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January 2012 Archives

US Navy in Norway Our U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Silent Drill Team was invited to compete in the International competition in Norway. The Navy competed against military units from all over NATO and won first place. I think when you […]

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During my time in the Navy, everyone was getting KP or guard duty except me. Not wanting to get in trouble, I asked the ensign why. “What’s your name?” he asked. “Michael Zyvoloski.” “That’s why. I can’t pronounce it, much […]

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps The Marine The Union Tribune of San Diego launched a new tradition at the first of this year. Each Jan. 1, they will honor the Person of the Year, an individual or category […]

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From our subscriber:  This is the stuff you DON’T see.  Soon you won’t see it ever again so watch while you can. Note:  It is silent until the last few seconds. Click here for the video of Discovery’s last flight. […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Army Daniel Inouye Served 1943-1947. Inouye’s remarkable act of courage resulted in being awarded the Medal of Honor. This can be partly explained by the words his Japanese immigrant father told him before deploying, “This […]

Visiting a new port is always exciting, and when our destroyer docked in Kiel, Germany, it was no different. In fact, one of my men was awestruck. “Look, Chief,” he whispered excitedly. “They have Volkswagens over here too!” — Ralph […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Army 1st Sergeant Emil Matula Served 1937-1945. Matula fought at Luzon, Philippines for 165 straight days and nights. His story recounts that he killed the last Japanese soldier during that battle and ended up getting […]

Four retired Chiefs are walking down a street in Norfolk, Virginia. They turn a corner and see a sign that says, ‘Old Timers Bar – all drinks 10 cents.’ They look at each other, and then go in, thinking this […]

One of our subscribers submitted today’s feature.  “This is a video of the first US jet way back in Oct 1942.  It is a classic piece of film I certainly never knew existed.  I wasn’t even aware that America HAD […]

The Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon … but Hong Nguyen will never surrender. Nguyen’s story is just one among millions from Vietnam’s tragic war era, but it’s also one that ultimately resolves in triumph. Nguyen was a […]

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