In 1972, cadets at West Point reported a flurry of ghost sightings, prompting many to believe that the famous military academy is haunted.
When a hotel in Germany had a ghost problem, they looked to the U.S. Army for help, and they responded with what they know best: explosives!
Captain Quint’s speech in “Jaws” about the fate of USS Indianapolis is one of the movie’s most intense scenes. However, it isn’t very accurate.
As an ardent Star Wars fan, I know what can come of voluntarily walking into the lion’s den of this fandom to offer any sort of commentary. Rest assured, I’m not going to challenge any well known canon (or dare mention the word midi-chlorian), but instead offer up some of the most interesting bits of […]
While much of the “Star Wars” universe is an otherworldly, fantastical interpretation of the recognizable trope of good versus evil, an abundance of inspiration came from real-world, World War II visuals. Having been born just one year before the end of the war, and growing up during the 1950’s wave of war movies that followed, […]
Once a Marine, always a Marine. It’s a title worn with pride, and a hard fought one at that. While it may be distinctly different, the title of Honorary Marine is given to those civilians who have demonstrated their own unique kind of grit. Since 1992, the Marine Corps has awarded the title of Honorary […]
With what is arguably one of the most badass names in military history, the story of the female aviators nicknamed Nachthexen, or “Night Witches” by German soldiers, tends to fly under a lot of people’s radar (bad pun intended). Flying no-frills wooden planes with ill-fitting uniforms and no parachutes, these Soviet pilots not only faced […]
The great debate of whether or not it’s too early to start putting up lights and playing Mariah Carey has been underway for the past few weeks, but for some, the holidays bring added stress and worry about being able to provide toys for their children. Thankfully, there are programs out there whose number one […]
In late December of 1914, amid the fierce fighting of World War I, a series of unprecedented and unofficial truces occurred between opposing forces, in recognition of Christmas. There has never been anything quite like it since, and to this day, it is seen as an unconventional example of humanity in unexpected places. Christmas that […]
Since I brought him up already, and his name is synonymous with the phrase, we’ll talk about Dave Grohl real quick before I get to the aerial phenomena known as “Foo Fighters.” After Kurt Cobain’s death in April of 1994, then Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl started working on a solo musical endeavor, mostly in the […]