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Leonard Nimoy RIP

SSgt Leonard Nimoy, US Army, 1953 – 1955.

And Mr. Spock, 1966 – forever.

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Culture

Vernon 'Bun' Affolder served at D-Day and Battle of the Bulge

My Vet of the Week is Vernon W. ‘Bun’ William Affolder of Decatur, IN. Mr. Affolder died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. His birthday would have been tomorrow. 1,072 more words

Books

POTUS Summit Speech: Americans Will Defeat Jihadis With Diversity, Tolerance

Neil Munro writes: President Barack Obama says 300 million Americans must accept a fractured and diverse America if they want to defeat Muslim terrorists.

“If extremists are peddling the notion that Western countries are hostile to Muslims, then we need to show that we welcome people of all faiths,” he said Wednesday, while quoting a letter he said he received from an 11-year-old Muslim girl living in the U.S. 451 more words

War Room

Day 18: Cathay Williams

The first African American woman to ENLIST in the military, and she passed herself off as a man named William Cathay.

She served in the “fought” in the American Civil War from impressment, but enlisted afterward from 1866 to 1868, when she was discharged by her commanding officer. 65 more words

BHM

[REWIND] Report: C.I.A. Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons in 2005-6

C. J. CHIVERS and ERIC SCHMITT report: The Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old  1,025 more words

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