The Siege of Tay Ninh Province
About me: I am a Permanent and Totally (P&T) disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. I am sharing my experiences looking back after the war in the hope it helps someone else find peace.
The Forgotten Role of Africa in World War I
When we think about World War I (assuming we think of it at all), we immediately think of the bloody trench warfare of the Western Front in Europe. Sometimes the focus falls on the Russian theater of the war, but only insofar as it led to the Russian Revolution. Even more rarely, our attention will turn to the war in the Middle East, usually following the release of films like Lawrence of Arabia or Gallipoli. What we never think of, and what few historians ever mention, is Africa.
Daughter of War
We've all heard about the life-long effects that war can have on human life. Effects of war can include mass destruction of cities and long lasting effects on a country's economy. Citizens can turn into refugees and there are possibly mass killings of men, woman and children alike. The disastrous effect it has can last for lifetimes and even centuries.
5 Lessons The Army Taught Me About Life
Joining the military taught me a lot about life. I feel wiser beyond my years and friends with their degrees. I absolutely value education, but a lot of the degrees seem like useless, debt building degrees.
My First Submarine Watch
This was it. I was finally a useful member of the crew. Earlier that morning, I had finally qualified to stand the Shutdown Roving Watch. Our boat was in the shipyard, which meant the engine room was shut down, but someone still needed to walk around every hour and check on different machines and temperatures and pressures. Enter the Shutdown Roving Watch, or SRW, or roving watch as it was spoken. This is the guy that wanders the depths of the engine room with a clipboard and flashlight, writing down the same set of numbers each hour, bored out of his mind. During the day there are plenty of crew members to chop it up with, shipyard workers to yell at, and commotion to keep us busy, but at night, there’s nobody. Three guys look after panels in the maneuvering room, one of which takes the occasional trip down into the engine room, and every few hours one of the supervisors will take a tour of the space and review the clipboard, but that’s it. It’s an important job, sure, but only on the rare occasion that something goes wrong. Otherwise, it’s a lonely way to spend a day, switching off with other watchstanders every few hours.
A Codebreaker From Bletchley Park
When my mother-in-law told me that one of her friends used to be a Naval Wren, she suggested I could interview her for a military history magazine. So we arranged a time and went to see Nancy at her home, where she’d placed a collection of her wartime memorabilia on a table for me to see.
Stripes and Bars to Stars
In the hip hop genre, rappers often describe how they’ve earned stripes, and sometimes in the next breath say they’re five star generals. This is true, but only with conditions. Someone who transitions from the enlisted ranks to becoming an officer is known as a mustang, and it takes decades for officers to achieve general status.
The US Airman Who Sacrificed His Life to Save a Small English Town
13 November 1943. It was around 8 am in the sleepy town of Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England, when 11-year-old Maureen was awakened by the roaring engines of a B-17 bomber which came uncomfortably close to the roof of her house.
Divided By Duty
In a military relationship, service always comes first; what is it like to share your spouse, partner or significant other with the armed forces?
The A-List, Enlisted
Famous figures in the forces; all about the household names that spent time in uniform.
Back on the Homefront
The adjustment from active duty to civilian life is rife with joy, emotion and challenges alike. Ponder the true nature of post-army homecomings and the reality of transitioning from soldier to veteran.
How to choose the best removalists services in Melbourne?
Moving and shifting can be a thoroughgoing process and many of the times we often predict that everything will fall in the right place on a moving day. The effort that is being put into moving a house whether it’s a 2 room house removal or 5 plus room house removals is often overlooked until you move by yourself. There are a lot of cons of moving by yourself, for example, there arises a number of problems which could be avoided in case of moving with professional house removalists in Melbourne, these can be numerous. What if your oversized furniture got stuck in the door, your beautiful piano got scratched or dented while taking down the stairs. Your antiques need to be packed using the right packaging and size of wooden pallets, to retain their condition. You will be needing a bunch of strong people to help you move you to the moving vehicle and that too is not necessary that you will be moving 100% damage-free. With the best house removalists in Melbourne, you can easily move out, without moving a finger.
A Hero Stands Up for Aging; Enlisted in the Navy at Age 61
His name is Bill Krissoff. He did something very few people would think of. Bill enlisted in the Navy at age 61. There is a story behind his action, and it is one we need to be reminded of regularly. His story is heartbreaking and inspiring.
Documentary Review: 'A Cops and Robbers Story' Brings an NYPD Pariah into Clear Focus
When former New York Police Department Commander Corey Pegues went on the Combat Jack Podcast and opened up about his past as a gang member and drug dealer he created a firestorm. Amid such a frenzy it’s very easy for the truth to get lost in the hot takes, spin, and agendas of those eager to opine on controversial topics. That fact makes a documentary like A Cops and Robbers Story so valuable. This documentary lays bare the life of Corey Pegues in all of its complexity and controversy.
The Flag of the United States Marine Corps
One of America's most well-known symbols is the emblem of the United States Marine Corps. The Corps only accepts the most dedicated, elite soldiers. This dedication lasts a lifetime. Marines proudly display their Corps emblem on their vehicles and clothing, as well as their skin. The Us Marine Corps Flag flies outside of homes all across the country to show support for this elite group that defends our country. The flag features the emblem but there are important details to be aware of about this proud banner, and the history that led to its creation.
The Sound of Dripping Water
It's 5pm and it's already starting to get dark. I just finished recording a female artist who came in for a voice-over recording for an acting job she received from her agent. Speaking of voice. Now I'm talking to myself again. "Use your inside voice" the teacher would say. Yeah it's all cool and fun until you start to do it all the time. Like I'm doing now. We met before a couple of weeks ago and started the recording process. Today was for another character they're having her do. She's really talented. One character has a high voice and the other has a low voice and she does both with ease. She even gave me her profile name for instagram so I can stay up to date with how she's doing. Right now I'm doing some engineering work for her audio. Many people say it's tidious, but I actually enjoy my work. Especially while listening to Josh Garrels. phone rings. "Who could that be? Oh. It's Tif.
How long can a flooring be endured?
Engineered flooring is turning out to be progressively well know in homes worldwide. Being practical and having greater safety from environmental changes. It's not difficult to see the reason why it's turning into the most favored decision.
Does the Navy salute officers when wearing Kevlar helmets?
If you have been watching the news lately, you may have seen reports of the Navy returning to the use of kevlar in their helmets.
2021: The epic year that changed my perspective towards life
Through this article, I want to give a brief overview of the struggles and the hardships that we all face down the line in our lives, but we still hold ourselves and our family together. You do not let things fall apart even if you have suffered and struggled for continuously 365 days. You have fallen, once, twice, thrice….n number of times, but there will come a time when this will stop and it is then that you will start sprinting with such a force that no power in this entire universe can ever stop you again.
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