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Archive for August 2009

Wednesday Hero: Sgt. 1st Class Donald Johnson

August 26, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Donald Johnson Sgt. 1st Class Donald Johnson, the electronic warfare officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, talks with local Iraqi kids while on a patrol. Photo courtesy of United States ArmyTaken by Pfc. Evan Loyd These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives […]

Obama And the Ever Increasing Deficit

August 25, 2009

The AP article headline reads White House, Congress projects record deficits. Honestly, does this surprise anyone? Both the White House Office of Management and Budget and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted the budget deficit this year would swell to nearly $1.6 trillion, a record, and far above the then-record 2008 budget deficit of $455 […]

Wednesday Hero: Pfc. Tavonte Johnson

August 19, 2009

Pfc. Tavonte Johnson Pfc. Tavonte Johnson, a field radio operator with Headquarters Company, 7th Marine Regiment, provides security after a simulated attack by a suicide bomber on Aug. 8, as part of 7th Marine Regiment’s pre-deployment training exercise. Photo courtesy of United States Marine Corps These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their […]

Wednesday Hero: Yeoman 1st Class Timothy Gilbert

August 12, 2009

Yeoman 1st Class Timothy Gilbert Yeoman 1st Class Timothy Gilbert, assigned to Headquarters Company of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB 74), donates blood during a blood drive for his six-year-old daughter at the Naval Construction Battalion Center base chapel. Gilbert’s daughter has been diagnosed with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor and is receiving chemotherapy at Tulane […]

Wednesday Hero: Lance Cpl. Jeremy P. Tamburello

August 6, 2009

Lance Cpl. Jeremy P. Tamburello19 years old from Denver, Colorado1st Light Armor Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary ForceNovember 8, 2005 His parents didn’t want him to enlist, but it was his passion for helping people that led L/Cpl. Jeremy Tamburello to the military. “He was a very noble, very compassionate, very brave […]