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Taylor Morris of the Army Special Forces

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Special Forces  Taylor Morris Taylor Morris learned at an early age he was hooked on the outdoors, adventurous, the middle of 4 children and always the last one inside for dinner at his home […]

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Ed Freeman, One of God’s Own Lunatics

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As many of you know, I was a helicopter pilot in VietNam and flew Hueys.  I did fly MediVac missions.  I could not resist featuring Ed Freeman.  What an individual!  Cpt. Otis Here’s the feature: You’re a 19 year old […]

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A Man and His Bear

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During Operation Desert Storm, I was a legislative affairs officer for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Often I was required to transport gifts, sent to him from patriotic Americans, from Washington, D.C., to his home base in Florida. On one trip I […]

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True Heroes from 9/11

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THESE OLD WONDERFUL FACES SAY IT ALL……… These are the surviving dogs that worked the trade center that are still alive (as of September, 2011) but retired, they are heroes too.  Their eyes say everything you need to know about […]

Pin-up Pictures

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Aboard the USS Tarawa for six months, my brother, Don, posted a picture of his beloved truck in his locker. Since his fellow Marines had pictures of their girlfriends up, they often ridiculed him for his object of adoration. “Laugh […]

Original Kittyhawk HS-B Found after 70 Years

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Some time in 1942, a lone Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk bearing the 260 Squadron “HS” squadron code and the aircraft letter “B” settled down over a wide and remote expanse of North African sand desert called Al Wadi al Jadid. Perhaps […]

Medevac Crew Gets Dangerous Surprise

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By Capt. Richard Barker, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs , and SGT Daniel Schroeder, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs. Photo Credit: Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Summer M. Anderson (Photo from 2007) CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan (June 1, […]

Hug A Marine!

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When my brother, John, joined the Marines about a year ago, friends and family told my mother not to worry, reassuring her that “at least it’s during peacetime.” On September 11, when terrorists attacked our country, John was stationed in […]

Lt. Col. Oliver L. North

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Oliver L. North Oliver L. North is a combat decorated marine, a #1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the host […]

Mistaken Identity

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One morning a helicopter crew from my squadron got an order to pick up a mental patient and deliver him to an aircraft carrier. The passenger boarded the copter unescorted, but when it landed on the carrier, four Marines charged […]

The Viet Nam Vet Generation

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By GEN Anthony Zinni This is a great speech by GEN (ret) Anthony Zinni about his generation. It’s definitely worth the read.  Click here for the speech. Courtesy of Blackfive. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our […]

What Honor Looks Like

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Military Heroes – U. S. Armed Forces Honor Flight of World War II Veterans Honor is a hard term to describe. It doesn’t have a color or weight or shape. If someone were to ask me what honor looked like, […]

Collecting a Debt

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Before shipping out to Europe with the Army Air Corps during World War II, my father loaned his buddy $20. The two were assigned to different units and lost contact. Months later, my father’s plane was shot down. Bleeding from […]

Justin Gaertner: Essence of a Man

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Justin Gaertner On the day after Thanksgiving, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Gaertner, 21, was patrolling for mines in the Marja district of Afghanistan when an improvised bomb, stuffed in a glass […]

Time Spent in the Military

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Occasionally, I venture back to one or another military post, where I’m greeted by an imposing security guard who looks carefully at my identification card, hands it back and says, “Have a good day, Sir!” Every time I go back […]

Joe Reagan

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Joe Reagan Between the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Cuba-controlled territory is a perilous patch of earth called the Cactus Curtain. Spiked with a needle bed of Optunia cacti planted in 1961 to […]

Japanese Sign Final Surrender

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For those of you who are historical buffs and movie buffs, this video is a classic.  The subscriber who submitted the features comments, “This film is believed to have never been seen before, and to be the only shots of […]

Phone Home

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I didn’t think I had been gone that long. After 20 months overseas, my ship arrived in San Diego and, as soon as I got ashore, I phoned home. “Hi, Mom!” I said. “Who is this?” she answered. Hello! I’m […]

Sgt. Clifford Wooldridge

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Clifford Wooldridge Sgt. Clifford Wooldridge received the Navy Cross Medal at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center on May 18, 2012. Click here for the video. For more on Sgt. Wooldridge… click here. […]

The Importance of Appearance

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As he prepared to leave for the Gulf, my husband was complaining to a friend about his uniform. Military men are taught to care about their appearance, and the Air National Guard would be wearing desert camouflage but not the […]

How John Wayne Saved the Marines

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John Wayne would have celebrated his 105th birthday this year.  “He was born on May 26, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa, weighing 13 pounds. His birthplace is a museum, and a few years ago I took my son Brandon to visit […]

A Tough Old Bird

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A mid-air collision on February 1, 1943 between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area became the subject of one of the most famous photographs of World War II. An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb […]

Marine Sgt. Christopher Farias

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Farias A Marine from La Porte, [Texas], told KTRK that he promised his fellow Marines he would get them home.  During an attack in Afghanistan, he heard his friend scream, and […]

A Working Woman

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I overheard my father telling a family friend about my newly assigned mission in the U.S. Coast Guard. I work on a cutter that escorts all cruise ships and international vessels under the bridges in California’s Bay Area. But what […]

The 68th Anniversary of D-Day

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A week ago marked the 68th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1444. Today’s feature is a YouTube video of WW II: Rare Color Film: D-DAY: June 5TH 1944 Click here for the video. Should you want more video of this […]

Secretary of The Navy Announces DDG 116 to be Named Thomas Hudner

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Thomas J. Hudner Ensign Jesse L. Brown Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced . . . the next Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) will be named the USS Thomas Hudner. Thomas J. […]

Diagnosing a Leak

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Boarding a military transport plane, I noticed hydraulic fluid pouring from the tail section. “Excuse me,” I said to a crew member. “Do you know the aircraft has a leak?” “Yep,” he said as he continued on his way. “Aren’t […]

1927 Flight by Lindbergh

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Our submitting subscriber comments, “A valued and newly acquired Navy veteran friend that I met in Florida supplied this message and the videos that are included.  The videos contain the best depiction and description of Lindbergh’s historical feat that I […]

Col. James Nicholas Rowe

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Special Forces Col. James Nicholas Rowe Let’s all raise a glass in memory of an old pal and legendary Green Beret, Col. James Nicholas Rowe, who died 23 years ago [April 21]. Nick was […]

Emotional Good-Bye

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It was a very emotional time for me — my youngest son was about to leave for basic training. I took the day off so we could spend his last day as a civilian together. My son likes to pass […]

Guardsman Spc. Dennis Weichel Rescues AF Girl

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army National Guard Sgt. Dennis Weichel An Army sergeant and father of three from Rhode Island who gave his life to save an Afghan child from being run over by a 16-ton armored fighting vehicle […]

Boys Never Grow Up

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My husband wore his Army uniform with pride. One day, coming home from the base and dressed in his olive drab fatigues, he stopped off at the grocery store to pick up a few things. While on line at the […]

Aerial Combat Footage from Afghanistan!

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The subscriber who submitted this video commented, “Six calls, 10 minutes before engaging.  I’ll bet it felt like an hour to the pilots…and the guys under attack at the outpost.” This is combat footage as you’ve not seen before. Click […]

The Gates of Heaven

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Although Memorial Day was last week, our editor came across articles and pictures that everyone should see. “What is Memorial Day really about?  While we are busy gearing up for the weekend, I thought I should post this annual reminder […]

Hazardous Duty

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I recently returned to work after a year abroad with the Army Reserve. On my first day back, a visitor from headquarters took me aside. “How are you?” he asked, looking concerned. “Do you feel all right?” “I’m fine,” I […]

Spc. James E. Dutton

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army James E. Dutton With family, fellow soldiers and dozens of flag-bearing Patriot Guard Riders in attendance, the body of Spc. James E. Dutton continued its journey home. For the article and video… click here. […]

What Mothers Won’t Do!

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Tax day — April 15 — was looming when an elderly woman showed up at my desk at the IRS. She said she required a thick stack of tax forms. “Why so many?” I asked. “My son is stationed overseas,” […]

Majors Robert Eldridge and Kent Solheim

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Military Heroes U. S. Army Major Robert Eldridge Major Kent Solheim Becoming a part of the U.S. Army’s elite fighting force takes total dedication and an unwavering fortitude to persevere in the toughest environments. These grueling conditions not only test […]

Out on Patrol with Captain America and Pookie

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Follow Captain America and Pookie as man and dog go on patrol in Afghanistan. Click here for the article. Courtesy of This Ain’t Hell. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to publish stories […]

Aleutian Goose: Last Flights of the Grumman Goose

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AKUTAN, Alaska— The Grumman Goose that flies between Unalaska and Akutan doesn’t have a name, but if it did, it might be called the Aleutian Goose, or maybe the Spirit of Akutan. For the article and videos, click here. Courtesy […]

Scared?

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We were using live ammunition during maneuvers in Germany when a phosphorus flare fell short, coming perilously close to me and some of my buddies. We did what most people do under such circumstances — we ran for our lives. […]

Sgt. M. Joshua Ryan Laughery

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Sgt. M. Joshua Ryan Laughery . . . SGT Laughery [was] awarded the Silver Star for his valor during a fight in Afghanistan.  With his leadership hit and five of his squad wounded in […]

Sergeant Ed Eaton

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Ed Eaton While the word “hero” may hold a different meaning to many, I think we all can agree that Sergeant Ed Eaton demonstrated immense courage and heroism the night his helicopter got shot […]

A Yellow Ribbon

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My family wanted to do something to honor my nephew, a Ranger with the Army’s 101st Airborne, who had been sent to Iraq. So, with the help of her four-year-old grandson, Chandler, my sister tied a yellow ribbon on the […]

Remember Them and Wounded Warrior Tribute

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There is no greater sacrifice that one can offer than their life. Memorial Day honors the men and women who have given all for their country and for freedom. The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience […]

Corporal Freddie Stowers

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Freddie Stowers Freddie Stowers was a Corporal in the United States Army who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War I. He led the assault on Côte 188, and […]

Re-enlist?

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During his re-enlistment interview, the first sergeant asked my friend if he’d considered re-upping in the Air Force. “I wouldn’t re-enlist if you made me a four-star general, gave me a million dollars and Miss America for a roommate!” he […]

Hunting With SEALs

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The valor of America’s veterans reminds us why we remain free. By Karl Rove Click here for Rove’s article. Courtesy of Karl Rove.     Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to publish […]

Coming or Going

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A recruit in Navy boot camp got on the wrong side of our company commander and was ordered to do push-ups. As he neared triple digits, an airliner flew overhead. “I bet you wish you were on that plane, don’tcha?” […]

Old Aviators and Old Airplanes

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From a subscriber, “For  pilots and those who admire the P-51 everywhere, enjoy this. “Anyone who has actually been near a P-51 usually can’t forget the rumbling that reaches your core.  This one was owned and flown by a doctor […]

Paul Rieckhoff

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Paul Rieckhoff Paul Rieckhoff  is a veteran of the United States Army and the Iraq War. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Click here for […]

The Last Viet Nam Victim

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This is a tragic story sent in by a subscriber.  Sometimes we tend to forget the true horrors of war. MICK Berrigan went to war in 1967 – a bright spark who loved a drink and the girls. The shell […]

Captain Joshua Mantz

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Captain Joshua Mantz Captain Joshua Mantz was pronounced dead and then revived after being shot in Baghdad.  His miraculous recovery led him to go back to finish his tour and he now helps others […]

No Duplicating

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As a professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology, I taught a series of popular courses on software engineering. The program was highly competitive and difficult to get into, but one prospective student made our decision whether to accept […]

John Glenn’s True Hero

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A subscriber sent in this article.  Too often the spouse of a ‘hero’ is ignored.  This article by CNN says it all.  As our submitter says, “I thought you might appreciate this article, I was inspired by it.” Click here […]

Marine Corps Chow

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On the wall of the mess hall of one Marine Corps base: “This food must be good. Ten thousand flies can’t be wrong!” — Joe Turman Provided Courtesy of Reader’s Digest.  Click here for more “Military Jokes“.

Captain Wes Moore

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Wes Moore Wes Moore was a paratrooper and Captain in the United States Army, serving a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division in 2005-2006. He […]

Tammy Duckworth

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army National Guard Tammy Duckorth Tammy Duckworth-is a veteran of the Army Reserve.  In 2004, she lost both legs and an arm in an explosion.  She returned to the states and is now fighting for […]

My Story, I’m a Military Working Dog

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Click here for an interesting video as seen through the eyes of canine soldier Kichi. Courtesy of Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to publish stories of […]

Taking Off

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Just after my father, who was a career Air Force NCO, passed away, all my brothers and sisters returned home to be with Mom. As we reminisced about my dad, we found ourselves floating from sorrow to laughter as we […]

Government Green

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I was charged by the Coast Guard to buy a house near Station Rockland in Maine to be converted into military housing. But after many delays on our part, the owners’ lawyer got antsy. “I don’t like working with the […]

The A Team in Support of the Special Forces Weapons Sergeant

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The author of this feature writes, “I wrote this piece in the back of a C-130 flying from Okinawa to to the Philippines in 1990 and have updated it a bit here. While it has strong military specific content, I […]

Leave No Veteran Behind

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Eli Williamson Eli Williamson is the Co-Founder and President of Leave No Veteran Behind. Williamson, a native of Chicago, Illinois, received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Linguistics from Luther College in Decorah, […]

Unclean

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Soon after being transferred to a new duty station, my Marine husband called home one evening to tell me he would be late. “Dirty magazines were discovered in the platoon quarters,” he said, “and the whole squad is being disciplined.” […]

J. R. Martinez

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army J. R. Martinez While serving in Iraq in the US Army, J. R. Martinez’s humvee was hit and he suffered burns over 40% of his body.  After his recovery, he became a motivational speaker […]

Musicorps

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Today’s feature is aimed at you music lovers.  Musicorps is using an advanced music rehab program for wounded warriors.  As the webmaster instructs, “Settle Bach and enjoy (sorry… couldn’t resist my Morning Pun).” To view Bach at the Keyboard: A […]

WWII Heroes Die on the Same Day

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Military Heroes – First Special Service Force Mark Radcliffe and Joe Glass Mark Radcliffe, 94, and Joe Glass, 92 were the last surviving members of the First Special Service Force, or FSSF, a legendary commando unit consisting of American and […]

Rescue Effort

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The crew of a fast frigate was practicing the man overboard drill by “rescuing” a bright orange fluorescent dummy dubbed Oscar. The captain watched as a young lieutenant nervously stopped the ship, turned it and maneuvered into place. Unfortunately, he […]

The Old Man

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This e-mail has been circulating around the Internet for quite some time.  With Memorial Day approaching, I think it appropriate to rerun it.  As the webmaster stated on the posting site, “It actually gave me chill bumps when I read […]

Benefits of Being a Service Husband

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My friend’s wife returned from a tour of duty in the Middle East. To celebrate, he decided to take her out for a night on the town. Proud of her service record, he suggested she wear her uniform. Not only […]

First Woman to Pilot a Space Shuttle Mission

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Eileen Collins In 1990, Eileen Collins was only the second woman to graduate as a test pilot and be selected as a NASA astronaut. She became the first woman to pilot a space […]

France Honors War Veteran

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Today’s feature is from The Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper about a young man, Leon Standifer, going to war in 1942.  As Professor Standifer states, “Everybody in the community expected men to go and fight, because we were in a war […]

Koga’s Zero

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Koga’s Zero By Jim Reardon “In April 1942 thirty-six Zeros attacking a British naval base at Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), were met by about sixty Royal Air Force aircraft of mixed types, many of them obsolete. Twenty-seven of the […]

Geology Degree

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My parents scoffed, but I knew my college degree in geology would come in handy one day. It was during basic training, at Sheppard Field, Texas, and I was pulling KP duty. When the sergeant asked me what I did […]

Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. to Receive Medal of Honor

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., an infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16 […]

The Doolittle Raid – 70 Years Later: Naval Officers and Planning

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“…much has been written of the Doolittle raid, from the bookstand to Hollywood and the curriculum of War Colleges the world over.  Coming fast on the heels of the stunning blows barely four months prior a malevolent arc of destruction […]

Colin L. Powell – America’s Premier Soldier-Statesman

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Colin Luther Powell Colin Luther Powell was born in Harlem in 1937. His parents were Jamaican immigrants who stressed the importance of education and personal achievement. For General Powell’s story… click here. For a […]

INFANTry Soldiers

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While on leave, my Marine buddy and I met two nursing students from Southern California. After chatting them up awhile, the conversation turned to what we did in the service. When we told them we were in the infantry, the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

War Dogs

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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 […]

Air Forcese

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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, […]

Second Lieutenant Donald S. Lopez

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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 […]

Private Benjamin Carson

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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 […]

Rank Must Pay

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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 […]

World War II: After the War

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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 […]

Aliens from Outer Space

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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, […]

Girandoni Air Rifle

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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 […]

Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman

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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 […]

US Civil War Photos

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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 […]

All in the Name

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At a tea for officers and their wives, the commanding general of a base delivered a seemingly endless oration. A young lieutenant grumbled to the woman sitting beside him, “What a pompous and unbearable old windbag that slob is!” The […]

Scout Edwin Bearss

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Edwin Bearss Scout USMC, served 1942-1946. Bearss tells a gripping and detailed account of what it was like to get shot multiple times during the Battle of Cape Gloucester in WWII. This segment […]

Bosun’s Mate Wilbur Wright

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Wilbur Wright Wilbur Wright, Bosan’s Mate USN, served 1938-1945. Sixty-five years later and with emotions still raw, Wright fights to maintain control as he recalls his personal experience on board the USS Ogala at […]

Corporal Megan Leavey and Sergeant Rex

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If you haven’t read in the news, there is a Marine team that is looking to be reunited.  Corporal Megan Leavey (Marine Dog handler) has desired to care for her one time partner, “Sergeant Rex”.   Quick story: On deployment […]

Biting Airmen

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The time came for annual immunizations at our overseas Air Force base. To get us all vaccinated as quickly as possible, they pressed the veterinary surgeon into helping out. I got my injection from the vet. “Wow,” I said, “you […]

The Infantry – A Few Good Phrases

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United States Marines from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines watch the explosion after calling in an airstrike during a gunbattle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in […]

Lieutenant James Holloway

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy James Holloway James Holloway Lieutenant USN (Ret.) Admiral Holloway masterfully tells his story as a young gunnery officer on board the USS Bennion in the Battle of Surigao Strait. He recalls a very brief […]

Ready, Aim, Miss

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Being a career soldier was not in the cards for one particular recruit. Every time he took his turn at the rifle range, he’d lift his rifle, aim at the target, fire — and hit some tree way off in […]

Welcome Home

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The following article is a submission from subscriber Michael Tank, a Marine and veteran of the Vietnam War.  It’s a long read but poignantly written covering his recollections of his war experience; you have the opportunity to follow a boy […]

Gunner’s Mate Leo Jarboe

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Leo Jarboe USN, 1944-1946. Jarboe describes a kamikaze attempt while on board the USS San Francisco. The plane was shot down and the pilot saved. Years later that pilot came to the United States […]

Convenient Name

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Some friends were hoping their second child would be a girl, and they even had a name picked out. The ultrasound didn’t reveal the baby’s sex, though, and since the expectant father had orders from the Navy to ship out […]

Sr. Airman Jason Cunningham

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Jason Cunningham At Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the US Air Force held a three day memorial to honor the life of Jason Cunningham.  Cunningham, a pararescueman who died in combat March 4, 2002, […]

The Kabuki Dance of The Semi Retarded Inside of A Mature Theater….

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This kind of dukey, along with the riots over some scorched books and our Afghan “partners” shooting at us tells me that it is time for us to go. So I get an e-mail from Captain Jack, and I know […]

Army Brat

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Since I grew up in the civilian world, I knew my daughter’s childhood as a military brat would be drastically different from my own. This became quite apparent one day when a playmate arrived and asked my daughter, “Wanna play […]

Poor Shots

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During Desert Storm, one of our co-workers was called to serve in Iraq. Upon his safe return and arrival back at work, we tied yellow ribbons around numerous trees and hung a huge sign that read “We missed you. Thank […]

John McCain’s Remarks about the Pledge of Allegiance!

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In light of the recent appeals court ruling in California, with respect to the Pledge of Allegiance, the following recollection from Senator John McCain is very appropriate. The Pledge of Allegiance – by Senator John McCain As you may know, […]

Capt. Carroll LeFon

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Capt. Carroll LeFon Lex, as most people knew him, was probably one of the best writers in the milblog community, bar none.  A retired Navy Captain and former carrier squadron commander, he loved flying […]

Army Ranger Ed Black in Italy

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Ed Black On Dec. 18, 1942, Ed Black and his father sat in New York City’s Penn Station, waiting for the young soldier to catch a train to report for duty. As they waited, […]

We Remember

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Today’s feature was submitted by a subscriber; he comments, “Dear God, keep ‘um flying!” The description on the website is as follows: “Country music recording artist Dwayne O’Brien performed his song “We Remember” at the annual convention of the International […]

Government-Paid Golfing Trip

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My husband was a Navy chaplain deployed to the Persian Gulf at the end of Desert Storm. I did everything possible to ensure that our three young children wouldn’t be worried about their father being in danger. It wasn’t always […]

Final Thoughts from the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

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General Peter Chiarelli retired on January 31st after three and a half years spent as VCSA and nearly forty years of service to our Army.  He has done a remarkable job and ‘had an immeasurable impact . . . on […]

Air Force First Sergeant Test

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1. You are having lunch with your new colonel, talking about the decision paper you wrote. During the conversation, a blonde walks into the dining area and she is so stunning you draw your boss’s attention to her. Having his […]

Legendary Last Surviving Founding Member of SAS ‘Originals’ Dies at 92

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Military Heroes – Scot’s Guard Jimmy Storie “Jimmy Storie was the last surviving member of “The Originals”, the handful of men with David Stirling at the birth of the SAS, and who survived the first disastrous SAS operation. “In late […]

Injury to Recovery

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The following video is a mini-documentary of a soldier’s journey from the moment of injury through treatment, recovery and rehabilitation.  It’s only 3 minutes long and gives the viewer an idea of what the medical staff and patients endure in […]

Five Cannibals

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Five cannibals were employed by the Navy as translators during one of the island campaigns during World War II. When the Commanding Admiral of the task force welcomed the cannibals he said, “You’re all part of our team now. We […]

Sgt. Phillip McCulloch Receives the Silver Star

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Sgt. Phillip McCulloch Today’s featured hero was spotlighted previously for his heroic actions in the Sangin Valley in Afghanistan.  Today, subscribers can view the video of his receiving the Silver Star, the third […]

Army Special Forces Vs. Marines

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A marine recon platoon was on patrol when the lt. noticed a lone special forces soldier standing on a hill top in their area. The lt. told two of his men to go take out that man. They promptly ran […]

Delivering One Last Gift

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Today’s feature was submitted by a subscriber who comments, “I hope the man who took that hero’s money and then fled has been found and prosecuted.  How low can you go?”  This is a very touching video.  Be sure to […]

Lieutenant Commander Bobbi Hovis

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Bobbi Hovis USN (Ret.) Hovis was the first Navy nurse to volunteer to go to Vietnam in 1963. Her mission, to build a hospital in Saigon. She describes in detail what it was like […]

The Navy

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One of the great “perks” I have enjoyed as Writer/Editor of The Jerseyman, is getting to hear from many sailors and Marines that served in the Navy and Marines at the same time that I did (1953-1975), and from those […]

2nd Lieutenant Ruth Haddick-Dorsman

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Ruth Haddick-Dorsman U.S. Army, served 1942-1946. Ruth arrived just 6 days after D-Day on Omaha Beach. She relates in detail what it was like working as a post-op nurse in an Army field hospital […]

Alligator Shoes

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An Army Ranger was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana and he wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes in the worst way, but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking. After becoming […]

Corporal Frank Buckles

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Frank Buckles Mr. Buckles, 106 years old at the time of his interview, and one of three known surviving Americans left who served his country during WWI, tells his piece of history. He recalls […]

Car Radio, An Interesting Story

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CAR TUNES Radios are so much a part of the driving experience, it seems like cars have always had them. But they didn’t. Here’s the story. SUNDOWN One evening in 1929 two young men named William Lear and Elmer Wavering […]

Air Force Dictionary

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BLAMESTORMING – Sitting around the squadron discussing why a suspense was missed or a mission failed and who was responsible. SEAGULL COLONEL – A colonel who swoops in, makes a lot of noise, and dumps stuff all over everything. SALMON […]

Aircraft Carrier USS John C Stennis

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Today’s feature is from a subscriber who advises, “Be sure to watch the whole thing.  QUITE IMPRESSIVE!  This is a totally awesome video.” One US Aircraft Carrier Has A More Powerful Air Force Than 70% Of All Countries Click here […]

Lieutenant George H.W. Bush

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Military Heroes – U. S. Naval Reserve George H.W. Bush Lieutenant USNR, served 1942-1955. Former President George Herbert Walker Bush tells the harrowing details of how he narrowly survived getting shot down near Chichi Jima in the Pacific during WWII. […]

Almost Perfect

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It seems that a young man volunteered for Navy service during World War II. He had such a high aptitude for aviation that he was sent right to Pensacola skipping boot camp. The very first day at Pensacola he solos […]

Commander Paul Yost

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Military Heroes – U. S. Coast Guard Paul Yost  Commander USCG (Ret.) Paul Yost recounts his experiences in getting the Vietnamese Marines to safety and out from under enemy fire. He says, “When a warrior before he gets into combat […]

Drone Pilots

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This video comes to us from a subscriber.  Fascinating! The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, graduated its first controllers this past spring.  Incredible  stuff. Three of the weapons and guidance system on the drones are products of Raytheon ….. […]

A Marine in Hell

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A Marine dies in combat and wakes up to find he is in hell. He’s really depressed as he stands in the processing line waiting to talk to an admittance counselor. He thinks to himself I know I lead a […]

Farewell Marine

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From a loyal subscriber, “To all Marines – To All services – it will bring a tear to your eye. Semper Fi!” “Fathom the Hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured…. but not everyone […]

Army Ranger School Diet

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U. S. Army Ranger school diet -58 days to a leaner, meaner you! Learn from the people who know weight loss and physical fitness best. Learn how to push your body beyond the limits of hunger. Learn how to dream […]

Captain John Ripley

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps John Ripley Captain USMC (Ret.) Ripley relates his heroic feat of singlehandedly stopping the enemy during a major offensive on Easter Sunday in 1972. His “tiny force” of South Vietnamese Marines was poised […]

1st Lieutenant Charles McGee

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Charles McGee USAF (Ret.) “They called it the double ‘V’, victory against Hitler in Europe and victory against racism at home.” McGee’s role was as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, an elite […]

It Came Down to One Marine

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Here’s a great tale of valor and sacrifice submitted by one of our subscribers. How much do we owe to the WW2 heroes – Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps?  Be sure to read to the end of the […]

Air Force Bike Test

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1. Wear a bike helmet to the test. Optional: Include knee and elbow pads. 2. Demand the tester wear a reflective road guard vest “for safety.” 3. Bring a bike horn and attach it. Each time the tester adjusts the […]

Captain John Ripley

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps John Ripley Captain USMC (Ret.) Ripley relates his heroic feat of singlehandedly stopping the enemy during a major offensive on Easter Sunday in 1972. His “tiny force” of South Vietnamese Marines was poised […]

A Mother’s Arms Can Have a Long Reach

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A mother’s arms can have a long reach! Here’s a beautiful, true story.  We originally posted this story, Against the Odds, in November of 2005.  It is from the Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul.  This YouTube video adds a […]

51 Days

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A bartender is sitting behind the bar on a typical day, when the door bursts open and in come four exuberant Marines. They come to the bar and order five bottles of beer and ten glasses. They take their order […]

Staff Sergeant Norman Hatch

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Norman Hatch   Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret.)  As a combat cameraman, Hatch has a very different perspective of the war though the lens of his camera, as he begins, “I was living in […]

Army Medical Care

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An army Major visiting the sick soldiers, went to one private and asked, “What’s your problem, Soldier?” “Chronic syphilis, Sir.” “What treatment are you getting?” “Five minutes with the wire brush each day.” “What’s your ambition?” “To get back to […]

Military Wives Choir

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From a subscriber: “You will absolutely enjoy this video.  It is taken from a British series where a guy called Gareth Malone takes a group of people and turns them into a choir.  This time he’s taken a group of […]

Administrative Nightmare

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An actual memo from the Alaska Air Command, February 1973 “Due to an administrative error, the original of the attached letter was forwarded to you. A new original has been accomplished and forwarded to AAC/JA (Alaskan Air Command, Judge Advocate […]

One for the Bucket List

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Look at stills, then watch the video.  (Tighten your seat belts!) The language you hear is the one spoken in the German speaking part of Switzerland. These glider pilots are unbelievable! No power and flying like the Blue Angels! Click […]

Lieutenant Bob Kerrey

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Lieutenant Bob Kerrey Lieutenant Bob Kerrey, USNR (Ret.), served 1966-1969. As a Navy SEAL squad leader, Senator Kerrey leads his men and the audience to a tiny island on a daring and dangerous mission […]

2nd Lieutenant Jim Webb

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant Jim Webb Jim Webb, 2nd Lieutenant USMC, served 1968-1972. Senator Webb poignantly recalls the morning when he and his Marines were marching into the dawn after a night patrol. It was […]

Admiral Rickover’s Retirement

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At one point in time during his career, Admiral Hyman Rickover, the father of the Nuclear Navy, was commander of a carrier task force, and had his flag on the carrier. For exercise, Adm. Rickover walked a lap around the […]

F-106 Corn Field Bomber, Convair Delta Dart

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This is an unusual story. The jet you’re looking at is an F-106 Delta Dart. A storied interceptor in its day, it was built to exceed an Air Force requirement for 1.9 mach and continuous flight at 57,000 feet. It […]

Lieutenant Bob Dole

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Lieutenant Bob Dole Lieutenant Dole served in the Army from 1942-1948. Senator Dole poignantly talks about how he suffered his life-changing wounds in the hills of Italy during WWII. Dole’s story focuses on his […]

Department of the Navy

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The story of how the Marines became a branch under the Department of the Navy: It seems that after WW I, the war to end all wars, the US Govt. had a lot of surplus material that they had no […]

Soon To Be Gone

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From a subscriber: “This should be required reading in every school and college in our country. This Captain, an Army doctor, deserves a medal himself for putting this together. If you choose not to pass it on, fine, but I […]

Where this Brotherhood Began

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army, Special Forces Rod Mendoza and Patrick Fensom FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Jan. 11, 2012) – In 1997, eight Special Forces Soldiers traveled to Bolivia to train and advise a battalion of Boliv­ian […]

You might be an Airborne Soldier if…

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The first thing you do in the morning is put in a dip Your favorite beer is someone else’s Your cologne smells suspiciously like bug juice You think a spit shine means to spit on your boots and wipe them […]

F-105 Survival Story in Laos

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One of our subscribers sent in this e-mail that he received.  He comments, “Here’s an interesting story that I just received from an old friend.  This is a real great survival story and sounded like he used everything he learned […]

A Hard Night

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Air Force Approach: Eagle 13, turn right to 330. Eagle 13: Roger 330. App: Eagle 13, I’ve been working since last night, Will you do me a favor? Eagle 13: Affirmative. Go ahead. App: Down below on your right, you’ll […]

A Ripcord Legend Crosses over to the High Ground

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I have a close friend who was in the Ripcord battle.  He sent me the following e-mail about one of his Ripcord Associates who recently died.  It’s a beautiful eulogy; please take the time to read it to the end. […]

1st Lt. Brian Brennan

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Brennan 1st Lt. Brian Brennan has led a life of destiny. There is no denying it when you hear his story. From the day he was born on September 30, 1984, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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