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Army officer receives promotion to BG 100 years after his death

| May 1, 2022 | 12 Comments
Army officer receives promotion to BG 100 years after his death

Here’s an interesting one. Charles Young is an inspiring historical figure. Born to enslaved parents in 1864 Kentucky he would become one of the first black men to attend West Point (scoring second-highest on the entrance exam). His father had escaped slavery in 1865 and served with the 5th United States Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment […]

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Valor Friday

| April 29, 2022 | 4 Comments
Valor Friday

On 9 April 1940, the Nazi German Wehrmacht launched an invasion of Norway. This was just a few months after the Invasion of Poland which set the world to war, just days before the Battle of France that would see that country fall to German control, which itself was followed by Operation Barbarossa (the Invasion […]

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80 years ago today

| April 18, 2022 | 20 Comments
80 years ago today

Boomer reminds us that it was 80 years ago today that then-Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle led 80 men in 16 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers off the deck of USS Hornet. It was, from the outset, to be essentially a suicide mission. After bombing Tokyo, there were no plans to be recovered by American forces. At […]

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General Charles Boyd passes, aged 83

| March 31, 2022 | 25 Comments
General Charles Boyd passes, aged 83

Boomer sends word on the passing of an Air Force legend. General Charles Boyd, highly decorated for his time in Vietnam, has died at age 83. Commissioning in 1959, he went on to beccome a fighter pilot first flying F-100 Super Sabres and then F-105 Thunderchiefs. If would be in the latter airframe that he […]

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“Russian warship go fuck yourself” Guard returns home a hero

| March 30, 2022 | 17 Comments
“Russian warship go fuck yourself” Guard returns home a hero

Apparently the Ukrainian Border Guards from Snake Island, who famously told the Russian Navy to go fornicate themselves rather than surrender, have been repatriated after being taken captive. The man above, Roman Hrybov (alternately spelled Gribov, on right), was honored upon his return home. It had previously been reported that Gribov and the other guardsmen […]

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Valor Friday

| March 25, 2022 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article subject comes by way of a request from Ex-PH2. He’s a man worth remembering, that’s for sure. Dwight Johnson was born in Detroit in 1947. He never knew his father. His mother raised him and his younger brother in a housing project in the Motor City. Along the way he got the […]

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Valor Friday

| March 18, 2022 | 20 Comments
Valor Friday

This cute little ragamuffin was a godsend to the troops she served with during World War II. Unfortunately, we’re recovering from a bad bout of the stomach flu in our house, so I haven’t had the time to properly dedicate to writing an article for this Yorkie like she deserves. She’s received a new medal, […]

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Special operations legend, MG John Singlaub dies aged 100

| January 31, 2022 | 27 Comments
Special operations legend, MG John Singlaub dies aged 100

Major General John Singlaub, a legend in the special operations community, has died at age 100. Singlaub’s career with the Army began in the early days of World War II when he volunteered for service with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA. During WWII he served behind enemy lines in […]

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