Iwo Jima veteran to share his story on 70th anniversary
Seventy years after the ferocious Battle of Iwo Jima, the impressions of the conflict remain with United States Marine, Bill Sherrill - from the Purple Heart and photos he keeps at his house to the gold USMC pin he wears on his lapel. More: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Iwo-Jima-veteran-to-share-his-story-on-70th-6088643.php?t=30a35157f3&cmpid=twitter-premium#/5
Gay and in the military: The soldiers who fight wars AND prejudice
'I was three years old the first time I had a sexual experience with my grandmother. That continued until I was 17 years old. When I was eight years old, my stepdad and step-granddad started sexually abusing me, and in rather horrible ways. I’m PTSD from Vietnam. I also have cancer from Agent Orange exposure. I’ve been HIV positive since 1987, full-blown AIDS since 1994, and I have Hepatitis C since 1989. Dying is not my responsibility; it’s part of nature. I recognize not all battles can…
Fort Hood Shooting Victims Just a Signature Away From Purple Heart Medals | 12.12.14 | "A provision for awarding the medals was included in the controversial National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate on Friday and the House of Representatives last week.""“While long overdue, this is welcome news for the wounded, the family members of the fallen and the entire Fort Hood community ... "