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This Week in History | 3/29/2020 – 4/4/2020

This Week in History | 3/29/2020 - 4/4/2020

23 March 1775- During the Second Virginia Convention Patrick Henry responds to increasingly oppressive British rule. In his speech he would famously exclaim “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”. After the signing of the Declaration of Independence he would be appointed the…

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The Battle of Takur Ghar

The Battle of Takur Ghar

2 USMC Marine Raiders were killed this Tuesday in Iraq during clearing operations. Please keep their families and friends in your thoughts and prayers. The battle of Takur Ghar is commonly referred to as “Roberts Ridge”, after Navy Seal PO1 Neil C. Roberts, the first casualty of the battle.  Shortly after the beginning of Operation Anaconda, US Navy SEALS…

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This Week in History | 2/23/2020 – 2/29/2020

23 February 1778- Baron Von Steuben joins the American Revolutionary Army at Valley Forge. He is remembered as one of the fathers of the Continental Army and his work, Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, which would serve as the United Staes drill manual until the War of 1812.  …

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Christmas in 1776 for the Continental Army

25 Dec 1776: Patriot General George Washington Crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops. The Patriot forces crossed the river to launch a surprise attack on Hessian (German mercenary) forces located in Trenton, New Jersey. 26 DEC 1776: After crossing the Delaware River Patriot forces fought the Battle of Trenton. The Hessian forces were caught off guard…

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The Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge

What would become the bloodiest battle for the US in WW2 would begin on 16 DEC 1944 in a surprise attack by German forces.  Who: Germany: In total 450,000 troops, along with 1,500 tanks and assault guns took part.  Losses: Estimated between 63,000 to 98,000 troops wounded, killed or captured.Allies: At the peak of the battle 610,000US Soldiers were involved.Losses: 89,000 Soliders…

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The 7 Layers of Army Clothing that Changed the Cold Weather Survival Game for Good

Army ECWCS GEN III System

Since time immemorial soldiers have been braving the worst climates imaginable. Over these many years, governments across the globe have had to balance the lives of these soldiers with the price of their equipment. Thus, the greatest military the earth has ever seen crafted the ECWCS (Extended Cold Weather Clothing System), and it’s third generation…

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Tactical Tailor Pouches are Now Available at Venture Surplus

GI Surplus Tactical Tailor Pouches

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Get your hands on these high quality army surplus molle pouches made by Tactical Tailor. Uncompromising quality for the modern tactical life. Tactical Tailor is widely known for quality, light weight material. ruggedness and dependability. Tactical Tailor Pouches Are: Light Weight Durable Battle Tested and Proven [product_table search_term=”tactical tailor”] Tactical Tailor Pouches Now Available…

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