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Alumnus Promoted to Brigadier General

Norfolk State University alumnus, Col. Fletcher V. Washington ’92, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony on March 3 in Springfield, Virginia. 295 more words

Moment of Revelation by Naomi Elpeleg, Israel

Looking back at this whole time, it’s hard to tell when that “moment of revelation” was — if it even existed. Sometimes the whole processing happens weeks or months after the actual events, and makes you feel and understand things differently. 379 more words


7 Signs of an Ambush, Tikrit 2004

7 signs of an ambush, pay attention:

 -Following the previous Civil Affairs officers’ procedure: I told Abu Ali, our Iraqi national translator; we pick him up on 6 APR 2004, convoy south to Tikrit, conduct three school assessments.  1,348 more words

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Ontario Mennonites in the Military

During World War II most Ontario Mennonites and Amish either had farm deferments or went in to alternative service work camps like the one at Montreal River that was building roads, or camps in British Columbia to fight forest fires, construct trails, or the like. 1,184 more words


A Brief Overview of Military Service

At age twenty, McDowell participated in the French and Indian War. He was captain of a company, serving under George Washington at Braddock’s Defeat at the… 195 more words

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My Iraq War Became Real- April 2004

My stay in Support Operations was unexpectedly, but not surprisingly, cut short.

Prior to mobilization, I began to read up about Islam, Arabs and Iraqis, buying and reading an English version of the Koran, the book ‘The Arab Mind’ and other topical books.  905 more words

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Hauntingly silent
Deserted artillery
Landmarks French shoreline

Day 143/365 – Morgan’s  #DailyHaikuChallenge. Join in and link back to her blog.