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January 2012 Archives

Our Navy

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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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In the Clear

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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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The Marine

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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 Hangar to Liftoff

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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. […]

Daniel Inouye

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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 […]

New Cars

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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 […]

Emil Matula

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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 […]

Happy Hour

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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 […]

America’s First Jet Flight – October 1942

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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 […]

House in Georgia, Heart in Viet Nam

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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 […]

Lcdr. Jack Fellowes

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Jack Fellowes Lieutenant Commander USN (Ret.) Fellowes was a Navy pilot who was shot down over a village in Vietnam. He uses humor to not only tell his story, but also to detail how […]

A Long Queue

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“Well,” snarled the tough old Navy Chief to the bewildered Seaman, “I suppose after you get discharged from the Navy, you’ll just be waiting for me to die so you can come and pee on my grave.” “Not me, Chief!” […]

A Shave at the Barber Shop

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A Chief and a Capt. were sitting in the barbershop. They were both just getting finished with their shaves, when the barbers reached for some after-shave to slap on their faces. The Capt. shouted, “Hey, don’t put that stuff on […]

From COP Keating to College Football

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Daniel Rodriguez Daniel Rodriguez, former Army sergeant and combat wounded veteran takes us on his journey from the military as he aspires to play college football. Sergeant Rodriquez fought and was wounded at COP […]

Monday Night at Lambeau Field and the Politic-O-Matic Quiz

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Monday night – 11/14/2011 – at Lambeau Field The National Anthem the networks did not let you see. “Thank You Veterans” National Anthem. Green Bay Packers verses the Minnesota Vikings. November 14th, 2011 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI […]

Fighter Pilots

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Q: How do you know if there is a fighter pilot at your party? A: He’ll tell you. Q: What’s the difference between God and fighter pilots? A: God doesn’t think he’s a fighter pilot. Q: What’s the difference between […]

Reckless, Korean War Horse

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Military Hero Reckless,  Korean War Horse This small Mongolian mare became a national hero when an article ran in the Saturday Evening Post about her heroics in several battles in the Korean War.   For a moving video… click here. […]

Photos of the Navy’s 1st Aircraft Carrier

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Can you imagine what the pilot was thinking! Remember, these photos are 100 years old!!!!  The aircraft used for these tests still shows Wright Brothers design. Check out the swing away turret guns on the sides of the USS Pennsylvania…. […]

How to Address an Officer

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Officer: “Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?” Soldier: “Sure, buddy.” Officer: “That’s no way to address an officer! Now let’s try it again!” “Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?” Soldier: “No, SIR!”

Jim “Seamus” Garrahy

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Jim “Seamus” Garrahy  “It is with great sadness that I post the obituary of Jim “Seamus” Garrahy [who was our featured hero on 12/19/2008]. He was a Marine’s Marine and never lost the […]

Colonel Mike Lowe’s Speech at Quantico01/16/2012 – Heart

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From a subscriber: “Thought you guys would like this one….If this doesn’t get you fired up, nothing will !  God Bless the United States Marine Corps !! Sent by my former boss at TRANSCOM, Tony Robertson, USAF (ret)”   COLONEL […]

Joseph Graves

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Joseph Graves There aren’t many children who get a BMW 535IS as their first vehicle. Granted it was an older model with over 100,000 miles on it, but it was a good, solid vehicle. […]

PT Boat 658

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Here’s a submission from a subscriber who sends along an e-mail from an old Navy buddy.  He comments that he hopes we can use it.  OK, Al; you bet your sweet bippy we can use it!  Thanks! Cpt. Otis PT […]

Need to Impress?

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Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, the colonel quickly picked up the phone, told the airman to enter, […]

Night-Firing, Ft. Knox, August 1972

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Harmon Drew is a friend from college days.  We have a group that still corresponds – thank heavens for e-mail!  This article came in right before Christmas.  I have received permission to publish it after Harmon’s wife edited it in […]

What Time Is It?

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In some air bases the Air Force is on one side of the field and civilian aircraft use the other side of the field, with the control tower in the middle. One day the tower received a call from an […]

Adam Anthony Galvez

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Adam Anthony Galvez CPL Adam Anthony Galvez was born in Loma Linda, CA on April 2, 1985. His mother, Amy, tells us: “As a child, he was outgoing, athletic, loving, cute and charming. […]

Daniel Crabtree

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Daniel Crabtree Dan was born in 1974 in Hartville, OH. Dan was always interested in guns and anything military. During his elementary school years, he would put on a pair of my fatigue uniform […]

The Wrong Hat

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As a 2LT stationed at Ft Benning during the ’70’s, I was walking with our BN Exec Officer when we passed a Medical Services CPT (DR) with in Class A’s wearing a hat with “scrambled eggs” on the visor. Thinking […]

Your Wife Is Warm

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This is the 20th of December 2009 and not looking back but 59 years ago this now 76 year old Marine was 18 and in the company of many Marines illegally recalled up over night by then President Truman. And […]

Letter from Marine 1st Lt. Leonard Isacks

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From a loyal subscriber: “This is a letter in the archives at the WWII Museum… from Mr. Isacks to his sons during the war.  He explains why he is gone, why people fight wars, and remains a stern father to […]

Japanese Taco

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My 1st overseas assignment was to an aircraft carrier currently on duty in Yokosuka, Japan. While travelling to my duty station, I met some other young men who also were just reporting for duty on the same ship. When the […]

Maj. Deborah “Lucy” Lehker

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Military Hero – U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Deborah “Lucy” Lehker Maj. Deborah “Lucy” Lehker’s job isn’t an easy one to leave behind. For the past six months she has been a member of a three-person team of medical professionals […]

Veteran of the Year Award

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Veteran of the Year Award – Surprise! Many people may have forgotten about his time in the U.S.Army. He is the son of an Air Force General, and an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer, and […]

Instant Messaging

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During the second Gulf War, I was an Air Force colonel. I routinely flew on different aircraft to familiarize myself with their capabilities. One day I was aboard an intelligence aircraft, where each crew member was surrounded by complex gear. […]

Holiday Lights

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The home of Derek and Courtney Whitis in SouthWood, Florida, has been drawing spectators to its colorful and musical light display for weeks.  It has won the Good Morning America Big Bright Holiday Lights showdown contest. Click here to see […]

Bob Hope

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Military Heroes Bob Hope Hope has [was] always been strongly patriotic. On December 7, 1941, when Japanese attack planes bombed Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter World War II (1939–45; a war in which Germany, Japan, and […]

Identification not Required

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Out of the Navy and ready to buy my own home, I filled out the veterans loan forms and mailed them away. But what I didn’t realize was that I had placed the forms in the envelope containing a lock […]

Afghan Christmas Truce?

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What Christmas truce? Carol service for our troops on the Afghan frontline ends with a blast of reality from the Taliban.  Click here for the story. Courtesy of Mail Online.com. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our […]

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