Remembrance

The Rhode Island Nine of the Beirut Bombing

The Rhode Island Nine of the Beirut Bombing This Friday October 23rd will mark 37 years since the terrorist attack on the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. 241 Marines and Sailors lost their lives that day, all members of Battalion Landing Team 1/8 (BLT). From the rubble rose many wounded and with them, stories of …

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Benghazi 

Benghazi Remembered: What You May Have Not Known

Benghazi Remembered: What You May Have Not Known You may have not known the Embassy in Libya was attacked in 1967, or that it was not the embassy that was attacked in Benghazi, 2012. Also, you may have not known Sean Smith told an online message board that suspected he may die that night, or …

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Harlem Hellfighters

Harlem Hellfighters: The legend of Henry Johnson

Henry Johnson was one of the most badass American warriors, ever. The Harlem Hellfighters were also stock full of some of the most heroic patriots. However, their struggles did not end with the war. This is one of their stories. I have the honor of telling the sorrowful ballad of Sergeant Henry Johnson. “Sgt. Henry …

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Vanessa Guillen

What the F*ck Fort Hood, Part 1- Vanessa Guillen

We were originally going to write a piece giving you all of the known facts regarding Vanessa Guillen and her disappearance. Quite frankly, you’ve probably already seen the numerous headlines talking about it, especially in the last 48 hours. But we still have questions and we are demanding answers. We FIRST mentioned Vanessa’s name on …

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Allen

1Lt Kenneth Allen identified as pilot killed in crash

Yesterday we learned an F-15 fighter jet crashed over the North Sea, off the coast of England.  We have since found out 1Lt. Kenneth Allen did not survive the crash. This incident is still under investigation. Col. Will Marshall, the commander of the 48th Fighter Wing, released a statement confirming the incident, along with Allen’s …

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Memorial

A Memorial Day Perspective

Memorial Day is again upon us, and the current abnormalities of our lives notwithstanding, the deep emotions and memories of our fallen are felt by many of us.  Also present during Memorial Day are the awkward moments and conversations. We see and hear: “Don’t thank me for my service,” “This is about the ones who never made it back,” …

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Crazy Bety, a Tribute to Military Working Dogs lost

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and reflection of service members lost. This Memorial weekend, we would like to pay a special tribute to lost military working dogs. One dog comes to mind in particular- Bety. As some of you know, Bety was recently on American Grit Live with Project K-9 Hero. Unfortunately soon …

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