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Edward “Butch” O’Hare

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare, Feb. 1942 On Feb. 20, 1942, the flattop Lexington was steaming toward the Japanese base at Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, when it was approached by two enemy flying boats. Their crews managed to signal its coordinates before American fighters flamed the planes, and the Japanese immediately…

Home Front – Wartime Recipes (5)

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
  Please thank Carolyn on her website for putting these delicious meals on-line! We often discuss the food our parents and grandparents dined on, despite rationing and wartime, they ate quite well – here are some of the recipes you might want to try out. Now – you can even download her…

Psalm 91: Confidence for the Believer in Times of Trouble

Psalm 91: Confidence for the Believer in Times of Trouble

Originally posted on My Take:
This morning I was reminded of Psalm 91 and how the Psalm functions in order to give hope and confidence to the believer in times of trouble. As a certified biblical counselor I am always interested in helping people to counsel themselves by using the Bible and their knowledge of…

There are Things Worse Than a Virus

Originally posted on My Take:
The apostle Paul wrote: The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (1 Co. 15:26, ESV) Then, as now, mankind’s greatest fear is not a virus from Wuhan but the possibility of death that the virus represents. Viruses and diseases are scary especially when the recipient knows that treatments and…

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…

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…

Note to My Blog Followers

I’ve made an effort to to combine my hobby blog with my History Stuff that Interests Me blog. Word Press makes it easy to import a blog but not actually let you list two separate blogs on the same blog site. To do that I had to add a Category titled Last Man Club with […]

Remembering one of 10 million, 100 hundred years later

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
One hundred years ago today Capt. Theodore Dubose Ravenel Jr. was killed in fighting on the Western Front. Sadly, he died just one day before the end of the Great War. Even sadder, given the confusion of war, his family did not find out for some time afterward,…

Who was Gunther Grunau?

Who was Gunther Grunau?

The above picture on the left shows Gunther Gronau at age 14 holding an American flag. The picture on the right shows Mr. Gronau in 1939. This side-by-side picture and most of the ones below appeared in the July 24th issue of Life Magazine. The pictures were not part of a feature article that Life […]

Okinawa Kamikaze story

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
This is an odd story that involves a flight instructor, his family, and a single-minded request. The whole thing was so strange, in fact, that the Japanese government censored it at the time. Hajime Fujii was born on August 30, 1915, in Ibaraki Prefecture as the oldest of seven children.…