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Monthly Archives: June 2021

BLOODY BATTLE AT COP KEATING

SSG Ty Carter Received Nation’s Highest Valor Award By Harold Hutchison From the November 2013 issue of SOF AN HISTORIC HONOR A second Soldier received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the a battle near Combat Outpost Keating on 26 August. SSG Ty Carter joined SSG Clint Romesha in …

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The Terminal List, SOF Interview with former Navy SEAL Sniper and author, Jack Carr

The Terminal List. by Jack Carr Interview with former Navy SEAL Sniper and author, Jack Carr Tell us a little about your background.  From 1996 to 2016, I was in the military.  From a very early age I knew I wanted to serve my country in uniform and had my sights …

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The Canadian Military and the Canadian Weapons of WWI

The Canadian Military and the Canadian Weapons of WWI 18-pounder Field Gun Canadian War Museum text and photos A Dominant Weapon Heavy Howitzer At first, only the Germans appreciated the power of machine-guns when used on the defence from prepared positions with overlapping fields of fire. All armies would soon …

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“Is That the End or Do We Go On?” The Battle of Kohima, 1944

“Is That the End or Do We Go On?” The Battle of Kohima, 1944 By Christopher L. Kolakowski A Japanese roadblock on the Imphal-Kohima Road being dismantled by men of the West Yorkshire Regiment. Lord Louis Mountbatten visited the battlefield of Kohima after the fighting had ended in 1944. Considering …

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Renaissance Man: From Punk Rock to Army Ranger to Green Beret to Living as a Monk to Philosopher

From Punk Rock to Ranger to Green Beret. Tales of Military Service from a friend, a former Navy SEAL, intrigued Jason Everman who was restless with his rock career and needing challenges. The stories of brotherhood and combat experience triggered his decision to join the Army. He turned his back …

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SEAL Eddie Gallagher writes a book, on his deployments, his arrest and acquittal of murder

Eddie Gallagher, the Man in the Arena on Amazon SEAL Eddie Gallagher hits the limelight again as his book goes to press. In a recent podcast, he denied being responsible for the murder of the ISIS operative, a death for which he was charged. Yet he nor any of the …

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Spain’s Legion

By Richard Lucas Tercio de Extranjeros of Morocco The Spanish Moroccan territories were officially declared pacified in 1927. Colonel Millan Astray, the much-wounded, one-armed founder and commander of the Spanish Foreign Legion, was promoted to brigadier general and sent back to the Peninsula in semi-retirement. The Spanish Foreign Legion, Tercio …

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MAD GHOSTS IN THE TRIANGLE OF DEATH

Mad Ghosts Triangle of Death June 2015 452 By Chuck ConnonFrom the June 2015 issue of SOF June 16, 2006. Three US Army soldiers were assigned to protect an armored vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) spanning a canal at the south end of Route Malibu. Their position was south of Baghdad, in …

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MTM Special Ops Watch Black Cobra

The new Black Diamond-Like Carbon coating on the MTM Cobra creates a smooth finish, while also upgrading its durable and scratch-resistant qualities. With their threatening hoods, intimidating posture and venomous bite, cobras are amongst the most iconic snakes on earth; both respected and feared. Emulating their dominant qualities in the …

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AN AMERICAN GOLIATH IN AFGHANISTAN

The following is largely based on an interview with Contractor, MSG (Retired) Michael (Train) Beltran When Train arrived, the leadership was comprised of all Viet Nam vets, mostly SF. He spent eight years there and didn’t want to leave, but he had attended the assessment and selection course for First …

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