Dennis James Murphy Flag Raising Sunday

Dennis James Murphy, who was killed in action in Vietnam, will be honored with a casket flag raising ceremony,  5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial,  4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073.

Murphy, who was graduated from Darby-Colywn High School in 1966, is a recipient of the Silver Star.

Dennis James Murphy Flag Raising Sunday

Dennis James Murphy Flag Raising Sunday

 

 

2017 Freedom Medal Honorees Interviewed

2017 Freedom Medal Honorees Interviewed— Barbara Ann Zippi has let us know that John Ricciutti interviewed this year’s Freedom Medal Honorees at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial rather than at Radnor Studio Channel 21 where he usually conducts them for his Veterans speaks program.

You can wait for it to appear on public access Channel 21 or watch it on YouTube embedded below.

This year’s program was done in loving memory of Linda Houldin who was instrumental in causing the memorial to come to be.

 

2017 Freedom Medal Honorees Interviewed

2017 Freedom Medal Honorees Interviewed

 

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-7-17

Hobey Baker, America’s first great hockey player, came from Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Hobart Armory Hare “Hobey” Baker starred for Princeton from 1910 through 1916 turning down a offer of $20,000 to play for the Montreal Canadians.  He enlisted in the Army Air Service in 1917 for World War I and shot down three of the enemy. He was killed in a plane crash in France just a little over a month after the war ended.

F. Scott Fitzgerald admired him and based a character in This Side of Paradise on him.

Hat tip VFW magazine

Hobey Baker was America’s first great hockey player

Hobey Baker, America's first great hockey player, came from Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

How A Nuclear Blast Would Affect You

How A Nuclear Blast Would Affect You — Ever wonder how a nuclear bomb going off at Penn’s Landing would affect you in the ‘burbs?

This site can give you an idea.

Put in the yield of your choice and drag the marker to where you want ground zero to be.

Works with any city. Philadelphia has a preset.

How A Nuclear Blast Would Affect You

Flag Day Ceremony At Vet Memorial

Flag Day Ceremony At Vet Memorial — The Delaware County Veterans Memorial will host a Flag Day celebration, 11 a.m., June 14 at the memorial, 4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073.

U.S. Army Corporal Russell “Rusty” Carter of Springfield will be speaker.

Entertainment will be provided by Coopertown Elementary School from the Haverford Township School District.

Flag Day Ceremony At Vet Memorial

Flag Day Ceremony At Vet Memorial

War Cemetery Reopens After Renovation

War Cemetery Reopens After Renovation — Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg, Va. was transferred from the War Department to the National Park Service in 1933. It was final resting place for 6,100 war dead, mostly from the Civil War,

The Park Service did not have the skill set to maintain the graves and the grounds fell into severe disrepair.

Last month, an 18-month renovation ended and the cemetery is now as it should be.

A story regarding it can be found here.

Thank you Bob Small for sending the link.

War Cemetery Reopens After Renovation

War Cemetery Reopens After Renovation

Women Veterans Honored In Delco

Women Veterans Honored In Delco — The public is invited to a flying of Women Veterans Casket Flags, 5 p.m., Sunday, May 21 at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial, 4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073.

Women Veterans Honored In Delco
Margaret Jane Lawrence

To be honored are Elizabeth McGrath of Broomall who served as a U.S. Navy radioman during World War II and Margaret Jane Lozinak Lawrence of Springfield who served a U.S. Army Nurse during the Korean War.

Vocals will be by Theresa Flanagan Murtagh.

Women Veterans Honored In Delco

 

Jason Brezler Ruling Postponed

Jason Brezler Ruling Postponed — A federal judge, Oct. 14, postponed ruling whether Jason Brezler should be drummed out of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Rules for thee but not for me. Jason Brezler Ruling Postponed
Rules for thee but not for me

Judge Joseph Bianco of the Eastern District of New York gave the Corps 10 days to submit affidavits proving that what they are trying to do is not in retaliation for Brezler contacting Congressman Peter King (R-NY2) for help.

Brezler’s travail can be traced to his deployment in Afghanistan in 2010.

Among the characters with whom Major Brezler dealt was Sarwar Jan, a corrupt, child-molesting police commander.

Sarwar was endangering his unit due to the hatred he was inspiring among the populace hence Brezler got him removed from his position.

Brezler left active duty and became a New York City fireman while remaining a Marine Corps reservist.

He learned in 2012 that Sarwar was back. He sent a sent a classified briefing about him to to the operations officer at Forward Operating Base Dehli in Afghanistan using his personal email account which was unsecured. A few days later one of the boys Sarwar was molesting killed three Marines: Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson, 29, Cpl. Richard Rivera, 20, and Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley.

How did the Marine Corps higher ups react? They were outraged but not at those who let Sarwar back into power. Brezler was the villain. He had used his unsecured email to send a classified document. Never mind the immediacy and necessity of the warning. Brezler VIOLATED THE RULES.

The Marines gave Brezler an unfavorable fitness report in March 2013. Brezler went to King. In December of that year a board of inquiry recommended he be discharged.

Brezler appealed to federal court and that is where we stand.

Oh, if only Brezler was a Democrat running for president. Oh, if only he had a few million to “contribute” to the Clinton Foundation. All this would go away and life would be peachy.

If serfdom is your desire then vote for Hillary Clinton.

Jason Brezler Ruling Postponed

POW-MIA Chair Dedicated At Penncrest Stadium

POW-MIA Chair Dedicated At Penncrest Stadium
POW-MIA logo

POW-MIA Chair Dedicated At Penncrest Stadium — Kudos to the Rose Tree Media School District for recognizing the sacrifices made by those who were prisoners of war or became missing in action.

The district dedicated a poignant memorial before the Sept. 16 football game between Penncrest and Haverford. It is a chair marked with the POW/MIA logo, an American flag and the words “We are all thankful. God Bless You. God Bless America.

The chair will be left perpetually empty and displayed at all spring and fall sports events at Louis Scott Stadium and at all winter events at the Kauffman Gym.

Hat tip Bob Small.

POW-MIA Chair Dedicated At Penncrest Stadium

Hiroshima Nanking Manila Apologies

Hiroshima Nanking Manila Apologies
Better to end a war than start one.

Hiroshima Nanking Manila Apologies  –President Barack Obama kicked off the Memorial Day weekend for 2016 by apologizing for ending World War II.

So when are the Japanese going to apologize — at least in a way that seems sincere — for starting it? And for the vile things they did which would be unimaginable if they had not actually done them?

Consider the Nanking Massacre. Up to 300,000 civilians including women and children were murdered face to face after suffering sexual abuse and torture.

How about the Manila Massacre in which between 100,000 and 500,000 Filipinos were murdered on the verge of the city’s liberation. Yes, this also included raping and torturing children.

How about subjecting people — including U.S. POWs — to twisted scientific experiments?

They almost make the Nazis look good.

Most people who lived through World War II figured Hiroshima and Nagasaki were small time payback and that Japan really didn’t get anything close to what it actually deserved.

Hiroshima Nanking Manila Apologies