Hump Day Report: An August 6 Dedication


ALOHA, ALL!  This edition of the HDR is dedicated to our military….for so many reasons!  But here are a few things to keep in mind:

On Saturday morning August 6, 2011, 30 American warriors were killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down in the Wardak province, Afghanistan.  Among the killed were 17 members of SEAL Team SIX.

TODAY…REMEMBER THESE BRAVE MEN AND THEIR FAMILIES!

WEST COAST – NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) – Jesse D. Pittman, 27, Ukiah, CA.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) –  Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, Saint Paul, MN.

EAST COAST – NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE

Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, LA.

Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) – Louis J. Langlais, 44, Santa Barbara, CA.

Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) – Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, Green Forest, AR.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) – Kraig M. Vickers 36, Kokomo, Hawaii.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) – Brian R. Bill, 31, Stamford, CT.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) – John W. Faas, 31, Minneapolis, MN.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) – Kevin A. Houston, 35, West Hyannisport, MA.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) – Matthew D. Mason, 37, Kansas City, MO.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) – Stephen M. Mills, 35, Fort Worth, TX.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) – Nicholas H. Null, 30, Washington, WV.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) – Robert J. Reeves, 32, Shreveport, LA.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) – Heath M. Robinson, 34, Detroit, MI.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) – Darrik C. Benson, 28, Angwin, CA.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) – Christopher G. Campbell, 36, Jacksonville, NC.

Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) – Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, UT.

Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) – John Douangdara, 26, South Sioux City, NE.

Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) – Michael J. Strange, 25, Philadelphia, PA.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) – Jon T. Tumilson, 35, Rockford, IA.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) – Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, Stuart, FL.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) – Jason R. Workman, 32, Blanding, UT.

US SOLDIERS

Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, CO, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora, CO.

Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, KS, assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, KS.

Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, NE, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, NE.

Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, WA, assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, KS.

Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, KS, assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, KS.

US AIRMEN

Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, Tallahassee, FL.

Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, Long Beach, CA.

Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, York, PA.

While a long list of names can seem impersonal, check out the website that one of the SEAL’s parents created:  For Our Son And For This Cause  BTW – it shouldn’t seem impersonal.  It’s real, and these are real heroes!

Yet Obama is trying to disenfranchise our fighting men and women in a key swing state – Ohio!  Obama’s Drive To Disenfranchise Soldiers  “It needs to be noted that for all the Left’s incessant whining about largely imaginary “voter suppression,” progressives have been silent about this real-life example of a political candidate trying to make it harder for those Americans who don’t support him to vote.”

But Obama minion David Axelrod claims it’s all a lie.  Dems Not Restricting Military Vote; Calls Romney Attacks ‘Shameful’  “The optics of the issue could be a problem for the president’s campaign, though, with military groups joining the state to defend the law. (Chris)Wallace pointed out that 15 non-partisan military groups had sided with Romney on the issue and in a sharp exchange as both men spoke over the other.”  Sin, spin spin.  Glad DAx is on the defensive.  Gee….who do you believe???  

If this sounds like deja vu, that’s because it is.  Flashback:  Democrats Worked Hard To Disqualify Overseas Military Ballots In 2000 Recount  “No matter how the Democrats and the media try to spin this, the party has actively sought to suppress the votes of the men and women in the military. The very fact that a memo was circulated, explaining, in detail, how to disqualify military ballots should be enough evidence of the party’s checkered history with military voting.  Don’t believe what the left and the media say. Believe what the Democrats have done.”

And just in case you didn’t know:

  • In World War II, 11.2% of the nation served in four years.
  • In Vietnam, 4.3% served in 12 years.
  • Since 2001, only 0.45% of our population has served in the Global War on Terror.

Thank you to the 0.45% who have and continue to serve our Nation.

(Shaka to Lee)

If this doesn’t give you “chicken skin,” nothing will!  

ICYMI:  Misty May Treanor always dedicates her and Kerri Walsh Jennings’ Olympic volleyball wins to the troops.  Do you know who their coach is?  Win Due To Coach  “And this team is fierce. They don’t give a moment of peace to the competition, according to Walsh.  “I don’t want to let our opponents breathe. I don’t want to give them an edge,” she said after the Sunday victory. “I don’t want them to feel comfortable for one second out there.”  Keep on winning, Misty & Kerri!!!!!!!

Final Thought:  “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill

GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER – 91 DAYS AND COUNTING!!

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2 responses to “Hump Day Report: An August 6 Dedication”

  1. neenergyobserver says :

    Reblogged this on nebraskaenergyobserver and commented:
    One year ago, today. Do you remember these men, as always a cross section of the very best of America, Killed in Action. These are type of Americans that the regime doesn’t want to vote in Ohio, or the rest of the country, Gee, I wonder why?

  2. Tom says :

    To Axelrod: Why reduce the number of people voting? Because most people are idiots. They either don’t take time to study important matters (conservatives and Tea Partiers), hold un-American agendas (Left), or believe in a ZOG cabal (libertards and Paultards). Remember, Barack Obama was elected actively by Leftists and passively by many of those conservatives and libertards refusing to support the GOP ticket.

    In the Founders’ generation, by some estimates only “the top one percent” (sound familiar?) could vote. Those were the people with the means to know the issues and people being debated, and who–and Tea Partiers can’t object to this, because it has a money focus–were the ones with real money in contention. Common schmucks really didn’t have either of those traits.

    That generation had a point.

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