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Gunnery Sgt. Beckett Returns in ‘Sniper: Legacy’

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Sniper: Legacy is the fifth movie in the long-running series and it’s coming out on DVD and Digital on September 30th. Tom Berenger returns as USMC Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Beckett and returns to the series to join up with his son Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Beckett, who’s played by Chad Michael Collins and was introduced in 2011’s Berenger-less Sniper: Reloaded. +Continue Reading

The Weapons of ‘Hercules’

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Dwayne Johnson takes on the old sword-and-sandals movie genre this weekend with Hercules, directed by Brett Ratner and based on the Radical Comics series by Steve Moore.Johnson stars as a semi-retired strongman living on past glories who must be lured back into action to help the ruler of Thrace defeat a terrifying warlord. Ian MacShane (Deadwood) and Rufus Sewell (A Knight’s Tale) co-star as members of Hercules’ loyal crew. +Continue Reading

Singing Soldier Gets Through on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Army Pfc. Paul Ieti first went viral when he sang Rihanna’s “Stay” in a video shot while he was serving in Afghanistan. America’s Got Talent producers then invited him to perform the song on their program, he moved the judges to tears and they invited him to perform for the show’s Judgment Week.

Ieti sang the Rascal Flatts song “Bless This Broken Road” on Wednesday night’s program and the panel unanimously voted him through to the next stage of the competition, which will include live performance onstage at Radio City Music Hall.  +Continue Reading

‘Wounded: The Battle Back Home’ — Dennis

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The Wounded Warrior Project is marking its tenth anniversary with a new documentary series called Wounded: The Battle Back HomeThe series continues with Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Army Sergeant, Dennis Cabanting.  +Continue Reading

Satechi RideMate Bike Lights

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Satechi RideMate series now offers the RideMate front bicycle light ($59.99 direct) and the Ride Mate taillight ($29.99 direct) to go with its line of smartphone bike mounts. +Continue Reading

Archie Takes a Bullet for a Gay Veteran

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In the latest issue of Life With Archie, Archie Andrews dies when he steps in front of a bullet intended for his best friend Kevin Keller, the gay veteran and gun control advocated who’s launched a political career after his husband is the victim of a mall shooting.

Let’s pause a moment to let everyone who hasn’t seen an Archie comic since the 1970s to catch their breath. +Continue Reading

Did DeAngelo Williams Really Salute the Troops?

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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams caused quite a stir on Facebook Monday when he posted the above photo to his timeline.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Williams immediately got some negative feedback from the FB haters (“u seem to like being showy about it too”) but most followers applauded the gesture (“all I got to say is mad respect. Thanks for the support to vets”).

Then a few observers looked closely at the photograph. +Continue Reading

Why Veterans Miss the War

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By Ho Lin

There’s a scene in the very first episode of Sherlock, the modern version of the Sherlock Holmes myth, in which Dr. Watson, now a shell-shocked survivor of 21st century Afghanistan, is confronted by a shady power broker. The man notes that Watson’s hand, usually afflicted with the shakes, is now deadly still in the midst of their tense confrontation.  “You’re not haunted by the war, Dr. Watson,” the mystery man smirks. “You miss it.” +Continue Reading

Losing a Limb, Making a Point

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By Ho Lin

We know about risking life and limb for a good cause, but an Army veteran who is actually losing a limb is taking it one step further. On the chat website reddit, Jody Williams, who is scheduled to have an amputation below the knee within the next two weeks, is telling his story about his injury, walking readers through the amputation process. The bottom line? He feels his original injury was misdiagnosed, leading to a worsening condition that left him no choice but to amputate below the knee. +Continue Reading

NASCAR Race Named for Green Beret

  • June 23, 2014
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Green Beret John Wayne Walding was announced as the winner of Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” contest during the 2014 CMT Music Awards broadcast. The program will rename the July 27th NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords​.com. At the race, Walding will receive a VIP at-track experience and hand the trophy bearing his name to the race winner in Victory Lane. +Continue Reading