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Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

I want to thank you for being a friend. As every year, I’ll tip back a pint this evening in memory of all the ANZAC troops, from World War One’s Battle of Gallipoli to the battle fought today. I’ll think of friends in both the Australian and New Zealand militaries and good times deployed to bad places.

Casca – The Eternal Mercenary

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023

We first mentioned the Casca series in 2013 and we like to bring the Casca books up every once in awhile because they were such a big part of growing up in the early 80s. Plus, every time we bring it up, a few new readers discover the series for themselves. The bug has even bitten me a second time. I recently began experiencing the series a second time through Audible.

Titular character of the Casca series of books was was the legendary Roman Legionary Casca Rufio Longinus who drove the lance into the side of Christ to relieve his suffering while he was crucified on the cross on Golgotha. His action resulted in Jesus transforming him into an immortal mercenary who must fight from conflict to conflict, until the second coming. The first novel featured some exciting stuff, and as a kid, I couldn’t put it down. It’s amazing to believe that the series ultimately spawned 56 volumes.

Did you devour this book like I did? If so, did you know that the Casca images by artist Darrel Millsap on the cover of every title were based on this photo of author Barry Sadler?


And, did you know that same Special Forces Veteran Barry Sadler also wrote and performed the song “The Ballad of the Green Berets” which hit Number 1 on the charts in the Spring of 1966? If you’ve ever served at Ft Bragg, you’ve heard that diddy a time or two.


Although Sadler passed away in 1989 of complications following a gun shot wound, the Casca-series of books carried on and still boasts a website dedicated to the series.

We recently git ahold of some additional photos of Sadler, wearing his signature M43 field cap and posing beside his vintage Schwimwagen.

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Do Not Forget to Hydrate. That Is All.

Monday, March 27th, 2023

5th Group sends…

Tasmanian Tiger Introduces the TT Patch Album for Easy Storage and Display

Saturday, March 18th, 2023

With six hook & loop double-sided fabric pages, never lose or misplace a patch again.

Knoxville, Tenn. (March 2023) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., is pleased to introduce the TT Patch Album. The stylish and functional album is designed to store and showcase patches collected by tactical operators, outdoor enthusiasts, and collectors alike.

“We are thrilled to offer our customers the TT Patch Album,” commented Richard Lewis, President and CEO of Proforce Equipment, Inc. “It provides a convenient and organized way to store and display patches that represent their experiences and accomplishments.”

The TT Patch Album is a three-ring fabric-covered hard binder with elastic cord style closure featuring an embroidered Tasmanian Tiger logo on the front cover with a 10 x 4 hook & loop for a large patch. The inside cover has a 10.75 x 4 in. loop for a patch, three pen pockets, and a 7 x 5 in. clear pocket for additional storage. The interior includes six hook & loop double-sided fabric pages with three-ring grommets to securely attach patches. The album also features a two-inch covered spine with a top O-ring for hanging.

“Whether you’re a tactical operator, outdoor enthusiast, or collector, the TT Patch Album is a great way to showcase your collection and keep it organized,” added Lewis.

The TT Patch Album weighs 1.98 lbs. and measures 11 x 12.5 x 2 in. It is made from Cordura® 700 denier and is available in Black for an MSRP of $64.95.

The TT Patch Album is now available for purchase through TT authorized dealers.

Click to see Vol. 3 of the Tasmanian Tiger digital catalog here. Find a local dealer here for any of the exciting Tasmanian Tiger products.

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Ask SSD: “Where Can I Get A KCRF Patch?”

Sunday, March 5th, 2023

Short answer to this one. These days, the only way is to purchase one from my friend Dave at Mojo Tactical in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since most people don’t make it go Honolulu regularly, he offers them in multiple colors via web sales.

It’s Still Fort Bragg To Me

Sunday, February 26th, 2023

Sure, the Army announced that Fort Bragg will now be called Fort Liberty, but it will always be Bragg to me.

We’ve All Been There

Sunday, February 19th, 2023

Museum of Arrogant Hubris

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Australia’s Contact magazine maintains a virtual collection of banned unit symbols called the Museum of Arrogant Hubris.

Visit the museum at