See links below:
Million Vet March link: http://www.americansforsharedsacrifice.org/Million_Vet_March.htm
New Bonus Army “Now it’s our Turn.” Link: http://www.newbonusarmy.org/
Million Veteran March to WASHINGTON DC link: http://www.2ndbattalion94thartillery.com/mvm.htm
MSgt James T. North
U.S. Marines, Retained
Fleet Marine Corps Reserve
Category II, Deployable
From: RAlbaii@aol.com [mailto:RAlbaii@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 12:56 AM
Subject: VETERANS: Remember these congressmen! >:-)
ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK!
Vets Screwed in IU Decision
...In a defeat that was well hidden in the 2005 Defense Supplemental budget
conference report, the conferees decided to once again deny retired
Individual Unemployable (IU) Disabled Veterans their full equitable retirement
pay....despite a Pentagon policy that determined that even those veterans
who were only 100% due to Individual Unemployability should also be paid, a
White House ruling made it clear that DOD and the President (Bush) would not
pay repeal the "Veterans' Disability Tax" for about
28,000 veterans....The following is a list of the Conferees who helped sink
another step toward ending the "Veterans' Disability Tax."
So if any of them are yours, you may want to consider what you might wish to
say to them regarding this matter and send them a little note....
(Bold – indicates active veteran)
(Italics – indicates reserve veteran)
Senate Conferees (28 – 56% of Total Senate body)
Sen. Lucille Allard (R-CO)
Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO)
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Sen. William Cochran (R-MS)
Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID)
Sen. Michael DeWine (R-OH)
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM)
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Sen. Tim Hutchison (R-AR)
Sen. Inouye (D-HI)
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-WI)
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
Sen. Henry Reid (D-NV)
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)
House (19 – 4.4% of Total House body)
(* - indicates voted for HR303 Cosponsor)
Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX)*
Rep. Norman Dicks (D-WA)*
Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX)*
Rep. David Hobson (R-OH)*
Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI)*
Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ)*
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)*
Rep. Mollohan (D-WV)*
Rep. John Murtha (D-PA)*
Rep. David Obey (D-WI)
Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH)
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)*
Rep. Martin Sabo (D-MN)
Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC)
Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN)
Rep. James Walsh (R-NY)
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)*
Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) *
still much ado about nothing....President Bush finally shows some machismo...Bush
demotes US Army general in Abu Ghraib scandal, 5-6-05...President
George W. Bush demoted her to the rank of colonel. Brig. Gen.
Janis Karpinski was disciplined after Army leaders deemed her job performance
"seriously lacking" and accused her of concealing a past shoplifting
arrest. The Army said in a statement Karpinski had been reduced in rank to colonel...Army
leaders found that allegations of dereliction of duty by Karpinski were "substantiated."...
But she may not get off as easy for this....A U.S. official who asked not to be identified said Karpinski failed to inform the Army as required when filling out an official document about an earlier arrest on an Air Force base in the United States on a misdemeanor charge of stealing less than $50 worth of cosmetics from a military store...http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5757071&cKey=1115338833000
Another highly patriotic non infiltrator in the U.S. military Army sergeant arrested in Florida as deserter, 5-5-05 ...Authorities said a notebook inside the backpack contained handwritten notes cursing the military, freedom and the United States. A message reading "Die you know who you are!!!" appears with an image of the Star of David in a circle with a line through it. "He's a dangerous guy with anti-American slogans and a deserter. It's someone we want to get off the street immediately," sheriff's Capt. Gregory Richter... said...http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3169064
Wasn't there another recent highly patriotic infiltrator?
Jury Returns Death Sentence in GI Killings, 4-29-05 ...."He is a hate-filled, ideologically driven murderer," chief prosecutor Lt. Col. Michael Mulligan said. He added that Akbar wrote in his diary in 1997, "My life will not be complete unless America is destroyed."...
Another before that?
Utah Marine who went missing in Iraq charged with desertion, 12-9-04 http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/004244.php
And still more before that....
Muslim GI gets 14 months for avoiding duties in Iraq, 6-5-04
Call to prayer is unsettling in Hamtramck, 05/23/04
The uneasy loyalties of a Muslim soldier, 5-24-04
U.S. drops all charges against Muslim chaplain, Mar 19, 2004
Army, captain near deal in espionage case, March 16, 2004
State Department Lies About Giveaway to Russians, June 19, 2003
Muslim soldiers with attitude, March 26, 2003
A Stunning Disclosure on Illegals in the Military, March 1, 2004
U.S. Soldier Charged in Al Qaeda Sting , Feb 13, 2004
Army interpreters betraying soldiers, February 10, 2004
U.S. Military Collaborates With Red China, Jan. 15, 2004
Bush hosted Ramadan dinner at White House mired in Islam controversy, 10-29-03
Military cut corners to hire Arab speakers, October 13, 2003
Chinese students suspects in espionage, August 05, 2003
Soldier...refused to return to Iraq turns self in to authorities, Mar.15, 2003
Pentagon Fears Terrorist Spies Have Infiltrated U.S. Military, Oct. 4, 2003
Pentagon: Terrorists May Be Infiltrating Military, October 02, 2003
Foreign-born sailors become Americans, August 09, 2003
Is a Saddam-Devised Plot Hampering Iraq's Recovery? May 30, 2003
Are 'jihadists' infiltrating U.S. military?, November 18, 2002
China Rebuilds Its Military Muscle, Oct. 19, 2002
'Seeds': New Revelations on Wen Ho Lee, Mossad, More, Feb, 7, 2002
PENTAGON / FOREIGNERS
"Islam is Peace" Says President and our President knows best.
An interesting statistic...Small towns pay big price in fighting nation's wars, 5-5-05 ...About 35 percent of the troops who lived in the United States, or 579 of 1,656, who had died in Iraq and Afghanistan up to March 26 came from small, rural towns such as Fountain City and Muscoda, Wis., or Redfield, Kan., or Mattoon, Ill. - towns that have less than 50,000 residents and are at least 25 miles from a population center of at least 100,000 people. That 35 percent is significantly larger than the 25 percent of Americans that rural sociologists say come from small, rural towns - a difference that doesn't surprise researchers...http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/11569740.htm
Finally, a very sad note. Col David Hackworth finally lost one...his battle with Demon Cancer. I can only assume Hack now looks forward to his final orders as he stands at attention before THE SUPREME COMMANDER....
Col. David. H. Hackworth, 1930-2005 Legendary U.S. Army Guerrilla Fighter, Champion of the Ordinary Soldier
Washington, D.C., May 5, 2005 – Col. David H. Hackworth, the United States Army's legendary, highly decorated guerrilla fighter and lifelong champion of the doughboy and dogface, ground-pounder and grunt, died Wednesday in Mexico. He was 74 years old. The cause of death was a form of cancer now appearing with increasing frequency among Vietnam veterans exposed to the defoliants called Agents Orange and Blue.
Sketch by Nat Helms
Col. Hackworth spent more than half a century on the country's hottest battlefields, first as a soldier, then as a writer, war correspondent and sharp-eyed critic of the Military-Industrial Complex and ticket-punching generals he dismissed as "Perfumed Princes."
He preferred the combat style of World War II and Korean War heroes like James Gavin and Matthew Ridgeway and, during Vietnam, of Hank "The Gunfighter" Emerson and Hal Moore. General Moore, the co-author of We Were Soldiers Once and Young, called him "the Patton of Vietnam," and Gen. Creighton Abrams, the last American commander in that disastrous war, described him as "the best battalion commander I ever saw in the United States Army."
Col. Hackworth's battlefield exploits put him on the line of American military heroes squarely next to Sgt. Alvin York and Audie Murphy. The novelist Ward Just, who knew him for forty years, described him as "the genuine article, a soldier's soldier, a connoisseur of combat." At 14, as World War II was sputtering out, he lied about his age to join the Merchant Marine, and at 15 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Over the next 26 years he spent fully seven in combat. He was put in for the Medal of Honor three times; the last application is currently under review at the Pentagon. He was twice awarded the Army's second highest honor for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, along with 10 Silver Stars and eight Bronze Stars. When asked about his many awards, he always said he was proudest of his eight Purple Hearts and his Combat Infantryman's Badge.
A reputation won on the battlefield made it impossible to dismiss him when he went on the attack later as a critic of careerism and incompetence in the military high command. In 1971, he appeared in the field on ABC's "Issue and Answers" to say Vietnam "is a bad war ... it can't be won. We need to get out." He also predicted that Saigon would fall to the North Vietnamese within four years, a prediction that turned out to be far more accurate than anything the Joint Chiefs of Staff were telling President Nixon or that the President was telling the American people.
With almost five years in-country, Col. Hackworth was the only senior officer to sound off about the Vietnam War. After the interview, he retired from the Army and moved to Australia.
"He was perhaps the finest soldier of his generation," observed the novelist and war correspondent Nicholas Proffit, who described Col. Hackworth's combat autobiography, About Face, a national best-seller, as "a passionate cry from the heart of a man who never stopped loving the Army, even when it stopped loving him back."
Having risen from private by way of a battlefield commission in Korea, where he became the Army's youngest captain, to Vietnam, where he served as its youngest bird colonel, he never stood on rank.
From the beginning his life was a soldier's story. He was born on Armistice Day, now Veteran's Day, in 1930. His parents both died before he was a year old and the Army ultimately stood in for the family he never had. His grandmother, who rescued him from an orphanage, raised him on tales of the American Revolution and the Old West and the ethos of the Great Depression. After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, he got his first military training shining shoes at a base in Santa Monica, where the soldiers, adopting him as mascot, had a tailor cut him a pint-sized uniform. "At age 10 I knew my destiny," he said. "Nothing would be better than to be a soldier."
He always credited his success in battle to the training he received from the tough school of non-coms who won World War II, hard-bitten, hard-drinking, hard-fighting sergeants who drilled into him the basics of an infantryman's life: sweat in training cut down on blood shed in battle; there was nothing wrong with being out all night so long as you were present for roll call at 5 a.m., on your feet and in shape to run five miles before breakfast in combat boots.
In Korea, where he won his first Silver Star and Purple Heart before he was old enough to vote, he started his combat career in what he later called a "kill a commie for mommie" frame of mind. He was among the first volunteers for Korea and later for Vietnam, where he perfected his skill. "He understood the atmosphere of violence," Ward Just observed. "That meant he knew how to keep his head, to think in danger's midst. In battle the worst thing is paralysis. He mastered his own fear and learned how to kill. He led by example, and his men followed."
Just met him in the ruins of a base camp in the Central Highlands in 1966, where he was a major commanding a battalion of the 101st Airborne. "He was compact, with forearms the size of hams. His uniform was filthy and his use of obscenity was truly inventive." What struck the journalist most forcefully was "his enthusiasm, his magnetism, his exuberance, his invincible cheerfulness."
To young officers in Vietnam and long afterwards, he presented an unforgettable profile in courage. ""Everyone called him Hack," recalled Dennis Foley, a military historian and novelist who first saw him in action with the 1st Battalion of the 327th Infantry in 1965. "He was referred to by his radio call sign of 'Steel Six.' He was tough, demanding and boyish all at the same time, stocky with a slightly leathered complexion. His light hair and deep tan made it hard for us to tell how old he was. He wore jungle fatigue trousers, shower shoes, a green T-shirt and a Rolex watch. In the corner of his mouth was a large and foul smelling cigar. As we entered the tent, he was bent over a field table looking at a map overlay and drinking a bottle of San Miguel beer."
With Gen. S.L.A. "Slam" Marshall, he surveyed the war's early mayhem and compiled the Army's experience into The Vietnam Primer, a bible on a style of unconventional counter-guerrilla tactics he called "out gee-ing the G." His finest moment came when he applied these tactics, taking the hopeless 4/39 Infantry Battalion in the Mekong Delta, turning it into the legendary Hardcore Battalion. The men of the demoralized outfit saw him at first as a crazy "lifer" out to get them killed. For a time they even put a price on his head and waited for the first grunt to frag him.
Within 10 weeks, the fiery young combat leader had so transformed the 4/39 that it was routing main force enemy units. He led from the front, at one point getting out on the strut of a helicopter, landing on top of an enemy position and hauling to safety the point elements of a company pinned down and facing certain death. Thirty years later, the grateful enlisted men and young officers of the 4/39, now grown old, are still urging the Pentagon to award him the Medal of Honor for this action. So far, the Army has refused.
On leaving the Army, Col. Hackworth retired to a farm on the Australian Gold Coast near Brisbane. He became a business entrepreneur, making a small fortune in real estate, then expanding a highly popular restaurant called Scaramouche. As a leading spokesman for Australia's anti-nuclear movement he was presented the United Nations Medal for Peace.
As About Face was becoming a best seller, he returned to the United States to marry Eilhys England, his one great love, who became his business and writing partner. He became a powerful voice for military reform. From 1990 to 1996, as Newsweek magazine's Contributing editor for defense, he covered the first Gulf War as well as peacekeeping battles in Somalia, the Balkans, Korea and Haiti. He captured this experience in Hazardous Duty, a volume of war dispatches. Among his many awards as a journalist was the George Washington Honor Medal for excellence in communications. He also wrote a novel, Price of Honor, about the snares of Vietnam, Somalia and the Military-Industrial Complex. His last book, Steel My Soldiers' Hearts, was a tribute to the men of the Hardcore Battalion.
He was a regular guest on national radio and TV shows and a regular contributor to magazines including People, Parade, Men's Journal, Self, Playboy, Maxim and Modern Maturity. His column, "Defending America," has appeared weekly in newspapers across the country and on the website of Soldiers For The Truth, a rallying point for military reform. He and Ms. England have been the driving force behind the organization, which defends the interests of ordinary soldiers while upholding Hack's conviction that "nuke-the-pukes" solutions no longer work in an age of terror that demands "a streamlined, hard-hitting force for the twenty-first century."
"Hack never lost his focus," said Roger Charles, president of Soldiers for the Truth. "That focus was on the young kids that our country sends to bleed and die on our behalf. Everything he did in his retirement was to try to give them a better chance to win and to come home. That's one hell of a legacy."
Over the final years of Col. Hackworth's life, his wife Eilhys fought beside him during his gallant battle against bladder cancer, which now appears with sinister regularity among Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Blue. At one point he considered dropping their syndicated column, only to make an abrupt about face, saying, "Writing with you is the only thing that keeps me alive." The last words he said to his doctor were, "If I die, tell Eilhys I was grateful for every moment she bought me, every extra moment I got to spend with her. Tell her my greatest achievement is the love the two of us shared."
Col. Hackworth is survived by Ms. England, one step-daughter and two step-grandchildren, and four children and four grandchildren from two earlier marriages. At a date to be announced, he will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Soldiers For The Truth is now working on legal action to compel the Pentagon to recognize Agent Blue alongside the better known Agent Orange as a killer and to help veterans exposed to it during the Vietnam War. Memorial contributions can be sent to Soldiers For The Truth either by internet or by mail to, P.O. Box 54365, Irving, California, 92619-4365.
From senior leaders & politicians, broken promises and scams continue...so keep up the tradition Hack started. Spread the truth to the young studs who bust their glutes...
TRUTH TO THE LEGIONARIES!
Roy S. Alba II,
YOU GET THE GOVERNMENT, MEDIA, & MILITARY YOU ALLOW
Defend the Defenders
Exonerate, Decorate, & Promote Lieutenant Ilario G. Pantano
THE IMMINENT DRAFT
The list of foundations that give to the ACLU is long and varied. The ACLU has received grants ranging from $50 to $7 million from the following foundations: Remember not to do business with them....
David & Lucile Packard
George Gund Foundation
New World Foundation (Ted Turner)
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
George Soros’ Open Society Institute
Fund for New Jersey
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
New York Community Trust
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Communitv Foundation of Greater Memphis
San Francisco Foundation
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates
Richard & Rhonda Goldman Fund
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Community Foundation &r Southeastern Michigan
Peninsula Community Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
J. M. Kaplan Fund
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Public Welfare Foundation
Liz Claiborne & Art Ortenberg Foundation
Oregon Community Foundation
Herman Goldman Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fond
Merck Family Fund
San Diego Foundation
Albert A. List Foundation
Sun Microsystems Foundation
PNC Financial/Pittsburgh National Bank
Above info from Whistleblower Magazine December 2004
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