Category Archives for "History"

Dec 24

The Road Runner Missions

History

Late Summer 1970 Right after our incursion into Cambodia, we conducted a good number of Hunter-Killer missions along the Cambodian border. A Hunter-Killer mission consists of a scout flying around on the deck (near the ground) looking for trouble, and when he finds it, the Cobra up above that’s been watching over the scout, rolls […]

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Nov 17

How the Hell Did Trump Ever Get Elected?

History , Politics

Into the wee hours of election night 2016, the most surprised person in America was Donald Trump. He never expected to win that election. There are stories of everyone around him just gasping and Melania breaking down and crying. Who knows if they’re true, especially since “FAKE NEWS” would soon be Trump’s battle cry. Still, […]

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Nov 17

How I Ran the War in Vietnam — Part One

History , Humor

I’ve read Catch 22 five times. First in high school, then in basic training (army), next in flight school (I flew choppers in Nam), and then twice in Vietnam. It made more sense with each reading. No one will ever be able to top that book when it comes to fiction about how screwed up the military […]

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Nov 17

How I Ran the War in Vietnam — Part Two

History , Humor

The next couple of weeks are pretty much a blur for me today. I remember meetings and presentations and communications with home-base and with the pilots, but nothing really stands out except, of course, for the Spec 4 who stopped by once in a while saying, “Sir? I’m going to the whorehouse if you wanna […]

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Jul 15

“Real” Native History

History

Since the dawn of time, we’ve all been encouraged to “find a teacher.” Our most ancient epics contain the archetypal steps to glory, but before our hero can cross that threshold, he must “meet his mentor.” It has been said that what has been left out of our history textbooks could fill libraries and that […]

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May 02

The Spanish Flu

History , History of Medicine

The image above is from the hospital at Camp Funston, in Fort Riley, Kansas, or “ground zero” for America’s greatest pandemic. Go ahead and forget that “fact,” because you’re about to get one heck of an education. What is Influenza Commonly known as the flu, it is a viral infection of the respiratory system. It […]

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