Archive For The “Life in the Military” Category

Big Brass Balls

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Big Brass Balls

Yep, that is what this old Army Captain had and probably still does. A 24 year-old Captain who got an entire German Panzer Division to surrender, all because of how brave he was. This is something that even Hollywood can’t write stories about.   Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com   Read the whole story…

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Crap or get off the pot

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Crap or get off the pot

That was a saying I grew up hearing my Dad say many times. If you have never heard it before, it is fairly simple, Do something or get out, but don’t just sit there and waste time. It is implying the same thing as the famous quote, “Lead, follow or get out of the way”….

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Happy 242nd Birthday to my Army

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Happy 242nd Birthday to my Army

You don’t look a day over 230 years, but I still would like to wish a Happy and Awesome 242 years to the Greatest Army in the World, the US Army. You have given me 48+ wonderful years as an Army brat, a soldier and a father of a soldier. You have made me, shaped…

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Brutal honesty

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Brutal honesty

I saw this video for the first time this morning on a friend’s feed and it immediately took me back. I mean it really took me back to many things. Not only Afghanistan but also Iraq in Desert Storm. It also took me back to what it was like in the milblog space back in…

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Why so angry at appreciation?

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Why so angry at appreciation?

This is part 2 of a 2-part series for Memorial Day 2017. So this is for the veterans; the ones that say “don’t tell me Happy Memorial Day” or get mad at civilians who don’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day and thank them for their service. They (civilians) are only doing…

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Who is Memorial Day for?

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Who is Memorial Day for?

This is part 1 of a 2-part series for Memorial Day 2017. Memorial Day is one of the most honorable and important holidays that our country celebrates. After the last 16 years of warfare there seems to be a lot more “opinion” about what should be done on this holiday, how it should be observed…

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We are Ranger Up explains the WHY behind it all

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We are Ranger Up explains the WHY behind it all

Our good friends at RangerUp have put out an awesome short video explaining not only who they are and how/why RangerUp was created but Nick also shines some light on the how/why vets do all that they do. Why the blogs, why the selfless service, why they tend to be a different breed from standard…

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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…

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