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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ….. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DISCOVERY’s Last Journey Home

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From a subscriber: “Americans are amazing….What talented people we are….” End of an Era – DISCOVERY Sad, this created so many jobs and gave us so many things that we enjoy in our homes today.  And why are we discontinuing […]

No Laughing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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From a subscriber: “I find it hard to believe that people can joke in front of this honored tomb.  Listen to the laughter in the stands, and how this young soldier got their attention; respect was returned to our fallen […]

Remember Martha Raye

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The following article on Martha Raye is from a subscriber who comments: “The most unforgivable oversight of  TV is that her shows were not taped. This is a great story about a great woman. I was unaware of her credentials […]

Angel Flight

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This YouTube video was sent in by 2 different subscribers.  The comment on the site states, “I’m a three tour Vietnam Vet, also Honduras, Panama, and Desert Shield/Storm (USMC – Field Medical Former Corpsman). This Video is Fabulous, being a […]

F-35B Ship Suitability Testing

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One of our subscribers sent this clip with the comments, “Really neat footage—enjoy!!  It looks like the tie-down chains haven’t changed.” Click here for the video. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to […]

Hondo’s Parting Gift

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My friend, General Charles C. “Hondo” Campbell, retired last year from the Army.  He was charged as his last duty before his retirement to investigate the battle of Wanat and report his findings with respect to the conduct of various […]

Submarine Sinks Destroyer

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The submitting subscriber comments, ”This is unbelievable!!” You have never seen footage where a single torpedo does damage like this.  It’s a US made (non-nuclear) torpedo that is in use today by our submarines.  Very precise, very accurate and very […]

Challenger, the Eagle

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THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING AND WORTH YOUR FEW MINUTES TO VIEW….  The kids will enjoy it, too! CHECK OUT THE Bald Eagle video below…. ‘Challenger’ is his name (in honor of the lost space shuttle crew); he is cared for […]

Film of B-29 Crew Being Rescued by Submarine

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The following video is from subscriber who comments, “Good story!” FILM FOUND OF B-29 CREW RESCUED BY SUBMARINE To find the film after 65 years is amazing enough, but for the plane to crash right near the sub…. worth watching… […]

Heroes of the Vietnam Generation

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Today’s feature is a belated Veteran’s Day tribute from a subscriber.  He comments: “In Webb’s piece here, he mentions Hamburger Hill. That’s the hill that the 101st Airborne was told to take. It was just a part of Operation Apache […]

Pearl Harbor Day

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Today is Pearl Harbor Day.  The Naval History and Heritage Command has put together a website featuring an Overview and Special Image Selection of the Pearl Harbor Raid. Click here for your history lesson on Pearl Harbor. We previously featured […]

Report from a Doctor in Afghanistan

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From a loyal subscriber: “All – This arrived via a major retired Marine blog this morning. It is a Marine Corps Birthday message from a Navy Doctor in Afghanistan (for the civilians among you, he is stationed at a major, […]

Navy’s Ferguson Nearly Died from Childhood Illness

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Navy’s Ferguson Nearly Died from Childhood Illness By BILL WAGNER, Staff Writer   That Chris Ferguson has earned a starting spot in the Navy secondary midway through his freshman season is impressive. That Ferguson is even playing football at the […]

Adrenaline Junkie

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I have been an adrenaline junkie for most of my life. I was first introduced to adrenaline to the extreme where it became an addiction my first month in country in the Nam. I was with the 1/5 and it […]

Comments from Lt. Gen. Steve Hummer, U.S. Marine Corps

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I had the distinct honor and privilege of attending a Veterans’ Day Luncheon where Lt. Gen. Steve Hummer, U. S. Marine Corps, spoke on the state of the military, in particular the Marine Corps.  He graciously gave me a copy […]

In My Seat

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On this Thanksgiving weekend, let us not forget how much we all have for which to be thankful. In My Seat Today’s feature is about the pilot who was supposed to be flying the airplane that hit the twin towers […]

I Remember the Day…

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I remember the day I found out I got into West Point. My mom actually showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of class. She was bawling her eyes out and […]

World War II: After the War

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Today’s feature is from a dedicated subscriber and historian.  Thanks, Bill.  Cpt.Otis World War II: After the War At the end of World War II, huge swaths of Europe and Asia had been reduced to ruins, borders were being redrawn, […]

A Tribute to Military Working Dogs

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Today’s feature was submitted by a subscriber who states, “I received the following from a friend in Australia; it is a beautiful tribute to Military Working Dogs no matter what country they work for.  Got to tell you, got a […]

Best Shot Ever With a 1911 Colt .45

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True or not, it’s a great story! Best Shot with a 1911 Cal. 45 Pistol ………. by Phil Bourjaily While compiling the timeline for Pistol of the Century, our tribute to the 1911 in the June issue of Field & […]

The Definition of a Veteran

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Veterans Day was last Friday, November 15.  We received this submission too late to publish in time for the actual day but  it’s too good not to share the article with our subscribers albeit a little after the celebration.  Cpt. […]

Sen. McCain’s Speech at Tailhook 2011

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What  better speech to feature on this Veteran’s Day than this one by John McCain, an outstanding veteran himself as are other members of his family.  He speaks about military leadership qualities and veterans that exemplify these talents that have […]

Peace on earth has come again to this war torn world

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Members of Dr. Leon Harold Bombet’s family cherish the letter written to his parents on the day World War II ended. Sixty-six years ago, World War II ended when the Japanese accepted the Allies’ terms of surrender on Aug. 15, […]

The Events of Sept. 11, 2001 and an F-16 Pilot

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Here’s a feature from a subscriber who remarks, “Wow!  This is one of the best “courage” stories I have ever read.  When I read this I get upset at athletes being called heroic or doing a brave thing… They are […]

The Truth About Who Fights for Us

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One of our long time subscribers sent in the following article with these comments, “This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal.  I was pleased to see it.  Some of our media folks are ignorant of the facts and too […]

For Navy its 9/11 first, football second

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Here’s another 9/11 commemorative feature but with football season in full swing, it’s still appropriate. For Navy it’s 9/11 first, football second By BILL WAGNER, Staff Writer <mailto:bwagner@capitalgazette.com> Dale Pehrson was sitting in a defensive meeting room inside Ricketts Hall […]

Suez Crisis – 1956

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Here’s a submission from the same subscriber who sent in the World War II map in our last newsletter.  He declares the friend who sent him the map was on the first US Navy ship that went through the Suez […]

Best Map Ever of World War II

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Today’s feature is from one of our dedicated subscribers who never fails to pass along articles and sites of interest.  His comments: “It’s really interesting for any of you WWII buffs. . . it’s an animated map showing the progress […]

Vietnam Casualty Notification Officer

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This is truly a powerful impact story. It is a rare “baring of the soul” experience. For any of you that have been a Survival Assistance Officer, you will understand this more than the others. This is for those who […]

Statistics – The Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.

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The subscriber submitting the feature comments, “Interesting statistics…. Check the age of the youngest KIA.” “Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure […]

Mansions of the Lord

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The subscriber who submitted this YouTube clip apologized for getting it to us late.  “With Memorial Day coming up, this is one that we will all share widely.”  This clip is still very appropriate now with Veteran’s Day coming up […]

MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL

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This selection is from one of our subscribers who states, ”Please read to the very end; it is beautiful!!!”  Yes, it is.  Thanks, Betty Jean!  Cpt. Otis ‘MEET  ME IN THE STAIRWELL’ By Stacey Randall You say you will never […]

THANK YOU, PING

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All golfers and all Americans should be aware of this this program sponsored by Ping. On Monday, I played the Disney, Lake Buena Vista course.  As usual the starters matched me with three other players.  After a few holes we […]

Homage to Huey

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“This is a Humorous Tribute to the Huey Helicopter!  Glamour shots and footage from various sources of the huey helicopter at work.  It includes different models of the world’s best helicopter.” Having flown Hueys in Viet Nam, these types of […]

A Better Speech

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Here’s a speech that has been a favorite of readers: LTC Randolph White’s Infantry School AIT graduation speech. Click here for the speech. Note:  The speech is a little over 12 minutes but it is certainly an inspiring 12 minutes! […]

Great Dog Story: Reggie aka Tank

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Great Dog Story … wow! They told me the big black Lab’s name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen.  The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly.  I’d only been in the area […]

Marines: Doing the Very Best that We Can

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I served proudly in the USMC from Oct ’79 until Jul ’83. I spent my entire tour of duty in San Diego as a true “Hollywood Marine”. Though promised fortune and fame serving in exotic ports by my recruiter, like […]

The Final Inspection

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          THE FINAL INSPECTION by Joshua Helterbran The Soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass. Step forward now, Soldier , […]

USAF Museum Virtual Tour

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Today’s feature highlights the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio. The subscriber who submitted this ‘tour’ commented, “Awesome!”  This might be one of the most advanced sights I have ever been in.  If this is a sign of the future, Wow!” […]

Downed German Fighter Rises from Its Grave

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[A] Luftwaffe Focke-Wulfe 190 Würger (“Shrike”) fighter aircraft laid unknown and unmolested in a remote forest near Voibakala, Russia for forty-six years after coming down behind Soviet lines in WWII. You’ll find information on the German pilot Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant) […]

Real Heroes

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This feature is a submission from a subscriber.  Thanks, Roland! Cpt. Otis If you have either served in the military or have family members who have done so, your proud of your service and the women and men who now […]

The Ladder Six Miracle

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THE LADDER SIX MIRACLE tells the personal story of Josephine Harris, who was descending the stairs of the North Tower of the World Trade Center with the help of several firefighters. When she reached the fourth floor, she just couldn’t […]

Patriotism in the Grocery Store

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Patriotism should always be the focus for every American.  However, with our hectic schedules, sometimes the best intentions do not get off carried through to full fruition.  With the 9/11 10th anniversary just having taken place, it’s very appropriate to […]

Tracks in the Dust

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This feature is a subscriber submission.  Thanks Tom and Tim! Take a few minutes to see how some of our troops spend their free time in Afghanistan. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is […]

The True Story of Two Pilots

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The True Story of Two Pilots Charlie Brown was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot with the 379th Bomber Group at Kimbolton, England…  His B-17 was called ‘Ye Old Pub’ and was in a terrible state, having been hit by flak […]

A Little History That I Did Not Know

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Here’s a submission from a subscriber: A Little History That I Did Not Know Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes.  We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes.  […]

Preparing for 9/11

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Here’s an e-mail that has been circulating on the Internet.  On this upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11, we at America in Uniform feel it appropriate to demonstrate our patriotism and support for our troops by waving our flags. The e-mail: […]

Veteran’s Parade – NYC Style

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As the Subscriber who submitted this video commented, “Sorry so late, but better late than never.”  It is appropriate in this week of the anniversary of 9/11 to feature this NYC event. Veteran’s Parade – NYC Style This Police detective […]

Dog Mourns at Casket of Fallen Navy SEAL

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The subscriber who submitted this article commented: The subscriber who submitted this article commented: “Cpt. Otis, did you see this – sad it made me cry.  Worth sharing!” Thanks Al; subscribers, you’ll need a tissue for this one. Dog Mourns […]

National Museum of the Marine Corps

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 “The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ state-of-the-art Virtual Experience! Now Marines and civilians from all over the world can experience this cutting-edge web version of the real […]

Spurs Owner Peter Holt’s Past Puts NBA Offseason in Perspective

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Spurs Owner Peter Holt’s Past Puts NBA Offseason in Perspective By Mike Wise An NBA owner I hadn’t spoken to in a few years called the other day. Before we talked about the reason for our conversation, he asked, “What’d […]

Soldier Surprises his Son

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Imagine being half a world away for a year or more at a time and missing your child’s first steps or ballet recital or high school graduation.  That’s what fathers (and mothers) in our military face every day.  Their heart […]

Paths of Pilots Cross

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The subscriber who submitted this video commented, “A winner!!!” It surely is. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to publish stories of the experiences, contributions and sacrifices of our military (Army, Navy, Air […]

Where is America?

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Where is America? Has anyone seen her? I know she is here because I saw her about 9 years ago [9/11/01] when she was knocked down. We all helped pick her up, dusted her off and showed her that we […]

Kalakaua Avenue on VJ Day

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Today’s feature was submitted by a subscriber who commented, “I loved this video.  It made me happy/sad … thinking of all those beautiful young people and families that made so many sacrifices for our freedom…. especially thinking of the situation […]

FiFi Back in the Air . . .

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FiFi back in the air! For all of you ex Boeing employees and lovers of vintage aircraft.  FiFi Back in the Air . . . To our friends who may not understand the passion we feel for planes and particularly […]

Afghan Dog Fights Like a Marine

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Afghan Dog Fights Like a Marine July 12, 2011 Marine Corps News|by Cpl. Jeff Drew FORWARD OPERATING BASE PAYNE, Helmand province, Afghanistan — He defends Marines and sailors with love and tenacity, protecting them as any Marine would protect a […]

The Rescue of Roger Locher

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This video was submitted by a longtime subscriber.  Thanks, David for the video and for your service to our country!  Cpt. Otis Brig. Gen Ritchie on The Rescue of Roger Locher – Most Awesome story. “Some have the ability to […]

Cairo, The Dog That Cornered Osama Bin Laden

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Cairo, The Dog That Cornered Osama Bin Laden … not your standard K9…nor is the gear When U.S. President Barack Obama went to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, … for a highly publicized, but very private meeting with the commando team that […]

Don’t Shoot! We’re Republicans!

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From our subscriber: This interesting read (Hey, I have days like this!) received from a USMC associate, includes a U.S. Secret Service nexus….and best of all, it’s true! DON’T SHOOT! WE’RE REPUBLICANS! A Bit of Naval History You May Not Know From November 1943, […]

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