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They gave their lives….Can you give $1


Fresh out of High School, Michigan boys joined the fight in South Vietnam.
2,654 gave their lives in Combat. The Michigan Vietnam Freedom Wall in
Belding, Michigan will honor their sacrifice with thier names inscribed

in the 7 foot by 40 foot granite wall. In the middle of the 10′ circle will be a bronze monument of the field cross (the rifle, the helmet, and the boots). Surrounding the interior of the Vietnam monument will be bricks with the names of the people who wish to sponsor a Vietnam vet of their own.
Is the memory of these young men worth $1 to keep and cherish?
Please help with your donation to bring this wonderfull momument a reality and maintain the memory of these who have
given the ultimate sacrifice.
If everyone reading this would only dontate $1 to this cause, the finacial goal would be reached in a very short time.
Would the memory of one of Your loved ones be worth a $1 ???

http://www.gofundme.com/beldingfreedomwall

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Muscle Beach…. 1905….Coney Island, New York…Boys on the Prowl…


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Civil War….Unknown Boy in Zouave Uniform



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Originally formed in the 1830s, French Zouave units initially consisted of native North African troops. By the time of the Civil War, however, the French Zouaves were non-natives. Their distinctive uniform included a short jacket, baggy trousers, sash, gaiters, and a fez with turban. Their bravery in combat in the Crimea from 1853-56 and in Italy in 1859 thrilled the American public and led to the formation of many Zouave companies in this country before and during the Civil War.

The Union fielded approximately seventy Zouave regiments during the war; the Confederates, about twenty-five.

The unidentified boy in the Zouave uniform is most likely the relative of a soldier in a Zouave regiment.

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MS-13 and the Threat of Transnational Gangs……


El Salvador is a small country in Central America with the unfortunate distinction of a big number. It has one of the highest murder rates in the world, an average of 18 killings every day. That’s in large part because of the country’s ruthless street gangs. So when the two biggest rivals called a truce this spring, the murder rate dropped by 30 percent. That tenuous peace lasted just six months. Earlier in September, five schoolboys were murdered after resisting a gang’s forced recruitment.
That gang is thought to be Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as MS-13. The gang is not even native to El Salvador. In fact, it’s an American export. Born on the streets of Los Angeles, MS-13, and its rival 18th Street, both took root in Central America after many of their members were deported for crimes committed in the United States.
MS-13 is now active in almost every region of the U.S. And Sureno gangs, including MS-13 and 18th Street, are the fastest growing of all the national-level gangs. They’re a big reason why gangs overall are responsible for almost half of violent crime in large urban areas of the U.S.
This week Christiane Amanpour discusses the threats posed by transnational gangs with Martin Licciardo. He heads the FBI’s National Gang Task Force, which maintains extensive ties with law enforcement counterparts in Central America.

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For some Boys, “Fear” is not even a word….


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