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Happy Birthday Army!

| June 14, 2024 | 20 Comments
Happy Birthday Army!

249 Years Young Today in military history: US Army is founded On June 14, 1775, the United States Army was born when the Continental Congress assumed control of the New England army. On June 14, 1775, the United States Army was born when the Continental Congress assumed control of the New England army. Formed in […]

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D-Day hero to receive posthumous DSC

| June 4, 2024 | 11 Comments
D-Day hero to receive posthumous DSC

We’ve talked about Staff Sergeant Waverly Woodson Jr before. I wrote about him last year for a Valor Friday piece. Click the link to refresh your memory. Ex-PH2 posted about him a few years previous. [Editor’s note: I don’t realize how much I miss some people like Ex until I’m going through old posts and […]

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Without a Navy, Ukraine Halts the Black Sea Fleet

| May 23, 2024 | 42 Comments
Without a Navy, Ukraine Halts the Black Sea Fleet

Artificial Reef Ukraine has devastated Russia’s Black Sea Fleet without even having a real navy. These are the Russian warships Ukraine has taken out. Lauren Frias In over two years, Ukrainian forces have devastated Russia’s Black Sea fleet. In lieu of warships, Ukraine uses unmanned drones and anti-ship missiles to thwart Russia’s navy. The barrage […]

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Sergeant Shields Student from Grenade Blast

| May 13, 2024 | 69 Comments
Sergeant Shields Student from Grenade Blast

Marine shielded his student from grenade with his body — and survived By Irene Loewenson When then-Sgt. Brett Meil saw one of his students inadvertently activate a grenade during Marine infantry training in June 2023, he yelled at him to toss the grenade into the target area. But the student froze with fear. In between […]

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Army’s Best Warrior is a Navy Corpsman

| May 6, 2024 | 31 Comments
Army’s Best Warrior is a Navy Corpsman

Friendly, light-hearted First Class Petty Officer Navy hospital corpsman beats Army for Best Warrior title Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Michael O’Connell and his mustache beat seven Army soldiers for the title in the noncommissioned officer field. BY NICHOLAS SLAYTON Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Michael O’Connell might be under the command of the Navy Medicine Operational […]

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Army Corps of Engineers to Baltimore Recovery

| March 29, 2024 | 29 Comments
Army Corps of Engineers to Baltimore Recovery

Army Corps of Engineers supports Baltimore bridge recovery efforts By Zamone Perez More than 1,100 Army Corps of Engineers engineering, construction, contracting and operations specialists will take part in recovery efforts and clearing debris following the bridge collapse in Baltimore, Maryland, according to a statement from the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday. The Army […]

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Stolen Military Grave Markers Recovered

| February 5, 2024 | 17 Comments
Stolen Military Grave Markers Recovered

Recovered Markers Military grave markers stolen from cemetery, two people arrested SANDUSKY, Ohio (WTVG) – Two people were arrested after military grave markers were stolen from a cemetery in Sandusky. According to the Perkins Township Police Department, Amy Christiansen, 51, and Chad Burdue, 40, of Sandusky, were arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property and […]

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Marine Awarded Purple Heart. Finally.

| January 26, 2024 | 13 Comments
Marine Awarded Purple Heart. Finally.

A Marine finally received a Purple Heart for a 2005 ambush in Ramadi The award was long overdue. BY MATT WHITE Francisco Roman was leading a team of Marines through the chaotic roads of Ramadi, Iraq in 2005 when the streets suddenly turned quiet. “We were patrolling back to our base, and I noticed that […]

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