Another story about TR

Theodore Roosevelt’s Winchester Rifles by Philip Schreier  More The Winchester Model 1895, serial number 23576 (top), was presented by Theodore Roosevelt to his friend and commanding officer during the Spanish-American War, Gen. Leonard Wood. As with most of all of his Winchesters, this rifle was embellished. It also has a gold plate engraved with “To … Continue reading “Another story about TR”

Him November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945

76 Years ago today the Marines Took Tarawa!

Battle of Tarawa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Coordinates: 1°25′37″N 172°58′32″E Battle of Tarawa Part of World War II, Pacific War Lt Alexander Bonnyman (4th from right) and his assault party storming a Japanese stronghold. Bonnyman received the Medal of Honor posthumously. Date 20–23 November 1943 Location Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands Result United States victory Belligerents  United States … Continue reading “76 Years ago today the Marines Took Tarawa!”

Back in the days when we had our shit together!

We were building these things in 1940 and giving them away to our pals HMS Avenger was a Royal Navy escort aircraft carrier during the Second World War.  In 1939 she was laid down as the merchant ship Rio-Hudson at the Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company yard in Chester, Pennsylvania. Launched on 27 November 1940, she was converted to an escort carrier and transferred under the lend … Continue reading “Back in the days when we had our shit together!”