Category Archives: Heroism

Bergdahl, Russia, and Discipline

Leading off is a very incendiary editorial calling the Army’s treatment of members of SGT Bergdahl’s unit into question. I have to admit, what about this affair at that unit’s level required a Non-Disclosure Agreement with threats of punishment – … Continue reading

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“When in the Course of Human Events…”

Please read the whole thing, aloud if you can, and to as many people as you muster. It matters. Remember who we are, an where we came from. (Happy Independence Day!)

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Notice of Transfer: LTG Hal Moore to Fiddler’s Green

Lieutenant General Harold G. “Hal” Moore PCS’d to a posting on Fiddler’s Green on February 10th of this year. He will be reunited with his Command Sergeant Major, Basil L. Plumly, and other members of 1-7 Cavalry. LTG Moore is … Continue reading

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9/11: Fifteen Years On

First: We Remember. But then let us with a cold eye assess situation across the world. What we see is not encouraging. The enemy, in his mind-numbed barbarous hordes, is on the march. Age-old kinsmen and allies appear to be … Continue reading

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“Unless You Pay Us Cash to Go Away”

Thanks to URR’s post this day, spurred on by his comment previous to this post here, I thought it worthwhile to post some of Kipling’s “Dane-Geld” (scroll down to see it, although the rest of the entries are worth reading, … Continue reading

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The Fantastic and Improbable Story of WW2 Ace Lou Curdes

READ. The P-51 banked steeply, head on into the flak, and opened up with its fifties on the C-47’s right engine. As the transport headed out to sea, with one engine gone, Curdes made a 180 degree turn and cut … Continue reading

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The Mission to Thwart the Nazi Atom Bomb

Not related to Operation Overlord, but certainly an important action in WWII, and a stirring tale. This raid has long held my fascination, and I think I have three or four books about it– apparently now there’s another one! Thanks … Continue reading

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