Which is more important: Honor or Loyalty?

Which is more important: Honor or Loyalty?

Many people consider the two the same, but I don’t. One is inward oriented, the other outward. At West Point we had to memorize quite a bit of ‘trivia’ otherwise known as Plebe Poop, which is self-explanatory. One bothered me a lot: In 60 major...

Independence Day FREE

Did you know Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day? Exactly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1826. What would have happened if there had been a Declaration of Emancipation prepared in addition to the more famous...
Happy 197th Birthday, Hiram Ulysses Grant

Happy 197th Birthday, Hiram Ulysses Grant

Happy birthday to my fellow West Point alum, Sam. The story of his name change is just one of many rather interesting facts about Grant’s early years before the Civil War. For more: Ulysses S. Grant: The Early Years from Bob...