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Jewish heroes of the Civil War


Above: Confederates capture a Union battery during the Battle of Glendale

ON THIS DATE in 1862, seventeen-year-old drummer Benjamin Levy of the 1st New York Infantry snatched a rifle from an ill Union soldier and joined the fight at the Civil War Battle of Glendale in Virginia. 93 more words

Bristol Palin Says She's Pregnant Again

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Bristol Palin, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, announced Thursday she is pregnant with her second child out-of-wedlock. 223 more words

Entertainment

Marvin G. Shields Remembrance Ceremony Video

Naval Facilities Engineering Command hosted a 50th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony for Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Marvin G. Shields. Shields received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam.

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Choosing Courage by Peter Collier

Peter Collier’s Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means To Be a Hero (Artisan, 240 pp., $18.95) is an image-heavy children’s book (aimed at fourth to eight graders) that presents stories of American military heroism from World War II to the wars in Afghanistan, along with a short chapter on civilian heroes in the 21st century. 122 more words

Nonfiction

SPECIAL DAY IN PILSEN, KANSAS

Every once in awhile a person might take ‘the road less traveled by’ and be richly rewarded for the effort. I was on my way home to Wichita from Manhattan last Sunday (June 7, 2015), already on a 2-lane byway of sorts, when I saw a brilliant yellow sign in Lincolnville, Kansas, pointing west and reading “PILSEN Home of Chaplain  1,024 more words