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An Unknown Compelling Force: Dyatlov Pass

Deep in the northern Ural mountains in Russia lies a mountain known as Kholat Syakhl.  The name literally translates to the phrase “Dead Mountain.”  For nine…

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That One Time We Tried to Put a 30 mm Cannon in an F-16

A couple of weeks ago, I ran a history blurb on the A-10A Thunderbolt II and it’s impressive GAU-8 Avenger gun system.  The system was…

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A Match Made in Hell: The A-10 “Hawg” and the Avenger

Many Soldiers that have returned from the front lines will tell you of the importance of close-air-support (CAS).  The A-1 Skyraider fulfilled this role in…

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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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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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