veteran

Sick of being asked how his time in Iraq was, a Michigan resident and war veteran got this licence plate:

Another good one:

I can imagine it would get old really fast when people want to hear stories about your time served overseas. It’s one thing if you want to talk about it, but I’m sure a lot of veterans would rather forget a lot of what happened.

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About the young man he had to kill when fighting at the Battle of the Bulge:

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/14554974[/vimeo]

The video was made by Rauch Bros. Animation in conjunction with StoryCorps, whos “mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.”  I’m gonna have to take a better look around that site when I have more time, it sounds really amazing.

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Chicago, IL – Police say the four suspects had pulled up to the home of officer Thomas Wortham’s parents at 85th Street and South King Drive in the Chatham neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. and tried to steal the motorcycle that Wortham had recently bought himself as a coming home present. He had just served his second tour of duty in Iraq.

The father grabbed his gun and came to the aid of his son, who had announced that he was a police officer, sources said. In the exchange of gunfire, Wortham was shot several times and two of the suspects were wounded, authorities said. Retired police officers are allowed to keep guns, officials said.

Full Story – HERE

Absolutely terrible :(

I don’t know how Daley thinks banning guns is going to prevent situations like this.  This goes without saying… but criminals will always be criminals.

I’m glad his Dad was there to put a few holes in at least 2 of the suspects anyway.  Not that that is any sort of acceptable trade off for losing a son.

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I could use this one, for all the work I put in on the NES growing up:

See them all – HERE

The same site has some other neat jewelery your girlfriend or wife might like if they are into shooting.

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