Monthly Archives: March 2014

HMCS St. Croix – Survivor’s Account

Originally posted on Lest We Forget:
I wrote this draft post in September 2009, but I never got around to post it before today. Full speed ahead! The sole survivor of the St. Croix, Stoker W. A. Fisher, told his…

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“Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific” by Robert Leckie

This is the memoirs from Robert Leckie, WWII veteran of the Marine Corps. It covers his time from enlistment to the Battle of Guadalcanal through Peleliu and the bombing of Hiroshima. This book was also used as the basis for … Continue reading

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Factual Friday

(Dwight D. Eisenhower – World War I) Welcome to another installment of Factual Friday! Today is the 45th anniversary of the death of our country’s 34th President. When thinking of Dwight D. Eisenhower, most people think several things: President, Supreme … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer”

Here’s a short story from Mark Twain and by short, I mean very short! But poignant and thought-provoking nonetheless. “The War Prayer” takes place in a church as an unnamed country is about to go to war. All the parishioners … Continue reading

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Factual Friday

(Hundred Years’ War) Since we’ve covered the shortest wars in history, I started wondering what were the longest wars in history? And behold, someone has already made a (not so) tidy list! Before we get to it, it should be noted what … Continue reading

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