In 2004 I was assigned to the 1st Battalion 227th Aviation Regiment which was a part of the 1st Cavalry Division. At the time the Battalion known as First Attack was serving in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 the commander was Lieutenant Colonel Ron Lewis. By the end of the deployment we […]
By now I’m sure you’ve heard about how Knicks player Joakim Noah caught Stupid Athletic Protest fever and decided to snub the cadets at West Point as an anti-war statement. (It’s funny how the anti-war crowd, which claims to not be against the troops, keeps finding new ways to insult the troops.) Like all […]
A documentary about actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Tombstone) and his one-man show which tells the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients from WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
Opens in select theaters in October.
Every now and again I think about the things that I once did, and become rather depressed at how the powers that be pissed all our sacrifices away. If you ever wondered what a day in Iraq for an Attack Helicopter pilot was like take a gander at this…
COP Cavalier, 23 August, 2007 […]
A WWII film about Operation Dynamo, which was a massive evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk which took place from May to June 1940. Stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Fun fact: according to IMDB, Nolan used real […]
L. Prang & Co. print of the painting “Hancock at Gettysburg” by Thure de Thulstrup, showing Pickett’s Charge.
On this date in 1863 the Battle of Gettysburg began.
A WWII thriller about Operation Anthropoid, wherein British and Czech resistance forces plotted to assassinate SS General Heydrich, one of Nazi Germany’s top leaders and the chief architect of the Holocaust.
Stars Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Gray), Charlotte Le Bon (The Walk), and Toby Jones (Captain America).
From Scott Ott:
She places the stems in the green plastic vase, and lightly pushes the blooms around until six colors work together. She approaches the stone, careful to avoid treading on the area directly before it. She pushes the spiked end of the vase into the rain-softened soil next to the stone. Her […]
Action/comedy about a group of veterans who must fight their way across the country to find the cure for the Zombie Apocalypse. Billed as the first movie made with a cast and crew almost entirely made up of U.S. military personnel. Looks like a helluva lot of goofy fun to me.
Co-stars include Sean […]
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.
(And if you’re looking for […]