Category Archives: VMI

Living with Pigs

I had a good vacation, the first since 2002. Two weeks of no computer, news feeds, and work intruding. I liked it so much I’m doing it again next month around Thanksgiving. You’re welcome! The title doesn’t refer to riding … Continue reading

Posted in Cyberwar, Idiocy, Readiness, Stray Voltage, Veterans' Issues, VMI | 3 Comments

Good, Evil, and Kneeling During the National Anthem

Hello Readers of InTheOldCorps. I was called away to work in lovely New Mexico – and it is lovely. This is a temporary change of scenery, but welcome all the same. The change prevented me from viewing the rest of … Continue reading

Posted in Insurgency & Counterinsurgency, Resistance, VMI | 3 Comments

RTD: “VMI leaders say military college will keep Confederate statues”

That stalwart, DRM89, sent in this fine piece of defiant good news: “Leaders of Virginia Military Institute said Tuesday that the school will keep its Confederate statues and consider adding more historical context in the aftermath of last month’s violent … Continue reading

Posted in History, VMI | 1 Comment

Ezekiel’s Confederate Monument at Arlington Now Under Fire

Sad, but true. A great man is now being “othered.” (And we are too.)

Posted in History, Idiocy, VMI | 2 Comments

Can Virginia Military Institute Survive Without Its Core Identity?

Can Virginia Military Institute survive without its identity? The current hysteria over cleansing America of its statuary misses the point: one can not erase the past. It can be forgotten over time, but at some point an archaeologist will dig … Continue reading

Posted in History, VMI, War and the Moral Consequences | 1 Comment

“Northam calls for taking down Confederate statues in Virginia and moving them to museums”

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch, by way of the Roanoke Times. That’s Northam ’81, by the way. Would this mean the statues at VMI, as well? Picture what post would look like devoid of any image or reference to the Confederacy. … Continue reading

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Taps: 1LT Ben Cross, ’13

Friday night I remember the news story of a MV-22 going down during the Talisman Sabre 17 exercise off the coast of Queensland, Australia.  23 of 26 personnel aboard were rescued. This morning I awoke to a notification that one … Continue reading

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