The Last Vietnam Veteran

Michael Jarnevic, a sergeant major is the U.S. military supposedly is the last active duty man in the military that Sam Tabar said has participated in a tour in Vietnam. In the 1970s, this man joined the marines and was one of the last men to be sent to Vietnam.

The Oldest Veteran in America Turns 109

The oldest living veteran in America, Richard Overton, is celebrating his 109th birthday on May 11, 2015. And he is celebrating it in style with milkshakes, cigars and burgers. Overton, a resident of Austin, Texas, served with the all black 1887th Engineer battalion during World War II. He fought in the Pacific War Theatre from 1942 to 1945. Overton has mixed emotions over his war experiences. Like many men of his generation, he didn't want to go to war but he did, and he did what he had to do.

US Army to Ease Up on Tattoo Policy

At a time when it is common to see NBA and Football stars with their entire arms and hands covered in tattoo ink, it bears mentioning that the US Army still frowns on soldiers bearing tattoos. While it is not illegal to have some tattoos, the Army prohibits tats on the neck. Understandably, they do not favor tattoos which are sexist, extremist, or racist. In fact, the Army does not allow recruitment of candidates who have excessive tattoos on their arms and hands.

US Army sergeant, Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

The US Army sergeant, Bowe Bergdahl, who left his base in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban and imprisoned for five years, will be charged with deserting his post according to Anfip.

If he is convicted of charges, he faces life in prison, military officials said Wednesday.

Bergdahl could also face dishonorable discharge, degradation and loss of all pay if convicted.

Two Disabled Men Plant 10,000 Trees Over 10 Years

For the past ten years, Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi, who are both 53, have been planting trees in Hebei, China. By now, they have planted around 10,000 trees. What's even more impressive is that both men are disabled.

Microsoft Co-Founder Discovers Japanese Battleship

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen recently released video footage of a World War II Japanese battleship he and his crew discovered near the Philippines. The ship is the Musashi, which at its time, was the largest battleship constructed in the entire world.

ISIS Looking to Pick Fight with US Base

The ISIS militant group has been moving throughout Iraq, attempting to push its boundaries and take control of as much real estate as possible. It has now moved to a western town in the country that has a U.S. base on sight. This could potentially spell trouble for the group, depending on what congress determines to do.

North American Spine: Leader in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

North American Spine is a leading health facility that specializes in simply persistent spine surgery and helps in relieving back and neck pains. It is an exclusive provider of AccuraScope procedure that to date has managed to score an 82% success rate and 96% of patients who have been treated would proudly recommend for it.

Ghost Cars: The Technology of the Future

Have you heard of the “Follow-Me Ghost Car Navigation”? This is the latest in developing technology for car companies.

Jaguar has revealed their model, which is called “360 Virtual Urban Windscreen.” This technology will allow information to be displayed in front of you while driving instead of looking down at your navigation system.

It will be able to see and notify the driver of approaching pedestrians, oncoming cars in your blind spot, provide step by step directions and so much more. The goal is to prevent accidents.

Navy Successfully Tests Laser Beam That's Powerful Enough To Destroy Boats

While the whole concept of being able to utilize a rifle that fires laser beams, similarly to the weapons that were seen in Star Wars, is something that many scientists consider to be impractical in real life, the Navy recently announced that it successfully tested its Laser Weapon System, nicknames LaWS for short. My friend who contributes content to Psychology Today says this just goes to show that nothing is impossible.


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