Category Archives: Food for the soul

The Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies

An article in the Burlington Free Press, Afghanistan veteran honored in Randolph after losing his battle with post-traumatic stress (Link), about young Cory Green, only 31, raises a lot of emotions. There is the utter sadness of his death, and … Continue reading

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PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, H.R.1448 – Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act

Arooo! President Biden signed this bill on 8/25/21 and it had 312 co-sponsors. Summary (Link): This bill implements a program and a policy related to service dog therapy for veterans. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) … Continue reading

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LZ GRAMBO-THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

I reckon everyone knows nothing gives me greater pleasure than massaging Mother Earth and coaxing Her to grow fruits and vegetables for us. Well, there’s also torturing the VA on behalf of my Veterans to obtain that which is their … Continue reading

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Charles F. Gardenhire–Korean War Veteran

I lost another of my Veterans a few days back. Charles was my one and only Korean War Veteran. He survived the Chosin Reservoir massacre by staying awake and fighting for days. His company was overrun by the enemy. Sixteen … Continue reading

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LT. RAY KROGMAN–WELCOME HOME, SIR.

One thing guaranteed to make me tear up is the news that one of my long-lost Brothers-in-arms has been found and we are able to erase his name from the Laos list of KHA/BNR. KHA, for those unaware, was the … Continue reading

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The People Vs. Agent Orange (2020)

VA Secretary Denis McDonough is responsible for implementing H.R. 6395, P.L.116-283–the FY 2021 NDAA, which contains the Tester/Harder Amendment. It was passed into law on Jan. 1, 2021. I have not yet seen any updates on the VA website to … Continue reading

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Agent Orange (AO) thoughts; “And it’s one, two, three, what are we fighting for?”

116th Congress: It’s been one month since H.R.6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, passed over a veto on 1/1/21 and became Public Law No: 116-283. It includes an important AO amendment, pushed through by Sen. Tester … Continue reading

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White House official list of highlights concerning veterans (to January 2021)

With the Biden inauguration almost upon us, I thought it would be interesting to see some of the Trump Administration’s final online notes before they are purged. I have copied those relating to veterans and added some various links to … Continue reading

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“Be it enacted” January 3, 2021 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

“Guests enjoy a lit up walkway at the Southeast Botanical Gardens, Chibana, Okinawa, Japan, during a Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) holiday trip, Dec. 20, 2020. MCCS hosted the holiday trip to celebrate the upcoming holiday season and offer Marines, … Continue reading

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