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Lost Squadron Of Pickled Spitfires Found

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Here’s a submission from a subscriber.  Thanks, JoAnn and James! Cpt. Otis “Treasure!!  Interesting find, to say the least.” Note: Be sure to click on the link to the Telegraph link for more information on the man who devoted the […]

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Audie Murphy: A Larger than Life Legend

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Audie L. Murphy Rejected twice for war service, this scrawny Texas farm boy became America’s most decorated WWII hero–and a movie star. Click here for the heart-wrenching story of the life of Audie L. […]

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Visiting General Custer

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Gen. George Armstrong Custer is buried on the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Since I was driving through the area, I decided to pay my respects. At the gate, the distracted young MP put down […]

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Captain Barry Crawford Jr.

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Captain Barry Crawford Jr. Captain Barry F. Crawford Jr. was awarded the Air Force Cross during a Pentagon ceremony April 12 for his heroic actions controlling the air space and calling in airstrikes […]

They Were Doing Their Jobs, Not “Sightseeing”, When They Were Killed

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The Daily Mail gets it wrong, so very wrong. “Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber today as they took pictures and went sightseeing in an Afghanistan park. “Witnesses said the bomber walked up to the troops, who […]

Traveling with Children

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Following an overnight flight to meet my father at his latest military assignment, my mother, eight noisy and shoving siblings, and I arrived at Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany. “Do you have any weapons or illegal drugs in your possession?” […]

U. S. Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Father Emil Kapaun It is not every day that a man is considered for both the Congressional Medal of Honor and sainthood. When American officers ordered the able-bodied to retreat, Father Kapaun, a 35-year-old […]

Road Sign

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Life in the Navy is dangerous. Which is why a sign was posted on a pier at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reminding American sailors to “Drive Like You Work. Slow.” — David Holt Provided Courtesy of Reader’s Digest.  Click here for […]

Side by Side

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For one former enlisted Marine and veteran of the war in Iraq, being a commissioned officer carries a great deal of personal weight. Click here for a beautifully written tribute to Lance Corporal Brian P. Montgomery by his brother Second […]

The Eagle in New Orleans

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The U.S. Coast Guard tall ship Eagle arrives in New Orleans as part of The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration in New Orleans is part of a series of city visits by the Navy, […]

The Dangers of War

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We were asleep in our cots at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan when exploding enemy rockets woke us up. My platoon and I threw on our fatigues, grabbed our weapons and ran to the bunker for protection. Inside the bunker, […]

Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Rangers Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne, winners of the 2012 Best Ranger competition, at Fort Benning, Ga., talk to […]

Jump School Schedule

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After enlisting in the 82nd Airborne Division, I eagerly asked my recruiter what I could expect from jump school. “It’s three weeks long,” he said. “What else?” I asked. “The first week they separate the men from the boys,” he […]

Bud Day: Vietnam War POW Hero

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Bud Day “Bud Day is the toughest man I have ever known. He had an unwavering and unshakeable sense of honor that made him able to withstand physical and mental pressures of an […]

B-29/P-51 Actual WWII Footage

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The subscriber who submitted this feature makes the following comments about the film.  “This is spectacular live footage of the 3,000 round trip mile air assault upon the Japanese mainland, with 3 bomber wings and a host of P-51’s.  This […]

CAPT Edward C. Geiger

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Edward C. Geiger Another Flightdeck Friday and sadly, another memorial – this time for another pillar of the E-2C Community, CAPT Edward C. Geiger, USN, ret. (“Ned”).  Ned passed away suddenly . . . […]

The War of 1812 Bicentennial

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The Navy has done a series of videos commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812…definitely from a sea perspective… Click here to access the videos. Courtesy of Blackfive. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” […]

Wrinkles Required

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Soldiers’ combat clothing is not supposed to be ironed, according to an unwritten rule. That, however, did not prevent one sergeant from slightly massaging the regulation. “Gentlemen,” said the sergeant to his troops, “I cannot order you to press your […]

Canine Heroes

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Canine Heroes The AKC® Humane Fund announced the winners of the 12th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE), which commemorates five loyal, hard-working dogs that have made significant contributions to their communities in each of the following […]

The Memorial for the USS Arizona

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The following feature was submitted by a subscriber.  It features the Memorial for the USS Arizona. Spend a few minutes watching this moving video about the urns of soldiers who survived the attack on the USS Arizona being returned to […]

Moms Will Be Moms

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My son arrived back in the United States after fighting with the First Marine Division in Iraq. But I still couldn’t help reacting like a mom when I saw him on the base running over to some buddies to return […]

Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Salvatore Giunta Medals of Honor have been rare since the end of the Vietnam war. And not one of the recipients from the Somalia, Iraq or Afghanistan deployments have been alive to have the […]

Daddys Poem

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Here’s a heartwarming poem that is posted on the Internet and has also been making the rounds via e-mail.  Thanks to our submitting subscriber! Daddy’s Poem Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favorite dress tied with a […]

Second Helpings Allowed

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“Chow looks wonderful,” I told the mess sergeant, a large, intimidating man. “I’d love seconds.” “You’ll get the same as everyone else,” he growled as he chucked food on my tray. “Now move it!” After finishing the edible portion of […]

WASP Corps

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force WASP Corps Florence Marston doesn’t really want recognition for what she did as a Women Airforce Service Pilot.  “All I did was to fly a couple of airplanes,” said the Clinton woman. But […]

Navy’s First Air Craft Carrier

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90 years ago, the U. S. Navy’s first aircraft carrier, the USS Langley was commissioned, after having been converted from a collier, the USS Jupiter. As one of the blog responders comments, “The ship is fitted to accommodate ten ship’s […]

Advancing Up the Ranks

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During a staff meeting at the Air Force base, the captain disagreed with everything being discussed. The commander, a general, grew annoyed, and let the younger officer know it. “Well, sir,” said the captain, “I doubt you made general by […]

Casey Sheehan – A SYSK for Palm Sunday

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I thought this article in Blackfive most appropriate for this time of year.  Cpt. Otis This is an annual repost honoring Casey Sheehan who gave his life in a fight to save his brothers on a Palm Sunday, seven years […]

Overstatement?

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Safety is job one in the Air Force. Overstating the obvious is job two, as I discovered when crawling into my military-issue sleeping bag. The label read “In case of an emergency, unzip and exit through the top.” — Keith […]

Two Peshmerga Soldiers

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Military Heroes Two Peshmerga Soldiers Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commanding general of 3rd Infantry Division and Task Force Marne, attended a memorial ceremony at Camp Zaytun in Erbil, Iraq in 2010 to honor the memories of two Peshmerga soldiers. The […]

Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan   A Marine who died from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan was awarded the highest honor given to members of the Corps for his heroic actions as he hurled […]

Guard Duty

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For some recruits, there is nothing basic about basic training. It was clear that one soldier in particular was not getting the hang of it when on guard duty one night, he cried out, “Halt! Don’t shoot or I’ll move!” […]

Navy Seal Team Six plus SEAL Photos

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Let’s be clear on this: OBAMA did NOT kill Bin Laden.  An American sailor, who Obama, just a few weeks ago, was debating on whether or not to PAY, did.  In fact, if you remember a little less than two […]

Strawberry Bars and Bullets

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“This is a great video that was shared with me by a Soldiers’ Angel. It gives the American public great insight into what our Soldiers and Marines have to carry “downrange”. It has some vulgar language in it, because well […]

Sounds of a Helicopter

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While stationed at Fort Rucker, Ala., where helicopter pilots are trained, I learned to identify the different copters by their sound alone. Early one morning, I was awakened when one buzzed my barracks. I ran through the possibilities, but couldn’t […]

Lt Gen Julius W Becton, Jr.

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Lt Gen  Julius W Becton, Jr.   Lt Gen Becton entered a segregated Army at age eighteen and over nearly forty years rose to the rank of lieutenant general. Two years after enlisting in […]

UPI Correspondent Joe Galloway

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Military Heroes Joe Galloway   UPI Correspondent, Vietnam: Joe Galloway describes the horrific scene before him, two men “dancing in the fire,” of a Napalm bombing. He recounts pulling one of the men out of the fire, who dies two […]

The United States Navy’s Blue Angels in HD

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A subscriber who recommended today’s feature commented “This video presentation is the best I have ever seen of the Blue Angels, really awesome….” Click here for this awesome video.     Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of […]

SEALs versus Seals

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Some people are extremely impressed when you tell them you’re a Navy SEAL. Case in point: my grandson’s pre-kindergarten class. It was career day, and I was regaling them with stories of my exploits in the military. After I finished, […]

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