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Americana: The U.S. Army

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The U.S. Army

Clinton L. Chalkley joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and, following a miserable Atlantic crossing on a troop carrier, attained the rank of...

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History: The Tuskegee Airmen

Posted by on Oct 8, 2010 in History | Comments Off on History: The Tuskegee Airmen

  During World War II, the U.S. military forces were completely segregated. African-Americans who desired to serve their country had...

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Food: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

How many of us survived a part of our lives on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese! It’s so simple to prepare that kids can make it for...

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Person: Edward R. Murrow

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in People | Comments Off on Person: Edward R. Murrow

Had Adolph Hitler not chosen to subjugate England during the blitz of 1939, Edward R. Murrow might be just another forgotten wartime...

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Person: General George S. Patton

Posted by on Jan 3, 2010 in People | 5 comments

General Patton was politically incorrect before the phrase existed. His strong opinions and unorthodox tactics were the reasons why he was...

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Actor: Bob Hope

Posted by on Oct 7, 2009 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Bob Hope

No one has ever done as much to entertain our troops overseas as Bob Hope did. It began normally enough, when Bob was one of many Hollywood...

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Music: Glenn Miller

Posted by on Aug 27, 2009 in Music | 2 comments

I realize with some shame that most of what I know about Glenn Miller comes from the movie The Glenn Miller Story, which starred Jimmy...

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Film: The Best Years of Our Lives

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Film | 1 comment

It’s amazing that this movie was made in 1946. It’s remarkable that the country could face such subject matter so soon...

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Americana: The Greatest Generation

Posted by on May 24, 2009 in Americana | 2 comments

My father was one of millions of American men and women who fought in World War II. He served in North Africa, then advanced through...

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Americana: Jeep

Posted by on Apr 4, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: Jeep

It’s an ugly thing. Even now, with all the innovations brought to the world of SUVs, Jeep is still the ugly stepsister. But they say...

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