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The Last Voices of World War II

| May 25, 2020 | 8 Comments
The Last Voices of World War II

  WWII documentaries from NatGeo: https://www.military.com/off-duty/2020/05/07/nat-geo-commemorates-75th-anniversary-wwii-ve-day-new-documentaries.html And this one, with WWII vets relaying their memories of it: https://www.military.com/off-duty/2020/05/06/national-geographic-magazine-honors-last-voices-world-war-ii.html   A fitting salute, to those few, those happy few, who are still with us: The Non Nobis and Te Deum        

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A Heads Up For You….

| November 9, 2019 | 30 Comments
A Heads Up For You….

If you’re thinking of going to see “Midway”, the current remake of the original film from 1976, don’t.  The original movie, with Robert Mitchum as ADM “Bull” Halsey, Henry Fonda as ADM Nimitz, and Toshiro Mifune as ADM Yamamoto, was done well and was well received. The Military Times review says everything about this version. […]

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Finding The Missing….

| October 8, 2019 | 14 Comments
Finding The Missing….

Two stories about searching for missing relatives from World War II: It was cloudy in California on Oct. 26, 1944, the day New Jersey resident and Women Airforce Service Pilot Gertrude Tompkins went missing while delivering a P-51D Mustang fighter plane to Newark in the midst of World War II. Tompkins was one of 1,074 women who completed brutal […]

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Better Late Than Never

| September 19, 2019 | 17 Comments
Better Late Than Never

A World Warr II tanker crewman was recently awarded the Bronze Star. From the article: Smoyer, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was part of a famous March 6, 1945, duel in Cologne, Germany, where his Pershing tank destroyed a German Panther tank about three weeks after D-Day. The battle was captured on film and Smoyer became known […]

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Ed Doyle – Phony Korea & Vietnam Ranger

| September 2, 2019 | 78 Comments
Ed Doyle – Phony Korea & Vietnam Ranger

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Edward Michael Doyle who was a featured veteran in the New Brunswick (GA) newspaper.  Click the icon below to read the article. Rather than paraphrase the entire article, we will briefly list his claims here: Service: Army, 26 years Duties: Ranger Rank: Sergeant major Awards: Distinguished Service Cross; Purple […]

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Screaming Eagle Found in Louisiana

| August 11, 2019 | 10 Comments
Screaming Eagle Found in Louisiana

A WWII gliderman (glider crew member) with a heavy Cajun accent is still alive and living in Louisiana. As a member of a glider crew (n this case, the 321st “Screaming Eagles” Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division), delivering troops and supplies into Normandy, he might have been found sitting in a Jeep, waiting […]

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World War I Movie Preview

| August 2, 2019 | 25 Comments
World War I Movie Preview

This is a YoutTube preview of the World War I movie “1917”. By Spielberg’s Amblin Partners and Sam Mendes, due out in December. This article on Military Times reviews the trailer: https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2019/08/01/the-first-trailer-for-the-star-studded-world-war-i-film-1917-is-here-and-its-a-must-see/ The preview is striking enough in and of itself. If I read it right, there is nothing spared in portraying the reality of the […]

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Valor Friday

| July 19, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

USS Hawkbill Here’s Mason once again, providing us with his expertly researched essays about American valor. Todays VF post is a two-fer, as he details the careers of a father and son pair, who were each awarded the Navy Cross for their actions during WWII. Here’s Mason: Mason One thing that frequently appears while researching […]

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