Here are some pictures from the 2014 Memorial Day event at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Governor Neil Abercrombe and Congresswoman and Army Captain Tulsi Gabbard were present. PHOTOS BY HOPSING COON.
Impossible Shots with Ted Gundy
It really did start with an e-mail message from Ted Gundy. He was already a viewer of Shooting USA, so he knew how to send me a message.
He wrote that he couldn’t imagine how today’s snipers made shots out to 1,000 yards, that he couldn’t have done that when he was a sniper during the Battle of the Bulge. And, while he had always been a shooting enthusiast and a hunter, he wondered if I could arrange for him to try a shot at that distance.
I did the quick math, The Battle of the Bulge was 1944. Ted Gundy had to be in his 80s. So I wanted to know if Ted was real, if he could still get around, that he was of sound mind. His daughter Michele came into our conversation and she was first suspicious that this might be some kind of a scam. I assured her the conversation was real and we were considering a plan if Ted could travel.
The video at Tango Mike Mike below, is about a type of heroism seldom seen. The name of this extraordinary Soldier should be know by all Americans. If someone should ask you describe a hero or heroism, having watched this video you will have no difficulty answering the question.
Tango Mike Mike is the story of Green Beret Roy P. Benavidez and his heroic action in Vietnam that earned him the Medal of Honor. His story is truly amazing and is a tribute to all the Vietnam Vets whose stories haven’t been told. If you want to read more about Roy read: Medal of Honor.
LEASE KEEP THIS GOING FOR THE SOLDIERS…I was asked to keep this going – and will gladly do so
A veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America’ for an amount of up to and including their life.
WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME
This email is being circulated around the world – please keep it going
When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard….
..to listen to his son whine about being bored.
….to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.
to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.
…to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s sleep.
..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.
….to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.
..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.
….to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they’re afraid to
send their kids off to summer camp.
….to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.
….to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
….to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.
…..to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
…..to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.
….to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.
The only thing harder than being a Soldier…
Is loving one.
I was asked to pass this on and I will gladly do so,