Sunday, December 27, 2009

Col. Robert L. Howard MOH Receipient

The American Cold War Veterans are saddened to hear of the passing of another American

Col. Robert L. Howard passed away on Dec 23, 2009 in Waco, Texas.

Col. Howard had enlisted in the US Army in 1956, he retired in 1992; according to some
historians he was the most highly decorated veteran in history.

As a Staff Sergeant of a highly secret organization he was nominated for a Medal of Honor on three separate occasions during a thirteen month span 1967-1968.

During a rescue operation in Cambodia Sergeant First Class Howard, although wounded himself, went to the rescue of the platoon commander. An enemy bullet stuck one of
his ammunition pouches causing further injuries. Sergeant Howard continued to give
first aid to his wounded platoon members.

He rallied the men and with air support they defeated a 2 company size enemy force.

In 1969 he received a direct appointment to 1st Lieutenant.

Among he awards and decorations are:

Medal of Honor
Distinguished Service Cross (with one oak leaf cluster) (2 awards)
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (with three oak leaf clusters) (4 awards)
Bronze Star (with three oak leaf clusters and "V" device) (4 awards)
Purple Heart (with a silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters) (8 awards)
Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters) (3 awards)
Air Medal (with "V" Device and numeral 3. One award for heroism and two for aerial achievement)
Joint Service Commendation
Army Commendation Medal (with "V" device and one each silver and bronze oak leaf clusters. 4 awards for valor and 3 for achievement)
Joint Service Achievement
Army Achievement
* Good Conduct Medal with four Good Conduct Loops (4 awards)
* National Defense Service Medal
* Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with three service stars (3 awards)
* Vietnam Service Medal with 3 service stars (3 campaigns)
* Armed Forces Reserve Medal
* NCO Professional Development Ribbon with 2 device
* Army Service Ribbon
* Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Unit citations

* Army Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon Presidential Unit Citation (Army) with oak leaf cluster (2 awards)
* Army Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)
* Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon Navy Unit Commendation
* Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation with Palm (Unit citation)
* Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation with Palm (Unit citation)

Foreign decorations

* Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star (Corps citation), Silver Star (Division citation) and Bronze Star (Regiment/Brigade citation)
* Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal, 1st Class
* Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal, 1st Class
* Republic of Vietnam Wound Medal
* Republic of Vietnam Staff Service Medal, 2nd Class
* Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 bar
* Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit (Sam-Il Medal)

Badges, qualifications and tabs

* Ranger Tab
* Special Forces Tab
* Combat Infantryman Badge
* Expert Infantryman's Badge
* Aircrew Badge
* Master Parachutist Badge
* Pathfinder Badge
* Air Assault Badge
* Expert Marksmanship Badge
* Vietnamese Ranger Badge
* Vietnamese Master Parachute Badge
* Thai Master Parachute Wings
* Korean Master Parachute Badge
* Thai Balloonist Badge
* French Parachutist Badge

Our nation must never forget the brave men and women who fought and died to preserve
our freedom and the American Way. Without their willing sacrifice we would not be
the great country we have become.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.

A New Year, a better year for Cold War Veterans.

Christmas has come and gone, soon it will be the New Year.

Lets all hope that 2010 will be the year of the Medal!

Keep up with contacting your elected officials, tell them how you feel and what you want.

Urge both your senators to become a cosponsor for S.2743 The Cold War Medal Act 2009.
Urge your representative to become a cosponsor for H.R. 4051 The Cold War Medal Act 2009,
and H.RES. 900 To designate May 1 as Cold War Veterans Recognition Day.

These bills should be easy and quick.

The old DoD arguments just do not hold water when exposed to the light of day. There is
nothing to equal the Cold War Medal. Actually it should be a Cold War Victory Medal. We
did in fact defeat the Soviet Union; it was just impossible for the Soviets to keep up.

The DoD money issue is also out of kilter, their estimates are too high. The number of veterans gets smaller every day. Plus some will not bother to apply for the medal.

Congress missed the opportunity to authorize the medal in the twentieth anniversary of
the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the seventeenth anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union; thus the end of the Cold War.

We have waited far too long for recognition. We should not have to wait any longer.
Make this the year of a long overdue chance to give respect and honor to all the Cold Warriors. Just a little Thank You from our country.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"

Monday, December 21, 2009

Obama to declassify Cold War papers

If this does happen, and all the papers are released it might be a big help in
our quest for a Cold War Victory/Service Medal.

The secrets will be revealed and truth will be told, so we hope.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"

Congress John Hall on Cold War Medal

Thank you for contacting me about H.R.4051, the Cold War Service Medal Act of 2009. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this issue.

H.R. 4051 amends Title 10 of the United States Code to give medals to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War. The bill defines an eligible person as one who served on active duty in the Armed Forces for 24 consecutive months or more between September 2, 1945 and December 26, 1991. Other eligible persons include those who served overseas for 30 days or more during the same period, or those who performed another service in the Armed Forces that, according to the Secretary of Defense, deserves an award.

On November 6th, H.R. 4051 was introduced to Congress and referred to the House Committee on Armed Services. It was then referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, where it is currently awaiting further action.

As a proud member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, I strongly believe in honoring our veterans for their bravery and service to our country. Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind if this bill comes to the House floor for a vote.

Again, thank you for contacting me. If I can assist in any other way, please do not hesitate to contact me.


John Hall
Member of Congress

This is a little more than just a canned response. At least he knows what we want.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


The Senate Defense Appropriations bill did not include the Cold War Service Medal.

Now it will have to be a "stand alone bill", which means we need cosponsors urgently.
So keep up the flow of emails, fax, phone calls etc to both your senators. Ask them
to cosponsor S.2743.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, INc

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I am Persuaded that the Attack on USS Liberty was Deliberate Lies and Death in the Name of International Politics: The USS Liberty

A very well informed and insightful article, written by a young man that was not even born when the attack on the USS Liberty happened.
The survivors are still waiting and wanting the complete story to be released. Until the truth is produced they will continue in earnest
their quest for justice.

I am Persuaded that the Attack on USS Liberty was Deliberate Lies and Death in the Name of International Politics: The USS Liberty

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc

Cold War Bomb Shelters Get New Look

New world threats reviving cold war era bomb shelters

While the possibility of a nuclear attack in Los Angeles seems almost unthinkable, local officials are inventorying hundreds of old bomb and fallout shelters as part of their preparations for a "radiological or nuclear event."

Los Angeles and other metropolitan areas are drafting emergency plans while federal agencies study how to prepare the public for what county public health Director Jonathan Fielding describes as a "low-likelihood, huge-consequences event."

His department hosted a workshop last week for the emergency operations staff of the county's 88 cities in preparation for "Golden Phoenix," an exercise scheduled for June 2010 that simulates the scenario of a 10-kiloton nuclear device detonated in Los Angeles.

A seminar is planned for the medical community on Jan. 21 to provide information on what to expect and what actions they should take after a nuclear incident.

"These aren't comfortable things to talk about, but it all begins with preparations," said Angelo Bellomo, the county director of environmental health who oversees the Radiation Management unit.

"We think this is a great opportunity for us to open a dialogue with the 88 cities so they can begin to amend their emergency plans to include planning for a nuclear device."

Fears of nuclear destruction have their roots in the Cold War, when governments and residents built bomb and fallout shelters to protect occupants from radioactive debris. Interest insuch civil defense activities was renewed in recent years amid fears that a terrorist group or rogue nation like Iran or North Korea might gain access to nuclear weapons

The federal Homeland Security Council is urging state and local governments to prepare in the event of a nuclear detonation in a major city.

And Matthew Chandler, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency is studying how to incorporate a nuclear detonation scenario into a citizen preparedness campaign.

President Barack Obama brought the issue to the public's attention during a speech at West Point on Dec. 1, when he called for a troop surge in Afghanistan.

"The stakes are even higher within a nuclear-armed Pakistan, because we know that al Qaeda and other extremists seek nuclear weapons, and we have every reason to believe that they would use them," Obama said.

Experts are also concerned about nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea and to a lesser extent, China and Russia. The president of Iran has threatened to annihilate Israel and the U.S. and experts believe North Korea has missiles that can hit the West Coast.

Experts are especially concerned about the possibility that Iran one day could launch ship-based nuclear missiles at the nation - a scenario Iran has already tested, said Brian Kennedy, president of The Claremont Institute's Ballistic Missile Defense Project.

"The West Coast of the U.S. has limited missile defense against a North Korean missile," Kennedy said. "And, unfortunately, we're almost completely vulnerable to a ship-launched ballistic missile attack."

Kennedy is also concerned a ship-launched nuclear missile detonated at a high altitude would create an electromagnetic pulse, possibly destroying electronic equipment and knocking out the nation's power grid - leaving the country with little or no communications and no ability to provide food and water to potentially hundreds of millions of people.

Congressional reports suggest such an attack could result in more than 100 million deaths in a year, said Sharon Packer, executive director of the American Civil Defense Association.

"I don't mean to minimize the efforts of Los Angeles County in creating fallout shelters," Packer said. "It is very important and a wonderful first step. The larger concern, in my estimation, is in the protection of our electrical grid and the storage of additional transformers to assure the continuance of our infrastructure."

The county's efforts to inventory its bomb and fallout shelters follows the recent discovery of a 1975 book by the county's Emergency

Preparedness Commission, "Los Angeles County & Cities Public Shelter Directory," which lists 6,200 fallout shelters with a capacity of 14.5 million people.

The shelters, including hundreds in the San Fernando Valley, include the basements and similarly protected areas in places such as hospitals, government buildings, courthouses, post offices, churches, movie studios, parking garages and tunnels. Many businesses are also listed, including McDonald's, J.C. Penney Co. and even a cellar at the Budweiser plant.

Ken Kondo, spokesman for the county's Office of Emergency Management, said the recent 50th anniversary of the county's Civil Defense program piqued a lot of interest in the shelters, along with the post-apocalyptic films, "The Road" starring Viggo Mortensen and "The Book of Eli" starring Denzel Washington, slated for release in January.

"Hollywood is raising awareness about the aftermath of a mega disaster and what needs to be done to survive," Kondo said. "So to Hollywood, we say, `Thank you.' Now it's up to us to start to locate and find these fallout and bomb shelters and make preparations and plans to utilize them in the event that people need to take shelter because of a terrorist attack or man-made event."

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.

Vetean and wife laid to rest with Honors

From MyFox Tampa Bay

This is a follow up to the story of the remains of a combat veteran and his wife
that were found in a dump

Veteran's once-discarded remains laid to rest

Updated: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009, 9:15 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009, 9:15 PM EST

* Warren Elly


BUSHNELL - With two Tampa Police cruisers as escort, the remains arrived at Bushnell National Cemetery for military honors 26 years overdue.

Honors for Army Sargeant Delbert Hahn, who won the Bronze Star for Valor in the Normandy Invasion of June 1944 and, twice wounded, two purple hearts.

All that's left is a faded newsclipping from the day long after the war that Hahn received those metals.

Now finally his remains, and wife Barbara's, are honored for his service. The military was unable to find any surviving family.

"We commend to almighty God our brother and sister Delbert and Barbara, and we commit their bodies to their resting place," the chaplain said over the ashes, one set in an urn, the other, the wife's, still in a temporary cardboard tube.

Bushnell is a long, long way from the parking lot behind a closed college in Tampa, where the hero and his wife's urns had been dumped by a company clearing foreclosed homes.

Among the mourners were the young National Guardsman and his fiancée, who found the urns as they picked through the illegal dump for treasure.

"Its just what we wanted," said Mike Colt, wearing his class A Army uniform. "We didn't want him left in the parking lot or anything, we wanted this for him."

Even cemetery workers gathered as word spread about the Army Sergeant with two Purple Hearts -- forgotten, without family.

First came the 21 guns, then the taps.

The Tampa Police Officers that the couple went to with the urns are combat veterans themselves, and they knew what to do.

"This guy is truly an American hero," said Corporal Ed Croissant. "And the fact that his remains and the remains of his wife were just dumped behind a vacant building on Busch Boulevard is just a disgrace."

At last, an American hero is at rest, 66 years after acts of bravery and courage, no longer forgotten.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans,Inc.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Korea Defense Veteans of America

More sad news for members of the Korea Defense Veterans of America. Their leader
and driving force passed away a short while ago.

Now the group is being dissolved. It is a shame that this wonderful group will not
be able to carry on with the fine work that they were doing.

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:25 pm Post subject: Korea Defense Veterans of America To Dissolve!


Not only have we lost Norm, but we have lost the fight to save the KDVA.
Last night I was tasked with posting the following notice on the KDVA web site;

Notice to all KDVA members: Due to complications concerning KDVA Inc. Pat Tredway's attorney will file articles of dissolution and other papers necessary to the state of New Jersey.

In thirty days or less the web site will close.

Tom Murray
1st VP, KDVA.

I believe that says it all! Sorry folks, we tried!

We at American Cold War Veterans offer our support and best wishes for all members
of the KDVA, and share their sorrow.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"

Friday, December 11, 2009

An Article About Pearl Harbor

An interesting article about Pearl Harbor, and the changing face of the US Navy.
I added a comment, the author seems to be like everyone else and forgets the Cold War,
so I added a little Navy History

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

SC monument honors submariners for sacrifice during World War II |

Added as part of the Cold War Memorial, a tribute to submarine sailors of WWII. A well deserved tribute to those on Eternal Patrol

SC monument honors submariners for sacrifice during World War II |

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc
"We Remember"

Louisiana to privatize Veterans Homes

Is this the first step to total change in VA Homes?

This may or may not help veterans care, but seems a strange way to go.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.

Pearl Harbor

It is sad, even though there were many ceremonies to remember Dec. 7, 1941; that
not all agree with American Military Strength to keep our country free.
Notice the part about the Cold War, and how Communists aided and fomented dissent.

Now is it about to happen again? Have we learned nothing from the past?

The link goes to The Clark County Conservative.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A True American Hero

Defenders recall chaos at K-Bay
'We were getting our clocks cleaned,' Medal of Honor winner say
By Eloise Aguiar
Advertiser Windward Writer

KANE'OHE — Some 68 years have passed since John Finn picked up a .50-caliber machine gun to fend off the Japanese attack on what was then known as Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay. But the 100-year-old Medal of Honor winner said there are some things he'll never forget.

For one, he remembers the whipping they took. He also remembers his anger.

"I grew up thinking the Navy, Marines and Army were invincible, and here we were getting our clocks cleaned," Finn, a retired Navy lieutenant, said yesterday at a service to remember the 18 sailors and two civilians who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941, at the Kane'ohe base, which the Japanese first struck on their way to Pearl Harbor. "We got caught so flat-footed. ... They really kicked the living hell out of us on Dec. 7."

Of the 36 PBY Catalina aircraft stationed there, 27 were destroyed, six were heavily damaged and three that were out on patrol escaped unharmed.
Building namesake

Finn, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the attack, traveled from California to attend the Klipper Memorial Ceremony and to be honored for his actions that day.

He was among the first Medal of Honor recipients recognized at the start of World War II. The headquarters building for the Patrol and Reconnaissance Force at the Marine base was dedicated and named for him in 1999. About 200 people were in attendance.

Yesterday's event was to have taken place at the Klipper Monument, which was dedicated to the solemn occasion in 1981, but steel gray overcast skies and a cold drizzly rain moved the ceremony indoors to the base theater.

Also honored at the event was Carol Shimada, 82, for 65 years of employment with the federal government which earned her the title of the longest serving civilian "Marine" at the base.

The Marine Corps band played, including a moving rendition of taps played after the reading of the names of the sailors and civilians who died there on Dec. 7, 1941.

U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie and Marine base commander Col. Robert Rice spoke of the dedication of Finn and Shimada.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Finn, then a chief aviation ordnanceman, was home with his wife trying to decide who would make the coffee, said Capt. Rod Urbano, commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2 at the base.

Aircraft and machine-gun fire hadn't raised any concern, but soon a neighbor knocked on Finn's door and told him he was wanted at the airfield, Urbano said.

On his way there, a low-flying Japanese Zero fighter plane made it clear what was happening, and at the field he found the planes under attack.
Multiple wounds

Sailors grabbed whatever weapons they could find, firring back with .50-caliber machine guns mounted on pipes driven into the concrete with sledge hammers.

Finn was wounded several times during the first wave of the attack, sought basic first aid and returned for the second wave, Urbano said.

"Chief Finn's position was totally exposed to enemy strafing and bombing attacks, but he kept it up for more than two hours despite being injured more than five times," Urbano said.

Finn received the Medal of Honor on Sept. 15, 1942, from Adm. Chester Nimitz on the USS Enterprise.

After yesterday's ceremony, Marines, sailors and members of the public lined up to shake Finn's hand and to greet him.

Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Rhodes and Pfc. Anthony Smith said they were motivated by Finn and wanted to honor him.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Rogers said he joined the Navy for its history and to see the world.

"I think it's magical to be around someone with a great history," Rogers said. "To talk to someone of such great significance and importance is very special to me."

Reach Eloise Aguiar at

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Vetrans, Inc

Monday, December 7, 2009

Deployed In Place vs Deployed

Does everyone know the definition of "Deployed in Place".

It is a concept long understood but has a name more used. Deployed in Place is attached to units or specialties that are considered Deployed despite their location or mobility overseas. Deployed in Place units are considered part of the fight and campaign. Those subject to this were removed from traditional deployments due to mission impact, critical nature of the job, time to train specialties, UP Tempo, and retention. Today for example a predator troop may not be allowed forward deployment but is granted expeditionary deployed status even though he sits in a office on base in NV. Or, units that have always done the same mission, like Those in ICBM duties today that are today considered Deployed in Place.

This was also the situation during the Cold War Conflict. Units in this category should be granted the same 30/60 day criteria as for traditionally "Deployed" for the Cold War Service Medal. Or as they are in the current fight granted expeditionary credit retroactively for the Cold War period. This could be done with extending the AFEM to these units backward.

ICBM personnel do get the ASCM. The recent debacle with the nuclear weapons management review has recommended that all Missile Complex personnel to be part of the Air Expeditionary Forces. So, since James Schlesinger wrote the review to reflect that they meet the criteria for Deployed in place to include for promotional purposes. The jobs are declared mandatory fill and critical, ineligible for TDY for most billets or other OCONUS deployments. This was his review and uses the past SAC model as the example during the Cold War when there was an enemy opposing force. They understand the duty in SAC in these units to be this and admit it. The report in my eyes gives status to these units today as War Veterans with the expeditionary explanation, so what does that make what we did when there was an opposing force and the posture was more serious pre 1991. In the least they get the AFE Ribbon and it's good for promotion reasons. We were deployed.

Typical meaning of Being Deployed

Being Deployed
Deployed is a military term that means a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine has been given orders to be sent to a certain area(in this case Iraq) to perform his/her duties for his/her country
a. To position (troops) in readiness for combat, as along a front or line.
b. To bring (forces or material) into action.
c. To base (a weapons system) in the field.
2. To distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically.

Forward Deployed
A force that has been placed in close proximity to a conflict or potential
conflict and has not been introduced to hostilities.

Deployment stress: Related to stress that occurs at any point in a deployment, from notification through the process of returning home or permanent assignment.

Deployment: A troop movement resulting from a Joint Chiefs of Staff/Unified Command Deployment Order for 30 continuous days or greater to a land-based location outside the United States, e.g. peace keeping, conflict

1. In naval usage, the change from a cruising approach or contact disposition to a disposition for battle. 2. The movement of forces within areas of operations. 3. The positioning of forces into a formation for battle. 4. The relocation of forces to desired areas of operations. (NATO)

Another Example of Deployed In Place:

US Army Unit Deployed to Home Front

Nonlethal force for civil unrest

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A US army brigade combat unit will be deployed at home for the first time, the Army Times reports.

The 1st BCT (Brigade Combat Team), numbering about 650 personnel, has returned from Iraq. But rather than dealing with enemy combatants, it may be called to deal with unruly Americans.

The Team "may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack."

The troops will be testing "a new modular package of nonlethal capabilities" for the first time. The BCT will be based in Georgia, the paper reports.

The Posse Comitatus Act forbids the use of the US military at home. So the task of dealing with domestic "emergencies" has been the role of the National Guard, for whom there is an exemption. But the demarcation has blurred in recent years, with the National Guard called up to bolster the military occupation of Iraq.

October is traditionally the month of surprises in the US political calendar. But this year, October has come early.

So units can be deployed in place and should be considered the same as forward deployed units

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.

Friday, December 4, 2009

U.S. Cold War Veterans Not The Only Ones Seeking Recognition

Here in the U.S. we have been trying for 17 years to gain recognition and a Cold War
Medal, without success.

We are not alone in our quest, other governments do not want to remember the Cold War
and the sacrifices made by veterans.

Our friends and brothers and sisters in arms in Canada have been struggling for years also. This year a bill was introduced to create a Defence of Canada Medal to Honor
Cold War Veterans. Introduced by MP Carol Hughes, see the men and women who protected
Canada receive a medal to recognize their service.

"This Act represents the hard work of one of my constituents, retired Captain Ulrich Krings of Elliot Lake, who presented me with his proposal to have a medal struck to honour the men and women who served in the Defence of Canada during the Cold War,” said Hughes.

Veterans in Great Britain have been working for years to get a National Defence Medal issued, but no luck there either. Veterans Minister Kevan Jones “not appropriate” to award a National Defence Medal to our proud sailors, marines, soldiers and airmen for protecting the nation since the Second World War.

Likewise our fellow veterans in Holland have been denied a medal, and are still seeking justice.

Russia has a "commemorative Cold War Medal" (We also have several different "commemorative medals" sold by private vendors.

Several states here in the U.S. have broached the subject, but it usually gets defeated. At present Louisiana has a Cold War Medal for their National Guard, and
Alaska has issued a Cold War Ribbon to its National Guard.

That is the extent of recognition currently extended to Cold War Veterans. I would say very pathetic and downright neglectful of veterans.

Possibly things will change this year. Contact both of your senators, urge them to
become cosponsors for bil S.2743 The Cold War Medal Act 2009.

Contact your Representative urge them to cosponsor H.R. 4051 The Cold War Medal Act
2009 This is a sister bill to the bill in the senate.
Also ask for cosponsor ship of
H.RES.CON 207 Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the victory of the United States in The Cold War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
H.RES 900 Supporting the goals and ideals of a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War and encouraging the people of the United States to participate in local and national activities honoring the sacrifices and contributions of those individuals.
This bill would designate May 1 as Cold War Veterans Recognition Day.

Lets bring to an end this long time disregarding and disrespecting of our veterans.
A small Thank You from our country would be greatly appreciated by all.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. to stop counting new missiles in Russia - Washington Times

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. to stop counting new missiles in Russia - Washington Times

So now we will no longer know just how many missiles Russia has. This is a big mistake, and a step backwards; especially since Russia continues
to build their military.

Were it not for the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan the US would be reducing our military. Already several
programs that were in process have been cut back or eliminated.

We are not ready for another Cold War.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"