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HOW LION OF FALLUJAH LEGEND REALLY DIED

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Major Douglas Alexander Zembiec (picutred, left), United States Marine Corps, had already carved himself a legend by the time he died in 2007, being shot in the head by insurgents during an ambush. He was awarded a posthumous Silver Star for saving 25 Iraqi personnel before his death.

Always Faithful!

"'Impossible' is a word found only in the dictionary of fools."

Napoleon Bonaparte

Between December of 1941 and VJ Day (15 Aug 45), the WW I Monument Castle Tower atop Mount Battie, overlooking Penobscot Bay on the Maine Coast, was occupied continuously by volunteer members of the "Home Guard," mostly ageing WWI veterans. They scanned the Bay, day and night, for signs of Nazi submarines.

Most carried personally-owned 1903 Springfield Rifles and Colt 1911 pistols. They were always armed!

REALLY? THE CHOPPING BLOCK GOES LIVE ON THE BATTLEFIELD, with pink slips?

Troops Fighting Taliban Get Laid Off
By Harold Hutchison

Some company commanders on the front lines of Afghanistan are being given pink slips. The “reduction in force” measures are coming due to the “sequestration” cuts that were imposed in 2011.

A-10 PILOT SAVES 90 TROOPS

This video from 2012 relates how an A-10 pilot saved 90 troops in Afghanistan!

What Happened to the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? What fates befell them for daring to put their names to that document?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

ISIS BIGWIGS ON THE LIST

Terrorists Now On “Kill List”
By Harold Hutchison

As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues its insurgency in Iraq, some of its leaders could become targets of kill missions, much like those using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or special operations forces. The finding was announced as Iraq continued to struggle with replacing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

What if Archduke Franz Ferdinand Had Not Been Killed

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ANOTHER PREMATURE “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?”

JSTOF-P Set to be Disbanded

Marines and Philippine troops during relief operations in 2013.
(DOD photo)

By Harold Hutchison

The Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines (JSOTF-P), which has been instrumental in combating terrorist groups like Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah, is reportedly on the chopping block. Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines had been going on since 15 January, 2002.

AFGHAN WHO SAVED LUTTRELL MARKED FOR DEATH

Taliban Orders Murder of Hero
By Harold Hutchison

The Afghan national who protected “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell (third from the right in the photo) from the Taliban in 2005, Mohammad Gulab, has been marked for death by the terrorist group. The news comes in the wake of the movie Lone Survivor, which thrust Luttrell’s story back into the spotlight.

Russian Influence Operations in Washington

By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

Speaking to the U.S.-Russia Forum on June 16, 2014, the Russian Ambassador to Washington, Sergei Kislyak, told the participants that there are “no ideological divides” between the U.S. and Russia. He said both countries were “market economies” with “democratic systems.” He called for increased U.S.-Russian cooperation and claimed that the Edward Snowden “affair”—the case in which the former CIA and NSA contract employee fled to Russia with highly classified documents—was “thrown on us,” as if the Russian intelligence service, the FSB, was caught flat-footed by his defection.  

A Blatant Betrayal or Savvy Chameleon?


By Major Rusty Bradley, USA (Ret.)

I’d barely made it into the operations center when my intelligence sergeant shoved a piece of paper into my hand. I’d come in looking for an update on three new Taliban commanders in our area of operations. They’d arrived a few months before and they’d already conducted several successful attacks on US convoys and now were building an IED network.

MARINES UNDER FIRE IN THE `STAN

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When Marines on a patrol in the Nad Ali District went toe-to-toe with the Taliban, one of them was hit. Now, they had to get their wounded comrade out.
By Cpl. Paul Peterson, USMC

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VISITING A GHOST FROM A WAR LONG AGO

Navy Divers to Investigate Wreck of USS Houston
By Harold Hutchison

During the Battle of Sunda Strait, almost seven hundred American sailors were killed when the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30) was sunk by Japanese forces. Now, 72 years after the battle, the United States Navy is sending divers to check out the wreck of the vessel.

Navajo Code Talkers: The Uncrackable Language

By Cpl. Chelsea Flowers Anderson, USMC

Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez was born “among the oak trees” in Chichiltah, N.M. He spent his childhood herding sheep for his grandmother before leaving the close-knit community to attend a boarding high school in Tuba City, Ariz. It was there that Nez learned about a secret Marine Corps mission that would take him far away from his people and into the battlefields of World War II.

Close behind the Bougainville front lines, Navajo Code Talkers Cpl. Henry Blake Jr. and Pfc. George H. Kirk, both serving with a Marine signal unit, are shown operating a portable radio set in a clearing they have hacked from the dense jungle in Dec. 1943. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Division)

D-Day Archival Footage

Landing at Omaha Beach

Archival footage of Allied troops during the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June, 1944.