SOG team running

Studies and Observation Group

When discussing the Vietnam War or Second Indochina War, there are many elements of the conflict one could cover. From napalm, punji sticks, and landmines to the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Tet Offensive and the Montagnards, the Vietnam War was...

/ 10/27/2018
Dick Marcinko and Harry Humphries

Richard Marcinko and the Seal Team

When it comes to men who went above the beyond the regular call of military duty, by revolutionizing branches of the U.S. Military, Richard Marcinko is one of those men at the top of any list. As noted by NavySeals.com,...

/ 11/09/2018
Roza Shanina

Roza Shanina the unseen terror of East Prussia

Roza Shanina was a Soviet sniper during World War II who was credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius. Shanina volunteered for the military after the death of her brother in 1941 and chose...

/ 10/16/2018
Charles Hazlitt Upham

Charles Hazlitt Upham

Charles Hazlitt Upham, VC & Bar was a New Zealand soldier who earned the Victoria Cross twice during the Second World War; in Crete in May 1941, and at Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt, in July 1942.

/ 10/16/2018

Lieutenant Thomas Norris

In the spring of 1972, an American electronic surveillance plane was shot down over North Vietnam. One crewman survived the crash and narrowly escaped capture. The Air Force launched an unprecedented rescue effort. In five days, 14 people were killed,...

/ 10/14/2018
Having a drink with a German friend

Collaborator girls of WWII

It’s 1942 and the Germans occupy and dominate the vast majority of Europe. They were there, on the scene, and the local men either were not (dead, in prison camps, in hiding) or were greatly diminished in status. Like soldiers...

/ 10/14/2018
The Phoenix Program

The Phoenix Program

The Phoenix Program was a brutal counterinsurgency program run by William Colby, later head of the C.I.A., aimed at weeding out Viet Cong and their sympathizers. According to some sources, more than 25,000 suspected Viet Cong were killed, many of...

/ 10/14/2018
William Hart Pitsenbarger

William Hart Pitsenbarger

United States Air Force Pararescueman who gave his life aiding and defending a unit of soldiers pinned down by an enemy assault in Vietnam. He was initially posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross, which was later upgraded to the Medal...

/ 10/14/2018
Mata Hari

The Naked Spy

When it comes to centuries old, real-life spy thrillers, the story of Mata Hari is one of intrigue, betrayal, and many lovers scorned. According to historical sources, the life of Mata Hari (Indonesian For “Eye of The Day”) was one...

/ 10/11/2018