F. Joe Biden: Hero Of The Military

The “president*” took some time out from his busy day of eating ice cream and sniffing little girls’ hair to thank a Coast Guardsman for rescuing an elderly woman during Hurricane Ian.

Unfortunately, the hero rescuer is expecting to be terminated by week’s end.

Biden personally thanked a Coast Guardsman for saving a 94-year-old woman in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, but the hero expects to be fired within days for rejecting the COVID vaccine, The Daily Wire reported. Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch earned praise in a Friday phone call from the commander in chief for kicking in a wall to save a trapped, wheelchair-bound woman and her husband.

Biden’s incompetent press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, dodged questions about Loesch, and told reporters to contact the Coast Guard. It’s amazing how much damage Biden has done to the military, all because they wouldn’t take an experimental “vaccine” where the side effects are unknown.

“I told him how proud of him I was and thanked him for all the work he and his Coasties are doing to save lives,” Biden said in a press release that thanked Loesch and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hooper “for the heroic work that they and their Coast Guard colleagues have performed during search and rescue operations in response to Hurricane Ian.”

But the next time Loesch hears from a federal official, it could be to learn his career is over. Loesch said in an interview that he had applied for a religious exemption to avoid taking the COVID vaccine but does not expect it to be honored.

The Biden administration has infamously denied most religious exemptions for taking the Covid shot, causing an unknown amount of military personnel to either resign or be terminated.

Poland Demands $1.26T For Reparations

The Polish foreign minister has created a diplomatic note demanding $1.26 trillion dollars from Germany for World War II reparations.

I’m surprised they asked for so little.

Poland’s foreign minister has signed a diplomatic note requesting that Germany pay the equivalent of $1.26 trillion in reparations for damage incurred by Poland during the Nazi German invasion that set off World War II.

As someone who lives, eats, and breathes World War II, I find the irony hilarious. After World War I, the Allies effectively destroyed the German economy because everyone wanted reparations from the war. Twenty-one years later, Germany invaded Poland. It took 92 years for Germany to get out of debt.

“[The note] expresses the position of the Polish minister of foreign affairs that the parties should take immediate steps to permanently and effectively … settle the issue of the consequences of aggression and German occupation,” Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said of the matter, adding that it will be one of the foremost points of discussion during German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to Warsaw on Tuesday.

Obviously, no other countries really suffered more than Poland. Germany and Russia rolled over them, then the Russians sat back in 1944 while the Nazis wiped out the Warsaw Uprising. Not to mention the masses of Polish Jews sent to the gas chambers.

I understand Poland’s demands, but I also think it is a bridge too far. Poland is thriving now, and arguably doing better than Germany at the moment. All those who suffered through WWII are mostly dead, so why bring up so much misery seventy-seven years after the end of the war?

The Last Brother Is Welcomed Home

The last living member of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division has died. James H. “Pee Wee” Martin has passed away at the ripe young age of 101, and will finally join his comrades with the Lord.

World War II veteran James Martin, otherwise known as Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, has died in his home in Sugarcreek Township, Ohio. According to WYSO, the 101-year-old was known for being a part of the 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. This group of soldiers was chronicled in Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1992 book “Band of Brothers,” which in turn inspired the HBO hit miniseries of the same name. Martin also served as an adviser for the show.

In 1942, Martin joined the army and trained as a paratrooper at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. It’s here where his small size earned him the nickname “Pee Wee.” During his military service, Martin went on to survive D-Day and aid in the liberation of Europe.

Martin was one of the original members of Easy Company, who trained at Toccoa, Georgia.

Martin and the rest of the 101st Airborne Division later became known as the “Toccoa Originals.” In June 1944, they parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. Martin also fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he almost froze to death. We Are The Mighty adds that he was involved in Operation Market Garden in Holland.

According to the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum, the 101st Airborne Division liberated the Kaufering IV concentration camp. Furthermore, he also assisted in capturing Berghof, Hitler’s home, in 1945.

Most of you know how much I revered Easy Company, and I’ve read the book many times. You never think your heroes are ever going to pass away, especially those who fought against tyranny, oppression, and hatred. While it’s a loss here on Earth, they are all reunited now.

Godspeed, Pfc. Martin. I assure you your Band of Brothers are excited to see everyone again in Heaven.

Something Rotten In The State Of Denmark

Well, it’s Fleet Week in Baltimore Harbor, so that means the city will be chock full of sailors, dignitaries, and prostitutes to keep everyone entertained. Unfortunately, there was already an “incident” which did not put the Danes in a good light.

The Royal Danish Navy’s Danmark hit USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS-21) while the Freedom-class LCS was moored at the Baltimore pier for Fleet Week. No U.S. sailors were injured during the incident, according to the Navy.

Someone at Ace of Spades HQ was claiming the two highest ranking officers were women, but that might have been a joke.

“No U.S. Navy personnel were injured and no serious damage sustained onboard USS Minneapolis St. Paul (LCS 21) when the Danish training ship Danmark made contact with the moored LCS while the Danish ship was getting underway from the Baltimore Inner Harbor Sept 11, 2022. The ships were in port taking part in what has been a fantastic week in Baltimore for Maryland Fleet Week and Flyover Baltimore,” a spokesman for the U.S. Navy said in a statement.

It appears the tug pilot had a lot to do with this, and the Danmark was moving at a decent speed with it struck the Minneapolis-Saint Paul. That said, I’m certain the captain of the Danmark didn’t help matters.

China Seeking Naval Base In Nicaragua

According to the Taiwanese Vice Foreign Minister, China is seeking to create a naval outpost in Nicaragua in order to dominate the Pacific Ocean.

“The Chinese are talking with them about also potentially setting up a naval outpost,” Taiwanese Vice Foreign Minister Alexander Yui told reporters this week. “So they have a very large plan.”

This is what happens when a country elects a mentally-disabled politician. F. Joe Biden is a feckless, corrupt clown who doesn’t even have the respect of his fellow Democrats.

Nicaragua severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan last year in favor of new ties with Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping’s regime, which claims sovereignty over the island democracy despite never having ruled in Taipei. Xi has deployed a mix of pressure and inducements to convince Taiwan’s dwindling number of allies to establish a connection with Beijing, an initiative that China has used both to isolate Taipei and gain advantages in relation to the United States.

There’s no doubt Biden is under China’s thumb, and I can guarantee he will not even blink when China moves to build this naval base. The administration will simply let China take over the seas, and they won’t care.

“It’s part of their expansionist agenda — take over Taiwan, and break from the first island chain into the rest of the Pacific, take over the Pacific,” Yui said. “They are expanding. They want to become the predominant power in the world and also export their way of thought, their way of living, to the rest of the world.”

The minister is correct. China wants to rule the Pacific, and getting closer to America would be a windfall for them. Nicaragua is only 1,300 miles from California, and it would be easy to fire missiles into America at any moment.

All this misery is occurring because many Americans thought Trump’s tweets were mean. The mean tweets are gone, and soon America will be gone as well.

Join The Army, Lose A Machine Gun

There is no doubt the United States military has been headed on a downslide since F. Joe Biden was fraudulently swept into the White House. That is not necessarily a shot at the service-members, but it certainly is a shot at the hierarchy.

While the upper echelon are worried about pronouns, trannies, and debacles like the fleeing of Afghanistan, very few seem to be concerned about a “missing” M240B machine gun.

Are you currently near the Army’s National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California? If so, have you seen an M240B machine gun? If you have, or you know anyone who has, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division would like to know.

A thread posted this week to the popular Army Reddit forum showed a poster from CID “seeking information on the following missing property,” along with a helpful picture of an M240B.

CID did not confirm the details of the post but did say in an email that special agents “have opened an investigation and are seeking information regarding the missing weapon at Fort Irwin, California. Currently, there are no indications of any criminal activity.”

Oh, it gets better…

A 2021 investigation by the Associated Press revealed at least 1,900 weapons were lost or stolen from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps from 2010 to 2019, including roughly 1,300 from the Army alone.

Wait, the American military branches have “lost” nearly 2,000 weapons within a decade? Are you f**king kidding me? Have any of these weapons been recovered, because I’d like to know if some thugs in Philadelphia are carrying fully automatic weapons in their vehicles.

Europe Drought Reveals German Warships

PHOTO: Wreckage of a World War II German warship surfaces in the Danube in Prahovo, Serbia Aug. 18, 2022. (Fedja Grulovic/Reuters)
While scouring the interwebz for posts, I came across this article out of Serbia, which shows wreckage of World War II German warships exposed from the Danube River drought.

Since I am a World War II nerd, I definitely had to add this to the blog.

Europe’s scorching drought has revealed the hulks of dozens of German warships that became submerged during World War Two near Serbia’s river port town of Prahovo.

The ships, sunken on Danube River, were part of Nazi Germany’s Black Sea fleet in 1944 as they retreated from advancing Soviet forces, officials said.

It’s bad enough their warships were destroyed, but outside Serbia? Ick!

The vessels still impact the river today, often hampering river traffic during low water levels. Now, over 20 ships have come to the surface, many of which are still loaded with ammunition and explosives. Officials say the vessels pose a risk to shipping on the Danube.

Serbian officials are racing to remove the ammunition and the wreckage while the Danube is still at lower levels. Many of the warships have clogged the Danube channels, making it difficult – and dangerous – for other ships.

The Ghosts Of WWI Have Returned

The southwest region of Slovenia is fighting a severe wildfire, and firefighters are having difficulty containing the blaze because World War I ordnance has been exploding from the blaze.

A massive wildfire is currently raging in the Kras region in Slovenia’s southwest. The fires are having the unexpected effect of setting off multiple unexploded ordnances (or UXOs) left in the ground from World War I. The fire has burned more than eight square miles, and forced at least three villages on or near the Italian-Slovenian border to evacuate, including the border town of Opatje Selo. More than 1,000 firefighters and elements of the Slovenian military have been fighting the blaze.

I never wanted to be a firefighter, and I certainly wouldn’t want to be a firefighter in a region where unexploded bombs were present.

The fires alone are presenting risks to firefighters, but the risk of sudden, unexpected explosions add another level of danger. Local media reported that one explosion sent shrapnel right by a group of firefighters, but no one was injured in the blast. Slovenia has sent in bomb disposal teams to help clear the space for containing and battling the fires. Slovakia, Austria and Croatia have also dispatched helicopter crews to assist in the efforts.

Experts believe it will take several more decades to clear all the leftover WWI ordnance.

Politician Refuses To Honor WWII Hero

You may not have heard about Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams before, but the World War II Marine was awarded the Medal of Honor during the battle of Iwo Jima.

Sadly, Chief Warrant Officer Williams passed away Wednesday at the age of 98. He was the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. To salute William’s heroism, West Virginia representative Carol Miller put forth a resolution to have Williams lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol.

See if you can guess Nancy Pelosi’s decision.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to ignore a resolution sent to her by West Virginia representative Carol Miller that would allow the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient to lie in honor at the US Capitol.

The veteran in question, Woody Williams, passed away on Wednesday at the age of ninety-eight, serving in the Pacific Theater of World War II, and most notably fighting in the battle of Iwo Jima.

Williams advanced on Japanese pillboxes under heavy fire, alone, to clear a route for the tanks.

“He devoted his life to veterans and Gold Star Families,” she wrote. “He and his Foundation have established 103 Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments across the United States, with more than 72 additional monuments under way. He played a critical role in helping veterans throughout his community and will be sorely missed.”

House Judiciary Committee Republicans blasted Pelosi’s inaction on the resolution, saying that the fact she’s ignoring it tells “all you need to know about the Speaker.”

If you’re looking for a hero, Williams would have been your guy. Unfortunately, the House Speaker couldn’t care less about the men who fought and died for this country.

You can see Williams’ actions in Iwo Jima here. Take a moment to read about this American hero.

UPDATE: West Virginia politicians are making it happen, and Mr. Williams will lie in the U.S. Capitol!

D-Day, 78 Years Later

While most of those brave soldiers who landed on D-Day in 1944 have passed, their stories will live on for eternity. An American medic named Arnold Raymond “Ray” Lambert hit Omaha Beach on June 6th, and spent the day saving drowning GIs, bandaging up wounds and shielding the wounded. Lambert told his story to a Smithsonian writer in 2019.

In the early dawn of June 6, 1944, Lambert’s medical unit landed with the first assault wave at Omaha Beach, where Wehrmacht troops were especially well-armed, well-fortified and well-prepared. Drenched, weary and seasick from the nighttime Channel crossing in rough seas, the GIs faced daunting odds. Pre-dawn aerial bombardments had landed uselessly far from their targets; naval gunfire support had ended; amphibious tanks were sinking before they reached land. Many of the landing craft were swamped by high waves, drowning most of their men. Soldiers charged forward in chest-deep waters, weighed down by as much as 90 pounds of ammunition and equipment. As they came ashore, they faced withering machine gun, artillery and mortar fire.

That was the moment Mr. Lambert sprung into action.

In the opening minutes of battle, by one estimate, 90 percent of the frontline GIs in some companies were killed or wounded. Within hours, casualties mounted into the thousands. Lambert was wounded twice that morning but was able to save well more than a dozen lives thanks to his bravery, skill and presence of mind. Impelled by instinct, training and a profound sense of responsibility for his men, he rescued many from drowning, bandaged many others, shielded wounded men behind the nearest steel barrier or lifeless body, and administered morphine shots—including one for himself to mask the pain of his own wounds.

Lambert’s heroics only ended when a landing craft ramp weighing hundreds of pounds crashed down on him as he attempted to help a wounded soldier emerge from the surf. Unconscious, his back broken, Lambert was tended to by medics and soon found himself on a vessel heading back to England. But his ordeal was far from over. “When I came out of the army I weighed 130 pounds,” Lambert says. “I’d been in hospital for almost a year after D-Day, in England, then back in the States, before I was able to walk and really get around too good.”

During his military service, Lambert was wounded four times and was awarded three Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and the French Legion of Honor.

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day, HarperCollins released Lambert’s memoir, “Every Man a Hero,” co-written with The New York Times bestselling author Jim DeFelice.

Mr. Lambert passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021. Another hero ascending into Heaven.

P.S. – An older man who stops by Mrs. Earp’s work always drops off a WWII book for me about once a month. I thought Lambert’s title was familiar. I have the book at home. It’ll be my next read.