Watch “Civil War Ballooning: President Lincoln’s Air Force” on YouTube


Civil War Ballooning: President Lincoln’s Air Force: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL45AF5AB8BB4E8E03

This is a Playlist with eight (8) videos about our 16th President’s Air Force! Watch them at your leisure. Enjoy! 

Honor Surpassed

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We dismiss the achievements of our ancestors & fall short of them.

They honor the achievements of their ancestors & surpassed them.

Anthony Esolen, Professor of English

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Woman worker grinding a machined part at Curtiss-Wright. Photograph by F. Dale Smith, 1943-44. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collection. Smith, Dale F. Collection.

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If-

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: Read more

Watch “Veterans Day Medley | Anthem Lights Mashup” 


Happy Veterans Day 

Veterans Day


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Vietnam War

Thank you , veterans for your service and sacrifice for our nation. We’ll never forget.

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Happy Birthday, Marines! 


Have a great day! Thank you for all you’ve done and sacrificed for this great nation of ours. 

Semper Fi, Grandpa 

Watch “World Battleground, 1000 years of war in 5 minutes” 


1,000 years of war. In five minutes. ☺ 

AMERICA: Hold the Line

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Dear America, 

We the People  have some significant choices to make in the next few days, choices that will lead us down a path that,  to most of us is uncertain.   Read more

Watch “Hidden Camera: VA Director says VA Turning Veterans into Drug Addicts” 


This is beyond unacceptable. Our vets need OUR voices in their battle for proper treatment. There is another video that follows the one above, I’ll post it as well. 

Part Two:  Unaccountability 

Image of the Day: 4 November 2016


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U.S. Army 2nd Lt. R.C. Rescorla, Platoon Leader of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division – Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam. November 16, 1965. Born in England, he first served in the British Army, then joined the U.S. Army. Rick Rescorla, who was head of security for banking firm Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, is credited with saving 2,700 people by making sure they left the World Trade Center’s South Tower before it collapsed. He was killed when he went back in to rescue more people. (Colourised by Doug Banks)

 

American Coup d’Etat: 1934

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November 1934, federal investigators uncovered an amazing plot involving some two dozen senior businessmen, a good many of them Wall Street financiers, to topple the government of the United States and install a fascist dictatorship. Roth’s novel is developed from several strands of this factual account; he assumed the plot is actually carried out, whereas in fact an alert FDR shut it down but stopped short of retaliatory measures against the plotters.  Read more

Why were helicopters dumped overboard at the end of the Vietnam War? 

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In the final year of the Vietnam War, a series of offensives by the North Vietnamese led to the fall of the South Vietnamese capital Saigon on April 30, 1975.

As the North Vietnamese Viet Cong approached Saigon, South Vietnamese citizens and American personnel fled before them, and the U.S. government began a program of mass evacuations. People were helicoptered away, sometimes under fire, to waiting American warships. There were scenes of chaos as desperate people tried to escape.

The final phase of the evacuation was code-named Operation Frequent Wind. The American Embassy had previously distributed a booklet to its citizens, called “Standard Instruction and Advice to Civilians in an Emergency” (SAFE). This included a map of Saigon showing areas where they would be picked up when the signal was given. The signal, to be broadcast on Armed Forces Radio, was “”The temperature in Saigon is 105 degrees and rising,” followed by the playing of “White Christmas.” 

Frequent Wind was carried out on April 29 and 30. Such was the speed of the evacuation and the number of people involved that the ships became overwhelmed with people and the helicopters that had brought them. Orders were given to push surplus helicopters over the sides of the ships to make room for more. Some pilots were told to drop off their passengers, then ditch their machines in the sea, bailing out at the last moment to be picked up by waiting rescue boats.

Over 7,000 people were evacuated in Operation Frequent Wind.

READ MORE HERE

Image of the Day: 28 October 2016 


French soldiers stand in German trenches seized after being shelled on the Somme front, northern France in 1916.

Collection Odette Carrez / Reuters

[No] Shots Fired!


Cpl. Desmond T. Does

Seventh-Day Adventist Saved Fellow Soldiers on Sabbath

What do you do with a soldier who doesn’t eat meat, refuses to train on Saturday, and won’t carry a gun or bayonet? In the case of Cpl. Desmond T. Doss, you give that soldier a Medal of Honor — and many thanks for saving over 75 lives. Read more

Watch “Camp Pendleton’s Annual Evening Colors Ceremony Part 2”