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Friday, August 29, 2008

Special Salute to American Military Family, LIVE Talk Show Event, Loveland, CO

Special Salute to American Military Family, LIVE Talk Show Event, Loveland, CO

Special Salute to American Military Family, LIVE Talk Show Event, Loveland, CO
Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 28, 2008 - Bob Calvert, Host of the internationally listened to Talking with Heroes Program announces another Internet Special program Saturday Aug 30, 2008 10am (MST) at the Budweiser Event Center/The Ranch Compound, Loveland, Colorado, Special Salute to the American Military Family.
Watch this event at at a date to be announced on Channel 4. This program will also air on the regular Sunday Night Talking with Heroes Internet Radio Program Sept 7th 5pm PST on More info on this program can be found at:
Guests on this program include:
Debbie Quackenbush, Founder/President of Boulder, CO based American Military Family, Inc.
Dennis C. Griffee SSG, U.S. Army (RET) Iraq War Veterans Organization, Inc. National Commander. He was awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds received in combat, two Bronze Star Service Medals, one with a "V" device for valor and a Army Commendation Medal with "V" device for valor. Dennis proudly served to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was medically retired June 30, 2005 for injuries suffered in Iraq on November 11, 2003.
Colorado National Guards Operation: Military Kids (OMK) speakers bureau, Speak Out for Military Kids (SOMK) will be participating in the talk show. SOMK is a youth-led, adult-supported project that generates community awareness about issues faced by youth of military families.
Jenn Page - Soldiers' Angels - Colorado VA Team Leader for the Colorado VA Hospitals Region 3 and Coordinator for the Soldiers Angels VA Teams.
Terrance D. McWilliams CSM, USA, Ret. was the Command Sergeant Major and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding General of Fort Carson. Terrance served on active duty in the Army for over 30 years, completing his career as the Division Command Sergeant Major of Division West, First Army and Fort Carson on June 21, 2007. He is now Director of Military Support El Pomar Foundation.
Major General Mark A. Graham, US Army, Commanding General, Division West (First Army) and Fort Carson. Major General Graham has served in several operations, plans, and training staff assignments. These assignments include: G1, VII Corps Artillery, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; S3, 2-29th Field Artillery, Germany; S3, Division Artillery, 1st Armored Division, Germany; Chief, Field Artillery Proponency Office, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Chief, Field Artillery Branch, Alexandria, Virginia; Executive Officer to the Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea; and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Carol Graham is the wife of Major General Mark A. Graham. In the last four and one-half years Carol has tragically lost both of her sons. Her youngest son Kevin, a University of Kentucky senior Army ROTC scholarship cadet, was studying to be an Army doctor when he died by suicide on June 21, 2003. Kevin was being treated for depression but had stopped taking his medication. Carol's oldest son Jeffrey was a scholarship student who graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2003 with a degree in civil engineering, and was commissioned a lieutenant in the US Army as an Armor officer. Jeff was killed while leading his platoon on a dismounted patrol in Khaldiyah, Iraq on 19 February 2004. Jeff spotted an IED taped to a guardrail and warned his platoon moments before it exploded.
The Talking with Heroes Talk Show program is not about politics. It is about offering our military personnel an opportunity to share their stories and helping to support our men and women in the military while they are deployed and to support their families back home. Talking with Heroes has been interviewing military personnel, military support and veterans groups, family members and others who support our troops since Dec. 2005, including embedding with military units in Iraq three times.
For More Details Contact Talk Show Host Bob Calvert: Channel 4... Videos from Iraq Trip and MoreEmail: bobc9246@yahoo.comMedia Welcome
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Here We Go...

This should be one heck of an interesting couple of months:

McCain Picks WomanGov of Alaska for VP
BIO: Sarah Palin Seen as GOP Rising Star
WATCH LIVE: McCain to Reveal VP Pick in Dayton, Ohio:
RAW DATA: Sarah Palin a GOP Rising Star
FOX NEWS RADIO: McCain Palin Announcement
Obama: 8 Years of GOP Is Enough - VIDEO - PHOTOS

Oh, and there's already been an oh-so-accepting, tolerant, and socially conscious commentary from the liberal side of the aisle - Governor Palin has a special needs child, and one Lefty pundit has already asked how she'll find the time to be VP and take adequate care of him.

Imagine if that comment had been from the Right, to a Dem VP candidate...

And it wouldn't have happened at all if she were male.

Yeah, the Dems are the party of civil rights. Maybe they ought to read up on antidiscrimination law just a wee bit.

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Some People in This Country Actually DO Get It...

Former Marine Acquitted of Iraqi Killings in Landmark Trial

IRVINE, Calif. — A former Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi detainees was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter Thursday in a first-of-its-kind federal trial.

The jury took six hours to find Jose Luis Nazario Jr. not guilty of charges that he killed or caused others to kill four unarmed detainees on Nov. 9, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq, during some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

The verdict left the 28-year-old defendant in tears. He cried so loud that the judge smacked his gavel to call for order. Nazario's family and friends also sobbed in the courtroom.

"It's been a long, hard year for my family," Nazario said outside the courtroom. "I need a moment to catch my breath and try to get my life back together."

Thursday's verdict marks the first time a civilian jury has determined whether the alleged actions of a former military service member in combat violated the law of war.

One of the jurors, Ingrid Wicken, hugged Nazario's sobbing mother, Sandra Montanez, without speaking after the verdict was read. "I watched her all week. She was being tortured every day," Wicken said later.

Wicken said the panel acquitted Nazario because there was not enough evidence against him.

"I think you don't know what goes on in combat until you are in combat," she said.


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