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    Admiral Marc Mitscher   Dawn. June 17th 1944, the United States Navy is about to hammer Saipan in the drive to Marianna Islands. Airfields and other real estate features favored the Marianna’s Island as a staging area for B-29 bombers on the attack of the mainland. The strategy this revealed was the notion […]

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      Harvey Alan Russ, (8/1/47-9/22/12) a veteran of the US Army, died of a sudden heart attack Saturday in his home in Canton, Georgia. He is survived by his brothers Barry and Daniel and his sister Estelle who resides in Jerusalem, and his wife Ann, and his stepson Don.     Harvey was […]

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Private Gore Vidal, United States Army, Passes Away.

August 1, 2012

  Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012). He attended and graduated the Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Afterwrds in 143 he joined the United States Army, He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands fduring the Second World War and served as  a first mate on a ship berthed in Dutch […]

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George S. Patton Was The Most Interesting Man In The World.

May 30, 2012
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    He was born George Smith Patton, the son with an illustrious family tree that skeins back all the way to George Washington and the American Revolution. Patton listened to the stories told in his home about cavalry battle by John Singleton Mosby a cavalry officer who served with Jeb Stuart in the Confederate […]

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32 Soldiers Took Their Own Lives In June

July 16, 2010

Suicides in the U.S. Army spiked in June to the highest monthly level since the Vietnam era. According to military statistics, 32 soldiers took their own lives last month. Twenty-one of those were on active duty, while 11 were reservists with inactive status. Seven soldiers were serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Army officials are at […]

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That’ll Stop That Nasty Habit

April 25, 2010

“FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Thousands of soldiers, their bald eagle shoulder patches lined up row upon row across the grassy field, stood at rigid attention to hear a stern message from their commander. Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend addressed the 101st Airborne Division with military brusqueness: Suicides at the post had spiked after soldiers started returning […]

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US Army Vets Speak Out About Care

April 25, 2010

“COLORADO SPRINGS — A year ago, Specialist Michael Crawford wanted nothing more than to get into Fort Carson’s Warrior Transition Battalion, a special unit created to provide closely managed care for soldiers with physical wounds and severe psychological trauma. A strapping Army sniper who once brimmed with confidence, he had returned emotionally broken from Iraq, […]

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US Plans To Leave Haiti

April 20, 2010

“There are currently 2,200 US troops in the country, down from a peak of 22,000 in February when large numbers were despatched to help the aid effort. Some 500 National Guard troops and reservists will remain in Haiti to help aid workers, a US commander said. January’s quake killed up to 230,000 people and left […]

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M109 Paladin 155mm Self-Propelled Gun Firing In Iraq

March 15, 2010

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Living Testimony From Sand Creek Massacre of Nov. 29th, 1864

December 20, 2009

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Army Suicide Rate Out Of Control

December 17, 2009

“The Army released suicide data for the month of November today. Among active-duty soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides, all of which are pending determination of the manner of death. For October, the Army reported 16 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, three have been confirmed as suicides, and 13 remain under investigation. […]

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Senator Ted Kennedy, US Army Veteran, Dies Of A Brain Tumor. 1932-2009

August 26, 2009

The firebrand progressive senator from Massachusetts has died from a brain tumor. He is mentioned here because of his military service. From Wikipedia Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in June 1951.Following basic training at Fort Dix, he requested assignment to Fort Holabird for Army Intelligence training, but was dropped after a few weeks […]

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Elvis Presley, Third Armored Division, Died 22 Years Ago.

August 15, 2009

At a press conference in 1957,  the Memphis Draft Board announced that the teen idol rock star Elvis Presley was about to be drafted into the United States Army. He was in the middle of filming the movie King Creole and the draft board was kind enough to grant Mr. Presley a deferment to finish […]

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Max Noe. Sergeant, United States Army. POW. Hero.

July 16, 2009

Max Noe was born in Uvalde, Texas in 1916 and he was raised in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  His family moved from Rio Hondo to Austin in 1934.  Max graduated from Austin High School and went to work for the Post Office.  He had five years experience as a postal employee when he entered […]

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A Reminder That It Is Always Better To Give Than To Receive.

July 15, 2009

An M198 155mm howitzer delivers a ten round volley in Naray Afghanistan, 2008. Related Posts:M109 Paladin 155mm Self-Propelled Gun Firing In IraqThe Worst Job In The World.Great Old Soviet Private Collection Of Occupation Of Afghanistan.Around Saipan The United States And The Imperial Japanese Brought The Biggest Ships And More Naval Firepower Than The World Had […]

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