The Ballad of the Green Berets performed by Letters from Home Singers


 

Published on May 29, 2016

Letters from Home Singers perform Live on AM Raleigh, ‘The Ballad of the Green Berets,’ written by Barry Sadler, and send chills up my spine with this superb performance! We honor our fallen on Memorial Day and Always and we say with all our hearts, ‘Thank You!’

 

Senate Briefed on UFO Rash of Recent Sightings?


Well, the conspiracy takes are red hot that the aliens are coming and just waiting for us to self-destruct with World War III so they can inherit the planet. Believe it or not, three US senators were given a classified briefing about UFOs which have been seen traveling at hypersonic speed by US Navy pilots. It seems the story has hit several sources including Politico.

A spokesperson for Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has confirmed that he was present at the briefing and made a public statement. “If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of.”

Back in the early 1980s, there was a major sighting of a UFO which streaked across the sky from Princeton, New Jersey out past Trenton and off to the shore. New Jersey has actually been one of the hot spots where UFO sightings are far more common.

I actually saw one of these saucers take off when I was late and cut through a field trying to get to a party with a girlfriend in the late ’70s in Princeton. There it was, sitting in a field, and as soon as my lights got close it took off with such blinding light I had to slam on the breaks. There was absolutely no sound – just white light. My girlfriend said we had to call the press. I told her no way, I was a businessman and I could not get involved. The next day, the front pages of the Trenton Times reported thousands of people calling in about a UFO which streaked across the sky.

I found three things very curious. First, I had long been told that out by that field there was a secret base underground which the government had constructed so why would such a vehicle be just sitting in a field near this base? Secondly, the blinding white light and the absence of sound meant the engines had to be magnetic rather than a combustion fuel. The third strange aspect was that it abruptly went straight up, stopped dead, and then made a right horizontal turn at incredible speed. This meant that there had to be some gravitational technology for no occupant could survive such G-forces.

My conclusion was that these were not aliens, but most likely secret technology we created. I had an uncle who was a Navy pilot during the Korean War over the Pacific and said that the pilots would often encounter UFOs back then as they seem to be doing again. Indeed, there were reports carried out in 1947 and 1949, and then there was the major incident of 1952 UFO sighting which was a series of the unidentified flying object reported from July 12 to July 29, 1952, over Washington, D.C. These were perhaps the most publicized sightings that took place. The History Channel covered the story. The radar operator Howard Cocklin did an interview before he died.

There could be the explanation that a secret program exists with technology from the famous Roswell crash, or perhaps it is someone from the future who has figured out how to bring Einstein’s theories of time to practical implication using gravity. It just seems to me if they were aliens, they have come a long way to just observe a primitive race. Is the rash of new sightings involving people from the future here to observe how World War III begins?

Whatever the explanation, it is the fuel of Scfi movies and conspiracies. Of course, if they really are aliens, perhaps they will come to fix the pension crisis and eliminate the corruption in governments.

U.S. Sea and Air Stealth Weapons Dominance Offers Hope for Peace


Published on Jul 12, 2019

The F-35 stealth fighter jet and U.S. nuclear submarines offer battlespace dominance that Bill Whittle says is perhaps the best hope for world peace. Join the men of Right Angle for this encouraging update on stealth weapons at sea and in the air that has Iranian Mullahs sleeping with one eye open. Thank you to the Members at BillWhittle.com for providing the stealth support that keeps this battle station fully operational, producing 48 new shows each month, in addition to the vibrant, engaging Member-written blog. Join us today at https://BillWhittle.com/register/

A Look Inside the Most Powerful Ships in the U.S. Navy


Published on May 7, 2018

A Look Inside the Most Powerful Ships in the U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy is the most powerful in the world. It has a collection of vessels that would make Poseidon blush and stop a kraken in its tracks. Both new and old, some of these weapons systems are the gold standard for naval ships. Here are the Navy’s most powerful vessels. Only a wise person would know what the most powerful ship is on the last page.

 

Vietnam POW Ken Cordier Veteran Tales


Published on Nov 2, 2013

Ken Cordier was an F-4 pilot during the Vietnam War. He was shot down by a S.A.M. and spent over six years in the Hanoi Hilton POW camp. He has one amazing story and he is truly an american hero.

 

The First Indochina War


Published on Jul 7, 2009

George C. Herring, emeritus professor of history at the University of Kentucky, lectures on “The First Indochina War, 1946-1954,” as part of the W&L Alumni College titled “Vietnam: A Retrospective.”

 

 

Two Great Songs about “Combat” the first from Sailor Jerri Hallelujah (two versions) and the second from Mitch Rossells A Soldier’s Memoir, if you haven’t been in Combat, and survived, you will not understand the power of this music.


Hallelujah Veterans Version, Original

Published on Apr 4, 2017

It’s rough. But I wanted it up My rewrite of Hallelujah “Veterans Version” Yes we are working on getting it recorded for everyone who has asked. Thank you for your support and for supporting the men and women in uniform. **yes the lyrics are protected under copy-write

Hallelujah Veterans Version, Final

Published on May 10, 2017

Two Great Songs about “Combat” the first from Sailor Jerri Hallelujah (two versions) and the second from Mitch Rossells A Soldier’s Memoir, if you haven’t been in Combat, and survived, you will not understand the power of this music.


The First from Sailor Jerri:

Hallelujah Veterans Version, Original

Published on Apr 4, 2017

It’s rough. But I wanted it up My rewrite of Hallelujah “Veterans Version” Yes we are working on getting it recorded for everyone who has asked. Thank you for your support and for supporting the men and women in uniform. **yes the lyrics are protected under copy-write

Hallelujah Veterans Version, Final

Published on May 10, 2017

Mitch Rossell – A Soldier’s Memoir (Official Music Video)

Mitch Rossell

Published on Jun 19, 2014

We Remember, We Honor, We Celebrate


Today all across this great land we call America, we pause to remember those who have fallen. We give thanks for their final sacrifice, for their love of country, and we say prayers for them, for their families, for the country they serve. We fly flags to honor their service, to observe our own dedication to America. However, being the ever optimistic Americans we are, we have turned this day formerly known as Decoration Day into a nation wide party, a celebration of patriotism, family, summer’s promise, and just any old other thing we choose it to be, but in some places like our little town Memorial Day is still about the fallen servicemen and women who gave their lives for our country.

Tracking the origins of Memorial Day proves to be a somewhat difficult task. Some attribute it to former African slaves paying tribute to fallen Union soldiers. There is strong evidence that women of the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War. On May 30, 1868, flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. By 1890 all the northern states were observing the day. The South would not observe the same date until after World War I, when it became more than an observance recognizing those fallen in the Civil War.

So, it took another war to unite Americans in remembrance of those fallen heroes. Stubborn aren’t we? Here in the South, I grew up visiting the cemetery on birthdays, holidays, and whenever my mother felt a need to connect with those gone from her – but never forgotten. Each visit to the cemetery (my mother never let us call it a graveyard) was a fascinating experience to me as a child.

Always walk around the plots, never step on one. Wander away as my mother knelt in the grass coaxed lovingly into growth in the red Georgia clay. Look first for relatives, those my mother spoke of, and those strange names I was unfamiliar with. Look for the little stone with the lamb on top – the resting place of my mother’s baby sister, Carole. Look for more lambs and little angels – they were dotted around the older section with alarming frequency, something I noticed even as a child. Take note of all the flowers.

It was a fine thing for a family to have many who remembered to honor their dead. I also very vividly remember the little American flags stuck in the ground on days such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Not too long ago, I found a small cemetery with a mass grave of Confederate soldiers who mostly died of an outbreak, possibly flu, during the war. Those little flags had been put in the ground around the few individual markers. I wondered if they minded that 50 star flag, or if they were grateful to be remembered, honored, prayed over.

It was something I lived with as a child, this presence of the dead. I never thought much about it until recently. Here you literally cannot stray far outside your own yard without encountering some reminder of the war fought on this soil, and those fallen. As a child, many of our parents remembered grandparents who fought in the war. It is alive for us, and so has colored how we honor our dead, those who have fallen in battle, and those who in the words of many a fire and brimstone preacher, “The LORD has called home to be with HIM.” Believe me, no disrespect intended, just an indication of a little local flavor.

And so, I find myself wondering. Is this a southern thing? Is it an American thing? Or is it something common to all of us, this need to return to the place we left our loved ones for the final time on this earth? Is it a regional custom, tied deep in the roots we are so tangled in, or a need born with our souls? I think it must be the latter, with a twist of regional observances that may vary from place to place, but sooth the heart of those who wait here, on this side. Perhaps, after all is said and done, it meets our needs more than just paying respect to the dead. We wander there, among those peaceful plots, wondering, imagining, where are they? How is it there? When will my time come? Will I be with them again? Then, that most human of all questions. Who will honor me in my time, when I lay beneath the grass coaxed lovingly into growth in the red Georgia clay?

I hope you enjoyed the video of my hometown. I couldn’t be more proud to live in a place like this little town. Volunteers work for several weeks to place the poles and crosses. You can even get a list of names and locations so that families can locate the cross for their own loved one. We Remember, we honor, we celebrate. I sure hope we always will.

Daniel Ellsberg: Secrets – Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers


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In 1971 Defense Department analyst, former U.S. Marine company commander and anti-Communist Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the media. In this talk, Ellsberg presents an explosive inside account of how and why he helped bring an end to the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon’s presidency. He also talks about the current potential for war with Iraq and why he feels that would be a major mistake for the United States. Series: Voices [1/2003] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 7033]