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R.I.P. — Admiral Jeremiah Denton

Then Capt. Jeremiah Denton

Former U.S. Senator and Vietnam War POW Admiral Jeremiah Denton passed away today at age 89. From the U.S. Naval Institute:

The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese [...]

“…we was two of one kind, we loved each other. And that made our marriage complete.”

Clara Gantt, the 94-year-old widow of U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Gantt, weeps in front of her husband’s casket at Los Angeles International Airport. (Andrew Renneisen / For The Times)

There’s a little dust in the air for this story. May God bless Mrs. Gantt and grant her some measure of piece now that her [...]

Still At War

North Korea has been in the news a lot lately… executing a high ranking official, executing Christians, and capturing an American Korean War vet on a tourist visa in North Korea. It’s best to remember we have been at war with North Korea since 1950. The above book is about the USS Pueblo — [...]

The B-58 Hustler

A supersonic bomber, designed over a 4 year period by the Convair Division of General Dynamics and built at the plant in Fort Worth, TX. This aircraft was rendered obsolete by Soviet built surface to air missiles, but it was a wonder none the less.

This is a propaganda film about the jet, starring BGEN [...]

R.I.P. -- Margaret Thatcher

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died of a stroke. From Sky News:

Her children Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother had died peacefully following a stroke this morning.

Speaking to Sky News, spokesman and friend Lord Bell, who announced her death, said: “We’ll never see the like of her [...]

I’ve got a T-72 for sale, only driven on Sundays…

Russian Air to Air Missiles We Got From “somewhere”

How do we really know what the bad guys have and what it is that can actually do? The best way to find out is actually have one.

Read this interesting story from Defense News to find out more.

Here’s a piece:

In the high-end [...]

Sorry, Mr. President, we won

The latest and greatest from our friends at Ranger Up/Unapologetically American, now available for pre-order.

Now THAT Is A Lot of Bombs

Check out this B-36 dropping bombs at Eglin AFB, FL back in the day.

Even -fritz- was too young to have been around for this one.

See this article about the saga of the last B-36 and how the City of Fort Worth tried to save it

What a beast of [...]

Some people have no sense of humor…

I would have welcomed this, but of course I’m crazy like that.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — An F-15 fighter pilot with the Florida National Guard put on an impromptu air show in the skies over the western Des Moines suburbs Tuesday morning.

“It was coming down really fast — and then it seemed to [...]

RIP CSM Basil Plumley

Dismounting now at Fiddler’s Green. Well done CSM!

Made famous to many by Sam Elliot’s portrayal of him in the Mel Gibson film, “We Were Soldiers”, CSM Plumley served his country in three wars. To the men of the 7th Cavalry on those days in Vietnam he served as an anchor and an inspiration.

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