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Military


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Red bullet Influential friends ensured that a "special dispensation" cut short Al Gore's tour of duty in Vietnam.

Red bullet New York Senator Hillary Clinton refused to meet with a delegation of Gold Star mothers.

Red bullet Actress Cindy Williams of Laverne & Shirley fame wrote a newspaper article denouncing a proposed pay raise for the military.

Green bullet A Medal of Honor carried by a World War II veteran aroused suspicion among airport security forces.

Red bullet Target stores do not "support veterans."

Green bullet U.S. Navy's pull out from Vieques resulted in the closure of Roosevelt Roads Naval Base.

Green bullet Sears pays the difference in salaries and maintains benefits for their called-up reservist employees.

Green bullet Civilians can send "thank you" messages to American troops through a Department of Defense web site.

Red bullet Red Lobster restaurant refuses to donate gift certificate to POW's family.

Green bullet First-year cadet criticizes U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff's personnel decisions.

Green bullet The web site LetsSayThanks.com allows the public to send free personalized postcards to U.S. troops serving overseas.

Red bullet France demanded that the USA remove buried American soldiers from their soil, saying "Come pick up your garbage."

Green bullet Shoshana Johnson, the other female U.S. POW of the Iraq war, is slated to receive a far smaller disability pension than that being given to Jessica Lynch.

Green bullet An army captain in Iraq describes President Bush's surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to Baghdad.

Yellow bullet Video shows U.S. Apache helicopter firing at three Iraqi insurgents.

Green bullet Marine Capt. Brian R. Chontosh of Rochester, N.Y., received the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism in Iraq.

Red bullet The U.S. military will be reinstating the draft by Spring 2005.

Green bullet Actress Ann-Margret signed an ex-GI's photo of her and thanked him for serving his country.

Red bullet A display at the National World War II Memorial omits key words from a speech by President Roosevelt.

Red bullet Starbucks or Oscar Meyer refused free product to G.I.s serving in Iraq, saying it didn't support the war or anyone in it.

Green bullet A U.S. Marine was refused service at a convenience store in Fort Worth, Texas.

Green bullet Battalion chaplain requests prayers for soldiers delivering voting machines and ballots in Iraq.

Green bullet Article contrasts compensation paid to families of September 11 victims with benefits paid to families of military personnel killed on active duty.

Green bullet Actor Denzel Washington made a large donation to the Fisher House Foundation after visiting Brooke Army Medical Center.

Green bullet U.S. Marine killed an unarmed injured Iraqi insurgent.

Green bullet Resident writes to newspaper to complain about fly-by of jets from local Air Force base headed for a fallen serviceman's memorial service.

Red bullet A serviceman in uniform was refused service at a popular bar or restaurant because the establishment's owners didn't support the war in Iraq.

Red bullet A Shell service station owner in Tennesee refused to do business with a U.S. soldier.

Green bullet A Philadelphia couple organized a private train line to take wounded servicemen to the 2005 Army-Navy football game.

Green bullet JCPenney and other toy retailers offered a "Forward Command Post" military playset for youngsters.

Red bullet A Marathon service station owner in Pontiac, Illinois, refused to do business with U.S. soldiers.

White bullet E-mail claims released captive Jill Carroll will make anti-military, pro-Iraq statements.

Red bullet The owner of a Dunkin' Donuts franchise told U.S. servicemen he would not serve them because "you are killing my countrymen."

Green bullet An automobile belonging to a Marine and bearing military vanity plates was defaced in Chicago.

Green bullet The city of Berkeley, California, told the Marines that their recruiting office was not welcome there.

Red bullet U.S. active duty military deaths were higher during the administration of President Clinton than during the administration of George W. Bush.

Green bullet Account describes Navy SEALs' funereal tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Mike Monsoor.

Yellow bullet Traveler purchases sack lunches for all the soldiers on his plane.

Red bullet The owner of a Dunkin' Donuts store directed that a memorial flier for a U.S. soldier be "placed on a dumpster where the rest of our soldiers belong."

Multi bullet Article describes military gallantry of Medal of Honor recipient Ed Freeman.

Red bullet Serviceman refused service at Shady Maple restaurant.

Red bullet Midshipmen did not wear ceremonial swords at the 2009 U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremonies due to the presence of President Obama.

Red bullet Account describes President Obama's meeting with wounded soldiers at the National Naval Hospital.

Yellow bullet Account relates an experience with Darrell "Shifty" Powers.

Multi bullet Accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was "an advisor to Obama's Homeland Security team."

Green bullet Military flyover denied for annual 'God and Country' rally in Idaho.

Red bullet Charley's submarine shop in Stockton, California, refused service to two U.S. Marines.

Green bullet Account describes Pamela Murphy's efforts on behalf of patients at a Veterans Administration hospital.

Red bullet The U.S. military awards "Courageous Restraint Medals" to soldiers who refrain from firing their weapons.

Multi bullet President Obama plans to freeze the pay of active duty military personnel.

Green bullet Wounded veterans paraded through halls of the Pentagon every Friday morning.

Green bullet U.S. Marine Corporal Derek Wyatt was killed in Afghanistan just before his wife gave birth to a son.

Multi-colored bullet Toys for Tots Marine stabbed; attacker whomped by other Marines.

Green bullet PING provides wounded veterans with free lessons and golf clubs.

Green bullet Medal of Honor recipient Van T. Barfoot has been barred from flying the U.S. flag outside his home.

Red bullet Servicemen refused service at a Sak-N-Pak gas station in Corbin, Kentucky.

Red bullet Military funeral protocol has been changed to remove reference to the President of the United States.

Multi bullet The National Defense Authorization Act would allow "the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial."

Multi bullet The U.S. government unfairly excluded Hawker Beechcraft from bidding to supply military aircraft.

Multi bullet A new policy implemented by President Obama eliminates combat pay for U.S. military personnel "unless they are being shot at."

Multi bullet Account describes TSA's confiscating nail clippers from a U.S. soldier returning from Afghanistan.

Yellow bullet Ted Nugent evaded the draft in the 1960s by taking drugs and acting crazy.

Red bullet President Obama attempted to stop the killing of Osama bin Laden and failed to credit those who accomplished it.

Green bullet Cody Green, a 12-year-old boy with leukemia, was made an honorary member of the U.S. Marines.

Red bullet An air show at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony was held up because President Obama left early.

Red bullet A truck stop in Bogalusa, Louisiana, refused service to a National Guard member in uniform.

Yellow bullet A veteran was booted from an Old Navy store for complaining about a uniform-wearing employee.

Green bullet Actress Martha Raye entertained troops and tended to wounded soldiers in the field in Vietnam.

Green bullet A backdrop of naval vessels displayed at the Democratic National Convention included images of Russian warships.

Yellow bullet The American ambassador in Libya was raped before being killed.

Yellow bullet A plane crash in Afghanistan destroyed the absentee ballots of U.S. military personnel.

Multi bullet Administration officials watched video of the September 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, unfold in real time but did nothing to intervene.

Yellow bullet Letter from airline pilot describes a flight on which the remains of a fallen U.S. soldier were carried.

Yellow bullet U.S. troops deployed overseas are no longer provided with breakfast.

Multi bullet President Obama did not mention the death of Chris Kyle but ordered flags flown at half-staff for Whitney Houston.

Multi bullet Five first line U.S. aircraft carriers were recently all docked together in one place for the first time since World War II.

Green bullet A U.S. soldier named Bowe Bergdahl has been held prisoner since being captured in Afghanistan in 2009.

Multi bullet Soldiers and chaplains will be facing court-martials for professing their Christianity.

Red bullet A Marine tasked with holding an umbrella during a rainy presidential news conference committed suicide.

Green bullet Accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan has continued to draw his salary while awaiting trial.

Green bullet Lt. Col Matthew Dooley was fired from a teaching position due to complaints from Islamic groups.

Yellow bullet Account describes the 2013 Air Force Academy commencement ceremonies.

Green bullet Transcript reproduces suicide note left by U.S. Army veteran Daniel Somers.

Multi bullet President Obama has cancelled July 4 celebrations at U.S. military bases to save money.

Multi bullet Navy SEALs were ordered to discontinue wearing the "Don't Tread on Me" uniform patch because it is too closely associated with "radical groups."

Red bullet A U.S. serviceman in uniform was refused service at the Posh Bagel in Davis, California.

Multi bullet President Obama ignored the death of Shirley Temple Black but ordered flags flown at half-staff for Whitney Houston's passing.

Green bullet A Motel 6 turned away a U.S. Army soldier because he was underage.

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