Category Archives: History

Happy Birthday, NAVY!

Today marks the 236th birthday of the U.S. Navy.  Challenges abound for our sea service, but as has been true throughout the history of nations, being the dominant sea power is the doorway to the path of being the dominant … Continue reading

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America’s Last WWI Vet Turns 110

All of the Doughboys are not yet gone.  In fact, Frank Buckles is celebrating another birthday: Frank Buckles, the Missouri native who is America’s last doughboy, turns 110 years old today. Buckles is doing well at his home in West … Continue reading

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The Band of Brothers Suffers Another Loss

Ed Mauser, the oldest surviving member of the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, E Company, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the age of 94. He had been battling pancreatic cancer. Mr. Mauser is … Continue reading

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Maj. Winters, Leader of 506th Easy Company/Band Of Brothers Fame, WWII, Dies

This is very sad news. Major Richard Winters, leader of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, E Company, in Europe during WWII, has died at age 92. Major Winters received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in an … Continue reading

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65th Anniversary of the Death of Gen. Patton

I made clear in a previous post here that I am a big fan of Gen. George Patton.  As a history major, veteran, and after spending many years of my life residing near, and working on, Fort Knox, it is … Continue reading

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An Older Photo, But Still Powerful

I was browsing through some pictures on my computer, and came across the following photo from 2005, in Mosul, Iraq. A former soldier-turned-journalist, Michael Yon, was embedded with the 1-24th Infantry, aka “Deuce Four,” when he snapped this picture: The … Continue reading

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Guess Which Part Of The United States Is The Wealthiest And Most Educated

No, it’s not New York or anywhere in California. The wealthiest and most educated region in the United States is home to many Americans who openly rally against the wealthy and only favor education when it doesn’t involve American history … Continue reading

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