Soaring Valor

Last summer, Gary Sinise and his Foundation brought dozens of World War 2 veterans on a trip to visit the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The experience was recorded and made into this very moving short documentary. If you’ve got 7 minutes to spare, it’s well worth watching.

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RIP — Chief Joe Medicine Crow

RIP chief and warrior Joe Medicine Crow..

According to Crow tradition, a man must fulfill certain requirements to become chief of the tribe: command a war party successfully, enter an enemy camp at night and steal a horse, wrestle a weapon away from his enemy and touch the first enemy fallen, without killing […]

9 Years Ago, Today.

Two of my fellow cavalrymen gave their all. Keith and Jason were shot down and killed while on patrol just outside of Camp Taji, Iraq. They gave up their lives protecting their wingman after coming under heavy fire from a pre-planned enemy ambush. Rest in peace gentlemen. You are not forgotten. ATTACK!

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Here Rests in Honored Glory an American Soldier Known but to God

As you watch the footage of people panicking and generally reacting foolishly on the Eastern seaboard this weekend, remember that in Arlington National Cemetery the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns continue their duty in driving snow, in freezing temperatures, in darkness, even when no public is present to witness. 24 hours […]

“Never Before Have So Many Owed So Much…”

You owe it to yourself to listen to this outstanding speech by BG Erik Kurilla.

From The Trailer Park…Live To Tell

The Walking Thread: Start to Finish (S6:E8)

DAYUM! In terms of pure, sustained intensity, “Start to Finish” is one of the best episodes in the show’s run so far. It redeems the slower recent episodes, delivering one nail-biting scene after another while still balancing things out with some powerful character-driven moments. As mid-season finales go, it’s everything we could ask for. […]

Hey, I Know This Guy!

It’s not often that you open up a web browser, or turn on the TV and see a story about someone you know…at least for me it’s not. Yesterday that all changed when I saw the story about the SECDEF firing his three star general military assistant for alleged improper behavior.

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Veteran’s Day Open Thread

U.S. Marines take a break during the Chosin Breakout — nearly 65 years ago (in a couple of weeks). As Chesty Puller said… “We’re surrounded. That simplifies our problem.” Happy belated birthday to the Marines and a Happy Veteran’s Day!