Author Archives: keydet1976

About keydet1976

Retired as a Colonel in the United States Army after 33 years of service. Graduate of the VMI, MA in History at JMU, completed course work for Ph.D in History University of Tennessee.

Sixty Three Years Young

The C130 and I are the same age; unlike this old fool, it is staying young at heart and learning new tricks.  It ain’t pretty, it is slow, but you know it is going to get you there. . .even … Continue reading

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Should the former Admiral be keelhauled?  Like the Officer in another service (I refuse to further acknowledge the service he served in as he dishonor the service all whom have worn it uniform since its founding at Tun’s Tavern) who … Continue reading

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Where is the Druming Out

Marine Officer foresacked his honor.   In the 1960s show Branded the uniform was stripped, the sword broken , and buttons cut off. Why not now?

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Some Thoughts on Russia

I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on Russian history however, my limited studies lead me to several conclusions. Like many egomaniacs Putin wants to be feared, respected, and admired (started to write loved but not the … Continue reading

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Perspective on World War I

Interesting article over at Real Clear Defense on the cause and effects of the US entry into World War I.

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More on World War I

Good article over at the Post on World War I.

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Participation Award

Just as dumb as the Combat Action Badge.

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