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Lest We Forget….

| September 11, 2019 | 97 Comments
Lest We Forget….

In 2011, the Atlantic published a group of photos from the events of Sept. 11, 2001.  They need no explanation. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/09/911-the-day-of-the-attacks/100143/ National Geographic’s photo story was published in 2018.  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/09/september-11-pictures-remembrance/ From Scientific American, the real reason the upper floors of the Twin Towers pancaked straight downward on top of those floors below. The lack of understanding […]

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Another One Has Left Us

| September 9, 2019 | 11 Comments
Another One Has Left Us

  Herny Ochsner, who landed on the beach at Normandy and was also a member of the World War II 101st Airborne Division/”Screaming Eagles”, has passed at the tender age of 96. Family friend Dennis Anderson says Ochsner died Saturday at his home in California City of complications from cancer and old age. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/09/08/wwii-screaming-eagle-veteran-henry-ochsner-dies-at-96/ God […]

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COL Charlie Bock (USAF) Passes

| September 2, 2019 | 6 Comments
COL Charlie Bock (USAF) Passes

Charlie Bock, who served in the Air Force for 30 years, died Aug. 22. (Iowa Flying Museum) COL  Charlie Bock recently passed away. He was an Air Force pilot involved in the Vietnam War, one of those fortunate enough to have avoided being shot down by the VC’s antiaircraft artillery. The complete story is here:  https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/08/30/retired-col-charlie-bock-legendary-test-pilot-who-commanded-the-b-1s-first-flight-dies-at-93/ […]

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09/01/1939: Hitler Invades Poland Today

| September 1, 2019 | 43 Comments
09/01/1939: Hitler Invades Poland Today

Adolf Hitler salutes parading troops of the German Wehrmacht in Warsaw, Poland, on Oct. 5, 1939. Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, 80 years ago. (AP photo) From the article  Sunday (today) marks exactly 80 years since Nazi Germany invaded Poland, on Sept. 1, 1939, the attack that triggered a nearly six-year world conflict […]

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U-2 Pilots Wanted – Sign Up Now!

| August 27, 2019 | 23 Comments
U-2 Pilots Wanted – Sign Up Now!

A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot with the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron drives a high-performance chase car on the runway to catch a U-2 performing a low-flight touch and go at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 15. While driving the chase cars, U-2 pilots aid the pilot flying the Dragon Lady by radioing […]

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A Real Wartime Hero…

| August 20, 2019 | 25 Comments
A Real Wartime Hero…

I debated holding off on this until later in the fall, but the subject of this is 102 years old, had a stroke a while back that impeded him a little bit but didn’t stop him, and is as ornery as he was when he was much younger. He has never let the Old Man […]

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The Ninth Amendment…

| August 19, 2019 | 26 Comments
The Ninth Amendment…

…or, Great Power From Few Words. Veritas Omnia Vincit is back from his sailing vacation, and found the time to pen his latest essay on the Bill of Rights. In this case the Ninth Amendment, which I’m sure you’ve already gathered. An interesting Amendment, in that it’s impossible to specifically list all Rights afforded to […]

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USS Saufley DD465

| August 18, 2019 | 16 Comments
USS Saufley DD465

This is an official overview of the adequacy available of facilities for the crew of the USS Saufley DD-465, a destroyer converted after World War II to an antisubmarine warfare ship (DDE) and later to EDDE.   Film produced by the Naval Photographic Center, NAS Anacostia, Anacostia, DC, 1952. This film was produced for the […]

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