Category Archives: History

Matthew Caldwell

Matthew Caldwell, (March 8, 1798 – December 28, 1842), also spelled Mathew Caldwell was a 19th-century Texas settler, military figure, Captain of the Gonzales – Seguin Rangers and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Because of his recruitment … Continue reading

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Viet Cong Booby Traps

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Billy the Kid – The Fatal Shot in the Dark by Pat Garrett

During the weeks following the Kid’s escape, I was censured by some for my seeming unconcern and inactivity in the matter of his re-arrest. I was egotistical enough to think I knew my own business best, and preferred to accomplish … Continue reading

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The Story of America’s One Room School Houses

In just a handful of days America’s school children will be heading back to school for the start of a new school year. Though not all, many will be returning to multi-million dollar facilities, complete with full handicap accessibility, high … Continue reading

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Vietnam Voices

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Charles Askins

(Charles Askins – October 28, 1907 – March 2, 1999) Charles Askins was an American lawman, U.S. Army officer, and writer. He served in the U.S. Forest Service and Border Patrol in the American Southwest prior to the Second World … Continue reading

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Marine Recon – Vietnam

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Wood Hite

Robert Woodson “Wood” Hite (1850 – December 4, 1881) was an outlaw and cousin of Frank and Jesse James. He was a member of the James-Younger gang, participating in a number of robberies and other crimes. He was shot dead … Continue reading

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Cheyenne – Warriors of the Plains

The Cheyenne are a tribe of Algonquian linguistic stock who were closely allied with the Arapaho and Gros Ventre and loosely allied with the Lakota Sioux. One of the most prominent of the Plains tribes, they primarily lived and hunted … Continue reading

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The Charlie Tigers in Vietnam 

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Captain Jack Hayes

John Coffee “Jack” Hays (January 28, 1817 – April 21, 1883) was a captain in the Texas Rangers and a military officer of the Republic of Texas. Hays served in several armed conflicts from 1836 to 1848, including against the … Continue reading

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Navy Destroyers off the coast of Vietnam

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Seth Bullock

Seth Bullock (July 23, 1849 – September 23, 1919) was a Canadian-American frontiersman, business proprietor, politician, sheriff, and U.S. Marshal. He was a prominent citizen in Deadwood, South Dakota, where he lived from 1876 until his death, operating a hardware … Continue reading

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Germans in WW2 and their 22 different models of pistols

World War 2 was the world’s bloodiest, most expansive conflict. For the first time in human history, man’s quarrels with his fellow man were settled via warfare around the globe fought on an industrial scale. Never before or since has … Continue reading

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The Time the USAAF Bombed an American City

During the dead of winter, March 21st 1944; Miles City, Montana; local residents woke to their quaint little town being overrun and submerged by the rising frozen waters of the Yellowstone river. Ice jams were building quickly, raising the sub … Continue reading

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Europe’s Earliest Battle

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The first two Americans killed in the Vietnam War

Escalation and widespread attention towards the conflict in Vietnam may not have hit many televisions and media outlets before 1965, but American advisors were arriving, almost silently, in Southeast Asia. In July 1954, The Geneva Accords temporarily split Vietnam into … Continue reading

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Military Advisors in Vietnam

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Robert Widenmann

Robert A. Widenmann (January 24, 1852 – April 13, 1930) was a Deputy United States Marshal and associate of Billy the Kid during the Lincoln County War. Widenmann was born January 24, 1852, to German-born parents in Ann Arbor, Michigan. … Continue reading

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War Dogs in Vietnam

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