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Why Americans Should Thank King George I

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
There is an interesting article at Townhall.com by Michael Barone titled, Three Hundred Years Later Americans Owe a Debt to King George I. To most Americans George I would be even more obscure than George III who was King of England during the War for Independence. Yet…

The Great Martian War

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
The other day I was flipping channels and stumbled on BBC-America. The title of the program on next immediately grabbed my attention-The Great Martian War. I still remember as a kid watching the 1953 movie, War of the Worlds with my dad and my dad explaining to…

Woodrow Wilson, America’s Great War President

Originally posted on Church, State, Faith and Culture:
One hundred years ago today World War One began. The President of the US in 1914 was Woodrow Wilson. http://www.rymaszewski.iinet.net.au/3maps.html Woodrow Wilson was a committed Christian from a Presbyterian background. It was not a secret that his faith guided his politics. Wilson’s best known for a couple…

Intermission Stories (18)

Originally posted on pacificparatrooper:
Once we get back into WWII, we will mainly have Pacific Theater information here.  So, during this intermission time, I’ll take this opportunity to include another European Theater story. X-Troop, George Lane is standing, back row center ? Mr. X Meets the Desert Fox George Lane aka: Lanyi Gyorgy British Commando,…

Two brave French aviators – Boelckes 5th victory

Two brave French aviators – Boelckes 5th victory

Originally posted on Gott mit uns – Historical Consultancy:
This photo turns up in German albums once in a while. It shows a magnificent grave/memorial to/for two French aviators that were killed in action on 16 October 1915. They were shot down by Germany’s first fighter ace Oswald Boelcke, a national hero during the war,…

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…

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