I was privileged to attend a reception this week in N. Texas; hosted by Homes for Our Troops USA. A U.S.Army Veteran is getting a new house specially adapted to his needs. On Sept. 3, 2012, Staff Sergeant Reynolds was on his second deployment when he stepped on an improvised explosive device; (IED) in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. SSG Reynolds is now medically retired and going back to school to work on an Economics degree. The new home will lift a burden caused by a standard home that is normal for most people but is very difficult to navigate due to the loss of a limb. SSG Reynolds has decided to move to Texas from Pennsylvania do to the warmer weather in Texas and to be close to his wife's family. Please visit the Homes for Our Troops website here and donate to such a great cause. Honoring our wounded veterans. You can be such a blessing to our men and women in uniform and their families. Here is a picture of one of the local sponsors that donated to install the electrical utility lines from the street to the new house. Homes for Our Troops can always use another partner. To date, 287 homes have been built for Veterans, and over 90% of all donations go directly to building these homes. Of course, you can find out more about this awesome charity and the deserving soldiers that have sacrificed for our country. Click here for more information.
Roll call was held on October 8, 2019, in Selkirk, New York. This WWII hero was called home. He is and will be missed by so many. Please pray for his family and friends. You can find out more on this link. Till Valhalla
David McNerney, born in Massachusetts and moved to Texas. A true hero that went beyond what most men could only imagine. See his Youtube video here. The Medal of Honor foundation has his citation here. Such a gracious man in his later years when I met him and had the honor to spend a few hours with him. He is laid to rest in the Texas State Cemetery. October 10, 2010, he was laid to rest. I cannot add words to the stories and descriptions above. He is missed by all who knew him. Till Valhalla
Planned for construction near Arlington’s Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, the first national museum of its kind would open to the public in 2024. This will be a huge asset to the Arlington, Texas area to host the National Medal of Honor Museum. What a great honor. As a Veteran, I can think of no Museum I would rather see. The N. Texas area has hosted many Medal of Honor Recipients. They visit our area and spend time with civic clubs, local schools, and Gold Star Families. What a joy to have them come and stay a bit with us. Here is a group of Medal of Honor Recipients at a gathering in N. Texas a few years ago. The Marine in the middle is trying on some new boots made for the occasion. Hershel Woody Williams. Woody is a huge supporter of multiple civic and military causes. At 96 yrs young, I challenge anyone to keep up with his travel schedule and personal appearances. Visit his page here. If you have the occasion to meet and greet any of these recipients, take the time to meet them and they will share with you the real reason for the actions that caused the United States to bestow the highest honor on them. You will understand that bravery, courage, fear, anger, etc. were not the driving force. The men in this picture all agree as they reflect on their actions, "No greater love has any man, but that he would lay down his life for another." No Greater Love Woody and Brent Casey Also, I want to acknowledge a friend of mine that works with Medal of Honor recipients and the Gold Star Families Foundation. Brent Casey. Brent has started a new business and if you will, give him some love and order your challenge coins, etc. from Brent. Find his FB page here. He is a tireless advocate of veterans health issues and the Medal of Honor Foundation. Forgive the obvious commercial advertisement, but men like Brent that give so much to others also have bills to pay and travel expenses. Help them help others. Sent a little love his way. Here again, is the site to go to. He will help you put together a great coin or token. Oh, I forgot, I spend more time than I should trying to make this site intelligent and interesting. I hope I don't disappoint my followers. If you like my site and I haven't bored you to death yet, send me some "likes" or even better, SHARE my page. I do covet your likes and shares. "We've Got Your SIX" The founder of the S&P500 Trading Group is a veteran himself. He has found and donated scholarship money through his corporation to serve former or retired military and law enforcement. This is his thanks to our protectors of freedom, offering reduced cost and fees to veterans and law enforcement; and opening new fields to men and women; so [...]
Home again, and ready to take on new challenges. If you're like me, a couple of days off, and I was looking for some serious work. College was not for me. But what to do? May I suggest futures trading. You may never have heard of this, but it is a huge part of American Business and plays a big role in keeping prices steady and affordable. Glad to be home again? Marine Corps League honor guard members and Soldiers from the New Jersey National Guard's 63rd Army Band perform in the Historic Smithville Fourth of July parade in Smithville, N.J., July 4, 2018. This annual parade is the largest in the state. This image was captured with a tilt shift lens. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht) Do you remember the day you put foot on American Soil; after being deployed for what seemed a lifetime? That feeling of relief and now; "I can let my guard down a bit." That wonderful feel of air conditioning and the smell and sounds of civilization are awesome. And , of course ; not being inside the wire just to rest. I was gone for a couple of years before I flew home to Texas. Not because I had no leave time, but because air travel was so expensive on E-4 pay. I flew into Love Field in Dallas, walked off the tarmac, and kissed the hot Texas ground with a big grin. Wow was it great to be home! I even had a tear in my eye. My Dad had been waiting all day for my plane to arrive. This was before cell phones and computers. When I wanted to talk to my Mom and pop, I wrote a letter, and told them when I could get to a phone. I checked and double checked the duty roster as to time and date, so I would not miss the small window to talk. Any call from home was a treasure for my mom, because my brother and I both joined the Army on the same day. My dad would take the day off and wait around the house until me or my brother called. The world is more connected now, but some things never change. If you are transitioning from active duty to civilian life; your world is changing before your eyes. At the end of the Viet Nam war, many troops were sent home and released with very little notice. Then all of a sudden, you were a civilian again. One nice morning, I found my self standing at the front gate with my duffle and my go bag . In a 24 hour period, I had been notified of an early release and told to clear out my locker. The next day, I had a pay check in my hand and a DD214! Are you transitioning? Moving to a new career or job? You may have questions about where do I go from [...]
The Greatest of These is Love Hiroshi (Hershey) Miyamura The men I honor in these posts are all warriors at heart. They fought with bravery and courage. In conversations with most of these men, they related that they were not the bravest on the battlefield , nor the most courageous. The biggest reason their exploits will be repeated thru the ages is their Love. The act of love for their fellow soldiers and sailors, was the driving force that overcame fear, and pain, and fatigue. The Greatest of These Hershey and his wife , Terry lived in Gallup, New Mexico. At the time of this writing it is reported he no longer can travel due to health concerns. His wife Terry passed away in 2014. https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-japanese-american-hero-hiroshi-20170703-htmlstory.html http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3160/miyamura-hiroshi-h.php