The Army Fights Viruses Too.

June 15, 2020

Smallpox ravaged Colonial America. Half of the 10,000 continental soldiers fell ill with it. And it decimated Native American populations. John Adams wrote, “The smallpox is ten times more terrible than the British, Canadians and Indians together. This was the cause of our precipitate retreat from Quebec.” Also, Small Pox probably prevented Canadian territories from […]

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Something Destroyed Most Of The Mycenenans at The End of The Bronze Age.

June 10, 2020

                                                                     Fire destroyed much of the Myceneans at the end of the Bronze Age. So I am reading this book and it’s about this two decade period a thousand or so years before the  Common Era,  where entire nations collapsed and some unknown raiders called the Sea Peoples overwhelmed nations all along the Levanth, up […]

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D-Day

June 6, 2020
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Chief of Naval Operations Posts to US Navy Regarding COVID-19

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic brought an invisible enemy to our shores and changed the way we operate as a Navy. The fight against this virus is a tough one. But our Sailors are tougher, and each of you plays a critical role in defeating this virus. We have embraced the […]

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Two Thirds of American Civil War Deaths Were Caused By Sickness

May 30, 2020
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  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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For Memorial Day, Here Is Another Visit With My Dad: Sgt. Marvin Edward Russ.

May 25, 2020
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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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Found This Amazing Lecture About The Culture of Army Boots.

April 30, 2020
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Why Combat Boots? Natalie Hayes Writer’s comment: My roommates, Deborah and Mondana, asked why I would write an essay on combat boots. I am not the military type. Nor am I a gangster or a punk-style dresser. I do not even own a pair of combat boots, although I find them quite appealing now. The […]

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Of Rape and War

April 25, 2020

    From “The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy Book 2)” by Rick Atkinson.     “Another chaplain cited specifics: a fifteen-year-old girl raped by eighteen colonial soldiers; a twenty-seven-year-old raped by three soldiers; a twenty-eight-year-old raped by five. An American artillery battalion commander described an Italian […]

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The M-18 Hellcat

April 20, 2020
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        When the Tank Destroyer Force was organized in 1941, thye were looking for something light and fast and a heavy hitter. The M 18 was the last of a long line of guns that the US field commanders felt would be better on the battlefield not as a front line vehicle, […]

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Great Naval Weaponry Footage Against Somali Pirates

April 15, 2020

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F-18 Carrier Take Off & Landing Pilot POV

April 10, 2020

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Ernie Pyle’s Greatest Post

April 5, 2020
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The Death of Captain Waskow           AT THE FRONT LINES IN ITALY, January 10, 1944 – In this war I have known a lot of officers who were loved and respected by the soldiers under them. But never have I crossed the trail of any man as beloved as Capt. Henry […]

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Extremely High -Rez Shot of Mars

March 31, 2020
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Mr. Scott.

March 25, 2020

James Doohan March 3, 1920 – July 20, 2005   He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of four children. And although he was known most for his Scottish Engineer character: Scotty, he was in fact Irish. Or that’s where his people emigrated from to get to Canada.   He had joined the […]

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The DUKW

March 20, 2020
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Its nomenclature notwithstanding, the DUKW was one of the most successful collaborations between the US government weapons procurement mission and competent scientific and engineering experts.   The idea was to create a vehicle that could move troops from troop ships to a beachhead. It was designed by Rod Stephens who designed luxury yachts. Also Dennis […]

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