Sunday, January 22, 2012

Nam Vets: We Honor You; Adopt A Soldier; RIP Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, Jr: Tuskegee Pilot; Red Tails: New Movie About The Tuskegee Airmen; Hometown Heroes; RIP Sgt. Barbara Ester; NYPD Hero Saves Woman

"Never in the face of human conflict has so much be owed by so many to so few." Winston Churchill

Rock and Roll Warriors

They were the first Rock and Roll Warriors,
as Hendrix, Creedence and the Stones accompanied them into battle.

There were young men,
bound by courage and
touched by fire.

Every day, like a shadow, death followed their every move.

Only those who evaded the shadows,
returned home.
Some in one piece,
others in pieces.

But their war would not end.

Haunted by nightmares of fallen heroes,
their time war dance began---
Living here, but being there.

Many rode the storm out.
Others found friends in smack and Jack.

The first Rock and Roll Warriors
now grow weary and old.
Some have died.

But once, a lifetime ago, they were all
bound by courage,
and touched by fire.
(Jerry Komar, Editor, Dedicated to Heroes).

Adopt A Soldier

Adopt a Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers to show our troops their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed troops. Adopt A Soldier is active in over 100 countries with thousands of active volunteers. For more information on how you can volunteer go to:

Arlington Burial for Retired Air Force Tuskegee Pilot

Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, Jr., a retired Air Force Tuskegee pilot, was buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetary. Weathers was 90 years old. Coicidentally, he was buried on the same day of the official opening of Red Tails, a movie about The Tuskegee Airmen. (see next story below).

 Red Tails: Tuskegee Airmen

Red Tails, a new film about The Tuskegee Airmen opened this week. Reviews have been positive noting the great action sequences and its inspirational elements. Like Act of Valor it's refreshing to see Hollywood making positive movies about our military heroes.

Hometown Heroes

The mission of Hometown Heroes is to tell stories of America's veterans by honoring veterans and their families; educating current and future generations of the experiences and sacrifices of our military veterans and inspiring us to do more. For more information about Hometown Heroes please visit

RIP Sgt. Barbara Ester

Sgt. Barbara Ester, Arkansas Department of Corrections, was stabbed to death by an inmate as she was checking for contraband. She was a 12 year veteran of the Department. She is survived by her husband.

NYPD Detective Dives Into Hudson River To Save Woman

Two weeks ago, a woman from NJ drove her car through a fence and into the Hudson River, near 96th Street on the West side of Manhattan. Detective Darren McNamara tore off his gun belt and jumped into the river and brought the woman back to shore to safety. (NY Post)

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