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It Has Begun….. Fall Color

  

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Swim For Their Sacrifice…..

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Abraham Lincoln October 3, 1862 on the Battlefield of Antietam. Perhaps the best outdoor portrait of Lincoln existing

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Never Forget 9/11

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September 11, 2014 · 7:38 pm

Salute The Troops Memorial Day

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Lt Col. Marvin C. Skaar I didn’t know you, but thank you for your service to our country. We know you suffered the pain for us in the 3 wars you fought. WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Without you and your brothers at arms we would not be free.

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Tears of Fear Not to be Mistaken for Joy

untitled3 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides a rocket launching drill of women’s sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency on April 24.

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Slovyansk, Ukraine

untitled5 The body of Pavel Pavelco, 42, a pro-Russia militiaman is carried by pallbearers to a church during a funeral in Slovyansk, Ukraine, April 22. Pavelco was one of three people killed last Sunday in a shooting by unknown gunmen at a checkpoint.

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Why Afghanistan, why war.

Why Afghanistan, why war..

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In Korea: Mosquitos Can Be Your Friend

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They were a curious collection of  Canadian soldier-flyboys; heroes you’ve probably never heard of.

This handful, who fought in the dangerous skies above Korea six decades ago, flew in American planes,  were in an American unit, but wore Canadian uniforms.

And they weren’t technically airmen at all, but were infantry soldiers.

They were called “The Mosquitos.”

bud mcleod 2 Lieut Bud MacLeod, 2PPCLI, (left) with his USAF pilot Capt Bud Doane Jr, prior to conducting air strike on enemy positions. August, 1951. (Photo courtesy: Bud MacLeod)

Yet, somehow their harrowing experiences day-after-day as their aircraft blistered along often only a few feet over enemy positions, are scarcely known.

These men, are not to be confused with the 22 RCAF fighter pilots who were attached to USAF squadrons. These men, the Mosquitos, were different: they were combat riflemen, who flew.

Early in the war, 17 British troops were accidentally killed and 76 injured by…

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