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    "Hugging @therock is worth a thousand trucks!" Rodriguez said in an Instagram post. "I could have gone home content and satisfied knowing I got a BEAR HUG from Dwayne Johnson, A Living Legend. Cheers to you brother. I pray for more hugs, @teremana toasts in our future!" See on Instagram
    This content is sponsored by American Military University. Jennifer Marshall is a proud veteran who served in the Navy, but she is more widely known through the roles she plays in the world of entertainment on television and in films. “It’s been a wild and crazy adventure since getting out of the military for sure,” Marshall said. Marshall, a successful actress, has appeared on the Netflix hit Stranger Things as well as NCIS, Hawaii Five-0 and Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers, among other shows. She hosts Mysteries Decoded on the CW Network which has a second season that is set to air in the fall. “That’s a really great thing because a lot of shows don’t get picked up for a second season,” Marshall said. “I’m really excited about that.” Where she came from Marshall grew up in a town in Colorado that had a population of only about 3,000 people, and she decided early on in her life that she wanted to be in the military. “It was a beautiful small town but I wanted to see the world,” Marshall explained....
    Stuart Milk — Milk's nephew and cofounder of the Harvey Milk Foundation — told the outlet that the Navy gave documents to the Milk family outlining Harvey Milk's discharge and that it was "less than honorable." While Stuart Milk added to NPR that the Navy asked him about posthumously reversing his uncle's dishonorable discharge, he said he nixed the idea as a reminder that not everyone was treated with honor. Anything else? White committed suicide in October 1985 — apparently it was carbon monoxide poisoning — a year after he was paroled for his voluntary manslaughter sentence in connection with the deaths of White and Moscone. Here's a look back: Harvey Milk, George Moscone assassinated in SF: November 27, 1978 youtu.be
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — From ashes to art. A Navy veteran who lost her home in the town of Paradise during the Camp Fire wildfire has found a beautiful way to cope with the tragedy: She’s taken remnants of her hometown and transformed them into art. November 8 marks three years since the Camp Fire destroyed Brittney Abel’s Paradise home. The Navy veteran grew up in Paradise and says the fire turned her life upside down: “It’s not just your home. It was also my hometown. I grew up there.” READ MORE: Man Dies After Crashing Motorcycle, Falling Over Freeway Guardrail In SacramentoOnce Abel returned to Paradise, she wanted to preserve whatever remnants she could find of her home. She started gathering everything from her crystal collection that survived the fire to pieces of bark — and she transformed them into beautiful works of art. Brittney starts with a blank canvas, adds non-toxic resin and ink, and then the treasures she forages among what’s left of Paradise. READ MORE: Teen Robbed And Shot During Meeting To Buy Car In FairfieldAs more...
    A U.S. Navy veteran who identifies as intersex made history Wednesday after becoming the nation's first person to receive a gender "X" passport. Dana Zzyym, a 63-year-old born as a male who now who goes by the pronouns they/them, received their U.S. passport with the gender "X" marker, issued by the State Department, the Daily Mail reported . Zzyym initially filed for the gender-change option to be on their passport in 2015, writing "X" on the application instead of marking in boxes "M" for male or "F" for female. "I almost burst into tears when I opened the envelope, pulled out my new passport, and saw the 'X' stamped boldly under 'sex'" Zzyym said, according to a press release obtained by the Washington Examiner. "I'm so ecstatic that other intersex and nonbinary U.S. citizens will soon be able to apply for passports with the correct gender marker," Zzyym added in the statement. Zzyym explained that it may have taken "six years" but it is "liberating" to her to have a passport that correctly marks how she identifies....
    MONROVIA, Calif. (KABC) -- A retired Navy diver and Vietnam War veteran has put his stories to paper, writing books and using the proceeds to fund a local veteran's resource center.69-year-old Joe Callahan has spent the last five years volunteering at the Monrovia Public Library, helping run its Veterans Resource Center. It helps vets wind their way through the tangle of red tape to find the government resources they're entitled to."Veterans need a place that simplifies and streamlines their applications," Callahan told Eyewitness News, "to make sure that the veteran is receiving all of the support and benefits they've earned."Monrovia librarian Mabel Cross has been relying on Callahan's help ever since the resource center opened in 2016, calling him "very enthusiastic, very determined." Cross adds "He doesn't take no for an answer."There are more than 60 veteran resource centers across the state of California, initially funded by the California Department of Veterans Affairs. But after two years of funding, the state the leaves it up to each individual resource center to come up with its own source of money."The materials...
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) -- One of America's oldest World War II veterans died over the weekend in Santa Monica.Sidney Walton, who was 102 years old, died on Saturday. He was surrounded by his family.Walton gained national attention for being one of the few remaining WWII veterans and began traveling with his son. Throughout their journey, Walton met prominent figures across the country such as the Dalai Llama, Prince Harry, and President George Bush Sr.In 2018, shortly after Walton's 99th birthday, he started a new journey he called the "No Regrets Tour."The goal was to visit all 50 states and meet their governors to raise awareness of veterans and give as many people as possible the chance to meet a WWII veteran. According to his website, he reached 40 states as part of his tour.Many remembered Waltoon for his one-of-a-kind, patriotically-wrapped Buick Enclave, which became an iconic image in photos. Funeral services will be held at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m.A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay...
    BOGOTA, New Jersey (WABC) -- After Hurricane Ida's floodwaters receded - scores of homeowners and renters have been left homeless with no insurance payouts and their former houses and apartments uninhabitable.That's when 7 On Your Side's Nina Pineda stepped in to help one displaced family - who risked their lives during the pandemic to help the most needy.The wall of water from Ida's wrath crushed and washed away a lifetime of building a home for Chris King."It's heart wrenching, it's devastating, I can't tell you, having kids displaced, myself displaced, we do not know where we are going to sleep past next week," King said.Chris is a U.S. Navy veteran and a nurse at Hackensack hospital and Pearl is a frontline visiting nurse.They both never stopped working throughout COVID and have been staying at a county shelter with their kids, Josh and Mia, ever since Ida condemned their house in Bogota."Because of the damage on both sides, it is not structurally sound, so we are not allowed to live in this house, they shut the electricity, they shut the gas...
    A 79-year-old scooter-riding Navy veteran is the latest TikTok star.Kenny Jary made his debut recently but only became famous when his scooter broke down.He posted a video about it and that's when it took off. He was hoping to raise a few hundred dollars, but within hours users had contributed $5,000.Kenny now has more than 650,000 followers. "I didn't even think it would it get a thousand dollars? You know. And look what happened famous, you know," he said.The GoFundMe account has surpassed $90,000.Besides the scooter, Kenny will use the money to pay down some debt and help fellow vets.
    A former Navy SEAL and University of Nebraska football player Damian Jackson was featured in an emotional video honoring first responders ahead of 9/11 – twenty years after the terrorist attack. "It was pretty emotional," Jackson told "Fox & Friends." "I think our media team did an amazing job at this and I got a lot of feedback that a lot of people like the video. It was a heartfelt video and it’s good to see that everybody enjoyed it and likes that we are doing this for people and showing them we still care," Jackson said.  VIRGINIA DOE 9/11 SENSITIVITY TRAINING VIDEO TELLS TEACHERS TO REJECT AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM The Nebraska football team on Tuesday posted a tribute to first responders and service members who responded to attacks on September 11, 2001 terror attacks, and revealed new uniforms the team will wear when they take on the University at Buffalo next Saturday. American flags are patched on the shoulders of Nebraska's traditional home white uniforms with red numbering.  In the video, Jackson is featured wearing the new uniform and leading...
    Father of 3 Tweets Inspiring and Heartbreaking Farewell Message After Long Battle with Cancer Affirm Soars on Amazon Partnership to Split Up Big Purchases Brad Snyder won gold the first time he entered a pool for a Paralympic competition nine years ago, and he repeated that feat Saturday morning the first time he stepped on a Paralympic triathlon course. © Provided by NBC Sports Both times, Snyder had never before won a major international competition in the respective sport. One of the most recognizable U.S. athletes competing at the Tokyo Paralympics, the U.S. Navy veteran won gold in the men’s PTVI classification (for athletes with a visual impairment athlete) just three years after switching sports from swimming to paratriathlon. His gold is the first medal for a U.S. man in either Olympic or Paralympic triathlon. Paratriathlon debuted five years ago in Rio, where there was a visually impaired event for women, but not men, making Snyder the first visually impaired man to medal in the sport as well. His best results in paratriathlon prior to this weekend included bronze...
    Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL Jimmy Graham is baffled at President Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that has left the Taliban in control of the country and doesn’t think the commander in chief is up for the job.  "I really think he seems not there," Graham told Fox News.  "I feel like people are using him to say a thing, and he can barely keep it together. They need to keep it short before he loses his composure," Graham continued. "I haven't seen his heart in any of this." Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL Jimmy Graham said morale among fellow veterans that he’s spoken with is down significantly. (The KAIROS Company) Graham, also a retired Protective Officer for the CIA’s Global Response Staff and a fellow in community safety at the Centennial Institute, said Biden resting his head on the podium when faced with a question from Fox News’ Peter Doocy was a clear "moment of weakness" for the beleaguered president. BRUTAL HEADLINES BESIEGE BIDEN AFTER ISIS TERROR ATTACK KILLS U.S. TROOPS: 'TRAGEDY HE PLEDGED TO AVOID' "We all...
    AN ex-Navy seal that was part of the crew that killed Osama Bin Laden said soldiers should “kill people” after 13 US military troops were killed in "shameful" terror attacks in Kabul. The devastating blasts on Thursday saw at least 12 Marines and a Navy medic dead while 18 were injured. 5Veteran Robert O'Neill branded the loss of American soldiers 'shameful' as at least 13 US troops were killedCredit: Twitter 5O'Neill said it's 'time to kill people' following the terror attacks at Kabul airport on ThursdayCredit: AP Veteran Robert O'Neill, who claims he shot Bin Laden three times in the head during the raid in May 2011, branded the loss of American life "shameful". He told Fox Business: "We need to re-establish and expand our footprint – what we’re doing there. We need to really drop our stupid rules of engagement. "They need to let them know, Anyone outside right now with a gun, we are going to kill you. It’s time to move, time to kill people, and time to rescue people." The veteran, who served in...
    WASHINGTON (CBS Chicago/CBS News) — U.S. Sens Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) wrote to President Joe Biden Tuesday, asking that the national Security Council immediately find a way to secure the release of Mark Frerichs, a U.S. Navy veteran, who was abducted last year in Afghanistan. Frerichs, who is from Lombard, had been working as a civil engineer in Kabul before he was abducted in January 2020. He was taken after going to a meeting in the Afghan capital to discuss a project. READ MORE: Lyric Opera Requiring Proof Of Vaccination For All Performances “Securing the safe release and return of potentially the only U.S. citizen being held hostage in Afghanistan is an urgent matter that the United States Government should prioritize,” the senators wrote. “A whole-of government approach will demonstrate our Nation’s commitment and resolve to leave no American behind in Afghanistan. The NSC Principals Committee would also be the most effective and efficient vehicle to make sure Federal agencies with relevant equities in the matter appropriately participate in the development of a potential course of action to...
    A 13-year-old boy is accused of fatally shooting his mother at their Georgia home last week, authorities said. The teen has been charged with murder over the death of 37-year-old Dominique Bowers, who was found with a fatal gunshot wound last Friday, according to the Warner Robins Police Department. OHIO MOM PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDERING HER SON, 6, AND DUMPING HIS BODY IN RIVER Bowers, a Navy veteran, was discovered by first responders after her son called 911, authorities said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The same day, police tracked down the boy on a different block in the neighborhood and took him into custody. The teen suspect was also charged with aggravated assault. He is being held at the Crisp County Youth Detention Center. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE NEW YORK POST
    Florida Rep. Michael Waltz slammed the Biden administration on Tuesday for giving away all "leverage" by pulling American troops from Afghanistan while Navy veteran Mark Frerichs remains a Taliban hostage.  Waltz, who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and is a Green Beret veteran of the war in Afghanistan, stressed that he's growing more concerned about Frerichs being left behind as the U.S. moves to withdraw its military from Afghanistan by Sept. 11.  Mark Frerichs is a contractor from Lombard, Illinois, who is believed to have been held for more than a year by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. Frerichs, a former Navy diver, was living in Kabul for a decade working on construction projects as an engineer when he was abducted, the Washington Post reported.  "The last American troops have pretty much gone home and the Biden administration has given away all of our leverage," Waltz, R-Fla., told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.  "The thing the Taliban wanted the most, and they’ve been asking for it for 20 years, is for American troops to leave."  Waltz then noted that the troop withdrawal was not...
    This isn’t just any normal hat. A navy veteran is hoping to be reunited with her Navy ship hat, which she earned while serving in Desert Storm. The beloved clothing item was lost during a recent tubing trip when its owner nearly drowned after briefly getting stuck underwater. Navy hat Navy veteran Trish Burnell is hoping to be reunited with the Navy ship hat she earned while serving in Desert Storm. (Trish Burnell) Trish Burnell spoke with Fox News, explaining that she wore the hat "almost every single day." She explained that aside from letting people know that she served on the USS Hunley, it also was a symbol of her pride for her service. "It also allows other veterans to recognize each other and give a hardy nod or talk about the ‘good old days,’" she explained. 301-POUND SWORDFISH SETS NEW RECORD IN MARYLAND Burnell was wearing the hat during a recent tubing trip on the Saco River in New Hampshire. While she had grown up in the area, this was her first time tubing down the river...
    A Navy veteran on Tuesday announced his campaign to unseat freshman Rep. Jake LaTurner (R) in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District. Patrick Schmidt, a Democrat and former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, said in a press release that he is "worried about our country and our state." "Instead of investing in our future and rebuilding our economy, we are divided by partisan bickering. During my service on the USS Ronald Reagan, I saw firsthand the impact the United States makes in the world when we are strong and united," Schmidt said. In a campaign video posted on Twitter, Schmidt criticized LaTurner for supporting former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) tax cuts and for supporting "corporations and billionaires over hardworking Kansan families like mine." My name is Patrick Schmidt. I'm a Democrat, veteran, and Kansan. And I'm running for Congress. Kansans deserve a voice that will represent hard-working families like mine, not big corporations. There is a long road ahead and I hope you'll join me.https://t.co/y3FcLVEVZS pic.twitter.com/dSTRifbjex— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickforKS) July 6, 2021 "Coming from a long line of farmers, coal miners, and teachers,...
    A NAVY veteran who reportedly saw a “Tic-Tac” shaped UFO has demanded a public apology from the Department of Defense after claiming he was mocked and ridiculed by officials. It comes just days after the US Government released its report into unidentified aerial phenomena which confirmed that the flying objects may be a national security threat. 8A Navy veteran claims he was 'mocked and ridiculed' as he tried to explain the 'Tic-Tac' UAP sightingCredit: CNN 8The Pentagon released its report into UFOs on FridayCredit: Getty Kevin Day said he was “laughed at, mocked and talked about” as he tried to recall what he saw in November 2004, the New York Post reports. He posted on Facebook: From 2004 until 2009 when I walked away from DOD out of frustration, I had tried in vain to get somebody, anybody, to listen to me. “Yet, every time I tried to describe what we had witnessed out in SOCAL during TIC TAC, I was openly laughed at, made the butt of jokes, and once even asked by my then-boss just WTF I had...
    President Biden said Friday he plans to nominate Carlos Del Toro for secretary of the Navy.  Del Toro is a 22-year U.S. Navy veteran and retired commander and has nearly 40 years of experience in national security and naval operations, the White House said in a statement.  He was born in Havana, Cuba, and would be the second Latino to hold the position if confirmed in the Senate, Politico reported.  Del Toro also worked as a White House fellow at the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration.  Last month, the Senate confirmed Christine Wormuth as the first woman to become Army secretary. On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Frank Kendall, Biden's choice for Air Force secretary, according to Politico.  SEN. COTTON GRILLS DEFENSE SECRETARY AUSTIN IN TESTY EXCHANGE OVER ‘WOKE’ MILITARY  Del Toro has been CEO and president of SBG Technology Solutions for the last 17 years. The company supports Naval defense programs including shipbuilding, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, acquisition programs, space systems, health, and training, according to the White House.  Carlos Del Toro has...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Navy veteran who runs hockey programs here in Pittsburgh is up for the Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award from the NHL. READ MORE: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Sees Record Number Of Food Stamp Applications In April Howard Smith is the co-founder of “Pittsburgh I.C.E,” which stands for Inclusion Creates Equity. Smith teaches “adaptive ice hockey” for people with developmental disabilities and coaches hockey teams for wounded military veterans. Congratulations to the finalists for the #NHLOReeAward presented by @massmutual! ???? Vote now ➡️ https://t.co/f4gGSJXINM Read more on @NHLdotcom: https://t.co/nbsnEwephJ pic.twitter.com/8Dy4VkKRpI READ MORE: Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Suspect In 17-Year-Old Penn Hills Student Daren Hobdy’s Shooting Death — NHL (@NHL) June 7, 2021 He served in the Navy for 20 years and says he fell in love with the game of hockey when he was just a child and watched the Pittsburgh Penguins on television. Smith is one of three finalists for the Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award. The big prize is $25,000. MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Pagans Vice President Pleads Guilty To...
    NEW YORK -- As part of Live's ongoing "Good News Story of the Day" series, Kelly and Ryan turned the spotlight on a Navy veteran who has made it his mission to clean and restore headstones of service members.Trae Zipperer of Ft. Myers, Florida says this mission began as a personal journey to connect with his daughter and American history.He started out by tracing his family's roots, which pre-date the American Revolution. He learned that he had dozens of family members who fought in the Revolution and on both sides during the Civil War.As he set out to find the graves of these family members, Zipperer discovered gravestones in a terrible state. So began his mission to clean and restore thousands of military gravestones across the country.Watch the full interview from 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' in the player above.
    Approximately 50,000 motorcyclist military veterans, decked out in American flags and leather jackets, gathered outside Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to raise awareness for veteran mental health and those declared missing in action. American Veterans’s “Rolling to Remember” event saw the riders, many of whom have attended each year for decades, drive from the stadium to the Lincoln Memorial before looping around to ride by Capitol Hill. “Start learning your history and how this country was made and [about] being free. It took our veterans to keep it this way,” motorcyclist Thomas Williams, who served in the Navy from 1976 to 2002, told the Washington Examiner. HARRIS SLAMMED FOR ‘LONG WEEKEND’ TWEET THAT DOESN’T MENTION MEMORIAL DAY Since the tradition started in 1987, thousands of veterans have gathered in the district each year for Memorial Day weekend to send a nonpartisan message of raising awareness of struggling veterans and those missing in action. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day and over 80,000 are missing in action, according to Sawyer Hendrickson, the...
    Panama City Beach, FL. – When joggers and hikers pass David Bulger and Justin Moore, they often do a double-take. They see two men sans socks and shoes walking the trails of Conservation Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. "We’re walking 22 miles," Bulger told Fox News, proudly showing the dirt and scrapes on his feet. But it’s not just 22 miles. It’s been 22 miles a day, every day, for the 22 days leading up to Memorial Day. RELATED: Students sign fake petition to cancel Memorial Day, call it a celebration of 'US imperialism' The number "22" comes from a Department of Veterans Affairs report from nine years ago that estimated that 22 American veterans commit suicide every day. (The latest report drops that number to about 17). Twenty-two miles a day for 22 days comes out to nearly 500 miles of walking for Bulger and Moore, who are hoping to raise awareness about the mental health challenges faced veterans, particularly those who served in combat. For Bulger, who served in the Navy aboard the USS New York, it's...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There are countless stories of people who had to pivot and start over when the pandemic upended their lives and jobs. CBS 2 is Working for Chicago with a story of a man who navigated the pandemic and became a success story. READ MORE: Not Everyone Is Rolling Out The Welcome Mat For A New South Side Apartment Complex “This is my store,” said Jimmy Ochoa. “It’s exciting. I get happy. I get fulfillment.” Ochoa spent 20 years with the Navy. He enlisted as a sailor and worked his way up to officer, but after he retired, like so many veterans, he found himself wondering ‘what next?’ He seized an opportunity to open a store of his own in Bensenville after noticing a five-mile radius without UPS. But this was at the height of the pandemic. READ MORE: Must Be A Joke: Sky High Pre-Flight COVID Tests Can Be As Much As A Plane Ticket “Super hard. Everyone’s on lockdown. No one is out shopping. Everyone is at home,” Ochoa said. “Twice as hard to create that market awareness that,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Navy veteran in the suburbs says a moving company lost a special tribute to his military service, along with hundreds of dollars worth of furniture. Bill Schwartz is sharing his story to warn others, and CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas discovered this complaint is hardly the only one for this mover. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: From Navy Pier To Buckingham Fountain, Heres How To Spend Your Warm Weekend A bookcase without shelves, a table missing its legs, two missing floor lamps; but of all the items missing from Schwartz’s new apartment, one is invaluable. “A Navy paddle. And anybody that’s been in the Navy knows that, once you get a paddle like that, with your awards and your rank and everything, it’s a big deal,” Schwartz said. The paddle was a gift from the staff at Walter Reed Medical Center, where Schwartz helped wounded warriors in physical therapy after he’d already served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The paddle displayed the actual ribbons and pins he wore on his uniform, and a plaque with...
    A 100-year-old Navy veteran received special recognition from the state of New Jersey for his service during World War II. Navy veteran Sidney Finkle, who served as a Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class during World War II, recently received the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal (NJDSM) from acting Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs Walter Nall. The outdoor ceremony took place at Brandywine Living at Pennington, where Finkle, a Trenton native, has been living for seven years with his wife, Jean, to whom he has been married for 72 years. Jean’s first cousin read aloud from the framed recognition from Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) before Nall pinned the medal onto Finkle’s coat and congratulated him with a firm handshake, NJ.com reported. “Congratulations, Sid,” Nall said. The attendees burst into applause and cheers. The couple’s daughter, Grace Finkle, lives with her husband in North Carolina but she was able to attend the ceremony virtually. Grace described her father’s outgoing personality and how he is very welcoming to his fellow residents. Lynn Lowe, a former neighbor of the Finkles, attended the ceremony in person. “We come up...
    When James Booth’s car was stolen earlier this week, he fretted most about the loss of his best friend -- a therapy dog named Ladybug. Booth, a Navy veteran from St. Paul, Minnesota, has had Ladybug -- a shar pei, pit bull and retriever mix -- for about 10 years, KARE 11 reported.  According to the St. Paul Police Department, she is a registered therapy dog through the Department of Veterans Affairs and helps Booth with "some medical issues." "She gives me a lot of support," Booth told KARE 11. "... She's my best friend." EX-POLICE DOG’S SERIOUS REACTION TO WORD ‘COCAINE’ ROCKS TIKTOK The station reported that Booth’s car, a gray 2008 Dodge Caliber, was stolen from the Catholic Charities parking lot on Tuesday -- with Ladybug inside. Officials posted on social media about the missing pooch, asking the public for help finding her.  PRANCER, THE ‘HAUNTED VICTORIAN CHILD’ CHIHUAHUA, GETS ADOPTED FOLLOWING VIRAL AD During the few days Ladybug was gone, Booth told KARE 11 that he was worried he wouldn’t see his pet again. "I couldn't sleep and when I did...
    That’s a relief — no bones about it! A Minnesota war veteran was reunited with his beloved “best friend” and therapy dog after his car was swiped with her inside, according to police. Ladybug, a sweet-faced pit bull, shar pei and retriever mix, was found Thursday in Saint Paul after a witness spotted the missing pooch and called 911, the Saint Paul Police Department said on Twitter. “She’s my best friend,” U.S. Navy veteran James Booth said in an emotional interview with KARE 11. “I didn’t think I was gonna get her back.” A 33-year-old woman inside his car was collared, and Ladybug was returned to Booth, who said the dog helps him with PTSD and bipolar disorder. “I couldn’t sleep and when I did kind of nod out, I’d have nightmares that something happened to her,” said Booth, who brought home his furry friend 10 years ago. When he got back Ladybug, Booth howled with joy — telling her, “We’re going to get you a big steak.” US Navy veteran James Booth was reunited with his beloved therapy dog Ladybug...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Police Department is asking the public’s help to reunite a Navy veteran with his stolen dog. The department said Ladybug, a shar-pei, pit bull and retriever mix, was inside the veteran’s car when it was stolen Tuesday. (credit: St. Paul Police Department) The vehicle is a 2008 Dodge Caliber with a missing hub cap on the front passenger side. The car’s front bumper is damaged on the driver’s side. Ladybug is a registered therapy dog and her owner has health issues, police said. She wears a pink collar and a red therapy dog vest and has a small scar on her rear left leg. A friend of the owner told WCCO he doesn’t care about the car, he just wants Ladybug back. Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call 651-266-6546.   More On WCCO.com: Picture Of Racist Prom Proposal In Minnesota Goes Viral Black Students In Big Lake Hope Racist Prom Proposal Incident Won’t Be ‘Swept Under The Rug’ Mpls. Police: Suspect In Death Of Yadhira Romero Martinez...
    As a first-generation American, Rod Dorilas spent his life believing in the power of opportunity. The 30-year-old grew up watching his parents, originally from Haiti, go from picking crops in Florida to becoming small-business owners. At 17, he joined the U.S. Navy and went on to serve two tours in the Middle East and one in the Mediterranean. THE KOREAN AMERICAN WOMAN VYING FOR A TEXAS HOUSE SEAT IS READY TO TAKE ON THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY Dorilas went on to attend law school with the aid of the G.I. Bill and secured a slot in the Trump administration, assisting the Commerce Department. Now, Dorilas is vying to get elected to Congress, likely challenging Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel to represent southeast Florida's 21st Congressional District, which houses Palm Beach. "I’m trying to ensure that the American dream stays alive and well for all Americans," Dorilas said in an interview with the Washington Examiner on Monday. One way to restore and create opportunities for people is by bringing back former President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda, Dorilas said. The Republican, who...
    One of the two living survivors from the USS Arizona celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday, with a personal message from the White House Secret Service to wish him well on his special day. Navy veteran Ken Potts, who now lives in Utah, served on the USS Arizona as a crane operator. Potts was aboard the craft when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, escaping with other sailors who were above-deck at the time. Some 80 years later, there are only two living survivors: Potts and Lou Conter, the latter turning 99 in September 2020. SECRETARY OF STATE BLINKEN VISITS AFGHANISTAN IN SURPRISE TRIP AFTER BIDEN TROOP ANNOUNCEMENT Reaching the centennial landmark did not go unnoticed, and Stg. Jonathan Stockeland, a 35-year-old Marine Corps veteran, sent Potts a happy birthday message filmed in front of the White House. Sgt. Jonathan Stockeland showing World War II veterans around the White House. The 2017 tour included survivors of the USS Arizona.  (DHS) Stockeland met Potts in 2017 when he volunteered to give a "Veterans Tour" of the White...
    The First Sea Lord has paid tribute to Royal Navy veteran Prince Philip, highlighting praise he received for his 'bravery and enterprise' during the Battle of Cape Matapan in the Second World War. The Duke of Edinburgh was a midshipman aboard HMS Valiant off the southern coast of Greece when he earned his honourable citation. A young naval officer, he was praised for his actions in the decisive Battle of Cape Matapan against the Italian fleet in March 1941. Philip had been in control of the searchlights as the ship battled an Italian cruiser when he spotted an unexpected second enemy vessel nearby. He survived unscathed amid his shattered lights as enemy cannon shell ripped into his position. His commanding officer said: 'Thanks to his alertness and appreciation of the situation, we were able to sink in five minutes two 8in gun Italian cruisers.' Shortly afterwards, he was awarded the Greek War Cross of Valour. Today, the Navy's most senior officer, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin added to the tributes to Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh, who has died at...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- ABC7 is saluting distinguished Navy Vice Admiral Nora Wingfield Tyson, the first woman to lead a United States Navy ship fleet.Nearly a decade ago, the 41st president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, honored Tyson with her second star. The special ceremony took place aboard the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier.The promotion was one of many for Admiral Tyson. She also has a laundry list of firsts for a woman in the armed forces, including the first women to command the Third fleet in the U.S. Navy."It's basically the Western part of the United States out to the International Date Line," said Tyson. "It was about a 120 ships, about 400 aircrafts... (and) about 60,000 people."Admiral Tyson says the road to her historic success had a lot to do with timing, along with a steadfast determination to be the best at anything she aspired to accomplish."When polices and laws changed, I had the opportunity to do things that women had not had the opportunity to do before," said Tyson.Admiral Tyson retired from...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- ABC7 is saluting distinguished Navy Vice Admiral Nora Wingfield Tyson, the first woman to lead a United States Navy ship fleet. Nearly a decade ago in a special ceremony the 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush honored Tyson with her second star. The special ceremony about the USS George H. W. Bush Aircraft Carrier.The promotion one of many for Admiral Tyson. She also has a laundry list of firsts for a woman in the armed forces including the first women to command the Third fleet in the U.S. Navy."It's basically the Western part of the United States out to the International Dateline," said Tyson. "It was about a 120 ships, 400 aircrafts, about 60 thousand people."Admiral Tyson says the road to her historic success had a lot to do with timing along with a steadfast determination to be the best at anything she aspired to accomplish."When polices and laws changed I had the opportunity to do things that women had not had the opportunity to do before," said Tyson.Admiral Tyson retired three...
    A veteran Navy SEAL and banking executive is seeking a possible challenge against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in next year's midterm elections, citing concerns over China's growing influence. Latham Saddler, the current chief of staff of Georgia-based financial corporation Synovus, said he has been exploring campaign options and talking to voters about issues facing Georgia. WARNOCK TIES TOGETHER GUN CONTROL AND VOTING LAW REFORM IN WAKE OF DEADLY ATLANTA SHOOTING "We face the greatest threat to our liberty since World War II. Communist China seeks to dominate the world in business, trade, science, technology and militarily — and they are emboldened by our current leadership in Washington," Saddler said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Saddler, a Republican, also cited his time serving as a former White House fellow for his knowledge of understanding how foreign adversaries function. His last active-duty assignment was as director of intelligence programs, where he helped develop special operations for the National Security Council at the White House. While serving as a Navy SEAL, Saddler was deployed on several missions...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Service in the military provides many valuable skills. Navy veteran Kurt Holtzclaw is using those skills to volunteer and help make a difference with the Red Cross in Southern California."It matched a lot of the skills sets that I had when I was in the military as well as the skillset I had when I worked for the V.A.," said Holtzclaw.He began volunteering at the West Los Angeles VA hospital in early 2020, but because of the pandemic the program was halted. However he didn't let that stop him. He rapidly switched gears by joining the Red Cross. He delivers current health information about military family members to service men and women across the world."It's a very meaningful type of volunteer work; you're meeting great people, you're meeting people from all different walks of life," said Holtzclaw. "They really need our help, too, and it's very gratifying."The Red Cross values Holtzclaw's experience in the military, making it easier to relate to military familiesMORE | Local foundation seeks to end homelessness for veteransEMBED More News Videos The...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Service in the military provides many valuable skills. Navy veteran Kurt Holtzclaw is using those skills to volunteer, and help make a difference, with the Red Cross in Southern California."It matched a lot of the skills sets that I had when I was in the military as well as the skillset I had when I worked for the V.A.," said Holtzclaw.He began volunteering at the West Los Angeles VA hospital in early 2020, but because of the pandemic the program was halted. However he didn't let that stop him, and rapidly switched gears by joining the Red Cross. He delivers current health information about military family members to service men and women across the world."It's a very meaningful type of volunteer work; you're meeting great people, you're meeting people from all different walks of life," said Holtzclaw. "They really need our help, too, and it's very gratifying."The Red Cross values Holtzclaw's experience in the military, making it easier to relate to military families"Just being able to have that perspective of they have served they know a...
    A navy veteran who murdered his wife and hid her body in a freezer for two years before dumping her in the San Diego Bay has been sentenced this week to 16 years to life in prison.  Matthew Sullivan maintains he did not kill Elizabeth Sullivan, 32, whom prosecutors said he stabbed at their home in Liberty Station in October 2014. But last year, a San Diego Superior Court jury found the 36-year-old guilty of second-degree murder, and he was sentenced in a San Diego courtroom with Superior Court Judge Albert Harutunian III handing down the sentence on Friday. 'The jury verdict and the evidence at trial made it clear that Matthew Sullivan brutally murdered his wife, methodically cleaned up the messy murder site, and then hid the body for years,' Harutunian said. 'He almost got away with it, but his final attempt to hide the body at the bottom of the bay failed.'  Matthew Sullivan (left) maintains he did not kill Elizabeth Sullivan, 32 (right), whom prosecutors said he stabbed at their home in Liberty Station in October 2014....
    A Navy veteran was sentenced Friday to 16 years to life in prison for murdering his estranged wife and hiding her body in a freezer for nearly two years before dumping her corpse into San Diego Bay, according to reports. Matthew Sullivan, 36, was sentenced in a San Diego courtroom for second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Elizabeth Sullivan. NAVY TASK FORCE PLEDGE ON DISCRIMINATION, 'INTERSECTIONAL IDENTITIES': WHAT WE KNOW The 32-year-old mom of two daughters vanished mysteriously in October 2014 from the San Diego home she shared with the rest of her family. "The jury verdict and the evidence at trial made it clear that Matthew Sullivan brutally murdered his wife, methodically cleaned up the messy murder site, and then hid the body for years," Superior Court Judge Albert Harutunian III, who presided over the trial, said at the sentencing on Friday. "He almost got away with it, but his final attempt to hide the body at the bottom of the bay failed." Prosecutor Jill Lindberg told jurors during opening statements at the trial that Sullivan may have stabbed...
    All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has transformed the professional wrestling scene in a brief time. Not only have they forged strong partnerships, but they have also signed some top names to their roster. In fact, AEW’s roster has a decent mix of top names, veterans, indy stars, and even newcomers! Now, after the recent addition of Paul Wight and Jade Cargill, the AEW President has welcomed a real-life hero to their roster. Tony Khan signs US Navy Veteran Shawn Dean to AEW contract AEW President Tony Khan took to Twitter last night to announce another signing to the roster. Tony wrote a long tweet and put over Shawn big time. He thanked him for his selfless service to the nation and revealed how honored he was to welcome ‘Captain’ Shawn Dean to the roster. Capt. Shawn Dean also responded to the news, and the excitement was pretty evident. Dean cited he’s put a lot of hard work to achieve this and thanked Tony Khan and his family. The US Navy Veteran expressed his emotions much more freely on Instagram. He detailed...
    A California Navy veteran died after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly five minutes in December 2020, his family alleges in a lawsuit. The sister of Angelo Quinto, 30, called law enforcement on Dec. 23 after he was purportedly experiencing a mental health emergency, according to a lawsuit filed by the family against the city of Antioch, California. A pair of officers restrained Quinto, placed him on the floor, and one of the policemen knelt on his neck for around five minutes while the veteran "started bleeding from his mouth," the suit alleged, adding that "at no time while being restrained did Mr. Quinto resist physically or verbally." “I trusted the police because I thought they knew what they were doing, but he was actually passive and visibly not dangerous or a threat,” Maria Quinto-Collins, his mother, said last week. “It was absolutely unnecessary what they did to him.” The suit alleged Quinto said, "Please don’t kill me," as the officers restrained him. ELDERLY PROTESTER SHOVED TO THE GROUND BY BUFFALO POLICE SUES CITY AFTER...
    A Navy veteran who was going through an episode of paranoia died after a Northern California police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, his family said Tuesday. The family of Angelo Quinto called police on December 23 because the 30-year-old was suffering a mental health crisis and needed help. His family says a responding officer knelt on Quinto's neck for nearly five minutes while another officer restrained his legs. Quinto lost consciousness and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died three days later. "He said 'Please don't kill me. Please don't kill me,' as they were putting him on the ground. They handcuffed him and one officer put his knee on the back of his neck the whole time I was in the room," said Quinto's mother, Cassandra Quinto-Collins. This Nov. 30, 2017 photo provided by Isabella Collins shows Navy veteran Angelo Quinto in Moffett Field in Mountainview, Calif.  Cassandra Quinto-Collins / AP Quinto-Collins said she had been hugging her son and he was calm when officers arrived at their home in Antioch, 45...
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