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Posted on Nov 11, 2006 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (5 – 11 November 2006)

Jim H. Moreno


A veteran’s silence speaks volumes – Lookout Newspaper

Gerry Ratchford of Victoria, British Columbia, has pooled together books and documents that help tell the military history of his father-in-law, Sgt Thomas William Edmund Wilson.

They pedalled behind enemy lines – C.I.C.L.E.

Here’s a military history article about a Canadian bicycle infantry memorabilia collector and historian.

Six brothers, six veterans –


This short historical piece out of Sauk Centre, Minnesota tells of the six Toenies brothers, each who have served in the U.S. military.

Melfort memorial history examined – Melfort Journal

Bob Ellis gives a brief report about his study on the cenotaph in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Brothers in sacrifice: family who lost five sons to horrors of war –

The tale of five brothers out of Britain who died during World War I.

How Churchill’s nurse cared for him (and the pet budgie) in his final years –

"A notebook kept by Sir Winston Churchill’s nurse has revealed a regimented routine in his final years which included her looking after his pet budgerigar." I sure would love to know what happened to his cigars!

Clark brothers make military history – The Daily & Sunday Star

Yet another story about brothers serving in the military, this time out of Louisiana, USA.

Tourists Still Flock to Korean DMZ –

Since the Korean War is technically not over, visiting the DMZ allows people the chance to see something many only hear about: the front line of a warzone.

Road markers offer history at any speed – The Washington Times

States are starting to place new emphasis on those green historical markers alongside our nations’ highways and rural routes. Hoo-AH!

Find out more about Canada’s veterans – BCNG Portals Page

This article includes a bunch of websites to where people may go to learn more about Canadian military history.

Patching through to Mr. President –

The Camp Roberts Historical Museum in Southern California has recently opened a new exhibit about the top secret Satellite Communications Station, otherwise known as SatCom.

Saluting Our Veterans –

With a story seemingly in every WebOps about how little knowledge our youth have of military history, it’s very pleasant to list one that just may bring a refreshing hope about the young ones who do know at least a little something.

History Comes Alive for Students Tracing World War II Dead – New York Times

A Professor and students from New York’s Queens College research the history behind a memorial flag recently pulled out of storage there.

‘They got away with it’ –

For nearly forty years, the attack on the USS Liberty during the Six Day War has been classified as a ‘mistake’. Was it? Some survivors of the attack so no.

Father receives missing piece to son’s tribute USS Midway cruise book honors late Navy officer – RepublicanAmerican

This article out of Waterbury, Connecticut, describes the fight Raymond J. Donnelly put up in order to retrieve an important piece of his son’s military history.

Patching together military history –

Leo Lovato of Las Nutrias, New Mexico, began collecting military patches when he joined in 1955. Today, his collection spans the walls of his garage, and he’s still looking for more.

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