Readers’ Tales

NEWS- Major eBay Seller Donates Inventory to Veterans’ Teaching Programs

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DesertPete4, and old friend from my years in the Balkans, and a 20-year veteran of eBay, feedback over 31,000 , has turned his entire inventory over for our benefit. Call it a bequest.

Books, many military histories, Militaria, many from communist bloc countries, including USSR, Balkans, Historica, Art portfolios. and all sorts of Soviet military training posters, including the famous RPG-7

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By an Angel’s Kiss, SSG Joshua Z Beale, 32 (Afghanistan)

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

Army SSG Joshua Z Beale, 32, of Carrollton, VA,

died in Jan 22, 2019, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, from small arms fire. He was of 1st Bn, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Ft Bragg

Rest in peace,  Staff Sergeant

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

angeleagle

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By an Angel’s Kiss, SGT Cameron A Meddock, 26 (Afghanistan)

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

Army SGT Cameron A Meddock, 26, of Texas

died in Jan 13, 2019, at Army Hospital in Landsruhl, Germany from wounds received in a fire fight in Baghdis Province, Afghanistan, a week earlier

Rest in peace, Sergeant

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

angeleagle

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After Hitler, Is Europe Returning to Type?

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“After Hitler” is a 2-part video documentary series about Europe in the five years immediately following World War II, 1945-1949. Each episode is roughly 43 minutes and was produced in 2016 but has the unmistakable feel of a 1940s news reel, although theatres rarely showed newsreels in color.

This is a MUST-SEE, for every generation since it will show you things no book you could read could convey

And especially, for everyone of any age who is watching Europe unravel today, for this offers some context as to ...

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An Age of Patriotism

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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang

William Ward Burrows (16 Jan 1758 – 6 March 1805) was born in Charleston, South Carolina.  He served with distinction in the Revolutionary War with the South Carolina state militia.  After the war, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to practice law.  On the day following an act of Congress to establish a permanent United States Marine Corps (11 July 1798), President John Adams appointed Burrows Major Commandant.  During his tenure as Commandant, the manpower strength of ...

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By an Angel’s Kiss, CW2 Jonathan Farmer, 34 (Army), Chief Technician Shannon M Kent, 35, and Mr Scott Wirtz, civilian, (SYRIA)

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

Army CW2 Jonathan R Farmer, 37, of Florida, and

Navy Chief Cryptographic Technician, 35, of New York and

DoD Civilian,  Scott Wirtz, age, home-of-record unknown,

were killed 16 January in Manbij, Syria by a suicide bomber.,

Rest in peace, Gentlemen

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

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A Chronicle of an Army Personnel Fixer

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They’ve often claimed that Economics is the dreariest science, but for men in uniform you’d have to go some to match the drudgery of pouring over miles and miles of pages and pages of personnel files and the rules and regs that define them.

In the Army of the 60s-and 70s, before reorganization, it was called G-1, then DCSPER (Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel) and that was where they kept the records of every trooper. His 201-file, which he carried when he ...

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Our “Vets in Class” Teaching Program; Looking for Supporting Partners

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Since its inception, VeteransTales.org has been movinging toward the establishment of a teaching program for veterans in order to fill in the growing gap between modern education in America’s schools about America’s history, and the reasons America was created in the first place.

It takes only three generations for those things to be lost to a culture, and we’re about halfway there.

I set this process of disintegration out in an earlier piece, “Conservatism, Those Other Guys, and the Vetetans”.

When the Soviet Union fell ...

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