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Annie, Get Yer Gun!

Annie, Get Yer Gun!

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ran across this bit of history the other day.  I thought all our readers who are current and former cannon-cockers would enjoy it.

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Michael Joseph Grassie; another Beirut phony

Michael Joseph Grassie; another Beirut phony

| February 1, 2015 | 5 Comments

Scottie sends us his work on this Michael Joseph Grassie fellow who told Newsweek in a 2007 article about the time he was shot by a student in his classroom that he was in the Beirut barracks bombing (October 23rd, 1983) and earned a Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart; Well, as you can […]

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Mark Steven Paffrath; CNN’s Navy Cross phony

Mark Steven Paffrath; CNN’s Navy Cross phony

| February 1, 2015 | 17 Comments

Chip sent us a link to a CNN article about this Mark Steven Paffrath fellow who was apparently fired for posting pictures of Federal Protective Services vehicles in the hotel where he worked during the Ferguson thing back in November. During the interview with the Navy veteran, the CNN crews shows this photo of Paffrath […]

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70th Anniversary of the Cabanatuan Raid

70th Anniversary of the Cabanatuan Raid

| February 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

I’m a few days late, luckily they weren’t. But The Great Raid on the Cabanatuan POW Camp on the Philippine island of Luzon happened on January 30th, 1945, 70 years ago. The prisoners there had survived the Bataan Death March which began on April 9, 1942 with the surrender of the ill-prepared 60-80,000 US and […]

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Master Gunnery Sergeant Alain Reyes and Master Sergeant Greg Bartel saving the world

Master Gunnery Sergeant Alain Reyes and Master Sergeant Greg Bartel saving the world

| February 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

Nearly two years ago, Charles Richard Jennings, Jr shot his father-in-law, James Evans, in church at their Father’s Day Mass. When the shooting ended, Jennings lit out, but he didn’t know that there were two military careerists in hot pursuit. Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant Alain Reyes and Air Force Master Sergeant Greg Bartel were both […]

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Sunday morning feel good story

Sunday morning feel good story

| February 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

Our Sunday morning story this week is another foiled Craigslist plot in Georgia this time; Police said the man, whose name has not been released, was killed early Friday by one of two men from Winder who thought they were selling him an English bulldog. Dog breeder Walter Gonzalez told police he got out of […]

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Hagel: Boots on the ground in Iraq “could be necessary”

Hagel: Boots on the ground in Iraq “could be necessary”

| January 31, 2015 | 32 Comments

The week that the Pentagon nearly doubled the number of US troops in Iraq, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told CNN that the US may need ground combat troops in Iraq to turn back the Islamic State according to Military.com; “I think it may require a forward deployment of some of our troops,” Hagel […]

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HR 378; Responsible Body Armor Possession Act

HR 378; Responsible Body Armor Possession Act

| January 31, 2015 | 32 Comments

Flagwaver alerts us to the introduction of House Resolution 378, entitled the “Responsible Body Armor Possession Act” which makes possession of “enhanced” body armor that “the ballistic resistance of which meets or exceeds the ballistic performance of Type III armor” punishable by less than ten years imprisonment and a fine. Type III armor provides protection […]

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