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This Is Liberty In Crawford County, Michigan

 

 

 

” A military veteran has been arrested and charged with a felony assault with a deadly weapon in Crawford County, Michigan. HE was the one who called the cops to report a trespasser on his land.

When the man’s wife attempted to video tape the arrest the cops ordered her to turn off the camera and attempted to take it.

Thomas Donald was hunting with his son on his own property when he spotted a trespasser.  Donald had an unloaded .410 shotgun and his son had a crossbow.

When they found the trespasser, they walked him back to their house and called the Department of Natural Resources.  When the cops arrived everything went downhill quick.  Thomas Donald held up his open shotgun in one hand and held a shell in his other hand to show that he was not a threat.

A Facebook page has been created to help Thomas Donald with his legal defense.  If you would like to contribute you can check it out here. His defense costs could be as high as $10,000. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas Police Dept. Responds To Incident Of Arresting War Veteran For “Rudely Displaying” Rifle

   We must admit that the title of the linked article is a bit misleading . The Temple police department refuses to comment on Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham’s case at this point , but the article is of great interest for the links to a systematic attempt on the part of the government to deny our veterans their 2nd amendment rights . 

For those that may have missed it here is the video that Sgt Grisham’s son shot of the arrest :

 

 

 

 

 

 

” TheBlaze has reported that the Temple Police Department, which arrested Grisham, is refusing to comment on what happened. TheBlaze also interviewed Justin Flint, an attorney who specializes in Texas gun law. Flint agreed that, looking at the video, it did not appear that Grisham had resisted the officer in any way. Texas allows concealed carry provided that the carrier shows the officer the weapon, identifies himself, and proves his right to concealed carry.  Additionally, Texas places no legal limitations on “carrying a long arm, a rifle, or a shotgun. . . .” Texas police, however, may disarm a person while they are questioning him, in order to ensure their own safety, provided that, unless they determine that the person carrying the weapon committed a crime, they return the weapon.

 

 

Taken in isolation, this could just be a bad luck story – with a single soldier having run afoul of an ill-informed or bad tempered police officer. What’s dismaying about Grisham’s story is the fact that there seems to be a concerted government attack against military personnel and veterans who carry guns.

Read more here about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s claim that all veterans are dangerously mentally ill and cannot be armed; the Veterans Administrations’ letters to veterans threatening their weapons; and the recent revelation that the Veterans Administration is actively engaged in seizing veterans’ weapons.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Duffel Bag Of WWII Soldier, 92, Returned 7 Decades After Going Missing; Was Sent By French Boy

 

William Kadar

 

” MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — A World War II veteran who served in France during the war has been reunited with his Army-issued duffel bag nearly seven decades after it went missing.

Ninety-two-year-old William Kadar of Merrillville opened a carefully wrapped package Tuesday to find his drab green duffel bag inside. The folded up bag is still stenciled with his name and serial number. “

 

 

 

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WWII soldier’s duffel bag returned 7 decades later

92-YEAR-OLD WWII SOLDIER GETS HIS MISSING DUFFEL BAG BACK

Not Many Survive So Enjoy The Reminiscences Of One Veteran Who Is Still Around To Tell Of It

 

 

 

” NEW BERN, N.C. — It was probably all over but the dying in late 1944, but no one could convince Germany’s Adolf Hitler of the fact.

In the seas, he was sending orders that virtually turned his once-feared, but now miniscule U-boat fleet into kamikazes; on land, he was pressing a mixture of his best warriors and some untrained teenaged soldiers to make a last great offensive to break the incoming Allied forces before they crossed the Rhine.

He chose to assault the American line along the Ardennes mountains in Belgium because he believed Americans would be the quickest to run. On Dec. 16, a surprise attack opened one of the longest battles of the war (it would last through late January 1945) — a battle that, at times, looked dark for the Yanks.

Its official name was the Ardennes Counteroffensive. But when newspapers ran maps showing the deep curvature of the American battle lines as a result of the offensive, the battle was popularly renamed “The Battle of the Bulge.”

Retired U.S. Army Col. Abbott Weatherly, now 96, remembers the battle well. He was in the thick of it, a young artillery major overseeing a battery with the 113th Field Artillery — a unit raised, in part, from Battery D, National Guard, in New Bern.

Abbott, born in 1916, graduated from the New Bern school system in 1935, when he signed up with the National Guard armory — located then where the New Bern police station is today. “

U.S. Soldier Convicted of Felony for Owning a Gun

Honoring America’s Heroes

 ” “Above and Beyond” became a permanent feature at the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, May 26, 2001. Richard Steinbock and Ned Broderick developed the idea to create a piece that would commemorate all the men and women who died in the Vietnam War. Their goal was to make people comprehend how many lives were lost, all the “wasted potential,” and all the people who were affected by the loss. They struggled with finding a way to include all the names of the soldiers in the artwork. The only other memorial with all the names listed is the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. “

God Rest Their Souls

Train hits trailer carrying wounded veterans in Texas parade; 4 dead

 

 

 ” A train crashed into a tractor-trailer carrying wounded veterans and their spouses in a parade in Midland, Texas, killing at least four people, authorities told NBC News.

At least 17 people were hospitalized, city officials said. About 24 veterans and their spouses were on the tractor-trailer, according to the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

NBC station KWES of Midland said the tractor-trailer was part of the Show of Support / Hunt for Heroes parade carrying veterans and their spouses to a banquet in their honor. The benefit dinner was being put on by Show of Support, Military Hunt Inc. in Midland on Thursday night, according to the organization’s website. “

Shame 

 ” The owner of a south Charlotte restaurant says he is “heartbroken” over an incident Sunday in which bantering between football fans got out of control, resulting in a U.S. Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan being forced to leave the eatery with his wife, parents and friends.

Chris Neilsen, owner of the Moosehead Grill on Montford Drive, has been in contact with family members of Marine Garrett Carnes, of Mooresville, following the incident that Neilsen says “was awful.”

“I want to somehow make it right by them,” Neilsen says.

During a verbal altercation that some witnesses said almost came to blows, one patron allegedly told Carnes he was using his wheelchair “as an excuse.” “

…  ‘We Were Soldiers’ Movie, Dies In Georgia

 

 

 

 

” Basil L. Plumley, a renowned career soldier whose exploits as an Army infantryman were portrayed in a book and the movie “We Were Soldiers,” has died at 92 — an age his friends are amazed that he lived to see.

Plumley fought in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam and was awarded a medal for making five parachute jumps into combat. The retired command sergeant major died Wednesday.

Friends said Plumley, who died in hospice care in west Georgia, never told war stories and was known to hang up on people who called to interview him. Still, he was near-legendary in the Army and gained more widespread fame through a 1992 Vietnam War book that was the basis for the 2002 movie starring Mel Gibson. Actor Sam Elliott played Plumley in the film.

Plumley didn’t need a Hollywood portrayal to be revered among soldiers, said Greg Camp, a retired Army colonel and former chief of staff at neighboring Fort Benning who befriended Plumley in his later years.

“He’s iconic in military circles,” Camp said. “Among people who have been in the military, he’s beyond what a movie star would be. … His legend permeates three generations of soldiers.” “

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