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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/164935645/60th-anniversarykorean-war-commemorative-graphic-n

6 Days left and $1500 short on the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War graphic novel.  I’m asking my readers and followers to consider giving what you feel you can, even if its just SHARING THE LINK on your social media, blogs, and other pages!  Please help Clayton out with this project!

Clayton worked hard with a number of great creators to publish this to commemorate the sacrifices of a “forgotten” generation of America’s Veterans who served from 1950 to 1953 in the killing fields of Korea securing Liberty south of the 38th Parallel.    Lets NOT forget the Korean War, as its still going on to this day ion one of the longest ceasefires in history!

So, check it out folks!  Clayton has been a big help and mentor for me just being himself, doing his jobs, and juggling with a few graphic novel/fundraising projects as well!  This man’s work deserves our attention!  I also know Clayton is driven by the same passion for this project (more so than myself actually), and that is the impact Korean War Veterans have had on our lives.  They are a quieter and smaller group of Veterans, but in no way any less influential than all the Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq Veterans.  Lets honor these men and women before their generation is gone forever from the living.

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Its a smidgen late folks, but it’ll never get old!  Typical Liberal Democrat lunacy.  First the Administration and Congress removes most of the blocks, if not all, of women serving in front line combat; then Representative McCarthy from New York in her infinite wisdom and superior intellect with regard to all things firearms declares that women shouldn’t use AR-15s for self defense as they are not accurate enough for such a role.

Needless to say, I’m sure the women I served with in Iraq share the sentiments as this young Airman (reference photo was from an Airman guarding Sather AB Iraq circa 2006 or so).  I’m sure most of the women I know will agree with it, even if its a bit more harsh than their own.

Once again, GWOT Veterans are in the cross hairs of the very government they served to protect YOUR liberties…  When you sit and read the articles, keep in mind how easy it would be to construe a wounded Veteran from recent operations in Iraq who loves to be prepared and live outdoors showing up at a surplus store.  Having been wounded, and losing limbs, they can easily be ‘profiled’ according to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force handout as a domestic terrorist.  This after MIAC, and the DHS Report in 2008.  BOHICA!

David Codrea’s Gun Rights Examiner article:  http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/fbi-adds-preppers-to-potential-terrorists-list?CID=examiner_alerts_article

PDF of the FBI handout to Colorado Surplus stores…  ColoradoFBISurplusStore

Osama is dead, I don’t smoke, but in this case I might make an exception and smoke a cigar with some of my buddies who have also served throughout GWOT.

OUT NOW!

Check it out: http://heroesfallenstudiosinc.webs.com/

All proceeds are going to go to:

Soldiers Angels

Wounded Warrior Project

The USO

and

Fischer House

On top of where everything is going to support, this project thus far is rather unique in that Clayton Murwin, the man who worked to put this together, worked very hard to find the comic book industry talent to work pro bono while also getting them in touch with OEF/OIF Veterans willing to tell their stories. I became involved through a chance encounter with one of the Vets involved, Victor Castro, through the IAVA Community of Veterans social network. Since then, I’ve worked with Valerie Finnigan who did the script, and finally the illustrators. Clayton was even kind enough to take a look at a few of my cartoons that I’d drawn on a my last deployment on the back of inventory sheets that were part of our units unofficial ‘morale file’ and asked if he could use some! Obviously, the coffee stains, smears, and dust weren’t acceptable for the final product; so I re penciled most of them and sent them to Clayton who in turn sent them to some real professionals in the comic book industry who know what they are doing with inks!

So, there you go folks! Finally, some real war comics based on real stories from real soldiers. Not the usual war comic that comes out these days, at least not anything like I’ve seen at my local comic shop!

My thoughts and Prayers are with the Stevens Family and Friends.  Former US Senator for Alaska Ted Stevens was killed in a plane crash near Dillingham AK yesterday.

Anchorage Daily News article

Fairbanks Daily News Miner article

Its been 10 years (01AUG00 or 02AUG00 depending on if you count leaving MEPS or entering the base for Basic Training as the start of a career) since I joined initially, and just about four since I got out (01JUL07…). Lets just say, I couldn’t help but laugh when I went to apply for my first job out of the military in 2008 and I actually had to answer this question (and did so truthfully, laughing). Perhaps I should really have lied, as the context obviously was more geared toward “Do you have an issue with Safety violations?”.  So, needless to say, the big box stores with their fancy online applications never called me back.  However, my present local employer (whom I filled out paper application did, and hired me on the spot after a 15 minute interview, my manager is a Vietnam Veteran…) did, so I ‘m glad I did answer truthfully.  While I didn’t operate out of up armored humvees (my outside the wire time was either Stryker or dismounted from Stryker), most GWOT vets have, so that is why I illustrated them here.  So here you are, a little tale of Veterans adjustment to civilian life, and the humor that accompanies it sometimes.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these Airmen.  Something like this doesn’t happen in Alaska without touching many lives across the state.

Links to the news stories:

Air Force Link

Anchorage Daily News