Readers’ Tales

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.

angeleagle

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The Meaning and History of Molon Labe

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(Reprinted from “Bearing Arms.com”, Mar 23, 2019, Author: Tom Knighton)

 

Photo via Pixabay

If there’s one phrase that’s ubiquitous throughout the firearm community, it may well be the words “Molon Labe.”

The phrase adorns stickers, rifles, and more than a few tattoos among the pro-gun crowd. However, it also seems that a number of people aren’t really familiar with the history of the phrase nor what it represents.

To get to the origins, we have to go a little ways back in history. In particular, back ...

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Colorado Hotel Mistreats Returning War Zone Servicemen

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Not since the Vietnam War can I recall active duty military being openly mistreated this way in a public facility. And for an event designated to celebrate returning servicemen from deployment.

 

Read the story. It’s short, and typical for The Hill, lacking in any curiosity as to what might have prompted this outburst of professional bad manners. At $50/ a head for 600 ($30,000) and $12 drinks(!), I’d think Double Tree -Hilton would be trying to make some financial restitution ...

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When Hollywood Volunteered to go to War

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March 29, 2019 is Vietnam Veterans Day.

Those veterans, called Baby Boomers, all recognize these Hollywood stars who served in the military during World War II. It’s called a handshake.

Obviously this is not the America of today that it was seventy years ago when “movie stars” just naturally put love of country above their own personal interests.

 



Sterling Hayden, ...

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The Battle of Rorke’s Drift

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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang

It was the greatest stand in British military history.

Frederic Augustus Thesiger, Second Baron Chelmsford, was promoted to major general in March 1877, and appointed to command British forces in South Africa with the temporary rank of lieutenant general in February 1878. In January of 1889, Henry Bartle Frere [1], a personal friend of Thesiger, engineered a war against the Zulu nation, then led by King Cetshwayo, previously a associate of the British Empire by ...

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Tootsie Rolls and “The Chosin Few”

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From our friend Mike Collins and his pals:

(Note: My wife’s uncle Phillip was one of those Marines. Her father was oder and served on a tin can in the Phillipine Sea but saw no real action. He always looked up to his baby brother as the real combat hero of the family.)

The 68th Anniversary of the Korean War “Chosin Few”…..The Tootsie Roll Marines

On November 26, 1950, 10,000 men of the First Marine Division, along with elements of two ...

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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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Send in the Marines!

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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang

The United States’ first interest in China was demonstrated in 1784 when an American flagged merchant ship departed from New York bound for Canton, China. Denied access to British markets, which, given the number of ports then controlled by Great Britain, had a stifling effect on an emerging American economy.  Americans went to China looking for new markets to buy goods.  They were well received by the Chinese, and in fact some historians have suggested that the ...

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