House approves bills for Veteran’s Care/past benefits denied Merchant Marines of WWII

House OKs Boost to Vets’ Mental Care Associated Press | July 31, 2007

WASHINGTON – The House took steps Monday to improve counseling and care for the tens of thousands of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.The bill, one of four veterans bills passed by the House, requires the Veterans Affairs Department to provide outreach and mental health services to veterans of the two campaigns. The VA secretary is also directed to contract with community mental health centers in areas not adequately served by the VA. Read the rest of this entry »

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When the World Dials 911

Disaster strikes a world away
We get the call, what do we say?
We move at once, to ease their plight,
To aid them through their darkest night.
But come shrill cries from carping Press,
That’s not enough to fix this mess.
We know that, fools, but give us room,
To counter Mother Nature’s doom. Read the rest of this entry »

Aware, Alert American-Greatest play in baseball

Comrades & Sisters:

The greatest play in Major league baseball occurred on April 25, 1976. Do you know where it happened? Who made it? The teams involved? you will enjoy this.

Yours in Comradeship
Dick Woltman
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Suffolk County Council

Rick Monday Saved the Flag 30 Years Ago

The Associated Press
Saturday, April 22, 2006; 8:59 PM

LOS ANGELES — Rick Monday never tires of answering questions about that memorable day 30 years ago, when he performed his own Patriot Act and unwittingly became an icon to millions of American war heroes and their loved ones. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Seabees deliver good will”

BZ!:) to Nick for all the work he and his Seabees do for so many here at home and overseas.

With compassion for others, “We Build – We Fight” for peace with freedom

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“A brick wall of protection”

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Thanks for fighting, here’s your bill and Veteran sues the VA

The above links will take you to some links/articles that report the practice of billing the military men/women for “lost” or damaged equipment (this includes body armor that incurred damage as the servicemen suffered injuries… (!)


Many are aware that a Veteran is suing the VA for lack of support/services, delays and more… Veterans for Common Sense filed a class action law suit 7/23/07 on behalf of all the Veterans: here are some links to that:


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Tribute to Military Working Dog (MWD) Teams

Semper Fi

When God created a United States Marine, it was into the sixth day of overtime.

An angel appeared and said, “You’re having a lot of trouble with this one. What’s wrong with the standard model?”

And the Lord replied, “Have you seen the specs on this order?”

“It has to be able to think independently, yet be able to take orders; have the qualities of both a military mind and a compassionate heart; be a leader of junior Marines and learn from seniors; run on black coffee; handle critical ops without a Military Procedure Manual; be able to manage a difficult subordinate, an irate supervisor and a demanding OIC; have the patience of a saint and six pairs of hands, not to mention the strength of three its size.”

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands – no way!”

And the Lord answered, “Don’t worry, we’ll make other Marines to help. Besides, it’s not the hands which are causing the problem. It’s the heart.

It must swell with pride when other Marines do well, sustain the incredible hardship of combat, beat on soundly when it’s too tired to do so, and be strong enough to continue to carry on when he’s given all he’s had.”

“Lord,” said the angel touching the Lord’s sleeve gently, “Come to bed!”

“I can’t,” said the Lord. “I’m so close to creating something unique. Already I have one who can complete a 26-mile forced march with full pack, handle a 45 and an M16 with astounding accuracy, conduct land navigation in the dark, and operate field communications.”

The angel circled the model of the Marine very slowly. “It’s too serious,” she sighed.

“But tough,” said the Lord excitedly, “You cannot imagine what this Marine can do or endure.”

“Can it feel?” asked the angel.

“Can it feel!” replied the Lord. “It loves the Corps and country like no other!”

Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the Marine’s cheek.

“There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you you’re trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord. “That’s a tear.”
“What’s it for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, frustration, pain, loneliness and pride.”

“You’re a genius!” exclaimed the angel.

The Lord looked at her somberly and replied, “I didn’t put it there.”

Being a Marine isn’t everything…it’s the ONLY thing.

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have made a difference in the world. Marines don’t have that problem.” President Ronald
Reagan , 1985

“Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because
Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean.
They’re aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They’ve
got really short hair and they always go for the throat.” [RAdm.
“Jay” R. Stark, USN; 10 November 1995]

“Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the American Marines.” ~Captured North Korean Major

“There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.”
Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

“The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!”
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945

VA Must Pay Agent Orange Victims

Family Support Links

Hello, I am wondering if our organization would be able to have a link posted on your website — also if we may post a link back to your website on our website.

Connecticut Blue Star Mothers Read the rest of this entry »

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