I Started Working for a Tree Service

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I do not do the scary part, obviously that requires you to know what you are doing and they are not going to let a teenager do tree pruning in Long Island unless they think that they can afford to get me bonded. Obviously the profits go down the drain if you go around busting up cars and breaking the windows on houses. It does you no good to pay some guy to climb up a tree with a chain saw if the guy does not know how to come back down the slow way. The big thing on my job is to not get hit by falling tree limbs or chunks of logs from tree trunks. In fact that is a really big thing, and instead the big thing I do is to try to minimize the damage that occurs when a huge log falls from fifty feet up in the air. Continue reading

Brando’s The Men – Hollywood’s First Look at Paraplegia

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Hollywood sixty years ago, an actor relatively unknown called Marlon Brando helped Hollywood introducing to the public in general a segment relatively unknown society – paraplegic. The inauguration of the newly arrived in Hollywood, Brando and these new members of the society took place on the big screen in the 1950 film, the men.

men are used to launch the career of Brando’s film but, more important still, lovers of cinema introduced to men, the survivors first injury catastrophic than most people had never heard of injury spinal cord (SCI). In fact, fellow actor and co-star, Richard Erdman (Leo in men) admits to ask a medical SCI leader at the time, Dr Ernest Bors, by Erdman had never heard of a paraplegic – the same role that was going to play. The answer: there were none. At least until the war when medical as Bors, with the discovery of antibiotics, helped maintain spinal cord injured World War II veterans and civilians paraplegic I live already that their life expectancy before the war of eighteen months.

there are countless reviews of the film of men on the Internet and elsewhere; copies of the film are also available.

the film itself takes place in the Hospital in Birmingham in Van Nuys, CA veterans. Interestingly, approximately forty-five real paraplegic patients participate in the film, mostly as extras, but a number with parts talking / acting. Speaking of ‘firsts’, the public movie – going also entered the newly formed veterans organization, the Association of Paralyzed Veterans (PVA). In 1946, paralyzed veterans were organizing what eventually evolved into a national organization, known today as the paralyzed veterans of America, with chapters in ski centres in the VA Birmingham, the Bronx VA, this (Staten Island, NY) Halloran General Hospital, Naval Hospital of St. Albans (Long Island, NY), Veterans Hospital of Hines (Chicago area) , Hospital de veterans McGuire (Richmond, Virginia), Kennedy (Memphis, TN) and Cushing (Framington MA).

in February 1947, delegates of seven existing chapters (Cushing not could finance the trip) gathered in Vaughan of the Hospital Unit of the VA Hines for the first Convention of the Association of paralyzed veterans of America. Pioneer PVA Gilford S. Moss (Vaughan chapter) that he sent a letter asking for the formation of a national organization became the first President of the group. They were also present among PVA ‘Foundation delegates’ Robert Moss (no relation to Gilford, who would continue as the second President of PVA), Donald P. Coleman, Joseph Gusmeroli, George Holmann, Fred Smead, Walter Suchanof, Alex Mihalchyk, Harold Peterson, William Day Jr., Marcus Orr, Kenneth Seaquist, Eldred Beebe, Joseph Gillette, Alfred Gore and Harold Sharper.

the birth of PVA, together with connecting paraplegics from across the country, also served to bring together through the national organization of the Paraplegia news magazine. Each Member of the PVA from New England to Southern California received this monthly newspaper with information primarily from new medical breakthroughs in legislation on the performance of these survivors of the latest battlefield news from other chapters of PVA.

the four main parties paraplegic men were interpreted by actors healthy Brando, Erdman, Jack Webb (Dragnet television fame) and paraplegic Arthur Jurado. Interestingly, men with paraplegic to play the part of paraplegics would be a novel idea, it was held today. Unfortunately, some segments of society still have to wait on ‘the bus back’.

in addition to jury, included patients in hospital who had rolls speak / Act on the company Pat Grissom (himself), Randall Updyke III (Baker), Tom Gillick (fine), Carlo Lewis (Gunderson), Ray Mitchell (Thompson), Pete Simon (Mullin), Paul Peltz (Hopkins), Marshall (Roman) Ball, William Lea, Jr. (Walter), Obie Parker (the viewpoint) and Sam Gilman (uncredited). Bud Woziak (which, according to Turner Movie classics, was used as a model for the character of Brando) joined Ted Anderson, Pat Grissom, Pete Simon and Herbert Wolf as technical advisers for the film.

for those that men have not seen: (Lt. Ken Wilozek ‘Bud’ played by Marlon Brando) boy meets girl (Ellen starring Teresa Wright), boy goes to war, but not before proposing to a girl, Guy has a bullet in the back while on patrol, boy is paralyzed, boy shows up in the Birmingham VA SCI unit still unable to cope with his paralysis a year later , girl waiting for boy to ‘recover’ asks to see it, boy and girl to resume the ritual courtship, boy marries girl and move at your own home, boy and girl have marital problems and returns the child to the hospital to live, child lashes out and fellow patients – PVA councilors – vote to kick his butt out, boy and girl, reconcile and live happily ever… maybe.

the illuminated film lovers of the cinema in 1950 and still have unique educational value. Many of the situations dealt with in the film still apply: adjust to a catastrophic injury, rehabilitation, relationship – or lack of it, camaraderie and veteran helping his fellow veteran and the reality sometimes difficult to return to a society that only recently seems willing to accept its citizens with disabilities. Unless you’re a paraplegic or quadriplegic, with a family member or friend with SCI, or work in the field of rehabilitation, chances are that you will get a lot of understanding of men of vision.

as well as deal with issues more than recently injured paraplegics (and tetraplegic – no distinction in the film) are facing today, what would the men? Although Brando’s character makes his way outside the safe confines of the Birmingham Veterans Hospital and begins a new life in a world not yet ready to receive it, what would the other? We know that Angel (Arthur Jurado character), the super so I was preparing for discharge to reunite with his family, tragically becomes ill and dies. What about the others? In 1950, nobody knew. Many assumed that a cure would no doubt find.

who viewed the men may have gotten the impression that all paraplegics would be rehabilitation – except for those that died of its injuries or an isolated disease – and be discharged in the world which showed character of Brando was not willing to accept them.

the film shows how difficult that was for the first paraplegic to rejoin society. Leave the hospital and go to the ‘real’ world were, without plan or path to follow, an unimaginable challenge, even for the paraplegic in good shape. The tetraplegic, paralyzed from the chest down, sometimes with limited or no use of their hands and arms? Wilozek, at least, was a low level to operate independently – almost – with a few physical obstacles (steps) to be overcome and a loving spouse to support it. Paraplegics and tetraplegics who lived in the Northeast or Midwest? How many barriers as well as steps and cold weather have to overcome? These were the true pioneers – the men who are responsible in uncharted waters and lead the way.

the most ancient battle field of paraplegia survivors were being treated and given treatment in the infancy of this new and challenging area of medicine, in the majority of cases, doctors, nurses and therapists with relatively without prior experience in the field of SCI Paraplegia. It was as new to the hospital staff as their new patients.

a despite the efforts of the Organization recently formed of veterans, including make cars and subsidies for housing for its members, are making progress slow in crucial areas. A cure for SCI was difficult to achieve. Though some paras and quads were fortunate to live in warmer regions of the country which also they were more accessible than those where stairs and cold, often snowy climate, made it extremely difficult. Sitting in a wheelchair staring out the window at a foot of snow with freezing for months it can be quite depressing. Not to mention the fact that, for many young people that it has rehabilitated successfully, once cleared snow and hot climate, where few places to go have no steps. Architectural barriers remained in place for years. Barriers more attitude! The uncomfortable sight of strange characters of Brando experienced in the restaurant scene then were part back common. Human nature? Social change and the ‘acceptance’ came slowly for most disabled citizens. But for wheelchair users, disabled more obviously took more time.

it is not surprising that many paralyzed veterans – especially the more dependent on tetraplegic – rarely came out of the hospital and they never went home. That care you? What happens with aquellos whose families lived on the second floor of a multifamily housing?

a life after SCI for many options were limited. For each type of Bud paraplegic independent Wilocek who lived in Southern California was a sort of Christopher Reeve dependent caregiver quadriplegic trapped in a hospital in Hines veterans in the city of the wind, looking out the window wondering about the future.

twenty years after the release of the men, there were still “settlers”, as some articles discharged and quads referred to them, living in the hospital of Veterans SCI centers – many patients who never were House or ever intended to!

as the PVA continued to evolve, chapters were formed from Puerto Rico – as far from the birthplace of PVA of Chicago’s Hines Veterans Hospital as you could imagine, to serve the many veterans that sacrificed so much in army of Uncle Sam – to Guadalajara, Mexico for the spinal cord many wounded veterans who were willing to ‘dice’ and leave behind the snow cold and looking out the window, wondering.

while many wounded veterans lived his last years wasting away in hospitals will have fears of facing the outside world, a number of the men decided to explore the exotic check out notion here in Mexico that a number of his friends hospital spoke so well of. By the mid-1950s, there were reports and by veterans paraplegic explore and visit places in Mexico. Although most of these early stories appeared in articles Paraplegia News PVA, by word of mouth in hospitals goes and civilian centers from New England to New York to Chicago and Southern California where a steady pipeline of wheelchair users, veteran and non-veteran male and female ones – continued to join the ranks of the desperate or the adventurous enough to bet their future happiness – or lack thereof – in this intriguing ‘ South of the border ‘ option.

in 1964, there were many veterans paraplegic and quadriplegic, now living in the vicinity of the city of Guadalajara that called for national PVA a chapter in Mexico. The chapter of Mexico was going to serve veterans, non-veterinarians and the local community for the next 20 years.

thanks to the presented work and selfless sacrifice of so many paralyzed veterans in the last sixty-five years, paralyzed veterans of America today is an organization of first class service veteran with thirty-four chapters in the United States and Puerto Rico.

for those interested in an entertaining and educational film about the first survivors of catastrophic injury whose cure has eluded the world’s top medical researchers for decades, only want to take another look at the men.


Aromatherapy Therapeutic massage and bath – Its Importance and Well being Rewards

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Aromatherapy is the science that works by using the healing powers of essential oils. Aromatic essential oils are distilled from organic and natural plant sources. These plants create many organic phyto substances. So, essential oils have various therapeutic effects on the intellect, body and spirit.

Therapeutic massage and Aromatherapy go hand in hand. In historical Egypt, fragrant baths were a everyday ritual. This was followed by a therapeutic massage applying fragrant oils produced from cinnamon, rose, cedar wooden, lilies, myrrh and so on. The very last Egyptian queen Cleopatra was popular for unique massages, fragrant baths and perfumes. She lavishly applied perfumes to seduce both of those Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. In people days, aromatherapy therapeutic massage was intended for leisure, pleasant bodily scents, skin conditioning and total healing. They did not have a apparent difference in between perfumery and healing. We now know that an fragrant essential oil therapeutic massage heals by way of the sense of touch and odor.

Importance of Aromatherapy Therapeutic massage

The accurate importance of an aromatherapy therapeutic massage is to wholly harmonize the intellect and the body. Pure and organic essential oils both of those heal and beautify the body, emotions, and the psyche for a truly potent and special sensory expertise. An aromatherapy therapeutic massage is powerful because of to the skill of the essential oil to penetrate the skin levels and tissues. This permits the oil to enter into the blood promptly and spread the therapeutic advantage in the course of the body. The quality of the essential oil will directly impact the extent to which the optimistic overall health effects the oil can be derived.

Aromatherapy therapeutic massage has been recognized currently to play a job in leisure, rehabilitation, and preventive overall health care in western medicine as nicely. These massages are presented as portion of the overall health package in spas, natural beauty clinics resorts and wellness facilities.

Critical oils need to be chosen and applied with care and warning just before offering an aromatherapy therapeutic massage. Critical oils can possibly sedate or encourage the recipient. Most oils are antibacterial and many anti-spasmodic. There are many aromatherapy products available in the current market currently which comprise artificial substances. These do not give any therapeutic overall health benefits and can in actuality trigger adverse reactions.

Well being Rewards for Certain Conditions with Aromatherapy Therapeutic massage

  • PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Digestive troubles,
  • Anxiety
  • Hypertension,
  • Insomnia,
  • Muscle and joint stiffness
  • Lethargy and minimal energy stages

These are some overall health problems that react very nicely to therapeutic massage with essential oils.

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Is the VA Hybrid a Good Loan For Me?

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many owners are financially tied right now. Economic down turn has captured most of us in some kind of financial difficulties. The hybrid loan the question of whether of VA is a good option to save money is a good.

many veterans receive envelopes or ads offering will streamline loans with rates of 3.0% APR or lower. These rates are offered in hybrid loan VA 3 years or 5 years.

many veterans are reluctant to look at this option for fear of what might happen in the future. This is version of going for an adjustable rate mortgage so the natural fear is that the loan will be adjusted in the future. Think about what the future is a good idea, but the current financial problems can sometimes be higher than future borrowing costs. Current monthly savings could be more important than some future financial risks. It is a simple risk vs reward question that veterans should be themselves.

basically, if you are in financial trouble now and need to save as much money as possible and then the hybrid loan from VA is a great choice. In addition, if you know it’s going to move in the next 3-7 years this loan makes little sense.

is important understand how hybrid will decide if it is the loan that is right for you. Hybrid means precisely that, a mixture. It will had the best fixed rate mortgages and sub-prime adjustable rate (Yes it’s true, there are some very good components of adjustable rate mortgages).

the VA has tried to give so many advantages of adjustable mortgage veterans, limiting the risks. Some of the ways that the loan goes hybrid limited risk to veterans include:

  • the interest rate is fixed and guaranteed for the first 3 or 5 years
  • after the initial fixed period, the rate can only adjust every 12 months (remember that the rate can move up or down, many veterans have enjoyed their rates of adjustment down years)
  • is the index (component that makes that) loan will adjust upward or downward) a very stable slow movement index (1 year CMT)

remember, if you have a loan will always are eligible for the loan of VA Streamline. Some veterans analyze your financial situation and determine that they absolutely need to save money right now, but know that they will maintain their current home long term. The loan goes hybrid can give immediate financial assistance that you need and then at 3 – 7 years can always simplify at a fixed rate if you get nervous about the adjustable feature.

as always, there is a correct answer or incorrect absolute analyzing a loan. The loan goes hybrid could be the best in the world for a veteran and the worst for another. If you are considering a refinance with a hybrid will loan make sure you talk to a loan officer specializing in loans of will that they can help you analyze the pros and cons of all their loan options.


I Needed Back in My Snapchat Account

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The weekend was finally here and I wanted to spend some extra time on Snapchat. I had tons of pictures I wanted to download to my account. I got comfortable in my recliner with my laptop and proceeded to log into my Snapchat account. I typed in my username and password and got an error stating that the password was incorrect. This was no big deal as I sometimes misspell the password and would simply retype it. My second attempt produced the same error message. Someone must have used a snapchat hack to access my account. I had to get to the bottom of this and get it straightened out.

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The Silent Generation (aka Veterans) – Most Misunderstood and Underestimated Generation of All Time

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no generation has been so misunderstood and underestimated. This generation brought us civil rights, an unparalleled national wealth of the arts and Commerce and unimaginable advances in science and technology. “Silents” are about 95% at this point was withdrawn. In few years virtually no “Silents” will send an industry, a field of battle, nothing in absolute. Above all has gone well in the shadows. The silent generation also known as “Veterans” (mid-l920s-mid 1940’s) Silentsare 95% retired at this point. In a few years virtually no “Silents” will send an industry, a field of battle, nothing at all. Above all has gone well in the shadows. No generation has been so misunderstood and underestimated. This generation brought us civil rights, an unparalleled national wealth of the arts and Commerce and unimaginable advances in science and technology

three theories about the origin of the “Silent generation” label…

  1. this generation grew up when children “should be seen and not heard.”
  2. the attack on political freedom in the United States by the Committee on UN-American activities in tandem with inquisitions of Senator Joseph McCarthy scared the heck out of them. McCarthy whipped up anti-Communist sentiment to such an extent that it was dangerous to express an opinion anywhere, about anything. People were going to jail for beliefs and affiliations 20 or 30 years before. Freedom of expression was almost dead. People came to be apolitical. Safety deposit box. Silence.
  3. the name silent generation was coined in a 1951 Time magazine cover article to refer to the generation of age at the time. The phrase became even more fashionable after review by the author William Manchester that the members of this generation were “withdrawn, cautious, unimaginative, indifferent, modest and silent.”

4 million Canadians over 65 constitute 13% of the population and 1 million of them, or 3 percent, are over the age of 80.

some features of Silents AT WORK


  • trust
  • privacy compliance
  • faith in institutions
  • respect for authority patience
  • responsibility before pleasure
  • order Social formality


  • consistent
  • detail oriented
  • to complain not mediators and facilitators commitment


  • cannot see “grey” – mostly black and white
  • assume “no news is good news”
  • may sound paternal
  • often complacent when they are in disagreement

some misconceptions about Silents :

media myth: more accidents and diseases . Reality : actually have fewer accidents at work. Insurance claims are no different to that for all workers.

the media myth: cannot learn technology . Reality : Silents are motivated students when performing standing training (respectfully, with low pressure).

the media myth: will not work. reality: many prefer to work beyond retirement, at least part time; change of work still carries a stigma for them.

the media myth: not as productive as younger workers. Reality : surveys continue to report that older workers are every bit as productive as the younger.

the media myth: not so smart as younger workers. Reality : search for psychologists who intelligence remains constant until at least age 70.

some of the results of collisions between Baby Boomers and other generations groups

when a Boomer (mid-1940s until the mid-1960) collides, they think…

  • Dictatorial.
  • inhibited.
  • the technological dinosaurs.

when it collides a GenX (mid-1060s in late 1970), they think…

  • too much in your ways.
  • learn how to use voice mail.
  • you have all the money.

when it collides a GenY (Decade of 1980 to 2000), they think…

  • grumpy, grumpy, grumpy.
  • as, how is that different from pierced ears nose ring? Hello…?
  • learn how to use email. We are all individuals.

there are countless ways that differ in background, personality, values, preferences and style. To make judgments about these differences (i.e., that is better), is illogical and meaningless. However, exploring the generational diversity may help explain – and bridge – the sometimes perplexing differences behind our unspoken attitudes and assumptions on probabilities.

caution : be careful not to reinforce negative stereotypes. The generational differences are initially not a end to the understanding.


The VA Offers Loan Programs For Fixer Upper Homes

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one of the many uniqueness of a VA guaranteed loans is the possibility of buying a House and the use of some of the loan funds to fix it before moving. The other type of loan like this can be permanent financing of construction (also guaranteed by the VA). In other words, the will is in certain circumstances guarantee loans so that you can purchase, and rehabilitation (rehab) a House that needs repair and that you and the lender knew repair prior to closing. You will not find anywhere else.

basically have two loans, one for the initial purchase and a second or supplementary loan for rehabilitation work. The first loan will surely require home evaluate and pass inspection, even in its State beaten up. In other words, the sink must have running water and you need the oven heat. You must coordinate the purchase and rehabilitation with care with not only your lender but also with an appraiser licensed before making any commitment. While this adds a level of complexity that is not normally found in residential mortgage loans, note that the Government of the United States is about to return the price with a guarantee. Go ahead!

some standards key

is important for you to know about some of the fundamental rules established by the VA for this type of agreement. The titles below have been changed to help the reader and not all rules are restated here only those who seem to be high-profile.

a. VA can guarantee a loan modification and repair

or a residence owned by the veteran already occupies a House, or

or in conjunction with a loan for purchase of the property.

B. alterations and repairs should be that normally found in similar property of comparable value in the community

C. The cost of modifications and repairs of structures may be included in a loan for the purchase of the improved property where its value is compatible with the amount of the loan.

D. a supplemental loan is a loan modification, improvement or repair of a residential property. The residential property must have

or secure a guaranteed loan of will and

or be owned and occupied by the veteran or the veteran dealing with the termination of major alterations, repairs or improvements.

e. modifications, improvements or repairs must be

or be to effects substantially protect or improve basic habitability or the utility of the property and

or restricted primarily for maintenance, replacement, improvement or acquisition of real estate, including accessories.

F the. installation of features such as grills, swimming pools, etc., does not meet this requirement.

g. not more than 30 per cent of the loan proceeds can be used for maintenance, replacement, improvement, repair or purchase of nonfixtures or quasi-accessories such as refrigeration, cooking, washing and heating equipment, and the equipment must be related to or complement the main alteration so that the loan is proposed

H. A supplemental loan requires the prior approval of VA if

or the loan will be for a lender other than the holder of the obligation secured today

or the loan is to be made by a lender who has no authority to close loans automatically, or

a force responsible for currently outstanding obligation shall be released of personal responsibility by operation of law or otherwise

If this type of arrangement sounds attractive, submit your application to its official loan and carefully walk through a dress rehearsal with all stakeholders including an appraiser and a home inspector that are licensed and know what they are doing. This is another of the many ways to convert its loan guarantee of going for a ticket with the highest net value. It is one of the ways to get more bang for your buck.

warning: this is a view of the author and should not be trusted as a substitute for any advice from your lender who will be the final arbiter of all discussed here.

copyright 2009 © Thomas Kerns McKnight, JD, WBC


The Apartments at Stone Oak in San Antonio Cost the Same As Our Old Apartment

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We started out looking at apartments based on what we thought we could afford. I was looking in specific areas thinking they were in our price range. I think that it is possible some landlords kind of rely on that kind of thinking. You end up getting less apartment for more money. On a whim, I asked my wife to look at the apartments at Stone Oak in San Antonio to see what they looked like and what the rent cost. I heard from a friend that it was a nice place, but I always thought it was out of our leasing price range. Well, I should have looked at them first.

We were paying a lot for our junky old apartment. The rent had gone up every year for three years. Continue reading

Who Is the Most Decorated American War Hero?

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much as the fights that those men and women suffered during the war, there are many controversies that surround more decorated veteran of war of United States. There is a debate about if considering a pure ‘medal count’, which includes received medals for being wounded, acts of service, etc. or just taking into account those receiving medals for acts of courage under fire. When I started this hub, just consider the medal count.

when it’s courage under fire, is difficult as a soldier, sailor or marine has the greatest courage. Brave men and women have died bravely that we have not even heard. Its creator knows who they are and what they did. I have included many of the people that I’ve been educated above the process of maintenance of this Center.

the State most decorated veteran has been attributed to Audie Murphy’s Texas. Audie Murphy was considered most of the United States decorated veteran with 33 medals in 27 months of fighting. Its gain of decorations so many in such a short time is amazing. Some career soldiers have many honors deserved for an extended period of time. A soldier wins so many decorations so quickly was amazing.

as well as on the awarded medals by the United States, received five from France and Belgium. Since many of his medals were awarded for service during the second world war, he acquired great notoriety. Teammate and veteran of World War II, David Hackworth in the service and won more awards.

David Hackworth California is now considered the most decorated soldier of the United States with 90 decorations, mentions and awards. He is most proud of his combat infantryman badge. The service cross distinguished (with oak leaf cluster), received the Silver Star (with 1 silver cluster of leaf oak and 4 oak leaf clusters), Legion of merit (with 4 oak leaf clusters), the Bronze Star (with V and a silver oak leaf cluster and the oak leaf cluster) listen to purple (with a bunch of sheet Silver Oak and oak leaf cluster), conduct of good air Medal, Medal of commendation from the army, Medal, Victory Medal, second world war, army of occupation, the Korean Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal. He is the most decorated veteran of Viet Nam.

then of the II World War, Audie Murphy became a star in 44 films and establish himself as a composer of Western music in the country. At that time there was great controversy over who best embodies the spirit of the hero, Audie Murphy, who was a true hero or John Wayne, who was a hero of the film. The controversy continued as groups of debated that it was a better model for the youth of America.

there was also a controversy about the debate about who was the most decorated veteran, Audie Murphy or Matt L. Urban . When the question who was the most successful, one must consider if they were decorated by the United States and other Nations.

New York born to Matt L. Urban has been considered as having so many ornaments as Audie Murphy in World War II. He was an officer, gaining 7 Purple Hearts, the Legion of merit, the Croix de Guerre with a star of silver and the Medal of Honor from Congress. Personally led his men in incredible feats, from the landing in North Africa, to personally knocking out communications towers while that under fire. He was awarded the Medal of Honor of the Congress by President Jimmy Carter, 35 years after the war.

the most decorated veteran of the war in Viet Nam was Joe Hooper of Moses Lake, Washington. Hooper was awarded with 35 medals, including the Medal of honour of the Congress, two silver stars, six eight purple hearts and bronze stars. Your account exceeds that of Murphy, York, Keene or urban. Life of Hooper after the war was full of conflict and controversy that contributes to its being overlooked by many historians. As the war itself which aroused strong emotions and controversy, the most decorated veteran of that war was full of controversies, as well. One of the most controversial episodes was when he told a group of high school students,

‘ I tell my kids, if I had to do it, ‘go to Canada, not to fight.’ Do not fight in a war that you can’t win.”

his tragic life ended when he died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 40. The most was later buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

such disputes about who was the most decorated also existed in the first world war.

for the first world war, Alvin York of Tennessee for a long time has been identified as the most decorated American soldier in that conflict, although some historians claim that George Lawson Keene Texas was the most decorated.

Alvin York received the distinguished service cross, which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor. He also received the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of honor by the French Government… The Nations of Italy and Montenegro awarded the Croce di Guerra and war medals of him also.

george Lawson Keene Texas received the I received was the Medal of Honor and Silver Star with oak leaf cluster. He was also wounded seven times during his service, led to his being awarded the purple heart also received the distinguished service cross, cross of Honor, the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Knights of Verdun and French Commemorative Medal. The French decoration received personally to him by Marshal Ferdinand Foch.

the honor for the most decorated veteran of women going to Colonel Ruby Bradley . She spent time as a Japanese prisoner of war and later served in Korea. Received the following medals and awards medals of the Legion of merit, the bronze, two emblems star presidential, the meritorious unit emblem, Service Medal defense americana, the American campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, the victory medal second world war, the Medal of the professional army with the closure of Japan, Korea’s service three medals the Philippine Liberation Medal, Philippine independence Ribbon and the United Nations Service Medal.

Robert L. Howard Alabama has the distinction of being the only soldier nominated for three awards of the Medal of Honor from Congress within a thirteen month period. This was a unique achievement considering his courage under fire. It is also noteworthy that the company take care of them in that she serves most decorated unit for its size, with its members with five medals of Honor from Congress.

Oklahoma born James Gritz (also known as James “Bo” Gritz) was raised by his grandparents, since father had died in combat. Throughout his life, was highlighted in many areas. When he enlisted in the army, he advanced through the ranks. When he finished his military career, he had won 62 medals for their courage. After leaving the army, he continued to serve as Minister and Adviser. Their support openly oppressed Americans and the preservation of life, earned him the wrath of government officials when he discovered his involvement in drug trafficking outside the area of the golden triangle of Burma. It was their participation which helped to resolve the situations with Randy Weaver Ruby Ridge and the Freemen of Montana. He also participated in efforts to locate POW completo disappeared in Viet Nam in the years after the war and protested in the case of Terry Schaivo.

most decorated marine and marine heroes and other

after initially, cube, I became aware of many heroes awards should be noted. There are other heroes who bravely served his nation that could not be included due to space problems. In terms of military decorations, are classified by service and conflict. I am aware of many American heroes, including the following:

the title of most decorated marine goes to Lewis B. Puller “Chesty” [19459004Virginia](1898-1971)… During his 37 years of service, became the only Navy to win five Navy crosses. There have been books written about his life. Serious shooter also had a long history of military activities and being a tough guy. Fought against the guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua. The guerrillas in Nicaragua finally it called the “Tiger of the mountains” and placed a reward of 5,000 pesos in the head.

also are served in the II war world and Korea. Was in Korea, that achieved the feat without preceding of win a fifth cross of Marina of war, that never has been repeated by any other person. Some followers of pulley say that would have had more medals, bu refused to play games political with the ups more.

shooter knew treat with the guerrillas could get war and war it ugly. Its grandmother had been killed by Yankee soldiers and their house burned then found spurs of her dead husband hanging on the wall. Soldiers considered the Spurs ‘military supplies’ and such smuggling mode, therefore was considered her worthy of being killed. Such atrocities shaped his thinking and hardness is difficult situations. Today, the Marines at Parris Island end up overnight saying “Sharpshooter bass night, wherever you are!”

Colonel Robert Howard, United States, (1939-2009) who has recently died is another contender for the most successful. Colonel Howard was a soldier of special forces of the army that shows incredible feats of heroism in Viet Nam. In addition to being awarded the Medal of Honor from Congress, also received the distinguished service cross, the Silver Star, Star (2) bronze, eight purple hearts and many other prizes.

veteran of the I war world, Paul Jarrett was awarded the Legion of Honor Award French when it was 101 years old for his achievements in the war. A street in France was also named in his honor. The French did not forget the deeds done for their nation. His grandson made a documentary entitled “the return of Paul Jarrett” that documents his life and service in the 166th Brigade of the 42nd Division of infantry…

another very decorated hero is pilot, William J. Maddox who died in 2001. During his time in the service he received the Medal for distinguished service, four silver stars, medals air 127, eight and five legions merit distinguished flying crosses.

Lieutenant Coronel Anthony “Tony” Herbert has been called the soldier most decorated of the Viet Nam war. It also has the distinction of being the most decorated soldier of the war of Korea. Herbert wrote an autobiography (soldier) of their time in the service. His career was controversial in that reported on the atrocities committed by American soldiers in Viet Nam, which led to some concerns in military circles and the media.

USN James Williams was the most decorated man of naval history… James achieves its remarkable achievements in its 20 years of faithful service in the United States Navy.

people always lie about decorations?

Unfortunately, many people have lied about the value and decorations which were military. The degree of lying grew to be a problem that passed a law entitled “Stolen value report” that made it illegal to lie about decorations that have been awarded. A recent case involved California Xavier Alvarez, a member of the Board of water in Pamonha, California. Alvarez boasted that he had served in the Marine Corps and was awarded the Medal of Honor from Congress. When an investigation revealed that he had failed and had not granted the decoration, the case went to court. The Ninth Circuit Court said that his lie not harm anyone and was a form of expression protected in this matter. The Court went further and said the prohibitions of the act as ‘unconstitutional’ and Alvarez had committed no crime.


Radio Controlled Boats – 3 Things Veteran RC Boat Nuts Wished They’d Learnt Before Their 1st Boat

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this is a guide to buying your first Radio controlled boat. WARNING: Please do not buy your new RC boat before reading this guide.

OK Let’s start with 3 essential things need to consider before entering the wonderful world of RC boat.

where are going to run your boat?
OK the first thing you should consider when buying a Radio controlled boat is where you will run it. This is a very important consideration because it will help you determine what type of boat you should buy.

RULE NUMBER 1 – consider the surface of the water where the boat will run.

large areas; Sea, lakes or rivers

If you live near a Lake, a large river or even a quiet Ocean bay then are really fortunate. It can really take your pick as to which type of boat that you want to start with.

his only concern is if the wind is a factor in the creation of waves or chop electric or nitro RC boat or if there will be enough wind power to your radio sailing boat.

SUGGESTION: before buying your RC boat, make sure that you can run it. Talk to the necessary authorities and restrictions make that there is no noise (or others) that affect you.

small areas; Swimming pools, ponds or rivers small

If you don’t have the bodies of water near you, do not despair yet reachable by boat RC. More than likely there is a swimming pool, small river, or even a small lake, man-made where you can run your new boat.

in this case you are probably restricted to radio controlled electric boats since they are a bit slower and therefore much more maneuverable.

COUNCIL: is much better to have a lot of fun running an electric RC boat in a small area that is out of control and risk your expensive Nitro RC boat.

electric or Nitro power
before determining which type of boat is best for you, consider your level of interest and their history of the next.

RULE NUMBER 2 – buy a boat that suits your level of interest.

are what so seriously?

so before you start wondering how serious you are. Is your garage or attic full hobby and sport equipment? If so may be best to start with a fun, electric boat, and move to a boat radio controlled nitro more seriously when you a little bit more. Thus you will have a spare boat later if you decide to follow the hobby more, and don’t risk a costly idle sitting boat in your shed.

radio Control electric boats
electric Radio Control boats are quite fast, and tons of fun. They work with powerful rechargeable batteries similar to a mobile phone. A load of typical battery (and therefore time) duration about 10-15 minutes, small toy boats can run for 45 minutes. Electric RC boats have current speeds out of the box for about 15 to 20 mph.


  • cheap to buy (easy place to start to see if you like it)
  • easy to maintain (not dirty with fuel and tuning)
  • low running costs (much cheaper in the long run)
  • quiet Electric Motor (can work where do not allow boats Nitro)


  • slower that Nitro Radio Control boats
  • duration It is limited to the capacity of the battery

Nitro Radio controlled boats

Nitro Radio Control boats are fast, load and stimulant. It should come with a warning label indicating that they are addictive, care with you have been warned! RC boats nitro model work with a special blend mixture of nitro, methanol and lubricant. They use real engines, thumbnails that are able to propel at speeds of around 25 to 35 mph out of the box.


  • boat RC Nitro powered can operate for a longer period (a quick refueling is already in the water)
  • Nitro RC boats are faster than the electric RC boats (and therefore, some would say fun ) more


  • can be expensive to set up
  • fuel is more expensive than the regular fuel mixture oil
  • Motors require regular tuning and maintenance
  • Nitro boats are noisy! You are probably limited in some areas due to high levels of noise.
  • need a wide and open water due to the increase in the speed area

helmet design

there are basically two different designs of helmet of Radio controlled model boats;

  • deep v (or monocoque)
  • helmets of background plane (also called helmet of a seaplane or sometimes a catamaran)

RULE NUMBER 3 – choose a hull design that complements your environment.

with deep V hull boats are usually easy to control the boats with flat bottom hulls, however once you become accustomed to its model racing boat then you can choose to buy a boat more powerful with a fast Hydroplane hull.

COUNCIL: If you’re a beginner or the area where you will run your RC boat is rough or has strong winds then consider a boat with a hull V deep, it will be much easier to control.

tips General

knows his life of battery

is not very great to run out of juice in the middle of a lake or a river flowing fast. To get to the battery life while practicing near the shore. You won’t regret it.

see range of your Radio Control System

again stay close to the shore when the limit of your Radio Control system – not head out to sea to see to what extent can make your boat go.

return to the system

some boats are equipped with a sophisticated system of return to the coast that allows you to bring the boat home if you run out of gas on the coast. You may want to consider one of them.

in conclusion, for making a wise decision, experienced his first Radio controlled boat ensure you purchase a boat that suits the area where it will run your boat and that suits your level of interest. Also make sure that your hull design that matches your environment.

follow these simple tips and you no doubt to get hooked on your new boat model.

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