A Maxim Gun, an Abandoned French Tank, and One Determined American by WILL DABBS

John Barkley was an unlikely hero.  In his youth, Private First Class John Lewis Barkley was a bit of a troublemaker. He was known to sneak liquor into his unit area and had a not inconsiderable weakness for women both French and German. Interestingly, when he had originally attempted to enlist he was denied due … Continue reading “A Maxim Gun, an Abandoned French Tank, and One Determined American by WILL DABBS”

The Manliest American Who Ever Lived and the Gun That Didn’t Stop Him by WILL DABBS

Theodore Roosevelt was one of America’s greatest Presidents Rugged and fearless, Roosevelt sought out challenges. Teddy Roosevelt, America’s 26th President, ascended to the job when his boss, William McKinley, succumbed to an assassin’s bullet in September of 1901 (Read the story of his assassination here – The Assassination of William McKinley: Of Hopeless Causes and One Seriously … Continue reading “The Manliest American Who Ever Lived and the Gun That Didn’t Stop Him by WILL DABBS”

A Great GI Story About what a Good Officer is like by Heiland Hoff, former Sergeant at U.S. Army (1981-1986)

My military intelligence company moved into a fortress that had been built by Hitler to withstand an artillery attack. There was a large commercial kitchen in the basement that the captain decided we didn’t need. All the counters and cupboards were built of steel-reinforced concrete. Every lower-enlisted guy was handed a sledge hammer and told … Continue reading “A Great GI Story About what a Good Officer is like by Heiland Hoff, former Sergeant at U.S. Army (1981-1986)”

Some interesting Folks who have or still are serving in the Green Machine

THE FOUNDATION OUR IMPACT SCHOLARS GET INVOLVED NEWS SHOP DONATE SIXTH CLASS Pat Tillman Foundation is proud to name 58 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses as 2014 Tillman Scholars. In recognition of their service, leadership and academic excellence, the newly selected class will receive over $1.4 million in scholarships to pursue their higher education and … Continue reading “Some interesting Folks who have or still are serving in the Green Machine”

Something about one of the Few Men that I really lookup up to- Bill Slim by the Burma Star Association

General – Field Marshal Bill Slim Field Marshal the Viscount Slim KG GCB GCMG GCVO GBE DSO MC by Frank Owen   Field Marshall Viscount Slim was referred to by Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten, who was Supreme Allied Commander of Southeast Asia, as “the finest general World War II produced”. After the war … Continue reading “Something about one of the Few Men that I really lookup up to- Bill Slim by the Burma Star Association”