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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 www.contactairlandandsea.com/museum-of-arrogant-hubris

Art of the Gun Fleece Blankets

Sunday, January 8th, 2023

When I found out my friend Andrea’s fleece blankets were being zucc’d from Facebook because they feature her drawings of guns (Egad!), I felt that I needed to let you know about them.

Art of the Gun’s Etsy store features a variety of her work, including prints and now queen sized fleece blankets like this one, emblazoned with the Winkler Axe and Tan Glock 19X image.

Check out the Etsy shop.

Tattoos of the GWOT Vol II

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

Orders have opened for the second volume of “Tattoos of the GWOT”, a continuation of the visual showcase of some of the best tattooists specializing in military ink.

Limited to 700 copies, once they are gone, they are gone. They are had serialized and the final product will mimic the standard GSA green notebook.

store.fortherecordbook.net/products/vol-ii-1

SCUBAPRO Sunday – Battle of the Bulge small Truce

Sunday, December 25th, 2022

On December 24th, 1944, The Battle of the Bulge had started 8 days before with a massive push by the Germans to split the Allies in half and stop the use of the Belgium port of Antwerp. Many soldiers on both sides had become lost from their units and were looking for a place to stay. Three American Soldiers were lost around the area where the shack was. They saw the light from the small hunting cabin and the smoke from the chimney. They saw their chance to warm up. They knocked on the door and asked if they could come in. The German lady had a small chicken cooking for themselves but invited the Americans in to warm up and for the Christmas meal.  

One of the American Soldiers was wounded, and the lady tried to make him comfortable. There was a language barrier for a time till one of the soldiers found out the lady could speak French as well as German. So, everything was going well, and the Americans were feeling right at home.

Then suddenly there was a knock at the door. The American’s went for their guns. The lady went to the door and answered it. There were four German soldiers who were also lost from their unit, and they asked the lady for shelter. The lady answered them with this, “Yes, you can come in for Christmas dinner, but I have other guests.” One German soldier remarked, “Americana.” She said, “yes, and that this was Christmas, and there would be no killing on this night.” She also told the Germans that they would have to lay down their weapons while they came in. She instructed the Americans to do the same.

There they were all in the room together, soldiers who a little while ago were bent on killing each other. Now, they were in a small room together with no weapons. Everyone could feel the tension in the air. It was very quiet for about ten minutes. Then one American soldier offered the Germans a cigarette. They obliged. One of the Germans who had medical training asked about the wounded American. He then began to help the wounded American and made him as comfortable as he could be.

By the time the meal was ready, the atmosphere was more relaxed. Two of the Germans were only sixteen, their corporal was 23. As Elisabeth said grace, Fritz noticed tears in the soldiers’ eyes, both German and American.

The truce lasted through the night and into the morning. Looking at the Americans’ map, the corporal told them the best way to get back to their lines and provided them with a compass. They asked if they should instead go to Monschau, the corporal shook his head and said it was now in German hands. Elisabeth returned all their weapons, and the enemies shook hands and left in opposite directions. Soon they were all out of sight, and the truce was over.

thechaplainkit.com/2017/12/24/truce-in-the-forest-the-story-of-a-world-war-ii-truce-between-german-american-soldiers-during-the-battle-of-the-bulge

If you are in the Christmas spirit and want to watch a movie about the Battle of the Bugle, I would recommend Battleground. It was written by someone who was in the Battle of the Bugle. It is an all-time classic.

Sorry, I couldn’t find the whole movie. This is the preview.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2022

peace on earth and good will towards men