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Taiwanese nursing home apologizes for hiring stripper to entertain disabled veterans

  • A nursing home for veterans in Taiwan has issued an apology after enlisting the services of a lingerie-clad stripper to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.
  • Viral footage filmed by an attendee shows one of the elderly vets getting a handful of breasts as the stripper “twerks” over his wheelchair.
  • The stripper spent 15 minutes dancing for the retired army personnel, who are at the facility dealing with dementia and other disabilities.
  • Taoyuan Veterans Home said it would be “more cautious” in the future.
  • Commenters on social media were quick to defend the facility, saying the residents needed “to have some fun.”

A group of veterans in wheelchairs got more than mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival after a nursing home in Taiwan enlisted the services of a lingerie-clad stripper to celebrate the Chinese holiday.

The Taoyuan Veterans Home, a state-run facility for military vets, issued an apology for hiring the exotic dancer to perform for the seniors.

Tearful WWII vet says on his 100th birthday that current state of America is ‘not what they died for’

  • On his 100th birthday, World War II veteran Carl Dekel lamented the current state of America in an emotional interview with Fox13.
  • The Silver Star Medal awardee broke down in tears as he said that the fallen soldiers did not die in the war for what the country has now become.
  • “People don’t realize what they have,” Dekel said. “The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain. Our country is going to hell in a handbasket.”
  • According to Dekel, he worries future generations won't have the same opportunities he had despite what he and his fellow soldiers fought for on the front lines.
  • A recent survey by Pew Research Center reveals that 78 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country due to its current economic and socio-political state.

A U.S. veteran who saw action in World War II lamented the current state of the country while celebrating his 100th birthday. 

Carl Spurlin Dekel, who spent his special day on June 29 with friends and family, broke down in tears as he told Fox13 in an interview shared the day after that his fellow soldiers did not die in the war for what America has now purportedly become.

Newly unveiled San Jose monument honors South Vietnamese soldiers who defended Quang Tri Citadel

San Jose monument Quang Tri Citadel

A San Jose community has recently unveiled a monument that honors the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) of South Vietnamese soldiers who fought invading northern soldiers and defended the provincial capital of Quang Tri during the Vietnam War.

In honor: The Quang Tri Victory Monument, which was unveiled on Saturday at History Park in San Jose, Calif., depicts soldiers raising a flag to commemorate their victory against the invading forces at the Quang Tri Citadel, according to event organizer Sam Ho, KPIX5 reported.

SF Bay Area Schools Will Finally Include WWII Sacrifices of Filipinos in History Books

Starting this semester, grade 11 history books in the San Francisco Bay Area will include information on the sacrifices of Filipino veterans during the second World War, filling a gap that has long been forgotten.

Cecilia Gaerlan, executive director of the Bataan Legacy Historical Society, hopes that this knowledge will eventually be available nationwide.