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Book Review: Second to the Last to Leave, USS Arizona 12.7.41 The Lauren F. Bruner Story

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Book Review: Second to the Last to Leave, USS Arizona 12.7.41 The Lauren F. Bruner Story

PREFACE-I have read tons of books in my life, and have written many reviews on this blog and several others. In all the reviews I have written, I have never had such a hard time to write one. But then again, I have also never read a book like this, that had such a profound…

9/11, some of us will truly Never Forget

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9/11, some of us will truly Never Forget

What’s the problem?

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What’s the problem?

So a presentation on insider threats that was used for 18 months has now been pulled from the training that is done for soldiers. It was effective, it was honest and I am sure the students over the last 18 months learned something from it. A PowerPoint training slide listing former Secretary of State Hillary…

Movie Review of Range 15

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Movie Review of Range 15

When I first talked to Nick Palmiscano about writing a review of this movie, I mentioned to him that I knew I would need to watch it at least twice because I was sure I would miss something. Based on the trailers I had seen, stories I had heard, and just knowing some of the…

Why we celebrate Memorial Day

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Why we celebrate Memorial Day

It it clear that the last 15 years of constant combat for our military has brought about a new perception of what Memorial Day is about. For years growing up as a military brat, as a peace-time soldier, then a combat veteran myself and then back to being a peace-time soldier again that Memorial Day…

Bring back the War Department

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Bring back the War Department

Will someone let me know when war is easy and uncomplicated? I have tried to write about the complexities, the milli-second decision making, the wide gray area between right and wrong when it comes to war. In fact I just wrote about it some the other day. You can watch war movies all day, and…

The US Army did the right thing

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The US Army did the right thing

Who knows if it was Rep. Hunter (who is two for two on helping out soldiers being railroaded), the media pressure and publicity, or if there are truly leaders in the right places that care more about doing the hard right rather than the easy (politically correct) wrong. Either way, great news came out tonight…

Just In case you forgot

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Just In case you forgot

Sometimes a person’s memory gets clouded and it is human nature to forget the bad things in our past. We can’t help it, as we are wired that way. When thinking about things that happened in our past that have both good and bad moments, the good things are always what we remember first and…

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