September 11th, 2001

September 11th, 2001. Sometimes, it’s difficult to convey through the written medium, without the body language or inflection, just how much one day can set your life upon its fated course. One day that you remember vividly, forever, that would shape and mold your life from that day on. For some, this day holds extreme …

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Purple Heart Day

War creates wounds of many types. For some they are unseen. For some, their wounds are an ever-present physical reminder of their life in combat. A reminder that there was a time when the facade of adolescent invulnerability was shattered and mortality realized. This day we recognize and remember those wounded while in selfless service …

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Battle of Carentan – A Reminder

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Carentan, fought as part of the larger Battle of Normandy. This was the second time that American paratroopers would meet their German counterpart – the 2nd Fallschirmjäger Division – in combat. German Fallschirmjäger units were assigned to the Luftwaffe, unlike American paratrooper units, which were assigned …

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