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IF I BUILT THE STATUE OF A REAL MAN – 2

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Fiancée of slain Arizona sailor held him as he died.

Young Navy sailor killed while protecting woman

MILWAUKEE, WI  –  Tragedy strikes on Mother’s Day.  A 19-year-old Navy sailor was killed in West Allis Sunday morning, May 8.  Phoenix Castanon is usually the first sibling to tell his mom “Happy Mother’s Day.”  This year he didn’t get a chance to call her.

He was shot to death near 84th and Rogers around 2:40 a.m.

“He had a heart of gold, he was a protector,” Tiata Nez-Dunklin said.  She is Castanon’s mother.

Protecting was what he was doing the night he was murdered.

West Allis police say Castanon was hanging out with a few friends.  One of the women was harassed by a man in a car while she was walking down 84th Street.  She was scared and ran to the car Castanon was sitting in at the time.  He got out and approached the man.  The two exchanged words.  The man pulled out a gun and shot Castanon.

I’m proud of him, that’s how we raised him, defend the weak.  He’s my hero.”

Fiancée of slain Arizona sailor held him as he died.

Castanon is originally from Arizona.  He was stationed in Great Lakes, Illinois.  Castanon was at the end of his training to become a Gunner’s Mate.  That goal was ripped away.

‘I’m mad at the world for being the way it is,” Nez-Dunklin said.

West Allis police say the shooter is still out there.  Anyone with helpful information should call police at 414-302-8019

My Heroes Have Always Been Real

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“Courageous. Steadfast. Protectors.”

Armed Forces Day 2017
is a Day of Celebration

May 20 is Armed Forces Day, a time to honor all who serve in America’s Military Branches.

Hero – a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character, special strength, courage, and ability, an immortal being.

YOU ARE MY HEROES, but with so many empty places at the dinner table in Our Great Country, Our America The Beautiful, The Home Of The Free And The Brave, I can’t help but pause and Give Thanks for all the selfless people that answered the Call of Duty, and put themselves in Harms Way, MY HEROES, and I will never forget.

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds meet for rare joint training

“Armed Forces Day…and the Memorial Day weekend that follows, is a time to honor, remember and recognize those who serve and have served our country, as well as those who have died in service.  As we reflect, let’s not forget the many sacrifices made at home as well in support of our men and women in uniform.”
– Chuck Norris –

Armed Forces Day is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May.  It traces its roots to Aug. 31, 1949, when Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day to replace separate holidays for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.  The day was first celebrated on May 20, 1950.

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation honoring members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard yesterday.

“On Armed Forces Day, we salute the bravery of those who defend our Nation’s peace and security,” the president said.  “Their service defends for Americans the freedom that all people deserve.”

The theme for this year’s Armed Forces Day is “Courageous. Steadfast. Protectors.”