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Smitty and the 11th Airborne Division

The origin of the nickname, “Angels” for the 11th Airborne has always been up for debate.  At Dobodura, New Guinea, while unloading the supplies off the ships that were constantly pulling into port, it became well-known that the troopers of the 11th A/B were a bit more light-fingered than the other units.  501 more words


Hey check out my shirt that I designed. This is for all the fellow paratroopers out there.



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A basic guide to surviving NYCC... or any con

The New York Comic Convention, the last big comic convention of the con season, is an amazing thing. Quite simply, it is organized chaos that is well attended by thousands of con goers every year. 1,541 more words

Con Talk

Smitty ~ Letter VII ~ New Guinea

For a period of five months the 11th Airborne Division would receive jungle warfare and intensified combat unit ground training in the primitive land of jungles and mountains and thatched huts and the native population fondly called, Fuzzy Wuzzies.  634 more words


CDC Admits Ebola Could Be Airborne

Tom Fried, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, came out with the claim that the Ebola virus might be airborne. Its the single greatest concern Ive ever had in my 40-year public health career, said Dr. 33 more words

Smitty ~ Getting Close to Shore ~ Letter VI

Just as Smitty expected, their destination was quickly coming up over the horizon.  The fleeting glimpse of solid land, Milne Bay, New Guinea was only a short stopover for water (such a disappointment) and they continued their cruise north.  889 more words