Message Received

This is a message that was sent to the surviving sailors on a warship at Pearl Harbor from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, shortly after the attack there. God rest the souls of all who died there, and may we never forget their sacrifice.

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Real Class

While most celebrities spent Thanksgiving whining about Trump from their mansions while their assistants made dinner for them, Gary Sinise spent his in Afghanistan, serving Thanksgiving dinner to our troops at Kandahar Air Force Base.

The message he sent out accompanying the above picture:

An honor to serve Thanksgiving dinner to our Troops […]

May You Live In Interesting Times.

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 […]

Anti-War Is Pro-Death

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 […]

From The Trailer Park - Beyond Glory

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.

9 YEARS AGO TODAY

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 […]

From The Trailer Park - Dunkirk (Teaser Trailer)

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 […]

Friday Open Thread

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.

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From The Trailer Park - Anthropoid

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).

Pluses: […]

62 Years and Two Hard Words

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 […]