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D-Day at Normandy: ‘Rock’ Was Lost in Skies Over France

Then-Corporal Kenneth “Rock” Merritt poses for a photo. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo) During World War II, Kenneth “Rock” Merritt was aboard a plane that got lost over France. Here are his memories of his experiences in the Army from 1942-45. His words are as follows. … I was sworn into the …

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George Washington Bacon, the CIA’s Man in Laos Before He Became a Merc in Angola

Editor’s note: Former CIA paramilitary officer James Parker Jr. often talked to me about his days in Southeast Asia, including the secret war in Laos. He told stories of another case officer and former Green Beret, George Washington Bacon III, who became a mercenary in Angola. Here is an excerpt …

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Soldier of Fortune’s Founder Sells Magazine to Journalist Susan Katz Keating, Passes Torch After 47 Years

By Robert K. Brown After 47 adventure-filled years of publishing Soldier of Fortune Magazine,  I decided it was time to move on to other long awaited projects, including writing books of the SOF adventures. After having given it considerable thought, I am passing the torch to journalist and author Susan …

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Here’s a Look at Ukrainian Stamp in Honor of Snake Island Crew: ‘Russian Warship, Go F— Yourself’

The government of Ukraine has issued a postage stamp to commemorate the incident at Snake Island, where Ukrainians told the crew of the Moskva: “Russian warship, go f— yourself.” The ship was ravaged by fire and has sunk, the Kremlin says.

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He Charged Into Enemy Fire, Was Left For Dead, Regained Consciousness, and Kept Fighting

While approaching Afghanistan’s Takur Ghar mountaintop, the MH-47 “Chinook” helicopter carrying Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman and the joint special operations reconnaissance team flew into an enemy ambush. Intense enemy small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire significantly damaged the helicopter, throwing Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts …

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Sp5c. Sasser, Vietnam, under fire, ran across rice paddy to assist wounded

Medal of Honor recipient Clarence E. Sasser CITATION For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp5c. Sasser distinguished himself while assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion. He was serving as a medical aidman with Company …

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A Leader is on the World Stage: the Infowar

The president of Ukraine Has not let up as he relentlessly mobilizes the world Leaders to his cause. It appears in his latest footage that he hasn’t rested much, and he is not allowing the world to rest until there’s a resolution. His ongoing urgent requests exemplified by just a …

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General Pulaski, Warrior for Liberty on two Continents

Casimir Pulaski Casimir Pulaski NPSCasimir Pulaski is remembered in many ways. In Poland, he is remembered as a man who fought for freedom on two continents, and is given the title “Soldier of Liberty.” In the United States, numerous streets, bridges, counties, and towns are named for him in honor of …

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Green Beret Lawrence N. Freedman, Quiet Professional, the first American killed in Somalia, 1992

Green Beret Lawrence N. Freedman 1992: Friends of the only American to be killed so far during the U.S. military relief mission to Somalia say the Fayetteville, North Carolina, man may have had covert responsibilities along with his civilian duties. Arlington Cemetery report 1992   Friends of former Green Beret …

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SOF and Barry Sadler, The Ballad Of the Green Berets

SOF: Barry Sadler was an enlisted man and a Green Beret. He was a special forces medic while In Vietnam where he stepped on a pongee stick and was seriously injured. Barry is best known for having written and sung The Ballad of the Green Berets which was on the …

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