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The Odd Beauty of Military Boneyards

by Daniel Russ on July 10, 2018

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Marines at Yudam-Ni Douglas McArthur fell into a trap engineered by Mao Tse Tung and his combat planners. The Korean War began on the 25th of June 1950 and ended on July 27th 1953. It was a bloody back and forth struggle between local, poor and mostly uneducated masses and the United Nations combined force […]

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D-Day Invasion Maps

June 6, 2018
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The Slug Fest That Began At Pearl Harbor.

June 3, 2018

  Nothing paints a struggle quite like taking a moment to look at casualty and lost lists. There was never a more brutal fight between two nations like there was between Japan and the United States. The environments were fetid, swampy, inundated with natural predators and configured to hide indigenous defenders. Both soldiers were filled […]

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The Model 48 Charger

February 22, 2018
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    From Wikipwedia:   General characteristics Crew: 2 Capacity: 6 paratroops in utility/cargo bay[8] Length: 34 ft 10 in (10.62 m) Wingspan: 30 ft 1.25 in (9.1758 m) Height: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m) Wing area: 216 sq ft (20.1 m2) Empty weight: 4,457 lb (2,022 kg) Gross weight: 10,460 lb (4,745 kg) Fuel capacity: 258 US Gallon (977 L) internal[8] Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada T74-CP-8/10 […]

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Deployed During Christmas

December 25, 2017

  5,200 in Iraq 2,000 in Syria 28,000 in South Korea 60,000 U.S. Central Command area of operations and aboard ships. 710 in Kosovo. 3,100 in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa 505 in Niger. 34,300 in Germany 8,300 in the United Kingdom 44,500 in Japan. 20,000 National Guardsmen are operating far from their homes […]

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D-Day Through German Eyes by Holger Eckhertz – A Review

June 1, 2016

  Dieter Eckhertz, German WWII journalist did extensive interviews with German soldiers who were defending Normandy Beach on June 6th 1944. His son, Holger just recently published these. Here for example is testimony from Second Lieutenant L.T.J. Wergens, an artillery Battery Officer assigned to the 716th Infantry Division, an amalgam of Balkan, troops and older […]

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Almost 4 Million Fought In The Soviet Japanese War, a Battle Few Have Ever Heard Of.

March 17, 2015

By April of 1945, the Russians were at Hitler’s doorstep in the bloody smoking streets of Berlin. Russian tank battalions were forcing back a desperate and hopeless yet fanatical army of Nazis hoping to come out of the Second World War with something to show for it. All over Europe, German units were surrendering their […]

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Peleliu. A Battle Few Have Heard Of Was Considered The Hardest Fought In The Pacific.

August 3, 2014

    The Japanese Imperial Command was the last organization in Japan to get the message that the United State’s juggernaut advance up the Pacific was not going to end soon. Out of a medieval Samurai value system, the Japanese believed it was incumbent upon them to resist at all costs. It can be argued […]

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“I Don’t Know What You Been Told” – Military Cadence Songs

December 2, 2013

  It is the phenomenon of working songs that gave birth to military cadence songs. The call out and respond structure keeps a leader a band of people together in real time. Perhaps the comedy of the sings or the fact that they are sung together that bonds people. Perhaps they bond no one. They […]

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Two Marine Generals Fired.

November 9, 2013

    Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos   On September 14th, 2012, 15 Taliban operative disguised in American uniforms, stormed Camp Bastion Using small arms, mortars, RPGs, suicide vests and grenades the 15 men attacked and destroyed six AV-8B Harriers from the Marine Attack Squadron 211, based in Yuma, Arizona. Marines have less than […]

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Unusual Foreign And Domestic World War II Recruitment And Propaganda Posters.

September 24, 2013

              Source wiki . Related Posts:More great WWII Propaganda PostersGerman World War II Propaganda Posters.Georgian Army Recruitment VideoNewest Marine Corps CommercialFairly Hilarious Indian Military Recruitment Video Features Bollywood Like Sound Track.

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Great World War II Marine And Army Ranger Recruitment Posters.

September 23, 2013

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What They Carried. The US Infantryman In World War II.

May 16, 2013

  When the Japanese attacked the US military installation at Pearl Harbor, the US wasn’t really ready for war. In fact, we were plainly under equipped, under dressed, out matched in almost everyway by a typical German or Japanese soldier. What the United States of America was ready for on December 7th, 1941, was industrial […]

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Was Tarawa Worth It?

April 7, 2013

  On maps, war makes sense. It’s hard to see the decision making process that produced killing fields from the killing fields themselves. Maps are mostly bloodless affairs that give one a general idea of where attacks are supposed to occur. It’s easy to see why the US had to build airfields starting at Tarawa […]

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We Had No Idea How Hard The Japanese Would Fought Until Guadalcanal. Then Again, They Didn’t Know How Hard We Would Fight Either.

January 3, 2013

  Once the smaller islands were in US hands, the Marines moved. At 0910 hours the Ist and 3rd Batteries of 5th Marines took Beach Red. The landing was unopposed. 3rd battery of the 1st Marines took Mount Austin to the southwest. The going was slow. The thickly wooded island was almost impenetrable to anyone, […]

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Guadalcanal Was Our First Official Ground War With The Japanese.

January 1, 2013

      May 1942, untested United States Marines are headed into the Pacific, most of them are kids out of high school with a deeply inculcated sense of pride and patriotism. For the most part they are well trained. These are the pride of America’s youth. The answer to both the dedicated Wehrmacht soldier […]

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Jerry Coleman, Marine Combat Pilot, Fought In Two Wars, Played For The Yankees.

April 10, 2012

  He played for the Yankees and the Padres. He played in six World Series and won four of them. He batted a lifetime .263. He had 558 hits and 217 runs batted in. Coleman was an American League All-Star, and won the Most Valuable Player in the 1950 World Series, when the Yankees swept […]

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Ted Williams. Linguist. Red Sox Hero. Fighter Pilot.

April 9, 2012

Ted Williams.   August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002   He hit 521 home runs. His batting average was .344. He has over 2600 hits. He got on base 48 percent of the time. He was an MVP 19 times and was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.   Oh yeah, […]

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The Interview.

April 4, 2012

  Katie Couric, while interviewing a Marine sniper, asked: “What do you feel … when you shoot an insurgent?” The Marine shrugged and replied, “A slight recoil.” Source: Militaryhumor.com Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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