Two days ago, as Puerto Rico’s post-hurricane crisis fought for news headlines with sports protests and Beltway drama, a titter went through veterans’ communities online: Who were those big, aw-shucks-looking ex-military operators giving heart-rending updates on the ground situation in Puerto Rico?
ABOARD THE USS KEARSARGE — Under normal circumstances, the sailors aboard the USS Kearsarge would be training for their primary job — putting Marines ashore in an amphibious operation to attack a target, and support them until the mission’s done.
Some are calling him a cop, others a soldier. But whatever he is, we can all agree that there is one thing the mysterious man filmed rescuing Old Glory in the middle of Hurricane Irma is certainly not: a communist.
As Hurricane Irma thrashed Florida over the weekend, destroying homes and leaving millions without electricity, two members of the Air National Guard exchanged wedding vows in Orlando before a gathering of fellow guardsmen awaiting orders to begin search and rescue operations.