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  1. Culin's Rhinos SGT Curtis Culin and his crew...

    Culin's Rhinos

    SGT Curtis Culin and his crew cooked up the idea. The troops first used angle iron from the Normandy Beach obstacles. Later ones were made in the UK and applied there.
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    Gunny, True, but it IS the younger folks who...

    Gunny,

    True, but it IS the younger folks who are sitting out elections, including primaries. Here in Virginia the State Democratic Party has made a concerted effort to turn out younger voters and...
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    Very well done!

    Very well done!
  4. Pete, probably the largest accomplishment was the...

    Pete, probably the largest accomplishment was the damage control abilities of ships crews and the ability to flex afloat service forces into the forward areas.

    Read this about Ulithi....
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    16th President of the United States Used that...

    16th President of the United States

    Used that quote myself when I taught history.
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    Yeah, I'm an old. But I have seen the appalling...

    Yeah, I'm an old. But I have seen the appalling lack of civics knowledge on the rise for 25-30 years. It started whenb I started teaching survey American History in college in 1991. It has...
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    Turkey Fan, I lay this ignorance at the feet...

    Turkey Fan,

    I lay this ignorance at the feet of the complete lack of civics education in our schools. We are reaping the harvest of our pivot to everything STEM and dropped civics/history/poli...
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    I almost threw up when I read that the other day....

    I almost threw up when I read that the other day. I swear to God I was physically nauseated...
  9. Colonel, and also how many of those of the USN...

    Colonel, and also how many of those of the USN who engaged in the battle were civilians 3 or 4 years earlier. And the vast number of vessels engaged did not exist on 7 DEC 41.

    It was warfare on...
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    Virginia is BLUE!!! And I wonder how Amy...

    Virginia is BLUE!!!

    And I wonder how Amy McGrath is feeling today!
  11. Thanks Pete Good point! And looking at that...

    Thanks Pete

    Good point!

    And looking at that photo makes me wonder....in the tropics did the RAN go to battlestations in short and short sleeve shirts?

    In the USN dungarees were tucked into...
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    It was said tongue in cheek. If it is anything...

    It was said tongue in cheek.

    If it is anything I can judge in what I have seen in the last 48 hours from serving officers is the officer corps of the Army is pissed at the way he was treated.
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    Oh and his twin brother is also an Army LTC who...

    Oh and his twin brother is also an Army LTC who is a JAG....who he sought for legal advice as a serving officer.

    Oh, and he was a former Infantry officer so I like him already.

    A friend who had...
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    Pretty cool I remember going aboard the Big...

    Pretty cool

    I remember going aboard the Big John when it was in Boston for the Constitution Turning and an Operation Sail event. I think it may even have been on her retirment cruise.

    Later,...
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    I wonder how LTC Vindman will do on the O-6...

    I wonder how LTC Vindman will do on the O-6 Promotion Board?
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    She is the daughter of a hard nosed old line...

    She is the daughter of a hard nosed old line party mayor of Baltimore. He taught his daughter well. She is amazingly capable and a fearless opponent.
  17. The Battle of Leyte Gulf Aftermath & resources...

    The Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Aftermath & resources

    The Battle of Leyte Gulf remains the largest battle in the US Navyís history and one of its greatest victories. While much went wrong, so much...
  18. 25-26 October 1944 The Battle of Cape Engano ...

    25-26 October 1944

    The Battle of Cape Engano

    The Japanese Northern Force was commanded by the last of the great IJN carrier admirals Vice-Admiral Jisaburō Ozawa. He commanded the Japanese 3rd...
  19. 25 OCT 1944 Part 2 Battle of Samar While...

    25 OCT 1944 Part 2

    Battle of Samar

    While the Johnston was making its epic fight, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copelandís Samuel B. Roberts got into the fight. The Sammy B was a Butler class...
  20. 25 October 1944 Part 2 The Battle of Samar ...

    25 October 1944 Part 2

    The Battle of Samar

    After reversing course in the late evening of 24 October, Kurita’s Center Force emerged from San Bernadino Strait into the Philippine Sea at 0300 on...
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