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#29263 May 22, 2013
Wow..Luann, Flower Child..Daggs and Ricky all on one thread again..lol...the gangs almost here:))

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Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#29265 May 26, 2013
Battle of the Bulge hero passes away.

Vernon McGarity, an Army sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for what was described as his intrepid leadership of his frozen, outgunned squad during the Battle of the Bulge, the last significant German offensive of World War II, died May 21 at a hospice in Memphis. He was 91.

He had cancer, said his daughter-in-law, Lee McGarity.

Sgt. Vernon McGarity, awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in World War II, died May 21 at 91.

He spoke rarely, if ever, about the events that began on the morning of Dec. 16, 1944. At the time, the Allies were pushing toward Germany as the Wehrmacht suffered setbacks on both the Eastern and Western fronts.

The Germans decided to launch a surprise attack in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium — an epic offensive that became known as the Battle of the Bulge. The most complete account of Sgt. McGarity’s actions there is the citation for his Medal of Honor, awarded to him by President Harry S. Truman after the end of the war in 1945.

Sgt. McGarity was positioned near Krinkelt, Belgium, with the 99th Infantry Division. Before the battle started, he was wounded in an artillery assault. He refused medical evacuation and instead returned to his men in the field, according to the citation, where “the fury of the enemy’s great Western Front offensive swirled about the position.”

Despite intense hostile fire, and despite the frigid conditions of the Belgian winter, Sgt. McGarity managed to rescue a wounded friend. It would be his first of at least two rescue efforts during the fight. As the night wore on, the citation reads, he “exhorted his comrades to repulse the enemy’s attempts at infiltration.”

The morning brought an even fiercer assault of German tanks and infantry, and Sgt. McGarity used a rocket launcher to take out the lead tank. His squad drove back the infantry and three other German tanks. Still under heavy fire, Sgt. McGarity rescued another wounded soldier and then took on an enemy light cannon.

“Now, could he take a breather?” reads a 1970 tribute to Sgt. McGarity in Checkerboard, a publication of the 99th Infantry Division Association.“Not on your life — his squad’s ammunition was running low.”

Sgt. McGarity moved 100 yards toward the enemy to retrieve a hidden cache of ammunition. By that time, a German machine gun was trained on what would have been his way out.“Unhesitatingly,” the citation reads,“the gallant soldier took it upon himself to destroy this menace single-handedly.” Armed with a rifle, he killed or wounded all the gunners.

Sgt. McGarity and his men fought until they had depleted their last rounds.

“I was still holding,” the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal quoted him as saying years later,“and did hold until such time as we ran out of ammunition and it was necessary to surrender.”

Sgt. McGarity was captured and spent much of the rest of the war in captivity, until the German surrender.

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#29266 May 26, 2013
In all, the Battle of the Bulge resulted in as many as 81,000 American casualties and more than 100,000 casualties on the German side, according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

Sgt. McGarity’s “extraordinary bravery and extreme devotion to duty,” reads the citation,“supported a remarkable delaying action which provided the time necessary for assembling reserves and forming a line against which the German striking power was shattered.”

Reflecting on the battle years later, Sgt. McGarity told an interviewer,“The last words I heard were to hold at all costs.”

Vernon McGarity was born Dec. 1, 1921, in a small town near Savannah, Tenn. He worked with the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps before joining the Army at 21.

After the war, he served in the Tennessee National Guard for 28 years, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel, according to his daughter-in-law. He worked in his home state for the Veterans Administration for 35 years, many of them at a Memphis hospital, where he helped veterans secure government benefits.

His wife of 52 years, Ethelene McGarity, died in 1998. Their daughter, Sharon McGarity, died in 1995. Survivors include a son, V. Ray McGarity of Bartlett, Tenn.

Besides the Medal of Honor, Mr. McGarity’s decorations included the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

“Next time we feel like giving up, we’ll remember Vernon McGarity,” reads the Checkerboard tribute.“Next time we think we have an impossible job, with nothing but trouble and no hope of recognition, we’ll remember Vernon McGarity — he proved that we can win by coming back for more.”

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Since: May 07

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#29267 May 26, 2013
nuka wrote:
Wow..Luann, Flower Child..Daggs and Ricky all on one thread again..lol...the gangs almost here:))
Hey Nuka!!

Which one is Dagg's?

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Since: Jul 08

USA

#29268 May 26, 2013
Thank you to all the men and women who have or are serving with honor in the armed services of the free world.
May your days be safe and peaceful.
Warriors, come home soon to those who love, honor, respect and miss you.

A SPECIAL HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO THE GREATEST GENERATION EVERY PRODUCED BY THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH. THANK YOU TO THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN WWI AND WWII.

ALL GAVE SOME...SOME GAVE ALL

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#29269 May 26, 2013
DENG wrote:
IS OBAMA LYING IN THE WHITEHOUSE WOUNDED???
BWAAAAAHAHAHahahahaha!
DENG

Nanjing, China

#29274 Jun 13, 2013
Home »‘9 ‘planning to kill Maduro’ nabbed’
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Date and Time:12 June 2013 - 11:32 - Print This Post Print This Post

TweetTakip et:@_TurkeyNews

‘9 ‘planning to kill Maduro’ nabbed’

Caracas says it has detained a number of foreign criminals who were allegedly planning to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said on Monday that two groups, including nine Colombian paramilitaries, were arrested over the weekend in the country’s northwest, before they were able to reach the capital, Caracas.

“This may be part of a plan that was orchestrated from Colombia to kill President Maduro and de-stabilize the Venezuelan government,” Rodriguez said.

IT'S CLEAR THEY WERE SENT BY THE MURDERING MAGGOTS IN THE WHITEHOUSE.

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Since: May 07

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#29275 Jun 28, 2013
Bump for our Soldiers, you ROCK!!!!

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#29276 Nov 11, 2013
Politically Correct Navy



....based on the new correspondence manual you'll want to be non-gender specific:
•Seaman is now seaperson
• Man the rails is now people the rails
• Man Aloft is now just working aloft
• Mannheim Steamroller is now Personheim Steamrollit
• Manning battle stations is now just populating critical need stations.(Battle has such strong male connotations...).
• The Gangway shall become group causeway so as not to offend the sensibilities of, well, gangs.

A ship can no longer be referred to as "she." Example: "Look at the lines on that frigate--she really rides well, huh?!"

becomes: "Notice the lines on that vessel--it is very seaworthy isn't it?"

The reproduction machine will hence be the duplicate purveyor.

No more breast line.

PETA has asked that we stop hurting camels during mooring.

DCPOs will stop using the MHC designation. Now they'll simply be Covers With Lots of Bolts (CWLB)

No more screwdrivers--regular or special.

Man Overboard is history. Just say "Someone fell over the side!" Say it loudly and often--make it become second nature. Say it now in your workspace to accustom others to the loud guffaws it brought here.

Mess b-!-t-c-h and mess c-r-a-n-k are no longer correct. Just say Food Utensil Cleanliness Ass't.(FUCA). Example:
"Hey FUCA, we're outta milk again!"

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Since: May 07

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#29277 Nov 11, 2013
Thanks to the service men and women who protect us every day...

YOU ROCK!!!

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#29278 Nov 11, 2013
nuka wrote:
Wow..Luann, Flower Child..Daggs and Ricky all on one thread again..lol...the gangs almost here:))
Morning Nuka and Gang: Everyone enjoy their day and Thank a Soldier today ... Peace, FC <3 ...

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Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#29280 Nov 11, 2013
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>
Morning Nuka and Gang: Everyone enjoy their day and Thank a Soldier today ... Peace, FC <3 ...
Exactly, if it weren't for them....

We wouldn't be here!

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#29281 Nov 11, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, if it weren't for them....
We wouldn't be here!
Wilco, copy that ...

“ON TRAIL W / DONKEY!”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#29282 Nov 12, 2013
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>
Wilco, copy that ...
Ditto

“Knowledge talks wisdom listens”

Since: Feb 10

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#29283 Jan 27, 2016
WORLD IDIOTS RACE WAKEUP wrote:
What Depleted Uranium Does to Children in Iraq: Japanese Journalist
Environment, Health
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Don&#8217;t tell me how easy it is to shield depleted uranium and how harmless it is:
Inhaled or ingested DU particles are highly toxic, and DU has been classified as an illegal weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.
Iraq, Gaza, Afghanistan and now also parts of Pakistan are contaminated almost forever:
&#8220;More than ten times the amount of radiation released during atmospheric testing [of nuclear bombs] has been released from DU weaponry since 1991,&#8221; said Leuren Moret, a U.S. nuclear scientist. &#8220;The genetic future of the Iraqi people, for the most part, is destroyed. The environment now is completely radioactive.&#8221;
&#8220;Because DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the Middle East will, for all practical purposes, be radioactive forever.&#8221;
I have a gift for you....

“ON TRAIL W / DONKEY!”

Since: Oct 08

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#29288 Aug 19, 2016
DENG wrote:
<quoted text>REPORTS ARE COMING IN HERE IN CHINA THAT HILLARY CLINTON IS WOUNDED, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING THERE IN THE ZZUUSAAXXX???

HOW BAD IS SHE AND WILL SHE MAKE IT; KNOWING THE NUMBER OF HILLARY CLINTON'S ENEMIES INCLUDING HER HUSBAND BILL IT'S NOT SURPRISING IS IT???
I's can't stand that biotch!

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