United States Army History

Sketching the War….

   Too often our visions of war are only one-sided.  The terrors of combat, the death and destruction, the ungainly marching of the army across a vast moon-cratered battlefield. While the horrors of war are certainly true, and the effect of them equally as terrible on the men and women that must fight them, there’s … Continue reading »

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A Christmas Bullet?

For most non-historians, World War I has disappeared into the mists of time.  Other than old films of trenches and piano-wire-clad biplanes racing across the front, eyewitness accounts have been long been forgotten, read only by necessity or those few whose interests have not yet faded. Yet these years saw tremendous change, spurred on by … Continue reading »

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Moving From Hickam: Operation Blue Light and The Tropic Lightning Division

I’ve always been fascinated with military transport.  I don’t know why, but having the ability to move large amounts of soldiers, equipment and related "gear" is fascinating if you stop and think about all the requirements.  It’s also awe-inspiring if you’ve ever seen a  whole division or more roll past you on the desert floor! … Continue reading »

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“The Big Red One” Now on Sale at Sears!

I was cruising around the ‘net yesterday and found an interesting story on Forbes about the First Infantry Division.  It seems the Army has licensed the use of the insignia and related items for a clothing line to appear at Sears.  Not without controversy, some veteran’s organizations and others are shocked at the deal.  Right … Continue reading »

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Packers On Planes and Pass the KLIM!

(1) Well, I’ve been watching the news with regards to the upcoming presidential election and have been doing some reading about John McCain and his POW experiences.  It looks like the conditions were pretty horrific in general, not to mention the mental state of those behind the bars.  This has made me start to do … Continue reading »

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Frozen, Freezin’ and Landing on The Ice: Project ICE SKATE!

1957 started off a busy year! The Cat In The Hat was published, Jimmy Hoffa had been arrested by the FBI, and Allen Ginsberg’s poetry “obscenely” became newsworthy. (Wikipedia: 1957) However, beyond the culture changes and the labor bosses, explosions in popular science and research were becoming the “norm” rather than the exception. Maybe it … Continue reading »

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“…You are about to embark upon a great crusade…”

(1) Today is the day we stop a moment and think about June 6th, 1944. Don’t think about the yard, or the politicians, or your boss. Think about your brother, your cousin, your ma, your sister, your family. Because of the sacrifices given so long ago…you have today. Take a few minutes and pray or … Continue reading »

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Blasted! Indy’s Atomic Adventures Exposed!

Well, our family went to see the newest Indiana Jones film this last weekend and personally, I thought it was great! Yeah, Indy looked a little old, but it didn’t seem to take anything away from the picture. Now, I’m no film critic and this post isn’t about the film, BUT I was intrigued by … Continue reading »

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Droptime! Swarmer, The Amazing 187th and the Flying Boxcar!

What a crazy weekend it was! I apologize for the slow posting, but some weekends are just busier than others! I was planning on doing the update Sat. night…and then Sun. night, but it’s ending up Monday’s post! Yikes!!!! Thank you for still stopping by! Hope your weekend went well also! Anyway, on to the … Continue reading »

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Postage, Planes, and Landing in the Dark!

I stopped by the post office the other day to mail some bills and noticed the postage going up yet again.  However, this is one fee I really don’t mind paying.  If you stop think about it, the few cents that we pay for stamps, enables us to drop a letter in the mail and … Continue reading »

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