bag-of-dirt:

Two Dutch girls use chalk to write slogans and messages for friends and relatives in other towns on a tank after the liberation of Breda by the Allied Polish 1st Armoured Division. Many civilians in occupied countries would write messages on the tanks of their liberators, knowing that these tanks would soon move on to the next town, hoping their friends or relatives would see the messages. On the tank you can see names, addresses and “Alles goed" ("All is good" in Dutch). Breda, North Brabant, the Netherlands. November 1944.

bag-of-dirt:

Two Dutch girls use chalk to write slogans and messages for friends and relatives in other towns on a tank after the liberation of Breda by the Allied Polish 1st Armoured Division. Many civilians in occupied countries would write messages on the tanks of their liberators, knowing that these tanks would soon move on to the next town, hoping their friends or relatives would see the messages. On the tank you can see names, addresses and “Alles goed" ("All is good" in Dutch). Breda, North Brabant, the Netherlands. November 1944.

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5sswiking:

Tiger ‘231’ of the schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 in Vitebsk sector, winter 1943-44. Some tanks of this unit had the identification numerals painted on the gun barrels. Note the unit symbol, a charging knight on horseback on the forward turret side.

5sswiking:

Tiger ‘231’ of the schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 in Vitebsk sector, winter 1943-44. Some tanks of this unit had the identification numerals painted on the gun barrels. Note the unit symbol, a charging knight on horseback on the forward turret side.

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thinksquad:

Jeffrey Grossman, a Chatham High School graduate, was apprehended by the U.S. Secret Service last Thursday when he successfully climb over the White House fence. He was wearing a Pokemon-themed shirt and hat, and carried a Pikachu doll from the Pokemon card game and cartoon.

Grossman went to an out-of-state hospital to admit himself for mental health treatment but was unable to due to his healthcare coverage. When he asked about it further, he was told that was how the healthcare system is set up and he should talk with the president about it. He then traveled to Washington, D.C.

“I was informed that, when he was apprehended, he told security that he had come to talk with the president about his health care program,” his mother, a local pharmacist, said.

http://www.troyrecord.com/general-news/20140915/rensselaer-man-detained-after-trying-to-reach-president

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semperannoying:

"I joined the military 04Nov04 as a Military Police officer. I trained on Fort Leonardwood in Missouri as part of training company B787. I graduated my training on 01Apr05 and was then stationed on Fort Lewis, WA where I became a PROUD Dragonslayer at the 170th MP Co.

On 15 May, I (along with a small group of other soldiers) deployed to Baghdad to meet up with our already deployed unit in Iraq. Once there I began working along side Iraqi Police and Iraqi Army, pulling security at check points and doing routine patrols to show a presence in Southern Baghdad in an area known to locals as “The Triangle of Death”.

On 24 Nov 05, we were tasked to investigate a mass grave of Iraqi casualties, but we would never arrive. On our way, a improvised explosive device would detonate beneath our vehicle, instantly killing my team leader and later killing my driver and the Iraqi police colonel in the back seat. 

Myself and our interpreter were the only two to survive. I was med-evaced to Baghdad and then later Germany, and finally to Walter Reed. After 18 months in the hospital, I returned home to upstate NY, a double amputee in April of 07’. Since then I have lived up and down the east coast, going to school, doing things with Wounded Warrior Project and living life to it’s fullest in memory of my team leader SSG Steven Reynolds and my driver SPC Marc Delgado. RIP, you are forever missed.”

Marissa Strock, Ms. Veteran America. hopeful.

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psychetruth:

Is there a connection between the over drugging of your solider on psych drugs and suicide?


Psychiatrist Dr. Colin Ross discusses the issue of military men committing suicide. Is this really due to post traumatic stress disorder after combat?