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2 hours ago
#hitandrun #arrest #norristown #pennsylvania #crime #vietnamveteran ===================
A man turned himself in to Norristown Police Wednesday and was charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of a Vietnam veteran.
Samuel Jackson, 67, was struck and killed Sunday, just hours before Veterans Day.
Wednesday, Nemias Perez-Severiano of Norristown was charged with reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident. He had his first court appearance Wednesday.
A judge sent him to Montgomery County jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.
A handcuffed Perez-Severiano didn't speak as he entered and exited court Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the community has rallied around Jackson, whom his niece calls "Uncle Sam." Jackson served in the Marines. A local VFW post is helping the family find a uniform so that Jackson can be buried in it; they are still looking for a jacket and belt. “He was well-loved as well as a vet,” Jackson’s niece, Tione Jackson, said. "He fought for this country and we need to fight for his rights. "God sees all. So one day you will be held accountable, but the family that I have, we're going to make sure you're accountable," she said. "We're going to make sure, I promise you that. Rest in peace Uncle Sam, we will love you for life." Jackson appeared to have stepped out of his car near his Astor Street home in Norristown around 6:25 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle that never stopped, Norristown police and Montgomery County detectives said.
A witness told police that the car was going at a high rate of speed.
Jackson was taken to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead a short time later, authorities said.
2 hours ago
“But you’ll always be my hero, even though you’ve lost your mind.” (‘Love the way you lie’ - Skylar Grey) 🖤
My grandpa says the war ruined his life. But to me, I think he’s the strongest and most inspiring person in my family/I know. He’s superhuman I swear. One of the worst wars in history, injured in war, mental illness/anxiety/depression/PTSD/alcoholism, brain surgery, a mini stroke, surgery. He has no fear. He’s not perfect by any means, but he’s so inspiring to me 💙 I hope someday he lets me write his story. And I hope I can spread awareness around war, PTSD, and mental illness. 💙
“Sometimes dice don’t roll your way, but what are you gonna do?” (-WRB ‘18) 🖤
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4 hours ago
I discovered this shot in my #GooglePhotos when I was looking for the last image I posted; I like how it came out, but realized I never shared it, so here we are. This was taken while touring the monuments and memorials in Washington DC with @urbanadventures last February. It was such a treat to have this normally crowded site all to ourselves!
I take pictures all the time, especially when I travel. I do it for fun and to capture memories, but also to share with the world 🥰 I use Instagram as a visual diary of sorts, and I'm grateful to have it as an outlet.
It's tricky, though, to walk the line between sharing and oversharing. The majority of the photos I take, and even a lot of the ones I intend to post, never make it up because I don't want to ~spam~ my friends with too much #content. But as the @instagram algorithm continues to change, throttling and hiding more and more people's stuff, I'm sort of over whatever etiquette rules I'm supposed to be following. (I'm not trying to be famous, you guys, but I do appreciate the "likes" and occasional encouraging comment 😩 IG getting rid of likes is a lame cop out -- how about you actually show our photos to our followers? But I digress.)
5 hours ago
On today's date in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC. Designed by a Chinese-American woman, Maya Lin, the memorial is a polished black granite wall inscribed with the names of the nearly 58,000 Americans who died during the conflict.
11 hours ago
We had the pleasure of chatting with Tara Maureen Browne from The Blackbird Movement about what we do and who we help. Specifically, we talked about the Scooter Rack Lift Device, a device designed and built by students at the University of Cincinnati.
Follow the link in the bio to hear from Amber Humphrey, Communications Manager and Midwest Region Program Manager for QL+, Mike Donnelly, QL+ Challenger, and Vietnam Veteran, and Noah Shaefer, a recent graduate from the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science and employee at R.A Jones
Thank you, Tara and The Blackbird Movement for helping us share our story!
#theblackbirdmovement #togetherforgood #sharinggoodnews #helpingothers #storytelling #veterans #engineering #stem #vietnamveteran #qualityoflife #qualityoflifeplus
19 hours ago
My Daddy.. so handsome. I sure do love him.💙 My youngest son favors him. He was probably 17 in this picture and now he’s coming up on 75. Where does the time even go. #vietnamveteran #gaithercooke
23 hours ago
Check out this story from @88.5wfdd about the impact of Martin Tucker's book "Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans: The Memories They Brought Home." What began as a photography project at Sawtooth has become a traveling exhibit and now this book showing photographs taken by North Carolina Veterans. This project came full circle this August when Martin held a book signing at Sawtooth. We are grateful to Martin for choosing to have us host this important event. Visit the #linkinbio to see this story.
“It seemed like there was such a hunger to finally be able to share these stories with somebody,” Martin says. “They hadn’t even shared it with their parents or their wives.”
1 day ago
"One big freakin' ray of sunshine!" Yes Jimmy, you are!
Jimmy, a Vietnam Veteran who lives a few blocks away and whom I fondly nicknamed "The Mayor," rides his bicycle everywhere to bring many of us copies of "Creative Loafing" and other free local papers.
He gifts many of us on birthdays and other holidays and is quick with corny jokes. We are Jimmy's family. He is part of many of ours.
Today, I chauffeured Jimmy as he needed bicycle tire "stuff" etc ... and once again, Jimmy - you were a ray of freakin' sunshine and brightened my day!
#community #vietnamveteran #friends #neighbors #humanswhoinspireme
1 day ago
Last Nights Dinner with our Veteran Frank Gastelum @outback!!! Thank you for all you did to serve this beautiful country 🇺🇸 we’re blessed to have you here with us!!! We love you and to many more!!! 🍻 #vietnamveteran #usa #veteransday
1 day ago
I’m a little late, but happy Veterans Day! I met this guy soda city market and told me some horror stories from his time in Vietnam. I got some pictures and bought him lunch for taking his time. Cool dude.
1 day ago
@wnedtv hosted a special double feature last Thursday: an advanced screening of their new documentary film, ‘The Warrior Tradition’ and my WNED-commissioned short film, ‘Art, Honor & Service’ - which profiles Seneca artist and Vietnam veteran, Carson Waterman. Attendees were able to view examples of Carson’s artwork on display in WNED’s Horizons Gallery.
Following the screenings, I, along with #WarriorTraditionPBS director-producer, Larry Hott, and Odawa motivational storyteller and U.S. Air Force veteran, DJ Vanas, participated in a panel discussion moderated by WNED Chief Programming Officer, John Grant. Nya:weh and congratulations to WNED!
#wned #buffalo #buffalony #publictelevision #production #seneca #indigenous #native #nativeamerican #artist #usarmy #vietnamwar #vietnamveteran #veteran #military #militaryservice #service #story #storyteller #storytelling
1 day ago
On Monday, a Vietnam veterans memorial was unveiled at City Park. In this photo, taken by photographer Jon Lakey, Debbie Rinehart reaches toward her brother's name that is included on the monument.
JON C LAKEY | SALISBURY POST
#veteran #vietnamveteran #warmemorial
1 day ago
no, he won't see this because it's not on @foxnews
but the man on the left turned 73 today
husband, father, grandfather, @usnavalacademy
grad, #c130 pilot, #vietnamveteran and "one hell of a model American"
Happy Birthday Pops (Philip George Coffey III)!
1 day ago
Today.. and every single day... we are grateful for our Veterans. 🇺🇸 For their ultimate sacrifice, there is no thank you great enough. 💕
1 day ago
For Veterans Day, a true story -
My old man was KIA in ‘Nam in 1968. That’s him in the first pic. Last year on Memorial Day (the 50th anniversary of his death) I ride down to the memorial in DC to pay my respects. There’s some biker rally there but in the midst of the chaos who do I see? Bob Salo and the guys from dad’s platoon - the @720th_mp_bn . They’re there to lay a wreath by dad’s name.
An emotional, impromptu reunion with some old friends ensued. Most of the guys were kids when dad was killed and I think it meant something to them to know that I’m here. For me, I don’t have the words to convey what it meant to know my family’s loss wasn’t forgotten by those that served with dad.
To all our vets, thank you.
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1 day ago
“Welcome home.” It’s a phrase I heard Vietnam veterans say numerous times to each other in passing near their memorial today, Veterans’ Day. It’s a statement heavy with meaning. The soldiers returning from the Vietnam War were met with scorn and disgust from their own countrymen for waging the war their government told them to fight. Such was the feeling of alienation in their own land, such was the thanklessness of the American public for the trauma these soldiers endured in the war, such was the national confusion over why so many lives were spent to achieve so little, that these veterans hardly felt “at home” even years after returning to civilian life in the United States. It wasn’t until the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial was built that these soldiers felt they began to receive the recognition and acceptance they merited. In this cold marble slab cut into the ground, these veterans find the “welcome home” they were denied in their own day.
Living in close proximity to the memorials of Washington, DC, it’s all too easy to become numb to the significance they hold for the soldiers for whom they were built. Even a minute spent with a veteran like this man can help us to remember how some kinds of national trauma never heal.
1 day ago
This is one of my singles I worked on from my heart. This is to reach out to the veterans home and far from home during the holidays. Happy Veterans Day to all. You are all heroes happy holidays if you would like to hear more go to YouTube and search ~ Lenny Lee Blues, thank you. Work done by @P.o.i.s.o.n_IV #Vietnamveteran #soldier #veteran #vietnam #airforce