Category Archives: military history
History, like this title, can be ambiguous; indeed, the ambiguity of history belongs to those who write and their interpretations of events. One of the most inspiring historical events was the Battle of Thermopylae. A battle story first told to … Continue reading
— The Red Badge of Courage, Chapter nine
A bunch of new recruits arrive aboard the Saratoga. Unexpectedly, Nathan collars one of the young men and starts yelling at him. It turns out that the new soldier is none other than Nathan’s brother Neil. But Neil’s commanding officer turns out to be a gung-ho glory hound, and he may prove to be more dangerous to his unit than the Chigs.
“Come on you sons of b-! Do you want to live forever?”
-Semper badass, Dan Daly
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and Let Slip the Dogs of War These few words, give pause to all but the most dense, when leaders pound the drums of war and death. Only a few understand the real message, yet reading these words … Continue reading
Secretary of State John Kerry has told us the cost of another war is irrelevant, Saudi Arabia is willing to pick up the tab for our Syrian war. Obama and Kerry must think this version of a no-cost war will … Continue reading
Underestimating your enemy and overestimating your own capabilities has been a major reason many battles and wars have been lost. The battle of Hattin in 1187 is a prime example of the mistakes to avoid when facing an enemy similar to the one we face today.
Today is a day to remember the great sacrifice made by our boys in the greatest generation when they invaded the beaches of Normandy by air, by land, and by sea. Here is one of our great Presidents giving one … Continue reading
The origin of Decoration Day – what we today call Memorial Day – has evolved and changed through our American ages. And with that evolution came the various perspectives of celebration and acknowledgement. When Curt posted a Most Wanted article, … Continue reading
He was the first man to fly a jet on and off an aircraft carrier. He has set aviation records that will almost certainly never be broken and is revered as one of the greatest test pilots of all time.
But even if you take out the aerobatics, his story is remarkable. Here is a man who narrowly cheated death in the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, helped to liberate Belsen and took 2,000 enemy prisoners armed only with a pistol.
What’s more, he then had to test all their aircraft. And all this before turning 30. Little wonder that when he arrived at Buckingham Palace at the grand old age of 28 for the fourth time, to receive the AFC in addition to the DSC, MBE and OBE he had already received, George VI greeted him with the words: ‘Not you again.’
President Obama will award Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.
He will be the fourth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Feed begins at 1330 EST.
Scheduled from Feb 11 2013 1:30 PM EST to Feb 11 2013 2:30 PM EST