June 8: Ode to Leaders and Losers

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Volunteer spirit:

 Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State. This is due to the record number of Tennesseans fighters the state provided during both the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.

On June 8 1861, the state of Tennessee voted to join the Confederacy. True to their tradition, the men from Tennessee provided more troops for the Confederacy than any other state and more volunteers for the Union than any southern state. [Read more…]


June 7: History Straight Up with A Karmic Twist

U.S. Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless dive bombers from the USS Hornet mid attack on the burning Japanese cruiser MikumaVeni, Vidi, Ouch: A fitting motto for Japanese Navy after the Battle of Midway. The Japanese tried to eliminate the American naval threat with another surprise attack. Their plan backfired. On June 7 the Japanese withdrew after heavy losses. It was the turning point of the WWII in Pacific.


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June 6: Hot Trivia Heads Up

Serious topics of  military interest served up with a light touch

In The Swim:

On the set of The Longest Day, the extras refused initially to jump from the Landing Craft Personnel boats. Their reason: the water was too cold. Luckily, Robert Mitchum led by example and the extras followed him. [Read more…]