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  • Sergeant Stubby ... Vintage World War I Photos of American War Dog, circa 1918

    07/29/2013 7:06:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Circa 1918 | Retronaut
    • "Sergeant Stubby" Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America's first war dog, Stubby served 18 months 'over there' and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there until American Soldiers found him). Back home his exploits were front page news of every major newspaper. •...
  • Pershing's legacy remains

    02/18/2002 7:06:45 PM PST · by Oxylus · 3 replies · 236+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 18, 2002 | Jim Gomez
    ZAMBOANGA, PHILIPPINES U.S. troops in the southern Philippines face the prospect of battle with descendants of the Muslim insurgents that brought U.S. General John "Black Jack" Pershing to the country more than a century ago. Before deploying to Basilan on the weekend, the Green Berets took seminars on the roots of Muslim rebellion in the poverty-wracked south as they brought Washington's war on terrorism to one of the most remote parts of the former U.S. colony. "It's an old war," said Datu Amil Jumaani, a Muslim professor who lectured the U.S. troops. Arab missionaries brought Islam to the Philippines in ...
  • How AIDS changed sex in America. Or did it? Virus opened door to sex education ...

    06/25/2006 12:55:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 1,252+ views
    PMS NBC ^ | 06.04.06 | Brian Alexander
    At first, AIDS appeared to be a disease of gay men. But by the time the virus responsible, HIV, had been identified a few years later, fear that sex, whether gay or straight, would kill millions of Americans shadowed every discussion of the topic. America’s sex life seemed poised for a dramatic change. But 25 years later, AIDS' true impact on the American sexual landscape has been muted, and, experts say, the changes that did occur were not always the ones we expected. Perception of what the sexual atmosphere was like before AIDS often relies on a convenient metaphor, like,...
  • PHOTO THREAD: Immigration demonstrations coast to coast (stark visuals show scope of the problem)

    04/11/2006 8:10:40 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 108 replies · 3,017+ views
    Ladies and gentlemen, the scope of the out-of-countrol illegal immigration problem is more massive than even those who've been warning about it for years may have realized. The photos on this thread are only a sampling of the hundreds available from yesterday's coast-to-coast demonstrations. They are intended to show -- in stark visual terms -- the scope of what we are up against. I think they also show that, in some respects, we have already lost the arguments so many have been making. We lost with immigration "reform" in the 1960's. More significantly, we lost in 1986 when President Ronald...
  • California Guard criticized over poster

    07/12/2005 9:50:43 PM PDT · by Westlander · 20 replies · 990+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 12,, 2005 | ap
    Islamic leaders and peace groups are criticizing the California National Guard for a flier posted in its headquarters suggesting the United States execute Islamic terrorists with bullets dipped in pig's blood to deny them entry to heaven. The flier attributed the practice to World War I General John J. Pershing. "Maybe it is time for this segment of history to repeat itself, maybe in Iraq?" the flier stated. It was posted outside a cubicle in the Guard's Civil Support Division. A second flier showed the wings and tail of a bomber forming a peace sign with the slogan, "Peace the...
  • Mexico slams proposal to send US troops to gaurd border

    05/24/2005 2:19:21 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 110 replies · 1,550+ views
    KVOA ^ | 5/25/2005
    MEXICO CITY - A Mexican official says his government "absolutely and emphatically" rejects miltarizing the border.Mexico is responding to a congressional report claiming that 36-thousand National Guard troops posted on the border could stop undocumented immigration.Assistant Interior Secretary Geronimo Gutierrez says militarizing the border doesn't seem to be a "very intelligent way" to handle the problem.Gutierrez says Mexico emphatically rejects the suggestion because the way to handle border security concerns today is through cooperation, confidence and technology.
  • Former officer sees the light in project (Ft Huachuca Black Officer's Club WWII Hist.)

    05/05/2005 5:02:07 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 7 replies · 557+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA - The World War II black officers club on this Arizona Army post is falling apart. Windows have been boarded up. In a couple of places, beams of light shine in through deteriorating roofs to break the darkness inside. Looking from in and out of the building, retired Army Dr. (Col.) Clotilde D. Bowen sees a patient that can be helped. She is a psychiatrist, used to working through the deep, troubling recesses of people's troubled minds. She knows what once was bright can be made whole again. Bowen only recently heard about the plight of the building....
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Armistice Day Attack (11/11/1918) - Apr. 21st, 2005

    04/20/2005 9:30:57 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 65 replies · 1,804+ views
    Military History Quarterly | 2005 | Joseph E. Persico
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...