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In Memory of our Veterans & Military 4 years 8 months ago #271817

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Salute to all Veterans, Active Members of the Armed Forces and their families. Let’s Honor our heroes and their love ones for their service and sacrifice. Post a thank you note for a friend, family member, regiment or army branch with a picture and massage.
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Honoring and remembering the members of the 65 Infantery “The Boriqueniers”

The 65th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed "The Borinqueneers" from the original Taíno name of the island (Borinquen), is a Puerto Rican regiment of the United States Army. The regiment's motto is Honor et Fidelitas, Latin for Honor and Fidelity. The 65th Infantry Regiment participated in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and in what is known in the United States as the War on Terror. The 65th Infantry was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014.
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They could have used a pilot like you.

Nice of you to show your respect.
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Remembering two veterans of Iraq that were wounded and came home to found Purple Heart Homes, providing housing solutions for wounded veterans of all wars. Named the "next greatest generation" by Time magazine, two of the finest men I have ever known.

Toast to the 292 U.S. Forces killed in the Gulf War, and the 123 soldiers of Task Force Danger, 1st Infantry Division, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2004. Your watch is over.
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Lets give thanks to sell the soldiers that have died protecting the great country of America \
And all the soldiers that are still fighting







Don't waste your words on people who deserve your silence ,sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all
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Memorial Day, Día de la Recordación, Día de los Caídos....

We render a heartfelt tribute to all of those veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation...

We will never forget....

And to all of those veterans currently on the front lines, you're in our prayers.

Godspeed, Vayan con Dios...

Honor y Fidelidad...

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Friends and colleagues lost during my career.

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Memorial Day Salute 4 years 8 months ago #272216

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Thanks to all our vets and active members out there. I will soon follow in yalls foot steps into the military! Yall are my idols.
Something i tell everyone. Not all heros wear capes, some wear boots and camo! Thanks for yalls service and dedication!!!

I have a banner for this day, but i gotta find it.....


Found it......

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Veterans Day Salute 4 years 3 months ago #304085

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Better late than never!!

Yesterday Nov. 10 was US Marines Corp. Birthday, FELICIDADES TO ALL!
Always first, leading the way to Nov. 11 Veterans Day. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifices!!!

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A Salute to all our Veterans and their families, for their service and sacrifices.
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This is what my step dad did

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The GOLDENEAGLE still remains
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Honoring and remembering all Veterans, Active Members of the Armed Forces and their families.




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Remembering our Hero’s


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Puerto Rican servicewomen have served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. They were among the 41,000 women who participated in both military operations. They have also served in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. So far three Puerto Rican Army women have died in Iraq.

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They were: SPC Frances M. Vega (June 1983 - November 2, 2003), also known as "That Girl Benitez", born in San Francisco, California, was the first female soldier of Puerto Rican descent to die in a combat zone. She was deployed to Iraq in what is known as the War on Terrorism. On November 2, 2003, a surface-to-air missile was fired by insurgents in Al Fallujah and it hit the U.S. transport helicopter (Chinook), which Vega was in. She was one of 16 soldiers who lost their lives in the crash that followed.

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SPC Lizbeth Robles (1974 - March 1, 2005), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, was the first female soldier born in Puerto Rico to die in the War on Terrorism. The events that occurred on and after September 11, 2001, changed her life forever. Robles, like so many others, joined the Armed Forces of the United States. She enjoyed driving tankers and trucks, was then assigned to the 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion. On March 1, 2005, SPC Lizbeth Robles and Sgt. Julio Negron were riding in a Humvee by the town of Bayji, when they had an accident and the vehicle flipped over. They were rushed to the 228th Command Support Hospital in Tikrit where both of them later died of the injuries sustained from the accident.

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SPC Aleina Ramirez Gonzalez (1972 - April 15, 2005) born in the town of Hormigueros, Puerto Rico died in Tikrit, Iraq, when a mortar struck her forward operating base. Ramirez Gonzalez became the third Puerto Rican woman to die in the Iraq war. "She was a brave one because it was the third time she went to Iraq," her father, William Ramirez, was quoted as saying.

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The names of these three women along with the other Puerto Ricans who have perished in Afghanistan and Iraq, will be engraved in "El Monumento de la Recordacion" (Monument of Remembrance), dedicated to Puerto Rico's fallen soldiers and situated in front of the Capitol Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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Jetblue Honors the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers US ARMY.
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Puerto Rico 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers Honor Flight on Jetblue airways on their way to the US Capital to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. We are proud of our 65th Infantry Regiment here on the island for their bravery and sacrifices. Thank you to all the military and civilian personal that demonstrated the respect this veterans deserved. Cool video that show the respect we all should always have to our veterans and military personal.

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Lori Piestewa




Specialist Lori Ann Piestewa (December 14, 1979 – March 23, 2003) was a U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps soldier killed during the same Iraqi Army attack in which fellow soldiers Shoshana Johnson and Jessica Lynch sustained injuries. A member of the Hopi tribe, Piestewa was the first Native American woman in history to die in combat while serving with the U.S. military and the first woman in the U.S. armed forces killed in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Arizona's Piestewa Peak is named in her honor.

Piestewa was a member of the US Army's 507th Maintenance Company, a support unit of maintenance and repair personnel. Her company was traveling in a convoy through the desert and was meant to bypass Nasiriyah, in southern Iraq, during the opening days of the war; but the convoy got lost and ran into an ambush in Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003.

As Piestewa came under "a torrent of fire" (in the words of an Army investigation of the battle) she drove at high speed, evading enemy fire until a rocket-propelled grenade hit her Humvee. The explosion sent her vehicle into the rear of a disabled tractor-trailer. Piestewa, Johnson, and Lynch all survived the crash with injuries, while three other soldiers in the Humvee died. They were taken prisoner along with four others, with Piestewa dying of her wounds soon after. A video of some of the American prisoners of war, including Piestewa (filmed shortly before she died in an Iraqi hospital).

Piestewa was awarded the Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medal. The US Army posthumously promoted her from Private First Class to Specialist.

Jessica Lynch has repeatedly said that Piestewa is the true hero of the ambush and named her daughter Dakota Ann in honor of her fallen comrade. Her death led to a rare joint prayer gathering between members of the Hopi and Navajo tribes, which have had a centuries-old rivalry.




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Billy Bishop

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William Avery Bishop was Canada’s greatest air ace who served during WWI. He shot down a record 72 planes, second only to the Red Baron. Bishop was born in Owen Sound, Ontario on February 8th, 1894 and was the second of three children born to William A. and Margaret Bishop. Bishop was instrumental in setting up and promoting the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

At 15, Bishop had his first experience with aviation: he built an aircraft out of cardboard, wood crates and string, and "flew" off the roof of his three-story house. He was dug, unharmed, out of the wreckage by his sister.

On 30 April 1917, Bishop survived an encounter with Jasta 11 and Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. In May, Bishop won the Distinguished Service Order for shooting down two aircraft while being attacked by four others.

On 2 June 1917, Bishop flew a solo mission behind enemy lines to attack a German-held aerodrome, where he claimed that he shot down three aircraft that were taking off to attack him and destroyed several more on the ground. For this feat, he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

In July, 60 Squadron received new Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5s, a faster and more powerful aircraft with better pilot visibility. In August 1917 Bishop passed the late Albert Ball in victories to become (temporarily) the highest scoring ace in the RFC and the third top ace of WW1, second only to René Fonck and third to the Red Baron.

He died in his sleep on 11 September 1956, at the age of 62, while wintering in Palm Beach, Florida. His funeral service was held with full Air Force Honours in Toronto, Ontario. The body was cremated and the ashes interred in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario. A memorial service for Air Marshal Bishop was held in St Paul's Church, Bristol, England on 19 September 1956


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Thomas George “Tommy” Prince is known as the most decorated Aboriginal war veteran in Canada having served in both WWII as well as the Korean War. Prince was a superb marksman with exceptional tracking skills which he learned from countless days spent hunting in the wilderness around his Indian reserve. He attended Elkhorn Residential School from which he completed grade eight. After Tommy left school, he was employed at a variety of manual labor positions. He joined the army cadets while still a teenager.

On February 8, 1944, near Littoria, Prince was sent forward to report the location of several German assembly points, including artillery positions. From an abandoned farmhouse about 200 metres (660 ft) from the enemy assembly area, he could report the location of the enemy's emplacements using 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) of telephone wire. An artillery duel followed as the Allies attempted to knock out the guns reported by Prince, and one of these rounds cut the telephone wire. Prince walked out dressed as a farmer weeding the crops; locating the damaged wires, he rejoined them while pretending to tie his shoelaces. He made a show of shaking his fist at the nearby Germans, then again toward the Allied lines. Returning to his lookout spot, he continued his reports, and over the next 24 hours four German batteries were knocked out of action. In all he spent three days behind enemy lines. For this action, Prince was awarded the Military Medal, his citation reading (in part) "Sergeant Prince's courage and utter disregard for personal safety were an inspiration to his fellows and a marked credit to his unit."

On September 1, Prince and a private were sent forward through the German lines to scout their positions near L'Escarène and came across an encampment area of an enemy reserve battalion. On the way back to report, Prince and the private came upon a battle between some Germans and a squad of French partisans. They started sniping the Germans, who eventually withdrew. When Prince made contact with the French leader, he asked Prince where his company was located, when Prince pointed to the private and said "Here," the French commander exclaimed that he thought there were fifty of them. The French commander recommended Prince for the Croix de Guerre, but the courier was killed en route and the message never reached the French Commander-in-Chief, Charles de Gaulle.

After returning to the UK, Prince was summoned to Buckingham Palace on February 12, 1945 where King George VI presented him with his Military Medal. Prince would later receive his Silver Star from US General Koening (on behalf of the American President on April 24, 1945; he was one of 59 Canadians to receive this award during the war, and one of only three to receive the Silver Star and Military Medal. In all, Tommy Prince was decorated nine times, the most of any aboriginal soldier in the war.

In June 1955, Tommy Prince made the news for his heroism in saving a man from drowning at the Alexander Docks in Winnipeg. But his personal life kept deteriorating and alcoholism overtook him resulting in his final years being spent virtually alone, living in a Salvation Army hostel. In order to support himself, he sold off his medals.

Prince died at the Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg in 1977 and was interred in the Brookside Cemetery.

Prince's medals changed hands several times before coming up for auction in London, Ontario. His nephew, Jim Bear, organized a pledge drive and purchased the medals, entrusting them to the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg.


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