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We Call Him Chesty

In my younger years, conventional parents and teachers encouraged boys and girls to read stories written about famous Americans.  I recall reading about William Penn, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, George Custer, Ulysses Grant, and Robert E. Lee.  They weren’t academically vetted manuscripts, of course —they were intended…

The Hero Who Refused His Medal

Originally posted on KapyongKorea:
Ola Mize could have stepped right out of a Hollywood movie. Except he was no actor, to put it mildly. He was the real deal. Mize came from the humblest of backgrounds and went on to become one of his nation’s great heroes. Despite the adulation showered on him, he remained an…

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
I don’t know why anyone is surprised that Russia has gobbled up the Crimea. Just because Russia is not officially communist anymore does not mean they do not have national ambitions for territory. It amazes me that our current President seems to think that making statements about…

The Destruction of Herod’s Temple

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
The picture of the coin is from a historical\archaeological blog I subscribe too. The coin is called a Bar Kockhba coin. Bar Kockhba led a Jewish revolt against the Romans (reign of Hadrian) in 132-136 A.D. The Romans won and the result was many Jews were disbursed…

John Haslet, killed in action at Princeton

Originally posted on The Founder's Blog:
Colonel John Haslet was an American clergyman and soldier from Milford, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a veteran of the French and Indian War and an officer of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, serving as the first Colonel of the 1st Delaware Regiment. He was…

Obama Crosses the Rubicon

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
I believe that the founders of our country had a measure of genius and most of that came from being keen observers of the past. They were educated men with a grasp of history as well as students of government of states long ago that had passed…

General Butt-Naked or General Preacher?

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
I admit that the title of this blog post is an attention grabber but it’s not sensationalism or something I made up.  The General’s nick-name when he was a Liberian warlord was General Butt-Naked and now he’s a preacher. Liberia is a tiny country on the western…

ENGLAND IS BORN ON THE BLOODY FIELD AT BRUNANBURH

Originally posted on The Deadliest Blogger: Military History Page:
The Battle of Brunanburh is largely unknown to all but the most die-hard buffs of Anglo-Saxon or Viking history. But it is a battle that deserves to be remembered. For it was the largest and bloodiest battle fought in Anglo-Saxon England prior to Hastings (and likely surpassing that…

Bravo Veterans

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
The World War 2 Memorial in Washington D.C. The caption, A Grateful Nation Remembers” is appropriate. Whatever political differences the country had at the time, the country came together and helped win WW2. The Memorial recognizes the over 400,00 casualties the US suffered in that war. A…

Frog goes out in a blaze of rocket-fueled glory

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
File this under “One small step for man, one whale of a ride for a frog.” The above image of a frog flying through the air (see two-thirds of the way up, on the left) during the launch of a Minotaur V rocket on Sept. 6, at the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in…

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