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Valor Friday

| April 9, 2021 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

It’s not often I’ll highlight the bravery of a belligerent on the side of one of our enemies. There are stories of camaraderie between enemies during war. Events like the Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War I or the mid-World War II near fatal damage to an American B-17 by a German Luftwaffe pilot […]

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April Fool’s Day WW2 trivia

| April 1, 2021 | 17 Comments
April Fool’s Day WW2 trivia

Longtime readers here will probably have heard of some of these from our own Commissioner Wretched. One of these was featured in last week’s Valor Friday. I never told you there’d be a test, but here we are! From John Long of the Roanoke Times; Fools of the world unite! This is our day! I […]

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Valor Friday

| March 12, 2021 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

In the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union, the rest of the Communist Bloc countries also fell. Decades of ethnic and economic tensions boiled over. One place this came to a shooting war (and crimes against humanity like ethnic cleansing) was the former Yugoslavia, specifically Bosnia. As the civil war drew in forces […]

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Valor Friday

| February 26, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article will be brief. I can’t find much about the man other than the award citation. It’s a pretty amazing citation though that I felt needed to be shared. Kenneth Ledford was a 1st Lieutenant US Army aviator assigned to the 58th Medical Battalion of the 68th Medical Group. This formation was part […]

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99 year old 82nd Airborne vet finally receives medals from WWII

| February 24, 2021 | 12 Comments
99 year old 82nd Airborne vet finally receives medals from WWII

This story about Marvin Cornett receiving his earned awards decades after bureaucratic incompetence was sent in by Jeff LPH 3. Reminds me an awful lot about my grandfather, who’d be 101 now. He too was wounded in Italy and never received a Purple Heart for it. Like Sergeant First Class Cornett, he also believed that […]

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Valor Friday

| January 29, 2021 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Prior to World War I, European countries fought wars with each other on a fairly regular basis. There are so many that it’s hard to keep track of. There are even cities and regions of countries that moved back and forth every few years between countries due to wins and losses. The only modern analog […]

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Tanks For the Memories

| January 27, 2021 | 7 Comments
Tanks For the Memories

No, I did not forget Tankers Day yesterday. I got sidetracked, but – okay, so I’m late with the “stuff” of which history is made, but you have World War II tanks and tanker crews to peruse this time. Carry on. The case with the sand and medallion in it contains sand from the beaches […]

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Airborne Beer

| January 7, 2021 | 8 Comments
Airborne Beer

Time once again, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. Pretty sure Jonn would approve.

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