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Honoring World War II Hero Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

by Colin E. Kimball The call came early and unexpectedly on a Monday Morning. The multi-year-long effort to create a national funeral for the man who had been the last living Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, Gunner Hershel “Woody” Williams, had finally come to fruition. I got …

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Special Ops, LSD, and a Path to Toltec Wisdom: Excerpt from ‘The Dreaming Circus,’ by Jim Morris

By Jim Morris Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Jim Morris’ book, The Dreaming Circus: Special Ops, LSD, and My Unlikely Path to Toltec Wisdom. I had to write The Dreaming Circus, but publishing it was a matter of debate. On the one hand it might be a …

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Treasury Dept. Renewed VA Program Amid Claims That Thieves Broke Into Accounts, Stole Money From Veterans

by Courtney Mabeus, The War HorseJennifer Kreegar wanted to start 2019 worry-free. As January drew near, the Army veteran, who lives in a 19th-century farmhouse in east-central Indiana, opened one of her financial accounts to take care of one of the most mundane of tasks: pay her mortgage.  Kreegar worked …

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The Fire Pit: New Section Featuring Stories of Fortune, Lore, and More

Welcome to The Fire Pit! Our new section is for stories and yarns that you would share while sitting with comrades around the fire. This includes Stories of Fortune; Lore; Book Reviews; and more.  On tap are tales from the longtime SOF gang; from publisher SKK on Cold War adventures; …

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What’s In the Stars for Volodymyr Zelenskyy? Soldier of Fortune Consults an Astrologer

Key dates include August-September 2022; February 2023; and mid-July 2023 by Johnnietwobrows Editor’s note: Astrologer Johnnietwobrows previously examined Vladimir Putin’s astrological chart for SOF, so we thought it only made sense that he also see what is written in the stars for Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The following analysis is based on …

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What’s In the Stars For Vladimir Putin? Soldier of Fortune Consults an Astrologer

Putin’s chart shows a man who knows how to start, but not finish, a war. by Johnnietwobrows Editor’s note: While much of the world is using secular means to decode Vladimir Putin and his actions in Ukraine, we at Soldier of Fortune decided to approach the puzzle via one additional …

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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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