ACG WebOps (12-18 November 2006)
Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links relative to military history news, articles, websites, and more. Relatively quiet on the cyber-front this week, but I still zeroed in on interesting news about the Tuskegee Airmen, Sir Arthur Currie, an American MiG program, and the only two Medal of Honor winners to date in the War on Terrorism. Clicks away!
The Stars & Stripes has been collecting and reporting the news of U.S. military and DoD civilians around the world since 1942. Needless to say they have seen some rather historic military historical events, two of which have become recent additions to their website: the war crimes trials after World War II, and a multimedia presentation of a year’s worth of news in the War on Terrorism in Iraq.
The Museum of Regional History in Texarkana, TX-AR, will be adding the Wall of Honor in memory of past and present military personnel from the surrounding Four States region.
The remaining (about) 130 members still alive will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.
For the last seven years, the Civil War Preservation Trust has been fighting to preserve the battlefields of our nation’s saddest moment. Their recent acquisition of the Slaughter Pen Farm of Fredericksburg marks yet another victory.
Private David Martin served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers during World War I. His letter was recently found in a box of memorabilia belonging to another veteran of that war.
"Captain Arthur William Currie says his grandfather’s statue behind the War Memorial immortalizes the war hero, whose theories helped take Vimy Ridge."
The Warfighter Current Operations Project now has it’s own page on the Army Heritage and Education Center website.
Code-name ‘Constant Peg’ took place at the Tonopah Test Range (near Las Vegas) between 1977 and 1988.
Lee "Shorty" Gordon was 21 when he escaped from Stalag VIIA in 1943. He was 84 when he escaped his earthly bonds.
The Command and General Staff College hails four of its professors for their work in military literature.
Mel Bernstein, of Colorado Springs, CO., started collecting military history about twenty years ago. Today, his Colorado Springs Historical Military Museum encompasses nearly 30,000 square feet. Be sure to watch the Military Memories slideshow on the site!
Blogs – Netcasts
Toronto Star (Canada) newspaper reporter Andrea Gordon blogs about tips parents could use to teach their children about war veterans and military history.
"The Siege of Vicksburg was one of the most significant events of the American Civil War. The fall of Vicksburg removed the last significant Confederate presence on the Mississippi River, making it only a matter of time before the river was open to traffic from the north."
Stay Alert, Stay Alive!
Jim H. Moreno
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