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Commies Don’t Surf T-Shirt

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Available in four colors, sizes Small – XXLarge, the shirt speaks for itself.


Prairie Fire Art Co Presents “The Professional” – Billy Waugh with MACVSOG in Laos

Friday, August 14th, 2020

This is Prairie Fire Art Co’s latest piece, “The Professional”. This pencil on paper was created to honor the legendary SGM Billy Waugh (USA, Ret) during his time in MACVSOG, while operating in Laos.

The artist offered this background on SGM Waugh.

Billy Waugh had a 50 year career in Army Special Forces and as a paramilitary officer. He patrolled the jungles of Laos and Vietnam. He hunted down Carlos the Jackal. He was the first to put sights on UBL and he invaded Afghanistan when most said he was too old for the mission. “Beware of an old man in a profession where men usually die young”.

The best part of this project was sitting down with SGM Waugh and discussing his missions – or at least what little he is at liberty to share. While this drawing is a tribute to his entire career, I wanted to show SGM Waugh on a MACVSOG recon mission. Deep in the jungle, moving slowly, cautiously, listening to every sound and constantly scanning the bush for NVA. At the time he was older than most on the recon teams and he told me he felt a tremendous duty to his men – to see them through each mission alive. To this day, Billy still invests in younger generations of quiet professionals.

He is the consummate professional soldier. He is a great American. Please share this post and read Billy’s book, “Hunting the Jackal”, and “Surprise, Kill, Vanish” by Annie Jacobsen to learn more about his incredible life and career of service. Thank you SGM Waugh!

Kitfox Design Group – The RECCE Rifle Patch

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Just a heads up. Dropping Next Thursday, August 13th at 6 pm Central Time from Kitfox.

SSD Comments T-Shirt

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Although we like to keep it cool, everyone knows the comments section of SSD can get sporty. Some, come just to watch the sport of it all.

OP Tactical memorialized the phenomenon with a T-Shirt, fit for wear under your uniform.

Get yours at www.optactical.com/ssdcommentstee.

Spec War Store

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Spec War Store is a small, veteran-owned business in Texas. Like me, Johnny Reid served in both the Army and Air Force, but he started in the Air Force and ended up retiring from the Army, while I made the opposite trek. At any rate, we worked together off and on over the years and both served in various SOF units. He’s a solid guy.

He also has some pretty cool products including metal for your wall like this amazing USAF Grey Beret – Chute, Bolts & Knife (CBK) Wall Display (JR was a SOWT) as well as t-shirts and coming soon, laser engraved leather patches.


Hasbro Presents – GI Joe Cartoons Live on Youtube

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

If you grew up saying “knowing is half the battle” then you’ll appreciate that Hasbro is running full episodes of the GI Joe cartoon series on YouTube.

Freedom Hill Gear Announces ShiftAR Shift Pegs for Harley Davidson Motorcycles

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Gilsum NH – Freedom Hill Gear, a veteran-owned company, is proud to announce the official release of their new ShiftAR® shift pegs for Harley Davidson® motorcycles. The ShiftAR® is a crossover product which replaces the standard shifter pegs with an actual A2 flash hider commonly used on M16, M4, and AR15-type rifles. The patent-pending ShiftAR® uses a custom adapter to thread the flash hider into the Harley shifter, and will accept any other ½ x 28-thread muzzle device for added customization.

Freedom Hill Gear owner Robin Oke explained the inspiration for the ShiftAR®, “A few years back I broke a peg on my Harley – it wasn’t the first time but I wanted it to be the last. While I was working in my garage, I noticed a few old takeoff AR-15 Birdcages laying on the workbench and decided to make those my new pegs. After years of hearing people tell me they wanted a set (and a good buddy kicking me in the ass) I decided to put them into production”.

Oke chose the A2 as a matter of practicality as the closed-bottom of the flash hider puts less wear on the rider’s boot. The use of an original mil-std crush washer allows the rugged flash hider to be properly positioned. “It’s had a tremendous appeal to veterans who want to add a memento of their service to their ride, as well as with supporters of the Second Amendment”, Oke concluded.

The ShiftAR® package includes: (1) ShiftAR® Peg Adapter, CNC Machined Carbon Steel with Black Cerakote finish, (1) Mil-Spec A2 Flash Hider with Nitride finish and (1) Mil-Std crush washer. Available at www.freedomhillgear.com and select Harley Davidson® dealerships.

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

“The Stars and Stripes Forever” is one of my favorite patriotic tunes. My heart always soars when I hear it.

Many do not know that there are actual lyrics to the National March of the United States of America which was composed by the March King himself, John Philip Sousa, on Christmas Day in 1896.

While you’ll often hear, “”Be kind to your web-footed friends, for a duck may be somebody’s mother…” the actual lyrics go like this:

Let martial note in triumph float
And liberty extend its mighty hand
A flag appears ‘mid thunderous cheers,
The banner of the Western land.
The emblem of the brave and true
Its folds protect no tyrant crew;
The red and white and starry blue
Is freedom’s shield and hope.
Let eagle shriek from lofty peak
The never-ending watchword of our land;
Let summer breeze waft through the trees
The echo of the chorus grand.
Sing out for liberty and light,
Sing out for freedom and the right.
Sing out for Union and its might,
O patriotic sons.

Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom’s nation.

Hurrah for the flag of the free.
May it wave as our standard forever
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right.
Let tyrants remember the day
When our fathers with mighty endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray,
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.

May you sing them proudly when you hear it this evening.