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RUMinations of the USS Ironsides in 1798

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KNOWN TIDBIT OF NAVAL HISTORY.

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The U. S. S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel, carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (i.e. fresh water distillers).

However, let it be noted that according to her ship’s log, “On July 27, 1798, the U.S.S. Constitution sailed ...

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Lies and Damned Lies!– Twitter Alert for Veterans; This is not Stolen Valor

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When things occur in bunches it usually means an invisible hand is at work.

Suddenly we’re seeing a spate of “Viet and Gulf War vets” claiming that Trump is among other things, a draft dodger.

Real Vietnam-era vets, whether Viet War #1, 1962-1968 (JFK-LBJ’s War) or Viet War #2, 1969-1973 (Nixon’s War.) know the difference.

Consider: Most young people under 50 were never taught there was a Vietnam War under the Democrats. Only Nixon. Just send Jesse Waters out on the street and ...

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Why WWII Navy Veterans Added Salt to Their Coffee

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(Photo) Crewmen have coffee aboard the USS Corvina while docked at New London, Connecticut, 1943. (Nationals Archives and Records Administration)In 1914, Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels banned alcohol from all U.S. Navy property, and ever since the cup of coffee has replaced the sailor’s grog aboard American ships.

(Story from Military.com, — Blake Stilwell can be reached at blake.stilwell@military.com. He can also be found on Twitter @blakestilwell or on Facebook.)

Those black beans became just as important for fueling the Navy as ...

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In Memory, PumaByDesign, RIP, June 30, 2019

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At this very time one year today our dear friend, Puma, who none of us ever met, spoke to or ever saw in a photograph, was preparing to take herself to the hospital for surgery, a surgery she knew she might not survive.

Sometime in the next 24 hours, she didn’t. We were never able to find out for sure.

A Christian and conservative, and absolutely tireless worker for our Cause, she was also a captive in a hostile household, hostile neighborhood and ...

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Overwar, a Photo Gallery of Air Force in Vietnam, by Cade Martin

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From a friend and contributor, Ray Kasey, this covers many of the pilots alive today from the Vietnam War. Each has his tale. Cade Martin a fine photographer and patriot.

Just click “Overwar” to open.

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God Bless America, and the Way They Looked, Why it Matters Now

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On this Memorial Day, add this short piece to your Great Awakening file, for it gives you some idea how words and mere looks can scare the bejeezus out of America’s enemies, just in the knowledge that the fight they have started with us will not be over until one of the other side is destroyed. Japan miscalculated. Germany miscalculated.

And now has the American Left. We will be looking at how we can best convey to that, so that they ...

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Memorial Day Tribute to the Shoulders We Stand On

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Memorial Day Tribute to the Shoulders We Stand On

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Covid-19, a Report from Bulgaria from an Old Friend

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Her name is Maria Georgieva, and I have known her for over 20 years. I last saw Mimi in 2008 just after I began writing at RedState. Their baby, Georgi, was only two or three then. Now her children are 20,18 and 14. For Many Easters I would send them Peeps, those little packages of 100% sugar candy baby ducklings that are guaranteed to rot kids’ teeth out.

Mimi had a prominent sales location at the very prestigious open air market ...

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