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“Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” This is one of the most famous quotes of all time, spoken by General Douglas MacArthur. He was not dying but retiring from the army; still, these words hold great significance. 241 more words

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Thursday 21 July - Runs of the Day

Leopardstown held a cracking card on Thursday evening, and it was all about Aiden O’Brien as his three stars for the evening all duly delivered, one of whom will feature below. 273 more words

#startracking Thursday 21st July 12noon

How much would you pay for a racehorse? What about a son of Galileo? In the 6.00pm at Leopardstown two of them clash. They were two of the top four lots at the Tattersalls Yearling sales, Douglas MaCarthur cost 1.25 million guineas and World War a snip at a mere 1.2 million guineas!! 1,121 more words


Antigua…the Beach Is Just the Beginning: Odds and Ends

I’ve been back 3 days from the whirlwind that was my Antigua trip and as everything is digesting, I see pictures I took or remember small things that made an impact so here are some odds and ends. 300 more words


June 27, 1950

President Harry Truman sends U.S. air and naval troops to ‘democratic’ South Korea to aid them in fighting against an invasion by communist North Korea. Two days earlier, over 90,000 North Korean troops had crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea, catching the country by surprise and forcing them to retreat. 85 more words

MacArthur: A Man Out of Time

More than a half century after his death General Douglas MacArthur continues to fascinate, as Francis P. Sempa demonstrates in a post at Real Clear Defense: 584 more words

The Bataan Death March

One of the most tragic events in history occurred on April 9, 1942.

The Battle of Bataan was the most intense phase of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines during World War II. 122 more words