Category Archives: Military History

President Lincoln Rejects Offer of Elephants

Catchy title? In all of my numerous readings on the War and Lincoln, this is the first time I came across the elephant offer. The link showed up in my Facebook feed, posted by the Civil War Trust. I started … Continue reading

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World War II – Today in History

There are numerous World War II today in history sites. For the U.S., today would have been less than three weeks after Pearl Harbor. However, I count World War II starting with the Japanese invasion For example, this one, https://ww2db.com/event/today/Continue reading

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Remembering D-Day June 6, 1944

Today in history, we remember D-Day, June 6, 1944, the opening salvo of Operation Overlord launched by the Western Allies to invade northern France with the ultimate goal of overthrowing Hitler and the Nazis.  Five beaches – Omaha, Gold, Juno, … Continue reading

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Remembering Veterans Today

This post is dedicated to veterans.Starting with my father, my oldest brother, numerous uncles, cousins, and other family members who have served in the military.   A special shout-out goes to Daniel Kring, my great-grandfather’s brother who paid the ultimate … Continue reading

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Happy 239th Birthday U. S. Navy

Happy Birthday shout-out to the U.S. Navy on its 239th. http://www.navy.com  Here’s a fitting YouTube video posted by Matthew Gasper. http://www.youtube.com/embed/acnt3r6z5ns  (opens in a new window) Navy uniform app: http://www.navy.com/uniform360/#/service-dress-blues/0 Information and screenshots of naval insignia from the Navy’s website: http://www.navy.com/inside/uniforms.html . Enlisted rank … Continue reading

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Fold3.com Offering Free Access to Revolutionary War Records Through 31 July 2014

In addition to my last post about MyHeritage offering free World War I access this month, Fold3.com is offering free Revolutionary War access through the end of the month. Free access includes Revolutionary War pensions, service records, war rolls, payment … Continue reading

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Free World War I Records Access on MyHeritage.com Through 31 July 2014

World War I records on MyHeritage free through the end of July – http://blog.myheritage.com/2014/07/search-wwi-military-records-for-free. It includes the following record collections: Silver War Badge Recipients, 1914 – 1918 British Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 – 1919 The National Roll … Continue reading

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