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‘Modern Love’ episode features Marine battling PTSD, and of course, Jody

(This review contains spoilers from Amazon’s Modern Love, Season 2, Episode 6) In this episode of love and loss, we find ourselves at a Sunday barbecue. Shane (Garrett Hedlund) is a Marine awkwardly fielding questions about combat over light beers and burgers, as a neighbor with a newborn in a sling jokes that a VA home loan seems like a fair trade for risking his life.
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Troop, family sacrifices in Afghanistan not in vain

As we gradually absorb the ramifications of the calamity that unfolded last week in Kabul, let us redouble our efforts to honor and support our military and their families. In 2011, Army Staff Sgt. Kirk Owen was killed in action in Afghanistan. He left behind a wife and two children including his daughter, Kylie, who now works with us at Fallen Patriots. He was laid to rest on August 15, 2011. Ten years later to the day, America surrendered Afghanistan to the same terrorists who killed Kylie’s father.

US WWII veteran reunites with Italians he saved as children

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — For more than seven decades, Martin Adler treasured a black-and-white photo of himself as a young American soldier with a broad smile with three impeccably dressed Italian children he is credited with saving as the Nazis retreated northward in 1944. On Monday, the 97-year-old World War...

Taliban takeover prompts fears of a resurgent al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lightning-fast changes in Afghanistan are forcing the Biden administration to confront the prospect of a resurgent al-Qaida, the group that attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001, at the same time the U.S. is trying to stanch violent extremism at home and cyberattacks from Russia and China.

Volunteers rescuing Afghans helpful, but ultimately inefficient substitute for government action

Like a lot of people, I’m trying to help with evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. There are thousands of people working this effort in their spare time and not part of their official or professional capacity. After days of emails, rabbit holes and lots of broken leads, I think I finally made progress for one family. However, there are a lot more out there. Conducting a large-scale international evacuation driven by volunteers is not only incredibly inefficient, it’s also time consuming when time is a finite resource.

West Point cadets are ditching bed-making with this elaborate hack

Junior softball player and West Point Cadet Leila Hurst is a genius, leading the charge in the war against unkempt beds. “Every morning until noon, cadets are in what’s called AMI (AM inspection),” wrote former Cadet Andrew Hutchinson. “When you’re in AMI, your door has to be propped open 90 degrees, your room has to be clean, and your bed perfectly made with hospital corners in the comforter. And there’s no sleeping allowed.”

Kabul airport mission expands into city as evacuation deadline nears

With 5,800 troops on the ground and flights leaving on average every hour, the U.S. for the first time on Sunday exceeded its previous daily evacuation ceiling, flying out just under 11,000 Americans, third-country nationals and vulnerable Afghans, the deputy director of the Joint Staff for regional operations told reporters on Monday.

Remains of World War II pilot on way back to Delaware

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — The body of a Seaford man who was among the lost souls from World War II may finally be coming home this fall. Delayed by the pandemic in 2020, a long-awaited homecoming for the remains of U.S. Army Air Force 2nd Lt. George M. Johnson is tentatively set for Oct. 2, with reinterment in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Seaford.