Trump tells D-Day veterans they’re among greatest Americans

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — On a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach, President Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion, saying they “they came wave after wave without question, without hesitation and without complaint.” Trump joined other world leaders at Normandy American Cemetery in France to […]

Letter to the Editor: Who remembers?

Now seventy-five years But who still remembers The B17s, and the B24s And their gallant crew members? Pearl Harbor and so it starts POWs and Purple Hearts Soldiers and tanks Sailors and Yanks. Enlisted or drafted or ASTP, Many awarded the C I B. SONAR and RADAR, FUBAR, SNAFU, The names and places, the jargon […]

Trump reads from FDR’s prayer to the US on D-Day

PORTSMOUTH, England — President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Roosevelt went on national radio on June 6, 1944, to address the U.S. for the first time about the Normandy invasion. Trump, with […]

Commentary: D-Day 75 years later – Glory never fades

Above the Pointe du Hoc cliffs of Normandy, several United States presidents have commemorated D-Day anniversaries. Of those, perhaps Ronald Reagan’s 40th anniversary speech is most remembered. Partway into his speech, President Reagan asked the question of the courageous American and allied troops who landed, flew over, parachuted in, or served on Navy ships actively […]

Letter to the Editor: Crimson color

The sands were once stained with red From the blood our soldiers unselfishly shed To defend and protect our beloved homeland From the dark and vicious enemy’s hand It’s from their sacrifice the sands now glisten with gold Bearing history’s stories, many untold Sparkling ‘neath the suns’ golden rays Dwelling now in peaceful days. The […]

Harrington pays tribute to gutsy World War II glider pilot

HARRINGTON — The words in the diary of Second Lt. John Butler provide some insight into the days leading up to his death on June 6, 1944. He wrote about the challenges and concerns of the daring stealth mission into Normandy on D-Day that he and other glider pilots were facing. “This is the day […]

Dover sailor serves aboard a floating airport at sea

SAN DIEGO — A Dover native and 2013 Caesar Rodney High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaryn Jackson is a logistics specialist aboard the carrier operating out of San Diego. As a Navy logistics specialist, Officer Jackson is responsible for maintaining, […]

Commentary: Support of Blue Water Navy Bill crucial

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“A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.” Abraham Lincoln. Recent stories about funds running out for New York’s 9/11 first responders report a bipartisan effort to keep it viable. Few if any would argue that caring for those who run toward danger is not only the right thing to do; […]

Air Force Secretary Wilson resigning

WASHINGTON — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, once seen as a candidate to succeed Jim Mattis as defense secretary, said Friday she is resigning to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso. A former U.S. House Republican member from New Mexico and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Wilson has headed […]

Letter to the Editor: Equal ranks get equal pay in military

I have long suspected that the liberal mindset of having a condescending and self-aggrandizing penchant but in her weak attempt at insulting me, Carol Hotte left no doubt. In one letter, she managed to insult every enlisted person in the military even while claiming her own service made her an expert on the subject. In […]