Friday, December 9, 2011

RIP Police Officer Diriek W. Crouse; PTSD Reference Manual; Google Helps Veterans; Troops To Teachers; Medal of Honor Recipient Suing Contractor; FDNY Save 5 On Thanksgivng Day

"Honor Before Glory."---2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps

RIP Officer Crouse

Police Officer Diriek W. Crouse, Virginia Tech Police Department, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at Virginia Tech. on Dec. 8, 2011. At some point during the traffic stop, a gunman strode up to Officer Crouse and shot him once in the head.

Officer Crouse was an Army veteran. He served with the Virginia Tech Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and five children.
(Officer Down Memorial Page).

PTSD Reference Manual

Military Veterans Reference Manual is now available online. Please visit for more information. The manual covers such topics as History and Definition of PTSD, Causes and Effects, Traditional and Non-Traditional Treatments, Medications and much more. Please share this information.

Google Helps Veterans

Google for Veterans was created by veterans, families of veterans and friends who work at Google. They offer "Tools for Veterans" intended to make transitioning easier. In addition, they also offer tools for families of veterans. The service is free. Access Google for Veterans at for additional information.

Troops To Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program designed to help eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers and educators. Those military personnel interested in a career in education can access more information about this program at

Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient, Suing Contractor

Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient, filed legal papers last week alleging BAE Systems, a government contractor, retaliated against Meyer for objecting to the company's sale of high-tech sniper scopes to Pakistan. Meyer wrote his employer that it was "disturbing" to find out U.S. troops were issued outdated equipment when better scopes were being offered to Pakistan. Meyer claims a manager at the British company  attacked his reputation by referring to Meyer as being "mentally unstable." Meyer saved 36 of his comrades' lives during a 2009 ambush in Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan. (Reuters)

FDNY Save 5 On Thanksgiving Day

On Dec. 2, 2011, Brooklyn Councilman Brad Lander, cited members of Engine 220, Ladder 122 and Squad 1 for saving 5 people on a Thanksgiving Day fire. "It's truly a Thanksgiving Day miracle," said Brooklyn Borough Commander James Leonard.

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