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Remembering Beirut, October 23, 1983

  25 Years Later: We Came in Peace By Colonel Timothy J. Geraghty, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)  On Sunday morning, 23 October 1983, I awoke as usual at dawn, dressed, and went below to the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit’s Combat Operations Center to check the overnight communications traffic. I roamed outside my headquarters at Beirut International Airport to view the…

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Remember D-Day

Today is the 64th anniversary of D-Day.  One day prior my Grandfather as part of the “Devil’s Brigade” marched through Rome early in the morning to liberate the Eternal City.  By D-Day my grandfather was beyond Rome and preparing for the southern assault on the French Riviera.   Here is Dwight Eisenhower on June 6, 1944.…

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Happy Patriot’s Day Weekend!

From Mike Allen at Politico.com, a particularly appropriate reminder about the state of patriotism in the US – One year ago today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters: “[T]his war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything.” The traditional one-year anniversary gift is paper (books, etc.), but the modern gift is clocks. Senators always find both useful.…

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