Marine Corps veteran and Wisconsin Senate hopeful Kevin Nicholson has been seen as a star candidate for the Wisconsin Republican Party this election cycle, but he recently came under fire for criticizing veterans who identify as Democrats, claiming that their service contradicts their political views.
Department of Defense photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
As Donald Trump prepares to take the nation’s highest office and become our next commander-in-chief, he will face a host of challenges both at home and abroad. As president, Trump will right away have to decide how to handle the ongoing battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan. He’ll also need to manage an increasingly tenuous relationship between the United States and Iran, Russia, and China; and decide whether or not he’ll make good on threats to make U.S. military support for NATO member states conditional on whether they’ve met their financial obligations to the alliance, as he’s suggested in the past, among other national security issues.
On May 12, 2006, Lance Cpl. Sean Barney was serving in Fallujah, Iraq, as a Marine infantryman when he was struck in the neck by a sniper’s bullet. Miraculously he survived, in large part due to the incredible efforts of his fellow Marines and the unit’s Navy corpsman. Ten years to the day, Barney took time to thank the men who saved his life in a video commemorating his “alive day.”