Archive for the 'No Surrender Stories' Category

Monitoring a Soldier’s Vitals on the Battlefield

Posted by digital on July 19th, 2012

War can be a terrible experience for many soldiers. While most soldiers understand the dangers of an improvised explosive device (IED) or an enemy combatant with a gun, they may not be aware of how minor injuries and stress are impacting their performance. In many cases, stress and fatigue can increase the chance of a [...]

June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

Posted by digital on July 13th, 2012

The U. S. Military equips their soldiers with field and survival gear. We are learning that our service personnel also need to be equipped with survival skills related to the stress they encounter in combat. To support the efforts of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, part of the United States Department of Veterans [...]

3 Warning Signs of a Coming War with Iran

Posted by digital on June 19th, 2012

The drums of war have been beating for some time now, and tensions with Iran are nearing a boiling point. But with the might of the Russian and Chinese military poised to back Iran in the event of a US or Israeli attack, war with Iran could very likely escalate into full on world war. [...]

Tasers Prevent School Shootings

Posted by Courtney Shipe on April 4th, 2011

Christine Durkin wrote that in order to prevent the horrible violence of school shootings, school faculty should be trained, certified, and armed with tasers. While tasers are used as self-defense weapons in some states and commonly carried by law enforcement, even school assigned police officers are not generally allowed to carry tasers.

Bomb Technicians: One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

Posted by Courtney Shipe on March 9th, 2011

While the sentiment was amusing, it is a very sobering truth that bomb technicians risk their lives every day to keep others safe. At the Hazardous Devices School in Alabama, US Army Master Sergeant Paul Carter explains, “We take safety seriously. Everything was learned the hard way. Meaning someone was hurt or killed.” Not many other jobs in the world have as high a mortality rate or element of danger inherent to the profession.

Randall Shughart

Posted by Dave Thomas on June 14th, 2006

Born: August 13, 1958 Lincoln, Nebraska War: Somalia Rank: Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army (Sniper Team Member) Location of action: Mogadishu, Somalia Date of action: October 3, 1993 Medal received from: President Bill Clinton, May 1994 (posthumously)

How the Shepherd Saved the SEAL

Posted by Dave Thomas on June 14th, 2006

Time Magazine reports on the Afghan shepherd that rescued the lone surviving US Navy SEAL from Operation Redwing: A crackle in the brush. That’s the sound the Afghan herder recalls hearing as he walked alone through a pine forest last month. When he looked up, he saw an American commando, his legs and shoulder bloodied. [...]

Nick Rowe FIVE YEARS TO FREEDOM

Posted by Dave Thomas on June 14th, 2006

On October 29, 1963, Capt. “Rocky” Versace, 1Lt. “Nick” Rowe, and Sgt. Daniel Pitzer were accompanying a Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) company on an operation along a canal. The team left the camp at Tan Phu for the village of Le Coeur to roust a small enemy unit that was establishing a command post [...]

Freed by WWII soldiers from Mauthausen

Posted by Dave Thomas on June 14th, 2006

Medal of Honor Winner: Corporal Tibor “Ted” Rubin Meet Tibor “Ted” Rubin, survivor of the Nazi death camps, and an American hero: Nazi guards made sure Rubin understood despair at the age of 13. A Hungarian Jew, he was forced into the Mauthausen Concentration Camp toward the end of World War II. But Rubin defied [...]

JACK TAYLOR OSS – Concentration Camp Survivor

Posted by Dave Thomas on June 14th, 2006

America’s First Sea, Air, Land Commando- Lieutenant Jack Taylor, USNR Citation for the Navy Cross: “For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States; as chief of the Maritime Unit, Office of Strategic Services Detachment, United States Armed Forces, in the Middle East, from September 1943 to March [...]