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Desert Storm

Video: 30 years later, Desert Storm Remembered

30 Years ago, the United States led 40 countries in a coalition against Iraq. We now look back at the endeavor, and all those who served in Desert Storm. Disputes over oil prices saw hostilities between Iraq and Kuwait flair in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Eventually, this turned to violence. Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, …

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Interview

Interview with Mogadishu survivor, and total badass SgtMaj Lamb

Most of us have seen the movie Black Hawk Down. However, not many of us have met the heroes the movie was based on. We had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with one such hero, Command Sergeant Major(ret) Rick Lamb. Beyond his harrowing experiences from that day, SgtMaj Lamb has had an insane …

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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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History of obscure military phrases: Part 2

In the last part of obscure military phrases, we covered how Wagner turned into unfortunate slang. This time, we’ll discuss the origins of some obscure military graffiti. Kilroy was here – World War Two This symbol and phrase became popular the world over. It lasted well past the 1950s. However, to truly understand the origins, …

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History of obscure military phrases: Part 1

No one can say with 100% certainty where any military phrases or slang starts. However, we have tracked down a pretty good origin story for a few. The Global War on Terror- “Wagner Loves the…” The Combat Operations Center (C.O.C. …. yep…. keep reading…) is the place you see in movies with all the maps …

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Francisco

Peter Francisco: “The Hercules of the American Revolution”

Gather around fellow patriots, and listen to the tale of Peter Francisco. It’s hard to distinguish exactly what was fact, and what is legend. However, either end of the spectrum points to this being one of the most hardcore warriors of the revolutionary war. Peter Francisco was found abandoned as a baby. They didn’t know …

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jack lucas

Jack Lucas: The MOH recipient who jumped on two grenades, and lived

There are many unbelievable, but true, stories from our nation’s heroes. One such story is that of Jacklyn Harrell “Jack” Lucas. He was born in Plymouth, North Carolina in 1928. The attack on Pearl Harbor changed Jack’s life forever. He wanted to serve his country, but at the time he was too young. Being only …

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night witches

“Just a bunch of girlies” – The Night Witches

All you heard was a “whoosh” as they closed in.  They were so stealthy that radars, infrared, nor radio locators could pick them up.  Flying biplanes stripped of almost everything, the “Night Witches” were the Nazis ultimate nightmare. In a time when women were barred from combat, even in the Soviet Union, these women stepped …

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