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Father of Tuskegee Airmen

By Al Hemingway

On the hot, humid afternoon of May 22, 1934, a one-seater Buhl “Pup” aircraft slowly descended from the skies over a large field near the all-black Tuskegee Institute in eastern Alabama. Read more

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The Life of John Quincy Adams

By Al Hemingway

John Quincy Adams, son of the second president of the United States, John Adams, sat across from his counterpart, British Admiral Lord James Gambier, at Ghent, Belgium, desperately attempting to hammer out a peace treaty that would end the War of 1812. Read more

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Debunking Pusan

By Al Hemingway

There is no doubt that the 1st Marine Provisional Brigade performed magnificently during the dark early days of the Korean conflict. Read more

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D-Day Deception

By Al Hemingway

An odd assortment of spies was recruited by British intelligence to fool the Nazis as to the exact time and location of the Normandy landings. Read more

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Killing Bin Laden

By Al Hemingway

In the early morning hours of May 2, 2011, Stealth Hawk helicopters maneuvered their way through the inky blackness toward their target, a walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, to capture or kill the person who masterminded the September 11 attacks against the United States, Osama bin Laden, code-named Geronimo. Read more

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Savagery at Nomonhan

By Al Hemingway

On a March day in 1939, a 40-man combat patrol from the Japanese Kwantung Army, led by Major Tsuji Masanobu of the operations staff, made its way to the base of Changkufeng Hill, a 450-foot-high mountain located on a ridge line near the Tyumen River in Manchuria. Read more

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Masters of Command

By Al Hemingway

Among Alexander the Great, Hannibal Barca and Julius Caesar, the question is often asked, “Who was the best leader?” Read more

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We Got Him!

By Al Hemingway

On the evening of December 13, 2003, near a farmhouse on the outskirts of Tikrit, Iraq, Colonel James B. Read more

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Parallel Lives

By Al Hemingway

In the original 1960s Star Trek series, a Romulan commander says to James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise, “I regret that we meet in this way. Read more

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Tactics of the War in the Pacific

By Al Hemingway

Many Americans view the conflict in the Pacific during World War II as primarily a series of land battles, mainly fought in a jungle environment between the American and Japanese armies. Read more

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The Lusitania Disaster

By Al Hemingway

At 2:10 PM on May 7, 1915, Captain Walther Schwieger, commanding the German submarine U-20, was patrolling off the coast of Ireland, looking for British merchant ships. Read more