America in Uniform
March 2012 Archives

When President Obama went to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, . . . for a highly publicized, but very private meeting with the commando team that killed Osama bin Laden, only one of the 81 members of the super-secret SEAL DevGru unit […]

Eager to speak military English the way the pros do? Then remember this simple rule — the most basic word comes first. For example: Trousers, Green, Male; Truck, Cargo, 4×4. On a recent trip to the Air Force Academy commissary, […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Donald S. Lopez Second Lieutenant USAF (Ret.) Lopez will have the audience at the edge of their seats as he tells his gripping story about his first dogfight as a P-40 pilot over […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Benjamin Carson USMC, served 1941-1946. Benjamin Carson has been to hell and back. He fought in some of WWII’s bloodiest battles including Midway, Guadalcanal, Bougainville and Iwo Jima.  His riveting story is about […]

At the canteen on base, we sold snacks, coffee and soda for 25 cents. One night, we decided to charge officers 50 cents. It was explained away as a “Sir charge.” Provided Courtesy of Reader’s Digest.  Click here for more […]

From an American in Uniform subscriber: “I’ve seen a lot of WWII era photos – but not this collection.  You’ll want to take the time to view these forty-five extraordinary and historic photos (and read the informative captions underneath) of […]

Nights in England are coal black, making parachute jumps difficult and dangerous. So we attach small lights called chemlites to our jumpsuits to make ourselves visible to the rest of our team. Late one night, lost after a practice jump, […]

Here’s a video demonstrating a Girandoni Air Rifle that was used by Lewis and Clark.  It’s a fascinating clip although it is over 8 minutes long.  I wonder why the technology never made is to the Civil War?  I suspect […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Richard Zimmerman Lieutenant USN (Ret.) Zimmerman laughs and cries as he describes a shipmate being struck by the wing of a Kamikaze plane he’d shot down from the deck of his ship. The man […]

Today’s feature was sent in by a subscriber who wrote, “Hi Mr. O’Quin, thought you might want to put these on your site. James LaVerdure” Yes, James, we do.  The pictures are fascinating!  Cpt. Otis If you have any interest […]