Thursday, September 28, 2017

WWII veteran, Bataan Death March survivor gets his medals

WWII veteran, Bataan Death March survivor gets his medals
Joe Romero spent 42 months as a prisoner of war, mostly doing hard labor in a lead and zinc mine, but also serving on “burial duty,” his daughter, Ana Marie Gonzales, said.
“My dad said there was nothing more beautiful than seeing the flag when he was liberated,” Gonzales said.
As a kid, my Dad reminded me of Maywood and Bataan everytime we passed Bataan Drive.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

History of Soldier Field: Heck of a place to take a knee during the Pledge

Seems most have missed the tragedy of the venue to Steelers chose to sit out the National Anthem. Via the Illinois Sports Authority
Soldier Field was designed in 1919 and opened on October 9,  1924, as Municipal Grant Park Stadium. The name was changed to Soldier Field on November 11, 1925, as a memorial to U.S. soldiers who had died in combat. 

Friday, September 08, 2017

US airstrike kills 4 Shabaab fighters in 2 separate airstrikes | FDD's Long War Journal

US airstrike kills 4 Shabaab fighters in 2 separate airstrikes | FDD's Long War Journal

Dimon and Durbin

Jamie Dimon funnies via Jamie Dimon leaves Wall Street perch to have a say in Washington
During his interactions with lawmakers, Dimon can be brash and expresses annoyance with Congress’s inability to advance legislation, people who attended the meetings said.
Sometimes he would show his lighter side. 
One day in July, Dimon spotted his Democratic Senator Richard Durbin, an old foe who championed a rule that slashed debit card fees and which Dimon has called “downright idiotic.” 
Durbin was withdrawing money from a non-Chase ATM when Dimon approached from behind and quipped: “We welcome competition.” 
A Durbin representative confirmed the interaction, first described by a Politico reporter in a tweet, took place but declined to elaborate.