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Robert M. Losey, the first U.S. serviceman killed in World War II

As the U.S. space program blossomed in the 1960s, NASA officials settled on a certain profile as they screened astronaut candidates.

First and foremost, they needed elite pilots — those who had proven in combat or in testing new aircraft that they could handle any scenario that might arise miles above the earth. 2,900 more words

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Elmer Gedeon, a big leaguer who sacrificed everything

Editor’s note: I originally wrote this story as a Memorial Day piece for The Washington Times in 2014.

As flames filled his B-26 Marauder over northern France, 1st Lt. 2,134 more words

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Unboxing: Lock ‘n Load Tactical: Heroes of Normandy from Lock ‘n Load Publishing

Lock n’ Load Tactical: Heroes of Normandy is a tactical squad level wargame where players will fight the battles of the invasion of Fortress Europe in France during World War II. 55 more words

War Game Wednesday

Lyle J. Deffenbaugh fell just short of Rome after heroism in Africa and Italy

On May 29, 1944, the War Department’s Bureau of Public Relations issued a two-page press release touting the leadership of Lt. Col. Lyle J. Deffenbaugh of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the critical role he played in the fight for Mount Porchia, Italy, some months earlier. 2,177 more words

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No longer a phony, sitting war

78 years ago today Fall Gelb was launched with German forces rolling through the Low Countries and things wrapped up about 6 weeks later with most of France occupied and the remainder under the control of the Vichy government. 58 more words

Military History

73 years ago today - Victory in Europe

The fighting may have been over (for the most part) in Europe but it was still going full bore on the other side of the world… 60 more words

Military History