Battle Cross Generation

Battle Cross Generation Our goal is to put Bronze statues of the Battle Cross in Veteran Cemeteries as a salute to this Generation's heroes as we lay them beside past hero's.
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During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the battlefield cross began to attract popular attention, with numerous units erecting Battle Crosses to commemorate their comrades. Since they could not attend the funerals of their fellow soldiers, some units made a habit of paying tribute at the Battlefield Cross and photographers following the war captured some of these iconic images, which were widely reprinted in the United States. The Pentagon does not typically permit the publication of images of flag-draped coffins, but now the Battlefield Cross has come to be used as a poignant reminder of the cost of war. Although the Battlefield Cross itself is not an official military honor, it does play a part in the memorial ceremony as a visible reminder of the fallen soldier. Many unit commanders have recognized the value of the memorial, encouraging members of their units to pay their respects to fallen comrades and sometimes holding ceremonies at the site of a Battle Cross memorial. The helmet and identification tags signify the fallen soldier, their name never to be forgotten. The inverted rifle with bayonet signals a time for prayer, a break in the action to pay tribute to our friend. The combat boots, worn and dirty, represents the final march of the soldier’s last battle. After a set period of time, the memorial is respectfully dismantled, with the components being returned to the unit for appropriate disposition.

Mission: Our mission is to recognize, honor and pay tribute to the Warriors who have given their life on a foreign battlefield since September 11, 2001.

Great Christmas Gift! Father of the Stranger (The Story of the Second Military Police Unit at Abu Ghraib.https://www.ama...
12/17/2016
Father of The Stranger: A Story of the Second Military Police Unit at Abu Ghraib

Great Christmas Gift! Father of the Stranger (The Story of the Second Military Police Unit at Abu Ghraib.

https://www.amazon.com/Father-Stranger-Second-Military-Police-ebook/dp/B00ZRMP5HY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482018733&sr=8-1&keywords=father+of+the+stranger

Three Soldiers. Three Days. Three Destinies. On March 20, 2003 the United States invaded Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from dictatorial rule. Insurgents, former soldiers and loyal extremists were captured on the battlefield and detained in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. By late 2003 an interim ...

09/27/2016

God Bless Tom Allich, 391st MP BN. Abu Ghraib 2004-2005...Soldier On!

07/12/2016

Today is a free shipping day at amazon. Please check out "Father of the Stranger" The second MP unit at Abu Ghraib.

07/12/2016

Bless the Men of Benghazi

05/29/2016

Go Trump!

11/11/2015

To us and those who have gone before us...Soldier On!

A chance to meet the author, Gerit Wasserman at The Book Exchange, 116 E. Little Creek Road (Wards Corner) Norfolk Virgi...
09/05/2015

A chance to meet the author, Gerit Wasserman at The Book Exchange, 116 E. Little Creek Road (Wards Corner) Norfolk Virginia on October 3, 2015 from Noon till 2:00pm. Another soldier named in the book may be there also and we could get a rare "dual signing". Order a copy on amazon, bring it in and get it signed.

09/05/2015

Come meet the Author of "Father of the Stranger" at the Book Exchange in Norfolk, Virginia, 116 E. Little Creek Road on October 3, 2015. Get you copy signed and get to know the real Abu Ghraib.

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individ...
05/23/2015

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.

On May 13, 2014, Specialist Kyle J. White was awarded the Medal of Honor for administering life saving medical aid to comrades and for radioing situational reports, in which five soldiers and a Marine were killed and all eight surviving Americans were wounded.

After being knocked unconscious by an enemy RPG, the young soldier, barely 20 at the time, regained consciousness as bullet fragments spattered his face. Despite his wounds, White repeatedly braved enemy fire to try to save his comrades, including former Spc. Kain Schilling. Twice during the battle, White used tourniquets, one of them his own belt, to prevent a severely wounded Schilling from bleeding to death.

This soldier is standing his post through the winter storm at Arlington Cemetery, no snow days off. Meanwhile our congre...
03/13/2014

This soldier is standing his post through the winter storm at Arlington Cemetery, no snow days off. Meanwhile our congress was taking an emergency recess due to the weather. When they return, they’ll discuss cutting his pay and benefits.

The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, Kathe...
02/03/2014

The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of “Cat.” The Marines, per her request, stood guard the entire time she slept there along side her fallen hero.

Fallen Soldier
01/26/2014

Fallen Soldier

NEW! Patriotic Representation of the Second Amendment I have only sold (2) of these nice wall plaques. Measures 25" x 22...
01/25/2014

NEW! Patriotic Representation of the Second Amendment I have only sold (2) of these nice wall plaques. Measures 25" x 22" and beautifully etched into cast marble and framed with a velvet matting. I hope to have it on the Battle Cross web site soon, but for now I am letting the first run go for $200.00 Contact me for further information.

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01/25/2014

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