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Posted on Mar 4, 2005 in Stuff We Like

Lt. Lynn “Buck” Compton: Above and Beyond

'If you are familiar with the epic mini-series "Band of Brothers", an HBO screenplay based on the novel written by acclaimed military historian Stephen Ambrose, then the name Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton will surely ring a bell. Compton, played by actor Neal McDonough, was a highly esteemed officer in Easy Company, part of the famed "Screaming Eagles" of the 101st Airborne. The unit was awarded with the Presidential Unit Citation for holding the main line of resistance during Hitler's last counteroffensive in the Battle of the Bulge.'

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Posted on Nov 16, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Armchair General Supports The Fallen Heroes Fund

We are very proud that Armchair General has agreed to donate 10% of our profits to the Intrepid Museum’s Fallen Heroes Fund. This outstanding organization donates 100% of all the funds it raises. Without any fanfare, they give a check for $10,000 to the spouse of any soldier lost while serving in the War on Terror.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Tip of The Spear: A Private Pilot

He faced all the risks of World War II aerial warfare that commissioned officer pilots encountered – enemy fire, crash landings and perilous flights over enemy territory – and this USAAF private made it home safely, with an Air Medal and Oak Leaf cluster to boot!

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