Category Archives: My Reads

VoteVets – Still A Phony Veteran’s Group

I mentioned a while ago that just because an organization has the word “Vets” in it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s interested in helping Veterans.   Look no further than VoteVets for evidence.   A political advocacy group started by Iraq … Continue reading

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Obama Cuts Military Benefits, Leaves Unionized Civilians Untouched

From Jim Hoft at GatewayPundit: They will now only get the $7.50 daily proration for the individual days they are actually serving in harm’s way instead of for the whole month. (DOD) Barack Obama cut pay for military men and women serving in harm’s … Continue reading

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Media Continues Racism Narrative on Death of Private Danny Chen

Apparently the racism narrative on the suicide of Private Danny Chen isn’t going away.  From the Washington Post: NEW YORK — The harassment of Danny Chen, 19, started in basic training — teasing about his name, repeated questions of whether … Continue reading

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Walter Reed Overturns PTSD Diagnoses From Madigan Army Medical Center

First we need a little background on the issue. From Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive. In a lecture to colleagues, a Madigan Army Medical Center psychiatrist said a soldier who retires with a post-traumatic-stress-disorder diagnosis could eventually receive $1.5 million in … Continue reading

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Lewis-McChord Soldier Charged With Theft of Military Equipment

This is a perfect example of how not to advance your military career, or make friends in the Army. Pvt. Nicholas Solt of Slatington, Pennsylvania, has been arrested in connection with $630,000 worth of missing equipment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, according … Continue reading

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Suicidal veteran called crisis line, charged with weapons violation

Sadly, this is not the one I mentioned a week ago.  This is a new case. Homeless and depressed, Sean Duvall wandered the streets of Blacksburg, each step taking him closer to suicide. In his backpack he carried a final … Continue reading

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Veterans are Highly Disagreeable

Boy this sounds awfully familiar.  From This Ain’t Hell. The Huffington Post reports that “Military Service Does Number On Vets’ Minds, Study Suggests“. The upshot is that we’re all disagreeable; “Military recruits are a little less warm and friendly to … Continue reading

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Dead Celebrity? How Tragic. Dead Soldier? Who Cares.

Once again the world is mourning the loss of strung out celebrity who was known for their ability to sing well.  Whitney Houston died as a result of her own reckless lifestyle.  Meanwhile, an American Soldier died in service to … Continue reading

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Private Chen Had Trouble Adjusting To Military Life

I no more than hit publish on the previous post and a find some interesting comments around the web about the death of Private Danny Chen. Now keep in mind I have not verified any of these sources yet.   Speculate … Continue reading

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Soldier Commits Suicide, Family Blames Racism

First, the allegations. Family and friends of Danny Chen, who apparently shot himself to death in Afghanistan, say racist taunts and bullying led to the tragedy, and they are demanding more action beyond the arrests of eight of his fellow … Continue reading

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