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Monthly Archives: December 2021

B-52s Over Hanoi, 1972 – Operation Linebacker and the Christmas Bombing

Air Force Security Police and South Vietnamese soldiers guard the perimeter fence at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. Vietnam The aerial interdiction campaign against North Vietnam which began on 6 April 1972 with attacks in the southern part of the country expanded rapidly. On 16 April, B-52s, escorted by fighter …

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Boulder Finally Surrenders Appeal of Assault Weapon and Magazine Loss

Boulder Finally Surrenders Appeal of Assault Weapon and Magazine Loss NRA ILA Boulder Finally Surrenders Appeal of Assault Weapon and Magazine Loss NRA/ILA Since March, the City of Boulder has been looking for ways to reverse its defeat in the NRA-ILA supported case challenging Boulder’s unlawful bans against commonly owned …

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Sports Heroes Who Served: Famous Race Car Driver Also Served in Vietnam

Harris “Hurley” Haywood Sports Heroes Who Served: Famous Race Car Driver Also Served in Vietnam DEC. 14, 2021 | BY DAVE VERGUN & T. ANTHONY BELL, ARMY Harris “Hurley” Haywood is a world-class race car driver and a Vietnam veteran. Haywood, born in 1948, said he got his ambition for automobiles when …

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Britain’s Special Forces, SAS, the Legends

‘[We need] specially trained troops of the hunter class, who can develop a reign of terror down these coasts [of occupied Europe], first of all on the butcher and bolt policy… leaving a trail of German corpses behind them.’ Prime Minister Winston Churchill, 1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill …

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Who Killed his father, Robert F. Kennedy Sr.

Governor Gavin Newsom will soon decide the fate of Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of killing my father, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, in 1968. After more than 50 years in prison, the state’s own psychiatrists and the parole board deem that Sirhan poses no threat to society. ………… sirhan sirhan …

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A MAGNIFICENT FIGHT: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island

A MAGNIFICENT FIGHT: Marines in the Battle for Wake Islandby Robert J. Cressman NPS DOD‘A Difficult Thing To Do’Even as deliberations proceeded to determine the fate of the relief efforts, the men on Wake, ignorant of what was transpiring at Pearl Harbor and on the bridges of Task Force 14’s …

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Marine Corps Maj. Henry T. Elrod fought to the death On Wake Island as the Japanese attacked

Marine Corps Capt. Henry T. Elrod posed for a photo in Quantico, Va., Jan. 7, 1938. 1941:  December 11:   Attack on Wake Island The Japanese attacked Wake Island on December 11, 1941.   The Wake Island Garrison, under Commander Winfield Cunningham, USN, replused the Japanese invasion with shore battery fire, which sank …

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RAF Lakenheath: U.S. Airman 1st Class Camden Mello found dead

Airman 1st Class Camden Mello at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Dec. 18, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Cllingerman) After an all night search for a member of RAF Lakenheath in the United kingdom the search team found the body of Airman 1st Class Camden …

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Johnny Cash, AirMan in Back, Morse Intercept Operator Korean War

Johnny Cash enlisted in the Air Force on 7 July 1950, completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base.  He then attended technical training at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas, and radio intercept class at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. He was assigned to the 12th Radio Squadron Mobile (USAFSS) …

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The high toll of war: 7,057 Servicemembers dead as result of combat, 30,177 Suicides

Suicide rates among active-duty military members are currently at an all-time highsince record-keeping began after 9/11 and have been increasing over the past five years at an alarmingly steady pace. In 2021, study found that 30,177 active duty personnel and veterans who served in the military after 9/11 have died by suicide – compared to …

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