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Karl Kurt Peters; yet another Marine Sniper Recon dude

Karl Kurt Peters; yet another Marine Sniper Recon dude

| April 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Scotty sends us another Marine who claims that he was a Marine Scout Sniper/Recon fellow, because no one can be just a rifleman anymore, I suppose. Ain’t no one got time for School of Infantry. Kurt Karl Peters, here, also claims that he served in Desert Storm with India Company, 3/5 Marines, but according to […]

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Here’s One Guy You Won’t Hear Complaining About Body Armor

Here’s One Guy You Won’t Hear Complaining About Body Armor

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Lots of soldiers complain about their body armor.  And it is indeed uncomfortable, and rather heavy. Still:  I don’t think you’ll ever hear SGT Timothy Gilboe, ME ARNG, complain about it.  Why not?  Read this article from the Army Times to find out. Three additional comments: Cojones muy grande, SGT Gilboe.  Kudos. Kudos to you, […]

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IAVA; more useless, empty gestures

IAVA; more useless, empty gestures

| April 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

The other day we talked about Paul Rieckhoff and his Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and their boundless support for a parade through New York City to mark the end, such as it is, of the war in Afghanistan. Today, we read in the pages of the Washington Times how they are pushing for […]

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Straw buyer suspected in Miller murders

Straw buyer suspected in Miller murders

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Kansas City Star reports that it is suspected that F. Glenn Miller, the fellow who killed three outside a Jewish center last week, got his gun from another person (a straw buyer) since he was a convicted felon and would have been prevented by current laws from purchasing the gun himself. The person who […]

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Totally legit; Major Sergeant Major

Totally legit; Major Sergeant Major

| April 20, 2014 | 27 Comments

Our friend Chris Hernandez posted the above picture on his blog the other day about this fellow who said his name is “Dan” despite what the name tag says. The story from Chris goes like this; If you’re thinking, “That’s one badass Major Sergeant Major Special Forces Desert Storm veteran Physical Training Master,” you’re right! […]

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RIP, John Houbolt

RIP, John Houbolt

| April 20, 2014 | 9 Comments

John Houbolt, former employee of NASA, died a few days ago.  He was 95. Most Americans do not have a clue as to who he was.  Frankly, until today I didn’t either. That’s a shame.  Because Houbolt is arguably the individual most responsible for the US moon landing on July 20, 1969. During the early […]

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Mohammed Pedro Whitaker held in KCMO highway shootings

Mohammed Pedro Whitaker held in KCMO highway shootings

| April 20, 2014 | 22 Comments

So this dude by the name of Mohammed Pedro Whitaker was arrested the other day and he’s facing 18 counts related to at least nine incidents of shooting at other drivers from his car, according to CNN; Probable cause statements show police connected the shootings through .380 bullets found in the vehicles. Starting in early […]

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Irving Rice; totally legit

Irving Rice; totally legit

| April 20, 2014 | 28 Comments

AverageNCO sends us this article that was published in the Uniontown, Pennsylvania Herald-Standard about this totally legit and awesome Irving Rice who was a mechanic in the Air Force in Vietnam. Rice wasn’t your average Air Force mechanic, though, according to the reporter. His tour of Vietnam was jam-packed with action and high adventure; Not […]

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