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The Virginia Military Institute

The First Rat Mass is a time-honored, solemn ceremony that the Virginia Military Institute has held for 179 years. General Marshall participated. General Patton participated. It has not changed for 179 years.

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The Death of Rich Russell

Since his tragic death, Rich Russell has become a legend in the world of aviation.

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True Humor in World War Two

At one point in the Italian Campaign, the U.S. Army Air Force built a dummy airfield to confuse the Germans and get them to attack it instead of the nearby real airfield. The Germans saw it and dropped dummy bombs on the dummy airfield.   Two British columns were passing by each. Field Marshall Montgomery [...]

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Things You Notice When Your Old

Children should not dress up as policemen. That goes for the military as well. You have a pill box. Periods show up randomly until they’re a wistful memory. Depends start looking like a good idea. Men sit when they pee. You stop driving because your car gives you sass-mouth. That $1000 mortgage you paid off [...]

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The Crash of “Keep 19”

Goldsboro, NC, January 24, 1961- A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0187, (the last Block 95 airframe),call sign “Keep 19”, of the 4241st Strategic Wing, 822d Air Division, Eighth Air Force, based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was on Coverall airborne alert. The bomber was commanded by Major Walter S. Tulloch, U.S. Air [...]

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WWII Survivor Warns of SOCIALISM

Everything Kitty Werthmann said about the Nazis was what my Mom wanted to happen in America. My Mom was a Nazi, but I’m not.

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My Mom’s Last Story

My Mother went to her grave saying, “Hitler was a Good Man.  He was like Nixon.  He had bad advisors.” Before I get into this it might be a good idea to read this post. I’m not a Nazi, But My Mom Was Mom told stories to me all my life.  I became a World [...]

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Tour of The Gettysburg Battlefield

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. After a great victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June 1863. On July 1, the advancing Confederates clashed [...]

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Mc Hatin’ It

Excluding the stuff they try to sell in Japan, here are some things you might have seen on the McDonald’s menu. Onion nuggets were the perfect side for the McBeefsteak. Probably one of McD’s best sandwiches, it killed itself by being sold for a whopping $1.49 when a burger was 49 cents. A full sized [...]

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ISIS in Las Vegas

Surprise, surprise, ISIS was in the hotel room.   https://youtu.be/UQpQ68kjQMM The information briefed to members of Congress includes a hotel receipt that suggests 3 additional individuals who have ties to Guanajuato, Mexico participated in the Las Vegas Shooting and came in through the US Mexican border, despite the FBI’s claim that Stephen Paddock acted alone [...]

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