FORT STEWART, Ga. — Spc. Peter Sims has finally decided on a Halloween costume that is sure to get him “some play this year,” since he will be attending the various parties and events dressed as a United States Marine, sources confirmed.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, jailed more than 200 days in Mexico, was freed by a judge Friday and immediately returned to the U.S., his family said. Read more
They tell me of a Captain who from Davy’s side was torn
who sailed his ship the Dutchman in the wind around the Horn.
No ship had ever sailed in such a storm around the key;
this ship was like no other as it sliced the savage sea.
The men were made of granite, Aye! The deck was made of steel;
the strongest wave of Neptune couldn’t turn the iron keel.
They saw him in the fury turn his ship into the gale,
a single beam of light reflecting ‘low the billowed sail.
With courage of the living – and ‘tross* above his mast
he was lost in crushing waves that bury ships in the past.
The Dutchman did not perish in the deep beneath the sea,
instead he lives as guardian of ships that sail the ‘lee*.
Out around the Horn he sails in the fury of the night
and naught do sailors see but of the hull and glowing light.
He awaits the eerie day when the storm will bring him on
when he again can sail into the harbor with the dawn.
Another ship must founder in the place the Dutchman fell
releasing his curs’d crew from Satan’s iron grip in hell.
You can see him in the lightning – his crew the devil’s knaves
reflecting giant shadows from the sails across the waves.
He sails the boiling ocean, flying in the clouds on high,
awaiting now the cursed ship that Fate will bring to die.
That ship will raise its anchor on the tide that brings the morn
to meet the fated Captain who from Davy’s side was torn.
Author Name: Tristan
On Halloween eve in 1938, the power of radio was on full display when a dramatization of the science-fiction novel “The War of the Worlds” scared the daylights out of many of CBS radio’s nighttime listeners.
Let’s give credit where credit is due. Thank you warriors, once again for your service and sacrifice. Come home soon! (After your 21 days in Italy, of course). Anna
With so much misinformation circulating about the scale and domestic danger of the Ebola threat, less attention has been paid to the US military’s effort to stem the disease’s spread in Africa. Read more
In 1960, during the height of the Cold War, the US Air Force introduced the Titan I, its first series of multi-stage Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Along with the Atlas missile program, they became an integral part of the US’s nuclear deterrent against the Soviet Union. Read more
John Green teaches you about the American Revolution. And the Revolutionary War. I know we’ve labored the point here, but they weren’t the same thing. In any case, John will teach you about the major battles of the war, and discuss the strategies on both sides. Everyone is familiar with how this war played out for the Founding Fathers; they got to become the Founding Fathers. But what did the revolution mean to the common people in the United States? For white, property-owning males, it was pretty sweet. They gained rights that were a definite step up from being British Colonial citizens. For everyone else, the short-term gains were not clear. Women’s rights were unaffected, and slaves remained in slavery. As for poor white folks, they remained poor and disenfranchised. The reality is it took a long time for this whole democracy thing to get underway, and the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness weren’t immediately available to all these newly minted Americans.