Ex-Marine Accused of Livestreaming Double Murder Gives Wild Jailhouse Interview
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/FacebookA former Marine admitted in a wild jailhouse interview Thursday that he “emptied the clip” when he drunkenly gunned down his dad and stepmom in their bedroom last week.Irvin Hernandez Flores, 23, is accused of breaking into his dad’s San Francisco home last weekend and fatally shooting 47-year-old Jose Hernandez and his wife, 41-year-old Yesenia Soto, in their bedroom.The slain couple’s 11-year-old daughter witnessed the carnage and Flores live-streanews.yahoo.com
Letters: Haunting memories
These stars represent a time capsule from 1966-68 of both good and painful memories that include two childhood friends who gave their all. CaliforniaBirth kitscriticizedJust a few comments regarding news reports that a south Texas hospital will be providing childbirth kits to the Border Patrol of the RGV sector. So now, Border Patrol agents will be serving as midwifes for illegal immigrants in addition to serving as processing clerks and travel agents. Next thing you know Border Patrol agents will be asked to serve as nannies/babysitters for unaccompanied minors. Makes me wonder if and when Border Patrol agents will find the time to protect our southern border from human smugglers, drug cartels and other criminal organizations.myrgv.com
Family of former Marine freed from Russian custody rejects Ted Cruz's claim he helped get him home: 'We are not appreciative'
Joey Reed, father of former Marine Trevor Reed, said Cruz could have done more to help free his son, who was convicted and detained for attacking Russian police.news.yahoo.com
Russia releases US Marine vet as part of prisoner exchange
Russia and the United States carried out a dramatic prisoner exchange on Wednesday, trading a Marine veteran jailed in Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America, a senior U.S. official and the Russian foreign ministry said. The surprise deal would have been a notable diplomatic maneuver even in times of peace, but it was all the more extraordinary because it was done as Russia's war with Ukraine has driven relations with the U.S. to their lowest point in decades. As part of the exchange, Russia released Trevor Reed, a former Marine from Texas who was arrested in the summer of 2019 after Russian authorities said he assaulted an officer while being driven by police to a police station following a night of heavy drinking.news.yahoo.com
McAllen Marine fighting in Ukraine details decision to join foreign war
I bought a plane ticket that could get me the closest to the Ukrainian border. So, I flew into Rzeszow; it’s about 50 miles from the Ukrainian border. When you join the foreign legion, you do sign a contract, and you do become a Ukrainian soldier in the foreign legion. It’s like everyone in Ukraine takes care of all the dogs and I really love that in this place. If we don’t win the fight in Ukraine, we will be fighting Russia in a lot of other places.myrgv.com
Former USSR soldier displays charred medals after house is shelled
Serhyi Malyshenkon displays medals awarded to him by the USSR for his military service – all now charred after his house in Yasnohorodka, Ukraine, was destroyed by Russian shelling. "This house never did anything wrong to anyone."news.yahoo.com
Family of US Marine killed in Afghanistan files $25 million lawsuit against Alec Baldwin, claiming the actor accused them of being insurrectionists on Instagram
The family of the slain US Marine Rylee McCollum alleged in the lawsuit that Baldwin caused them "emotional distress" with his Instagram post.news.yahoo.com
He went viral, to the brig and is now leaving the Marines. His family says the Corps failed him
"The worst display of management and leadership I’ve ever seen," Stuart Scheller Sr. said about the Corps dealing with his son, who was fired and is now leaving the Marines after posting a viral video demanding "accountability."news.yahoo.com
Shirtless North Korean soldiers break bricks with their heads, lay on glass and nails for Kim Jong-un
A video of North Korean soldiers — some of them shirtless — performing extreme martial arts for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has gone viral on social media. What’s going on: The performance, which originally aired on North Korean TV, was part of a “self-defense” military exhibition held on Monday.news.yahoo.com
LETTERS: This battle is toughest
As a Marine, I knew that service would take me away from my family. And when I came back home, I was so excited to put roots down. Now, my wife and I have four beautiful children and we work hard to give them a good life. But over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything.myrgv.com
Marine who spoke out about Afghanistan withdrawal says he expects to be jailed
A Marine who claimed he was "relieved from duty" after going viral for criticizing military leadership over the withdrawal from Afghanistan now speculates he might be court-martialed and "will probably do some jail time."news.yahoo.com
Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan slams Biden meeting as scripted, a ‘total disregard' to Marine's death
Biden traveled to Dover, Delaware, on Sunday to attend the dignified transfer of the 13 service members killed in Kabul suicide bombings last week and meet with the families of the fallen.news.yahoo.com
Marine battalion commander calls out senior leaders for Afghanistan failures in viral rant
A Marine officer went viral after he posted a video claiming senior U.S. military and civilian leaders are not "accepting accountability" for the handling of the chaotic troop withdrawal and evacuation in Afghanistan.news.yahoo.com
OPINION: Earned right: Honorably discharged veterans have earned a path to citizenship
There are no degrees of citizenship, but if there were, who deserves most to be called an American — a person who by sheer providence was born within our borders, were fortunate to never be called to serve in our armed forces or whose parents pulled strings to help them avoid conscription, or people who came here as children and answered the call and even volunteered to serve their country and leaving their time, blood and sometimes even part of their sanity defending our people and interests on the field of battle?myrgv.com
Marine commander fired after deadly assault vehicle accident
A U.S. Marine Corps commander was fired Tuesday, March 23, 2021, following an investigation into the sinking of the amphibious assault vehicle that killed nine service members last year. Navy via AP, File)SAN DIEGO – A U.S. Marine Corps commander was fired Tuesday following an investigation into the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle in the ocean off Southern California that killed nine service members last year. Col. Christopher J. Bronzi was relieved of command of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit by Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, a statement said. Rudder relieved Bronzi “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command,” the statement said. San Clemente Island, lying about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) northwest of San Diego, is a training ground for the Marine Corps and Navy.
Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies
He and his allies have discussed a range of other possibilities, including members of Trump's family and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Trump also commuted the sentences of five other people, including former Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas. Trump also announced pardons for two people entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Trump has granted about 2% of requested pardons in his single term in office — just 27 before Tuesday's announcement. Bush, another one-term president, granted 10% of requests.
Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases
(AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor's offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, has implications for colleges, prisons, meatpacking plants and other places that rely on this sort of screening to detect infections and prevent outbreaks. The recruits were tested for coronavirus when they arrived for the military quarantine and 7 and 14 days afterward. Previously, federal officials said a screening project to check temperatures and symptoms at U.S. airports caught fewer than 15 cases out of 675,000 travelers. A separate study published Wednesday in the New England journal reports on an outbreak last spring on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
President Trump restarting campaign with White House, Florida events
In a memo released Saturday night by the White House, Navy Cmdr. Hundreds of people gathered Saturday afternoon on the South Lawn for a Trump address on his support for law enforcement from a White House balcony. Ko added that White House had issued “convoluted” statements about Trump’s health that left many questions unanswered, including whether the president ever had pneumonia. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land, and the Trump White House has openly flouted them for months. White House officials have declined to answer when Trump last tested negative for the virus before his diagnosis or release detailed information about lung scans taken while Trump was hospitalized.
President Trump has events scheduled for Saturday at White House, Monday in Florida
Trump will address the Saturday group, expected to be at least several hundred supporters, from the White House balcony. Announcement of the new event came as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease expert, cautioned the White House again to avoid large-scale gatherings of people without masks. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land, and the Trump White House has openly flouted them for months. The president's White House doctor, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, said that means Trump, who has been surrounded by minimal staffing as he works out of the White House residence and the Oval Office, could return to holding events on Saturday.
The Latest: Harris says Breonna Taylor didn’t get justice
Addressing criminal justice reform at Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Harris says a Joe Biden administration would ban chokeholds and require a national registry for police officers who break the law. Vice President Mike Pence was also asked if justice was done in the Taylor case. For several minutes, a fly landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair, not moving as he answered questions about racial injustice and whether justice has been done in the death of Breonna Taylor. The vice presidential debate is much more cordial than last week’s raucous presidential debate with frequent interruptions and outbursts. The campaign reported her results on Wednesday, less than 12 hours before she is scheduled to debate Vice President Mike Pence.
Local retired Marine: Reported Trump losers and suckers comments were hurtful
Were patriots.Alvas declaration is in response to reports of disparaging comments President Donald Trump allegedly made about U.S. service members. in Vietnam, losers.The Associated Press reported it has independently confirmed many of the reported comments from the Atlantics article. I mean, these are very hurtful, disrespectful comments, Alva said. To your fellow veterans or to someone who is accused - accused again, accused - of calling someone loser or sucker, Alva said. Alva said he would want Trump to apologize and own up to the reported comments.
‘A great man gone too soon’: Family mourns Border Patrol agent who died of COVID-19 complications
SAN ANTONIO – A family is in mourning after their loved one, a U.S. Marine veteran and Border Patrol agent, died after testing positive for COVID-19. Gonzales’ family said he began feeling sick in June. A procession was held for the 15-year Border Patrol agent on Thursday from San Antonio to Del Rio. “Passing through the Border Patrol station from Uvalde to Brackettville, beautiful. And he’s always in our hearts,” said Isabela Gonzales, Gonzales’ daughter.