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Thai Navy SEAL, Saman Kunan, 38, Rests in Peace Saving Thai Children

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At this writing 8 of the 12 Thai soccer kids have been rescued from hours underneath the ground in a wet, flooding cave. The bulk of the rescue crew are SEALS from the Thai Navy, many trained by American SEALS.

The Fox News story here.

Among those SEALS there was Saman Kunan, a retired SEAL, who volunteered to help and who, on the second day, died when he ran out of air.

Though, in all likelihood, not a Christian, Saman met the highest meaning ...

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National Service: How to Save America’s Lost? Hire The Veterans.

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We began this conversation a couple of weeks ago, when we pointed out that 90% of Americans have invested none of their own skin in this game that is called “Keeping America Alive.” Even my generation, the last to know the military draft, which was never natural to the American scheme of warfare anyway, and which accounts for about half of the “skin in the game” citizenry today, are now in our 60s and 70s, and will soon pass away.

Most college-aged ...

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President Trump Speaks at U.S. Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony

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President Donald J. Trump, attended and delivered a spirited Commencement Address this morning at the United States Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland (first video) – Class of 2018.

The Commander-in-Chief stayed until the end so that he could shake the hands of 1,000 plus graduates.  Below ...

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John McCain’s Death Song

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Almost all the Western tribes had death songs; one for when they were about to die in battle, to taunt their enemy, another to tell their fathers they would soon be crossing over,  and a third, if their heart was bad, to disguise their fear of the uncertainty of crossing over.

My father’s mother, an insufferable and arrogant woman, would cross the street to the other side just to chastise black miners who did not doff their hat to her as she walked by. And she ...

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A Story about Meeting the Commander of PT-109, as told to me

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(This story was provided to me by the son of a man who skippered an 85-foot Rescue Boat, an extended modification of the famous PT Boat. He was one of the early sponsors of this site, and goes only by the name “Proud American”.

(There were various sizes of Rescue Boats, the majority 63-footers. And only 2260 servicemen served, so a rare treat indeed to be able to remember this service. They are collectively remembered at Continue Reading →

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