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Posted by Claudia Bartow on June 14, 2013 at 3:30pm
Last week I was in Washington, D.C. with eighty eighth grade students. I have been to the nation's capitol about 25 times now, but I still get a lump in my throat when I see things like the Marines Corps Memorial, the World War II Memorial,the nineteen statues of the Korean War Memorial and of course the Vietnam Wall. What is the best for me though is seeing thirteen…Continue
Note: This fascinating story was sent to me by member Ron Albers. The author is unknown. If you know where this came from or the author, please let me know.The Japanese Zero and how we learned to fight it... In April 1942 thirty-six Zeros…Continue
Tags: Japanese Zero
Started by Claudia Bartow in Combat on Friday.
When you reflect on what Memorial Day is supposed to be, how does one "Celebrate" those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice? It's time to Remember, Honor, and Mourn. Stores have "Sales" to make a lousy buck off the Memory of Soldiers who gave it all! I…Continue
Note: This story was written by Colonel Ronald Albers for Motts Military Museum, and is reprinted here with permission.Robert Coyne, born and raised in Newark, Ohio, suffered a childhood ailment that kept him out of school during the beginning of…Continue
Started by Motts Military Museum in Motts Military Museum Stories May 27.
To all the Moms out there, Happy Mothers Day! For where would the rest of us be without the Moms?I hope you all make people do things for you today, and that your Day is the Best it can be!Continue
Got an email from a friend and want to know what you think. This is not putting down any Race of any person, it's about OUR Government!When a Soldier Dies in the line of Duty, the Family gets a folded Flag and later a letter conveying Sympathy and…Continue
Maybe it is because I teach the American Revolution to my eighth graders, but I think this is TOO cool! Stay tuned for more "last survivor" pictures and info.…Continue
Started by Claudia Bartow in Miscellaneous May 7.
It was evening on January 12, 1971 in Phouc Vinh, Republic of Vietnam. I was assigned the night standby mission in support of the "Phouc Vinh Follies". This was the term that we aviators of Co C, 227th AHB, 11th CAG, 1st Cavalry Division, used to…Continue
Just had a very strange happening. During the Thanksgiving holidays in San Diego, my wife and I went to the see the movie "Lincoln". Afterwards, I saw an "elderly" gentleman wearing a USN ballcap with the USS WASP on it. I went over to him, shook…Continue
I have mentioned before that my favorite military movie ever is We Were Soldiers. Based on the very true story of the Calvary battalion led by Col. Hal Moore, We Were Soldiers is gripping. One pilot named Ed "Too Tall" Freeman was a Medal Of Honor…Continue
Tags: Ed Freeman
Ramona Plaisted holds the dog tags of her husband's uncle, World War I veteran Kenneth Plaisted. These tags were found in an auction box years ago by a Your Military Story member and finally returned .....READ MORE
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