Posts Tagged: Veterans

Ex-military man shoots neighbor in noise dispute

A friend who lives near this shooting incident said that the shooter was a retired military man.  He stared blankly after the shooting as police handcuffed him. >><< Updated at 8:12 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Man arrested following Mililani shooting By Curtis Lum Advertiser Staff Writer A 54-year-old Mililani man faces multiple attempted… Read more »

John Murtha, Pennsylvania’s “King of Pork” dies

John Murtha, a longtime hawkish congressman from Pennsylvania, dubbed the “King of Pork”, died at age 77.   His legend as a master of pork-barrel politics rivals that of Hawai’i’s Senator Daniel Inouye.   But now that Ted Stevens has been toppled from his throne in Alaska, and Murtha has died, Inouye is coming under greater scrutiny… Read more »

Exorcising war’s demons, in poetry and prose Exorcising war’s demons, in poetry and prose By Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 08, 2010 WASHINGTON — Brian Turner was focused on staying alive, not poetry, when he served as an infantry team leader in Iraq. But he quickly saw that his experience — “a year of complete… Read more »

Agent Orange’s lethal legacy, part 2 of 5

This is the second article in an excellent investigative series from the Chicago Tribune on the disastrous legacy of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant, in essence a chemical weapon,  used in the Vietnam War. >><<,0,7742805,full.story AGENT ORANGE: PART 2 OF 5 Agent Orange’s lethal legacy: For Vietnam War veterans, injustice follows injury Vietnam vets… Read more »

Report on protest at Hilo Veteran’s Parade

Aloha kakou, About 40-50 people in total turned out, during the nearly 3 and l/2 hour protest at today’s Hilo Veterans Parade. The protest focus was the U.S. illegal wars of aggression and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the military including vehicles from Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) recently returned from Iraq. Among those present… Read more »

Hilo groups will protest Strykers on parade

According to the Honolulu Advertiser article Strykers will be included in the Hilo Veterans parade: Organizers hoped to keep word of the vehicles a secret from peace activists like Jim Albertini of the Malu Aina Center for Non-Violent Education and Action, in an attempt to ward off conflict. Albertini found out anyway, and on Sunday… Read more »

Strykers (and DU) on Parade in Hilo?

Mahalo to Joan Conrow and the Hawaii Independent for this article about Hilo residents’ opposition to Strykers and possible Depleted Uranium contamination being in the Veteran’s Day Parade.  >><< Hilo Veterans’ Day parade hit with depleted uranium concerns Nov 05, 2009 – 12:35 PM | By Joan Conrow | The Hawaii Independent HILO—Plans to… Read more »

Strykers in Hilo veteran’s parade

CENTER FOR NON-VIOLENT EDUCATION AND ACTION Malu ‘Aina Farm P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 email Lt. Col. Warline S. Richardson October 30, 2009 Commanding Officer Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Dear Col. Richardson: I have received a report that Stryker urban assault vehicles from PTA, recently returned from Iraq, will be… Read more »

Navy vet sentenced to life for murder of stepfather

Timothy Adarna, who took an early discharge from the Navy, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his stepfather Robert Ramos. Adarna stabbed Ramos numerous times then set the body on fire.   Here are a couple of earlier articles: ==== March 13, 2009 Man who killed stepfather in Ewa Beach… Read more »

Aidan Delgado Interviewed in the Hawaii Independent

The Peter Serafim did an interview with Aidan Delgado for the Hawaii Independent. Delgado is an Iraq war veteran and conscientious objector who will be speaking in Hawai’i this week. Here’s the intro to the article: Aidan Delgado grew up in Thailand and Egypt, where his father was a U. S. Foreign Service staffer. In… Read more »