Mad World, Published on Jun 28, 2014 by Logan Stark
Footage from 3/5's deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan
Song: Mad World by Gary Jules
For the 25 is a documentary film by Logan Stark to memorialize 25 Marines in his unit who died during his seven-month tour in Afghanistan. More than 200 other soldiers were wounded.
On Patrol Magazine, For The 25, by Logan S. Stark
Navy Cross Citation for Sgt Matthew T. Abbate (posthumous)
USA Today, Vet's documentary honors fallen Marines
National Veterans and Military Families Month - November 2017
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
For 98 years, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on 11 November – first as Armistice Day, and then, since 1954 as Veterans Day. In this 99th year of commemoration, the Department of Veterans Affairs is broadening that tradition of observance and appreciation to include both Veterans and Military Families for the entire month of November. President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month.
Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Read more
Photo: World War I veteran Joseph Ambrose attends the dedication parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, killed in the Korean War.
One Veteran's Story: "You Come Back And You Just Don't Feel The Same."
Published on Nov 12, 2012
Marine veteran Shane Santelli shares his story of deployment in Afghanistan. During his deployment from February to September 2010, Santelli was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED). He has suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as injuries to his spine.
Santelli shares what Veteran's Day means to him. To follow Santelli's story, check out the documentary Picking Up the Pieces. 2 minutes. Produced by Amanda Winkler. Music by Andrew Gaddy.
TED, Published on Jan 30, 2012
Peter van Uhm is the Netherlands' chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed -- and why we need armies if we want peace.
Peter van Uhm
Petrus Johannes Mathias "Peter" van Uhm (born 15 June 1955) is a Royal Netherlands Army general. He served as Chief of Defence of the Armed forces of the Netherlands from 17 April 2008 until 28 June 2012. He previously served as the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Army from 5 September 2005 until 13 March 2008.... Van Uhm's promotion to CHOD was accompanied by personal tragedy as, on 18 April 2008, his son First Lieutenant Dennis van Uhm was killed in a roadside bombing in Uruzgan, the southern province of Afghanistan. A spokesman for the Taliban claimed that militants had known about his movements and had targeted him. The Dutch government rejected this claim. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said in The Hague: "Our information is that there is no indication of any link between this cowardly deed and the fact that it was the son of the defense chief.". Read more
Wes Moore: How to talk to veterans about the war
TED, Published on May 23, 2014
Wes Moore joined the US Army to pay for college, but the experience became core to who he is. In this heartfelt talk, the the paratrooper and captain—who went on to write "The Other Wes Moore"—explains the shock of returning home from Afghanistan. He shares the single phrase he heard from civilians on repeat, and shows why it's just not sufficient. It's a call for all of us to ask veterans to tell their stories — and listen.
Emmanuel Bernadin: Why I believe that America should bring back the draft
TED, Published on Jul 5, 2016
Emmanuel talks about his experience joining the military, as well as, his experience coming home from war. The stories of so many veterans demand our attention. Our veterans deserve better.
History of the Tuskegee Airman @8:14 and the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332d Fighter Group