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
Judge tosses lawsuit from ex-Marine who was jailed in Iran
A judge has thrown out a lawsuit from a former Marine who was jailed in Iran for more than four years and then denied a multimillion-dollar payout from a special U.S. government victims’ fund after an FBI espionage investigation into his travels.
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.
President Trump pardons 15, including Republican 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 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. Also among those pardoned by Trump was Phil Lyman, a Utah state representative who led an ATV protest through restricted federal lands.
Heartwarming: Soldier surprises parents at Alvin ISD ahead of Thanksgiving
“I told them I wasn’t going to be here for Thanksgiving,” Caden Wulf said. “When I turned and then I saw camouflage ... and then it dawned on me who it was,” Richard Wulf said. Richard Wulf cried in his son’s arms as Alvin ISD captured the moment on video. “I hugged him, and at that point, I lost it,” Richard Wulf told KPRC 2. “Now, this military will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving together as a family,” Caden Wulf said.
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.
Trump insists he's free of virus, ready for campaign trail
In a memo released Saturday night by the White House, Navy Cmdr. The memo did not declare Trump had tested negative for the virus. Biden's campaign said the nominee again tested negative on Saturday for COVID-19. 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.
Trump restarting campaign with White House, Florida events
A Marine is posted outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying the President is in the Oval Office, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Washington. Trump will address the Saturday group, expected to be at least several hundred supporters, from the White House balcony. 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 man will be part of Blue Angels team flying over Houston area Wednesday
HOUSTON – The Blue Angels are scheduled to soar over Houston Wednesday afternoon with the help of a pilot who already knows the area well. Major Frank Zastoupil, a Marine who joined the Blue Angels team last year, is from Kingwood. RELATED: Here are some of the best places to watch the Blue Angels flyover in Houston“It was very, very exciting to see them fly,” said his mother, Kris Zastoupil. The Blue Angels are set to fly over several cities on Wednesday, including Houston, to pay tribute to healthcare workers, first responders, the military and essential workers. MORE: Here’s the route the Blue Angels will take during their Houston flyover on Wednesday“It's really a salute to all of those frontline COVID first responders,” said father Patrick Zastoupil.