This Week In History

 
February 23, 1945 – During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Division take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag.
 
February 24, 1982 - President Ronald Reagan announces a new program of economic and military assistance to nations of the Caribbean designed to “prevent the overthrow of the governments in the region” by the “brutal and totalitarian” forces of communism. 
 
February 25, 1944 - In the climax of the “Big Week” bombing campaign, aircraft of the US 8th Air Force (830 bombers) and the US 15th Air Force (150 bombers), with fighter escorts, conduct a daylight raid of the Messerschmitt works at Regensburg and Augsburg. 
 
February 26, 1984–The last U.S. Marines sent to Lebanon as part of a multinational peacekeeping force leave Beirut, the war-torn Lebanese capital where some 250 of the original 800 Marines lost their lives during the problem-plagued 18-month mission. 
 
February 27, 1968 - CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite‘s commentary on the progress of the Vietnam War solidified President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s decision not to seek reelection in 1968.
 
February 28, 1994 - In the first military action in the 45-year history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. fighter planes shoot down four Serbian warplanes engaged in a bombing mission in violation of Bosnia’s no-fly zone.
 
March 01, 2003 - In Pakistan a joint raid outside Islamabad by CIA and Pakistani agents led to the arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, along with 2 others. 

 

 

 

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How to Save a Life

 

PLEASE watch - and then share . This short video illustrates the best demonstration and gives the simplest explanation of exactly what to do if someone near you collapses and is presumably having a heart attack. You could very well save the life of a friend or loved one. Someone you share this video with might save your life..!   

 

http://ahsc.arizona.edu/node/730

 

Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (The VOW act)

 

Read up on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs VOW act! Below is a link to the official webpage, giving citizens an chance to read the full bill as well as understand the major points of this monumental and important act. Here at Veterans' Outreach we are actively participating in talks with senators and government officials so that this bill can become a reality! Let's work to give our vets the resources and skills so they may earn a living among the countrymen they sacrificed much for! 

 

http://veterans.house.gov/jobs

 

 

Woodside Elementary performs

"The Unknown Soldier"

 

On 11-11-11, Ann Matthey's 5th grade elementary class performed "The Unknown Soldier" for an assembly of family, friends, and veterans. The song, "The Unknown Soldier," was originally sung by Don Ellis Gatlin, written by Tedd French and Bob Dellaposta, and recorded on Veterans' Outreach's cd "Home Free: A Tribute to the American Veteran."

 

"Crazy Joe" Crazy For VO

During World War II, Joe Lavinger had the nerve-wracking job of working on mine sweepers in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and says he’s “lucky to be here.”

 

A Brother's Love Motivates Bob Goddard

Bob Goddard was only six years old when the United States got drawn into World War II. His brothers, 13 and 15 years older, both enlisted, one before and one shortly after Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.

 

A Message From The President

I am grateful for the country that we live in and I owe my freedoms to think, to do, and to be the patriot and individual that I am to the brave veterans of our Armed Forces. I am in a position to give something back to our men and women, being able to help a veteran in need is a great honor.  

 

A Veteran's Search For Help

When Danny Riddle woke up in a hospital in April 1974, the only thing he knew was his name. His ear was lying on his shoulder and half his head wasn’t there.  A lot of surgery and rehabilitation followed, but even that couldn’t make up for the fact that he couldn’t remember a thing about his tour in Vietnam.  To compound the situation, he could not get his military records, no matter how he tried—including approaching a congressman.

 

Michigander Finds Kentucky Home with VO

Jim Larsen, new head of KY officeJim Larsen thinks Kentucky is so “fantastic” he decided to move there after finally retiring. But he didn’t know he would be starting a new career as Regional Director for the Veterans’ Outreach in Grayson.

 

VO Receives Donation From Home Savings

Darlene Pavlock (middle), Executive Director of Home Savings Charitable Foundation, presents Teri Ely (left) and Robert Julian, both of Veterans' Outreach, with a $10,000 donation to the organization. (Submitted photo, July 25, 2010)

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