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#801 Sgt. BARney

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:09 AM

"The Navajo Code Talkers" by Doris Paul, 1974.

Currently binge reading on the WW2 Navajo Code Talkers that served with the Marines in the PTO.  This is an older book about an absolutely fascinating piece of American history.  Full disclosure - I felt myself flinching at times when the author describes the treatment of the Navajo people by the US government because I knew a shaming was about to be dealt.  Instead the author lays the historical fact and for background to the story, and moves ahead. 

Fascinating read!



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:42 PM

My ten year-old son is now reading "Under a War-Torn Sky" - historical fiction by: L.M. Elliott 

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:09 PM

I am now reading "The Historical Atlas of Judaism" a summary anthological geo-political study of the 4000 years of Jewish faith from ancient Palestine up to modern Israel, in the context (almost entirely) of the wars and leaders of wars during that long period, by: Dr. Ian Barnes and Josephine Bacon. 



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:06 PM

I am currently reading "Shoot Like a Girl One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front" by Mary Jennings Hegar



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:38 AM

The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle: Memoir of a WWII Bomber Pilot by Robert Morgan. 



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:03 AM

I was Churchill's shadow- memoir of Walter H. Thompson, Churchill's bodyguard.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:40 AM

Im reading "Lucky Lady, the World War II Heroics of the USS Santa Fe and Franklin" by Steve Jackson, and "Command and Control" by Eric Schlosser.

 

Lucky Lady is, obviously, about the USS Santa Fe and Franklin while Command and Control is about SAC and the times we almost blew ourselves up.



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:34 AM

I currently finished "Bloody Roads to Germany: At Huertgen Forest and the Bulge--an American Soldier's Courageous Story of World War II" by William Meller.

A story of the authors experience as an infantryman with 28th division from Huertgen Forest, through battle of bulge, and end with his time as a POW and rescue at the end of the war.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:12 AM

Strong men armed by Robert Leckie.... it's easy to tell that this was written by someone who was right there in the thick of it.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 11:09 AM

Im reading "Lucky Lady, the World War II Heroics of the USS Santa Fe and Franklin" by Steve Jackson, and "Command and Control" by Eric Schlosser.

 

Lucky Lady is, obviously, about the USS Santa Fe and Franklin while Command and Control is about SAC and the times we almost blew ourselves up.

 

I read "Command and Control" last year.  There was a documentary version on the Science Channel the other night.  It was a very sobering book.  I grew up in the '60s, 15 miles from a SAC base.  We were aware that we could get nuked by the Russians at any time, but I had no idea that there was just as big a threat from our own bombs.  Enjoy!

Mikie



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:27 PM

Never Call Me A Hero -A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway by N Jack 'Dusty' Kleiss



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:57 PM

I'm almost done reading "Hard Tack and Coffee" by John D. Billings.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:08 PM

Searching a other Army Regulation I come across this book

"Congressional medal of honor, the distinguished service cross and the distinguished service medal issued by the War department since April 6, 1917, up to and including General orders, no. 126, War department, November 11, 1919"

https://archive.org/...almed00unitrich

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