Man seeks veteran’s family to return lost WWII regalia, including Bronze Star

 

ROY, Utah — A Utah man is searching for the family of a World War II hero.

Jim Thorpe has held onto a casket flag and war medals for nearly a year. He’s hoping he can finally return them to Thomas D. Walker’s family.

Walker was a World War II hero, a brave soldier in the Pacific Theater. He was honored for his conduct in the military and heroism in battle.

“He was obviously someone special that did something to earn those medals,” Thorpe told KSTU sitting on his porch on Memorial Day.

A Purple Heart and Bronze Star engraved with his name are among the five medals in a shadow box. Above them, a folded flag once draped over a casket. In front, a black and white picture of a helmeted young man holding a mortar.

“I feel it belongs with the family,” Thorpe said.

Thorpe never knew Thomas D. Walker. He doesn’t know where he lived or even which branch of the military he served. But in his possession, symbols of Walker’s courage and character.

“I can’t imagine this isn’t missed,” Thorpe said. “Somebody knows this is missing.”

It was found dirty and forgotten, in the back of the closet of a 31st Street Ogden apartment. Thorpe’s friend discovered it and gave it to him last summer.

The grandson of two WWII veterans contacted the US military and searched online for the soldier’s family.

“Honestly, I figured somebody would claim it right away. I didn’t think that I’d be holding onto it for so long,” Thorpe said.

The common name of Thomas Walker overwhelmed Thorpe while searching among 16 million WWII American soldiers.

In the middle of cancer treatment himself, Thorpe discovered two possible connections: one in Oregon, and another in Illinois. While nothing is concrete yet, Thorpe’s not giving up.

“I’d like to learn more about him. He’s been with me for a minute but I would like to get him back to his family. That’s the ultimate goal,” he said.

If you have information on Thomas D. Walker, Thorpe can be contacted through britneythorpe34@gmail.com.

https://fox13now.com/2019/05/27/roy-man-seeks-veterans-family-to-return-lost-wwii-regalia/

“Airway, Breathing and Circulation” – Katzenworld

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Marc-André

Knowing your ABC’s for pets can help owners stabilise a pet in an emergency situation.

Despite our best efforts to protect our pets, accidents can and do happen. In serious cases, knowing what to do in an emergency can be the difference between life and death.

Vet charity PDSA offers resources and courses in Pet First Aid across the UK to help owners, pet business owners and animal-lovers safely deliver first aid to pets in an emergency, until they can get them to a vet.

PDSA Vet Olivia Anderson-Nathan says, “Accidents can happen at any time and require speedy action. Many people have a basic understanding of first aid for humans but when it comes to pets, there’s less awareness. In many emergency scenarios, a vet isn’t likely to be first on scene, so it’s important to know what to do.”

There are 3 steps to follow: Prepare, Recognise and Act. Always prepare for an emergency, this could help save a pet’s life.

“Taking some basic precautions can mean you have the information and tools you need to stop things from becoming more serious,” says Olivia.

Always have access to your vet’s name, address and telephone number, and keep a pen and paper handy for any instructions they give you.

Try to be vigilant and take action if you are concerned about your pet. When you recognise any concerning symptoms, it is important to consider this as a pet emergency.

Olivia added, “Having difficulty breathing, collapsing, seizures or bleeding are all emergencies. Other problems, such as severe vomiting and diarrhoea or not being able to pass any urine for over 24 hours, could also be a potential emergency, so always get in touch with your vet practice if you’re not sure.”

As soon as you recognise that you have an emergency, ensure you call your vet. They can give you advice and, if you’re heading straight there due to an emergency situation, they can prepare while you are en-route to the surgery.

You may need to act and administer pet first aid if a pet becomes unconscious or unresponsive. The key is to remain calm and don’t panic. Check their ‘ABC’ vital signs:

A – Check the Airway is clear. Pull their tongue forward and check there is nothing stuck in the throat.

B – Check they are Breathing. Look at their chest to see if it’s moving and listen over their nose or mouth for airflow. If they’re not breathing, immediately check for a heartbeat.

C – Check their Circulation. Put your hand on their chest just behind their elbow. Do they have a heartbeat?

If you are sure there is no breathing or heartbeat, you may need to perform CPR. Always call for help before starting CPR. PDSA offers free Pet First Aid courses nationally, and owners can also download a free copy of the charity’s pet first aid guide. Just visit http://www.pdsa.org.uk/firstaid.

PDSA is the UK’s leading vet charity. We’re on a mission to improve pet wellbeing through prevention, education and treatment. Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery helps us reach even more pet owners with vital advice and information. http://www.pdsa.org.uk

https://katzenworld.co.uk/2019/05/29/airway-breathing-and-circulation/

Family of bears climb into man’s car and try to ‘steal’ it

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Ana L. | Positive Outlooks

Chad Morris, a barber from Kentucky, was on a holiday with his family in Gatlinburg, Tennessee when he and his mother witnessed a shocking incident involving bears. He was inside the house when he heard his mother’s scream.

Worried about his mom, he rushed outside to see what all the screaming was about only to be shocked by what he saw. In the driveway where his car was parked, a family of bears was climbing into his car, trying to steal it.

Chad Morris

“As soon as I saw them they were walking up to my car and the three cubs hopped in,” said Morris. As the three little bears were playing and rolling around Morris’ car, the mother bear was watching nearby.

Though the mother bear and her children were aware that Morris and his parents were watching them from afar, they just ignored their presence and continued playing in the car, leaning out its windows and messing around anything they could find inside.

Chad Morris

Morris said, “They saw us standing around taking pictures, but they never bothered us.”

Shortly, the bear cubs realized the car would not move and it’s not going anywhere. They finally gave up on exploring things inside and carefully found their way out. Surprisingly, they also tried to maneuver the other car parked in the area.

“They crawled out of the windows and two of them stood up next to my mom and dad’s car, but their windows were up. After five more minutes of walking around the cars they went back down the mountain together, off in the woods,” Morris recounted.”

Chad Morris

Once the naughty cubs got out of the driveway, Morris rushed to check his car for any damage. He was so shocked that his car was still perfectly fine after being invaded by three boisterous bears. “They tore a chunk out of the leather on the driver’s seat by the headrest, and left scratches in a few spots on the interior. One bit down into my protein shake top, and my son’s football has claw marks on it,” Morris added.

After this incident, Morris remembered how much he wanted to see a bear while he was in Tennessee. He even told his friends it is one of his goals. Morris thought the heavens were so quick in granting his wish and he did not only see one but four bears.

He stated, I was telling my friends, I want to see a bear, I want to see a bear you know? Been lifting weights a little bit, want to see a bear, tussle with a bear and it was like well, you get four on one, now what do you wanna do big boy? And I was like nah, I’ll pass.”

Chad Morris

Morris found it hard to move on from this shocking event and because he managed to capture clear and remarkable photos of the incident, he posted them on Facebook and wrote about the bears trying to ransack his car. According to Morris, you can see where the bear too a chunk out of the seat. Of course my cup was right in the middle and that’s where they got a hold of the cup.”

Remember the quote “be careful what you wish for?” This is what seems to have happened with Morris and even though the bears played around inside his car, he is still thankful that his car was not damaged and happy to see actual bears during his vacation. Apparently, for Morris and his family, this shocking event was something they would not forget for the rest of their lives.

https://mypositiveoutlooks.com/family-of-bears-climb-into-mans-car-and-try-to-steal-it/