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Soldier Superb: Australian Infantry Training in WW2

Tough training made Australian soldiers tough fighters.

A revolution took place in military training in Australia in the early days of the Second World War. When the Australian Military Forces first went into camp in 1939 there was a feeling – in a naive Australian style – that their time there would be something more like football training, and that before long they would all join their British counterparts in adventures in the Middle East and North Africa. 1,122 more words

Australia

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'TARGETED'

“….Our team was targeted after we got out of the firefight.  We cautiously threaded our way through the hills and jungle, then one of us would drop, and the world would change.  382 more words

Combat Veterans

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'RUN FOR THE BORDER'

“…We did our best to put distance between us and that airstrip, on the first afternoon. We double-timed our march till darkness stopped us.  We made the forest and spent the night squatting on our heels at the base of trees, in sight of each other.  234 more words

Combat Veterans

A Day of Firsts (Guest Article)

Copyright © Stephen Perry.  Pictures donated from Stephen’s personal collection.

Upon my return from Saigon in mid-February 1968, I was shocked to find so much had changed at FOB1. 1,405 more words

The Vietnam War Story

"Kill Yuan" Is Up For Pre-Order, Plus A Little Taste

As of now, Kill Yuan is up for pre-order on Amazon, with a release date of May 10.  Go here to preorder.

And just to give a bit of a taste, so you’ve got a reason to hit that preorder link, here’s Chapter 1: 4,734 more words

New Book

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'THE CONTEST'

“…The contest, I was invited to compete in by Captain Wilson, was much larger than I expected.  There were fifty-six men, counting myself; twenty men from the 101st, twenty Marines, and fifteen from Special Forces.  452 more words

Combat Veterans

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'DOWN TO THE CHILDREN'

“…My military career had taken a direction I never expected.   A Demolition Team later established the explosives were strapped to those kids, so I was justified.  178 more words

Combat Veterans