Saturday, October 8, 2011

Afghanistan: 10 Years Later; Last Draftee Bids Farewell; RIP Officer Rudolph Speller; Fire Chief Dies After Fighting House Fire

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor bastard die for his country." ---Gen. George S. Patton.

Afghanistan 10 Years Later

This week marks the 10 anniversary of our entering the war in Afghanistan. We must not only remember those who gave their lives in this war, but continue to support and remember those whose boots still remain on ground in Afghanistan.

Just as important, as our troops return from both Afghanistan and Iraq, we must not make the same mistake we made with our returning veterans from the Vietnam era. On this blog, we have a plethora of links to organizations that can assist our returning veterans. We urge you to share this information with them.

And don't forget to tell them: Thank you and thank you for your service.

Last Draftee Bids Farewell

Dedicated to Heroes salutes CMS Jeff Mellinger for his long and devoted service to his country. CMS Mellinger was the last draftee in the U.S. Army. Thank you CMS Mellinger!!!

RIP Office Rudolph Speller

Officer Rudolph Speller, Public Safety Officer at Catholic University, died of an apparent heart attack while on foot patrol. He was the first Public Safety Officer fatality at the university.

Fire Chief Dies After Fighting Blaze

Elgin, SC, Volunteer Fire Chief, Dennis Cauthen, died of an apparent heart attack after fighting a house fire in Lancaster County. He operated a flooring store in Lancaster for almost two decades. Store manager Joe Brown said, "He ( Chief Cauthen) would drop anything he was doing. If he got a call on his radio. He was gone...He was first responder. He was at every call. It was something he knew he had to do and he did it." RIP Chief! (WISTV 10)

1 comment:

  1. I like what you have done with the blog. Thanks for the hard work. If we can help promote it we will.
    Good luck.
    Don Allen,LTC SF Retired
    CEO American Veterans Traveling Tribute