A pivotal battle of the Civil War.
AMD-65 variants of the AK used in the Vietnam War
History of Boer Riflemen
79 years ago on December 2nd 1943, the First Special Service Force had their baptism by fire. While technically their first operation or battle was the attack on Kiska, there were no Japanese troops present by they time the landing force arrived. The mountain had been holding up US and British units due to it’sContinue reading “Today in History: Monte La Difensa”
From friend of the site, and fellow Vietnam War historian, Bud Gibson. “Al was a terrific 1-0 of RT New Jersey. His 1-1, Bobby Coleman, my good friend was KIA on my birthday. Al later came to NKP as our primary FAC Rider. He was in “Bungalow Bill” Sanders’ OV10 back seat when they wereContinue reading “Albert Mosielle SOG 1-0”
72 years ago today, November 24 1950, the infamous Chinese Second Phase Offensive began. Commonly associated with the Marines and the Chosin Reservoir it was a peninsula wide attack that would start pushing UN forces back towards the 38th parallel. Where is the First Phase you may already be asking. It took place on OctoberContinue reading “Today in History: The Chinese Second Phase Offensive.”
SOG’s first Medal OF Honor Lt. George Sisler
William Owen O’Neil was born in St. Louis on Feb 2,1860, the first son of John and Mary Menimin O’;Neil. In 1862, the family moved to Philadelphia and later to Washington , DC. Little is known of his early years. Buckley came from warrior’s stock. His father, John Owen O’Neil was born in 1834 inContinue reading “William Owen”Bucky” O’Neil”
Born in Lancaster, Ohio February 8, 1820, William Tecumseh was the son of Charles Robert and Mary Sherman. Charles Robert was a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, and whose untimely death in 1829 left his widow with eleven children and no inheritance. Nine year old William was adopted into the familyContinue reading “General William T. Sherman”
A Bio of the CSA’s Best Artillery officer.