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Valor Friday

| July 23, 2021 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

It’s another busy week here at the Mason family household, so I can’t devote as much attention to this week’s Valor Friday post as usual. I’ll have to plagiarize benchmark this week’s article. I came across the story of the young man pictured above and thought he’d make a great subject. The only black man […]

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The Last Surviving Soldier Who Liberated Auschwitz Has Died

| June 8, 2021 | 22 Comments
The Last Surviving Soldier Who Liberated Auschwitz Has Died

Sad news from Russia that the last of the liberators of Auschwitz has passed on. From NPR; David Dushman, the last surviving Soviet soldier involved in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, has died. He was 98. The Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria said Sunday that Dushman had died at […]

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Valor Friday

| May 21, 2021 | 4 Comments
Valor Friday

Last week I talked about the Lost Battalion in World War I, and the tragic end to the heroic commander of the unit. This is sending me down a rabbit hole of valorous units. I’m planning on making this a bit of a series since there are so many to choose from. First up will […]

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Harassing Our Troops

| April 25, 2021 | 10 Comments
Harassing Our Troops

Constantly amazed at the things Vlad will try to do to spook us.  We’re withdrawing (some day) from the Middle East in general and Syria in particular, and yet he’s having his side of the fence go on harassing our people and zapping them with microwave radiation (yes, it is) while we’re just trying to […]

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Russian Update

| April 21, 2021 | 12 Comments
Russian Update

This handout photo released on April 14, 2021, by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows Russian navy ships during drills in the Black Sea. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP) Russia is warning us to not bother them when we’re near Crimea, in regard to its buildup to do some thing to Ukraine. There […]

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New Sanctions On Russia?

| April 17, 2021 | 28 Comments
New Sanctions On Russia?

The newest news is that that US has slapped new sanctions on Russia over cyberattacks and elections meddling. Okay, sure. Put those sanctions on Vlad’s meddling, please. How come it happened now and it’s okay to admit to it, but when it happened before and Trump got elected, it was some sort of wierd conspiracy? […]

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Russian identity thieves steal Medal of Honor recipients’ names to fleece AAFES

| March 3, 2021 | 8 Comments
Russian identity thieves steal Medal of Honor recipients’ names to fleece AAFES

This is an older case, but the information has just come to light. It seems that back in 2014 the US Secret Service got word that 22 Medal of Honor recipients’ identities were used to buy more than $50k worth of good. These goods were shipped to US addresses where unwitting participants (doing fairly common […]

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Oh, Here We Go…..

| February 20, 2021 | 14 Comments
Oh, Here We Go…..

The current occupant of the Oval Office has announced this morning that the “US is back!” in NATO.  https://www.abc27.com/news/us-world/politics/europe-applauds-bidens-approach-stresses-cooperation/ What that person is implying is that the US government (under Trump) expected the NATO allies to pay the entire thing. This was completely not true. As indicated in the article below, Trump simply indicated that […]

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