RED Friday

Note from Duckie, this week we have a few updates and a RED Round up of ‘news’ from Lawngren,  and also a reposted article from July 2018.

From Lawngren: I had a difficult time finding current news about out military personnel this week. This is a mishmash of mostly political-military items.

Vets taking care of vets, even during covid: Rock the Quad: I appreciate the commitment and creativity of the Soldier Recovery Unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. 

Here’s something good that came from the Trump presidency, in a big way. Yes, President Trump deserves that Nobel Peace Prize: “In ways that couldn’t have been anticipated at the time, the unusual military mission [under President Trump] helped pave the way three years later for the Israel-U.A.E. peace deal that is reshaping the Middle East”.

And Trump is still working behind the scenes for our warriors, so mass media, maybe you should take a deep breath and WAIT A WHILE before you criticize President Trump. He may be doing something he can’t trust you with until it’s over…

We posted recently about this Hero Marine Veteran. He’s still waiting for his Medal of Honor at 83 yo. After reading a description of the action it’s based on, my reaction was, if this isn’t Medal of Honor duty, what is? Actually my thought was considerably more obscene, but never mind that. As I posted on Wednesday in the comments, I sent an email to two members of the Armed Services Committee asking them to help put pressure on to get this marine his Medal of Honor…

This Marine‘s home acknowledges his death, even though they have no information beyond his name. He was killed in a helicopter crash in California. 

Whether on a battlefield on the other side of the world or in training or transit in America, a warrior’s death is cause for sorrow and sober reflection. We wish all of you, soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, National Guard or Regular Army, could be home for Christmas this year. May God guide and guard you wherever you are.

Wherever you are, and however you have or still serve, let these be a comfort to you all…

A Psalm of David,

And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me; In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears….
2 Samuel 22:2-7

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me  Psalm 23:4

Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
Psalm 144:1,2

Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!
Psalm 24:8

 They will be like mighty warriors in battle, trampling their enemies in the mud under their feet. Since the LORD is with them as they fight, they will overthrow even the enemy’s horsemen. Zechariah 10:5

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Never doubt, God loves you!

Be safe. Be blessed and may the Lord keep you in His care wherever you go.  Have a safe and blessed RED Friday all!


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