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Stolen Valour Canada presents Oh Danny Boy! – Master Corporal Daniel (Fon Fon) Lafontaine CD

Stolen Valour Canada presents Oh Danny Boy! – Master Corporal Daniel (Fon Fon) Lafontaine CD

| September 22, 2018 | 20 Comments

Our friends North of the Border send us their work on Daniel Donald Lafontaine. Of particular concern to us, his claim of being held, along with a Corporal as a “hostage” by the Serbs for 31 days in 1995. SVC is well aware of hostage incidents involving Canadians that occurred in the UN’s Bosnia-Herzegovina Command […]

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Pentagon Wants Army, Marine Corps to Select Higher-Caliber Grunts

Pentagon Wants Army, Marine Corps to Select Higher-Caliber Grunts

| September 22, 2018 | 22 Comments

We don’t make this stuff up,  there are people who do it for us.   From military.com  The Close Combat Lethality Task Force is trying to identify “best-of-breed science and programs” to find young Marines and soldiers who have the right mix of physical and mental endurance to excel in close combat, according to Sgt. Maj. […]

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Army missed recruiting goals, shrinks.

Army missed recruiting goals, shrinks.

| September 22, 2018 | 39 Comments

According to this Army Times article, recruiting is not going so well. A year ago, Army officials were touting a plan to increase the force by 7,500 soldiers in fiscal year 2019. That didn’t happen. Today’s active duty end strength stands at 476,000, the head of personnel management at Army headquarters told reporters on Friday. If that number sounds […]

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Saturday morning feel good stories.

Saturday morning feel good stories.

| September 22, 2018 | 6 Comments

From  COLUMBIA, SC An employee at China Kitchen Restaurant allegedly shot a man who police believe was trying to rob the eatery, according to a statement Friday from the Columbia Police Department. The worker will not be charged, and police are calling the case “self-defense.” When police arrived on the scene at the Forest Drive restaurant […]

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Valor Friday

Valor Friday

| September 21, 2018 | 9 Comments

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Thomas stands at attention alongside Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran after being awarded the Silver Star (MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza). The Navy Times has recently started a weekly “Valor Friday” article to highlight the exceptional bravery demonstrated by our armed forces in conflicts around the […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| September 21, 2018 | 146 Comments

Quick question: who was the first American to break the “sound barrier”? Chuck Yeager, right? Most people would say that. Might want to guess again. Persuasive evidence – apparently suppressed for roughly 50 years – indicates that an American quite likely if not almost certainly had broken the mythical “sound barrier” prior to Chuck Yeager […]

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

| September 21, 2018 | 22 Comments

Presidential Proclamation on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2018   Throughout American history, the men and women of our Armed Forces have selflessly served our country, making tremendous sacrifices to defend our liberty. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we honor all American prisoners of war and express our deep gratitude for the courage and determination they […]

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Saving the World

Saving the World

| September 21, 2018 | 8 Comments

Marines come running to help after fire breaks out at DC senior building Marines stationed at The Marine Barracks at 8th & I in Washington, D.C., ran to the smoke and fire at a senior citizen facility yesterday. There they assisted local EMS to evacuate the burning structure. Bravo Zulu, Marines, simply outstanding. “Marines rushed […]

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