Category Archives: Military History

Douglas Albert Munro – Only Member of the Coast Guard Awarded the Medal of Honor

When I was looking at the YouTube video for my post about These 4 Marines Killed So Many Germans, the Nazis Thought They Were an Entire Allied Battalion YouTube Video, I came across this one: 500 Marines Were Facing Certain … Continue reading

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USCGC EAGLE (WIX-327) Ship Museum

USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) is one of only two active commissioned sailing vessels in the U.S. Maritime services. She is one of five such training barques in the world. Her sister ships are Mircea of Romania, Sagres II of Portugal, Gorch … Continue reading

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Happy Washington’s Birthday February 18, 2019

Officially, the day is Washington’s Birthday https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Birthday although many people call it Presidents’ Day. Here’s how the states classify the day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Birthday#Official_state_holidays.  

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These 4 Marines Killed So Many Germans, the Nazis Thought They Were an Entire Allied Battalion YouTube Video

These 4 Marines killed so many Germans, the Nazis thought they were an entire allied battalion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUKfR3aHPic (around 2:47 minutes long). On Aug. 1, 1944, less than two months after D-Day, Marine Maj. Peter J. Ortiz, five other Marines, and … Continue reading

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Missing Ships and Found Shipwrecks

In responding to a comment about a recently found shipwreck – Wreck of USS Hornet Found, I went to Wikipedia and found two lists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_missing_ships and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_shipwrecks. Some of the shipwrecks are visible on sites such as Google Maps. A … Continue reading

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FindMyPast Fridays – February 15, 2019

Updated February 15, 2019 4:10 P. M. U. S. Central Time – FindMyPast Fridays finally posted: https://blog.findmypast.com/findmypast-friday-2629055964.html. As of Thursday evening when I am scheduling this post for 10:10 A. M. U. S. Central Time, February 15, 2019, I am … Continue reading

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Wreck of USS Hornet Found

Updated February 15, 2019: added link to Paul Allen website about finding the Hornet. When I use Firefox, it often shows random links to check out. This morning one of the random links mentioned the wreck of World War II … Continue reading

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