May 2020

  The deadliest thing that faced the Civil War soldier was disease. For every soldier who died in battle, two died of disease. … From Wikipedia: ” For 110 years, the numbers stood as gospel: 618,222 men died in the Civil War, 360,222 from the North and 258,000 from the South — by far the […]

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Post image for For Memorial Day, Here Is Another Visit With My Dad: Sgt. Marvin Edward Russ.

He was born in Atlanta, the son of a Russian immigrant father and Scottish immigrant mother. His father was named Yaakov Sirota. We think he came to the name Jake Russ very simply. Somewhere between Ellis Island and the paperwork, he felt that he had to fit in. He threw his Jewish Russian sounding name […]

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The Hong Kong Flu During Vietnam Was Also Thought to Have Originated in China.

May 25, 2020

  The Hong Kong Flu outbreak appeared on 13 July 1968. By the end of July 1968, it was a full on pandemic in Singapore and in Hong Kong.This flu was also thought to have originate in China, and perhaps it did. This is unconfirmed.   That said, while there was a deadly war raging […]

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The Spanish Flu Was Far More Deadly Than World War I.

May 20, 2020

As noted in the Journal of the American Medical Association final edition of 1918: “The 1918 has gone: a year momentous as the termination of the most cruel war in the annals of the human race; a year which marked, the end at least for a time, of man’s destruction of man; unfortunately a year […]

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Lazy Dogs

May 15, 2020

    A Lazy Dog was also called a Red Dot Bomb or a Yellow Dog Bomb is a thumb sized unguided piece of lead  kinetic projectile typically about 2 inches by a half inch.     The weapons were designed to be dropped from almost any kind of aircraft. Lazy Dogs were not explosive. But falling at 9.8 meters […]

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Garrison Cap

May 10, 2020

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World War II US Army Boots and Leggings

May 5, 2020

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