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American Patriot Series: Gary Sinise

Chuck Yarling

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A patriot is defined as “a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.”

The American Patriot Series acknowledges the activities of individuals, celebrities, and/or groups who have taken it upon themselves to give of their time, effort, and/or money to support active duty military personnel and our country’s veterans. Their actions identify them as a patriot and the purpose of this series is to recognize them as such.

During the December 25, 2015 edition of The O’Reilly Factor, Gary Sinise told Bill that he had been working with veterans since the 80s. In particular, he became involved with Vietnam Veterans groups and he created Vets Nighta program offering free dinners and performances to veterans at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.” He also got involved with Disabled American Veterans.

Helping veterans was already important to him as family members had already served in the military. “His father served in the Navy in the 1950s, two of his uncles served in World War II, three brother-in-laws served in Vietnam, his sister-in-law served for 10 years, and his nephew served in Afghanistan and was recently accepted into the Green Berets.”

Soon after troops were deployed to Afghanistan, Sinise volunteered with the United Service organization (USO) in 2003.

But Gary Alan Sinise should already be familiar to everyone. The Internet Movie Data Base website lists him as having 51 credits as actor, director, narrator, and producer of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and videos. More recently, though, avid TV watchers might remember him in the show, “CSI: NY” which aired from 2004-2013.

But many may remember Sinise in his memorable performance as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in the 1994 movie, Forrest Gump.

And after that performance, the rest, as they say, is history because it changed his life.

In 2003, he founded the Gary Sinise Foundation whose mission is “to serve and honor our nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs that entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities”

Part of the foundation is R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). The program was “established to provide wounded heroes and their families with the necessary resources including home modifications, adapted vehicles, wheelchairs/trackchairs or constructing custom Smart Homes.”

In 2003, he co-founded The Lt. Dan Band (“Honor, Gratitude, Rock & Roll”), named after his character in Forrest Gump. Sinise said in December, 2015, that the band does about 35 concerts a year. And from 2003 to 2011, the band played hundreds of concerts across the world..

Sinise is also on the Advisory Council of Hope For The Warriors, a national non-profit dedicated to provide a full cycle of non-medical care to combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen from each military branch.” Hope For The Warriors “works closely with Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and is building its Warrior Hope & Care Center in North Carolina.”

And, in August 2012, Sinise was made an honorary U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer for his efforts in helping veterans.

If you are not familiar with Sinise and his band, you can hear for yourself with dozens of videos that are found on You Tube. However, they will not give the inside story. For that, there is Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Gooda moving feature-length, award winning documentary that follows “Gary and his Lt. Dan Band around the world for nearly two years, including Kuwait and Iraq, we meet many of our brave men and women in uniform, our heroic first responders, their families and the wonderful citizens that support them.” A trailer for the movie is also available on You Tube.

Many of us Vietnam veterans easily remember the visits by Bob Hope and his entourage that sometimes included Ann-Margret, the Gold Diggers, Johnny Bench, Les Brown & his Band of Renown and astronaut Neil Armstrong.

One Vietnam Veteran, a helicopter pilot who flew missions with the 1st Cavalry Division brought to our attention Russ Vaughn’s article wherein he made the argument that Gary Sinise is The Bob Hope Of Our Time.

Sinise is one very busy man. Add to all of his aforementioned activities, Sinise is starring in a new television show, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borderswhich began on March 16, 2016.

Sinise also said on the December 2015 edition of Bill O’Reilly’s show, “I felt in some ways I was called to do this…There’s a thing I can provide, there’s a way I can do it, there’s a way that I can raise awareness, there’s a way I can give back.” Then he followed that statement with “Every single time I do it, I get so much nourishment out of it, I feel so enriched.”

Mr. Sinise, we are also enriched by knowing of your contributions to our first responders, active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families.

You are truly an American Patriot! And we salute you!

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Previous in this series:

American Patriot Series: Madison Rising, Part 1

American Patriot Series: Madison Rising, Part 2

Chuck Yarling has had many titles in his career thus far: veteran, engineer, math teacher, consultant, technical writer, book author and publisher, and triathlete. He was a member the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Bugles Across America, which plays Taps at military funerals and special events. Spec. 5 Chuck Yarling served with the 26th Combat Engineering Battalion in Vietnam as an awards clerk. His service with the U.S. Army resulted in being awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Medal. You may reach Chuck at [email protected]

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BOMBSHELL- Hillary Just Caught! SHE’S DISGUSTING!!!

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Getting older is a literal pain. It’s an established fact that for most of us when we start pushing 30, it starts pushing back and then it only goes downhill from there. If you’re lucky enough to have a good back and joints that don’t give out, it might be your heart that starts acting up, or (heaven forbid) something goes wrong between your ears and leaves you impaired for life.

Death is inherently a part of life, and few escape this steady slide toward disability once they’re a senior citizen, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Nothing, of course, unless you’re lying to 300 million people about it, and trying to get them to trust you, despite your obvious impairment. This was the point that President Trump brought up about his opponent, Hillary Clinton after her mask began to slip and whispers of her frailty began to get out.

Both President Trump and Hillary Clinton are firmly in the over 55 crowd, but their lives couldn’t be more different. While Hillary has spent as much of her time the political public eye as possible, this is President Trump’s first foray into politics, and what a success it was. It seems that her time scheming and opening emails took it’s toll on Hillary though because more than once she was caught in seemingly very poor health, at very inopportune times. Again, coming down with the flu isn’t exactly something that should preclude someone from becoming President, but lying about it might be.

Recently we were once again reminded of how fortunate we are to have ended up with President Trump and not Hillary as our President when it came to light that Hillary just can’t seem to get over anything. Any Politics shares some pretty damning evidence that points toward President Trump’s former opponent being totally physically unfit to hold the office of President:

“During last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump frequently called Hillary Clinton’s health into question. The mainstream media often slammed him for doing this and suggested that he was lying, but a recent public appearance appears to confirm that Trump was right about her being too weak to be president.

Daily Mail reported that during an appearance in Vancouver on Wednesday night, Clinton was seen still wearing her surgical boot two months after she allegedly fell down some stairs in her heels and broke her toe. Clinton has been wearing the boot since she took the tumble back in October.

Like many other tales that Clinton tells, the story of her fall sounds fishy.

‘I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backward,’ Clinton said. “I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe. I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service.’

However, toe fractures generally take four to six weeks to heel, which begs the question as to why Clinton is still wearing the boot two months later. Clearly, there is something far more serious going on with her than Clinton is letting on.”

Again, slow healing isn’t exactly earth-shattering, however when the American people just don’t know what happened to her because of a pattern of lies that shows she will say just about anything she can get away with to be elected, it is just another demonstration of how no one knew what they were getting with Hillary.

What we do know now, is that she won’t  be getting over that loss anytime soon. Just since she lost the election a little over a year ago, Hillary has published two books, both highlighting her run against President Trump in 2016.

Clinton was in Vancouver to promote her book ‘What Happened,’ and unsurprisingly, she spent much of the appearance whining about her loss to Trump in the election. She also gloated about Democrat Doug Jones’ victory over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama on Tuesday, saying it made her feel ‘a tiny bit less’ concerned about the future of her country.

‘For me, this was a very important turning point in basically holding President Trump and his most vitriolic, destructive advisers, led by Steve Bannon, accountable,’ she said.

‘People seem to be turning against the Trump philosophy and ideology,’ she added. ‘So it’s a good sign but it’s by no means the end of the story.’”

It might not be the end of the story for Jones, and people like him, but it’s almost certainly the end of the story for Hillary after all that happened in the recent election. So why is it that Hillary, who is a year younger than President Trump, would be in worse health? There are a lot of variables (and of course, we’re not allowed to cite gender, least a crazy feminist jump out and grab us), but the main difference between President Trump and almost any of his peers is that the President is known to not drink. All of the effects of even a social amount of alcohol aren’t completely known, but we do know that Hillary drinks and Donald Trump famously does not.

Once again, we don’t really know what happened with Hillary, we just have more proof that she’s once again lying to the American people to benefit herself. Pat yourselves on the back America, you dodged a huge bullet, and her name was Cooked Hillary.

[H/T: Any Politics]

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BREAKING From White House- Traitor Just BACKSTABBED Trump – This Is HUGE!

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The left has been foaming at the mouth ever since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. These anti-American traitors were convinced that Hillary Clinton would win and continue Barack Obama’s destructive policies of dismantling America. However, those plans were thwarted when the American people banded together and sent a resounding no to these politicians by voting for Trump. Every step that Trump has taken he has faced ridicule, lies, and hate from the “tolerant” left. These lies have ranged from Trump conspiring with Russia to win the election to him being a racist bigot who desires to send all minorities to FEMA camps.

Because of these lies, Trump has done his best to surround himself with people he can trust, but even those individuals have turned out to be wolves in sheep clothing as we all found out just today. After the sudden dismissal of Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who served as the White House’s Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, people around the country were shocked.

For years Omarosa Manigault-Newman was one of Donald Trump’s biggest fans, but as it turns out, she is just another White House traitor biding her time to back-stab her former mentor at the very first chance she had.

Not even 24 hours after being let go, Omarosa Manigault-Newman was already sitting down with the liberal mouthpieces at Good Morning America to share her side of the story and throw President Trump under the bus.

Here is more from People:

Although Omarosa Manigault-Newman denies being fired from her role in President Donald Trump’s administration, the former reality star alluded to situations in the White House that made her feel “uncomfortable” and “upset,” leading to her resignation.

In a sit-down with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America Thursday, Manigault-Newman shot down reports that she was dramatically escorted out of the White House after being canned.

“[Chief of staff] John Kelly and I had a very straight-forward discussion about concerns that I had, issues that I had raised, and as a result, I resigned and it will be taking place January 20, when I leave this very interesting administration,” she said. 

Manigault-Newman explained that while Trump “chose me for his team,” Kelly may not have wanted her on his roster.

However, the former director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison revealed that she was unhappy with the handling of certain situations.

When Strahan asked about reports that she was displeased with the handling of this year’s Charlottesville riots and Trump’s support of Roy Moore in the race for Alabama senator, she was vague but promised to share her thoughts someday.

“Because I am serving until [Jan.] 20th, I have to be very careful about how I answer this,” she said. “But there were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with. That I was very uncomfortable with. Things that I heard and observed. I can’t expand upon it because I still have to go back and work with these individuals.”

Manigault-Newman continued, “When I have a chance to tell my story, quite a story to tell, as the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president. I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. When I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”

 Manigault-Newman explained that her pass had been changed to restrict her access at the White House and denied reports that she tried to enter the residence at the White House.
“Certainly I had more access than most, and people had problems with that,” she said. “People had problems with my 14-year relationship with his president, but I’ve always been loyal to him, straight-forward, and I’ve provided him with the support he needed throughout this year.”
There is no reason that Omarosa Manigault-Newman needed to sit down right away with these liberal hacks and start slinging dirt about Trump. It is obvious she is pissed over being fired and is desperately attempting to save face by starting rumors about President Trump to the mainstream media. If she had any class and dignity, she would keep her mouth shut and just release a press statement saying she has decided to pursue other ventures. These vindictive individuals will do whatever they can to bring Trump down to save their own skin.
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BREAKING NEWS: Karma Was FINALLY Served – He Just Got Knocked Out COLD!

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Today was a big day for the internet as five people decided the fate of Net Neutrality. Whether you agree with the decision that was made concerning the future of the internet, you have to admit the debate became rather fierce. On both sides of the aisle, Republicans, and Democrats argued whether to repeal net neutrality regulations enacted by the Obama administration.

It became so heated, there were reports of Democrats sending death threats to Republicans who SUPPORT net neutrality and were fuming that it could be repealed.  But unfortunately, those who sent death threats had a bit dose of karma coming back and it was all caught on video.

New York Representative Jose Serrano was speaking at a rally in Washington, D.C., on the same day the Federal Communications Commission was expected to repeal net neutrality regulations that were enacted by the Barack Obama administration. As Serrano stood on the stage speaking in favor of the heavily contested bill, the sign behind him began to wobble before hitting the congressman in the head knocking him off the stage.

As the Serrano regained his footing, he made light of the situation saying, “Wow. I have never been hit that hard in the South Bronx, but I‘ll speak from here, and I’m doing that with a pulled muscle in my leg.”

You can watch the video here.

While Serrano may chuckle off being hit in the head, the fact that Republicans have received death threats is no laughing matter. Over the past several month’s many Republicans that support net neutrality has been under attack and yet, there has been no one to come to their rescue.

Here is more Free Beacon:

A New York man was arrested for making a death threat against Rep. John Katko over the net neutrality debate, the latest in a string of threats from advocates of the liberal policy.

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has received numerous threats since announcing the agency’s intention earlier this year to repeal the Obama era rules that expanded federal regulation over the internet.

Katko, a Republican who represents upstate New York and has no role in the FCC agenda, received a threatening voicemail from Patrick Angelo, who vowed to kill Katko’s family if he supports repealing net neutrality.

“Listen, Mr. Katko, if you support net neutrality, I will support you,” Angelo said, according to a complaint filed in federal court. “But if you don’t support net neutrality, I will find you and your family and I will kill… you… all. Do you understand? I will literally find all… of… you and your progeny and just wipe you from the face of the earth.”

Angelo was charged with threatening to kill a U.S. congressman and is facing up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms any attempts to intimidate government officials with violent threats, and in particular, efforts to target their families,” said Chairman Pai. “I would also like to express my sympathy to Congressman Katko and his family and thank law enforcement officials for taking this matter seriously.”

The net neutrality debate has become increasingly heated, with Chairman Pai reporting this week of threatening signs targeting his family. Protest signs of the repeal policy, which Pai formally released last week, turned up in his neighborhood naming and targeting his young children. “Dad murdered democracy,” one sign read, and another featured Pai’s children’s names.

“This reminds me of another point, one that has been brought home to me in the past few days,” Pai said Tuesday. “This debate in our culture and our public policy on this and other issues need quality information and not hysteria, because hysteria brings us to unpleasant and dangerous places.”

“We can disagree on policy,” Pai added. “That is the American way. We shouldn’t demonize, especially when all of us share the same goal of free and open internet.”

Pai’s home has been the target of pro-net neutrality protests before. In May, alt-left groups involved in violent riots and protests in the past targeted Pai’s neighborhood. Organizers connected to DisruptJ20 and Code Pink said they were “taking the fight to Pai’s front door,” leaving leaflets on the doors in Pai’s neighborhood.

An online campaign organized by John Oliver opposing changes to the Obama rules, which for the first time in history classified internet service providers as utilities that are subjected to greater regulation, included numerous racist comments aimed at Pai, and death threats. Oliver had to appeal to his viewers to not leave racist comments.

Threats and violence have reached other Republicans and segments of the Trump administration, as well. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has to have a 24-hour security detail given the amount of threats he has received.

The left is completely unhinged, and yet they dare to call Republicans heartless and cruel despite the fact they are treating the lives of innocent people.

Thankfully,= karma does not care about politics and will serve up justice to who deserves it whenever the time is right.

H/T [100 Percent FedUp]

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