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Where have all the cowboys gone? Over at Shot In The Dark, Mitch Berg details the war time exploits of Simo Häyhä. Sniper extrodinaire, with over 500 confirmed kills to his credit in about 100 days. Today would have been his 105th birthday. Happy Birthday Simo!

Dan Cnossen is an amazing young man. Naval Academy Gradute. Seal Team Member. Two deployments in Iraq. One deployment to the Philippines. One deployment to Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, he tripped an IED. He lost both his legs above the knees. He also suffered numerous other injuries. Surgeries are a frequent occurrence for him. And will […]

Matt Burden at BlackFive is running for office: For more than 20 years, I’ve served my country, fighting to protect and preserve the American freedoms, rights, and values that make this country great, first as an Airborne Soldier – and then as one of the leaders of the Internet political revolution that has held arrogant […]

That he was. Sacramento County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Mitchell lived across the street from us for just a few years. He and his wife Crystal moved closer into the heart of El Dorado Hills and I never saw him again. He worked evenings, so our encounters were always limited. In 2003, our home was broken […]

Happy Birthday Ken!

14, Aug 2009

My younger brother Ken celebrates his birthday today. We are only 18 months apart, so as Forrest Gump put it so eloquently, we grew up like peas & carrots. The remarkable thing about my brother is how when we were younger, we were interested in so many different things, but later, we ended up interested […]

I remember reading about J.R. Salzman before he was injured in Iraq in 2006. The Six Time Logrolling Champion went to Iraq, spurred on by what we all saw on September 11, 2001, determined to make a difference. And he did. I found his story inspirational, and it made me grateful that such young men […]