Weekly Rundown: October 5 – 11, 2019

Weekly Rundown: October 5 – 11, 2019

News Recap

A quick review of the major military related headlines from the last week:

Turkish bombardment of Kurdish positions in Syria.Turkish bombardment of Kurdish positions in Syria.

Kim Miyong Gil, North Korea's lead negotiator, reads statement after Saturday's brief talks.Kim Miyong Gil, North Korea’s lead negotiator, reads statement after Saturday’s brief talks in Stockholm, Sweden, calling them “sickening negotiation.”

  • The epidemic of vaping-related illness has reached the military. Two soldiers have been hospitalized with lung damage caused by e-cigs, although one has been successfully treated and released..
  • A Defense Intelligence Agency officer was arrested for leaking sensitive documents to  two reporters, one of whom is his girlfriend. The agent, Henry Frese, is charged with providing several top secret intelligence reports to the journalists, believed to be from NBC and CNBC, although their identities have not been officially confirmed.
  • Iranian state television, IRNA, reported that one of the country’s oil tankers, the Sabiti,  was hit by a missile attack 80 miles off the coast of Saudia Arabia. As of Friday morning in the US, the Iranian claims have not been confirmed by any independent news agencies or other governments.
  • Francis Currey, who won the Medal of Honor during the Battle of the Bulge, passed away at the age of 94 leaving only two surviving Medal of Honor winners from World War Two.
  • Also in Medal of Honor news, active duty Green Beret Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams will have the Silver Star he earned during a 2008 raid in Afghanistan upgraded to the nation’s highest military honor later this month.

     Francis Currey with his Medal of Honor during WWIIMaster Sergeant Matthew Williams
Francis Currey and Matthew Williams.

In Case You Missed It

Alvin York and his prisoners on October 8th, 1918.Then-Corporal York (helmeted, center, behind the first rank of Germans) returning to his battalion with a whole lot of prisoners.

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