Tomorrow is Memorial Day in the US. While most Americans celebrate this as the official start of summer, it takes a more somber tone for the approximately 19.6 million Veterans in the US who remember fallen friends.
“Trust is what so many alienated soldiers yearn for, but can’t find in broken military judicial systems that make sexual harassment cases near impossible to prosecute fairly, veteran hospitals with unconscionable waiting lists. Civilians saying ‘Thank you for your service’ can ring hollow, or shield a gaping disconnect between those who wear the uniform and those who don’t.”
In honor of the #memorialdayweekend, and the third anniversary of my grandfathers death, i thought I’d share this picture that he had in his photo album from his service during #wwii #veteran #wwiivet #wwiiveteran #vintage #1940s
Norfolk Southern train 052 crosses the Trent River in New Bern, North Carolina, moving military equipment from Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune with SD60E #6920 leading the way. Photo by Casey Thomason. For more information about Norfolk Southern, visit www.nscorp.com
May 1, 1982 Herman Miller, 102, got a flag from Art Fellwock, VFW leader. “Glory,“ a chapter of which recounts Miller’s quest for the Medal of Honor that he was recommended for in 1900, but never received. Today, Miller will serve as grand marshal of the Loyalty Parade in Forest Lake, Minn.
On May 21, Seaman Gilfoy Post plans a birthday party for Miller. Miller has been invited to help dedicate a St. Paul statue honoring Vietnam veterans on May 22.
On May 31, Miller will be grand marshal of the Fort Snelling Memorial Day parade. And the man who distinguished himself in the battle of Batac in the Philippines will serve as grand marshal in the Richfield Fourth of July parade.
Dan Staab, commander of the Seaman Gilfoy post, said that plans are also under way to see what can be done to try to get Herman Miller his long waited-for Medal of Honor. Don Black, Minneapolis Star Tribune
‘Brown, 26, was an active-duty soldier at Fort Bliss in Texas who has served two tours of combat duty in Iraq. He had no previous criminal record.
When he self-reported to the El Paso County Jail in July 2012 to serve a short sentence for driving while intoxicated, he said in writing that he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to jail records’
Watch what happened next.
‘The family’s attorneys, Jason Bowles and B.J. Crow, said the video poses some serious questions about the county jail’s treatment of Brown.
“When a 26-year-old man checks into jail for a court imposed sentence on a Friday, and he leaves Sunday in a casket, something went horribly wrong there,“ said Crow.
Brown’s family said he had shown no history of sickle cell crisis and that they believe his treatment in jail caused the medical emergency.
Crow added the claimed stress that brought about Brown’s sickle cell crisis at the jail was apparently more stress than the soldier had undergone while twice coming under fire during combat.
“He was bleeding out the ears, the nose, the mouth, his kidney’s shut down, his blood pressure dropped to a very dangerous level, and his liver shut down,” said Crow.
Brown’s family, meanwhile, wanted the public to know what happened to him at the El Paso County jail’ /source/
Here is another illustration of the American Law enforcement system. James’ family wants the story became public, I hope that we will help to fulfill their will. In fact, such cases usually stay a mystery to the public, this time motherfuckers responsible for the murder won’t escape punishment.
I’m sure this is not the only case occurred in this prison. If the cops patrolling the streets are a real danger to people, then imagine how dangerous it’s to deal with the cops who work with prisoners. Damn! It’s so wrong…