November 11th is Veterans Day, an American holiday that honors and thanks military veterans, living and dead, for their service and sacrifice. It is celebrated in other parts of the world as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. It goes well […]
Today is the 232nd Birthday of United States Marine Corps. Semper Fi Devil Dogs!
The Marine Corps was founded on this day, November 10th, in 1775 when the Continental Congress commissioned the raising of 2 battalions of Marines. They picked the right place to do the recruiting, a tavern.
Since then the Marines have led […]
Here’s a link to his full bio/obit from the San Antonio newspaper and a couple of snippets from it.
San Antonio Express-News: WWII fighter ace ‘Tex’ Hill dies at 92
Hill was “a giant figure in heroic aviation,” said T.R. Fehrenbach, author of “This Kind of War,” a history of the Korean conflict. “We don’t have heroes […]
In a classic bureaucratic move, the Army took steps to deny benefits to Army National Guard members.
WCSH: National Guard Troops Denied Benefits After Longest Deployment Of Iraq War
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (NBC) — When they came home from Iraq, 2,600 members of the Minnesota National Guard had been deployed longer than any other ground combat unit. The […]