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Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Chanting ‘Death to America’

President Trump blamed Iran after demonstrators breached the compound’s outer wall. Tensions are high after American airstrikes killed members of an Iran-backed militia. By Falih Hassan, Ben Hubbard and Alissa J. Rubin (Reprinted With Permission) BAGHDAD — Protesters broke into the heavily guarded compound of the United States Embassy in Baghdad Tuesday (Dec. 31) and […]

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Trump: U.S. Killed Qassem Soleimani to ‘Stop a War’

By Elaine Owen, Editor President Trump denied on Friday afternoon (Jan. 3, 2020) that the U.S. drone airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Thursday was intended to “start a war.” Trump reiterated that Soleimani, whom he called the “number one terrorist anywhere in the world,” was planning “imminent and sinister attacks” against U.S. […]

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US Sent 4 Spy Planes to Korean Peninsula After Kim’s ‘Christmas Gift’ Threat: AP Report

Military Times/Associated Press News In what military watchers regard as an unusual move, the U.S. military sent four surveillance planes, simultaneously, over and around the Korean Peninsula this week in reaction to North Korea’s cryptic reference to a possible “Christmas gift” for the U.S. The action followed reports last week that North Korea had warned […]

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Local Veterans show Appreciation and Recognition to Veterans at Pruitt Healthcare Blue Ridge and Life Care of Copper Basin

By Richard Crosley, USAF Veteran, North Georgia Honor Guard North Georgia Honor Guard and Fannin Veterans Organizations conducted their annual Veterans Appreciation and Recognition Christmas Program at Pruitt Healthcare of Blue Ridge, GA. on Dec. 10, 2019, and at Life Care of Copper Basin in Ducktown, TN on Dec. 13, 2019. The Christmas program began […]

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Navy veteran one of last survivors of USS Arizona

Pearl Harbor survivor Donald G. Stratton is 97 and lives in Colorado Springs. He is one of three living survivors of the USS Arizona. After 98-year-old Lauren Bruner‘s September death, only three people who were on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, during Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, remain alive. On Saturday (Dec. 7), […]

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U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea, angering China

By Idrees Ali, Reuters News WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension between the world’s two largest economies. The busy waterway is one of […]

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North Korea say US offered to resume nuke talks in December

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press, Military Times SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday (Nov. 21) said the United States has proposed a resumption of stalled nuclear negotiations in December as they approach an end-of-year deadline set by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the Trump administration to offer an acceptable deal […]

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Veterans more likely to be targeted by sophisticated financial scams

Military Times WASHINGTON — Veteran LaVerne Foreman believed he was helping fellow service members at risk of suicide, but a fake veterans’ aid fund was taking his money and diverting it robbing him of the much-needed financial means instead. “I am proud to be a veteran,” Foreman, 82-year-old Army and Air Force vet from Herndon, […]

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President Trump awards Medal of Honor to Master Sgt. Matthew Williams

By Kyle Rempfer, Army Times President Donald J. Trump awarded the nation’s highest combat medal to Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday (Oct. 30). Williams, a Green Beret weapons sergeant from 3rd Special Forces Group, was presented the award for his actions “going above and beyond the […]

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Remembering Our Veterans section of the Fannin Sentinel

~Remembering Our Veterans~ Bonus

In honor of all Veterans near and far, the Fannin Sentinel offers this special section to our readers for this Veterans weekend & Holiday. We hope you enjoy it. Veterans Section

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