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It's Purple Time

My garden is graced with purple:  purple blooms, foliage, and fruits continue with a seasonal tradition of a purple-to-lavender champion performances during the long Central Texas summer. 716 more words

GySgt Rose Marie Noel

Rose Marie Noël enlisted in the military in 1988, choosing the Marine Corps because, she said, “they’re the toughest.” Following completion of Avionics School, she served as an Aviation Electrician and Instructor around the United States and in Japan, and served as a Drill Instructor at Parris Island for two years. 103 more words

Purple Heart

Mike Cain: The Life of a Purple Heart Recipient

This past Monday, August the 7th was Purple Heart Day. The Purple Heart is our nation’s oldest military award. It was first introduced by George Washington in 1782 as the “Badge of Military Merit”. 711 more words

MCPO Jack Shimizu

November 1969, after riverine warfare training in Vallejo, California; I detached and reported to rivers quadrant 13 in Vietnam in December 1969. I was reassigned to river division 131, located in the Mekong delta. 184 more words

Vietnam War

Forever G.I. Bill???

How we doing hard-chargers… 

I thought I’d break down the changes to the G.I. Bill and give you a better understanding of how it affects veterans. 709 more words

#SemperFi - #GIBill

Statement by VA Secretary David J. Shulkin –  Passage of the Forever GI Bill

Congress has spoken with a strong voice in support of our Veterans this afternoon.  117 more words


PO3 Clarence W Dabney

Ship’s Cook First Class Dabney (right) was wounded when Japanese aircraft bombed the LST on which he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific. Two of his shipmates were killed when bombers dropped their ‘eggs.’ 15 more words