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60 Soldiers to have valor awards upgraded for actions in Somalia ’93

| July 2, 2021 | 18 Comments
60 Soldiers to have valor awards upgraded for actions in Somalia ’93

Jeff LPH 3 sends in word that 60 soldiers will have valor awards related to action during Operation Gothic Serpent, the US/UN intervention in Somalia in 1993. This was the operation that led to the famous Black Hawk Down incident in what became the Battle of Mogadishu. Fifty-eight soldiers will have awards upgraded to Silver […]

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More Budget Cuts

| April 28, 2021 | 22 Comments
More Budget Cuts

As you probably already know, budget cuts are well underway, while “feelz-good” programs are taking the more prominent position. But until now, when did we send troops overseas to “commute to work”? We have been sending US troops to Somalia for a while now, and nothing seems to have been resolved there,   https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/04/27/us-troops-now-commuting-to-work-to-help-somalia-fight-al-shabab/ From the […]

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Weapons Interdiction on the Indian Ocean

| February 17, 2021 | 22 Comments
Weapons Interdiction on the Indian Ocean

USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) in pursuit. Joint Army, Navy, and Coast Guard team doing good work off the coast of Somalia. Piracy seems to have been made an unattractive proposition lately; fortunately enterprising Sammies can fall back on arms smuggling. Up to now, that is. Gun Bunny sends. Guided-missile destroyer Winston Churchill seizes […]

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We’re pulling out of Somalia

| December 5, 2020 | 14 Comments
We’re pulling out of Somalia

  Both Jeff LPH 3 and the KoB have sent in this one, so I figured I better get at it. We’re finally leaving another place where we’ve been trying to force people to civilize. Pentagon says ‘majority’ of US troops leaving Somalia Pentagon officials announced Friday that the “majority” of U.S. troops stationed in Somalia […]

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Anthony Benardello – Phony Delta / Special Forces Sniper

| August 20, 2020 | 98 Comments
Anthony Benardello – Phony Delta / Special Forces Sniper

The folks at MilitaryPhony sent us their work on this Anthony John Benardello fella.  Tony comes to us from Florence, South Carolina, and is 61 y/o at the time of this writing – August 2020. Good ol’ Tony seems to have packed a lot of runnin’ and gunnin’ into his military career.  After leaving the […]

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