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…)
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.
Writing for the “D48er,” the paper of the University of Long Beach, staff writer Samantha Diaz tries to make the case that milk is racist.
When you think of milk, what first comes to your mind? If you’re a millennial, you probably think of strong bones, Got Milk? commercials, or maybe eating your favorite cereal while watching cartoons on a Saturday morning.
What about racism? White nationalism? If you’re having trouble finding the connection between these institutions and milk, you’re not alone. You, along with the rest of the nation, have been so accustomed to hearing the benefits of milk that you probably didn’t even realize the subtle racism hidden in our health facts.
It may not surprise you that the United States was founded on racism. That every institution we uphold has racist roots that are sometimes difficult to catch and even harder to fight against. This phenomenon affects our voter ID laws, state testing and, yes, even our federal dietary guidelines. But how can our health guidelines, a system meant to be built upon scientific fact alone, have racist messages? Where there is a deep-rooted tradition to suppress an entire race’s existence, there’s a way. (more…)
In case you missed it, this past week MSNBC mouthpiece Rachel Maddow tried to make a big deal over the idea that she had gotten a copy of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return. The whole thing was a bust as the tax return showed Trump payed more in taxes as a percentage and in dollars than either Hillary Clinton or the Obamas. Not only that, but she had hyped the tax return to the point where people are calling this worse than Geraldo Rivera’s opening of Al Capone’s vault.
Maddow’s show took a hit in the ratings the following night:
The episode was down -36 percent in total viewers from Tuesday, and down -9 percent in total viewers from the previous Wednesday. The audience decline was even sharper when it came to adults 25-54, a category which includes marginal TV news consumers who are more likely to watch when there’s a noteworthy event transpiring. In the A25-54 demo, Wednesday’s episode was down -54 percent from Tuesday, and down -16 percent from the prior Wednesday.
To be honest, we didn’t watch the show and we haven’t watched anything on MSNBC since they carried an Olympic curling match years ago.
While we had read about the bias of MSNBC and the total stupidity of the hosts there, we had no idea it went as far as this video shows: