“It was the universal opinion of the frontline infantry that the medics were the bravest of all.” (Steven Ambrose) These men represent the best ideals of the combat medic or corpsman. Like their predecessors in previous wars, they risked their own safety to save the lives of their brothers-in-arms. These stories are by no means all-inclusive of the heroic actions by combat medical personnel, but they are great examples of what the Docs are doing out there. Army Cpl. Clinton A. Warrick (DoD) During an attack by insurgents at the Al Huria police station, Army medic Cpl. Warrick was knocked…

Baseball season is upon us. It’s a great sport because you can make a baseball metaphor out of just about anything. Take qualification boards. Qual boards are like tryouts. You think you’ve got the stuff to make it to the big leagues, and tryouts are where you get to prove it. Most people worry about their first qual board. I wasn’t. I had been standing watch for months, and had…how do I say…a lot of confidence in my abilities. I doubted they could ask me a question that I couldn’t answer or at least bluff my way through. Except maybe…

This video showed up on the internet several months ago, and became a favorite among flight enthusiasts. This is what happens when you’re not used to pulling Gs. The rider was a reporter on a VIP ride with the Blue Angels.

In defense of our great military pilots who sometimes suffer from a “prima dona” reputation, check out what this civilian astronaut is demanding(Reuters) I don’t know what’s going on in Europe, but in another shocking example of an unannounced border incursion, Belarus sent its attack rowing team into Ukrainian waters. (Reuters) An 81 year-old man chased down a crook with his bike! Must have done some time in the Marines. (Reuters) (AFP) Finally! The French have released their UFO files. You have got to check out this slideshow from Florida State University. It’ll put a little perspective in your life.…

Nobody says it like the Duke…he’s Old School. From jwplace.com, “John Wayne had a deep love for his country. This patriotism is reflected throughout his life. He had wanted to go into the military but an old football injury prevented it. He is quoted as saying, ‘More than anything else, I wanted to go to Annapolis and become an officer in the Navy. It was a terrible disappointment when I didn’t make it.'” But he went on to be an active USO supporter, visiting many military bases overseas. Click on his picture to hear a tribute to America in the…

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