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U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Duralde of Bravo Troop 1-71 CAV reacts and hold hands with another injured soldier as they fight pain from injuries suffered from an IED blast as they are transported aboard a MEDEVAC helicopter. (These are our Heroes, yet their commander in chief is going to reward them with pay cuts and loss of benefits...as stated by the Secretary of Defense just this month)

Army SGT. Stephen M. New, 29, of Bartlett, Tennessee. Died July 28, 2013, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Mississippi. Died in the U.S. military hospital at Bagram Airfield, Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy small arms fire in the Sarobi District of Kabul Province, Afghanistan.

"I may sound old-fashioned, but I want to think all women should be treated like I want my wife, daughters, and granddaughters to be treated. I notice today that good manners—like standing up when a woman enters the room, helping a woman with her coat, letting her enter an elevator first, taking her arm to cross the street—are sometimes considered unnecessary or a throwback...no woman is offended by politeness." —Frank Sinatra

"But it's so sad." That's what Zayne Bartol, 4, of Spearfish said to his mother when she explained to him why his great-grandfather's grave was covered in flowers from family and friends just before Memorial Day this year, but other graves were bare of decorations. He then put nearly 150 single roses on empty headstones at the Fort Meade National Cemetery.