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Boomer’s Sunday

| July 12, 2020 | 16 Comments
Boomer’s Sunday

t’s time once again, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, for Boomer’s Sunday, where I cull through his weekly offering of ‘toons, and pick the best. Honorable Mention goes to my pals Gerhart, Woke Infidel, AW1 Scott, AW1 Rod, and our own Cameron, Skippy, HMCS(FMF) ret, Poetrooper, Mason, Jeff LPH 3 63-66, thebesig, Keepin’ It Real, and […]

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First Woman Joins Green Berets

| July 10, 2020 | 99 Comments
First Woman Joins Green Berets

A member of an Army Special Forces unit in 2017 in Afghanistan. The Special Forces are known colloquially as the Green Berets.Credit…Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images Several weeks ago I reveived a heads-up about the impending graduation, but waived it off, preferring to wait until the actual event. Due diligence and a dislike of drafting retractions held […]

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Valor Friday

| July 10, 2020 | 17 Comments
Valor Friday

Major John André- did not receive an award. Mason sends. Today I’m going to discuss men who received our nation’s first, and thus highest, honors. I started this article last week before realizing that laying the groundwork for what these medals were and where they fit into the US awards and decorations system required its […]

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AMERICAN AWARDS – A Brief History

| July 4, 2020 | 12 Comments
AMERICAN AWARDS – A Brief History

Military Awards In his spare time, Mason put together this essay on the evolution of how exceptional performance of US military duties has been recognized. From the simple George Washington’s Badge of Military Merit only awarded to three men and brevet promotions, to today’s chart full of decorations, it’s a very interesting read. Mason AMERICAN […]

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Valor Frday

| July 3, 2020 | 3 Comments
Valor Frday

Pvt Charles H. McVeagh, USA Mason has done it once again. Our very own Skippy, poking around ghost towns in New Mexico for reasons known only to himself, came across a this anomaly, a recent headstone of one Charles H. McVeagh, Medal of Honor awardee. I forwarded his find on to Mason to work his […]

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Boomer’s Sunday

| June 28, 2020 | 15 Comments
Boomer’s Sunday

AW1Ed sends…  It’s time once again, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, for Boomer’s Sunday, where I cull through his weekly offering of ‘toons, and pick the best. Honorable Mention goes to my pals Gerhart, Woke Infidel, AW1 Scott, AW1 Rod, and our own Cameron, Skippy, HMCS(FMF) ret, Poetrooper, Mason, Jeff LPH 3 63-66, thebesig, Keepin’ It […]

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Valor Friday

| June 26, 2020 | 17 Comments
Valor Friday

United States Navy CMCN Marvin Shields Today’s Valor Friday is dedicated to CM3 Marvin Shields, USN, and his actions 55 miles northwest of Saigon in Dong Xoai. Mason has done his usual outstanding research on Petty Officer Shields’ valor during the dark days of the Viet Nam war. Mason The US Navy construction battalions (known as […]

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Boomer’s Sunday

| June 21, 2020 | 40 Comments
Boomer’s Sunday

  On behalf of AW1Ed… It’s time once again, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, for Boomer’s Sunday, where I cull through his weekly offering of ‘toons, and pick the best. Honorable Mention goes to my pals Gerhart, Woke Infidel, AW1 Scott, AW1 Rod, and our own Cameron, Skippy, HMCS(FMF) ret, Poetrooper, Mason, Jeff LPH 3 63-66, […]

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