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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Exeter, England instituted their very limited Independence Day celebration after bomb experts detonated a World War II unexploded bomb. That’s one spicy meatball.
This is a video of an unexploded WW2 bomb being intentionally detonated in Exeter, UK after it was discovered by workers on Friday:
WW2 bomb gets detonated in Exeter in a controlled explosion. The bomb was discovered by workers yesterday which resulted in 2600 homes being evacuated and a no go cordon of 400m being set up.
Well done to the Royal navy bomb disposal team and the huge manpower that co-ordinated the evacuation. I’m very fortunate not to live in a war zone. We have self-driving cars and can send rovers to Mars, but when it comes to getting rid of old bombs the best we can do is just have them go off. You’d think there’d be a technological solution by now besides, “Let’s just explode it.”
Unfortunately, the bomb was filled with Nazi gold and naked photos of Eva Braun. Good job, idiots!
You can see the video of the detonation below the fold…
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A U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander has been dismissed after he was allegedly patronizing Bahrain and Thai prostitutes and dabbling in human trafficking. Wow, the Navy sounds like a helluva good time!
(For the record, the women in the photo are from Bahrain, but are not prostitutes.)
Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Nelson, formerly a Reserve officer at Naval Operational Support Center in New York, had been found guilty of unauthorized absence terminated by apprehension; conduct unbecoming an officer; and patronizing prostitutes. The only officer to be charged among at least nine sailors accused of sex crimes and human trafficking during a 2017-2018 deployment to Bahrain, Nelson was sentenced to forfeiture of $7,596 pay per month for four months and dismissal from the Navy.
Of course, Lt. Cmdr. Nelson could be reinstated if he claims he is now transgender.
But an opinion from the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, or CAAF, published Feb. 8, found that Nelson was wrongly convicted and sentenced on one charge: conduct unbecoming. The document also provides new details in the bizarre and dramatic case.
A Naval Criminal Investigative Service bust in 2018 publicized the shocking news that sailors deployed to Manama, Bahrain — headquarters of the Navy’s 5th Fleet — were accused of participating in a scheme to patronize and traffic Thai prostitutes.
Yes, members of the U.S. Navy patronizing prostitutes is utterly and completely shocking. /eyeroll
President Trump has been out of office for only three days, but he is still showing everyone how much he cares for our military personnel.
Former President Trump has reportedly offered to let the National Guardsmen still stationed at the Capitol stay at his Trump Hotel in Washington D.C.
“Trump has given permission for the troops to stay at Trump Hotel DC if any of them need, an advisor told the One America News Network.
Why would President Trump open his doors to the troops? You can thank some Democrat douchebag.
As American Greatness previously reported, some 5,000 Guardsmen were moved to the parking garage after being told that they were no longer allowed to rest in certain designated rest areas of the Capitol complex, including the visitors’ center and the cafeteria.” The soldiers were forced to bunk in an unheated space in 38-degree temperatures with only one small bathroom and one electrical outlet.
The troops were told to evacuate the Capitol building grounds on Thursday, after a Democrat congressman complained about one National Guard member not wearing a mask at a cafe in the building, according to Breitbart.
The piece of shit who ratted out the national Guardsman is Congressman Will Keating from Massachusetts. Feel free to heckle this asshole in public, and hope he gets painful ass cancer.
ALSO: During the illegitimate president’s inauguration – you know, the one where 7,000 members of the National Guard were needed for all the non-existent conservative riots – the NG were cramped into the halls of the Capitol. Now 100-200 of these Guardsmen have the Chinese Wuhan Virus, and those numbers are likely to increase. At least it was worth it, what with all the killings and such.
Well, it took him four decades, but a Massachusetts man has returned the bronze sword of General William Shepard after stealing it from the general’s statue in 1980.
Cindy P. Gaylord, the chair of Westfield’s Historical Commission, said a man contacted the city hall saying he had the sword stolen from the town’s statue of Gen. William Shepard in 1980, the Springfield Republican reported on Sunday.
Gaylord agreed to give the man anonymity if he returned the bronze sword and arranged for him and his wife to drop it off at her home, she said.
I wrote for my college newspaper, and we would go to Pizza Hut once every few weeks and have dinner on publishing day. Before leaving, I would put a dollar into the juke box and choose Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” four times before leaving the restaurant. I still feel remorse. True story.
“He had a great deal of shame and remorse,” Gaylord told the newspaper. “He is a veteran and told me the fact that he did this to another soldier troubled him. He wants the story printed to remind people that something you do in your youth could haunt you for the rest of your life.”
Shepard was born in the area in the 1730s and fought as a militiaman and soldier in multiple wars, including the American Revolution. The town erected the bronze statue of him in 1919.
Eh, all of us make mistakes, especially when we’re young. I give the man credit for owning up to his mistake and delivering the sword in person. That could not have been easy.
President Trump attended the Army-Navy game Saturday, and despite all the fact the Democrats are likely going to steal his second term, our military personnel still love the man.
President Donald Trump attended an Army-Navy game at the West Point military academy in New York on Saturday. His presence was met with cheers by the thousands of service members who attended the event, marking it the third straight year he has done so as the president.
As the address announcer intoned: “Ladies and gentlemen, the 45th president of the United States,” the audience of around 9,000 at Michie Stadium erupted in cheers, giving the president a standing ovation. Trump stopped in the Army end zone and waved as the crowd chanted “USA, USA, USA.”
A friend of mine who served in Kosovo texted me the clip since I missed the opening. You can say a lot about President Trump, but you can never question his affinity for our troops…
As the Baltimore Sun notes, “Trump attended Saturday’s 121st Army-Navy game, marking the third straight year he has done so as sitting president. Trump also attended the 2016 Army-Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore as president-elect.”
With the possible exception of Reagan, no politician has ever connected with the American people like Donald Trump has. There may never be another president like him, and I never truly appreciated his presidency until the Democrats stole his election.
The video is below the fold…
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