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Submitted by Steve on 26 February 2011 - 8:24pm.
WWII veteran Ted Gundy, age 84, goes to Fort Benning to shoot with the Army Marksmanship Team and shoots a 5 inch group at 1000 yards.
Submitted by Steve on 26 February 2011 - 5:34pm.
The Elephant in the Room
“Understanding the Unspoken Cost of Taking Human Lives in War”
By Dr. Samuel Arnold
An e-book on PTSD & SUICIDE
There are two Rules in War
1. Men die in war.
2. Officers don’t change Rule #1.
There are two Rules in War
1. People die, are mutilated, are changed physically and emotionally forever because of war.
2. Officers, non-commissioned officers, warrant officers, and enlisted cannot change Rule #1.
Download e-book in PDF format here.
Submitted by Steve on 14 February 2011 - 10:07pm.
It has now become quite common to hear U.S. officials confidently assert that 90 percent of the weapons used by the Mexican drug cartels come from the United States. However, a close examination of the dynamics of the cartel wars in Mexico — and of how the oft-echoed 90 percent number was reached — clearly demonstrates that the number is more political rhetoric than empirical fact.
The the 90 percent number was derived from a June 2009 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress on U.S. efforts to combat arms trafficking to Mexico.
According to the GAO report, some 30,000 firearms were seized from criminals by Mexican authorities in 2008. Of these 30,000 firearms, information pertaining to 7,200 of them (24 percent) was submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for tracing. Of these 7,200 guns, only about 4,000 could be traced by the ATF, and of these 4,000, some 3,480 (87 percent) were shown to have come from the United States.
Submitted by MKamerer on 11 February 2011 - 11:29am.
My sister, Joanne Caputo, made this film about the surviving 550 letters my mother and father wrote to each other over the course of 3 years that he was in Europe during WWII, participating in D-Day (Utah Beach), Battle of the Bulge, and the liberation of Paris. He was a half-track mechanic in the 71st artillery, 5th Armored division.
Submitted by RETAIRFORCEMAN on 8 February 2011 - 10:08pm.
Submitted by Steve on 24 January 2011 - 8:56pm.
So there I was, sitting around feeling old, fat, crippled, and useless. Now, I am old, fat, and crippled, but I don't like feeling useless, so I decided to do something about it. Since I'm an old veteran, I started thinking about going shooting, so I went down on base and did a little skeet shooting, but it really didn't do much for me. Then I went to my local gun club, and I had to shoot standing behind a table, couldn't draw from the holster, couldn't fire faster than one shot per second, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't... blah. Then I found Cumberland Tactics 'Tactical Handgun 101', a 'basic' pistol class taught by Randy Cain.
I'm a 20+ year military veteran, with over 40 years of experience shooting pistols, and I already have a Florida CCW, so did I really want to do a 'basic' pistol class? Heck, the first time I shot a pistol was when I was 10 years old, and I qualified expert on the .45, .38, and 9mm during my years in the military. But, in researching Randy Cain, I came across this quote "Randy will start at the most basic level, and build. You may think at 11AM on the first day that the class is too basic for you. It isn't. If you knew what he would be having you do at 11AM on the 3rd day you'd think the class was too advanced for you. It isn't.", and that made me decide to apply to Cumberland Tactics to attend the Tactical Handgun 101 class.
Submitted by Steve on 11 January 2011 - 11:29am.
Richard Winters, the commanding officer of Easy Company, the Army unit whose gritty combat from the beaches of Normandy to the capture of Hitler’s mountain retreat was recounted in the book and television series “Band of Brothers,” died Jan. 2 in Campbelltown, Pa. He was 92 and lived in Hershey, Pa.
Submitted by Steve on 1 January 2011 - 10:48am.