The Last Doughboy

So many were sent

far across the pond

when the world was in chaos

and we chose to respond.

they died in the trenches

and crossed the wire

charging the enemy

and facing the fire. Read more

Today in History: Soviets take over in Afghanistan, 1979


In an attempt to stabilize the turbulent political situation in Afghanistan, the Soviet Union sends 75,000 troops to enforce the installation of Babrak Karmal as the new leader of the nation. The new government and the imposing Soviet presence, however, had little success in putting down anti government rebels. Thus began nearly 10 years of an agonizing, destructive, and ultimately fruitless Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. Read more


It is the Soldier

“It is the Soldier, not the reporter,

who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet,

who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer,

who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the Soldier

who salutes the flag,

who serves beneath the flag,

and whose coffin is draped by the flag,

who allows the protester to burn the flag.”

–Charles M. Province