75 years after Iwo Jima, a 95-year-old vet says “I’m not a hero… I was just one of the boys”
Eddie Vincek is a survivor. He’s made it to 95. Still stands tall, with remarkably few ailments. Still lives with his wife in their longtime house in rural Chesapeake, where he putters around the flower beds of their 4-acre yard. Seventy-five years ago, Vincek beat some other odds —... Read more
After failing training, an Army PFC stole a helo and landed it at the White House
Some men handle rejection in different ways, be it the ending of a relationship or being cut off at the past when it comes to trying to forge their own future. In such trying times, some men give up, some soldier on, and others just snap. Robert Kenneth Preston... Read more
A ship vanished near the Bermuda Triangle 94 years ago. Researchers say they’ve found it.
  Researches believe they have discovered the fate of the SS Cotopaxi, which disappeared without a trace of wreckage after leaving Charleston, South Carolina in 1925, carrying a cargo of coal and a crew of 32. The ship was bound for Havana, Cuba, and vanished near the area popularly... Read more
CIA psychologist says he threatened to kill 9/11 plotter’s son
A CIA psychologist testified here Monday that he told self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, that if there was another attack on America, he would kill Mohammed’s son. James Mitchell, who designed, oversaw and often carried out the harsh interrogation program in the CIA’s secret black-site prisons, said... Read more
Navy names aircraft carrier for Dorie Miller, black sailor and unlikely Pearl Harbor hero
WASHINGTON — The Navy plans to name its newest supercarrier for World War II icon Doris “Dorie” Miller, the mess attendant from Waco who became a surprise hero of Pearl Harbor when he manned a machine gun that he and other black sailors had been excluded from using. Acting... Read more
‘1917’ review: World War I tale captures a realistic, riveting race across enemy lines

At the heart of Sam Mendes’ World War I movie “1917” is a beautiful trick: a brilliant feat of camera work (by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins) that causes us…

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British admit they were barely taught the history of American revolutionary war in school
To the United States, the number “1776” is an iconic one that conjures memories of revolution, defiance, and freedom. For the British, however, 1776 is just another year in the history of an Empire that couldn’t last. While this might come as a surprise for the Americans across the... Read more
Allies’ WWII fighter engine used to make droid from “The Mandalorian”
As the year 2019 draws to a close, one cannot cruise along the internet superhighway without seeing something related to Disney’s The Mandalorian. Telling the tale of a helmet-wearing bounty hunter and the childlike creature known to the internet as “Baby Yoda,” the show has reached critical acclaim for... Read more
Man flew deadly missions in a balsa wood plane, and at 99 has a medal to show for it
Just shy of 80 years ago — a lifetime by many people’s standards —Thomas Horton trained to fly in a bomber made of balsa wood. Yes, that wood: The lighter-than-air material you buy in pre-punched sheets to assemble your kids’ toy gliders, the wood that sinks to the thickness... Read more
US military sparks outrage over highlighting Nazi on anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
A renowned Nazi war criminal was put in a positive light by the US Army recently, in what might be one of the most bizarre military PR blunders of recent memory. The 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, a pivotal World War II battle that would ultimately... Read more
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