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The Southern Invasion

What comes to mind when you think of the American War of Independence? Paul Revere and Lexington? Bunker Hill? Washington crossing the Delaware? Northern states are rightly proud of these spots and more. But did you know the British campaign in the South was in fact the final turning point in the war?The British forces […]

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“The silence was deafening.”

The World War II Battle of Guadalcanal was the first major offensive and a decisive victory for the Allies in the Pacific. Japanese troops were stationed in this section of the Solomon Islands, when U.S. Marines launched a surprise attack in August 1942 and took control of an air base under construction.  Reinforcements came in, […]

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N U T S !

Four German soldiers approached American lines at Bastogne, Belgium in December 22, 1944. Major Wagner of the 47th Panzer Corps was coming to deliver a typed message demanding American surrender. The message, as you can imagine, was not too polite. Among other things, it pointed out that the Americans were surrounded, and included these words: […]

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Teenage Heroine: Emily Geiger

Even in the 1700’s women could be patriots and heroines. There are numerous accounts of brave women who nobly and courageously performed their patriotic duty during the American Revolution.  Here is the story of one such woman of South Carolina, Emily Geiger.  General Nathaniel Greene had retreated before Lord Rawdon had divided his forces. When […]

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“Don’t Tread on Me”

In 1751 Benjamin Franklin wrote a commentary in his Pennsylvania Gazette suggesting a way to thank the Brits for their policy of sending convicted felons to America – the colonists should send rattlesnakes to England!Three years later, Franklin created and published the first known political cartoon in an American newspaper. It was the image of […]

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“Goodnight Chesty Puller, Wherever You Are!”

In his thirty-seven years of service to the United States Marine Corps, Lewis Puller, nicknamed “Chesty,” would rise through the ranks from Private to General,  and become the most decorated Marine in American history. How does a guy get a nickname like “Chesty”? It is said that he had perfect posture and his torso resembled a […]

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“Our Arrows Will Block Out The Sun”

Where did some of the greatest lines in military history come from? From the sentiments of the toughest and boldest of warriors- of course 😉  The ancient Spartans have given us some of the greatest lines in military history.Persian King Xerxes was trying to fight his way into Greece 2500 years ago during the Battle […]

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Police Story: 3 AM on the Harbor Freeway

This is a favorite police story I have to share. It takes place on the Harbor Freeway in the Los Angeles area. Here’s how the officer tells it:   I stopped a guy for driving erratically on the Harbor freeway at 3:30 in the morning. The conversation went like this:He: “Do you know who I am?”Me: […]

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The Plot to Remove Washington: Part 2

Yesterday we began this story (see it here). You heard about Dr. Benjamin Rush, the Father of American Psychiatry, who was one of the most vocal critics of Washington’s handling of his troops. This was the same Benjamin Rush who, all evidence to the contrary, championed bloodletting as a miracle cure. I’m sure the leeches loved him. […]

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Herman Falk, Korea POW comes home to Arlington

Korean War POW to be buried in Robert E Lee’s Arlington Cemetery First Lt. Herman Falk, a 1950 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, went missing with 156 other soldiers from Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, on Feb. 12, 1951, during operations against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces near Changboing-ni, […]

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