For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Beikirch, medical aidman, Detachment B-24, Company B, distinguished himself during the defense of Camp Dak Seang. The allied defenders suffered a number of casualties as a result of an intense, devastating attack launched by the enemy from well-concealed positions surrounding the camp. Sgt. Beikirch, with complete disregard for his personal safety, moved unhesitatingly through the withering enemy fire to his fallen comrades, applied first aid to their wounds and assisted them to the medical aid station. When informed that a seriously injured American officer was lying in an exposed position, Sgt. Beikirch ran immediately through the hail of fire. Although he was wounded seriously by fragments from an exploding enemy mortar shell, Sgt. Beikirch carried the officer to a medical aid station. Ignoring his own serious injuries, Sgt. Beikirch left the relative safety of the medical bunker to search for and evacuate other men who had been injured. He was again wounded as he dragged a critically injured Vietnamese soldier to the medical bunker while simultaneously applying mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to sustain his life. Sgt. Beikirch again refused treatment and continued his search for other casualties until he collapsed. Only then did he permit himself to be treated. Sgt. Beikirch’s complete devotion to the welfare of his comrades, at the risk of his life are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
The speech he gave is somewhat long (28 minutes) but we highly suggest that you watch it. (more…)
President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on March 25th designating the day as “National Medal of Honor Day.”
WASHINGTON — President Trump hosted the nation’s most decorated war heroes at the White House Friday as part of a recognition of the rarely celebrated Medal of Honor Day.
“Each of you has risen above and beyond the call of duty in defense of our country, our people, and our flag. You have poured out your hearts, your sweat, and your tears like few others, and your blood — most importantly your blood — for the United States of America,” Trump told about 25 Medal of Honor recipients in the Oval Office.
In 1990, the US Congress passed a resolution denoting March 25, 1991 as “National Medal of Honor Day.” The resolution was supposed to be renewed each year but that did not occur. Now Trump has made it a part of his time in office. (more…)
The Ocheesee Creamery is a dairy who believes in all natural products. The dairy ran into trouble when they went to sell their all natural, nothing added skim milk.
Skim milk is made by “skimming” the cream off of whole milk. Long before there was anything like the Food and Drug Administration or the Florida Department of Agriculture, that is the way skim milk was made. However, the cream from the milk contains oil soluble vitamin A. Because of that, the Florida Department of Agriculture followed the rules of the FDA and said that if you want to sell “skim milk,” you have to add vitamin A back into the milk.
Ocheesee Creamery, being a “natural dairy,” didn’t want to add anything to their milk. They felt the milk should be able to be sold.
After selling the natural skim milk within the borders of Florida for 3 years, in 2010 the company received an order from the Florida Department of Agriculture to either add vitamin A to the milk or stop selling the milk altogether. After some negotiations, the Florida Department of Agriculture said the creamery could sell the natural skim milk if the company labeled it as an “imitation milk product.”
(Think about that for a moment. The state demanded that the creamery call natural milk with nothing added an “imitation milk product.”
(1) PASTEURIZED SKIM MILK, NO VITAMIN A ADDED;
(2) PASTEURIZED SKIM MILK, NO LOST VITAMIN A REPLACED;
(3) PASTEURIZED SKIM MILK, MOST VITAMIN A REMOVED BY SKIMMING CREAM FROM MILK;
(4) NON-GRADE A SKIM MILK, SOME MILK VITAMINS REDUCED BY SKIMMING CREAM FROM ALL NATURAL PASTEURIZED MILK
(5) THE STATE REQUIRES US TO CALL THIS: NON-GRADE A MILK PRODUCT, NATURAL MILK VITAMINS REMOVED.
IT IS ALL-NATURAL SKIM MILK WITH SOME VITAMIN A REMOVED BY SKIMMING CREAM FROM MILK.
The State rejected those labels and counter proposed the label: (more…)
Via the Conservative Review comes this tidbit and video of Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb describing a “welcome basket” the Democrats had been assembling to give to refugees that come into the state.
There are a couple things to note.
First, Kleeb says that the baskets are in response to “President Trump’s racist ban on immigration.”
We wish the Democrats would make up their minds. They have been screaming that the ban (which is only a temporary moratorium) in against Muslims. Lat time we checked, “Muslim” or “Islam” is not a race. So how is the ban “racist?” It’s almost as if Kleeb wants to keep repeating the same lie in order to create hatred toward a fantasy she and people of her ilk have created rather than reality.
Secondly, the basket contains a voter registration form.
Montgomery County, Maryland is dealing with the fallout from the rape of a 14 year old girl in the men’s bathroom at Rockville High School by two illegal / undocumented immigrants.
One of the two suspects accused of raping a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was picked up by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas seven months ago, determined to have illegally entered the country, and issued a notice to appear in immigration court, federal officials said Monday.
The suspect, Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, arrived in Montgomery County around that same period, according to records filed at Montgomery County District Court. He was placed in ninth grade at Rockville High School, as was the other suspect, Jose O. Montano, 17, according to a court hearing last week.
Montano has been charged as an adult in the case.
Montano is accused of pushing the 14-year-old student into a boys’ bathroom during school hours Thursday morning and then forcing her into a stall as she tried to hold on to a sink, according to police affidavits filed in court. Inside the stall, he and Sanchez-Milian, whose name also is spelled as Sanchez in court records, took turns attacking the girl, according to court records.
Both teenagers have been charged with one count of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sex offense. The crimes carry possible sentences of life in prison.