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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.

SLA Marshall on D Day

From The Atlantic magazine circa 1960, SLA Marshall writing about the 116th Infantry (Stonewall Brigade) landing at Normandy.

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In Military Times

Article of note in Military Times: Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence by Reed Robert Bonadonna, Naval Institute, 352 pages, $35. Thank you for your civilizing. That’s the message from a … Continue reading

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Fire Him Now

Apparently an employee offered to allow inspectors to see the remains of Senator John Glenn, Colonel USMC (Retired).  They demure.  The employee should be fired.

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Command Influence Begins at the TOP

There is a reason why other nation’s military Commanding Officers are no longer the convening authority or approval authority for Courts Martial.  Based on what I read here the unlawful Command Influence came from the very top of the department … Continue reading

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WTF Is The Army Horseman Badge?

From this article I was surprised to learn there is an Army Horseman Badge?

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STOP–Hear Me SMA Dailey–STOP

I came across this article today, I hope that it is a fanciful flight of fancy by Army Time, somehow I don’t think so. As an old retired soldier, SMA Dailey stop with the constant uniform changes.  Let the uniform … Continue reading

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MSG Wilburn Ross USA (RET)

This obit caught my attention.  One hell’va a man. For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Wilburn Kirby Ross, United States Army, for … Continue reading

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