Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013


On November 20, 2013, the Oswego County American Legion its Annual Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Awards program at Fuller-Taylor Post 915 in Central Square, NY.

Scouting chairman James R. Ellis (currently serving as Fifth District American Legion Commander) presented the certificates to the honorees. Oswego County Commander Grover Britton assisted in the presentations.

Several scouts were absent due to work or other commitments and their awards were picked up  by scouting reps or parents.

First award was for Kellen Arnold of Troop 750:

Then it was Jacob Drabot's (Troop 734) turn:

Next Jarad DeMarais (Troop 825) received his award:
The 4th certificate went to Eric Hulbert of Troop 825:
 Next was Robert Janey (Troop 888) accepted by his mom, Dawn Janey:

The 6th certificate went to Jonah Karboski from Troop 777:

Next certificate was for Brian Stafford of Troop 750:

Duncan Kristensen of Troop 734 received the next one:

Zachary Manzer (Troop 750) was accepted by:

Michael Miano (Troop 780) was next:

Gordon Pan (Troop 888) accepted by Dawn Janey:

Dominic Patchen (Troop 724) picked up his certificate:
Last but not least, the certificate for Drazwn Schrecengost (Troop 888) was accepted by Dawn Janey:

Following the presentations, Fuller-Taylor Post 915 offered  cake and soda for all those present. The scouts and their parents and leaders were pleased with the awards for the Eagle Scouts who work hard during the year to earn them.

The American Legion is one of the first supporters of the Boy Scouts of America and it is one of our most important committees with many Legionnaire supporters and scout leaders.

Some of those present:

At the extreme left is Fuller-Taylor Post 915 Commander James Jones (white shirt) who welcomed the scouts and their guests.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

"Never In My Wildest Dreams"

The theme for this month’s Veterans Day parade in New York City is “Women in Service.” Retired Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the U.S. military’s first female four-star general, will serve as grand marshal of the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11.
Before retiring, Dunwoody ran the Army’s largest global logistics command, comprising 69,000 military and civilians in all 50 states and more than 140 countries. She managed a budget of $60 billion and oversaw $70 billion in service contracts.
Today Dunwoody is president of First 2 Four, LLC, a leadership mentoring and strategic advisory services company. The American Legion Magazine recently spoke with Dunwoody.

Why did you choose to make a career in the military?

Even though I come from four generations of West Pointers, the thought of joining the Army never crossed my mind.
I loved sports and from a very early age knew I wanted to be a coach and physical education teacher. During my junior year in college, I was offered an opportunity to participate in a program that was focused on bringing more women into the Army. If you were accepted, they paid you $500 per month during your senior year and offered you a commission upon graduation, with a two-year commitment. This was too good to turn down. Once I entered the Army, I was surprised to find how much I loved being a soldier and how much I loved leading soldiers. I remember telling my dad that I was going to stay in as long as I enjoyed it and as long as I could make a difference. Two years turned into five years, 10 years, 20 years ... until my retirement after 38 years of service.

What would you tell young women who are considering serving?
I would tell them that what I witnessed over my 38 years of service is that the door of opportunities continued to open and continues to do so. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would command a battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division, and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be a four-star general. My niece, an Air Force Academy graduate and now a major, is an A-10 pilot who has been deployed to Afghanistan and flown combat missions. The bench is very deep and talented. 

Is the military doing enough to recruit top female candidates? 

I think the armed forces does a pretty good job of recruiting women and provides an outstanding opportunity for all who are qualified to serve. Sometimes we tend to focus on quantity vs. quality. Diversity really is a strength, and we should be on the lookout for the very best talent out there.

What does it mean to you to be honored as grand marshal?
There are so many heroic and distinguished veterans who would have been wonderful representatives of our nation’s veterans, and the fact that I was chosen to do so is extremely humbling.
American Legion, Auxiliary and SAL members are encouraged to participate in the Nov. 11 parade. Those interested in marching with the Legion Family delegation should email Details will be posted online at The parade will air live in 10 major Fox TV markets nationwide.


from "CMA Show":
(CNN) – The Country Music Association’s Song of the Year has a simple name – “I Drive Your Truck.” But it’s the emotion, the inconceivable feeling of loss behind the song that helped earn it the honor.
Honoring a Gold Star family.
Click HERE to hear more about it.


Listen to what this Gold Star father has to say about his son's pickup truck.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Listen to this harmonic version of our national anthem... this is how it should be sung!

Click O Say

A true story and a disturbing one!

 Herman "Woody" Hughes, Ph.D.
Captain, USNR, Retired
Professor Emeritus, Pepperdine University 

You need to read this true account of what happened to our Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 who  died.  If this doesn't make you mad............... Cynthia Lee Myers wanted to share the truth of what happened over in Libya, you will not find this in the media yet but it airs tonight on FNC.....please  read....

"Here is my story.  A week out the Embassy in Tripoli began receiving multiple tips about an Al Queda cell in the area planning an  attack on 9/11 in response to the killing of Bin Laden.  For the next several days, the state dept and WH were asked for a security force and were denied at least six times.Ambassador Stevens and his team were given the all clear that the Consulate in Benghazi was safe and there was no need for a security force other than his 3 personal guards (one being my cousin) and a few Libyans who were not armed. Then the attack and murders occurred.  Immediately the WH claimed it was a protest gone bad over a you tube video.  Obama made a quick speech in the Rose Garden on Sept.12 before catching a plane to Vegas to campaign.  He made a generic statement at the end of his speech after placing the blame on an overheated protest over the video.  He said "No act of terror will shake the resolve of America.  

Later that day and over the next 2 days, the liberal media began saying Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 men died of smoke inhalation.  This was not the case.  Out of respect for my cousin, I'm not going to be specific about his murder.  However Ambassador Stevens was brutally murdered.  His genitals were cut off, he was sodomized and beaten and cut andstabbed and burned.  He was drag thru the streets and left for dead.  

This is eyewitness testimony of a local Dr. who found the Ambassador in a ditch and tried to save his life.  He had no idea who he was.  The other 3 men, including my cousin, met similar fates.  And deaths due to smoke inhalation is a 100%fabricated LIE.  

The next week I drove my aunt and uncle and 2 others to DC to receive his body.  We met with Hillary, Panetta, and Susan Rice.  ALL of whom apologized and said it was a protest gone bad over a video and exited the area.  Next Obama entered with the same story and didn't apologize and wasn't sympathetic.  My aunt cried to
this man and all he did was hand her flowers and walk away.  I tried to get his attention, but didn't.  I got upset and yelled liar to him, he kept walking.  Then a secret service agent grabbed my arm and led me to a room where I was held till the proceedings were over. 

America, I saw firsthand how cold this man is.  What kind of liar he is.  Most of you haven't a clue about this tyrant and yet you support him.  And act like every word he says is Gospel.  These murders and the fast and furious cover-ups make water gate look like a kid who told his bff's secret to the class. We must stop this man, and please pass this story along.
-- God Bless America!


The stunning part of  this story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force.  Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction. The news has been full of the attacks on our embassies throughout the Muslim world, and in particular, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi, Libya.  

However, there's a little known story of incredible bravery, heroics, and courage that should  be the top story. So what actually happened at the U.S. embassy in Libya?  We are learning more about this every day.  Ambassador Stevens and  Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, along with administrative staff, were working out of temporary quarters due to the fact that in the spring of 2011 during the so-called Arab Spring, the United States cut ties with then president Moammar Kaddafi.  Our embassy was looted and ransacked, causing it to be unusable.

  It is still in a state of disrepair. Security for embassies and their personnel is to be provided by the host nation.  Since Libya has gone through a civil war of sorts in the past 18 months,the current government is very unstable, and therefore, unreliable. A well-organized attack by radical Muslims was planned specifically targeting the temporary U.S. embassy building.  The Libyan security force that was inplace to protect our people deserted their post, or joined the attacking force.  

Either way, our people were in a real fix.  And it should be noted that Ambassador Stevens had mentioned on more than one occasion to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that he was quite concerned for his personal safety and the welfare of his people.  It is thought that Ambassador Stevens was on a "hit list". 

A short distance from the American compound, two Americans were sleeping.  They were in Libya as independent contractors working an assignment totally unrelated to our embassy.  They also happened to be former Navy Seals. When they heard the noise coming from the attack on our embassy, as you would expect from highly trained warriors, they ran to the  fight.  Apparently,they had no weapons, but seeing the Libyan guards dropping their guns in their haste in fleeing the scene, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty snatched up several of these discarded weapons and prepared to defend the American compound. 

Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two Seals set up a defensive perimeter.  Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured,and Foreign Service  officer, Sean Smith, was dead.  However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety. Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves.  

But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force.  Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction. As it became apparent to these selfless heroes, they were definitely going to lose their lives unless some reinforcements showed up in a hurry.  As we know now, that was not to be.  I'm fairly certain they knew they were going to die in this gun fight, but not before they took a whole lot of bad guys with them!  Consider these tenets  of the Navy SEAL Code:

1) Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate,
2)  Serve with Honor and Integrity On and Off the Battlefield,
3) Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit,
4) Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates,
5) Excel as Warriors through Discipline and Innovation,
6) Train for War, Fight to Win, Defeat our Nation's Enemies, and...
7) Earn your Trident every day   

Thank you, Tyrone and Glen.  To the very last breath, you both lived up to the SEAL Code.  You served all of us well.  You were courageous in the face of certain death.  And Tyrone, even though you never got to hold your newborn son, he will grow up knowing the character and quality of his father, a man among men who sacrificed himself defending others.  

Dr. Charles R. Roots
Senior Pastor
Former Staff  Sergeant,
USMC Captain,
U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret.)


And Let us never forget the Hag Hillary Clinton comment, "What Difference Does It Make?"  And she wants to be our next president!  

"The Beauty  of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it"
Thomas  Jefferson 

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Disabled  veterans who served on active duty after 9-11-01 and were medically discharged with 20 percent or less still have a chance to gain "retiree" status. The VA is trying to contact these veterans but, some efforts have failed. Please pass the word. These veterans MUST apply to receive a review of their claims. For more info on PDBR (physical disability board review)apply on line at 
Any questions-Oswego County Veterans Agency 315-591-9100

Friday, November 1, 2013


“The cost of freedom is always high,
but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall not choose,
... is the path of surrender, or submission.”
                [JOHN F. KENNEDY]