A man who survived the holocaust as a child, fought in Vietnam and went on to serve as a major general in the U.S. Army has died. Sidney Shachnow's wife said by phone Wednesday that he passed away Sept. 27 at a hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He was 83. Shachnow endured the horrors of Nazi-controlled Europe. He then spent more than 30 years as a Green Beret in the U.S. Army Special Forces. His life came full circle when he commanded American forces in West Berlin during the Cold War. He said he lived in a house that was once owned by Hitler's finance minister. Shachnow was 6 or 7 years old when the Nazis forced Lithuanian Jews into a concentration camp. The vast majority of its prisoners died. … [Read more...] about Holocaust survivor who became US Army major general has died
EX-ENGLAND skipper Terry Butcher fought back tears as he accused the Army of failing his ex-soldier son who died after battling PTSD. The former Ipswich defender, who found Chris Butcher dead in his room as he took him his morning cup of tea, said his son became a “victim of war”. An inquest today heard how his Captain son suffered extreme PTSD and was forced to leave the Army after struggling with “guilt and shame” after tours of Afghanistan and Iraq. He turned to drugs and alcohol to quiet the flashbacks, hallucinations and invasive voices. Chris sadly died from an enlarged heart "of unknown causes" after taking heroin – but the drugs in his system were not at a toxic level. His father found him in a bedroom of the family home in Woodbridge, Suffolk, last October, where he had been living after the mental torment led to troubles in his marriage. Butcher sat in front of the coroner in the brief hearing, where he was flanked by his son's widow, Laura, and … [Read more...] about Ex-England skipper Terry Butcher fights back tears as he accuses army of failing his ex-soldier son who died after battling PTSD
SEVENTEEN years ago, Charles Ingram became Britain's most notorious TV cheat when he was stripped of his £1million Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? prize. The ex-Army Major swindled the show with the help of wife Diana and a coughing accomplice. Here's the lowdown. Who is Charles Ingram? Born in Shardlow, Derbyshire, in 1963, Ingram obtained a degree in civil engineering and a masters in corporate management before joining the Army in 1986. He became an officer with the Royal Engineers and was rose to the rank of major in 1995. Ingram served in Bosnia for six months on Nato peacekeeping duties. He was forced to resign from the Army in August 2003 following his court case. What was the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? coughing scandal? In 2001, Major Charles Ingram answered 15 questions correctly to sensationally scoop the jackpot on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? A court ruled he had answered the questions through help from fellow contestant Tecwen Whittock, who coughed to alert him … [Read more...] about Who is Charles Ingram, what was the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? coughing scandal and where is the former Major now?
Harrison Smith, The Washington Post Published 5:26 pm, Monday, April 23, 2018 Photo: John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center And School. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Gen. Michael D. Healy in the early 1970s. He was known as "Iron Mike" for his heroism during the Korean War. Gen. Michael D. Healy in the early 1970s. He was known as "Iron Mike" for his heroism during the Korean War. Photo: John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center And School. Michael Healy, Army major general who led Green Berets in Vietnam, dies at 91 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Michael D. Healy, an Army major general and highly decorated counterinsurgency expert who retired as the top-ranking Green Beret and a legend in the Special Forces, died April 14 at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 91. He suffered a heart attack, said his … [Read more...] about Michael Healy, Army major general who led Green Berets in Vietnam, dies at 91
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bert Mizusawa formally joined the race last week with 66 percent of potential GOP primary voters undecided.That means Mizusawa needs to move quickly to raise money in the nomination contest — which will be settled June 12 — that already features Corey Stewart, the chairman of the board of supervisors in Prince William County; Nick Freitas, a conservative state lawmaker from Culpeper; and E.W. Jackson, the socially conservative minister from Chesapeake who was the GOP’s candidate for lieutenant governor in 2013. Ivan Raiklin of Northern Virginia also is running.What’s different about Mizusawa, and where does he stand on the issues and in the context of a divided Virginia GOP?He is 61 and lives in Fairfax County. The former Army major general was a foreign affairs adviser to the Trump campaign and transition team. He said he’s conservative and empathizes with the tea party movement. He still wants to channel the … [Read more...] about Former major general running for U.S. Senate in GOP primary calls Kaine divisive, supports Trump