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Links 1 through 10 of 36 by Chris Turner tagged military

Kirk Morris, father of Marine Pfc. Geoffrey Morris, 19

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"I don’t think that the majority of Americans get it," he said. "It’s about remembering those who have fallen. ... I don’t want to diminish our veterans, but that’s why we have Veterans Day. This day is about all those who never got their tomorrows."

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Sandra Miller, mother of Army Pvt. DeWayne White, 27

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[S]he is baffled so many Americans do not recognize or even think about his sacrifice, especially on Memorial Day. Even family members, she said, are too busy to mark the occasion, leaving her alone in her sorrow.

"It’s not about having a barbecue. It’s a day for remembering. ... And what’s up with all the sales?" she said. "If one TV channel could just put up the photos of all the fallen for just one day, that would make a huge difference."

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"Astounding photographs taken by photographers Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas. These photos display tens of thousands of American soldiers posing as symbols of American history."

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Forgot to post this back in May when it was published. A very interesting report from an anonymous naval aviator aboard the USS Eisenhower.

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"From now until when this campaign ends (approximately one month from now), every post will be related to my campaign to raise as much money as possible for Soldier's Angels.

"Soldier's Angels is a non-profit organization that does more for deployed troops than I can write here. The best way to find out everything they offer is to visit their website.

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"I plan to auction off, on eBay, a signed copy of Homefront. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Soldier's Angels.

"I realize I'm a 'nobody.' I'm not someone whose name will really mean anything scribbled inside of the book. However, I put over a year of my time, and every ounce of whatever writing talent I have, into this book. [...]

"It's the best, and most important, thing I've ever written. I'm giving it because it's all I have to give for this effort, and because it's not about the book, anyway. It's about where the money is going."

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Springfield now has a mil-spec XD .45, which features an ambidextrous, thumb-operated slide safety. Looks to be the XD I've been waiting for.

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I'm a little bummed that they're simply mothballing the Kennedy. I was kind of hoping it would go somewhere in the States as a museum. It would be cool to take a trip with my dad to tour the ship he served on.

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Gizmodo interview with Will Chapman, founder of BrickArms, the LEGO weapons company.

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"Compatible Toy Weapons & Custom Minifigs". Very cool custom LEGO work.

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What it all boils down to is that none of us outside of the military will be prepared when the robot overlords take over.

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