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Navy Mines Explode near Vietnam

Navy Mines Explode near Vietnam

| November 15, 2018 | 4 Comments

In 1972, the US Navy dropped sea mines off the coast of Vietnam south of Haiphong to disrupt supply shipping to North Vietnam. No, not like the mine in the photo. They looked more like torpedoes. In August of 1972, Navy ships’ crews watched while these mines detonated for no obvious reason. In reviewing archived […]

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Thursdays Feel Good Stories

Thursdays Feel Good Stories

| November 15, 2018 | 6 Comments

Not that Austin- the one near Chicago. Shooting of 59-year-old man in Austin ruled self-defense By Sun-Times Wire email An investigation into a shooting that fatally wounded a man Sunday night during a domestic-related altercation in the Austin neighborhood has been closed after investigators determined it was committed in self-defense. Henry Ratcliff Jr, 59, was […]

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Horrific WC-130 Crash That Killed 9

Horrific WC-130 Crash That Killed 9

| November 14, 2018 | 21 Comments

Emergency responders move equipment across Route 21 in Port Wentworth, Georgia, where a WC-130 cargo plane from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard crashed on May 2. The plane was on its way to Tuscon, Arizona, where it was to be decommissioned. All nine people on board were killed. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Military.com | By […]

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Expired Pigeon Carries Secret Code

Expired Pigeon Carries Secret Code

| November 14, 2018 | 23 Comments

You may remember this story, about a dead bird found in an unused fireplace chimney, wearing a tiny capsule that carried a coded message to Blechley Park in Buckinghamsire, where the UK’s intelligence headquarters was located during World War II. Carrier pigeons were used extensively for this kind of thing, most of them being quite […]

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Blast From the Past- Colt Bulot; another Special Forces phony

Blast From the Past- Colt Bulot; another Special Forces phony

| November 14, 2018 | 43 Comments

Wednesday’s BFTP star is Colt Bulot, who I understand has been sniffing around TAH of late. Well, Colt, if you’re reading this, great. Just lets you know we still care. And haven’t forgotten. Here’s a link to Jonn’s original post, with comments. Colt Bulot Post I’ve been sitting on this one for more than three […]

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Army Releases Deploy-or-Out Rules for Administratively Sidelined Troops

Army Releases Deploy-or-Out Rules for Administratively Sidelined Troops

| November 14, 2018 | 32 Comments

13 Nov 2018 – Military.com | By Matthew Cox The U.S. Army today publicly released its new policy for dealing with soldiers who are non-deployable for administrative reasons, just over a month after the Pentagon’s new deploy-or-out policy took effect Oct. 1. “Soldiers who are non-deployable for an administrative reason … for more than six consecutive months, or six non-consecutive months in […]

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Midweek Open Thread

Midweek Open Thread

| November 14, 2018 | 67 Comments

Happy Humpday everyone, it’s the middle of the week again! Thanksgiving is next week! Onto “DU news”, a plan to get President Trump “unhinged“: Originally posted by Moostache: His ego would start tearing him apart if people kept chanting “Trump’s a Chump” in a kind of rebuttal to “Lock Her Up”…he’d try to play it […]

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Wednesday Feel Good Stories

Wednesday Feel Good Stories

| November 14, 2018 | 26 Comments

Bad hair day? Barber Shoots Man in North Philadelphia Barbershop, Police Say By Dan Stamm A barbershop owner shot an alleged attacker inside his North Philadelphia Philadelphia barbershop Monday morning, Philadelphia police said. The barber was acting in self defense when he shot the 26-year-old man at a barbershop along Germantown Avenue near Oakdale Street […]

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