History Section

Historic content on this site has a range of around 2,000 years, but that doesn't mean everything to be found within that span is here.  The main focus here is military history, particularly of the late-World War era thru the Global War on Terror.  Fact sheets, publications, and other articles are posted in this section, with the latest posts listed below for easy access.  You can also view the history archive by clicking "view all" at the very bottom right of the content window.  Every symphony orchestra has different sections and chairs, history is no different.

Table of Contents

Articles

Historical articles that reach across time from the days of Nero to the the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, history is a perpetual state of reality.

Publications

Reserved explicitly for content that has publication quality, has been submitted for publication, or has been published.

Fact Sheets

For quick reference, fact sheets are available on various weapon systems from field guns to tanks to aircraft from nations around the world.

Historic Tales

Stories from history experiences that have been passed along that might be a bit too “unreal” or even comical.

September 11, Twenty Years Later

On the evening of 10 September 2001, it seemed like just any other night.  Parents tucked their children into bed, businessmen and women prepped for their presentations the next morning, families enjoyed just another meal together, and all seemed relatively right in the world.  For ~3,000 Americans, this would be

The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge

Situated in the hills that ran along the boundary which divided North and South Korea was the county of Chorwon in Kangwon Province now within North Korea. The land ebbed and flowed along more than just the horizon but to the sky itself. Peaks, ridges, plateaus, and valleys were the

Lockheed A-12 Oxcart

Succeeded by it’s younger Blackbird counterpart, the A-12 Oxcart was Lockheed’s response to the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) need for a high-altitude supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft.  Smaller, faster, more stealthy, and agile than it’s younger counterpart, the A-12 conducted a field of operations over Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Soviet bloc.  So

The Totally (not) Real Story of the Quad City War

Recently, a request came up regarding an M103 Heavy Tank that was located on a public island on the Mississippi River.  The island has been subjugated to numerous floods over the years and so has the tank.  I decided to jump into the newspapers to find more information about the