Last Print Issue for Soldier of Fortune Magazine, Moving to All-Digital

Wow. An end of an era.

One of the major thrusts of our initially underfunded, problematical publishing venture was giving my fellow Vietnam veterans, whose spilled blood was just as red as those who sacrificed in Korea, WWII, WWI, and previous wars, recognition for the battles they fought, the sacrifices they made while tangling with the forces of communist tyrants. Certainly we succeeded, much to the consternation of the liberal hacks and dishonest cowards who continue to babble about a “…guerrilla war conducted by oppressed peasants.” And who refuse, even now, to admit the fact that the North Vietnamese invasion of South Viet Nam, with divisions of armor, was no different than the Nazi invasion of Poland or France.

It was the only place– The. Only. Place.– where interested parties could keep up with global military affairs of a certain type and developments in small arms. Rhodesia, El Salvador, Afghanistan, South-West Africa, SOF covered them all. The advent of the Glock and the Galil both broke there, as did the M16A2.

(Might have to get a copy of that last print issue…)

 

Oh, and thanks to MDL for the tip.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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