Just a week after the June 16 attack at a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Marine recruiter Sgt. Demonte Cheeley is back at work, even after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg.
Cheeley was sitting on a couch at the recruiting office when Mohammad Abdulazeez opened fire on the building. After opening fire at the recruiting center, Abdulazeez went to his next target, a naval reserve center nearby where he claimed the lives of four Marines and a Navy officer, before being shot and killed by law enforcement.
It wasn’t until the shooting stopped that Cheeley realized he had been hit — the bullet went clean through his leg — and now the Afghan war veteran is back at work.
"My job as a Marine recruiter is to be out there as the face of the Marine Corps and America,” he told the Marine Corps Times. “We are going to continue to push forward. We are back to work.”
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.