The Last Brother

Colonel Edward Shames, the last surviving member of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, has passed away. Colonel Shames was 99 years old.

American hero Edward Shames has passed away at the age of 99.

Colonel Shames died Friday, and he was the last remaining officer of the famous and iconic Easy Company from WWII. Shames’ obituary reads in part:

Ed was involved in some of the most important battles of the war. He made his first combat jump into Normandy on D-Day as part of Operation Overlord. He volunteered for Operation Pegasus and then fought with Easy Company in Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne. Ed gained a reputation as a stubborn and very outspoken soldier who demanded the highest of standards from himself and his fellow soldiers.

He not only earned the respect of his men, but was recognized by command for outstanding leadership and on June 13, 1944, he received a battlefield commission to Second Lieutenant. This made him the first non-commissioned officer in the Third Battalion to receive a commission in Normandy. In Germany, he was the first member of the 101st to enter Dachau concentration camp, just days after its liberation.

When Germany surrendered, Ed and his men of Easy Company entered Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest where Ed managed to acquire a few bottles of cognac, a label indicating they were “for the Fuhrer’s use only.” Later, he would use the cognac to toast his oldest son’s Bar Mitzvah.

May God bless and keep you, Colonel. Thank you for your service, and enjoy eternity with your fellow brothers.

Remember Our Vets, Now More Than Ever

Today is Veterans Day, a day to honor and thank those who volunteered to fight and sometimes die, for the United States of America.

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

Thank you to all who served, especially now, where it’s obvious the Defense Department and the President does not appear to have your backs. May the Lord bless and keep you.

Eject Every Single GOP Incumbent

Yes, this is a bonus post today, but I thought it necessary to pass it on to those who have not seen it. The House of Representatives have approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and the GOP gleefully inserted a provision demanding females will now be eligible for the draft.

The House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Thursday night after a lengthy amendment debate that took up most of the day. This annual bill is considered “must pass” legislation as it reauthorizes and funds the military.

In an unbelievable move, both House and Senate Republicans, many of whom view themselves as “defense hawks,” voted to add far-left language to the bill that would draft our young daughters in a time of national emergency. In the House, 135 Republicans voted last night to do just that.

Someone convince me why I would ever vote for the GOP again.

It remains to be seen how many Senate Republicans have the spine to oppose this disgrace on the floor, but the outlook thus far does not look promising. Only five SASC Republicans opposed drafting our daughters during the committee mark-up. Those five were Sens. Tom Cotton, James Inhofe, Roger Wicker, Mike Rounds, and Josh Hawley.

The five senators are the ones I expected to fight this ridiculous decision. Not that it would matter, because I imagine most of the other GOP senators will not oppose “their good friends across the aisle.” Oh, and while we’re at it, check out all the military goodies the GOP House voted for.

We need a national divorce, and we need to start ditching politicians who do not support our core values and beliefs. There is very little difference between the DNC and the GOP.

Joe Biden Hates The Military

Yes, I understand that title is not a news flash to anyone in America, or the world, but the illegitimate president’s newest swipe at our armed forces is even something Obama wouldn’t attempt.

This article is a bit misleading, so I’ll comment as I go through it.

President Joe Biden’s administration on Wednesday came out against efforts to prevent dishonorable discharges for U.S. troops who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Office of Management and Budget said in a policy statement it “strongly opposes” an amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that bars any discharge but honorable for service members.

The Biden administration is demanding dishonorable discharges for any member of the military who refuse to get the Covid vaccine; no matter the rank, no matter the medals, no matter the years of service.

The provision “would detract from readiness and limit a commander’s options for enforcing good order and discipline when a Service member fails to obey a lawful order to receive a vaccination,” the office said, adding that commanders “must have the ability to give orders and take appropriate disciplinary measures” in order to have “a uniformed force to fight with discipline.”

I would vigorously dispute forcing a vaccine on someone is a “lawful order,” but putting that aside, this will two things. First, it will destroy the already low morale of our armed forces. Second, it will deter Americans from joining in the first place. Plus, people like the Navy SEALs – who apparently are dead set against the vaccine – will have to explain their dishonorable discharges to future employers.

The amendment received support from members of both parties during a markup of the act on Sept. 1. It was authored by Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.), a military veteran and a doctor.

So there is bipartisan support against destroying the careers of our armed forces personnel, but the illegitimate president still demands they be punished. Worst. President. Evah.

Into The Wild Blue Blunder

An airman assigned to Eglin Air Force Base allegedly texted a bomb threat to the base’s dining facility. Apparently he was sick and tired of creamed chipped beef.

Eglin Airforce Base allegedly received a bomb threat from an airman on Sunday.

According to spokeswoman Jasmine Porterfield, the airman who allegedly texted the threat targeting The Breeze Dining facility is assigned to the 96th Test Wing.

Now I’m no detective, but I imagine the base has a list of the personnel assigned there, as well as their cell phone numbers. The airman must spend a lot of time around gas fumes.

According to the base, the airman sent a text to a third party threatening to blow up The Breeze. That person then notified military officials, who responded to The Breeze around 8 p.m.

The dining hall was checked and cleared, but the story does not mention if this genius was arrested.

Watch That First Step…

A British Special Forces soldier was performing a HALO jump, when his parachute failed to open. The soldier plummeted to Earth and crashed through a California resident’s roof, landing in the kitchen.

He had leapt out of a plane at more than 15,000 feet on a High Altitude Low Opening jump known as Halo – which the SAS and SBS use for covert insertions into hostile territory. But he spiraled out of control when the chute failed to fully deploy.

The impact punched a gaping hole in the red-tiled roof of a bungalow on the outskirts of Atascadero. The soldier – who was wearing uniform reserved for UK Special Forces – tumbled through the loft and through an interior ceiling landing in a ground floor kitchen.

“The parachutist was conscious but stunned with complaints of pain but no visible serious injuries.”

The worst part is the soldier then had the misfortune to watch England lose the Euro Soccer Championship to the freakin’ Italians.

The Day Of Days

Today is the 77th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe; also known as D-Day.

By daybreak, 18,000 British and American parachutists were already on the ground. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion. At 6:30 a.m., American troops came ashore at Utah and Omaha beaches.

The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah. The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where the U.S. First Division battled high seas, mist, mines, burning vehicles—and German coastal batteries, including an elite infantry division, which spewed heavy fire. Many wounded Americans ultimately drowned in the high tide. British divisions, which landed at Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches, and Canadian troops also met with heavy German fire.

But by day’s end, 155,000 Allied troops–Americans, British and Canadians–had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches and were then able to push inland. Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east.

God bless those heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy that day, and may those who perished on that beach know their deaths were not in vain.

Remember Their Sacrifices

Today is Memorial Day, the day Americans give thanks and remembrance to those brave men and women who gave their lives for their country. Joining the armed forces is never an easy choice, especially when the commander-in-chief is a dullard who respects Iran and China more than his own country.

Thankfully, this holiday has nothing to do with politicians. It has everything to do with people like Nathan Hale, Civil War hero Alonzo H. Cushing, World War I legend Henry Johnson, WWII hero Lt. Eric Fisher Wood Jr, and Mogadishu Delta snipers Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart.

There are thousands more American heroes who deserve recognition. Great Americans who loved their country, and volunteered to fight communism, fascism, and Nazism. Remember those heroes today.

Andrew Cuomo Is A Jackass

New York Governor, murderer of nursing home residents, and credibly-accused sexual harasser Andrew Cuomo has decided New York will ignore our fallen military heroes, and instead celebrate essential COVID-19 workers on Memorial Day.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo drew scrutiny Monday after he called for the public to honor COVID-19 essential workers on Memorial Day, the federal holiday traditionally reserved for honoring fallen military servicemembers.

I still remember my grandfather telling me how doctors and nurses stormed St. Mihiel during WWI.

“It’s Memorial Day and we remember those who gave their lives on Memorial Day, gave their lives for this country or for freedom, because freedom isn’t free,” Cuomo said at a press conference. “I also think we should remember this past year on Memorial Day, remember the 42,000 New Yorkers who died. 42,000. Remember the 1,000 essential workers who died giving their life.”

Ironically, most of these people were killed by Andrew Cuomo and his nursing home directives.

Cuomo said that flags throughout the state would be flown at half-staff during Memorial Day Weekend in remembrance of essential workers who died during the coronavirus pandemic. State landmarks will be illuminated red, white and blue.

For someone who is occasionally deemed an “essential worker,” I think this is the stupidest idea Cuomo ever concocted. I’ve lost a few coworkers to the Chinese Wuhan Virus, and even they would think this is an idiotic idea. Memorial Day is for those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect this country and its freedoms.

Biden’s Military Has Much To Be Desired

They’ve fallen and they can’t get up.

A tracked armored vehicle overturned Thursday in Salisbury, Maryland while training. Firefighters responded when the crew realized fuel was leaking out of the vehicle.

FIREFIGHTERS were called after a military vehicle overturned and was leaking fuel on Salisbury Plain Training Area. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to Bulford Camp at 2.25pm yesterday.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “A crew from Amesbury was called to Bulford camp at 2.25pm yesterday to see whether we could assist with a fuel spillage from a military vehicle.

An MOD spokesperson said: “A military tracked vehicle slipped off a track and toppled during a tracked vehicle driver training course. Nobody was injured.”

Luckily, Michelle Obama righted the armored vehicle with her beefy arms and her man-hands.

UPDATE: This apparently happened in England, not the U.S. Thanks to Benjamin for pointing out my error.