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The Greenland Ice Cap Rescue of B-17 “PN9E” 

By CAPT Donald M. Taub, USCG, Retired On November 5, 1942, a U.S. Army Air Force [USAAF] Douglas C-53 Skytrooper with five men aboard returning from Iceland, reported that it had made a forced landing on the Ice Cap on the SE coast of Greenland somewhere south of the radio …

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THE MARINE FROM MIAMI: The Hell Called IWO JIMA

VIDEO Capturing This Mountain Was Key During the Battle of Iwo Jima THE WARRIOR’S GRAPEVINE  Excerpt from VETERANs by Pete Mecca I heard it through the Warrior’s Grapevine that a veteran of Iwo Jima lived just north of Monticello, GA.  Scuttlebutt had it that he’d been on top of Mount Suribachi …

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MOH for three U.S. Soldiers, two who died so others could live, another saved his men and survived

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III honored Medal of Honor recipients Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe, Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher A. Celiz, and Army Master Sgt. Earl D. Plumlee at a Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. Photo …

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Brent Renaud, U.S. filmmaker and journalist, was killed in Irpin, Ukraine

American journalist Brent Renaud reportedly shot and killed at a checkpoint outside Kyiv This is an interview with his partner who was in the car with him. Jack Poseobiec https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1503003793704820738 #UPDATE A US journalist was shot dead and another wounded on Sunday in Irpin, a frontline northwest suburb of Kyiv, …

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Sailors charged in leaked video of F-35C crash on USS Carl Vinson

Four senior enlisted sailors and a junior officer have been charged for their alleged role in releasing government video footage from USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Vinson’s Pilot’s Landing Aid Television (PLAT), showing the ramp strike of an F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter in January, 2022, USNI News  The USS Stockdale steams in …

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Pentagon Investigation on Abbey Gate attack that killed 13 Marines, Soldier, Sailor in the fall of Afghanistan

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander, U.S. Central Command, provide testimony at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on ending the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan, Rayburn House Office Building, …

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EU Drug Regulator Warns Against Overuse of COVID Booster Shots

January 13, 2022 9:21 AM VOA News The European Union’s drug regulator is warning that too many doses of COVID-19 vaccines could eventually weaken the body’s immune system, rendering the extra shots ineffective. Marco Cavaleri, the head of vaccine strategy for the European Medicines Agency, said earlier this week that …

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The Dutchman Who Saved 600 Children From the Nazis

Johan van Hulst Early Life and WWII  from the Jewish virtual library.  In 1942 van Hulst was the director of the Reformed Teacher Training College, a Protestant religious seminary in Amsterdam. The nearby Hollandse Schouwberg theatre was the main clearing site for the Jews living in Amsterdam who had been issued …

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The Sullivan Brothers: The Loss of USS Juneau

The five Sullivan brothers ‘missing in action’ off the Solomons. THEY did their part. Office of War Information poster shows the Sullivan brothers on board USS Juneau (CL-52) in early 1942. All were lost with Juneau on 13 November of that year. Donation of the Steamship Historical Society of America, …

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U.S. Troops, From Combat to Adviser Roles in Iraq, Remain at Risk, Retain Right of Self-Defense

1 January Four Suspects Captured After Attack on Shaddadi By Staff Sgt. Gregory Summers Officials from Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve announced last night that Coalition forces were targeted by indirect fire in areas of northeast Syria. According to the Coalition, rounds did not damage any Coalition …

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