In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]
The miraculous Six-Day war ended fifty years ago today with the Israelis capturing the Golan Heights. For an excellent summary of this supremely important conflict go to SixDayWar.org.
Rangers lead the way! “We were about two hundred feet from the beach when a shell blew off the front of our landing craft, destroying the ramp. My two best buddies were right in front of me, and they were both killed. I was holding a .45 pistol and carrying a bazooka with eight shells; […]
I was a mere kid of 10 years old but I remember seeing some of the news about this. I marveled at how they did it and proceeded to scheme to buy models of the Israeli Mirage jets to build. (Never got them.) Fifty years on, I’ve immersed myself a little more in the history […]
As a long time student of Word War II some battles and events have fascinated me more than others. Among these are, of course, the Normandy invasion on D-Day, Stalingrad, the air war over Europe, the Bulge, Patton’s amazing campaign to the Rhine, the end of the Japanese war machine after Hiroshima and the failed […]
Seventy five years ago today, at noon, five months after Pearl Harbor, the United States took the war to the Japanese home islands and bombed Tokyo in what is still one of the most daring raids in military history. Taking off from the USS Hornet, sixteen B-25 medium bombers — dubbed the Doolittle Raiders — […]
Thirty one years ago today, on a run-of-the-mill Tuesday with no expectations of anything special, I sat in my office, reading for work and drinking coffee. Right before lunch, I received a call from my friend Ed, a fellow space and science fiction buff, frantically telling me that the Space Shuttle had exploded. After chiding […]