A show That I myself am glad we missed as my Dad would of been in it and I doubt that he would of made it out

An Invasion Not Found in the History Books by James Martin Davis reprinted from the Omaha World Herald, November 1987 Deep in the recesses of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., hidden for nearly four decades lie thousands of pages of yellowing and dusty documents stamped “Top Secret”. These documents, now declassified, are the plans … Continue reading “A show That I myself am glad we missed as my Dad would of been in it and I doubt that he would of made it out”

Inside the Army’s Quest for a Revolutionary New Bullet

This is Textron System’s Next Generation Squad Weapon’s 6.8mm cartridge that features its signature, plastic case-telescoped design. | By Matthew Cox As Army weapons officials near the end of a bold effort to arm close-combat units with Next Generation Squad Weapons, new details have emerged about the program’s elusive 6.8mm ammo, designed to pierce enemy body armor. The Army’s long-standing … Continue reading “Inside the Army’s Quest for a Revolutionary New Bullet”

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”