USMC

A Storm is Brewing at Chain O’ Lakes Brewing

Step one foot into Chain-O-Lakes Brewing in McHenry, Illinois and there is no doubt that the owner is a veteran and proud Marine.  Abbreviated COL, the tap room at the brewery is adorned with flags, photos and Marine Corps memorabilia everywhere.  So proud is he that on Friday night, anyone wearing a red shirt gets …

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business

5 Things the Army Taught me about Business

  5.  COMMANDER’S INTENT In the military, there is a concept called “Commander’s Intent.”  It means that, if all else fails, you will be successful as long as you accomplish the commander’s intent/mission. This helps you focus on what matters most. When you put the first boot on the ground, plans will have to be …

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hanoi

This future Medal of Honor recipient started a spy ring while held in a Hanoi prison

Two sonic booms told the American prisoners in Vietnam’s infamous Hoa Lo prison – the Hanoi Hilton – their escape plan was a ‘go.’ On May 2 and 4, 1972, two SR-71 Blackbirds overflew Hanoi, North Vietnam at noon. The first plane broke the sound barrier, causing an ear-splitting sonic boom over the city. Fifteen …

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