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Rest in Peace, S’chn T’gai

Rest in Peace, S’chn T’gai

| February 27, 2015 | 51 Comments

Another bit of Americana has passed into history. Leonard Nimoy has died.  He was 83. Nimoy is best known as Spock of Star Trek fame (as if I really needed to tell anyone reading TAH that).  However, he was a talented actor who worked extensively in his chosen profession both before and after that series […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| February 27, 2015 | 68 Comments

Well, I just did a brutal interview with The Hill, so I’m wiped out and I’m going to take the rest of the day off. So here’s your open thread hosted by Ex-PH2’s picture of a frozen bubbles, you know because it’s so cold in much of the country this weekend.

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Battle of Norfolk; 24 years ago today

Battle of Norfolk; 24 years ago today

| February 27, 2015 | 19 Comments

The Battle of Norfolk was the cousin of the Battle of 73 Easting. Objective Norfolk was just the other side of that invisible line in the sand. Wiki says of that battle; No less than 14 divisions participated in this particular battle. In reality this makes it quite possibly the largest battle of the entire […]

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Andre Shepherd needs to prove war crimes

Andre Shepherd needs to prove war crimes

| February 27, 2015 | 18 Comments

Reuters reports that the fellow who we’ve been keeping an eye on since he deserted back in 2007, Andre Shepherd, must prove to the European Court of Justice that there war crimes committed in Iraq which provoked him to desert from his Army job and his upcoming second deployment as a depot helicopter mechanic. That […]

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Colin Michael Ross; phony Beirut veteran

Colin Michael Ross; phony Beirut veteran

| February 27, 2015 | 44 Comments

Scotty sends his work on the fellow, Colin Michael Ross who was booted from the VFW when he showed them this DD214 and couldn’t produce any evidence that he’d actually earned the Purple Heart (good on them); The National Personnel Records Center says he was a private when he was discharged after 47 months of […]

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Medal of Honor for Chris Kyle?

Medal of Honor for Chris Kyle?

| February 27, 2015 | 74 Comments

Chief Tango sends us a link to the Washington Post which discusses the efforts of Texas Congressman Roger Williams who is spearheading the effort to clear the way for President Obama to award the Medal of Honor to late “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. I know this post is going to get some of you pissed […]

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Friday morning feel good story

Friday morning feel good story

| February 27, 2015 | 6 Comments

This short and sweet story comes from New Mexico; Albuquerque police say a homeowner has fatally shot an intruder during a home invasion. Police say the shooting occurred Thursday morning at a home on the 1100 block of Stutz Northeast. The wounded man was taken to a hospital where he died. Albuquerque police say it’s […]

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Just A Sailor

Just A Sailor

| February 26, 2015 | 24 Comments

Preface: Title blatantly stolen from Steve Waterman’s book “Just A Sailor”. We met once and I have a signed copy.  Kinda happy to give him a nod here. —- This post may seem a  bit of a whine, perhaps, but it is primarily just a sort of journal entry. It was suggested I post some […]

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