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From the Trailer Park — The Hornet’s Nest

Directed by Mike and Carlos Boettcher. Here is the Imdb page. In the vein of Restrepo. Outlaw posted this trailer last year… it comes out next month so here’s a reminder.

Humanity and Hope in a Confederate Prison

The New York Times Opinionator has an interesting story on a Southern prison called Cahaba Federal Prison located in Alabama and run by a Kentuckian Methodist minister:

For more than the obvious reasons, Civil War soldiers in both armies despised military prisons. Not only were the inmates held against their will, but the hunger, filth, [...]

Rick Perry -- MIA

No, this isn’t a story about Rick Perry being derelict in his duties. It is about his trip with a group called the BentProp Project to Palau in the Pacific to look for the remains of World War 2 MIAs. From the Trail Blazers Blog at The Dallas Morning News: Gov. Rick Perry announced [...]

Crying “Wolf!”

Women (or men for that matter) who make false claims of rape should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. They ruin lives and families, make it more difficult for real victims to come forward and be believed, and people contemplating filing such vexatious claims need to be deterred. From the New York [...]

Sunday Open Thread

“The Monitor and Merrimac: The First Fight Between Ironclads”, a chromolithograph of the Battle of Hampton Roads, produced by Louis Prang & Co., Boston

On this date in 1862 the Battle of Hampton Roads was concluded

Bringing Baggage

This is an interesting piece on research into military suicides.  Given the numbers involved I still reject the notion in some quarters that there was an epidemic of suicides among current and former military members.  That being said, each one is a tragedy and we owe it to our service members to help them and [...]

19 FEB 2007 Troops in Contact

An Alamo in central Iraq. 19 FEB 2007

The town of Tarmiyah lies about 15 miles north of Camp Taji. About half way to the sprawling airbase at Balad on the banks of the Tigris River, Tarmiyah had long been the home of insurgent activity. During OIF 2 it was a known hotspot to us [...]

Tuesday Open Thread

On this date in 1943 Dwight Eisenhower was chosen to be the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.

For Keith and Jason

7 years ago today we lost two great Cav troopers. See ya’ on the green.

On the 20th of this month a new helicopter maintenance hangar at Fort Rucker, AL will be named in honor of CW4 Keith Yoakum and CW2 Jason DeFrenn, it’s an honor long over due.

For more about this day [...]

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Avicii. Hey, Brother…there’s an endless road to rediscover…

Remembering 2 brother aviators who gave everything they had 7 years ago today in An Najaf, Iraq. If you care to read my version of that day’s events click through below: