Category Archives: History

SF, SEAL, Marine Recon & NZSAS home movies

Good videos and great music.

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And now you know…

Personal hygiene in the 1700s was heavily maintained through a complicated balance of practicality, religious belief, and social position. Men and women living in colonial America washed their bodies and clothes with varying degrees of regularity, often falling victim to … Continue reading

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Maj, Richard ‘Dick’ Meadows

Major Richard J. “Dick” Meadows’ exploits were legendary. Joining the Army at the age of 15 in 1947, he was assigned to the 456th Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. Volunteering for Korea, he subsequently deployed with the 674th Field … Continue reading

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Captain John Rogers, Texas Rangers

John Harris Rogers was born near Kingsbury, Guadalupe County, Texas, on October 19, 1863. Rogers first enlisted in the Rangers in September 1882 serving under Capt. S. A. McMurray in Company B. He served until December of 1883. In the … Continue reading

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On This Day…..

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified on this day in 1919 and becomes the law of the land. MORE –WiscoDave

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Was Columbus Right About Cannibals in the New World?

In 1492, when Columbus landed in the Bahamas, he recorded his experiences in journals, giving Europe one of its first accounts of the Western hemisphere. In these journals, Columbus refers to an indigenous group as “Caniba,” people who would pillage … Continue reading

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Guns and Bravery: Is This What Really Happened at the Little Bighorn?

We’ve all heard the official government version of the tragic story of Custer’s Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. What is known, beyond any doubt, is that Lieutenant Colonel (brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer, age 36, … Continue reading

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-0 Sgt. Edward Ziobron Command & Control Central MACV­SOG, 5th SFG(A), 1st SF, Kontum, Republic of Vietnam

On Nov 26 1970, Sgt. Ziobron and his recon team from MACVSOG, where tasked with conducting a clandestine operation into Laos. MORE -H

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers in famous Vietnam photo interviewed for first time

In April 1968, Associated Press photographer Art Greenspon took a photograph widely considered to be one of the most telling photos of the Vietnam War that is now titled “Help From Above.” Embedded with the Soldiers of Company A, 2nd … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About the Janissaries

The Ottoman Empire is easily the most famous historical empire to share a name with a type of footstool, and the most notable group of individuals from its centuries-long history was the Janissaries. The Auspicious Incident, the day that marked … Continue reading

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Chris Madsen

Chris Madsen (February 25, 1851 – January 9, 1944) was a lawman of the Old West who is best known as being one of The Three Guardsmen, the name given to Madsen and two other Deputy US Marshals who were … Continue reading

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The Legendary Maney Gault

On April 1, 1934, 6’2” Frank Hamer was sitting, cramped, in his tiny Ford V-8 automobile in a lonely riverside migrant camp near the West Dallas viaduct, eating from a can of sardines and celebrating Easter Sunday alone. Or maybe … Continue reading

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You can run but you can’t hide – forever

CLARK COUNTY, Idaho — Bones discovered in an Idaho cave in 1979 and 1991 have been identified as the remains of Joseph Henry Loveless, a man who escaped from prison more than a century ago after being arrested for killing … Continue reading

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Helicopters in the Korean War

Over the past couple years I’ve made it a habit to do a mid-afternoon post (mostly videos) about various battles or jobs in the Vietnam War focusing mostly on Combat Arms, the reason being is that my father and quite … Continue reading

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Jaybird – Woodpecker War of Texas

The Jaybird Woodpecker War was a political feud that occurred in Fort Bend County, Texas. The war was fought between the existing Republican Reconstruction government and the vying Democratic party for political control of the county. It began with the … Continue reading

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On This Day…..

RUSSIA – -( On December 23, 2013, Lieutenant-General Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov passed away at the ripe old age of 94. With very little argument, Mikhail Kalashnikov was the most influential arms designer of the 20th century. There are some words … Continue reading

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Colonel Bob Howard, Medal of Honor

I first heard of Bob Howard probably back in the mid-80s from a bunch of guys sitting around at work telling war stories. None of them knew him personally, but evidently the guy was a real life legend. A few … Continue reading

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Hugh Glass

Today people usually call them mountain men – the beaver trappers of the Rocky Mountain West. Popular literature and movies often portray them as crusty old coots providing comic relief in cowboy stories. But in their prime, fifty years before … Continue reading

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A video tour of U-995

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The Good Ol’ Days

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