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Retired Marine Rescues Horses in California Wild Fires

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Read the whole Reuters story here, 

His name is Todd Zimmerman.

Saved dozens of animals, and one person.

Interestingly, HuffingtonPost, a well-known left-wing news site, told the story with more patriotic Americana. Go figure.

“I actually went into a neighborhood and every house was on fire,” Zimmerman told the station on Saturday. “I got him pulled out, protected him with a garden hose until firefighters arrived. They took over, but I got his American flag and gave it to his wife because ...

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US ends 70 years of Military Presence in S. Korean Capital

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From AP:

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States formally ended seven decades of military presence in South Korea’s capital on Friday with the opening of a new headquarters farther from the tense border with North Korea.

The U.S. military had been headquartered in Seoul’s central Yongsan neighborhood since American troops first arrived at the end of World War II. The Yongsan Garrison had been a symbol of the U.S.-South Korea alliance aimed at deterring a North Korean attack, but its occupation ...

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Address by James A Garfield, Ohio, on first Decoration Day, May, 1868

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Compliments of a friend and colleague, Kenny Solomon, TheAmericanSurvivalGuide.com:

On May 30, 1868, thousands gathered at Arlington National Cemetery for the first Decoration Day ceremony.

An address by James A. Garfield, then an Ohio congressman who had also served as a Major General in The Civil War.  In this first of such annual addresses at Arlington National Cemetery, Garfield, who in 1881 would become the 20th president of the United States, sets the standard of ‘why’.

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I am ...

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