AMVETS Pool Tournament Event September 3, 2016

AMVETS post 25 is hosting a pool tournament to provide funds for a carillon at the new Omaha Veterans Cemetery. The event is September 3, 2017, 12:30 PM (noon), Big Johns Billiards, 9819 M street, Omaha, NE. entry fee $25.00 per person, winner prize $200.00.

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Patriot Guard escorts remains of World War II Marine to Grand Island

Friday’s heavy rain couldn’t stop the several determined men and women who made it their mission to see a fellow comrade home. The remains of U.S. Marine Pvt. Dale Geddes arrived at Eppley Airfield before continuing on to his hometown of Grand Island.

“It’s always sad to have to escort a veteran to their final journey.” That’s why Nebraska Patriot Guard ride captain Ronald Dupell and dozens of others traveled behind the hearse carrying Pvt. Geddes’ remains to Grand Island. “It’s very, very humbling that so many people are willing to give their time and their effort and their own monies to support this.”

Pvt. Geddes died at age 21 in the Battle of Tarawa, which took place November 20th-23rd in 1943 as American troops fought to capture the island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. About 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed and another 2,000 wounded. It appears he was killed by a sniper while trying to help a wounded comrade. His remains were among 35 recovered last year.

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257,000 vets not allowed to own guns

The Obama administration is facing congressional scrutiny for blocking more than a quarter-million military veterans from owning guns. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reported more than 257,000 former members of the military who cannot manage their finances to the FBI’s list of people who are not allowed to own guns, Republicans claim, even though “it has nothing to do with regulating firearms.”

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