Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Toy


My dad was down for the weekend house hunting, and he brought a gift for my brother and I. My brother received an 03 Springfield and I got a KAR 98k with a year stamp of 1941. Went shooting and both worked like a dream.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

My final project video for Video One. "Modern House and Her AR-15"

Ok finally project video for Vid One.
Inspired by what happened when I tried to teach my GF how to take care of the house AR-15. I know there are a few errors, but that was the best videos we where able to get with the limited time I was allowed to sign out the Cam and to us the editing programs.
The link is from my buddy Jeremy's YouTube page and He was my sound editor. I provide the Voice and my girlfriend is the Actress.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Good Morning Vietnam!!!


http://listento.radiovietnam.net/

You might find this interesting, its a podcast that just plays music that was popular daring the Vietnam war. And will toss in AFN radio infomercials randomly into the mix.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Battleground - Marines 65 - Marine actions in 1965 operations in the Dom...

Dominican Civil War U.S. intervention


Snagged from the US infantry Museums page.
This day in history. In an effort to forestall what he claims will be a “communist dictatorship” in the Dominican Republic, President Lyndon B. Johnson sends more than 22,000 U.S. troops on this 28 day of April in 1965 to restore order on the island nation. Johnson’s action provoked loud protests in Latin America and skepticism among many in the United States.

Troubles in the Dominican Republic began in 1961, when long-time dictator Rafael Trujillo was assassinated. Trujillo had been a brutal leader, but his strong anticommunist stance helped him retain the support of the United States. His death led to the rise of a reformist government headed by Juan Bosch, who was elected president in 1962. The Dominican military, however, despised Bosch and his liberal policies. Bosch was overthrown in 1963. Political chaos gripped the Dominican Republic as various groups, including the increasingly splintered military, struggled for power. By 1965, forces demanding the reinstatement of Bosch began attacks against the military-controlled government. In the United States government, fear spread that “another Cuba” was in the making in the Dominican Republic; in fact, many officials strongly suspected that Cuban leader Fidel Castro was behind the violence. On April 28, more than 22,000 U.S. troops, supported by forces provided by some of the member states of the Organization of American States (a United Nations-like institution for the Western Hemisphere, dominated by the United States) landed in the Dominican Republic. Over the next few weeks they brought an end to the fighting and helped install a conservative, non-military government.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Civil_War

Monday, April 24, 2017

ANZAC Day


Lest we forget.
ANZAC Day for are Allies in the southern Hemisphere. Take a moment to reflect on their sacrifice and fidelity.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Asking for a friend


Asking for a friend. One of my old army buddies is looking at heading to old Blighty.

"I'd like to go to Bovington England for tiger day in September. with a few days to see London and potentially Thetford in Norfolk. I don't know if I want to stay at a different hotel each city, or operate out of London and travel out. I have to factor in if I leave one day what day do I actually arrive both coming and going and all of that."
It seems that he is trying to decided if he wants to go with a travel agency or try to play it by ear.

Friday, February 24, 2017

News from Empress Miniatures


Apparently some of my constant nagging has paid off and Empress is making US army in the 1943 uniform with the buckle boots.
Great for the End of World War two after the allies break away from Normandy. first half of Korea, 1950s UFO wars and lots of nations military, militia/reserve forces and or police up to the end of the cold war.

These are the first options with more to come.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

US Army Pacific theater force.


I figured I should add some thing hobby related, that I have been working on.
Presenting the start of my US Army Pacific theater force. Who will also make great post war Zubrakean troops too.