‘I’ve heard a lot of b******t – you weren’t there!’ D-Day veteran SLAMS ignorant society

When Naga Munchetty interviewed World War II veteran Harry Billinge in June earlier this year, the video captured the hearts of the nation. On today’s BBC Breakfast instalment, Harry was welcomed into the studio by Naga and Charlie Stayt to discuss his staggering fundraising efforts and gave the veteran a glimpse of what his hard work has […]

War veteran Victor Gregg says Brexit is ‘breaking his heart’ on 100th birthday

Victor Gregg served with the Rifle Brigade in India and Palestine before serving in the Western Desert. As a member of the Parachute Regiment, he saw action in the Battle of Arnhem and was sentenced to death in Dresden – a fate he escaped due to ally bombing.  He has recently turned 100 and earlier […]

Meet the 22-year Oracle veteran executive who’s going to lead Google in the cloud wars against Amazon and Microsoft (ORCL)

Shutterstock On Friday, Diane Greene announced she would be stepping down as Google Cloud’s chief exec.  Greene’s replacement will be the 22-year Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian, who before resigning in September, was president of product development with the company, and a key player in its cloud efforts. When he steps into the role in January, […]

SNL Gives Equal Time to Wounded Veteran Dissed by Pete Davidson

Dan Crenshaw had the last laugh when NBC’s Saturday Night Live invited the Navy SEAL-turned-Texas congressman to return fire against cast member Pete Davidson. During a Weekend Update segment on the Nov. 4 SNL, Davidson offered his “first impressions” on several candidates running for office in the midterm election. Referring to a picture of the […]

‘Porno hitman’!? SNL’s Pete Davidson blasted for mocking war veteran who lost eye in Afghanistan

A grinning Pete Davidson caught hell online for making fun of a wounded Navy SEAL and congressional candidate, saying his eyepatch made him look like a “hitman in a porno movie.” As part of a Saturday Night Live segment mocking the physical appearance of –mostly Republican– midterm election candidates, Davidson singled out former Navy Seal […]

General Motors’ Defense Division Up and Running, Hires Army Veteran as President

Last year, news broke that General Motors was getting back into the defense business. The automaker had a slick new military fuel-cell concept and was in the process of setting up GM Defense LLC in Washington, D.C. It’s now one year later and the automaker has appointed retired Maj. Gen. John Charlton as the subsidiary’s new president. […]

How this Marine veteran plans to ride out Tropical Storm Florence: ‘It’s just water’

Daniel Brown/Business Insider Business Insider met two Marine veterans in North Carolina who said they plan to ride out Hurricane Florence.  Charles Stewart, 75, said he lives in a mobile home, and will go to his car or truck if it gets dangerous.  Carl Foskey, 66, said he has a well-built home and will ride […]

Unseen in 35 years: Veteran weather reporter on oceans ‘exploding’ with tropical storms

The world is facing a record number of storms raging through the Northern hemisphere at the same time. There are five tropical storms just this week, including a potentially “catastrophic” Hurricane Florence, meteorologists say. Florence, a Category 2 hurricane that has already prompted massive evacuations in the US, is far from being the only one […]

Veteran diplomat warns Trump could push Germany into the arms of Russia and China

REUTERS/Ruben Sprich President Donald Trump could push Germany into the arms of Russia and China, veteran German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger warns. He’s encouraging Germans not to give up on the United States because of Trump. Trump has repeatedly attacked Germany for its trade surplus and lack of defense spending, unsettling a country that has long […]

‘Time to go’: Veteran US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump’s EU & NATO rants

Donald Trump’s careless statements and clumsy transatlantic policies have reportedly forced the US ambassador to Estonia to retire from his post, saying these values are no longer compatible with “his DNA.” “The United States’ Ambassador to Estonia, Jim Melville, announced his intent to retire from the Foreign Service, effective July 29, after 33 years of […]