My FR handle is in honour of some relatives who served in the US Army Air Corps (later, US Army Air Force) during WWII.
Hard-core capitalist and conservative. I have a doctorate in US Military and Diplomatic history
I was born early enough in the 1970s to remember The Peanut Farming President and I idolised Reagan while I was young and now admire the man.
Proud 7th generation Texan who was born in San Antonio.
The US Constitution and the Word of God are my guides.
Member of RKBA.
RKBA Title: Army Air Corps - K'nigget Commander of The Order of La Vache Puissante Qu'on Peut Jetter. Purveyor of Archaic Widgets, Custodian of Relics of the Future, Empirical Fantasist, Master Anglicist, and Holder of The Cromwell Chair (Sandhurst)
My list of favourite political books includes:
The Road to Serfdom -
Gulag Archipelago -
All the Trouble in the World - P. J. O'Rourke
The Federalist Papers -
The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
I recommend the following history books:
Great White Fleet - James Reckner
The Rocket and the Reich -
Nuclear Axis -
One Hell of a Gamble -
Strange Victory - Ernest R. may
The Nazi Doctors - Robert Jay Lifton
Graf Zeppelin & Hindenburg: The Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships -
There are more; if you want a list of books, Freepmail me.
I am a proud member of the Civil Air Patrol (TX 293)
Janine Turner - One of my favourite conservative babes.
I have traveled to Vietnam and greatly admire the people of the South. The communists may have "unified" the country,
but the Republic of Vietnam still exists in the heart and the spirit of south Vietnam. One day, it will be the south that liberates all of Vietnam.
Remember Terri Schiavo (Schindler) (1963-2005)
Remember the horrible, cowardly terrorist attacks in London (7 July 2005)
In Memoriam - Tara Wilson (23), 20 March 2006. Friend crushed in roof collapse of restaurant.
Vietnam/Vietnam War Ping list: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; ken21; Victoria Delsoul; U S Army EOD; PROCON
Odd News Ping List: marblehead17; arasina; cyborg; Lady Jag; MamaTexan; two134711; texasflower; Victoria Delsoul; PROCON
This is the Rock Pile near Khe Sanh, summer 2004.
Some Favourite Websites
Boeing - One of my favourite aircraft manufacturers
Bell Helicopters - Cool toys that I wish I owned
Royal Air Force Downloads
League of World War I Aviation Historians
American Aviation Historical Society
The National Archives (US)
The Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University - The largest collection of material on the Vietnam War outside the Federal Government
Centre for Military History - The US Army's military history centre
Naval Historical Centre - A massive resource for documents and photographs related to the US Navy's History.
History of Aviation Collection at UT Dallas - Just WOW! A great, growing archive of military and civil aviation history.
Air Force Historical Research Agency - A fantastic resource for researchers of USAF history. Great source of documents and photographs.