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Heh, I’m pretty sure Oswald was a Marxist

I was ten the day Kennedy was assassinated. I remember the day and following days clearly. I was in fifth grade at a Catholic school when the Mother Superior came on the public address system (know to us the PA!). She informed us what happened and our teacher dragged out the TV and turned it […]

Colloborators, Snipers and 88s! Yank Magazine_July 16th 1944

Yank Magazine, July 16th 1944 British Edition Feature: With the Forward Battalion  by Sgt. Walter Peters, Yank Staff Correspondent There were four days on the road to Cherbourg when everything seemed to happen-catching spies, hunting snipers, ducking the “incoming mail” and generally fighting a tough war.” Heading paragraph The first vignette Sgt. Peters discusses has […]

Spot the Error WW2 Geeks

I’ve watched this great video a number of times and didn’t catch the error. The video is titled Massive German Counterattack at Anzio on YouTube and for the most part looks like  scenes are from the Italian Front if not Anzio in particular. But, I’m feeling a little smug right now because at 3:10 or […]

Uncle Bill’s Cold War Cruiser

Sometimes when you did through family history pictures you get a surprise. My Uncle Bill (William Zoromski), whom I had only met a couple of times once when I was 6 and another time when I was sixteen, reportedly served on the USS Providence, a guided missile cruiser that I supposedly toured in 1959 when […]

Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day

Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day

I came of age during the Vietnam War. It was a terrible time and the country was divided much as it is now but for different reasons. Those who returned from that war did not get a parade and were in fact spit upon and called names like “baby killers”and worse. It was wrong and […]

General Butt-Naked or General Preacher?

Originally posted on My Take:
I admit that the title of this blog post is an attention grabber but it’s not sensationalism or something I made up.  The General’s nick-name when he was a Liberian warlord was General Butt-Naked and now he’s a preacher. Liberia is a tiny country on the western coast of Africa.…