Heather and her young son grasp tightly to their memories of a marine.
At the end of March, just a few weeks before he was to come back home from his 2nd service in the Middle East which he was a volunteer for, he was shot and killed while on duty. His name was Marc Golczynski. While the funeral was going on his child came up to take the American flag. The look on this young boy's face is something that has become a symbol for soldiers and their families.
When a news agency asked him about his father he said, "He was a real hero. He served our country." This soldier's devotion to America left his son without a dad. Even after all that pain his son still wants to be in the military.
Iraqi war veteran was killed buying an iPad through Craigslist by the sellers, brothers in Indianapolis. The iPad was intended to be a Christmas gift for a parent in his family. The murderers were only 18 and 19 years old on the west side of Indianapolis. Sadly, the deceased, James Vester, just 32 years old, was a father of one year old baby boy. He served in the Indiana National Guard as well as being deployed to the Iraqi war zone.
James Vester's fellow National Guard members all know he was a dedicated Soldier for 12 years and proud father. To help his family they have started a fundraiser, donations can be given at www.YouCaring.com. Sergeant Major Williams, Tony, said, "He had a huge heart and he was the type of person you could depend on." R.I.P.
The two brothers, Tyshaune Kincade (18) and Tyron Kincade (19) are being held without bond in the Marion County Jail. On Monday they were charged with robbery and murder for shooting James Vester to death on Wednesday in a parking lot located in the west side of Indianapolis.
In the Second World War Dirk J. Vlug, and American soldier of the US Army left a path of destruction still to this day unequaled by his peers. His feat was almost unbelievable. On 15th of December, 1944, an ordinary private 1st class Dirk J. Vlug from one of the Infantry Regiments single-handedly demolished five enemy tanks. Here is how this incredible feat went down:
-He advanced without cover and came under enemy fire (37-mm machine gun). He was carrying a rocket launcher. He carried with him six rounds of ammunition.
- After loading up the rocket launcher, he put the first tank to waste. With just a single round the enemy tank was destroyed and all those poor souls inside were killed immediately.
-The crew of the second enemy tank started out to where he was stationed for his attack. He killed one by firing his pistol. The others headed back to the tank. With the second round, he shot at the tank and totally destroyed it.
-Three tanks rolled up to put end to the destruction. He flanked the first one that came. It was destroyed as well.
-Under heavy enemy fire he pressed on and destroyed one more enemy tank.
-He used his land round of ammunition to strike the last tank. It crashed onto a steep embankment and was destroyed.
To summarize, Vlug managed to singlehandedly annihilate five enemy tanks. He acted on his own to accomplish the mission that was assigned to his whole battalion.
One year later, on 26th of June, 1946, Dirk John Vlug was presented the prestigious Medal of Honor.
Dirk John Vlug died a hero in 1996. Rest in Peace.
Do you have any heroic story that can top this one?
The federal government shutdown gives an adverse and negative result to some families whose loved ones are killed for the service of the nation. They will not receive the assistance and aid from the government to cover the cost of funeral and other expenses entitled to them by the death of their beloved. The denial of support brings more pain and suffering to the family.
Over the weekend, five U.S. service members were slayed in Afghanistan and their families were informed that they will not receive the $100,000.00 for burial expenses and death gratuity. Generally this benefit is received within 36 hours from the time of death. The money is used to help the surviving family needs until they recuperate. The amount is also used to augment the budget of flying to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to view the remains of their loved ones in flag-draped caskets.
According to Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations, the government in Washington is not in session, however, we are still requiring people to go to war for us. And if something happens, the rest of the families are left hanging.
What are your thoughts?
On late Saturday night the newlywed couple William Riley and her wife Nikki was driving on their way to hotel for honeymoon when they stopped and helped a woman whose car had slid off in the snow according to County (Ind.) Sheriff's Office.
According to Nikki, her husband is very caring and he is willing to help anyone who is in need.
Nikki stayed in the car and only William got off and helped the 42 year old woman named Linda Darlington told the police. While helping the woman, another car struck William and Linda and two other cars following were also hit. The pair and they were both killed instantly.
Nikki the wife of William, a registered nurse heard loud bump and went out to help but was too late according to Sun-Times.
William Knight and Linda Darlington were pronounced dead on the scene and both died of blunt force trauma told the Lake County Coroner office.
The drivers of the cars involved in the mishap stayed in the scene but no charges had been filed.
William Knight is a retired U.S. Army Ranger and he left two daughters, a stepdaughter and a stepson. Nikki, the bride is still in state of shock. It was a nightmare she said.
Rest In Peace
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Sadly, the news this morning is not something that anyone would want to wake up to. Two private American citizens were fatalities in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A restaurant in Kabul that is frequented by foreigners was the target of a Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen. Thirteen of the 21 people who lost their lives that day were foreign nationals. Among those who were killed were the IMF's highest level representative in the country and three staff members of the United Nations. The foreigners' bodies were moved to a military base in the capital.
A spokeswoman for the British Foreign Office confirmed that two British subjects were killed in the attack.
While the struggle between the US and Afghanistan continues as they try to agree on a bilateral agreement, attacks on civilians continue to occur on a daily basis.
Sad, don't you think?
America has begun an offensive missile launch in Somalia. The strike has been confirmed by two American officials.
There wasn't a firm confirmation of where the strike targetted, but it is most likely a leader in al Qaeda.
Somali officials have reported that a top military commander was killed inside his car when a missile hit it.
American intelligence is still investigating how effective the strike actually was.
There has been no confirmation on where drones were used in the strike or if it was carried out in another way.