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If Yer a ‘Nam Vet… And/Or Know What GQ means?

If Yer a ‘Nam Vet… And/Or Know What GQ means?

| October 25, 2014 | 13 Comments

Yeah, I know… two  posts in one day… If Jonn don’t delete this you just might just learn something. An online pal of mine (TGYC) is mentioned is this story. Simply put… I was unaware of this event until he mentioned it. “Hannah Ackerman, a Cedar Falls High School graduate now attending Hawkeye Community College […]

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Jumping Out of Perfectly Good Things

Jumping Out of Perfectly Good Things

| October 25, 2014 | 16 Comments

Some here have actually jumped out of perfectly good aircraft. I planned to do a tandem jump on my 65th birthday a few years ago and even invited Jonn to join me, but it never happened. I wanted to jump into my big field for my birthday party, but the cost was toooo steep.  I […]

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Gaylord Stevens; phony SEAL, phony Vietnam vet arrested for child porn

Gaylord Stevens; phony SEAL, phony Vietnam vet arrested for child porn

| October 25, 2014 | 20 Comments

Mary sends us a link to the Tyler Morning Telegraph article about Gaylord Stevens, aka Steven Hawke, who falsely claimed to be a Navy SEAL and a Vietnam veteran and then ended up in cuffs this week on federal charges of trafficking in kiddie pr0n. Gaylord Stevens, also known as Steven Hawke, was arrested in […]

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Private SNAFU and other lost souls

Private SNAFU and other lost souls

| October 25, 2014 | 11 Comments

Marks Survey/pop quiz the other day and the follow up post that called us all Savages got me thinking about old cartoons. When I started thinking about them I started looking for them on the interwebs. I found the entire private SNAFU Army training series from WW2. If you have never see it its worth […]

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“This day is called the feast of Crispian”

“This day is called the feast of Crispian”

| October 25, 2014 | 10 Comments

Today is Saint Crispin’s Day and the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 during the Hundred Years War and immortalized in Shakespeare’s “Henry V” who gave us the “Band of Brothers” speech. This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe […]

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2LT Joshua Nelson saving the world

2LT Joshua Nelson saving the world

| October 25, 2014 | 8 Comments

Zero and Ohio sent us links to the story of Second Lieutenant Joshua Nelson of the West Virginia Air National Guard who made a trip to Walmart to pick up some fish hooks, but it turned into something he’d never expected when he heard a woman in a near aisle call for help; “I could […]

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Three women Marines asked to leave IOC

Three women Marines asked to leave IOC

| October 25, 2014 | 32 Comments

The Christian Science Monitor reports that the three women Marines (WM) were asked to leave the course a few weeks after the completed the grueling test to qualify for their attendance at the Infantry Officer Course. They were physically disqualified from the training last week for falling behind in hikes while carrying loads of upwards […]

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Joseph Patrick Joyce, phony SEAL

Joseph Patrick Joyce, phony SEAL

| October 25, 2014 | 8 Comments

Scotty sends us his work on Joseph Patrick Joyce who has been spreading the lies that he is a retired Navy SEAL around his hometown for several years; The Navy says that he attended training but never completed BUD/S, so I guess he means that retired from the SEALs when he rang the bell.

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