on Monday arrested the suspect in a shooting that critically wounded a soldier at his Southern California homecoming party after he survived a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan. Police said Ruben Ray Jurado, 19, was being sought in the attempted murder of 22-year-old Christopher Sullivan before turning himself ...

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Dec 26, 2011 12 Comments ›› Angelia

Well the war in Iraq is officially over. For some of us though it will never end... some will be forever haunted by their memories of their time there. Some will forever hold the brotherhoods they made there near to their hearts. And still other will carry the pain of lost loved ones with them ...

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Dec 26, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

The Telegraph: Their single, Wherever You Are, sold 556,000 copies in the last week, more than the rest of the top 12 combined, the Official Charts Company said. Gareth Malone formed the group for BBC2 programme The Choir, which climaxed with the group performing at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. ...

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Dec 26, 2011 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Ruben Ray Jurado, 19 Los Angeles Times: San Bernardino police have released the name of a man wanted in a shooting that critically wounded a Purple Heart recipient who was home on leave for Christmas. Ruben Ray Jurado, 19, of San Bernardino shot the soldier, 22-year-old Christopher Sullivan, at a welcome-home party in Sullivan's honor Friday night, police ...

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Dec 26, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Christopher Sullivan, 22, who survived an attack by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan last December, always wanted to make sure his mother and four siblings had new clothes and nice meals. He was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot at a welcome-home party in San Bernardino. Los Angeles Times: As the oldest brother in a single-parent ...

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Dec 25, 2011 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Times: Three months after President Obama lifted the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military, Pentagon officials say heterosexual troops are adjusting well to the new policy. However, critics say they are just following orders, and many are complaining privately. On the Joint Chiefs of Staff, even the most outspoken opponent of lifting the ban said ...

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Dec 25, 2011 3 Comments ›› Angelia

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Dec 24, 2011 12 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 24, 2011 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

San Bernadino Sun: SAN BERNARDINO - Christopher Sullivan survived a suicide bombing while serving a tour in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army last December. Now his family is on pins and needles again, after a gunman shot Sullivan during his welcome-home party Friday in San Bernardino. "My son didn't deserve this. He served his country," said ...

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Dec 24, 2011 2 Comments ›› Angelia

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Dec 24, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

(AP) FORT HOOD, Texas - 1st Sgt. Scott Dawson has spent several Christmases overseas during four deployments to Iraq, but he arrived home for this holiday Saturday — and he and his family hope it's for good. Dawson was among the very last U.S. combat soldiers to leave Iraq a week ago. Members of ...

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Dec 24, 2011 3 Comments ›› Angelia

I know this one has been around but I want you all to remember those here on the homefront who are making sacrifices this holiday season also. They too are amazing "warriors"

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Dec 24, 2011 1 Comment ›› Angelia

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Dec 24, 2011 4 Comments ›› Angelia

Blessed are the peace keepers...

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Dec 24, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: A deserving military family walked into a Home Depot last week and left with a $20,000 gift certificate for home repairs. The store employees, in their signature orange aprons, crowded around the entrance of their Salt Lake City location -- waiting to give the Dilley family, the best Christmas they've had in a long time. This ...

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Dec 23, 2011 8 Comments ›› Angelia

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Dec 23, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

A Pakistani security officer examines a U.S. surveillance drone that crashed in the town of Chaman near the Afghan border in August. Los Angeles Times: In an effort to mend badly frayed relations with Pakistan, the CIA has suspended drone missile strikes on gatherings of low-ranking militants believed to be involved in cross-border attacks on U.S. troops ...

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Dec 23, 2011 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Three-year-old Jacob Jones holds his 'daddy ornament' on Friday. Wall Street Journal: This Christmas, Donna Jones is doing her best to avoid heartwarming scenes of military homecomings. It's not easy: Thousands of troops are reuniting with their families in a blur of on-camera kisses, and she works on a military base. "There are all these holiday homecomings, and ...

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Dec 23, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 23, 2011 27 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Inside the medevac helicopter in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Cpl. Burness Britt bleeds profusely from his neck. He and two other Marines have just been hit by shrapnel, with Britt's injuries the most serious. The medevac crew chief clutches one of Britt's blood-covered hands as he is given oxygen. I take hold ...

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Dec 23, 2011 24 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Daily Caller: The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has announced that the Department of Defense will now allow Muslim and Sikh students participating in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) to wear headscarves and turbans while in uniform. The decision, announced Thursday, followed an October incident in which Muslim teen Demin Zawity quit JROTC when ...

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Dec 22, 2011 5 Comments ›› Angelia

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