R.I.P. David Patterson

From Daily Kos: “Our nation is forever indebted to these WWII heroes,” said Sen. John McCain in a Tweet on Monday. David Patterson, one of the last living U.S. Marines Navajo code talkers from World War II who used the Navajo language to transmit secret tactical messages to outwit the Japanese passed away from pneumonia, […]

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Military Plane Crash in Mississippi

From CNN: Seven of the service members killed in a military transport plane crash in Mississippi were from an elite Marine unit based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the Marine Corps said Tuesday. The other nine Marines killed were from Orange County, New York, county executive Steve Neuhaus said. The KC-130T aircraft was based in […]

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R.I.P. Frank E. Petersen, Jr.

From the NY Times: Frank E. Petersen Jr., who suffered bruising racial indignities as a military enlistee in the 1950s and was even arrested at an officers’ club on suspicion of impersonating a lieutenant, but who endured to become the first black aviator and the first black general in the Marine Corps, died on Tuesday […]

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Quick Thoughts: Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is a holiday in November, on the 11th the be precise, that we honor and remember men and women in the armed forces who have served or are serving this nation. Though some means of communication, we express our gratitude for those who go out defending this nation, usually through some kind of […]

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Notable Links: 11-7/14

Laverne Cox is a Glamour woman of the year C-SPAN Caller: Republicans ‘Hate That N*gger Obama’ The Pitfalls of Privilege You’re Part of the Problem: How “New Blacks” Miss the Mark Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, Missing Woman, Found Alive In Maryland Hollaback Apologizes for the Lack of White Dudes in Catcalling Video New Zealand model re-creates viral […]

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