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  • The Marianas Turkey Shoot

    03/21/2019 4:44:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 42 replies
    American Heritage ^ | October 1967 | Admiral J. J. Clark
    The Marianas Turkey Shoot Japanese naval air power was wrecked at the Battle of the Philippine Sea, but, says a U. S. carrier admiral who was there, our Navy missed a chance to destroy the enemy fleet and shorten the war. Admiral J. J. Clark October 1967 Volume 18 Issue 6 By June, 1944, the U.S. Navy had inflicted disastrous losses on the Japanese Imperial Navy and had seized control of the Central Pacific. The Gilbert and Marshall Islands had fallen; MacArthur’s forces were pressing relentlessly up the Bismarck Archipelago toward Rabaul, which Navy fliers had battered so hard that...

    03/17/2019 7:33:25 AM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Blue Ridge Outdoors ^ | 07 MAR 17 | TOM FLYNN
    MARYLAND’S NUCLEAR MOMENT It was approximately 1:40 am on January 13, 1964, as the small town of Grantsville, Maryland hunkered down through a winter blizzard, that a B-52 armed with two thermonuclear bombs slammed into nearby Big Savage Mountain. The plane was one of at least a dozen U.S. bombers in the air at all times that flew directly toward Russian air targets before breaking off their routes as part of a Cold War initiative dubbed Operation Chrome Dome. The rationale for Chrome Dome was a simple, grim calculus. In the event of a first-strike nuclear attack by Russia, U.S....
  • Barre, VT. – December 9, 1960 B-52 Crash

    03/17/2019 7:26:32 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    May 18, 2018 Barre, Vermont – December 9, 1960 B-52 Stratofortress U.S. Air Force Photo On December 9, 1960, a B-52 Stratofortress, (Ser. No. 55-0114), left Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts, for a training flight that would take it over upstate New York. While over the Adirondack Mountians the aircraft experienced a significant drop in altitude and the crew, believing the aircraft was going to crash, ejected. After all eight crewmen left the aircraft, the B-52 continued on for nearly one-hundred miles before crashing on the outskirts of Barre, Vermont, near the Plainfield town line. The plane exploded...
  • The Jet-Age Gladiator

    03/17/2019 7:16:15 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | DECEMBER 2013 | JOHN LOWERY
    The Jet-Age Gladiator DECEMBER 2013 BY JOHN LOWERY Ralph Parr is the only airman ever to earn both a Distinguished Service Cross and an Air Force Cross. Having just landed from a combat mission, four pilots from the 334th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron walked casually from the squadron’s sandbagged revetments at Kimpo AB, South Korea, toward the operations building for the usual intelligence debriefing. The deafening engine whine of another returning flight of F-86 Sabres went up. At the time, all fighter-interceptor pilots instinctively checked the gunports of returning flights for the dark gray soot indicating their guns had been fired. This...
  • How I went into sodomy to become soldier

    03/04/2019 8:23:33 AM PST · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Daily Post (Nigeria) ^ | March 1, 2019
    How I went into sodomy to become soldier – Suspect revealsPublished on March 1, 2019 By Daily Post Staff 21-year-old Ismaddeen Datti of Inuwa Dutse Housing Estate in Dutse capital of Jigawa state has disclosed that he went into sodomy in order to be enlisted into the military. The suspect, who was paraded by Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old boy, said he had been into the act to get job into the Nigerian Army. He explained that he was ordered by a sorcerer to indulge in the act if he wants his dreams...
  • This Valley guy just turned 100, but the Silver Star on his chest never gets old

    03/03/2019 10:27:48 AM PST · by Mark · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 3/2/19 | Dennis McCarthy
    This Valley guy just turned 100, but the Silver Star on his chest never gets old Joe Pietroforte is still going strong all these years. And he still has a sense of service. It’s pushing midnight and Bazooka Joe is showing no signs of calling it a night. It’s his 100th birthday party and the World War II veteran is out on the dance floor in his Khaki uniform with his Silver Star pinned on his chest, swing dancing to Steve Waddington & the Retro-Rockin’ All-Stars. Every red naugahyde upholstered booth and barstool in Barone’s Famous Italian Restaurant in Sherman...
  • Peace Cross

    02/24/2019 11:44:17 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    A flag covered a bronze tablet, and a Gold Star mother who had lost a son to the Great War stood ready. Silhouetted against the sky of a 1925 July day at the gateway of a new public highway outside Washington was a 40-foot-tall monument of rose-colored granite and concrete shaped like a cross. At a cue, the mother pulled away the flag at the monument’s base, revealing the names of 49 local men who had died a few years earlier during World War I, permanently and forever recalled at the Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Md.
  • A Soldier Took Her Life After Milspouses Bullied Her

    02/24/2019 1:22:51 AM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Mil SPOUSE ^ | Wendi Iacobello
    A Soldier Took Her Life After Milspouses Bullied Her. We Must Sound the Alarm by Team MSF Last week, Nicole Burnham, a 21-year-old soldier at Ft. Carson, took her life. She had been reportedly cyberbullied by military spouses. Social media has made it easy for military spouses and service members to find like-minded groups. . .or so they think. Then, one wrong question or comment can lead to an attack from the very people who are supposed to be supporting each other and building each other up. Cyberbullying is an epidemic in the military community. Why is it happening? Many...
  • The Recovery of USMC Captain Alexander Bonnyman's remains at Tarawa

    02/12/2019 2:20:57 PM PST · by robowombat · 20 replies
    MC ^ | July 15, 2018
    Don’t Let Anyone Tell You that We Never Leave a Fallen Comrade Behind, There’s Too Much Proof Otherwise July 15, 2018 Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman, USMC - (left) a painting (not included) not long after being commissioned as a 2LT - (right) Bonnyman's remains approximately 75 years later found on Tarawa Atoll in the South Pacific The Battle of Tarawa was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II fought on 20–23 November 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, and was part of Operation Galvanic, the U.S. invasion of the Gilberts. It’s estimated...
  • Ready for another TET 68 birthday tomorrow ?

    01/30/2019 10:23:43 AM PST · by redcatcherb412 · 28 replies
    51 years old, how time flies. For all you TETvets on here that had a memorable night January 31st 1968.
  • Nomadic DAV needs some techy info

    11/27/2018 10:23:02 PM PST · by CIBvet · 17 replies
    My question | CIBVet
    Hope this is the right spot to ask this question ..
  • USS Forrestal July 29, 1967; North Vietnam; (RVAH 11)

    11/11/2018 4:22:15 AM PST · by Revski · 10 replies
    My Youtube videos, o7jimmy. ^ | 11/11/2018 | Revski
    The USS Forrestal is scraped but the memory is forever of the sacrifices made.
  • Bones of Civil War dead found on a battlefield tell their horror stories

    10/14/2018 11:53:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 20, 2018 | MICHAEL E. RUANE
    <p>The bullet probably hit the Union soldier as he was fleeing. It may have struck his cartridge box first, which sent it tumbling through the muscle of his right buttock, broke his right leg and buried itself sideways in his thigh bone just below the hip.</p>
  • To Do My Duty'

    10/09/2018 10:04:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Naval History Magazine ^ | Aug 2010 | Kathleen Williams
    To Do My Duty' What motivated American servicemen to put their lives on the line in distant World War II battles ? A military historian set out to discover the answer by learning about her own father, who was mortally wounded on Saipan. One of the seldom-examined costs of war is its effect on the children of those who die in battle. I am one of those children, but until recently I never thought of myself as part of a larger story. Initially, this article sprang only from my own need to understand how a flat-footed, malaria-ridden, color-blind young lawyer...

    09/20/2018 2:22:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Soldiers Magazine ^ | 15 January 2016
    CH’ONGCH’ON RIVER RUNNING THE ‘GAUNTLET’ 15 January 2016 Soldiers fight through some of the Army’s darkest days in the Korean War Sick to their stomachs with dread, with the screams of the wounded and dying and the grim staccato of mortars and gunfire echoing all around them, Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division prepared to run the Gauntlet, a six-mile stretch of hell leading out of Kunu-ri, North Korea, Nov. 30, 1950. Chinese soldiers lined the mountains above the narrow road, picking off Soldiers and destroying tanks and other vehicles. Ruined equipment blocked the already-clogged road, making it nearly impassable...
  • Battle of Unsan: Chinese Ambush

    09/20/2018 1:53:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    SOF ^ | Nov 3, 2017
    Holocaust survivor, Korean War hero and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin died of natural causes, Dec. 5, 2015. Rubin served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions there, Sept. 23, 2005. In Korea, at the end of October 1950, thousands of Chinese troops were laying in wait. Masters of camouflage, they blended into the brush and burned fires to produce smoke to mask their movements. When Soldiers of the 8th Cavalry Regiment were stretched before them like sitting ducks, the Chinese swarmed in. “The whole mountain let loose,” Rubin recalled...
  • Veterans can now file class-action lawsuits against VA

    08/27/2018 8:00:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies | August 24, 2018 | Leo Shane III
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  • First World War battlefield in Verdun still a danger

    08/07/2018 4:43:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 98 replies
    ITV REPORT ^ | 7 August 2018 at 5:50pm | ITV News Europe Editor James Mates
    First World War battlefield in Verdun still a danger with thousands of exploded shells 100 years on Nearly 100 years since the end of the First World War and there are still areas of France unsafe to be visited because of unexploded shells. Some 300,000 soldiers were killed in the Battle of Verdun between France and Germany from February to December 1916. During the onslaught, around six million shells - including many containing mustard gas - were fired by the opposing sides. One million of those failed to explode. Dozens of unexploded shells are unearthed every day. At the end...
  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will play Pioneers at Dunn Field Saturday at 7 p.m.

    07/21/2018 10:41:54 AM PDT · by Chode · 9 replies ^ | 7/21/2018 | Charles Haeffner
    Members of the softball team relax at the Hrynko home overlooking Seneca Lake.   Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will play Pioneers at Dunn Field Saturday at 7 p.m.Watkins Glen High School 2004 graduate Desiree Ellison (right) is Executive Director of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, which travels the country playing games against established squads while raising money through donations to help fund an annual Kids' Camp for children with amputations and their parents -- an effort to show the kids that what has happened to them is something they can overcome as the players have; that they are...
  • Traveling the Globe to Interview Korean War Veterans, ‘Like Weaving a Great Quilt’

    06/17/2018 9:18:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Global Atlanta ^ | June 16, 2018 | Phil Bolton
    For years now, Hannah Y. Kim has been focused on July 27 — the date that she would like to see a peace treaty signed with North Korea officially recognizing the end of the Korean War. The Korean War unofficially ended on July 27, 1953, when a negotiated agreement was signed in Panmunjon, a village north of the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea – after three years of bloody fighting, which claimed almost 37,000 American lives and 100,000 wounded. The death and casualty count for North and South Korean soldiers has been reported at more than 217,000 South...