Unfortunately, death and injury is a reality in war while serving in our U.S. Military. A recently updated comprehensive report on battlefield injuries and death is available by the Congressional Research Service (Updated in September 24, 2019), which documents detailed stats going back to 1775 link: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf U.S. Army, E4 Specialist Aviation/assigned to a US Army Blackhawk, Crew Leigh Talavera of Bastrop was in Bosnia, during Operation Joint Endeavor. His duty was to remove an ESSS Tank (fuel tanks located on the outside of the combat helicopter wings). Unfortunately, a full tank containing 250 gallons of fuel weighing over 1,668 pounds was released onto the U.S. Soldier in error. The inertia of the full container ripped through his body, tearing his back muscles from his spine – L6/Sl area. He has a metal vertebrae and Teflon discs in his spine and has never fully recovered from his injuries requiring him to be bound to a wheelchair and rendered 100 percent disabled as rated by the Government. Official Wheelchair for Warriors Presentation to Leigh Talavera, U.S. Army Date: November 12th, Tuesday Time: 7pm – 8:30pm Location: VFW Post 2527 Hall – 1503 FM 20, Bastrop, Texas 78602 The courageous warrior has Read more…
According the most recent U.S. Census, there are 18.2 million veterans in the United States, representing about .4 percent of the United States overall population. However, this number may represent 18.2% of the households in America. “I wanted to spark a conversation with veterans who were either apathetic, not registered to vote, confused by the media narratives that maligned our duly elected Commander-In-Chief, single issue voters, Never Trumpers, or are on the side that favors socialism and communism over the Constitution we swore an oath to defend,” says Andy Valadez, U.S. Marine Veteran (Desert Shield/Desert Storm), “I know many in the veteran community are supporting President Trump, but a lot don’t seem to understand the stakes. It is no longer about politics, but liberty vs. enslavement by those who want to take away the right to bear arms, the freedom of speech and religion, heavy handedness that comes with tyrannical rulers, and politicians that ignore veteran issues that need to be addressed. So, I started Texas Veterans for Trump and transitioned it to US Veterans for Trump (a for-profit start-up).” Commander-In-Chief U.S. Veterans T-shirt Feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VJsEvYicbI (:51 seconds) Charlie Alpha Consulting, the operating company based in Texas, sought a veteran-owned Read more…
New York City Police have made an arrest in regards to the viral video that shows NYPD officers being doused with buckets of water. The man in question, Courtney Thompson, 28, was arrested on Wednesday for disordered conduct, harassment and other charges said the department. Thomson was the man seen in the viral video dousing two police officers on a Brooklyn Street during. In a second clip that surfaced following the initial video, two different officers appear to get drenched in a separate incident while they were making an arrest in Harlem. From the video, it appears one of the officers was struck in the head when the water was being poured onto him. The investigation is on-going and police are still seeking additional suspects in both cases.
Mark Sekelsky (18), Mikadyn Payne (17), Trevory Gray (16) and Alexzander Miller (16), were sentenced to adult prison on Tuesday by Genesee Circuit Judges Joseph J. Farah, rejecting the defense’s request to sentence them as juveniles for their role in the 2017 death of 32 year old Kenneth White. A fifth teen, Kyle Anger (18), who was not in court on Tuesday pleaded guilty to second degree murder and is said to be the one who threw the rock that shattered the windshield of the truck White was riding in. Anger will be sentenced at a later date. White, who was only minutes from home, was knocked unconscious and pronounced dead when he arrived at a Flint hospital – his cause of death was declared a homidice, with blunt force trauma to the head and chest.
Bones Belonging To Colorado Girl Who Vanished 34 Years Ago Found At Denver Pipeline Site In Weld County
Three decades ago, a Colorado girl disappeared without a trace and police announced Thursday that her remains had been unearthed by an excavation crew at an oil and gas pipeline site in Colorado in Weld County. The remains belong to the 12 year old girl but the mystery surrounding her fate has yet to be solved. The girl, identified as Jonelle Matthews, disappeared in December 1984 after getting dropped off at her home in Greeley, Colorado which is about 50 miles north of Denver and was never seen again. Tuesday of this week, a crew working on the pipeline unearthed what appeared to be human bones and immediately notified authorities. The Greeley Police Department then announced in a statement, “Based on the evidence found on scene and the coroner’s examination of the remains, an identification … has been made. The remains are identified as Jonelle Matthews.” A cause of death had not yet been announced at the time of publication and no further details were provided except that the investigation into the girl’s death remains active.
Billionaire Chris Cline, his daughter Kameron, as well as David Jude, Geoffrey Painter, Jillian Clark, Brittney Searson, and Delaney Wykle were all killed in a horrific helicopter crash that occurred immediately following take off. Cline, who was a coal tycoon, along with his daughter and the other passengers were leaving the Bahamas when the helicopter spiraled out of control and crashed on the 4th of July. Authorities stated, “The purpose of the accident flight was to transport two of the passengers to FLL for medical treatment.” The type of helicopter that was involved in the crash was an August AW139, which had 17 seats. Several witnesses described seeing the helicopter take off, with one witness saying it climbed about 30 or 40 feet while in a nose-down attitude. Another witness claimed it climbed between 40 and 50 feet before it spiraled out of control and plummeted into the ocean.
Tesla Model 3 Driver Falls Asleep With Autopilot Engaged: Immediately Crashes Into Construction Barrels
While Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) autopilot function has gotten better and better over the years, Tesla reminds drivers that they must keep their eyes on the road and be ready to engage the vehicle if the auto-pilot fails to detect obstructions in the road, such as cars, trucks, people, or in this case, traffic barrels. Many Tesla owners clearly are not following the rules, as evidenced by this Model 3 driver, who fell asleep, plowed through a string of 11 construction barrels. Thankfully, no one was killed or injured in this accident. The Tesla Autopilot function is a great for making long highway commutes more enjoyable or even less stressful in some situations. However, drivers must realize that the autopilot is not fool proof and need to pay attention.
Jeffrey Epstein, 66, was found on the floor of his jail cell with bruises on his neck earlier this week while he was held, awaiting trail on sex trafficking charges. At the time of publication, it is unclear as to whether or not the injuries were self inflicted or from an assault from another person in the correction center. Epstein was treated for his injuries but remains in custody at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in NYC. It is also unclear as to whether or not Epstein had any cellmates while he awaits his trial at the time of injury. The particular jail he is in, is famous for its tight security and high-profile inmates, such as terrorists, Wall Street schemers, and even Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin “el Chap’ Guzman. Guzman is currently awaiting trial after being accuses of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in the early 2000s. Bail was denied last week with the reasoning being Epstein may flee the country if released.
Angela Keeling is suing the Atlanta Braves in a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband, Marvin Todd Keeling, died in the walk-in beer cooler at Suntrust Park. The lawsuit was filed on Friday in Fulton County and is seeking unspecified damages in the death of her husband. The lawsuit alleges that the walk in beer cooler had a faulty door mechanism that prevented Keeling from escaping the cooler. This, along with lethal carbon dioxide leaks were the primary causes for her husband’s death. Her lawyers claim that the Atlanta Braves were aware of both of these issues but never corrected them, resulting in the unfortunate series of events that killed her husband. The autopsy report for Todd Keeling stated, “[his] fall/collapse was very rapid or that he was so disoriented that he was unable to form or act on logical thought process” The report goes on to read that because of a a “faulty door release mechanism that was improperly constructed, assembled, maintained and allowed to exist.” At the time of publication, the Atlanta Braves have not responded to the incident. Beth Marshall, who is one of the team’s spokespersons said that no formal statement will be released yet pending Read more…
The Hard Rock Hotel, the location of two American tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, is removing the alcohol dispensers from minibars. While the deaths have not been confirmed to be related and so far no official report has linked the deaths to a specific cause, many of the tourists that have died in the Dominican Republic reportedly drank liquor from the minibars. David Harrison, 45, and Robert Bell Wallace both died while staying at the Punta Cana resort. There have been a total of 10 confirmed US tourist deaths in 2019 in the Dominican Republic with some of those consuming minibar drinks shortly before dying. The General Manager of the resort, Erica Lopez, tells CNN that she hops the decision to remove these dispensers will “provide more tranquility for guests” and reiterated that the decision to remove these dispensers was made independently and not a reaction to the deaths that happened at the resort. In one report from a physician at Rutgers University, Reynold A. Panettieri Jr speculates that tainted alcohol could be to blame for some of the deaths.