Medal of Honor

The nation says thanks to veterans. Strong attendance expected at local events The Washington Times November 08, 2001, Thursday, Final Edition BYLINE: Carl S. Ey; SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES SECTION: PART M; WASHINGTON WEEKEND; Pg. M15 LENGTH: 1645 words “I think you are going to see people come out for Veterans Day ceremonies all around the country, and I […]

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Crusader scrambles to clean up cable TV

Founder of Protect Our Children takes anti-smut effort to halls of Congress The Washington Times March 15, 2000, Wednesday, Final Edition BYLINE: Carl S. Ey;  SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES SECTION: PART A; CULTURE, ET CETERA; Pg. A2 LENGTH: 1178 words Flipping through TV channels one afternoon six years ago in his Southern California home, Tony Snesko accidentally stumbled on […]

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Tough Refs – Tough Neighborhoods

by Carl Ey The boarded windows and barred storefronts populate Benning Road on the northeast side of Washington, D.C. Some of the locals on the street corner hover around the glow of a cigarette as they try to stay warm on a cold late afternoon in February. A few others sip on fortified liquid warmth from inside a brown paper […]

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Support for the Troops…Really?

By Carl S. Ey Three and a half months removed from a one-year tour to Southwest Asia and supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, concerns about our country’s support for our service members disturb me, greatly. Support doesn’t end with wearing a yellow lapel ribbon.   Americans need to hold their public leaders, corporations and Defense Department accountable for their behavior. I simply can’t figure […]

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Korean War Veterans

Two Jumbotrons, 10,000 brown folding chairs, big-band music and seven metal detectors greeted visitors as they ventured onto the mall, Sunday, June 25, 2000 in the shadow of the Washington Monument to honor the veterans who served in “The Forgotten War.” After 50 years, Korean War veterans had a day dedicated to honoring them.  Americans took a hot and muggy […]

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Enduring The Agony

Carl S. Ey BLURB:  “Barking dogs,” dehydrated bodies and sweat pay the price in order to feel good. Quite sometime ago, a friend of mine told me a stupid joke.  It is so silly that I have never repeated it until now; it seems to fit the subject of this week’s article.  The joke is that a man was sitting […]

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It Took Courage

by Carl S. Ey In 1958, nine U.S. Army Ranger candidates got off of a 3/4-ton truck in front of a church in North Georgia.  Tired from training at the toughest leadership school in the U.S. Army’s inventory, they walked up to the church doors anticipating a good Sunday morning service.  As they approached the door, it was made clear […]

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They Wore a Black Ranger Beret

The Kind You Find At The Ranger Joe Store By Carl S. Ey Blurb:  Black berets aren’t the answer and they are not the solution and they certainly don’t deserve the attention of the nation’s leadership. The black beret hasn’t received this much attention since Monica Lewinsky’s beret-wearing mug was plastered all over the nation’s media in that infamous photo of her hugging President Clinton. […]

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Five Minutes with Bernie Kukar

By Carl S. Ey Bernie Kukar was the referee at Super Bowl XXXIV.  His first experience with the Super Bowl was as an alternate in Super Bowl XXX and his second effort was as the referee during Super Bowl XXXIII. Referee:  What is the difference between being the referee at a Super Bowl vice refereeing a regular season game. Kukar:  There […]

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