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Former U.S. Army Tank Gunner Jeff Barillaro Responds To Charley’s Story About His Video [VIDEO]

I wrote a story back in May about a former Army tank gunner named Jeff Barillaro (read the original here.) Today, Jeff saw the story and made mention of it on his page. In honor of his continuing pursuit to find an answer to the staggering military suicide rate, I wanted to put his story and video, which you can see below, back out in the front of things.

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Buddhika Weerasinghe, Getty Images
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Hiroshima Japan Takes Devastating Atomic Blow On This Day 68 Years Ago

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic bomb that was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan killing over 140,000 men, women and children. Three days later we would drop another one prompting Japan's surrender on 15 August 1945.

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Purple Heart Recipient Colonel William R. Suhre
Purple Heart Recipient Colonel William R. Suhre
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Colorado Doesn’t Seem To Acknowledge ‘Purple Heart Recognition Day’ On August 7th – We Need To Change That

Legislation can be good. Take for example “Purple Heart Recognition Day” on August 7th. This is a 'working holiday' dedicated to remembering and recognizing those members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have earned the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in combat.

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Scott Nelson, Getty Images
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Three More Units Being Deployed In Afghanistan Rotation

It was on Sunday, the 7th of October, 2001. Shells began to rain down in the Middle East as we began our war on terror with Operation Enduring Freedom; originally called Operation Infinite Justice. President Bush warned us it would be a long process but hasn't it been long enough?

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U.S. Army WTF Moments Facebook Page
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Parenting Done Right: Military Kids Set Example We All Should Follow And Hopefully Do [VIDEO]

When it comes to parenting, some get it and others not so much. It's easy to tell when you run into kids who have parents in their lives who care, it shows. When you see young kids standing at attention, in the middle of playtime, you know the parents. are doing it right

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A Real Life Texas ‘Band Of Brothers’ Does Something That Hasn’t Been Done Since 1981

Most parents,, I would think, find their offspring joining the military a very noble thing and a step in the right direction when preparing your future. But what if three of your four kids wanted to join at the same time?

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American Military Family Invites You Out To Their Military Care Package Party This Saturday

It seems to me that I heard we'd have our troops back by the end of the year and that was three (3) years ago. Thousands are obviously still deployed so American Military Family, twice a year, rounds up the troops here at home and sends tons of care packages to troops overseas and you can help this Saturday.

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Charley Barnes, TSM
Charley Barnes, TSM
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It’s My Proud Pappa ‘Red Shirt Friday’ Moment

There are those times in a parent's lives when their kids do something that proves they actually do listen and pay attention once in awhile. Today was one of those days for me and another proud Dad moment all because of a shirt.

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Adam Porter, TSM
Adam Porter, TSM
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Country Jam 2013 – Crowds Celebrate Military Day [PICTURES]

Thursday was officially military night at Country Jam, so the crowd was decked out in red, white and blue. Known for their patriotism, Montgomery Gentry put on a great show that had fan jamming out and partying until late into the night. Everyone celebrated in their own unique way, and we grabbed some photos from the crowd.

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The History Of The 10th Mountain Division And Camp Hale Starts Right Here In Colorado [PICTURES]

A good friend mine, Kenny Oldson and his wife Nancy, invited me on a Father's Day ride to go pay our respects to his Grandfather who is buried in Minturn and also trained and served with the 10th Mountain Division between Red Cliff and Leadville. What a storied past it must have been for Voyde Oldson.

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Maj. Jaimie E. Leonard (U.S. Air Force-Dover)
Maj. Jaimie E. Leonard (U.S. Air Force-Dover)
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Maj. Jaimie E. Leonard Of The 10th Mountain Division ‘Gave Her All’ Last Week – Week 24 Honor Post

There is no doubt the United States Army has suffered greatly the last couple months taking more casualties than any other branch of the service; three (3) more have paid the ultimate price since last Monday’s post. As irony would have it, I visited the original training site of the 10th Mountain Division up near Leadville CO on Father's Day and today I see we have lost 2 from that very division. Why do we continue to let American's die for someone else's freedom? Enough is enough...

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Happy Birthday To The United States Army

They are older than the country itself. The United States Army, protecting our borders, constitution and flag since 1775. Recently, the Army has suffered more casualties overseas than any other branch of the military so today, on Flag Day, make sure to thank the Army Veteran in your life.

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