We hope that you remember our the People serving in our great Military this Thanksgiving. Unless you have a family member who is overseas, it might be difficult to remember our Military’s sacrifices throughout the holidays. Let us do our best not to forget the People fighting for our freedom this Thanksgiving. This video is a friendly reminder of why we in the United States are able to enjoy the holidays.
We pray for our Military on this most American of holidays. We hope that all of you know and feel the fond wishes we have today for you. We want you to know that whether you serve domestically or in faraway lands, our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Thank you for your service!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to our Military Members and our Veterans!
A real miracle – from WW II. An amazing story to read below.
B-17 in 1943 A mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area, became the subject of one of the most famous photographs of World War II.
Pilot-Ken Bragg Jr
Copilot-G. Boyd Jr.
Navigator-Harry C. Nuessle
Engineer-Joe C. James
Radio Operator- Paul A. Galloway
Ball Turret Gunner- Elton Conda
Waist Gunner- Michael Zuk
Tail Gunner- Sam T. Sarpolus
Ground Crew Chief- Hank Hyland
An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb Group formation went out of control, probably with a wounded pilot then continued its crashing descent into the rear of the fuselage of a Fortress named All American, piloted by Lt. Kendrick R. Bragg, of the 414th Bomb Squadron.
When it struck, the fighter broke apart, but left some pieces in the B-17. The left horizontal stabilizer of the Fortress and left elevator were completely torn away. The two right engines were out and one on the left had a serious oil pump leak.
The vertical fin and the rudder had been damaged, the fuselage had been cut almost completely through connected only at two small parts of the frame and the radios, electrical and oxygen systems were damaged.
There was also a hole in the top that was over 16 feet long and 4 feet wide at its widest and the split in the fuselage went all the way to the top gunners turret. Although the tail actually bounced and swayed in the wind and twisted when the plane turned and all the control cables were severed, except one single elevator cable still worked, and the aircraft still flew – miraculously!
The tail gunner was trapped because there was no floor connecting the tail to the rest of the plane. The waist and tail gunners used parts of the German fighter and their own parachute harnesses in an attempt to keep the tail from ripping off and the two sides of the fuselage from splitting apart. While the crew was trying to keep the bomber from coming apart, the pilot continued on his bomb run and released his bombs over the target.
When the bomb bay doors were opened, the wind turbulence was so great that it blew one of the waist gunners into the broken tail section. It took several minutes and four crew members to pass him ropes from parachutes and haul him back into the forward part of the plane. When they tried to do the same for the tail gunner, the tail began flapping so hard that it began to break off.
The weight of the gunner was adding some stability to the tail section, so he went back to his position. The turn back toward base at Biskra, Algeria had to be very slow to keep the tail from twisting off. They actually covered almost 70 miles to make the turn to home base. The bomber was so badly damaged that it was losing altitude and speed and was soon alone in the sky. For a brief time, two more Me-109 German fighters attacked the All American. Despite the extensive damage, all of the machine gunners were able to respond to these attacks and soon drove off the fighters.
The two waist gunners stood up with their heads sticking out through the hole in the top of the fuselage to aim and fire their machine guns. The tail gunner had to shoot in short bursts because the recoil was actually causing the plane to turn. Allied P-51 fighters intercepted the All American as it crossed over it’s home base and took one of the pictures shown. They also radioed to the base describing that the empennage (empennage is also known as the tail or tail assembly, of most aircraft gives stability to the aircraft) was waving like a fish tail and that the plane would not make it and to send out boats to rescue the crew when they bailed out.
The fighters stayed with the Fortress taking hand signals from Lt. Bragg and relaying them to the base. Lt. Bragg signaled that 5 parachutes and the spare had been “used” so five of the crew could not bail out. He made the decision that if they could not bail out safely, then he would stay with the plane and land it.Two and a half hours after being hit, the aircraft made its final turn to line up with the runway while it was still over 40 miles away.
It descended into an emergency landing and a normal roll-out on its landing gear. When the ambulance pulled alongside, it was waved off because not a single member of the crew had been injured. No one could believe that the aircraft could still fly in such a condition. The Fortress sat placidly until the crew all exited through the door in the fuselage and the tail gunner had climbed down a ladder, at which time the entire rear section of the aircraft collapsed onto the ground. The rugged old bird had done its job.
We never want to miss a new interview with Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. The FOX News military analyst, Lt. Colonel Peters appeared on that FOX network and gave give his reaction to Russia’s involvement in Syria and how weak Obama appears.
LT. COL. RALPH PETERS stated: Make no mistake, Putin thinks Obama is so weak. Putin would not be reluctant to shoot down a U.S. drone as a warning and possibly even bringing down a U.S. manned aircraft knowing that President Obama would not respond militarily. Putin would say, ‘Oh, it’s all an accident. It’s all a misunderstanding. We need to deconflict. You need to go out of the airspace.’ Putin is on a roll… This guy is good and we have a pixie dust president who still thinks he can say something three times and make it come true…
Putin is master of propaganda, he’s brilliant at turning a situation on its head. He is going into Syria to rescue the world, save the world from ISIS. And, oh, by the way, remember under international law, Vladimir Putin, despicable though he is, has a better case for being there than we do because the Assad government is last Syrian government seated at United Nations. It invited Putin in. We weren’t invited in. Putin is working all this stuff. And it is important, despite all the nonsense from the White House and the “Baghdad Bob” behavior on part of Josh Earnest.
Putin’s goals are absolutely transparent. First he wants to support Assad. That is his tactical goal. Second, he intends to do as much mischief as possible while Obama’s still in office and unable to act or unwilling to act. So he presents the next potentially stronger U.S. president with a fait accompli on the ground. With a situation that is irreversible.
And third and long term, he is building an alliance in the Middle East with Iran, Iraq, and Syria, to keep us out. He is betting on the Shia Muslims against the Sunnis. He is erecting a wall of Shia-dominated states, that are anti-U.S., pro-Russian. We’re still looking attain any bits and pieces. Oh, Syria, oh, Iraq. It is all one big mess. Thank you, Mr. President.
More from Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters:
It was always about Obama putting more faith in Medvedev and Vladimir Putin than he put in the American people. Think about it, he was telling the Russians, I’ve got to deceive the American people through the election but then I will be able to cooperate with you more fully.
I mean, Bill [Hemmer], what is troubling to me, among many things, what is deeply troubling, listening to the U.N. speech on Monday and everything Obama and the administration has said since.
In almost seven years this president has not learned that words don’t stop bullets. He is fundamentally out of touch with human reality, with the reality of history, with the reality of warfare and Vladimir Putin, ruthless and vicious and ugly though he is, has his pulse on the — he is the one that is on side of history now, not us. We’re clinging to 20th century platitudes and Putin is changing the world, changing the world as we do nothing.
The great Colonel Peters also made previous statements to point out the fact that we’ve “reached the point where a Russian general can barge into a US military office in the Middle East and order us to stop flying our aircraft over Syria.” Though the United States is still flying in Syria, it’s just a matter of time before Putin orders the shooting down of a US drone or a US airplane. It’s a matter of time before President Obama is forced to confront reality.
We have seen that this Modern Day Marine 2015 event was the spot for America to see the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle. It is from the defense and aerospace firm Lockheed Martin. They have the name as the Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 designated for this new Military equipment. Our US Marine Corps fleet of amphibious assault vehicles is over 40 years old. This is time for a modern day replacement.
The Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 is designed to accommodate up to 13 US Marine Corps personnel. We like to hear this Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 boasts high levels of blast protection. Our USMC Military personnel will be able to shift effortlessly between water and land-based operations. Its modular construction allows the ACV 1.1 to be adapted for a range of mission types.
There was a demonstration which showed the Amphibious Combat Vehicle crossing over an improvised explosive device. The Amphibious Combat Vehicle lost a wheel and it was still able to drive and escape that blast zone.
Scott Green, vice president of Ground Vehicles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control said “We have been committed to the Marine Corps for more than eight years in the growth and evolution of the ACV and its predecessor programs.” He also mentioned “Lockheed Martin has assembled a supplier team that will enable the manufacturing and delivery of a vehicle that meets or exceed their requirements at the right price.”
Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company. They have worldwide interests and contribute to the USMC’s Amphibious Combat Vehicle program. This program was launched in 2011, after the previous Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program ended. Lockheed Martin is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland which is near the Washington, DC area.
When this Video starts off many Patriotic People will think this is blow-back against the current Government. However once you get into the Video we learn it a Video to fight back against Radical Islam.
Marcus Luttrell is the Speaker in this fine Video. Mr. Luttrell is a former United States Navy SEAL. He received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his actions in June 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings. Marcus Luttrell was a Hospital Corpsman First Class by the end of his eight-year career in the United States Navy.
Mr. Luttrell returned to the United States in 2007 after serving for our Country. He co-authored the New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. Many of us have see the film version of his Book. The movie “Lone Survivor” starred Mark Wahlberg and was released on December 25, 2013.
Marcus Luttrell’s NRA Transcript:
I know you’re watching, so pay attention. You hate my freedom, my religion, and my country. You hate me for speaking my mind. You try to control me with violence and intimidation.
You think you can muzzle me with fear? Don’t ever confuse me for my politicians or our media. I am an American, free born and free bred. And I will call you out for who you are, an Islamic extremist who will kill me for my beliefs.
You don’t intimidate me. My freedom is more powerful than anything you can possibly do. And I will never, never surrender my rights to your terror. I will say what I think, worship according to my beliefs, and raise my children how I see fit. And I defend it all with the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
I cower to no one because I am the National Rifle Association of America and I am in freedom’s safest place.
So our new ally, Iran is making Deals with Russia?
There are recent developments which report that Iran is making new deals with Putin. The deals are for increased missile defense systems which they will be able to do with the Funds which Obama will give them.
This Video has Amber Smith on the Neil Cavuto Show to talk about how these deals are undermining the U.S. influence on the situation.
Amber Smith, Senior Military Advisor for Concerned Veterans for America, is a writer and commentator. Amber is a former U.S. Army helicopter pilot and she did serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You can find out more about CVA (Concerned Veterans for America) and what their mission is at The CVA website here.
The recent report has come out that a seasoned intelligence official just recently returned from the Middle East. That Official said private discussions revealed that American allies, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, felt abandoned by the U.S. as the Obama regime are securing a deal with Tehran ahead of the long-time alliances.
Also due in part to this dangerous Iran nuclear deal, Russia now plans to deliver as many as four S-300 missile systems to Iran, according to a recent news report.
Egypt has not forgotten that while the disastrous Muslim Brotherhood was in charge in Egypt, Obama showered them with praise. Let us not forget that Obama provided billions of dollars in aid, arms, tanks and planes for the Muslim Brotherhood even as they had rape squads set-up Egypt was very hurt by this support to the Muslim Brotherhood by Obama. Egypt has charged Obama and Hillary Clinton for conspiring and collaborating with the Muslim Bro’Hood and their terrorist activities.
What happened to America in the 2012 Election may best be summed up by this new word:
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