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Profiles in Courage: U.S. Born Soldier Says he's Forgive Palestinian Who Stabbed Him

‘I’d only had one lesson in Krav Maga. All I had in my mind were, like, things from movies’

Seth, from Utah, was lightly wounded in an attack last month in Jerusalem after fighting off his attacker — who, he says, should ‘get his life together’ 365 more words

Current Events

Vermont's Largest Newspaper just can't take it

You may recall my recent remarks on our thinnest-skinned institution — the fourth estate.

When I criticize the failings or shortcomings of Vermont’s media, they often react with a pained squeal.

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The Media

Profiles in Courage: Ssgt. Jared Monti, United States Army

Staff Sgt. Jared Monti died to save a teammate in the middle of a firefight.

On June 18, 2006 Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti led 16 fellow soldiers on a mission up a mountainside into enemy territory near Gowardesh in northeastern Afghanistan. 594 more words

Military History

Inspirational: How a US-born amputee fought his way back into the Israeli army

Floridian Izzy Ezagui, gravely injured in Gaza in 2008, wasn’t going to let the loss of his left arm stop him from heading back to combat duty… 293 more words


Inspirational: World War Two Hero Still Leads by Example after 70 Years


Years after clearing paths through the Battle of Iwo Jima with a flamethrower, Woody Williams is still serving his country.

In early December, I had the humbling honor of being connected with a former Marine named Hershel “Woody” Williams, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient. 276 more words

Military History

Military History: The Legendary Christmas Truce of 1914

This month’s original Task & Purpose comic is in the spirit of the season. During the Christmas Truce of 1914, German and British soldiers laid down their arms and met in no man’s land to play a spirited game of soccer. 21 more words

Military History