Posts belonging to Category Our Heroes'

November 11 2017 – Lest we forget

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres. There is music in the midst of desolation

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No words. Just remember.

Sir Nicholas Winton who organised the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport. This video is the BBC Programme “That’s Life” aired in 1988. The most touching video ever. And whoever saves

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His father would be proud

They say that children have much to teach us..well, this young man certainly does. And yes I have tagged this as “Our heroes” me, he is. Totally unafraid and ready to fight back, teddybear in hand. Courage needs witnesses.

Semper Fi, Paris Style – Updated

In the midst of too much bad news, I felt compelled to share the story of the two unarmed U.S. Marines who foiled an attack by a heavily armed person earlier today onboard a high-speed train en route to Paris from Amsterdam. Details are still coming out, but photos of the two Marines are appearing

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There once were two goblins, now there’s just one….

Source A DAD who saw armed robbers holding a gun to the head of his teenage daughter opened fire on the men, killing one and critically injuring the other. And the baby Jesus smiles…. The incident unfolded late Monday night in St Louis when the 17-year-old girl went outside her home to retrieve something from

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Six at one blow..”click” “bang”….*BOOOOM*

Source With a Taliban fighter looming in his sights half a mile away, the British sniper knew a clean shot would take down his enemy. What he could not have known was that the single bullet he fired would account for five more insurgents.But, incredibly, his rifle round triggered the explosive vest worn by his

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Brother EFA, You Are Not Forgotten

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been one year since we lost LC EFA, known to his friends and family as Eric Faine. There hasn’t been a day that’s passed that we, here in the Imperial Dungeon Game Room, haven’t thought about him. The ‘Nets just aren’t the same without his incredible sense of

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RIP, William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st AB Div.

LC & IB Jaybear just brought us the unwelcome news that Wild Bill passed away yesterday, March 8th, at the quite respectable age of 90. Respectable and amazing, considering Wild Bill’s reputation for complete and utter disregard for danger. Those here who know anything about him at all will probably remember him most from HBO’s

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More Pizza for the IDF

No, not for military strikes against jihadis For this. As a resident of the Pacific Rim, as a citizen of the Oceanic region..and as a human being that knows, respects and cares for our friends in the Philppines…thank you. Your kindness and compassion will be remembered. Forever.

Quick update

Just wanted you to know that barring any major developements, the bushfire emergency in NSW is over…for now. An army of 3000 volunteers from all over Australia got together, and through what can only be called a masterwork of planning, preparation and coordination, backed up by brave souls who dared walk into that inferno, the

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Scott Carpenter dies aged 88

Scott Carpenter, second astronaut to orbit the earth, has passed away peacefully, and with him memories of a time when Man reached for the stars, encased in tiny capsules..amongst the first to view this world of ours beyond the atmosphere..and to behold the true glory of of the heavens. I was seven years old when

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Age Shall Not Weary Them, Nor the Years Condemn

On this Memorial Day, the Year of Our L-rd 2013: Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears. They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of

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ANZAC Day 2013

In humble thanks for service and sacrifice, guarding our freedoms and our shores. “There is no greater love than this: that a person would lay down his life for the sake of his friends.” Lest we forget.

The Iron Lady has passed

Somewhere in that Bright Shining City on the Hill Ronald Reagan and John Paul II just welcomed home the last of the Three Great Cold Warriors who brought the Evil Empire down.  Godspeed Maggie, have a pint.  

So Long, Eric Faine, And Thank You For Being You

Eric, it’s now been almost exactly 48 hours since I found out that you have passed from this plane of existence. I will never forget you, my brother, and I know that I will never enjoy, as much as I did with you, staying up until all hours of the morning just talking about all

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