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The Gateway to the West: The First Bridge to Cross the Mississippi

Often when we hear the term “gateway to the West” we have images of the Arch in St. Louis pop into our minds.  After all,…

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Fallen Angels: The Valkyrie Program – An Angel is Banished from the Heavens (Part I)

XB-70 Ship Number 1 in her permanent home at the National Air and Space Museum in Dayton, Ohio. 8 June 1966, a day of horror…

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A Battle for Supplies: The Battle of the Atlantic

War is fought in many ways.  It can be fought in a meeting room in an argument, a shouting match, or a passionate speech in…

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Fact Sheet: The T131 Atomic Cannon

The T131 heavy motorized gun was the experimental model of the M65 atomic cannon.  Adopted in 1956, the cannon could fire both nuclear and conventional…

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D-Day: 75 Years Later

6 June 2019, marked the 75th anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy in what we commonly call D-Day.  This is a milestone for us…

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Context: SGT Christianson Versus the Devil

Within the confines of history live stories.  That’s what history is an abundance of, really: stories.  Those stories are what can make history so compelling…

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Lore: The Devil and Sergeant Christianson’s Cannon

Often times, a historian digs through the rubble of texts and finds a gem that leads them down a rabbit hole.  The story of a…

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It’s Back!

After what seems like nothing, I’ve returned to the interwebs something fierce. This time with a bit of a story that has led me to…

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