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I asked my grandfather Wyndham Darnell Jr., one day... “Do you remember where you were when the Jap’s attacked the US on December 7th, 1941 at Pearl Harbor?”
Must Watch Navy SEAL Movies
The Navy SEAL program is one of legend. No one trains harder than them, no one is stronger than them, and they're considered to be the very best special forces team in the world. Is it any surprise, then, that so many movies have been made about this elite fighting force?
In Defence of the Tank #2: WW1 Part 1 - The Dawn of the Tank.
The year is 1915 and the Great War enters its second year. After "The Race to The Sea" ended in 1914, the western front has been bogged down in trench warfare.
How Much Does the National Guard Pay?
The National Guard is one of the largest military branches in the United States, and it's also one of the most flexible in terms of scheduling. People who want to join the military often choose the National Guard because of its flexibility — but that can come with a price.
What to Know About Navy SEAL Training
In the military, it goes without saying that the Navy SEALs are some of the most highly trained people in the world. They are one of the only teams that can operate at expert level on land, sea, and air — and their missions have become legendary.
What Is the National Guard?
Despite having one of the strongest militaries in the world, many Americans don't really know much about their country's defense forces. This is especially true about the National Guard.
Most Notable Navy SEALs
The Navy SEALs are one of America's most elite fighting teams, and that means that they have to withstand grueling training, tough times, and often take part in missions that would make most other soldiers recoil in fear. They're fearless, tough, and the best the US has — and they're also legendary in their own right.
What to Know Before Joining the National Guard
The National Guard is often billed as "military lite" by many people, and recruiters often frame it as a good part-time way to enjoy military service without having to disturb your overall lifestyle. To a point, this is true. People who serve in the National Guard do typically start out part-time and also get paid around $600 per month.
National Guard Requirements
The National Guard is one of the largest sections of the US military, and it's one of the largest because of what it offers in terms of flexibility. Even though it's technically a "part time" gig, the truth is that it's still a demanding job — and it's one that not everyone is cut out for.
In Defence of the Tank #1: Introduction
Some people have claimed that the tank has had its day, and that tanks are no longer needed on the modern battlefield, when all we are fighting these days are insurgents. Some of these people have also claimed that tanks are too vulnerable to anti-tank weapons, and will quickly proclaim "the tank is dead" whenever a new anti-tank weapon is introduced.
What Is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day isn't exactly one of the most easily-remembered holidays in the American calendar. Most people don't even remember what day it is, or what we're supposed to remember about it, aside from veterans who have served in a war.
Also, known as the Prince of the Brigade, Tommy Prince was a Native American who was born in Manitoba, Canada in 1914. Tommy at an early age was forced to drop out of elementary school to feed his 11 siblings, mother and father. Growing up he quickly learned from his father who was a hunter how to use a rifle and a knife to be able to hunt the nearby wildlife in the native reserve that he lived in himself. Now, does he not sound like a modern-day Mowgli? He became an extremely talented marksman and tracker from all the days he spent hunting and gathering food for his family. Years later he worked as a tree feller as well as joined the cadets during his teen years. Now think back, what did you do when you were 14 years old? Suddenly the Second World War began, and due to Tommy being an Aboriginal he was rejected several times from the Canadian army as discrimination was a widespread fact at the time. Eventually, he was accepted and was assigned to the first Field Park Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers. There he was trained to be a sapper, which was the first step to his impressive skill set. If you’re unsure of what a sapper is, they were essentially engineers with demolitions expertise. Two years later he became a sergeant with the Canadian Parachute Battalion, however, soon after he volunteered for the first Special Service Force also known as the Devil’s Brigade.