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Wednesday Hero – Kevin Baker (US Navy)
March 18, 2009, 6:22 pm
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Kevin Baker

Kevin George Baker

U.S. Navy

Kevin George Baker, a disabled Navy veteran, had been riding his hand-propelled bicycle from his hometown through Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Marseilles, Illinois to support a new flag designed to honor fallen members of the military. His trip began at his home on Saturday, March 7 and sadly ended on March 13 when he passed away in his sleep. Baker, who is unable to use his legs due to a neurological impairment, was flying the Honor and Remember Flag from his bike and encouraged people along the way to sign a petition urging Congress to adopt the flag as a new national symbol by passing HR Bill 1034.

You can read the rest of Baker’s story here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Mandating private insurance reimburse VA healthcare
March 17, 2009, 2:53 pm
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This is utter freaking despicable unconscionable madness.

Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion (and numerous other Vet organizations) stated in a letter regarding Obama’s proposed policy:

There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran’s personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide. While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable.

Commander Rehbein also stated after meeting with Obama, Shinseki, et. al:

“This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ‘ to care for him who shall have borne the battle’ given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm’s way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America’s veterans!”

It is disgusting Obama is allowing such a policy to grace a sounding board and clearly illustrates the contempt he harbors for our military.

UPDATE (03/18/09): Obama drops the idea. Smooth move.

“My Father Asks For Nothing.”
March 4, 2009, 3:57 pm
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A moving tribute by a son whose father, a WWII B-24 gunner,  asks for nothing.

Via Drew (Ace’s), via The Corner.

Veterans Day 2008: “Veterans Day is for…”
November 11, 2008, 6:35 pm
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Having trouble getting my thoughts together to blog lately but I didn’t want to miss Vet’s day.

Philippians 1:3: “I thank my God every time I remember you…”

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a great collection of previous Veterans Day posters. Go check ’em out!

MadOgre says it best on Vet’s Day:

Veterans Day: Just a word to you cake eating civilians out there… You don’t say Happy Veterans Day. You don’t say Merry Vets Day. But just because you don’t have a meaningless Seasons Greetings for it doesn’t mean you don’t say anything.

This isn’t some fat bunny in a sled passing around Jack O’Lanterns because it’s Santa’s birthday… This isn’t about some old fable-become-tradition.

Veterans Day is a day for those that are still alive, and for those who are dead… those who died for your freedom to flip soldiers the bird and to call them baby killers and spit on them in the airport.

Veterans Day is for the guys that died fighting for your personal independent liberty…

It’s for that Veteran that walks with just a slight limp and seems otherwise fine, but he doesn’t have a spleen because an enemy of our country blew it out his back with an AK-47 so you can get 15% Off that new leather fat-ass reclining couch that your going to sit on to mock the President from while watching your 42 inch plasma TV flipping through the channels trying to find some Friends rerun.

Veterans Day is for the guy that came home while all his friends didn’t.

Veterans day is for the woman who gave up the best years of her young adulthood so she could press her hands over the sucking chest wound of some guy from her own home town 6 thousand miles away from home.

Veterans day is for that old woman over there that raised 2 kids alone because when she was young she sent her handsome young husband off to fight for your freedom and came back as a flag folded into a triangle.

That’s what Veterans day is for… and what do you say to those people who served?

You just say “Thank You”.