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Know nothing Hogg gets an education from Africom

In response to a news report and map from Yahoo News — which stemmed from a Freedom of Information Act request that revealed 36 separate U.S. military operations on the African continent — Hogg tweeted, “Alexa, what does US military imperialism look like?” The man-child is very ill-informed and ...
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When Hollywood Volunteered to go to War

Boston Red Sox Player Ted Williams swearing intoU SNavy 1942 Source: US Military/Wikipedia
March 29, 2019 is Vietnam Veterans Day. Boston Red Sox Player Ted Williams swearing into USNavy 1942 Source: US Military/Wikipedia   Those veterans, called Baby Boomers, all recognize these Hollywood stars who served in the military during World War II. It’s called a handshake. Obviously this is not the ...
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Letters From Fallujah (7) The Memorial Service

Veterans’ Tales by Allen Ness 23 Oct 03 Uncle Hank, We went back to FOB Volturno the other day.  We’re on our third month here, there’s been guys injured, evac’d, a couple in Germany in the hospital but we had our first Paratrooper killed.  Sarn’t Spear and the Delta Comp’ny ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2018

Field of Heroes-15 Source: Angela Leezer-Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊   WhiteHouse.gov  Courageous Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country and our freedom.  The families who stood alongside these heroes have paid a price no family should ever have to pay.  Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day is a ...
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9/11 Where Were You?

Veterans’ Tales by Allen Ness I was an Observer/Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft Polk, LA.  The Command took care of us, when we weren’t in the “box” we worked half days and three or four day weekends.  Ft Polk is the middle of nowhere but is ...
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Gays in the Military — a Wartime Remembrance.

  “Policies Concerning Homosexuals” have changed since I was an Army defense lawyer in the closing years of the Vietnam War. “Being boarded out” was a large part of my defense work. I’d be interested to know how attitudes stand up to today versus how it was during that war. In ...
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A MEMO ON THE VIETNAM DRAFT, A PRELUDE FOR 21ST CENTURY VETS

(This is a set-up piece, a prelude, as to why we need a corps of veterans out there teaching young kids about America. Like any military exercise, we have to 1) know the objective and 2) and know the size and power of the obstacles out there laying out there to keep us ...
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Exorcising the Salutin’ Demon

Veterans’ Tales by Allen Ness Vassar wrote about a Salutin’ Demon a few days ago.  They weren’t uncommon in my day either.  Usually they are young Second Lieutenants who haven’t figured out their actual place in the chain of command.  Do you know the difference between a PFC and ...
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