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  • V.A. Crisis Call Center Documentary Wins Oscar

    02/23/2015 9:29:13 PM PST · by RonPaulLives · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | Breitbart
    The HBO documentary Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 picked up the Oscar for Best Short-Subject Documentary at Sunday night’s 87th annual Academy Awards. The 40-minute film follows staffers at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 24-hour call center as they speak with veterans experiencing emotional crises.
  • William H. Wilbur, Jr. USMA 1949

    02/17/2015 3:23:30 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    William H. Wilbur, Jr. 1949 1949 Class Crest Cullum No. 17220 • Sep 06, 1950 • Died in Korea Lieutenant William H. Wilbur, Jr.. was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 25, 1926, the son of Brigadier General William Hale Wilbur. (Class of 1912, USMA) and Laura Schieffelin Wilbur. He was mortally wounded in action near Tabudong, Korea, on September 6, 1950. Bill lived a short life, a life with a tragic ending, but one with more meaning and purpose than many of us will lead though we live many years. Military ancestry was in his blood. To know him...
  • Support Naming Future I-10 Bridge In Memory Of Fallen Paratrooper

    02/16/2015 10:14:01 PM PST · by CanOpener · 10 replies
    Local and national support for naming the future I-10 bridge in Mobile Alabama in memory of a fallen paratrooper... Corporal Chris Mason (KIA 28 November 2006 Iraq)... continues to grow. The Facebook page that was setup, for people to like and show support has over 6,000 people listed and growing each day. Most are people from Lower Alabama, where the bridge will be constructed. But still there is a great deal of resistance from the "good ole boy network". Chris will need your help. Corporal Chris Mason once said.... Being in the military is about putting your life on the...
  • Tattoos, prescription drugs, obesity hinder Army Reserves recruitment effort

    02/16/2015 8:19:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    The majority of potential Army reservists are either hooked on prescription drugs, have too many tattoos, are overweight or have mental conditions that prohibit them from joining the military, recruiters say. Seven out of 10 applicants — who return to their civilian lives after training, but can be called into active service at any time — fail to meet Army Reserve standards for on mental, physical and other grounds, said Capt. Eric Connor, U.S. Army Reserve Command spokesman. The problem affects the broader service as well. According to Army Recruiting Command statistics compiled last year, 71 percent of young people...
  • World War II airman's remains coming home to Iowa (SSgt Marvin Steinford)

    01/29/2015 1:55:12 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    World War II airman's remains coming home to Iowa The remains of an Iowa serviceman are coming home, 66 years after he disappeared when his bomber was hit by German gunfire over Hungary. Staff Sgt. Marvin "Steiney" Steinford of Keystone was 22 when he bailed out of the damaged B-17 "Flying Fortress" on March 24, 1945, the military said Wednesday. A memorial service has been set for 2 p.m. June 21 at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids, to be followed by graveside services at Cedar Memorial Cemetery, also in Cedar Rapids. Steinford's bomber was headed for Berlin when it...
  • Major General Laurence B. Keiser 1917

    01/25/2015 1:04:14 PM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies
    West Point Aog ^ | After 1969
    Laurence B. Keiser 1917 Cullum No. 5719 • Oct 20, 1969 • Died in San Francisco, California Interred in West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY I have never known an officer who more deserved recognition as a "soldier’s soldier” than Laurence Bolton Keiser. He was a man who embodied in the highest degree the cherished traditions of his Alma Mater—military bearing and dignity, forthright moral courage, tactical brilliance and dynamic leadership and, most of all, an understanding and loyalty for those who served under him. Dutch knew soldiers, and he had the attribute of inspiring them by simple affection and...
  • Serve, Protect, Defend: Former Army MP, CID Agent Awarded For Heroics

    01/25/2015 12:47:46 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Army.Mil ^ | March 26, 2014 | Colby T Hauser
    Serve, Protect, Defend: Former Army MP, CID Agent Awarded For Heroics March 26, 2014 By Mr. Colby T Hauser (USACIDC) Related Links U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command During a formal ceremony yesterday in the office of the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, a former U.S. Army Military Policeman and CID Special Agent was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions during the Korean War. Sgt. 1st Class Robert "Cowboy Bob" Keiser, who passed away in December 2009, was awarded the Army's second highest award for valor for saving the lives of "hundreds of Soldiers"...
  • Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company

    01/05/2015 7:32:10 AM PST · by TigerTale · 4 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | 01-02-15 | Jason Auld
    In August of 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait triggering a quick response from the United States. Ground troops and aircraft were rapidly deployed to protect the country of Saudi Arabia. The first boots on the ground were from the historic 82nd Airborne Division- America's Guard of Honor. Now, almost 25 years later there are very few accounts of what it was like for the soldiers on the ground. The photo book "Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company" will tell the story of B Co 313th Military Intelligence Battalion in their own words and photos.
  • REAL BROTHERS IN ARMS

    11/26/2014 3:34:30 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 3 replies
    A&E ^ | 11/11/2013 | Herb Heilbrun and John Leahr
    A Heart warming story you may have seen before, but it's well worth seeing again. https://www.youtube.com/embed/agwnwqCdwl8
  • My Grandfather

    11/11/2014 7:13:01 PM PST · by uscga77 · 15 replies
    Today was originally, Armistice Day, the end of World War I. Here's to my Grandfather, Edward Smith who served in a machine gun company in the Meuse-Argonne Forest and St Miheil battles. He saw more than any person should ever see and said very little about it to his wife or his son, my dad. It's said he suffered the ill effects of mustard gas. He did enjoy his time after the war in the Army of Occupation. Here's to grandpa, one of those Yanks who helped turn the tide of that awful war and bring it to an end.
  • Free meal o'charleys leads to reunion

    11/11/2014 2:10:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 10 replies
    self | racebannon
    Free meals at ocharleys Just met Marine, first time since 1980 use Okinawa, hostage rescue attempt time Way cool Name Brian Dancey
  • 2014 Medal of Honor Recipient

    11/10/2014 7:44:13 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    This isn't the full list, it is the remaining three that WSJ had covered in this past year. 1 - USMC Lance Coporal William Kyle Carpenter of Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, earned his medal for serving in the line of fire in Helmand Province on November 21, 2010. He was a member of a platoon-sized coalition force, comprised of two reinforced Marine rifle squads partnered with an Afghan National Army squad. 2 - USA Staff Sergeant Ryan M Pitts Company C, 2d Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment earned his Medal of Honor for serving in the line of fire...
  • Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies

    11/03/2014 9:53:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 74 replies
    wsj ^ | 10/2014 | Frank Jardim
    Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies starring Brad Pitt, no I'm not a fan of his, but did enjoyed the movie. The authenticity of the tanks was the real thing, Sherman's and the German Tiger I. Pitt's character is a bit reminiscent of the role he played as a soldier in Inglorious Basterds, which also took place during WWII. He takes his five-man crew behind enemy lines, where they are outnumbered and outgunned. FURY is the first war film to feature a real life German Tiger I tank which actually came out of a museum collection. Tigers were the...
  • 2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

    10/26/2014 1:33:41 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 15 replies
    The Military Wallet ^ | October 25, 2014 | Ryan Guina
    Veterans Day is soon approaching and there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks
  • Why I Hate Cops

    10/24/2014 8:15:52 AM PDT · by old school · 142 replies
    Breach Bang Clear ^ | 21 October, 2014 | Nathan "Mad Duo Nate"
    "Why I hate cops- they roll heavier than we did outside the wire downrange, they use helicopters and machine guns and militarized stuff and drive tanks into crowds..."
  • Disappointing reports(vanity)

    10/19/2014 3:52:10 PM PDT · by Baynative · 19 replies
    Charity Navigator ^ | 10/1914 | Baynative
    I was looking about on the web for information on fundraising groups and came across this site that focuses on groups aiding military veterans.
  • Jonah Goldberg: No military dog left behind

    09/01/2014 9:56:41 PM PDT · by EC1 · 15 replies
    I'm sharing this here because there isn't a single grunt who doesn't appreciate these loyal, faithful friends and guardians. I also know there are some reasonably high ranked grunts here, and a heck of a lot still hooked into the system who can spread the word. This is truly a vile act. They are not disposable sensor packages with teeth. They are friends. Colleagues. I don't even like dogs much, but having 90 lbs of warm fur and teeth watching over you is immensely reassuring.
  • In Memory of Lawrence (Larry) N. Guarino, Col, USAF (Ret)

    ... Larry received his wings and commission in the U.S Air Force in 1943. During WWII, he saw service in North Africa, Italy and China. He was recalled again for the Korean War. He was later assigned to the Philippines, Japan, and Okinawa. Major Guarino was flying combat missions in Southeast Asia in early 1965 when he was shot down and forced to eject over North Vietnam. He was captured and taken as prisoner of war, spending the next 2,801 days in captivity. Colonel Guarino was released on February 12, 1973. He was awarded the nation's second highest award, the...
  • Eielson’s ‘Lady of the Lake’ had role in Cold War

    08/17/2014 9:35:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | By Sam Friedman
    FAIRBANKS — A recent survey of Eielson Air Force Base’s Lady of the Lake confirmed that the aircraft had a noteworthy history in the air before it was abandoned to its gravel pit lake grave. Work by about a dozen divers from Eielson and Fort Wainwright confirmed earlier this month that when she was airworthy, the Lady of the Lake was the specific aircraft that detected evidence of Soviet atomic testing in 1949, the first aircraft to do this. Most residents and visitors to Eielson Air Force Base know the Lady of the Lake as a specter of a plane....
  • Help! Looking for a past article

    08/15/2014 3:51:07 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 11 replies
    I am looking for an article posted within the last 36 hours about a time traveler talking to a man about the future of his 2 grandchildren. Wanted to share it with others but forgot to bookmark it.
  • VA Healthcare System: Your Opinion.

    08/05/2014 5:35:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    vanity
    I' m an old Freeper just getting into the VA healthcare system in Eugene, Oregon. Today's first appt went great. Met my PCP, she gave me a free blood pressure monitor to keep a log. And my monthly prescriptions prices are lower (I don't have any other insurance). I am impressed so far. Look forward to future visits.
  • Legacy proposes vets' home for old hospital. Meeting w/officials draws praise from state official

    07/28/2014 12:39:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — As the new Sierra Vista Health Care Center is getting closer to completion, what will happen to the half century old existing hospital is being contemplated. The not-for-profit Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, the successor to the former hospital board, is looking at gifting the 90,000-square-foot hospital to the Arizona Department of Veterans Services (ADVS) as a Veterans Home and Assistance Center. The foundation may even donate money to help in the renovation.
  • Iraqi Kurds: A nation in waiting

    07/27/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by Rabin · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 27, 2014 | Slobodan Lekic
    The Kurdish region of Iraq and Turkey, border Iran, and Syria. Kurds have a well developed, effective government, parliament and security force. The region has had nearly total independence since Iraq's defeat in the 1991 Gulf War. // Snipp // Largely corrupted remnants of U.S.-trained Iraqi Army, crumbled under the Saudi-wahhabi push East. Peshmerga recovered strategic northern positions, including suburbs of now, wahhab dominated City Mosul. //Snipp// Many Kurdish Iraqi leaders believe ever blossoming federal cronyism, and recently demonstrated national defense atrophy, lay bare a chronic Humpty Dumptyism. The Nation may best function as a Republic. “I don’t think Iraq...
  • Vet dies in another VA facility, whose fault is it ?

    07/03/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT · by redcatcherb412 · 10 replies
    koat tv ^ | 07/02/2014 | vanity
    do not get sick at this hospital
  • Opinion/Vanity: I kept my end of the deal.

    06/16/2014 9:57:08 PM PDT · by pansgold · 18 replies
    VI / XVI / MMXIV | pansgold
    In 1968 when I enlisted, my enlistment contract guaranteed me that for the rest of my life I could be seen at any VA hospital or clinic for free for the rest of my life on a tier system. 1st. To be seen were service connected disabilities. 2nd to be seen were active duty personnel and their families. 3rd. And last to be seen were all other veterans. You could walk-in and wait and you may have to wait all day but you would be seen by a doctor. All medications were free at any veterans hospital or clinic, no...
  • Founder and CEO of the Silver Star Families of America Offers to Trade Himself

    06/11/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 15 replies
    Self ^ | 2014 | Steve Newton
    For immediate Release 6/10/14 Clever, Mo Founder and CEO of the Silver Star Families of America Offers to Trade Himself for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi
  • Vanity: VA Health Care System, what's your Story?

    06/07/2014 5:12:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    Me
    I'm a 62 year old Vietnam vet, no hero, just proud to have served my country and it was a great entrance into manhood. I am in the process of entering the VA healthcare system here in Oregon. No current health issues, but I'm registering since I recently was laid off and have no health insurance. I would appreciate Vet input on their experience with the healthcare they receive from the VA system in general and if anyone has had an experience with the Eugene, Oregon facility.
  • MILITARY UPDATE: AAFES Chief: Let 22 million vets shop exchanges online

    06/07/2014 3:04:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies
    Defense officials are weighing a proposal from the director of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) to allow the nation’s 22 million honorably discharged veterans, and perhaps an equal number of their family members, to shop online for military exchange products and discounts. Shoppers who use the AAFES website enjoy savings of up to 25 percent on many brand name products. They also avoid state and local sale taxes on their purchases just like on-base shoppers do. By providing online discounts to millions of deserving veterans and families, said Thomas C. Shull, chief executive officer of AAFES, the...
  • Obama shows respect to fallen WWII vets (chewing gum)!

    06/06/2014 5:05:40 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 33 replies
    C Span | 06.06.2014 | self
    Flipping through the channels, I stopped at the program showing D-day remembrance at Normandy beach. President of France is giving speech, remembering the D-day, sacrifices and thanking veterans for their contribution to freedom. World dignitaries are sitting in the audience along with remaining veterans, Queen of England with her husband and other heads of states. Among them camera swings to our Barak Hussein Obama, President of the USA - CHEWING FREAKIN' GUM! Another example of his "respect" for non-muslim warriors.
  • Quinn and Rose D-Day Special (

    06/06/2014 3:19:17 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Quinn's D-Day Special from several years ago. It speaks for itself. Gives me chills every time I listen t it. God bless all who served then, and serve now. We owe them a huge debt that can never be properly be repaid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZgTFftgCkM
  • Silver Star Families of America calls for expanded use of Non-VA Care Program

    06/03/2014 8:40:50 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 9 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeremy P. Amick, public affairs officer Silver Star Families of America Phone: (573) 230-7456 Email: jamick1@earthlink.net
  • [Vanity] Great Speech, General

    05/25/2014 7:30:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Me | Now | Me
    I must say, I'm no big fan of General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but that speech he made at the National Memorial Day Concert was great!
  • In Memory of a Fallen Comrade

    05/25/2014 9:26:07 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 10 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 5, 2014 | Donald J. Taylor
    (This is an update of a previous posting) In Memory of a Fallen Comrade I write this in memory of one we left behind, MSG William B. Hunt, U.S. Army Special Forces, MIA, November 4, 1966. It is an account of the sacrifice he made to his country, to his comrades, and to the Vietnamese people. In November 1966, SSG Hunt and I served together at Special Forces ODA Camps under Detachment B-32, 5th Special Forces Group, Tay Ninh Province, in the Republic of Vietnam. Hunt was with ODA-322 at Camp Suoi DA, and I was assigned to ODA-323 at...
  • Arlington at 150 {Arlington National Cemetery}

    05/17/2014 8:51:56 AM PDT · by shove_it · 3 replies
    VFW Magazine ^ | May 2014 | The Editors
    This year marks the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. To commemorate that important milestone, we offer some historical highlights of "the nation's cemetery". A TIMELINE OF FIRSTS ... (click the link, then click the "yes" option to open the article - to open the whole magazine click the "no" option)
  • Silver Star Families of America requests investigation of VA “wait times”

    05/15/2014 2:40:31 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 7 replies
    CLEVER, MO—May 16, 2014—The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) has called upon the Department of Veterans Affairs to begin the process of inspecting all its medical centers to determine if they have established timeframes for providing medical services/care to veterans and whether these procedures are being followed.
  • Donn F. Draeger: The Life and Times of an American Martial Arts Pioneer and Marine

    04/30/2014 1:26:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Armed Forces Judo ^ | May 2006 | Paul Nurse
    Donn F. Draeger: The Life and Times of an American Martial Arts Pioneer By Paul Nurse Almost 25 years ago, the martial arts world lost one of its most dynamic and charismatic figures. On October 20, 1982, Donn F. Draeger, USMC (retired), budo kyoshi (full professor of Japanese martial arts and ways) and ranked martial artist in perhaps a dozen combative systems, passed away from cancer at age 60 in his home state of Wisconsin. Draeger is remembered today chiefly as the author of more than 30 books and numerous articles about the Asian martial arts, as well as for...
  • Sgt. Maj. Of The Marine Corps Says Lower Pay For Marines “Will Raise Discipline”, Make Them Less....

    Can you believe this guy? Who is he representing, the president of the troops he is supposed to stand up for? Last time I checked our Marines are plenty disciplined and far from entitled. http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/top-enlisted-leader-marine-corps-says-lower-pay-marines-will-raise-discipline/
  • (Video) This Vietnam Veteran Has Found a VERY Unique Way To Treat His PTSD

    This Vietnam veteran has found a pretty unique way to treat his PTSD. He served for nearly 5 years and nothing seemed to be helping, but he's found a way that has been a big help for him. http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/video-vietnam-veteran-found-unique-way-treat-ptsd/
  • (Video) Vietnam Vet Hated By His Math Students. Boy They Were Wrong.

    04/07/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by AmericanAndProud1989 · 18 replies
    <p>This is a pretty awesome post I saw on the American Military News website. These students thought their teacher was horribly miserable and then one of them found something out about him. Greatly inspiring about a guy who still serves his community!</p>
  • Fulcrum Drivers (Polish Mig 29 pilots in action - VIDEO)

    04/06/2014 10:50:33 AM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | Miros&#322;aw Gawro&#324;ski, 2nd ltnt Rafa&#322; Pinkowski
    See the movie of the Polish pilots from the 22 Tactical Air Base (22 BLT) in Malbork flying Mig 29 Fulcrum. Really cool in my opinion. When I see such movies - I wish I was a pilot :-) Fulcrum Drivers 22BLT
  • 2014 Silver Star Service Banner Day

    03/28/2014 6:12:31 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 9 replies
    Let's Remember our Wounded, ill and Injured Veterans on May 1st
  • Seattle copter crash, IMHO, tail rotor failure!

    03/19/2014 6:12:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    me
    Very sad about the copter crash in Seattle the other day, with loss of life, but here is my input as a former Army/Vietnam aviator. As the eye-witness accounts said that the copter, which looked liked a Bell Ranger, or an OH-58 as I remember it, they said that as the copter lifted off of the helipad it dipped and started to rotate, which may be a sign of a tail rotor failure. If the tail rotor failed for some reason, there is no control of left/right lateral movement. The copter is then helpless and out of control, and it...
  • Capt. WILLIAM FRANCIS REICHERT, USA,

    03/11/2014 1:51:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    WILLIAM FRANCIS REICHERT is honored on Panel 5W, Row 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. http://thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=42812 Mark Stolz markstolz@prodigy.net Served in his comand 2908 Vinny Dr. Prescott AZ 86301 I was there on 27 Jan. 1971 and saw it happen. I want to share my story, of that eventful day, after 38 years. I was the driver of the lead half track 31D. One man was holding up the whole unit from going to the field that day, all because he refused to get a hair cut. With the engine running, drowning out any sound and my head resting on...
  • Navy X-47B

    Just 5 months ago ( July 10, 2013 ) the Navy successfully conducted take-offs and landings from a fairly new nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, with a new stealth jet called the X-47B. What is so different about this plane is the fact that it is a 'drone'. Yes, it is completely unmanned. Drones come in all sizes, and the X-47B is likely one of the larger ones. Note that this aircraft is stealth, meaning the enemy cannot detect a plane like this in the first place. In the unlikely event they get lucky at shooting one...
  • Today in U.S. Military History - 3 March 1945

    03/03/2014 3:29:39 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 8 replies
    3 March 1945 - Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan Three Marines and Two FMF Corpsmen earn the Medal of Honor.
  • Today In U.S. Miiltary History 20 February 1945 - Pfc. Jack Lucas, USMC (MOH)

    02/20/2014 6:15:54 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 17 replies
    20 February 2014 | Self
    Pfc. Jacklyn Harold Lucas, USMCR (MOH) From Today in U.S. Military History: 20 February 1945 – Iwo Jima, Japan Citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the First Battalion, Twenty-sixth Marines, Fifth Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 20 February 1945. While creeping through a treacherous, twisting ravine which ran in close proximity to a fluid and uncertain front line on D-plus+1 Day, Private First Class Lucas and three other men were suddenly ambushed by a hostile...
  • The best commercial ever - And not a word is spoken.

    02/05/2014 8:50:06 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | Food City
    Well worth your sixty seconds. Food City - Salute
  • The #rd Artillery and the SS San Francisco Disaster

    02/01/2014 2:42:01 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    In October, 1848, M, under Lieut. Geo. P. Andrews, sailed for California around the Horn, to join F. The movement of the regiment, though contemplated, was deferred. But our recently conquered subjects were restless, and had to be kept in order. With this object in view, B and L were sent early in April, 1853, to Texas, where they remained until early in 1854. This was for them a most fortunate circumstance, as they thus missed one of the direst calamities that has ever befallen our army on the seas. How this was, we will now proceed to state. Pursuant...
  • 1968 Tet Offensive

    01/30/2014 5:28:07 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 24 replies
    Personal Experience ^ | January 30, 2014 | Donald J. Taylor
    January 30, 1968 is a very important date in American History, but very few Americans are aware it. Since the birth of our Republic, there have been a number of significant events that have drastically affected our country’s future development and wellbeing. Some of these events were immediately recognized as significant but others took more time, and the damage caused to our country by the “Butterfly Effect” spawned by the 1968 Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War is just now beginning to be realized by a few of us who were there. Those who were there know all too well...
  • Col. Cassius Fairchild

    01/23/2014 10:18:40 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Fairchild, Col. Cassius (1829–1868) Col. Cassius Fairchild b. Franklin Mills (now Kent), Ohio, December 16, 1829 d. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 24, 1868 Cassius Fairchild was a Wisconsin soldier and political figure best-remembered for his military service during the Civil War. Businessman Cassius Fairchild was the brother of Wisconsin Governor Lucius Fairchild. He was born in Ohio in 1829 and came to Madison with his family as a teenager in 1846. He attended Waukesha Academy (Carroll College) and became active in politics. In 1859 Fairchild was chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party and he served as a state assemblyman in 1860....