TSA Returns Marine’s Necklace
Marine Corps veteran Aaron Bradley has a hollow bullet cartridge necklace that was made in honor of his service in the Middle East. The necklace was given to him by his fiance, which also included a love letter that she wrote to him.
While going through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport a TSA supervisor confiscated the necklace and refused to return it. The reason? It looked like a simulator.
Thankfully another TSA official found the item in a throwaway bin and was able to make arrangements for Bradley to get his treasured necklace back.
Pentagon Looking into Marine’s Death
Take a moment today to remember Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer who was killed Aug. 10 in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense offers our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and fellow Marines. https://t.co/XJbogifbjO
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) August 12, 2019
Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer was killed over the weekend during operations against an Islamic State group. This is the first combat death of an American in Iraq since October of 2017. The Defense Department said that Koppenhafer was killed by enemy fire, but defense officials have since come out to say that they are looking into the possibility that he was killed by friendly fire.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Koppenhafer’s family.
McConnell Warns China
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent out a tweet on Monday after the military in Hong Kong fired tear gas at protesters in a subway station.
The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing tries to encroach on their autonomy and freedom. Any violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable. As I have said on the Senate floor: The world is watching. https://t.co/5VPm5P4PfB
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) August 12, 2019
Protests have been going on for months in Hong Kong after a bill was proposed that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. This could threaten the current independent legal system set up in Hong Kong.
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