The Worst Day In The History of the United States

Was today, 14 April, in 1865, when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. In some ways, this tragic event is subdued by the fact that the Civil War was essentially over by that point with Robert E. Lee having already capitulated. It seems as if his major task in life,...
The Civil War was a West Point War

The Civil War was a West Point War

One of the things I had to memorize as a plebe at West Point, besides esoteric stuff such as ‘How’s the Cow’ was an interesting piece of not-so-trivia: In sixty of the major battles of the Civil War, West Pointers commanded both sides. In the other five, they...
Area 51: Modern Myth? Or Something Else?

Area 51: Modern Myth? Or Something Else?

Area 51 I first heard of Area 51 in the early 90s. My ex-wife was an Army helicopter pilot and deploying across the country with her unit to the National Training Center in southern California. She mentioned how they had to divert around the airspace west of Nellis...