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Valor Friday

| September 30, 2022 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

I didn’t have much time this week for my usual article, so I’m putting up something a little different. This is the story of Maureen Flavin Sweeney, who with the innocuous, routine reading of a barometer changed the course of one of the most famous events of World War II. This article, and her honoring […]

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Someone should tell the left that the Nazis were not conservative

| September 26, 2022 | 40 Comments
Someone should tell the left that the Nazis were not conservative

For years, those on the left dismissed the right as being “fascists”, “Nazis”, or some other similar description. However, a trend of commentary both here, and on other sites that lean conservative, shows a desire for less government power matched by increased sovereignty in the hands of the people. This philosophy contradicts what history shows […]

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Valor Friday

| September 23, 2022 | 14 Comments
Valor Friday

Most Americans, when they hear of the British Royal Marines probably think they are comparable to the US Marine Corps. The United States, in their earliest days, modeled their new Marine Corps on their British counterparts. Since the 18th Century, while the US Marines maintained their positions as “soldiers of the sea” and developed a […]

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Valor Friday

| September 16, 2022 | 22 Comments
Valor Friday

David E. Grange Jr, a retired US Army lieutenant general, passed away at age 97 on 11 Sept 2021. He had an amazing career that spanned more than 40 years and three major wars. He’s a legend in the Army Ranger community, so much so that the grueling annual Best Ranger Competition is named in his […]

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Valor Friday

| September 9, 2022 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

The US Army’s First Infantry Division, known as “The Big Red One” for their shoulder sleeve insignia’s design, was one of the first division-sized elements organized by the Army upon the US entry into World War I. They paraded through Paris on 4 July 1917 after arriving in France, to bolster the spirits of the […]

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Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, dead at 96

| September 8, 2022 | 66 Comments
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, dead at 96

The longest reigning British monarch in history, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has died at age 96. Many are probably aware, but she was a veteran of World War II. During that conflict, while she was a princess, she served as an officer in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. She was trained as a driver […]

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Nazi warships scuttled at WWII end exposed by drought

| August 22, 2022 | 24 Comments
Nazi warships scuttled at WWII end exposed by drought

At the end of WWII with defeat imminent, Germany decided to scuttle much of their Black Sea fleet. Dozens of warships went down at the mount of the Danube river. Some sank in shallow enough water to be permanent navigation obstacles, and now 20 are exposed by the drought which has been gripping southern Europe. […]

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Valor Friday

| August 19, 2022 | 13 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article comes by request. I’d previously touched on the heroics of Joe Ronnie Hooper in my “Most Decorated” series. While Major General Patrick Brady got the tip as the most decorated man of the Vietnam War (and by extension the most decorated officer and Army soldier), Hooper can lay claim to being the […]

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