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The Other Soldiers – Post Veteran’s Day Thoughts

by Jack Veterans, you have done a fantastic job and made tremendous sacrifices, sometimes during very trying times and worse, during war.  We will and we should, always be grateful for your service.  However,  there is another group has been … Continue reading

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Women in Combat – A Failed Experiment

by Jack Lee In 1945 the Army and Marine’s physical fitness test included pullups, squat jumps, pushups, 2-min situps, 300 yard run, shuttle run and 60 sec-squat thrusts. In order to score excellent a recruit had to do 20 pull … Continue reading

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Sending US Soldiers to African Nations

by Jack    This map (click on it to enlarge) details recent armed conflicts, ranging from rioting to civil war.    Pretty disgusting isn’t it?     What is it with Africa anyway, why is there so much violence?  It  seems wherever there is a … Continue reading

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Hungarian Revolution – Part IV

by Jack Lee They had damaged the Soviet column just enough to make them pause and consider what awaited them if they continued to advance.   In a few moments those would-be invaders were putting their tanks in reverse. But, the rest … Continue reading

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Hungarian Revolution – Part III

For 5 long days it smelled like freedom, but the patriots of Budapest had to fight for every block.   They were fed up with the Communists and they were inspired by the idealism of America.  Their insurrection surprised the Soviets and … Continue reading

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Hungarian Revolution – Part II

by Jack Lee CONT-   Victory came quickly….  Anna’s father was a member of bourgeois by virtue of his education, he was an art teacher at the University.  Considered a reactionary and a member of the evil rich, the family was subjected … Continue reading

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Hungarian Revolution of 1956 – Part 1

by Jack L. Lee – written in 1996 Prologue - Throughout their life together Joe Szepyolgyi worked a number of jobs, but mostly as a master cabinet maker.  His wife Anna was a bookkeeper, but in her younger years she was a laundry worker, forced into … Continue reading

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