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Most impressive article and covers a few interesting subjects.  It is encouraging to find such a school "One Shepherd" and the level the committed can rise to. Quite an experience you realized that night.  High caliber for civilians I would say.

We find out more about you - a professional fighter in boxing and Muay Thai.  Keep on writing and we'll keep on reading, Dan.

5 days, 4 hours ago on Kriegsspiel Redux

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13 Hours was Benghazi happening real time all over again but, finally a huge sense of relief - some TRUTH.  The simple way they honestly tell their story is excruciating but, makes these guys stand out and contrasts the moral corruption and lies of Benghazi from the top.  Telling their stories brought healing to them and comfort to the families of the fallen as well as our own hurting hearts.  They never quite leave the edge of my mind and heart.  May they be honored each time we see their faces or hear their names spoken.

5 days, 9 hours ago on 13 Hours: American Heroes Tell Their Story

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@majrod @Txazz I'm not much of a movie goer but, I would go see Fury after reading your review.

5 days, 15 hours ago on Israel to train women tank commanders

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Maj, I must say this review is terrific.  It brings the movie to life.  I have huge respect and honor for our tankers, especially WWII.  Most movie goers reading your review will make sure they catch this one.

5 days, 15 hours ago on “Fury” Movie Review

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I find this quite interesting, Maj.  Perhaps Israel is looking to the future wars and this is part of the prep - for emergencies.  Many changes this last year within the IDF are notable.

Your comments on US tank commanders gave me more insight and comparison.

1 week, 2 days ago on Israel to train women tank commanders

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One of my favorite subjects here at REP. Loved the "dog of the month" series.  These dogs work and sometimes give their lives for their teammates and are due all respect and honor.  And, when it comes right down to it, who doesn't love a dog.


Very pleased Ms Frankel wrote this book to share heart stopping stories.

1 week, 2 days ago on The Book “War Dogs”: Photo Gallery & Interview

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Mark, sounds like Nagata is the man to get 'er done - only time will tell how it will work out - for our good I pray and actually get the job done.

1 week, 3 days ago on President Obama Names Green Beret to Train Syrian Rebels

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@momengineer just today . . .

Legionella found in water at Tucson VA Health Care System

http://tinyurl.com/oludu3y

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Looking for Ebola in All the Wrong Places?!

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Touching to read this quick interview with Scott - excited to hear the good reports on Cooper/Clint and the making of this movie.  Going to be a classic.  Makes me proud already.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on American Sniper The Movie: Interview with Scott McEwen

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What?  Jack is writing about McInerney, is what I thought when this article popped up.  It's one of your better pieces actually, although you wipe away all hope  in what we hear from our "leaders" with one hand . . . . you still give us hope with the other that we will hear truth in one tiny corner of our world here in REP.  I'm still chewing on this one.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on General Thomas McInerney and the Military-Industrial Complex

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Every bit of truth that comes forth as you and others share their experiences shines light on this issue.  Keep telling your stories.  The truth will out.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Southpark Characters, Doritos, and PTSD

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Loren, you do know how to tell a story and felt like I was right in the middle of it.  They stick with ya.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Green Beret Sign Language: Have Ranger Panties; Need Gun

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@TexGrl Let's take a vote . . . send head of CDC and Obama and his aides to the front lines of EBOLAcare.  Let's put them in the line of fire and see how their attitudes change.  I pity the nurses and medical care workers in hospitals which are not prepared.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Bug: Ebola and the Potential Effect on Operational Readiness

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Excellent, James and thanks for discussions on our military so blithely sent to Africa to fight, but, this time an unseen enemy.  It was of great concern when I heard our president was sending our troops once again into harms way.  It's chilling and your conversation points how just how chilling.

Common sense has been left far behind starting with the CDC and those in authority who make the decisions.  Those moving the fastest are the ones trying to cover up their mistakes and errors as Ebola entered our country.  Entering our country . . . our borders are wide open as well.

I vote to bring back the throat punch of the week - that would get their attention.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Bug: Ebola and the Potential Effect on Operational Readiness

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@Annica @MarineFO  Warner Bros opens the film, presented in association with Village Roadshow, on Christmas Day. Of course that might be the special screenings.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Official American Sniper Trailer

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@KimberlyHilton Kimberly there are a few different articles written on the subject here at SOFREP - do a search on PTSD to read some excellent articles as is this one by Dan.

There was an interview by Jack Murphy with the Spooner brothers (both retired vets) which was awesome and even a 2nd interview.  Both Tom and Scott have written books but, also have their own warrior get togethers.  Psyopbear suggested a book as well. What I heard you say that this soldier is serving overseas now so more difficult if he can't go through medical for help while there.  You could possible download and save these interviews and there is plenty of others with the Spooners done by NRA.

He might read a book I don't know - does he have access to the internet?  Also, there is a doctor and I can't remember his name who primarily does seminars for vets - Brandon for sure knows who he is - very impressive interview done on SOFREP.  It's a thought that your daughter's friend might listen to this type interview coming come SOFREP.  You can download the interviews and send via email (if that's possible).  No one was answering your plea and at least this is a direction you might go.  You might even contact them and find out if y'all are in the same location or someone that is.  Could even find someone who might talk with him by phone.  It sounds like a desperate situation.

Take a look here and you'll see at least 4 great helps, books, Faceboor and an org.

Tom and Scot Spooner Talk PTSD Pt.2
http://sofrep.com/24983/tom-and-scot-spooner-talk-ptsd-pt-2-3/

Praying you are able to quickly find some help for this young father.

3 weeks ago on Limp-Wristed Social Workers and Pretentious Army Officers

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@TexGrl @Txazz Good article here - he was scanned before boarding however, he knew he probably had it or soon would have it.

Witnesses say Duncan had been helping Ebola patients in Liberia. Liberian community leader Tugbeh Chieh Tugbeh said Duncan was caring for an Ebola-infected patient at a residence in Paynesville City, just outside Monrovia.

The New York Times reported Thursday that Duncan had direct contact with a pregnant woman stricken with Ebola on September 15, days before he left for the United States. Citing the woman's parents and Duncan's neighbors in Monrovia, Liberia, the newspaper said Duncan had helped carry the ailing woman home after a hospital turned her away because there wasn't enough space in its Ebola treatment ward.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/01/health/us-ebola-patient/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

3 weeks ago on Polio: The Next Ebola?

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NBC cameraman diagnosed with Ebola: 'I have seen some bad things' 

Mukpo was among a team working with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the agency's chief medical correspondent.

In an interview with NBC's "Today" show Friday, his mother said he'll leave for the United States on Sunday. NBC News has said the entire team will return aboard a private charter plane.

"The enormous anxiety I have as a mother ...is the delay between now and him leaving on Sunday," Diana Mukpo said. "The State Department has been fantastic. They've been compassionate. I can only hope and pray that his symptoms don't worsen."

http://tinyurl.com/lgorovb

3 weeks ago on Polio: The Next Ebola?

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@bandanana Some of us remember when polio was rampant - where families fearfully headed for the mountains in the hot summer weather.  My 9 year old cousin died of polio and of course, was in the dreaded iron lung.  We took the early polio vaccine given in the schools and a lot of kids died from a bad batch.

It is not a good thing to see diseases virtually eradicated come back into mainstream America.

3 weeks ago on Polio: The Next Ebola?

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@Waterborne yeah, Jack, can't seem to get that young man off my mind.

3 weeks ago on Bomb Damage Assessment: US Airstrikes Smash ISIS

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WOW and wow again - we've been waiting for this one.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Official American Sniper Trailer

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@Weekends @TexGrl The patient had Ebola before he left Liberia - he lied on the health form before boarding the plane.  Evidently he wanted to be treated in the US.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Polio: The Next Ebola?

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@LadyHW @YankeePapa I don't know, HW, there are a few women (great reporters who speak the language) who are still reporting and I just shake my head.  The recent Okla incident brings the horror to us but, no worries, it was only work place violence.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on ISIS: The Flames of Propaganda

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Dan, am humbled by your story.  Already there is another here who understands your experience having shared the same.  Just know we care and stand beside you.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Mosul, ISIS, and Nick Berg

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Excellent Blake, I like how you analyzed the film explaining why it has such an impact.  Question is, who in general population in the US would want to sit and watch nearly an hour of Flames of War in the first place.  Answer would be frightening I think.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on ISIS: The Flames of Propaganda

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 13 Hours: The Inside Story 

Oz, Tanto and Tig about their book, 13 Hours

full length video Interview

http://tinyurl.com/moovwqr

1 month ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed

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@Recon6 @Txazz Another interview video with Tig and Tanto - love these guys - here they mention they could have gotten help from the Italians even.

http://tinyurl.com/kop2jlb

1 month ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed

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Loved your experience, Jack, especially having to carry the "hostage" out on the stretcher.  ha ha ha  We used to ski in the winters and camp in the summers and the Swiss Alps literally took my breath away.

Now, I have another objective look at the beautiful country.  You certainly did receive a high honor with Francois offering his Asso Sion patch and invitation to join their association.  Thanks for sharing your unique Swiss weekend.



1 month ago on On the Ground with the Swiss Militia

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Thank you Brandon, and I notice SOFREP.com twice in the book, 13 Hours.  That's a very good thing so perhaps more can find this forum to discuss the book.

It is not for the faint of heart as it will tear your guts out.  Very well written and a plus to be able to see the interviews of these fine warriors beforehand.  This book will haunt you but, make you so proud of the warriors (no matter their title) that serve the American people.

The point most heartbreaking is not what "could have been done" but, the fact that "nothing was done" by our State Department or military.  When anger tempts me I focus on the faces of all these men who had their boots on the ground in the battle of Benghazi.  If they can do it, I can, too.

1 month ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed

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@evi1joe Your post here is inappropriate.  Brandon's review is about the book 13 Hours and the exceptional men who lived and wrote it.


1 month ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed

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Blake, this face came to me as you remembered our warrior horsemen - Green Berets.

Remember our Fallen! De Oppresso Liber!

Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, 24, was killed in action Jan. 25, 2008 while conducting combat operations near Barikowt, Afghanistan. He was a Special Forces weapons sergeant assigned to Co. A, 3rd Bn., 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Staff Sgt. Miller was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by the President at the White House on Oct. 6, 2010. The Medal of Honor is the highest award bestowed an individual for acts of heroism. The award was presented to the family.  Read about this young man as he was something else!

https://www.facebook.com/GBFGoldStarMemorials 

1 month, 1 week ago on The September 11th Stir

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@Med 116 absolutely, the 3rd vid is pretty pathetic and might even encourage instead of discourage.  Our State Dept has difficulty uttering the words terrorists or war, evidence of being dumb as a post.  Maybe they could get some of our SOFREP gamers to produce one.  The sound track was from the 20's?

The 2nd vid all masked men with uniforms and guns galore - big machines - oh yeah, call of the wild for young Muslims.

Article and viral video from this a.m.

Top Ten Quran Verses for Understanding ISIS

http://tinyurl.com/k92azvx

1 month, 1 week ago on ISIS Gone Wild: State Department Videos No Match For Jihadist Propaganda Machine

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Excellent account, Vasilis.  I loved it in Cyprus and wondered at the time about the division of the island.  Now, of course, I've learned a lot more and your article truly opened my eyes to the "real deal" regarding battle details.  Never realized Americans could cross over or I would have done that.  It was great to read your first hand account.

1 month, 1 week ago on Live Your Myth In Occupied Cyprus

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@LauraKinCA @14Charlie the American in North Korea did that - tore up his visa and is now sentenced to 6 years hard labor.

1 month, 1 week ago on CIA Assesses Over 15,000 Foreign Fighters Have Joined Jihadist Ranks in Syria Alone

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Vasilis, great to hear of Greece stepping up to the plate in time of need.  If we were one of those 186 people we would be flying your flag and celebrating.  It will be a day they will never forget.  Great job Greece.

1 month, 1 week ago on Greek SOF Rescues Civilians From Tripoli, Libya

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Once again, spectacular, Maj.  I feel the brain drain. 

1 month, 1 week ago on American Combat Troops inevitable return to Iraq Part II

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Loren, well told story of your memories and emotions of the shock and horror of that day.  We definitely can all look back on that day we'll never forget.

Love and admiration to our military, first responders and the ones who continued to search ground zero for years.

1 month, 1 week ago on My First 9-11

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la la la la la la  I can't hear you LOL

1 month, 2 weeks ago on President Obama is No Hercules: The Hydra of Radical Islam

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@Kiyabear @Txazz Stormy, it pales in consideration of what Israel spent daily during the Gaza days.  $60 million per day!  I guess a million is like a dollar used to be.  Who knows what we spend in Afghanistan.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Iraq: All my Friends are Dead, I Can’t Love a Woman, I’m Gonna Die Here

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Aug 31st Australia

AUSTRALIA will fly plane loads of arms and munitions into Iraq to help Kurdish fighters battling to repel Islamic State terrorists.

The Prime Minister Tony Abbott will announce today that Australia has agreed to a United States request to airlift support on RAAF C-130J Hercules and C-17A Globemaster aircraft into northern Iraq.

The aircraft, based at the Al Minhad Air Base in Dubai, could fly their first mission within days to help arm Iraqis against jihadists.

Australia will join a multinational effort that includes the United Kingdom, Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy and France.

The decision to airlift support to the Kurds was made at NSC a week ago and work has continued since to prepare for the mission.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/australia-on-gun-run-to-combat-terror-in-iraq-as-pm-answers-barack-obamas-sos-call/story-fni0cx12-1227042477620

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Iraq: All my Friends are Dead, I Can’t Love a Woman, I’m Gonna Die Here

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Jack, since you first told of your conversations with your friend he has been in my prayers. You've given me compassion (understanding and information) and the thought - what if he were my son over there?


1 month, 3 weeks ago on Iraq: All my Friends are Dead, I Can’t Love a Woman, I’m Gonna Die Here

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@Minou_Demimonde Minou, how much more could you do than pray to the One who has power over all - even our weasel weak Congress?  Prayer is not a last resort but, a first resort.  He can give "feet to our prayers" where we can't go.  It's a good thing to agree and join together isn't it.


1 month, 3 weeks ago on Iraq: All my Friends are Dead, I Can’t Love a Woman, I’m Gonna Die Here

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@Camo_Steve Also could have a lot to do with their culture.  They are Americans yet, their parents and relatives are still of the old country and passing that on. They find themselves hooked up with the wrong ppl at the mosques they attend.  In big part you got the problem right there - Islam.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2x Brit Muslims Fight for ISIS Than UK Military, That’s not the Shocking Part

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Jack, your interviews always do it - clear and concise.  Would love to see an interview where they tick you off and you really give it to 'em.  You are always armed and ready for them.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Taking Down ISIS: Jack Murphy on Sun News

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@KineticFury There is no way I ever believe what O is saying or doing.  You notice he has been talking to the Vets  and recently honored that 108 yr old lady Vet.  Now, you know he is up to something.

Hagel, Dempsey, Josh Earnest (the worst presser yet - that man is lame) - I do not believe any of them.  Pitiful state to be in to not trust your government and even members of your own party (if you're sure what party you belong to these days).  The retired military at least are finally able to say something if they will - some do.

This administration is as sick as those two teen girls who put the kitten in the microwave - sick sick and only got a slap on the wrist.  And, that folks, is the state of our nation.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on What isn’t being asked about the failed Foley rescue?

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@USMCmanny

Located in front of the World Trade Center PATH station, the statue first debuted in 2011 during a parade down Fifth Avenue. After moving several times, it will stay at its new home. Was re-dedicated 10/19/12.

Sculptured by Douwe Blumberg, it now belongs to the United War Veterans Council, the organization that manages the parade.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121022/financial-district/statue-marking-afghanistan-invasion-finds-new-home-near-world-trade-center

2 months ago on Horse Soldier Horror in New York City

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@USMCmanny I thought it was the permanent spot as it is near Ground Zero and took awhile to decide.

2 months ago on Horse Soldier Horror in New York City

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