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Hero Dog ‘Shimanski’ Honored for Courage Under Fire

An American multi-purpose canine (MPC) Belgian Malinois was honored for heroism under fire while serving four tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps.  Shimanski was deployed to Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia during his seven-year career and received the Animals in War and Peace Medal of Bravery for his service, an …

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The Battle of Bayonet Hill: Lewis Millett and the ‘Wolfhounds’ at War in Korea

The last major bayonet charge in American military history took place in Korea on February 7, 1951. The charge was carried out by the men of Easy Company, 27th Infantry “Wolfhounds,” during the Battle of Bayonet Hill. The soldiers were led by Cpt. Lewis Millett, who had been awarded the …

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With the SAS in Mozambique, We Parachuted Into Enemy Territory While Bombs Exploded on the Ground Below

by John Gartner As I sat looking out the port side window of the Dakota, I could see below me the vast expanse of Lake Cahora Bassa dam. The grey skeletal branches of long-drowned trees dotted the shoreline and seemed, in my reverie, to be reaching imploringly skyward. The surface …

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Slugfest in Syria: US Special Forces Vs Russian Wagner Group Mercs

by Kevin Maurer, The War Horse Explosions flashed in the fog hanging over the Euphrates River like a coming summer storm. The continuous thunder of Russian guns pounded the American positions in a burned-out natural gas refinery in eastern Syria. Tracers crisscrossed the Syrian sky. The Special Forces soldiers felt …

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Baptized by Fire in Vietnam: The Day I Became a Real Marine

by Ronald Winter, The War Horse Ask any Marine if they can remember the first day they actually became a Marine and you likely will be told it was boot camp graduation day. Whether it was Parris Island or San Diego, only when the senior officer in the graduation program proclaims the graduates …

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How I Got My M1911: Military History I Can Take to the Range

by Scott Stipe My first exposure to John Moses Browning’s iconic .45 caliber 1911 pistol was in the 1980’s, during my enlistment in the Arizona Army National Guard. Our unit had a weapons cage with a grumpy old sergeant who allowed us to touch and fire the M1911A1 45’s during …

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Wounded Russian Soldiers Being Sent Back to Fight in Ukraine

Russian soldiers, mercenaries and militia fighters are being returning to the battlefield in Ukraine with untreated wounds and even after limb amputations, according to the British Ministry of Defence. This comes at a time when Russia is suffering a shortage of healthcare workers who fled the country in order to …

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Would Putin Launch a Nuclear First Strike Against NATO?

“If Russia believes they have escalation dominance, Putin might get it into his head to launch a surprise attack.” Russia is far more willing to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield than NATO, a study by the International Institute for Strategic Studies has suggested. Tactical nuclear weapons are small …

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Green Berets Train to Survive Mountain Warfare

The mountains above Bridgeport, California, have been home to mountain warfare survival training for Special Forces, Marines, and others. In this frosty vid, Green Berets with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) partner with United Arab Emirates Special Operations to conduct long range reconnaissance training at the U.S. Marine Corps …

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