USS Reuben James: SUNK OVER A MONTH BEFORE PEARL HARBOR

USS Reuben James: SUNK OVER A MONTH BEFORE PEARL HARBOR

USS Reuben James “Have you heard of a ship called the good Reuben James, Manned by hard fighting men both of honor and fame?” The USS Reuben James was a Clemson-class destroyer, built just after World War I in 1919. Clemson-class, also known as four stackers, were the...
What Cascade Events/Misconceptions Led To Pearl Harbor?

What Cascade Events/Misconceptions Led To Pearl Harbor?

Pearl Harbor This is excerpted from The Green Beret Guide to Seven Great Disasters II which is free today, 7 December. “Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it would not be enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii...
The US Naval Academy Was Founded Because of a Mutiny

The US Naval Academy Was Founded Because of a Mutiny

And it wasn’t the Caine. I went to the Military Academy, founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1802. Although Jefferson tended to be anti-military, he accepted the need for a standing army. And if the nation was going to have one, he felt it should be officered by a...