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By an Angel’s Kiss, SPC Michael Nance, 24 and PFC Brandon, Kreischer, 20, Army (Afghanistan)

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

SPC Michael Isaiah Nance, 24  of Chicago, Ill, and

PFC Brandon, Kreischer, 20, Stryker, OH

Both of the 1st Bn, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne, Ft Bragg, NC 

were killed on June 29, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan by small arms fire

Rest in peace,  ...

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The Only Time America Was Bombed in WWII

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(H/t to Ray Kasey)

During the dead of winter, March 21st 1944; Miles City, Montana; local residents woke to their quaint little town being overrun and submerged by the rising frozen waters of the Yellowstone river. Ice jams were building quickly, raising the subzero river water levels over 16 feet. As the blocks of ice, slush and freezing waters flooded into the city, residents were forced to flee their homes for safer grounds..

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By an Angel’s Kiss, SGM Ryan Sartor, 40, Army (Afghanistan)

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

          SGM James G “Ryan” Sartor, 40, of Teague, Texas,

                   of 10th Special Forces Gp, Ft Carson

was killed on July 13, 2019, in Faryab Province, Afghanistan by small arms fire

Rest in peace,  Sergeant Major

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

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By and Angel’s Kiss, MSGT Michael B Riley, 32 and SGT James G Johnson, 24 (Afghanistan)

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

MSGT Michael B Riley, 32, of Heilbronn, Germany, of 2d Bn, 10th Special Forces Gp, Ft Carson and

SGT James G Johnson, 24, of Trumansburg, NY Newark, of the 79th Ordnance Bn, (Explosive Ordnance Disposal ) 71st Explosives Gp, Ft Hood,

were killed ...

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American Exceptionalism #44, No Greater Love

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(H/T to Pike Hightower, who provided this.)

Making the rounds today. You have heard some. Thought you might like it.

JFK’S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible. Rusk responded, “Does that include those who are buried here?”

DeGaulle did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop.

When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell ...

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Early History of US Army Advisers and MAAG Mission in Vietnam, 1959-1963

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Seems you can’t turn your head without finding our friend SGM Fred Barnes in the middle of history. Last year we introduced Fred as an E-3 trooper whose unit was brought into to witness (as guinea pigs) the first and only firing of the Army’s famous atomic cannon in the Nevada desert in 1953.

(Fast forward six years, and Spec 5 Barnes found himself at the front of the history known in America as the “Vietnam War”, only four years before ...

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By an Angel’s Kiss, SFC Will D Lindsay, 33 and Spec Joseph P Collette, 29, Army (Afghanistan)

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

Army SFC Will D Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado, of 2d Bn, 10th Special Forces Group, (Airborne) Ft Carson and

Army Specialist Joseph C Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, of 242nd Bn Ordnance Bn, 71st Ordnance Explosive Disposal Group, (Hurt Locker)

Rest in peace,  Gentlemen

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

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Chess, Loaded .45’s and the Korean Women’s Business Association.

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I’d been doing some background on our negotiations with North Korea, comparing South Korea from the Vietnam War era to today. I just started a series at my political blog.

I was part of a corps-level exercise near the DMZ. It was in October, ’74, beginning two days after my youngest son was born in Zama, Japan. I picked up my mother at Haneda in Tokyo, took her to our quarters, kissed my wife, new baby and older son, then grabbed my gear, and went to catch ...

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Lawyers in Foxholes

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Some Army JAG out there is likely pissed.

In 2010 Maj Matt Goldstyn, a Special Forces officer killed an Afghani bomb-maker. He was stripped of his medals in 2011, retired, then after another investigation he was called back to active duty in 2018 just so he could be charged with premeditated murder.

Then President Trump jumped in in 2018 and ordered a review.

And the whole JAG Corps and political establishment are up in arms about it. The Democrats because they disapprove of any ...

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