SF Writers Who Served

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

This year for Veteran’s Day, I thought I would take the time to recognize some of SF’s writers who served in the Armed Forces. Although mainly looking at U.S. writers, I’ll also be recognizing some of the British Commonwealth writers as well. Robert A. Heinlein, one of SF’s Three Grand Masters, ...

Marines 235th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Today is the 235 Anniversary of the United States Marines. From Marines.com: During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps. A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for ...

Minnesota Soldier Receives Surprise Homecoming

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

KARE 11 news is running a piece on the homecoming of Ken Melrose, a sergeant in the National Guard who has just returned from duty in Iraq. The story mentions that his house in St. Cloud was rented out during his deployment and that the renters had trashed the place. ...

Vets For Freedom at the Fort Snelling Officers Club

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

"Let them win," was how Master Gunner Tom Parks put it last night at the Fort Snelling Officer's Club. These three simple words sum up the overall feeling of the standing-room only crowd that attended the Vets For Freedom Tour event. The reasons to win are numerous and critical; "Let ...

Fast Jets and Sonic Booms

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

A buddy of mine sent me the link to this video and I thought I would share it. [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia2OE2Amvj0&NR=1] Tags:Sonic Boom Jets

Marines Unwelcome In Berkeley

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Berkeley is living up to its hard-earned moniker. Berzerkeley. The City council has voted 6-3 branding the U.S. Marine Corps recruitment center as "uninvited and unwelcome intruders." It also voted 8-1 to grant the hard-left organization Code Pink a designated parking space in front of the USMC office and sound ...