BY DAVID HOLZEL MAY 20, 2019 (UPDATED: MAY 19, 2020) Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year’s first sunburn. It’s a time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. Here are some facts to give …Read More »
Anthem Veterans Memorial, Anthem, Arizona At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States. The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in …Read More »
Feb 15, 2018 Nikola Budanovic Dogs have been a part of warfare since the beginning of history. What people usually envisage is a German Shepherd or some other trusty and above all sizeable canine companion – probably not a 4 pound (1.8 kg) female Yorkshire terrier! The terrier, Smoky, indeed proved …Read More »
— by Brian Shul, Retired SR-71 Pilot “What was the slowest you ever flew the Blackbird?” An article in “Plane and Pilot” Magazine As a former SR-71 pilot, and a professional keynote speaker, the question I’m most often asked is “How fast would that SR-71 fly?” I can be assured …Read More »
— A True Story Joe Kittinger is not a household aviation name like Neil Armstrong or Chuck Yeager. But what he did for the U. S. space program is comparable. On Aug. 16, 1960, as research for the then-fledgling U. S. space program, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger rode a …Read More »
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The next time someone tries to tell you that American military forces are nothing but death-dealing, mindless killers, tell them to talk to Salam Shalaam, who flew MiG-23s with the Iraqi Air force during the 1991 Gulf War.
He was ordered to fly his aircraft to Iran, where it would be safe from the U.S. Air Force's far-reaching hand. He never made it.
Compiled by Pete Barkelew
Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God