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About Roger Young

Roger served with A Troop, 3/17th Air Cav "Silver Spurs" as a Scout Crew Chief in Vietnam from '69 - '70.

Memorial Day Taps for My Fallen Spurs

Never Forgotten…

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3 Great Vacation Ideas for Veterans

Now that you’re retired it’s time to get out there and enjoy yourself. But where are the best destinations for the activities you enjoy the most? From fishing and hunting, to relaxing on sandy beaches, there are just so many … Continue reading

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It Is Finished…

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President Reagan on Freedom

This is certainly NOT the message we hear from President Obama today as the world faces barbaric terrorism that is only spreading… – Roger Young, co-editor

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New Combat Documentary From Kunar – No Greater Love

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4 Helpful Lesser-Known Veterans Benefits

As a veteran, you are probably aware of some of the benefits to which you are entitled. Most veterans know about the medical care services that you can receive through a VA hospital, and you might already be familiar with … Continue reading

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Great Special Veteran Projects by KOMO-TV4

Shared with us for our use by then KOMO-TV producer and Special Projects Manager, Doug Tolmie. These are special memories for Pam and myself. Hope you enjoy them! – Roger Dog Tags, 1998: Vietnam Wall Experience 2001:

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DIY Military Training: Build a Backyard Boot Camp

Joining the military is an honored and respected tradition in this country, often following from generation to generation as children see the good that their parents are doing and seek to emulate that sense of duty. Training to join the … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Help Build Community-Camaraderie after Military Service

President Barack Obama announced this past May that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan would be reduced from 32,000 to 9,800 by the end of 2014. That means over 20,000 veterans will be returning to their homes and re-acclimating … Continue reading

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4 Ways To Help A Returning Female Veteran

Americans hold a special place for vets returning from active duty. Even closer to our nation’s heart are female veterans who often return from combat duty to take up lives as mother, wife, and friend. Though no more or less … Continue reading

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Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach

This video was sent to me and is one of the most inspirational videos I’ve ever seen! The video producer writes: “On June 6th, 2014, my 11 year old son wanted to say thank you to the soldiers who fought … Continue reading

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Seafair Parade of Ships & Flight 2014

Parade of ships & aircraft, Seafair Fleet Week. Video by Pam Young:

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Best US Cities for Vets to Settle Down

When we talk about our fellow veterans, especially returning vets, one size does not fit all. Some vets return willing and able to find a job and go back to domestic life. Others want to go back to school. Some … Continue reading

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Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument (Texas Country Reporter)

An OUTSTANDING video on the Vietnam Veterans Monument in Austin, Texas, brought to my attention by Spur 3, Chuck Oualline:

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Vietnam POWs Taking Responsibility when Deprived of All Rights

Produced by Pleasant Valley Middle School:

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