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Posted on Aug 11, 2011 in Stuff We Like

A True Patriot

Writer John Ingoldsby shot this photograph of former Navy Wide Receiver Tyree Barnes holding the recent September 2011 issue of Armchair General.

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Posted on Jul 29, 2011 in Stuff We Like

Civil War Battles in . . . Minnesota?

Though far from the Civil War's fields of conflict, Minnesota provided many troops that fought in some of the bloodiest of those battles. A reenactment at Wasioja, Minnesota, to honor those soldiers drew an estimated 10,000 visitors.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2011 in Stuff We Like

2500th Battle of Marathon Anniversary AAR

2500th Battle of Marathon Anniversary.  Boardgame AAR.  26.2. The stickers are everywhere. If you do a web search for what the heck it means, you’ll get plenty of answers, and they’re accurate enough: it means that person runs in marathons. 26.2 miles of running to be exact. But literal precision isn’t necessarily a complete answer, as many military historians know. Most of the world knows what a marathon is. But what of the Battle of Marathon? You know, the one where the Cradle of Democracy triumphed over the totalitarian Persians? Oh, yeah. That one. Earlier this year marked the 2,500th year that the Battle of Marathon was fought, and despite the lack of attention paid by the sporting world, there is some significance to that battle. It is, of course, a battle where the Persian Empire attempted to crush a budding democratic city-state of Athens. Athens won, and the Persians were chased into the sea. Jolly good show and all that, but recently Kevin Sharp re-enacted the battle using...

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Posted on May 16, 2011 in Stuff We Like

Warrior Games Begin Today

The 2011 Warrior Games, May 16 - 21, will see 200 wounded, ill or injured U.S. service members participating in friendly competition in seven events ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball.

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