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Christmas poems for our military (1)

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Sailor Santa “A Different Christmas Poem” The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming…

Perryville, the Civil War’s Most Obscure Major Battle_1

On October 8, 1862, a hot and exceedingly dry day, Union and Confederate forces classed in the Chaplin Hills just west of Perryville, Kentucky, a small market town located southwest of Lexington in the commonwealth’s central bluegrass. Perryville-This Grand Havoc of Battle by Kenneth W. Noe, pg xiii So begins Noe’s exhaustive work on the […]

Trip to Fort Sumter

Trip to Fort Sumter

In September we took a vacation to visit my wife’s sister in South Carolina. While there e took the opportunity to see some of the sites with her sister and her husband. We went to Charleston for a few days and spent the better part of one touring Fort Sumter, the place the American Civil […]

Strategy Page’s Military Humor and more….

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
? Military Common Sense Rules A lot of life’s problems can be explained by the U.S. Military and its applications of common sense … “Sometimes I think war is God’s way of teaching us geography.” (Paul Rodriguez) “A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least…